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Carrying Stream Festival

The 9th Carrying Stream Festival: 3rd - 13th November 2010

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 - 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.
Here's this year's programme:

3 Nov Bellevue Rendezvous Pleasance Cabaret Bar 8pm
Tickets £8/7/6

4 Nov Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace
Tickets £15/£13 concessions / £10 members

5 Nov Jim King, Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan
Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre - CD-launch 'Where Ravens Reel'
7.30 pm start (doors at 7 pm) Tickets £10/8/6

6 Nov Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood, Robbie O’Connell & Dan Milner

7 Nov Robbie O'Connell, Illustrated Talk about Liam Clancy (1935-2009)
3pm Pleasance Cabaret Bar (£5)
7 Nov Margaret Bennett, Janet Russell, Whirlypit

10 Nov Mick West Band

11 Nov Scottish Storytelling Centre
6 pm Book Launch ‘Borne on the Carrying Stream’ free
7.30 pm Homage to Hamish
Music, Song, Storytelling and Poetry with Nancy Nicolson, Gareth Davies-Jones, Lucy Pringle & Chris Wright,, Tom Hubbard, and David Campbell.

13 Nov Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture
Sheila Stewart: ‘Hamish Among the Travellers’

Tickets (except for Storytelling Centre event) - from Edinburgh Folk Club (every Wednesday at the Pleasance) and from Coda Music on the Mound, also from Paddy Bort (0131 6502458) and

SPECIAL OFFER: For the Frid, Sat, and Sunday Pleasance events
£25(non members), £20 (concession), £15 (members) will get you into all three of these concerts if you purchase these together

The Carrying Stream :
Jim King

Tomorrow night, can't wait...

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