Aberfeldian self-taught fiddler and singer-songwriter, Elsa Jean McTaggart, enters stage left, playing electric fiddle and wearing red tartan skirt, and jaunty baker boy hat.
As the son of legendary folk-rock star Roy Harper, and one-time member of New Wave pop band Squeeze, Nick has a lot to live up to.
Mairearad Green and Anna Massie know how to put on a show – they combine warmth, wit and banter with supreme musicianship to create an enjoyable, varied, and polished set.
Sometimes circumstances conspire to flummox a band’s gigging intentions: NeWt’s trombonist’s lip was injured and swollen, such that “I can’t play some of the notes the tunes need!”…
Septuagenarian guitar folk legends John Renbourn and Wizz Jones deliver a night of folk and blues, with varying degrees of success.
Sixpiece Americana-tribute band Flagstaff have created an evening of infectious, good-natured, toe-tapping fun in the environs of the Jazz Bar.
Alex Yellowlees and his band take us back in time to the
swinging twenties with a collection of hot club swinging jazz tracks, played
with a lightness of touch and a lot of skill…
Fauré’s Requiem, composed in the late 1880s, is a short piece lasting 35
minutes, performed in Latin, and created for orchestra, organ, male and female
chorus and two soloists…
Billing their series of gigs as Playtime, some of Edinburgh’s finest Jazzers are creating very interesting and enjoyable music in the intimate space of The Outhouse’s attic.
Aiming to cover ninety years of Blues in sixty minutes is a mightily ambitious endeavour.
There is nothing wrong with the message of this show from the Italian company, Scarlattineteatro, but then neither is it particularly original.
As one of the bigger children’s shows at the Fringe and certainly one of the more heavily advertised, I had rather high expectations of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
It was wi’ some trepidation ‘at Ah installed myself at a table, pint in hain, fur a thee hoors burns’ session.
Bella Hardy is one of those performers whose warmth and affability immediately put you at ease.
Dreamland Theatre makes an impressive debut with this imaginative interpretation of a traditional fairy tale.
Starbird is a delightful show, performed by two charismatic women, ably assisted by some very cute starchick puppets.
Year Out Drama Company, in association with Stratford-upon-Avon College, present one of Shakespeare’s rarely performed plays.
Perhaps I’m experiencing a cappella fatigue, but the singers at this show did nothing to wow me particularly.
There’s something very likeable about Irish singer and songwriter Damien Dempsey, but the adulation he inspires is a little confusing.
This production by Akhmeteli State Dramatic Theatre is a lesson on how not to stage a drama in a foreign language.
Edinburgh’s up and coming New Orleans Dixieland jazz band means business.
There’s no denying Scottish jazz singer Carol Kidd has a sweet voice, although it takes a few songs to settle down this evening.
Performance artist and Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, Martin O’Brien, explores the relationship between endurance and chronic illness in Mucus Factory, a five-hour piece commissioned …
Z Theatre Company consists of a bunch of likeable first year drama students from Hull University.
Lynn Ruth Miller is approaching eighty-years old and she’s on a mission to prove to us all that aging is amazing through a series of real-life stories and a mix of classic pop so…
Patricia Selonk stars as Laura - a 40 year-old-woman, grappling with a deteriorating neurological disease - in this exciting production from Armazem Theatre Company, part of this y…
Good children’s theatre should appeal to the inner kid in every adult as well as every actual child.
Spoken word and rap artist Charlie Dupre comes on stage to the strains of cello and violin, an accompaniment that is perhaps a little at odds with his casual hip-hop style and deli…
The Les Clochards combine high-jinx, cheeky-chappy, faux-Francais, ‘Allo ‘Allo, theatrics with a level of musical inventiveness and professionalism that can only have come from…
Three-quarters into this heavily autobiographical show, Canadian comic, singer-songwriter and actor Phil Nichol launches into a story about breaking his penis during a one-night st…
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is a charming ensemble of ten ukulele players and one double bass player.
26 September 1999.
There seems to be an alarming number of a cappella groups at this year’s Fringe, so standing out as something rather special is all the harder.
If you thought you’d seen it all before, think again: Le Gateau Chocolat is here to shake up your festival.
Australians Tnee Dyer and Melissa Western deliver a set list of classic jazz and blues with light-hearted, occasionally risqué between-song banter.
‘Revealing, thought provoking and at times hilarious’ reads the flyer.
Vegas Underground stood in front of a huge screen as a cartoon designed to put us in the mood for a night of Rat Pack-style music appeared behind them.
American violist Christine Rutledge and British award-winning pianist David Gomper offer a little afternoon serenity in the midst of the festival hubbub.
All the way from Soweto, South Africa, The Soil is a three-part SATMA award-winning a cappella group with a mission to warm the hearts of even the frostiest Edinburgh native.
This is a tale of two love stories running parallel: one between the cats Puss and Tabs; and the other between their owners, the hero and heroine.
Vive is a six-part a cappella jazz vocal ensemble from London that creates original songs and reworks old favourites.
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