2020 Festival Dates
1 – 6 July: Choral Stream
8 – 13 July: Instrumental Stream
2021 Festival Dates
30 June – 5 July: Choral Stream
7 – 12 July: Instrumental Stream
“Céad Míle Fáilte – One Hundred Thousand Welcomes”
to you to the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival, a 5-day celebration of music and culture from the 4 corners of the world! We are proud to bring your ensemble to Scotland to experience all that the country has to offer, whilst performing to enthusiastic audiences. Not only will you perform with other festival participants, but alongside musicians and singers from Scotland’s rich musical tapestry.
During your time you will glimpse some of what Scotland has to offer including Edinburgh, the stirring capital of Scotland; Glasgow, Scotland’s City of Style; The Highlands, famed the world over for its majesty and splendour; and Stirling with stories of battles fought by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. You might have the unique opportunity to play in Scotland’s most captivating castle grounds, charming market towns, remarkable theatres and historic churches. The Festival aims to encourage musical innovation amongst performers; with the emphasis being on the worldwide love for music as a foundation for international relationships. We also believe in the importance of cross-cultural experiences through our universally-shared love for music, and look to enrich Scotland’s culture through injecting a fresh wave of international talent into Scotland’s already world class musical heritage.
We are so glad to have you with us, and when the time comes to leave….
Haste Ye Back.
JULY 2020 FESTIVAL ITINERARY
Wednesday, July 1 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in. Opening Ceremony Gala at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!
Thursday, July 2 – Performance at St Giles’ Cathedral and sight seeing Edinburgh.
Friday, July 3 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent
Saturday, July 4 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle. Evening performance in Stirling area
Sunday, July 5th – The Final Gala Concert at the Glasgow City Halls followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!
Monday, July 6th – Depart
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Wednesday, July 8 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in. Opening Ceremony at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!
Thursday, July 9 – Opening Gala Concert – Glasgow City Halls
Friday, July 10 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent
Saturday, July 11 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle. Evening performance TBA
Sunday, July 12th – The Final Gala Concert at the Edinburgh Usher Hall followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!
Monday, July 13th – Depart
⎯⎯ Subject to change ⎯⎯
Festival participants will be housed at Chancellor Court, University of Edinburgh. Situated within Pollock Halls and at the base of the impressive Arthur’s Seat, one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks and a local favourite for hiking, the accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh’s central area. All rooms are en-suite and residents have access to the newly developed common rooms on all floors.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
There are options to extend your time in Scotland, with additional nights either before or after the festival. We encourage you to further explore this beautiful country, whilst experiencing bespoke performance and/or workshop opportunities.
WHAT THE FESTIVAL PROVIDES
• 5 nights accommodation at Chancellor’s Court, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. Cost is based on two people sharing a room. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
• Deluxe motor coaching as per festival itinerary
• 3 meals per day (B/L/D).
• Performances as per Festival Itinerary
• Special events as per Festival Itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees to attractions as per Festival Itinerary
• Any workshop or guest clinician fees
• Every ensemble will be provided with a dedicated festival escort
We can provide you the estimated costs per person, for the festival, based on your group size and accommodation configurations. Please contact us for more information.