International Celtic Festivals

In 2017 Scotland will be Country of Honour at two major traditional music festivals, in France and Germany. Find out more below about these festivals, Scotland’s vibrant Celtic music culture and the Gaelic language that inspires it.

Lorient Festival

The annual Lorient Interceltique Festival, which is now in its 47th year, is dedicated to showcasing the cultural traditions of Celtic nations around the world....

Rudolstadt Festival

The Rudolstadt Roots Folk Weltmusik Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Germany. This year, Scotland was chosen as the showcase country....

The Gaelic Language: Past and Present

The Gaelic language has been part of the Scottish consciousness for centuries. Recently, it's been enjoying a 'Renaissance' through the mediums of folklore,...

Celtic Musical Instruments

Whether it’s the airy rasp of the wooden flute or the high-pitched skirl of the bagpipes, Celtic music is best known by its instruments....

Summer Festivals

Our festivals map highlights a snapshot of events happening all across Scotland this summer....

Festival Partners

A list of the partners involved in promoting Scotland's presence at Lorient and Rudolstadt music festivals...

Lorient Festival: Artist Spotlight

Shining a spotlight on some of the Scottish artists performing at Lorient Interceltic Festival 2017...

Lorient Festival Programme (Scotland Pavilion)

Friday 4th August (7pm – 2:30am) Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach Mischa MacPherson Trio Elephant Sessions Fara Ceilidh Dance with Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail...

Lorient Festival Programme (Other Venues)

Saturday 5th August 11:00am Venue: Galerie du Faouëdic Official opening of the Scottish Exhibition in the featuring the Prestonpans Tapestry 11:00am Venue:...