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Diary 2020

Marise Gaughan
Marise Gaughan

Diary Listing of Events

COVID-19 Update:

Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland is aware of the current COVID-19 outbreak and we are continuing to monitor the situation. At this time, most scheduled festival events are going ahead as planned, and if for any reason this will have to change, we will notify via our mailing list, Facebook and this diary page.

2020 events are being put in place right now so lookout for new listings coming soon. For now here are a few to whet your appetite.

Friday 13 March

7.30 Irish Set Dancing: Free Taster Session. Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace. Please book a place on 0790 020 6933. Free event.

8.30 Comedy: The Stand Friday Show hosted by Raymond Mearns, with Dublin-based Marise Gaughan and headliner John LynnStand Comedy Club, York Place. Doors 6.30. Tickets link.

9.00 Music Session: Traditional Scottish/Irish music with the Sessioneers!
Sandy Bell's, Forrest Road. Free event.

Saturday 14 March

3.00 World Music Session: With Irishman Sean Paul Newman. Lots of Irish music and song! Dalriada Bar, 77 Promenade, Portobello. Free Event.

8.30 Comedy: Comedy night at the Dalriada Bar'4 stand up comedians, including Dublin-based Michael Redmond and Patrick Monahan. 77 Promenade, Portobello—the bar on the beach! Free Event.     

8.30 Comedy: The Stand Saturday Show hosted by Raymond Mearns, with Dublin-based Marise Gaughan and headliner John LynnStand Comedy Club, York Place. Doors 6.30. Tickets link.


Sunday 15 March

3.00 Pageant Day: A great family day out! Parade on Portobello Promenade with Pipe Band, Irish Dancers, Stilt Walkers and more! Other activities on the day include Face-Painting, Genealogy, Puppet Show and special food. Dalriada Bar, 77 Promenade, Portobello. Free Event.

3.00 The Now Famous Sunday Afternoon Session: with Sean Paul Newman. Lots of Irish music! Dalriada Bar, 77 Promenade, Portobello. Free Event.     

Tuesday 17 March

12.30 Special Mass for St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s RC Church, Cowgate.

2.00 Cafe Ceilidh: Join Scots Music Group for an afternoon of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Ireland's patron Saint. Free entry. StorytellingCentre, High Street. Free Event. 'EVENT CANCELLED'

6.00 Family Ceilidh: St Patrick's Day Ceilidh, suitable for all ages, with a buffet, ceilidh dancing, fiddle music and Irish Dance display. Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street. Enquiries to Anne on 07910 874204. Tickets £7 adult, £5 children. 'EVENT CANCELLED'

Wednesday 18 March

7.00 Talk: ‘Living in an Armed Patriarchy’ Author Lynda Walker from Belfast Trades Council, speaks on her new book, on community life in Belfast from the 1960s to early 1980s. Augustine Centre, 41 George IV Bridge. Free event. EVENT CANCELLED.

7.30 Concert: Legends of Irish music and song 'The Fureys' are appearing at The Brunton Hall in Musselburgh. A night not to be missed! Tickets from £22. Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh. Tickets link.

8.00 Edinburgh Folk Club: St Patrick’s Night with Ellen and Kevin Mitchell. Derry-born Kevin and Ellen from Glasgow sings traditional songs. Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace. EVENT CANCELLED.

Friday 20 March

7.30 Irish Set Dancing: Free Taster Session. Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace. Book a place on 0790 020 6933. Free event. EVENT CANCELLED.

9.00 Music Session: Traditional Scottish/Irish music with the Sessioneers!
Sandy Bell's, Forrest Road. Free event. EVENT CANCELLED

Saturday 21 March

7.00 St Patrick’s Day Charity Ball with live music, food and drink! Sheraton Grand Hotel, Lothian Road. http://www.stpatricksdayball.org/ 'EVENT CANCELLED'


Saturday 28 March

6.00 Irish Dance & Music Spectacular: ‘Decadence - An indulgent celebration of ten years of our full-house Irish music and dance concert’ with SiamsoirIrishDancersThis year we will welcome our warm-up act Folkin Shenanigans to the stage to get the party started.
Jam House, Queen Street. EVENT CANCELLED