Beltane Fire Festival has its roots in Scottish/Celtic tradition, so we’re extremely excited and very proud to be a partner event in TradFest 2013. Hosted by our good friends at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, TradFest runs from 24th April until 6th May 2013, bringing Scotland’s arts of tradition into the heart of the capital city, offering something for residents and visitors, old and young, artists and audiences, professionals and community activists – and all of them together. Many venues, organisations and individuals have been involved in curating events which take place in Teviot Row House, The Pleasance, Queens Hall, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Dance Base, Greyfriars Kirk, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, Portobello Promenade and many other locations.
For over twelve days the city will be a hive of music, song, storytelling, dance, crafts, folk drama and environmental celebrations for Mayday/Beltane. Falling at the traditional start of summer, TradFest heralds a seasonal wave of festivals across Scotland reaching through to the autumn.