Cultural contribution of immigrants to Scotland to be celebrated at Tradfest music festival

16 Mar 2022


Come All Ye, a specially-commissioned event being staged as part of the annual “Tradfest,” will celebrate the different styles of world music – and different nationalities, languages and sounds – which can be found around modern-day Scotland.

Staged at the Traverse Theatre on 2 May, The Come All Ye concert will feature Syrian/Kurdish oud player and singer Adnan Shamdin, African-Scottish kalimba player, guitarist and singer Clare Robertson, Hungarian fiddler Jani Lang, Jamaican singer Brina, Indian classical musician and tabla player Hardeep Deerne and Alexander himself on piano and accordion.

The show will feature a mix of newly-composed material by British-Jewish musician Phil Alexander, as well as music drawn from the traditions of performers who have chosen to make Scotland their home.

The show is a centrepiece of this year’s Tradfest programme, which will also feature a concert curated by a new group bringing together queer folk musicians in Scotland and a talk addressing issues around gender inequality in traditional music.

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