14 th Carrying Stream Festival – A Celebration of Live & Legacy of Hamish Henderson
‘Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) is often referred to as the ‘father of the Scottish folk revival’. Since the year of his death, Edinburgh Folk Club has kept the memory of this remarkable man alive in an annual festival dedicated to his life and legacy.
But the Carrying Stream Festival is not just a shrine to the great folklorist, song collector, poet and songwriter, political activist and convener of inspired colloquia in Sandy Bell’s – it is a Festival in the spirit of Hamish Henderson: celebrating traditional music, song, storytelling and poetry in all their historical and contemporary contexts, presenting established tradition bearers alongside international acts and up-and-coming talents. It is looking backward and forward, is part of the carrying stream of the folk tradition.
The Carrying Stream Festival is held in November to coincide with Hamish Henderson’s birthday on 11 November’
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Programme of events :-
Wed 4 –Paddy Callaghan Trio– Pleasance Cabaret Bar 8pm
Thurs 5 Joe Hill – The Man Who Never Died – 7pm Scottish Storytelling Center
Fri 6 – Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe – 8pm Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sat 7 – Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture – Raymond Ross, “ Hamish Henderson:Different Gods and Quite a Few Heroes”
12:30 pm Lothian Chambers 59 – 63 Goerge 1V Bridge
Sat 7 – Tony McManus – 8pm Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sun 8 – ‘Western Song’ – A Presentation by Sarah Gray & Kieron Means & The Kirsty Law Band
Mon 9 – Unveiling of Hamish Henderson Bust 8pm Sany Bell’s Forrest Road
Tues 10 TMSA Singing Session – 8pm Royal Oak – Downstairs Lounge
Wed 11 – Barluath Tickets at door / in advance from Coda / From Paddy Bort firstname.lastname@example.org