Welcome to the 26th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival presenting folk dance and music from Belgium, Spain & Scotland. An exciting opportunity to see different cultural styles of dance, music & costume all in one place in various locations in Edinburgh and Stirling.
The festival is organised by Dunedin Dancers, in association with Edinburgh University New Scotland Country Dance Society. Dunedin Dancers was formed in 1970 by members of New Scotland who wanted to return the favour to groups they had visited at Folk Festivals around Europe. The first Dunedin Festival was held in 1971, and has been held every two years since (with the exception in 2021 which was cancelled by Covid), hosting two to three visiting groups each time. 2023 is the 26th Dunedin Folk Dance Festival. The two Scottish groups come together to perform Scottish Country Dance, Highland and Scottish stepdance (hard shoe), to music played primarily on the fiddle, accordion and bagpipes. For more information about all our activities, including this festival, phone 0795 191 8366 or visit our websites: www.dunedindancers.org.uk; www.eunscds.com