Black Snow

Black Snow

A screening of multi award-winning film Black Snow, about the legacy of Britain’s biggest ever mining disaster (Barnsley, 1866), and how a community absorbed that heritage into their lives today... 

And About Time, Too!

And About Time, Too!

Ronnie and Maggie have been a regular feature around the Midlothian folk scene for a number of years. They never fail to impress with their fine repertoire of traditional tunes, acoustic covers and Ronnie's beautiful original songs... 

Harry Cullen

Harry Cullen

Harry has been a stalwart of the Edinburgh folk scene since the early 70s and as a member of The Garvies, Town Choice and the Kinsmen he performed throughout Scotland. Eventually, Harry decided to come off the road and get a "proper job" so some may know him better as the "friendly" landlord of The Oxford Bar... 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God's voice through music and the arts. This is music filled with the message of love, faith and hope of the gospel and is a compelling, vibrant mix of contemporary African-American and African gospel music... 

Acoustic Mac

Acoustic Mac

The Fringe 2017 sell-out show comes home for a special one-off gig in 2018. This is Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety. With a voice akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine Mcvie, Liz Boyd's voice range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high-range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings generates a unique soundscape... 

Acoustic Beatles

Acoustic Beatles

Fringe award-winning acoustic duo The Boyds perform their 55-minute show of the best of The Fab Four. Expect to hear classic songs like Strawberry Fields, Let It Be, All You Need Is Love, Yesterday... 

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

With its full show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, Absolutely Legless – the Edinburgh-based traditional Irish dance group – has developed an international reputation for exciting, innovative performances... 

Acoustic Eagles

Acoustic Eagles

Fringe award-winning duo The Boyds present their 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere show, Acoustic Eagles. Emulating the sound of the iconic early Eagles songs, these stripped-back interpretations with sweet 'n' tight two-part harmonies coupled with percussive guitar bring a fresh, inspired edge to these wonderful songs... 

Acoustic Sting

Acoustic Sting

This Fringe 2016 sell-out makes a triumphant return to AMC. One voice, one guitar – totally live, performing songs from The Police and Sting solo albums. Do not expect copycat versions of these iconic songs... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out show 2011-2014! Winnner: Best Act (Mettman Blues Week, 2008, Germany). Unashamedly good, rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars – accurately picked at eye-watering speed, mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit... 

Festival Lights – The Songs of Nick Keir

Festival Lights – The Songs of Nick Keir

Nick Keir, the Edinburgh folksinger and songwriter, left us too early in 2013. However, he left a great legacy of his own lovely songs. At tonight's concert some of his folk friends will gather in his memory to sing Nick's songs – including Dick Gaughan, Sangsters and The Quiggs... 

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe

Two of the UK's acoustic/folk scene's finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft... 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Twice BBC Folk Award winner (Best Musician), Tim has again been nominated for the 2018 award! 'Ferocious passion... beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love... 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and producer of world-renown and one of the most respected songwriters of his time. Mary Chapin Carpenter named him one of her favourite songwriters... 

Jed Grimes

Jed Grimes

Twice nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Jed Grimes's arrangements of mainly traditional songs are innovative and sophisticated, his sometimes flamboyant guitar underpinning the stories and emotions within the song while supporting his passionate, powerful singing... 

Rab Noakes: Hitting the Right Note in 2018

Rab Noakes: Hitting the Right Note in 2018

Rab's delighted to be bringing his current solo show, hot on the heels of a new album, to AMC. Old songs, new songs, plenty of them. After over 50 years as a professional performer, Rab constantly refreshes his repertoire with new material and innovative interpretations... 

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

This duo will lift you up with their ridiculous stories as you transcend with their emotive songs. Banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar and lush harmonies accompany you through crafted originals and uniquely reworked old world ballads... 

InAbsence

InAbsence

A sell-out at AMC in 2017 brings InAbsence back this year with another all-acoustic set of fan favourites and new tracks making their debut exclusively for this show. This talented local trio effortlessly blend haunting vocal harmonies over their unique fingerpicking style on twin acoustic guitars with the double bass lurking moodily in the background... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Scottish duo with fiddle, guitar and vocals. Their performances combine many of their own tunes and songs alongside old, traditional Scottish music, with many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland... 

Wayfarin' Strangers

Wayfarin' Strangers

Enjoy folk songs mostly from Scotland and the Americas, with themes of travel, survival and philosophical reflection on what life throws at us. You'll hear strong singing with dazzling guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica playing... 

An Afternoon of Delights

An Afternoon of Delights

Sell-out shows at the Fringe in 2016 and 2017! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and evergreens in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere... 

Zak Younger Banks

Zak Younger Banks

Singer/songwriter Zak Younger Banks combines emotionally raw vocals, poetic lyrics and intricate fingerstyle guitar to create original and distinctive songs. Rooted in traditional music, Zak established himself on the Newcastle folk scene and is now studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow... 

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as 'smooth chocolate'. Ibi has joined up with musician and friend Stuart for this special Fringe show at AMC and Stuart skilfully distils big arrangements into one instrument, piano or guitar, whilst managing to pack just as much emotional punch... 

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Join MG Alba Scots Singer of the Year nominee, Iona Fyfe, for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East. An AMC 2017 Fringe sell-out, Iona is one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of Aberdeenshire... 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! 'One of Britain's finest song interpreters' (Sing Out). 'Seems like Archie invented Scottish folk' (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla were both professional singers) and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk singer... 

Auld Hat – New Heids

Auld Hat – New Heids

Sell-out AMC2017! Bringing back the wonderfully singable songs of yesteryear and rekindling the atmosphere of those folksong clubs. 'The wit and humour from the Bruce brothers (Fraser and Ian) was excellent... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Wild man of the accordion Sandy Brechin gathers together from all four corners of the car park some of his oldest chums (and a few born more recently) for the usual musical mayhem and comic capers... 

North Sea Gas: In Concert

North Sea Gas: In Concert

Another AMC Fringe sell-out in 2017. One of Scotland's most popular folk bands return to the AMC's festival stage with a new show featuring songs from their latest album When We Go Rolling Home and others... 

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls

The feelings and concerns of women are very much in our thoughts at the moment and their songs have always been at the centre of our tradition. For their 2018 Fringe show at AMC, Ribbon Road present a new set of songs written by Brenda Heslop for and about women telling some of their stories... 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. Poetry with music: over 40 years touring worldwide, more than 150 artists have recorded his songs... 

The Quiggs

The Quiggs

Stephen Quigg, a long established folk singer and former member of the legendary band The McCalmans, and Pernille Quigg, originally from Denmark, a folk singer and songwriter. The combination of the two voices in close harmony in songs, whether traditional or contemporary, interspersed with anecdotes and a touch of humour has received much praise from both audiences and organisers... 

Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearics to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoe-horned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of emperors and kings... 

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues. Iona Zajac (vocals, clarsach), Sam Grassie (guitar), Herbie Loening (double-bass). The group released their debut EP (Mink Records), recorded at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam in May 2018, and their music has received critical acclaim from Folk Radio UK and BBC Scotland... 

Wizz Jones

Wizz Jones

Triumphant return after successful AMC 2017 gigs. Wizz, the acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter, bluesman! Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot in the coffee bars of late 1950's London's Soho, Wizz learned guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry... 

One Note at a Time

One Note at a Time

Join us for an evening of chilled jazz as new Scottish quintet The Misinformed Quintet makes their Edinburgh Festival Fringe and AMC debut with One Note at a Time, a one-time performance celebrating jazz in all its forms... 

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

The Greenock-based local luminary tells stories of love, life and laughter with well-crafted songs. Performing a capella and accompanied in her percussive guitar style, Shelagh has won awards at Inverclyde's Scottish Folk and Roots Festival, Danny Kyle Open Stage (Celtic Connections) and shared stages with Alastair McDonald, Gaberlunzie, Rab Noakes, Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan, Sylvia Barnes, Siobhan Miller, James Grant and Maisie Peters... 

Together in Song

Together in Song

Rab and Jill bring their unique collaboration to AMC in 2018. Although a generation apart they have worked and sung together for over 20 years. Expect a rich collection of songs, self-penned alongside innovative interpretations... 

Ainsley Hamill

Ainsley Hamill

One of the UK's leading, most diverse folk singers and songwriters. In October 2013, Ainsley won The Silver Pendant at The Royal National Mòd in Paisley. She has received numerous award nominations including BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist (2015) and Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards (2015)... 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC. It is an enchanting combination of two singer/songwriters, Pauline Vallance and Clare Robertson. Individually, they have recently toured in Africa, Canada and Australia... 

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

A five-piece harmony group singing original songs by Tom Fairnie. 'Scotland's best kept songwriting secret' (Edinburgh Evening News). Tom's songs range through Americana, folk and contemporary styles with a Celtic slant and beautiful instrumentation including guitar, flute and clarsach... 

Heart 'n' Soul

Heart 'n' Soul

Fiery Celtic blues/rock'n'roll. Scottish singer-songwriter/guitarist Billy is back for his 10th Fringe appearance with songs from Roy on the Hill (2017), his 10th and latest record release (all his own compositions)... 

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

Top Scots traditional singer/guitarist George Duff performs songs from his new album The Collier Laddie featuring classics by Robert Burns, songs from the coal mining industry, and Scottish and Irish traditional songs and music... 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve in a new duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow born and raised but with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Their repertoire comprises music and songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire... 

Scottish Harp and Guitar

Scottish Harp and Guitar

With snappy strathspeys to heartfelt airs, and rip-roaring reels to chripy jigs, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy are two of Scotland's most respected traditional musicians. Pairing the old with the new, their eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary tunes performed on Scotland's most ancient of instruments, the Scottish harp – the clarsach – and the more modern acoustic guitar, results in live performances that ooze charm and skill, with entertaining prowess... 

Andy Gunn

Andy Gunn

Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his soulful bluesy set to the Fringe with a rare stripped-back performance featuring songs from his latest album, Too Many Guitars to Give Up Now... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Sold out AMC2017! Alex (the Scottish modern day Stephane Grappelli) on violin and virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet plus legendary double bassist Kenny Ellis, perform truly intoxicating and inspirational Hot Club swing jazz laced with Latin rhythms and some Celtic gypsy flair! 'Brilliant, don't miss them! Outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival)... 

Brack'n'File with Amy Baillie

Brack'n'File with Amy Baillie

Selling out shows in 2014 and 2015 and returning for their fifth year running, Brack'n'File bring a new exciting element featuring the amazing voices of grandmother (Maureen Brack) and granddaughter (Amy Baillie) on a wide range of material including original songs from Amy... 

Tree

Tree

Tree is a folk-rock guitarist and vocalist, originating from Belfast who with this show makes her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut at AMC. Tree signed to MAS Records after her first ever centre-stage performance at O2 Academy Leeds, Tree invites you to an encapsulating performance and Fringe experience... 

André Krengel and Roland Krause

André Krengel and Roland Krause

Two virtuosi guitarists from Germany combining a rousing mixture of musical genres. Melodies and grooves from the worlds of jazz, swing, flamenco, blues, pop, funk and Latin American melodies blending into a wonderfully harmonious whole... 

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

Join Edinburgh trio Curmudgeon for an uplifting evening of songs on the old familiar topics of deception, drunkenness (and dangers thereof), disappointment and lost ways of life interspersed with beautiful old airs and lively strathspeys and reels on fiddle, guitar, whistle and Scottish small-pipes... 

Farafina!

Farafina!

An exciting, colourful show from Burkina Faso bursting with the traditional dance and music of the Madinka people of West Africa, the descendants of the 13th-century Mali Empire. With traditional, authentic instruments and traditional costumes, the dancers whirl through dynamic, spirited, exuberant arm, foot-stomping and hip-gyrating body movements driven on by the powerful and rhythmic drums... 

Jazz Proclamation

Jazz Proclamation

Jazz Proclamation featuring Cécile Nordegg | No-Ce and Band proclaims the diversity of jazz! This international trio brings very personal interpretations and 'new life to songs by legends such as Jacques Brel, Édith Piaf' (Dauphiné, August 2017) and even Frank Zappa, plus self-penned originals... 

Fairmile at the Fringe

Fairmile at the Fringe

Sold out AMC (2016) and were accordingly awarded a coveted Fringe sell-out laurel. Fairmile's music ranges from Scotland to America, traditional and contemporary, with the emphasis on harmony, social comment and humour... 

Katie Macfarlane

Katie Macfarlane

Katie is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She has had a passion for Gaelic and Scots song all her life and has been a semi-finalist in both BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award competitions... 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Not a same ol' same ol' gig! Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, deeply rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing on influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music... 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! ‘One of Britain's finest song interpreters’ (SingOut.org). ‘Seems like Archie invented Scottish folk’ (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla were both professional singers) and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a highly regarded and respected Scottish folk-singer... 

Our Streets Are Numbered

Our Streets Are Numbered

The show follows up on No Redemption Songs (Fringe sell-out 2014 and 2015) and tells the story of the former mining village of Horden, Co Durham, in the years since the miner's strike and the pit's closure... 

Again – Ragged Glory!

Again – Ragged Glory!

A four-piece band that just love singing and playing together. Well regarded for the variety of songs that they perform and their glorious harmonies. A very recent critique, following a gig in Fife, reads: 'That was a great night from Ragged Glory... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle, guitar and vocal duo. Performances combine many of their own tunes and songs alongside traditional Scottish music, with many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland... 

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

Wicked musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for their ninth – and final – year at the Fringe, previewing new material targeting Bolsheviks and Brexiteers, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and (who else?) Trump... 

The Quiggs

The Quiggs

Stephen Quigg, a long established folksinger and former member of the legendary band The McCalmans, and Pernille Quigg, originally from Denmark, a folk singer and songwriter. The combination of the two voices in close harmony in songs, whether traditional or contemporary, interspersed with anecdotes and a touch of humour, has received much praise from both audiences and organisers... 

UnSpun

UnSpun

Following on from time served with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners Mat Clements, Tommy Pickles, (Orkestra Del Sol, Bristol Branch) joined by luminaries of the Edinburgh music scene... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Wild man of the accordion Sandy Brechin gathers together from all four corners of the car park some of his oldest chums (and a few born more recently) for the usual musical mayhem and comic capers... 

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman (pipes/whistles) and Luc McNally (guitar/vocals) hail from Glasgow's vibrant traditional music scene. Since meeting in 2014, these two talented, young folk musicians have released two recordings and travelled extensively in Europe to festivals and folk clubs... 

Game of Drones

Game of Drones

Join Edinburgh trio Curmudgeon for an uplifting evening of songs on the old familiar topics of deception, drunkenness (dangers thereof), disappointment and lost ways of life, interspersed with beautiful old airs and lively strathspeys and reels on fiddle, guitar, whistle and Scottish smallpipes... 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year. They are an enchanting combination of two singer/songwriters, Pauline Vallance and Clare Robertson, with one harp and many instruments... 

Brack'n'File Sing Canadiana

Brack'n'File Sing Canadiana

Selling out shows in 2014 and 2015 and now returning for their fourth consecutive AMC year, Brack’n’File feature material from some of Canada’s foremost singer-songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Iain Rankin and many more... 

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

Sangstream is an Edinburgh-based Scots folk choir led by Corrina Hewat, the well-known composer, harper and singer. Sangstream has been singing Scots traditional and contemporary songs in harmony for 20 years... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex – the Scottish modern-day Stephane Grappelli – on violin, and virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet plus legendary double bassist Kenny Ellis, perform truly intoxicating and inspirational Hot Club swing jazz laced with Latin rhythms and some Celtic gypsy flair! ‘They will swing you into good health!’ (BBC Radio 3)... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

Young traditional musicians Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow-born and raised with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Their repertoire comprises music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire... 

In Absence

In Absence

In Absence bring an all acoustic set to AMC for the first time, showcasing in its entirety their upcoming debut album. This talented local trio effortlessly blend haunting vocal harmonies over their unique fingerpicking style on twin guitars with the double bass lurking moodily in the background... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014! Best Act winner, Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). Unashamedly good, rockin' blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum kit... 

Ella Munro

Ella Munro

Ella Munro, the talented young singer from the Isle of Skye, was an outstanding finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2017). Formerly a pupil at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and now at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ella's performances of beautiful Scots and folk songs have grabbed the attention of the Scottish folk music scene... 

Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland

Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland

Los Angeles pop-rockers Celsi and Bragg team up with Dublin's Maitland, forming a high-energy, high-flying trio. It's Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia! Celsi's style has been described as beatnik cool, pop-noir and slightlydelic pop jangle... 

Blue Fox Knights at the Fringe

Blue Fox Knights at the Fringe

Vocals and guitar are performed live (Phil and Dave), along with complex backing tracks to provide a full band sound experience. Original Scottish indie folk rock music with a blend of eastern swing and country... 

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

One of the UK's brightest young female vocalists to have broken through in recent years. Her work as a vocalist has been wide and varied including live BBC TV and radio. Claire will sing some favourite songs from Joni Mitchell's extensive back catalogue – an artist who has given Claire lifelong inspiration... 

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo

'A gorgeous way to start the second hour of today's show. Our studio guest, Rosie Nimmo. A very moving, very pertinent song: Clouds Colliding. That was just terrific. Fantastic, thank you very much indeed... 

Afro-Soul Acoustic Session

Afro-Soul Acoustic Session

Deep African sounds which are well crafted to touch any soul or heart. It's a spiritual connection. Experiencing Africa in Afro-soul music. This is a show not to be missed if you want to experience some true, real, deep and meaningful African vibes...