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2024 Festival Dates

June 12th - 16th, 2024

“Céad Míle Fáilte – One Hundred Thousand Welcomes” 

to you to the Scottish American Festival 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 concert halls and historic churches. We believe in the importance of cross-cultural experiences and that is why we often invite complimentary local performance groups to share the stage in some collaborative performances.

We are so glad to have you with us, and when the time comes to leave…

Haste Ye Back.


The foundation of the Scottish American Festival program is a combination of individual, shared and gala performances. Surrounding these activities is an exciting variety of sightseeing opportunities and cultural exchange through social activities with your fellow participants. Our commitment to customization; number of performances, type of venue, and workshop opportunities form the heart of our promise to deliver a memorable experience for all our festival participants.  Your group may want to add some additional days (before or after the festival) while you are in Scotland.  We can definitely accommodate these kinds of requests.

Basic 2024 Sample Itinerary Highlights:

Tuesday, June 11th – Groups arrive. Check in.  Possible sightseeing.  Dinner.  Rest!

Wednesday, June 12th – Performance in Edinburg – St. Giles’ Cathedral or other complimentary venue.  Tour and boat ride to Loch Lomond with photo op at the Kelpies.

Thursday, June 13th – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle or in the Trossachs.  Joint rehearsal of the collaborative joint pieces in the evening with all the groups.

Friday, June 14th – Guided City Tour by bus of Edinburgh with free time to explore the Royal Mile.  Evening performance at Greyfriars Kirk with other festival participants.

Saturday, June 15th – Visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and explore Culzean Castle.  Performance at Callander Kirk.

Sunday, June 16th – The Final Gala Concert at the famous Glasgow Halls followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!

Monday, June 17th – Depart Scotland for home.

 ⎯⎯ Subject to change ⎯⎯


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Festival Locations


There are many varied types of festival accommodation that can be arranged: from university dorm type rooms to 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation in the area.  Depending on the budget and preferences your team can decide what would be the best fit for your group.

One possible location for accommodation is 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.

Other possible hotel accommodations:


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.


• Accommodation at different levels based on budget and preferences. 

• Deluxe motor coaching as per festival itinerary

• 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.

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