JS Bach G

JS Bach G

This lunchtime concert at Canongate Kirk was packed and it was no wonder. I was to be enchanted by the musical next generation delighting us with an hour of Bach. Tom Wilson and Adam Wilson are eleven-year old twins who, despite being in desperate need of a good haircut, stole our hearts... 

Atlantic Crossings

Atlantic Crossings

Soprano Emma Versteeg, pianist Robin Versteeg and flautist Louise Burnet make up a top quality trio and they perform together with guest cellist Maya Burman-Roy. They presented a beautiful and cleverly themed programme of mainly contemporary works based largely on folk songs and traditional melodies from Ireland, Scotland and America... 

John-Luke Roberts: Broken Stand-Up

John-Luke Roberts: Broken Stand-Up

I was absolutely delighted by this truly ingenious comedian. Roberts, who is co-founder and co-host of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, presents absurd comedy that is original, extremely clever and touches on many different genres, from surrealism and deconstruction to one liner jokes and genius character sketches with hilarious sound bites... 

Everything's Elsewhere

Everything's Elsewhere

Sam and Bel, played by Josie Dale-Jones and Isabel Della-Porta, are best friends and move into their first flat together. It’s the biggest step in their lives so far as this sparky, cute duo re-enact their stint at co-habitation, we learn through some superb physical theatre vignettes that things didn’t really work out... 

Angels of the North

Angels of the North

Enkelit are a thirteen-strong female choir based in the North of England. The choir was formed in 2003 by Richard Pomfret to sing the contemporary a cappella music of Finland and Sweden... 

Classical Guitar - Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar - Jonathan Prag

Jonathan Prag has been delighting Edinburgh Fringe audiences with his guitar recitals for many years. It is a welcome respite to take an hour out in the pretty surroundings of St Columba’s Church and hear some classical music... 

Will Sidgwick Presents Will Sidgwick - Live

Will Sidgwick Presents Will Sidgwick - Live

Will Sidgwick is very new to stand up, having been on the scene for under a year and he clearly has a lot to learn about material and originality. That said, he has a confident and assured manner, even when some jokes - like one about the Boston Bombings - clearly miss their mark... 

Benny Boot: As Seen On TV

Benny Boot: As Seen On TV

Benny Boot’s hour of stand up, surreal interludes and an extended, plaintive song ‘There’s an I in Loneliness’ on guitar was a creative, endearing and very funny hour spent at the Underbelly... 

Adam Larter and Ali Brice: Plumpy'nut

Adam Larter and Ali Brice: Plumpy'nut

Plumpy’nut encapsulates all those parts of the DIY ‘let’s throw together a show’ side of fringe comedy. The ridiculous costumes, bad dancing, extended pointless scenes, chaotic, under-rehearsed scenarios, silly cardboard cutout props, amateur delivery and haphazard direction made me pity this young duo who are clearly up at the Fringe just to have a laugh and get laid...