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SURGE: The Traddies

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SURGE: The Traddies


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SURGE: The Traddies


Merchant City Festival

Dates and times

Saturday 27 July 2019
3:00PM - 3:30PM

The Traddies is an outdoor performance that blurs the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. The Strawboys embody the essence of social traditions craic and banter; and entertain the masses.

The Traddies embodies the raucous and celebratory behaviour at traditional celebrations that we Scots, Irish, English and Welsh told so dear to our cultural identity and social gathering, where we enjoy the ‘craic’, ‘hup’ and ‘bants’.

A pop-up work with loud music, straw costumes, stomping feet and some shiny disco clothes, The Traddies will answer 3 very important questions:

What happens when straw meets glitter?

What happens when folk crashes into discothèque?

What the folk is going on?

Scotland’s leading developer of street arts, Surge, presents a superb line up of weird and wonderful street theatre acts, unleashed on the public throughout the Merchant City Festival 

SURGE runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. We work with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience.  

This year’s annual SURGE festival brings new Scottish work and cutting edge international performances to the streets of Glasgow, bringing them to life in ways never seen before.


Wilson Street/Hutcheson Street

Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TD