Scots folk meet Greek folk

Scots Folk Meet Greek Folk: Music for Greece’s Bicentenary

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 19:30–21:30

  • St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG
  • Open to all (spaces limited: reserve online)
  • Tickets £8 (full price), £4 (concession)


  • Scottish traditional music group The Whistlebinkies
  • Greek traditional music duo Ioannis Konstas and Petros Tsaftaridis
  • Violist Jane Atkins, accompanied on piano by Tom Wilkinson
  • Poetry readings by Roderick Beaton, The University of Edinburgh’s 2021 A. G. Leventis Visiting Professor in Greek

This unique concert brings together traditional Scottish and Greek music, classical music, and poetry readings to mark two hundred years since the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821. It forms the culmination of the University’s many initiatives exploring Scottish–Hellenic connections in this bicentenary year, celebrating the opening of the new exhibition ‘Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821–2021‘ and welcoming delegates of the 12th Biennial Leventis Conference. St Cecilia’s Hall, established in 1763 and Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall, offers an elegant backdrop to the concert.

For further information about the University’s initiatives to mark the bicentenary, please visit