A Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Hamish Henderson
Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) is often referred to as the ‘father of the Scottish folk revival’. Since the year of his death, Edinburgh Folk Club has kept the memory of this remarkable man alive in an annual festival dedicated to his life and legacy.|
But the Carrying Stream Festival is not just a shrine to the great folklorist, song collector, poet and songwriter, political activist and convener of inspired colloquia in Sandy Bell’s – it is a Festival in the spirit of Hamish Henderson: celebrating traditional music, song, storytelling and poetry in all their historical and contemporary contexts, presenting established tradition bearers alongside international acts and up-and-coming talents. It is looking backward and forward, is part of the carrying stream of the folk tradition.
The Carrying Stream Festival is held in November to coincide with Hamish Henderson’s birthday on 11 November.
Read Jim Gilchrist's article in the Scotsman on the Carrying Stream Festival
The 10th Carrying Stream Festival took place on 9-13 November 2011
The 8th Carrying Stream Festival took place from 4 - 11 November 2009