18th CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL
Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November 2019

A Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Hamish Henderson

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hamish Henderson's birth.

OPENING CONCERT
Friday 8 November 8pm to 10:30pm (approx)

St Bride's Centre, Orwell Terrace EH11 2DZ
This event features MALINKY, RAB NOAKES and SANGSTREAM CHOIR
A great line-up to kick off this modestly small yet important festival.
To get your ticket click here.









ANNUAL LECTURE
Saturday 9 November noon to 1:30pm

Scottish Stoytelling Centre, High Street EH1 1SR
This year's lecturer is Janet Henderson, one of Hamish Henderson's daughters. As usual there'll be a song or two from Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre. If you haven't got your free ticket yet for this event make sure you get one soon. The venue - the theatre at the Scottish Stoytelling Centre - has 100 seats. At the time of writing, (Wed 9 Oct) there were about 45 tickets left.
Click here to go to the STC box office (the only source of these tickets).

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
Saturday 9 November 2pm to 4pm
Scottish Stoytelling Centre, High Street EH1 1SR
This event which follows the lecture is being led by songwriter FINDLAY NAPIER who gave us such a good show in Nov 2018 at the club. Findlay is an excellent and renowned tutor who founded and now runs the annual Glasgow Songwriting Festival in August.
To book a place on this workshop click here - Booking essential. Only 15 tickets available.

SPECIAL CONCERT
Saturday 9 November 8pm to 10:30pm (approx)
Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace EH7 5AB
This event features FINDLAY NAPIER, BETH MALCOLM and LEWIS McLAUGHLIN so songwriting is well to the fore.

Beth Malcolm won this year's EFC annual songwriting competition back in the summer and happens to be the daughter of Jim and Susie Malcolm, so a no' bad pedigree.

Lewis McLaughlin, is a songwriter, musician and son of Frank McLaughlin who is not unknown to EFC. Lewis attended Edinburgh's Broughton High School's Music School and then went on to Plockton before going on the road around Scot;land and in Europe. He's a pretty dab hand with a sound desk as well!

TRADITIONAL SESSION
Sunday 10 November 3pm-6pm

The Canon's Gait pub (lower bar), 232 Canongate EH8 8DQ
TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch joins with the regular monthly Traditional Song and Tunes session for the annual Carrying Streams Festival session. All are welcome to sing or play (or both).
Click here to see the Facebook page for TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch for updates or click here for information about the dates & times of Traditional Song and Tunes sessions year round.  

FESTIVAL CEILIDH
Sunday 10 November 8pm-10:30pm(ish) ...

Ukrainian Community Centre (basement bar), 14 Royal Terrace EH7 5AB
This ever-popular acoustic (ie. no PA) event hosted by the excellent MARGARET BENNETT (pic left) is the all-singing or/and playing non-dancing version of, "a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit" (wikipedia). Bring yourselves, voices, instruments and enjoy a very relaxed way to end the weekend.
Tickets - £5.00 at the door to the basement bar from 7:30pm. Free entry for performers .

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The CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL is organised annually in November by the Edinburgh Folk Club to celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish folklorist and writer Hamish Henderson pictured here with Jeannie Robertson.