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How a techno piper reinvented Scotland's Bothy Culture

Meet Scotland's ultimate folk revival album, its new orchestral sound, and the man who started it all, Martyn Bennett.

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Full Details Announced for Lau-Land at Edinburgh International Festival

Daytime sessions celebrate the fans, community groups, and teachers who keep folk traditions alive before an evening of performances from Lau's collaborators.

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2018 Playlist #16

This week, listen to music from this year's programme selected by the International Festival staff.

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World Music Day 2018

We pick out some gems from our music programme and show how you could get involved in our opening event.

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Glasgow's Numbers announce full line up for International Festival Event

SOPHIE, Lanark Artefax, Spencer and Sofay join the line up for Numbers at Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

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2018 Playlist #12

From folk-infused classical music to avant-garde Egyptian electronica, sample the folk and Celtic music throughout this year's programme.

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Lau-Land at the International Festival

​A taste of what to expect at a special International Festival Lau-Land curated by Scottish band Lau.

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Quiz: How well do you know the 2018 International Festival programme?

Are you ready to test your trivia knowledge?

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2018 Playlist #10

Join the buzz in Leith with this new playlist celebrating the music appearing at Hidden Door, one of our collaborators for Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

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Lit out loud - spoken word in the programme

It takes more than one language to put on the International Festival, and more than one way of speaking it. Get to know the performance poetry that has inspired parts of the programme this August.

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2018 Playlist #09

Get to know the musical versatility and emotional depth of John Grant's songwriting in our new playlist.

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2018 Playlist #07

Sample the broad spectrum of Scotland's contemporary music scene and its impact on the global stage with our new Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside playlist.

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