Northern Streams 20-22 April

20 apr 2018, 19.00

Brings together Nordic & Scottish music, song & dance – and is heavily featuring Swedish culture through Peter Puma Hedlund – a ‘Riksspelman’ nyckelharpa player and the V-Dala Spelmanslag group from Uppsala University.

Friday 20 April: Evening Concert @ 7.30-10.00pm Tickets: £12/10

Fika Collective (Scotland/Sweden)

Blending Nordic and Scottish music, The Fika Collective is a newly-formed Glasgow-based group of fiddlers - Lachlan Munro (hardanger fiddle); Libby McGugan (fiddle); Malcolm Bushby (fiddler, bouzouki player and singer) with guitarist, Callum Forsyth (who has a Swedish grandmother!)

V-Dala Spelmanslag (Sweden)

Founded in 1961 V-Dala Spelmanslag is the longest running student folk ensemble in Sweden and they are famous for their award-winning (3 times student world champions) joyful and energetic playing style. 

Sat 21 April: Northern Streams Workshops Tickets: £8/6 per workshop.

Choose 1 of the 2 options per time slot (Children aged 9+ are able to attend workshops, as long as they are at the level specified and accompanied by an adult):


1. North East Scottish Songs (Shona Donaldson): For all, including beginners OR 

2. Swedish Tunes (Peter Puma Hedlund): For all melody instruments – Intermediate level upwards.


1. Swedish Songs (V-Dala Spelmanslag): No prior knowledge of Swedish required. For all including beginner OR

2. Scottish Tunes (Paul Anderson): For all melody instruments – Intermediate level upwards.


1. Swedish Dances (V-Dala Spelmanslag): Learn the dances we’ll be dancing in the evening. For all including beginners OR

2. Scandinavian Tunes & accompaniment (Fika Collective): Learn how Scandinavian musicians accompany their tunes using melody lines. For all melody and chord playing instruments – Intermediate level upwards.


Sharing Session with all invited guest performers and participants to get a chance to share what they have learnt from the workshops and performances. (Free with any workshop or concert ticket).

Sat 21 April: Evening Concert & Ceilidh @ 7.30-11.00pm Tickets: £12/10

Peter Puma Hedlund (Sweden), Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson (Scotland)

A trio made up of a ‘Riksspelman– Fiddler of the Realm’nyckelharpa player from Sweden, one of Scotland’s top fiddlers and winner of the Scots Singer of the Year & fine fiddler – can only mean an amazing exchange of cultural delights.

The Northern Streams Ceilidh Band (Scotland/Sweden)

Created from our Festival guest musicians, the Northern Streams Ceilidh Band, will be giving you the opportunity to try out Scottish and Swedish dances - which will be called/demonstrated - during the extended second half of our concert or you can just sit and listen to the Nordic & Scottish sounds!

Sun 22 April: Afternoon Session @ 2.00-4.00pm Free and open to all to take part or come along and listen at the Grassmarket Centre cafe - which will be open. We will be welcoming members of the Grassmarket Music Groups to give us a wee taste of their repertoire!

Bonus extra! Aberdeenshire Concert on Friday 27 April, 7.30pm, MacRobert Hall, The Square, Tarland AB34 4YL – with Peter Puma Hedlund, Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson – Tickets £12 (cannot be counted as part of the Northern Streams Festival Weekend Ticket). Booking details on

Tickets for Northern Streams 2018 events are now available…

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In person from the Brown Paper Tickets Edinburgh office currently at 4 Miller Row, Edinburgh EH4 3BQ: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

More info on facebook.

Senast uppdaterad 13 apr 2018, 14.59