Ross Couper and Tom Oakes

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes

Hailing from Shetland and Devon respectively, Ross Couper (fiddle) and Tom Oakes (guitar, flute) are a dynamic duo who incorporate many of the elements of traditional Scottish and Irish folk music, but with a modern twist that reinvigorates many of those conventions... 

VAMM

VAMM

Halfway through their electrifying set at the Assembly Rooms, VAMM paused to tell us that their name is an old Shetlandic word meaning ‘to bewitch or entrance’. Sure enough, even by this point we had all been completely beguiled by this charming trio and their innovative brand of folk with a flourish... 

The Suicidal Tendencies of Sheep and a Dog Called the Hoff

The Suicidal Tendencies of Sheep and a Dog Called the Hoff

In this new play from the Just Like The Precipitation Theatre Company, Declan drags his childhood friends JJ, Alistair and Robbie to a decidedly grotty hotel in Edinburgh during the festival to tell them of his engagement to his girlfriend Abby... 

Bangalore Rock

Bangalore Rock

Indian trio Thermal And A Quarter arrive in Edinburgh on their Bangalore Rock tour to brighten up the Fringe with their impressive brand of funky rock music. Promising to play a different set every night of the festival, this lively group offer an entertaining show consisting of their own songs alongside some more well-known covers... 

Reginald D Hunter: In the Midst of Crackers

Reginald D Hunter: In the Midst of Crackers

In his new show, Reginald D Hunter carves a far more introspective figure than the jovial presence we are accustomed to seeing on TV. His burgeoning success over recent years has been slightly tempered by a number of controversies surrounding his comedy, in particular his use of the N-word, which intriguingly does not make an appearance in the title this year... 

Give Me a Tune

Give Me a Tune

Away from the bustle of the festival’s main late-night venues in the attic room of The Outhouse, Chris Clark and his band provide a relaxing evening with tunes from the Great American Songbook... 

Multi-Levelled Morons - Free

Multi-Levelled Morons - Free

To give a show this title, considering the easy barbs that could be made at its expense, is perhaps brave. To then produce a show utterly devoid of wit or true inventiveness to go with this title is just, well, moronic... 

The Horne Section Live in a Cow

The Horne Section Live in a Cow

Fringe favourite Alex Horne returns with his accomplished band to entertain the late-night crowds, this time in an inflatable cow. Offering music, comedy, weather, but definitely no politics, The Horne Section is a festival institution that doesn’t disappoint... 

WitTank presents The School

WitTank presents The School

‘Bastardi Sumus Absolutam’ (‘We Are Absolute Bastards’) reads the school motto beneath the crest that welcomes the audience on arrival to WitTank’s The School. That such a crude phrase is written in Latin sums up this group’s combination of intelligence and downright daft comedy... 

Don't Drop the Egg

Don't Drop the Egg

Comedy troupe GibbensMagnusJones’ YouTube mockumentary Don’t Drop The Egg, following the lives of three members of the fictional Clapham Falcons RFC, provided an effective and at times hilarious skewering of rugby lad culture... 

Late Show

Late Show

For its 12th year Comedy Zoo’s Late Show moves to the Cabaret Bar, providing Pleasance Courtyard with a dose of raucous late-night stand-up. Each show offers a few lesser-known acts looking to impress a new audience accompanied by a star name... 

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

‘The King of Edinburgh’ returns to The Stand with the daily podcast all the cool kids are calling ‘RHEFP!’ Running almost every day throughout the Fringe, each show consists of an informal chat with a comic guest, a brief set from an up-and-coming stand-up and the chance to win a bundle of prizes... 

John Robins - Where Is My Mind?

John Robins - Where Is My Mind?

For most of this show, Robins’ mind is on the 24th of August, 2001, the greatest day of his life. Yet Robins has just ‘hit’ thirty and that halcyon day was over a decade ago. So, where should his mind be now? At points he considers what life would be like had he been named ‘Zack Duddington’ instead of a name that too easily becomes ‘John Knobbins’...