Folk dance festival returns to Falkland

Dunedin International Folk Festival at Falkland Palace
Dunedin International Folk Festival at Falkland Palace
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Folk dancers from Scotland, France, Italy and Germany will be putting on a dazzling afternoon dance display in colourful national costumes on the lawns at Falkland Palace this weekend.

The National Trust for Scotland property is hosting the Edinburgh Dunedin Dancers’ 23rd International Folk Dance Festival and their European counterparts on Sunday for a colourful and lively display.

It is a privilege to see these dancers here in the beautiful setting of the palace gardens – a real treat

Wendy Purvis

The event will see the performers showcasing a wide variety of traditional dances, costumes, music and song.

Wendy Purvis, property manager at the palace, said: “This is a very popular fixture at Falkland and we are delighted to be welcoming these talented performers from so far afield.

“It is a privilege to see these dancers here in the beautiful setting of the palace gardens – a real treat.”

The Dunedin Dancers organise the international folk festival every two years and invite European dancers to take part.

The festival is based in Edinburgh, where participants learn each other’s dances and join in social activities, before performances take place at venues around Scotland, including Falkland Palace.

The event runs in the grounds of Falkland Palace from 2.30pm to 4pm this Sunday and it is included in the normal entry ticket price to the gardens.

For further information about the event, call 0844 4932186 or email falklandpalacegarden@nts.org.uk.