Aurora International Festival 2018

Aurora International Festival of Traditional Dance & Music
8-13 August 2018
Aurora held its seventh International Festival of Traditional Dance & Music from 8-13 August 2018. We were joined for the Festival by Gruppo Folkloristico Pasian di Prato from Udine in north east Italy and Les Echos de nos Montagnes from Annecy in France.  Aurora visited Udine in August 2016 and Annecy in August 2017.
Gruppo Folkloristico Pasian di Prato
Les Echos de nos Montagnes

Thursday 9 August 2018: Our guests performed on stage at Ballater Highland Games , which was a wonderful opportunity for a large audience to see them perform


Friday 10 August 2018Festival Ceilidh, Elphinstone Hall. This sell out event allowed our guests to share their dancing with the audience, as well as participating in some traditional Scottish dancing!


Saturday 11 August 2018Duthie Park – Aurora and our guests performed outside the winter gardens, with a large crowd despite the cool temperatures!


Sunday 12 August 2018 ~ 2pm – 4pm: Crathes Castle due to inclement weather, we performed in The Horsemill, but were delighted by the large number who attended our performances.

We are pleased to announce that National Lottery Awards for All Scotland and Creative Scotland, via the Tasgadh Fund, provided funding towards making this festival possible.