Barb Jungr - Stockport to Memphis

Barb Jungr - Stockport to Memphis

Touring behind her album of the same name, Stockport to Memphis tracks Barb Jungr’s metaphorical musical journey through the musical styles she finds compelling and inspiring. 

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

Drawing inspiration from Hitchcock’s 1938 comedy thriller, The Lady Vanishes is the story of a young Englishwoman, Iris Henderson, touring Europe by train and the mysterious unexpl… 

Anything Goes - A Tribute to Cole Porter

Anything Goes - A Tribute to Cole Porter

The music of Cole Porter has always had a kind of mutability and magic to it. 

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

In the familiar surroundings of their hometown venue, Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra showed why they have become one of the most respected ensembles of their … 

Blues

Blues

Performing under the simple show title ‘Blues,’ the Dana Dixon Blues Band want to be perfectly clear about what kind of music they’re performing. 

Calotype

Calotype

Calotype photography was not very pretty. 

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman

Over the course of his incredible career, Rick Wakeman has acquired a story or two. 

Zor

Zor

While the dividing lines between some genres can be blurry and difficult to distinguish, crossing the wrong line can be painfully obvious. 

How to Occupy an Oil Rig

How to Occupy an Oil Rig

As a quick show of hands verifies at the beginning, not many of us have ever occupied anything - not even a measly shop or office building and especially not an oil rig. 

On the Line: Media

On the Line: Media

You shouldn’t believe everything that you read. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Sir George Gilbert Scott designed a beautiful building in St Mary’s Cathedral and those in charge at St Mary’s have designed a lovely programme for the Fringe. 

Vanessa Knight

Vanessa Knight

With great loop pedal power, comes great loop pedal responsibility. 

Island State

Island State

If you were stranded alone on a desert island, what would you want to take with you? Our answer to this question is often a good indication of what is most valuable to us. 

Weird and Wonderful

Weird and Wonderful

It’s hard to know how to feel leaving Benjamin Bloom’s show. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

Ian Rankin once described a John Hunt blues set like ‘Seasick Steve in a science lab. 

On a Roll ... Again

On a Roll ... Again

It isn’t easy to cover classics, but Edinburgh based Americana and country band The Chilli Dogs have been accomplishing it for years. 

If Room Enough

If Room Enough

To refer to If Room Enough as an adaptation of the Tempest is risky. 

Beyond the Great American Songbook

Beyond the Great American Songbook

As with any canon, the Great American Songbook - the name given to the most important and influential American popular music of the twentieth century - is difficult to nail down. 

Kaleidescope

Kaleidescope

Raymond Spasovski is a wonderful pianist; it really is as simple as that. 

Blues Guitar Duo

Blues Guitar Duo

Andy McKay-Challen and Gavin Jack are the ‘Blues Guitar Duo’ you’re likely to find listed in your Fringe guide. 

Baddies

Baddies

Hollywood has developed a formula for success. 

Soddin' Flodden

Soddin' Flodden

Set up in the theatre of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Soddin’ Flodden is, on its surface, a simple retelling of the events leading up to Flodden Field. 

Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time

My favourite part of the Fringe is getting the chance to find that one unexpected show which really blows you away. 

Richard Digance

Richard Digance

For fans of Richard Digance, his twenty-two show run at the Fringe is long overdue. 

Peter Straker's Brel

Peter Straker's Brel

‘I am not Jacques Brel,’ Peter Straker playfully reminds the audience after his first song. 

Our Friends, The Enemy

Our Friends, The Enemy

The events surrounding the Christmas truce - which took place in 1914, during the first world war, on the Western Front - have long served as one of the most poignant reminders of … 

Absolutely Free Live Music

Absolutely Free Live Music

Whistlebinkies really wants you to know they have free live music. 

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top’s programme states that ‘humour in South Africa has been a great coping mechanism and a brilliant transitional tool for a formerly oppressed nation.