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The Persian Celtic Fusion
Date: Friday 1st March 2019
Entry: By invitation only

This event is part of the festival Opening Ceremony and is by invitation only for the Iranian community, artist and sponsors taking part in the festival. Please contact us if you are interested to attend: info@ediranfest.co.uk

To celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival we will have a bespoke musical performance from four wonderful musicians who live in Scotland. Ali Rahmani on the Tombak and Daf, Nick Jenkins on the fiddle with two singer songwriters, Farzane Zamen and Lorraine McCauley.

Music for Wellness Drumming Workshop
Date: Wednesday 6th of March 2019 
Time: 28:00 – 19:00  
Venue: Google Digital Garage, 42 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT
Entry: FREE but you need to book via eventbrite
Box Office: Click here to book.

Global Bagpipes
Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019 
Time: 11:30–11:50 & 12:30–12:50 
Venue: The National Museum of Scotland (Grand Gallery) Chambers St, EH1 1JF
Entry: FREE (Drop-in)

Iran and Scotland both share the bagpipe instrument, with deep roots in their cultures. This performance highlights the surprising similarities and the many different styles and traditions. The Iranian band Lian, all the way from the Persian Golf, will be performing at the Grand Gallery with Scottish counter parts.

Scottish and Iranian dancers will also join this unique collaborative performance. See our Theature & Dance page for more details.

Lian Band

Lian Band was established in 1993 and is lead by the master of ney-anban Mohsen Sharifian. Their aim has been to preserve and promote the music of Bushehr and also find innovative ways to give new life to the music while still respecting its traditional framework.



Stockbridge Pipe Band

We would also like to thank the Stockbridge Pipe band for their help in organising this event.

This event has been organised in partnership with the Iran Art Research

Persian Patterns Face Painting
Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Time: 12:00-13:30  
Venue:: The National Museum of Scotland (West end of the Grand Gallery) Chambers St, EH1 1JF
Entry: FREE (Drop-in)

Kids can enjoy Persian patterns face painting at the National Museum. Find out more about the patterns and what they mean.

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