World Fair Trade Day Gathering
Saturday, May 11th, 3pm – 9pm Food & Craft Stalls
5pm-11pm, Concert & Ceilidh
The World Fair Trade Gathering is being compered by celebrity presenter and journalist, Gail Porter who is also a long standing committed Fair Trade Ambassador.
The line-up for the concert and ceilidh will include local, up and coming Leith samba band Pulse of the Place; lively Glasgow based Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 with alternative dance music and rocking ceilidh rhythms; inspiring Scottish folk musician Rachel Sermanni; Reel Time Ceilidh Band, a rapturous and foot stomping ceilidh band with a contemporary twist; rock & roll masters hot off the press from New York – Miracle Glass Company; Indie band Zuba, an outstanding multi-cultural band with a great dance beat; rousing and rhythmical Got Soul Choir; award winning Irish dance performance specialists Siamsoir and piping magic from World Fair Trade piper Lou Marshall and her exhilarating Celtic fusion band Cantara.
Commenting on their involvement, band members from the Miracle Glass Company said: “We are honoured to have been invited to be a part of World Fair Trade Day, and to support the work of the World Fair Trade Organisation”.
Event organiser & director, Tania Pramschufer, Hand Up Events said: “Our events are about raising awareness and engaging mainstream audiences with fair trade, so to be organising such an awe- inspiring concert and ceilidh on World Fair Trade Day at The Usher Hall is a great honour and it is a pleasure to be working in partnership with The Usher Hall and with support from Edinburgh City Council to bring this celebration concert and ceilidh together. This event connecting with 400 WFTO member organisations across 70 countries.
This year’s World Fair Trade Day event will bring together inspiring speakers and incredibly talented musicians – a day of global unity and celebration. We hope this World Fair Trade Day celebration will have a lasting impact and encourage more people to support the Fair Trade movement going forward.”
Martin Rhodes, Director Scottish Fair Trade Forum, added: “The World Fair Trade Gathering promises to be a lively and innovative celebration of Scotland’s commitment to being a Fair Trade Nation.”