RST International Folk Concert, 21st June

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Join us as part of Refugee Festival Scotland for an international folk concert featuring a unique blend of old and new, with:

Kameran Hamo

Kameran Hamo has been living in Edinburgh for a year, and has kindly played at many concerts for RST and other refugee charities. We are delighted to welcome him and his family to this concert, during Refugee Week.

The Syn Eastern Music Group

The Syn Eastern Music Group is led by Stella Mazeri and it is made up of musicians interested in Middle Eastern and Balkan music. They will play a variety of tunes from Greek, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian and other traditions. They practise regularly in Edinburgh and all levels and types of acoustic instruments and/or voice (guitar, oud, lute, violin, flute, percussion etc.) are welcome. We are also very interested to hear from anyone who could teach a song or tune. Please email:

Sarah Phizacklea & Majik Stokes

Majk Stokes and Sarah Phizacklea are both Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. Over the past three years they have collaborated to create the Fringe concerts “Make Tea, Not War” at the Quaker Meeting House, raising funds for various charities. More recently they have worked together on Majk’s upcoming new album “Too Much Caffeine” (available in August).

Sarah regularly performs with “The Pearls”, a 1950s housewife-style duo, bringing cheer to hospitals and nursing homes. Majk also plays and calls for ceilidhs with his band Shingis McKingis. They are honoured to have been asked to play this evening in aid of RST.

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Come along and find out about the music, instruments and dances of cultures from around the world, share delicious foods, and celebrate connections between different communities.


A chance to win an original painting by internationally renowned artist Nihad Al Turk in the raffle – don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own a one-off piece of art!


7pm – 9pm

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ


International food and soft drinks provided

Funding available to support transport costs for refugees – please contact for more information.

Donations welcome – all money raised goes to RST’s grant programmes for asylum seekers and refugees

This event is part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2017, Tuesday 20 June – Sunday 2 July 2017. #RefugeeFestScot

Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sport events that brings refugee and local communities across Scotland together.

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