Culture Trail


Join us for a unique snapshot of contemporary Scottish culture, moving from one venue to another during an evening of discovery and entertainment that will take in sights, sounds, visuals and experiences reflecting the best in Scottish arts and culture all staged in incredible venues and spaces across both the Old and New Towns.

Starting in a designated venue (allocated to you before the event!) take in as many venues as you can throughout the evening, enjoying Scottish musicians, artists and spoken word all of whom are reflecting and responding to themes within Rabbie Burns’ work.

Culture Trail tickets are priced £25.00 (Inc. booking fee)* and allow participants to explore all 8 venues throughout the night. A limited number of tickets are available for to access specific venues only.

*If you can’t commit to a full night of events, you can now purchase separate stand alone gig tickets to a handful of Culture Trail gigs for £11 (incl booking fee)




Culture Trail ticket holders are given a start destination (this will be one of the venues on the Trail) via email on the 25 January, you will be asked to begin your Culture Trail journey at 6:30pm.

Once at your start destination you will be given a map and information on the remaining venues. Performers and venues hosts will be on hand to direct you to the remaining destinations and answer any questions you may have.

Each venue has a rolling programme designed for audiences to travel from one destination to another.

Find out more about our Culture Trail curators below:

Aidan O’Rourke presents: Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern*


Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) & Brighde Chaimbeul

Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue)

Alastair Roberts

Nicola Roy

Nadine Aisha Jassat

Matthew Zajac


Neu! Reekie!*

Comperes – Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson

Kathryn Joseph

Kevin Williamson & The Kixx Collective present Tam O’Shanter



The List presents The Red Rose Club*

Nightwave (Maya Medvesek)

Sofay (Sophie Reilly)

Ribeka (Becky Marshall)

The Honey Farm


Lost Map – The Howlin’ Fling*


Pictish Trail

Alabaster dePlume (Angus Fairburn)

Callum Easter


Martin Green (Lau) presents Disarming Reverbrations*


Alba Brass


Silent Adventures – Scotland vs The World

The kings of the Silent Disco, Silent Adventures v’s Edinburgh DJ legend The Great Calverto, invite you to battle it out on the dancefloor as classic Scottish tunes take on international hits.

Whisky Tasting with Johnnie Walker

Fancy a dram or two for Burns Night, then visit the Johnnie Walker Whisky Tasting at Merchants Hall (Hanover Street) throughout the night for a crash course on our national drink.

Johnnie Walker Ambassador Nigel Robertson will be your guide as you discover the distillation and taste behind some of Johnnie Walkers most famous brands Black label / White Walker / Green Label / Gold Label.


Gilded Balloon presents..

Scott Gibson

Gary Meikle

Jay Lafferty

Rosco McLelland

Billy Kirkwood

Susan Riddell

Venue: Various Venues Across Edinburgh
Saturday 26 January 2019
Start Time: 6:30pm – 11pm
Full Culture Trail Tickets: £25 (Incl. Booking Fees)
Culture Trail Gig Tickets :£11 (incl booking fee)
Minimum age 18+

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