Forthcoming Fishing Folk events

Posted on 11/04/2014 by



Since earliest times, Newhaven in Edinburgh has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography. As part of Fishing Folk, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of this heritage.

Events still to come in April:

Do You Sing? Would you like to Sing?

The main focus of our events this month is our new Newhaven Fishing Folk Choir.
With support from an experienced singer we are running weekly drop in rehearsals, Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm. Participants old and young have already joined us to find out more about the songs of Newhaven and to experience community singing at its best.

Every Tuesday April/May, 7 – 9pm at Victoria Primary School in Newhaven

Please note. During the school holidays rehearsals on 8 and 15 April are at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

This event is open to – all
Tickets – free

Working Lunch – an occasional get together – with musician Jed Milroy

Friday 25 April, 12 – 1pm at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Newhaven

Jed will talk about his life as journeying musician, playing in bands and producing participatory music. As part of Fishing Folk, Jed has been working with Victoria Primary School to create a new ‘Song for Newhaven’ and forming our new Fishing Folk Choir.

This event is open to all
Soup of the day will be Lentil Broth
A contribution of £1.50 covers the cost of lunch
Please RSVP to ensure supply!

For further information contact:

Citizen Curator
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT


‘Citizen Curator is a contemporary arts organisation working with the history and identity of Leith and North Edinburgh. This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City of Edinburgh Council