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... 

BrÒg

BrÒg

Debut performance by brand-new band, BrÒg, featuring legendary piper Gary West on pipes, whistles, vocals and guitar; virtuoso fiddler Greg Borland on fiddle and bass, and the sensational Sandy Brechin on accordion... 

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Orchestra of the Canongait

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Orchestra of the Canongait

The Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) premiered in October 1893, conducted by the composer himself, only nine days prior to his death. It spans the widest extremes of human emotions, from light-hearted frivolity to the deepest depths of melancholy... 

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... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. Peter Bream (piano). Prélude en Tapisserie, Four Préludes, Three Véritables Préludes Flasques (pour un chien), Four Ogives. 'Zen-like calm... takes us to another world... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

'Anesti Danelis delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, the lyrics were freaking hilarious' (MooneyOnTheatre.com). The very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis presents his delightfully dark collection of witty and ridiculous songs about our absurdly twisted world... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

'A dazzling night of classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality' (JazzScotland.com). Led by virtuoso violinist and Scottish Jazz Awards 2017 Best Vocalist, Seonaid Aitken, the Glasgow-based ‘hot club’ swing band also features Scotland’s number one guitar maker Jimmy Moon on double bass, with Danny Kyle Award-winning swing guitarists Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and solo guitars respectively... 

Alastair Savage and Gregor Blamey, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage and Gregor Blamey, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage is one of Scotland's most versatile fiddle performers. A prizewinner on traditional Scots fiddle, he has played throughout the world as a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and other leading instrumental ensembles... 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 'Stout and McKay work at a pitch that elevates the traditional forms their music springs from to spontaneous high art... 

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music. Johanna Stein plays cello and sings. Her solo programme takes the audience to remote paradises of her musical world – from madrigal to the sounds of Mongolia, modern pop songs, Spanish fire and Celtic melodies... 

Whilst We Were There

Whilst We Were There

A once successful acoustic duo, which was at the top of their game, suddenly breaks up for reasons unknown. The circumstance at hand leaves Curtis (singer-songwriter) at a crossroad – either try to continue with the same musical identity or find another... 

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... 

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

In Misha's Gang, the Russian String Orchestra pays homage to the great composers. In Overdrive however they take a much more light-hearted look at them, sometimes with the help of other wonderful composers, to the amusement of even the most resolute classical music lovers... 

The Orchestra of the Canongait

The Orchestra of the Canongait

Technically brilliant, thrillingly passionate and globally in demand, Finnish violin soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny is 'a real and true musician... and plays at white heat' (Jessica Duchen)... 

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... 

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... 

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth

Ukelear Fusion, the resident ukulele band of the University of St Andrews Music Society, makes their Fringe debut! This ensemble of fun-loving, nerdy, ukulele-toting friends performs hits from all kinds of genres: classic rock, pop, metal, country and even musical theatre... 

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... 

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Bringing energy and charisma, the Fyrish String Quartet presents a thrilling programme including Mozart's enigmatic Dissonance quartet, K 465, and Elgar's quartet in E minor, Op 83... 

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe, bringing soulful Country Blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane; Alex’s guitar playing takes your breath away... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

An afternoon concert series by one of Scotland's leading fiddle exponents. Alastair's heartfelt journey features a unique tribute to his fellow Ayrshire man Rabbie Burns alongside the magical melodies of 18th-century master Niel Gow and 19th-century virtuoso James Scott Skinner... 

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... 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

This acclaimed London-based cellist makes her annual visit to the Fringe to perform all Bach's glorious solo cello suites in three consecutive performances. Come and experience once again Anne-Isabel Meyer’s performances in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church... 

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Stephen Morrison performs a diverse array of compositions for classical guitar from this vast and varied cultural landscape. Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela provide the itinerary for this passionate and vibrant tour. 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding return to the Fringe to play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas... 

100 Things – Nick Harper

100 Things – Nick Harper

Fringe Herald Angel Award winner for music returns with a cherry-picked selection from his extensive repertoire of over 100 songs. Nick's acoustic/folk heritage (son of legendary Roy Harper) is recognised worldwide... 

Violin and Cello

Violin and Cello

Join this talented duo as they play a selection of much-loved pieces from the duo's repertoire. An afternoon of enjoyment. 

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... 

When Judas Met John

When Judas Met John

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists. This casual and engaging 40-minute show compares the like-minded and socially conscious lyrics of Dylan and The Beatles, in particular, Lennon... 

Shamblestone

Shamblestone

Performing together since 2008, the acclaimed young Scottish duo have taken their music across the UK and return to the festival this year to take you on a journey through unique sound worlds in contemporary and traditional folk music and song... 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year. Each show sees three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and talk about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting... 

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... 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair celebrates Scotland's magical fiddle tradition in the glorious Canongate Kirk acoustic. Joining him are long-time collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass) alongside folk music legends Eddie McGuire (flute), Ewan Robertson (whistle) and Perthshire fiddle ace Pete Clark... 

Sorella

Sorella

Singing sisters Sorella are a vocal harmony band from the North East of Scotland who emanate a unique and distinctive blend, leaving a lasting impression on their listeners. Accompanied by accomplished musicians on acoustic guitar and cajon, their sound is stripped back and pure... 

All Chopin Programme

All Chopin Programme

Bill Alexander returns to the Fringe to give a piano recital of a favourite selection of rondos, nocturnes, waltzes, études and the sonata in B minor Op 58. 

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)... 

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... 

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Winners of Sunday Herald's Best Unsigned Band Competition, Inverness female fronted indie-folk combo Dorec-a-belle bring their potent combination of gorgeous harmonies, catchy songs and rich instrumentation to the Fringe... 

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)... 

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... 

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

A series of very special evening concerts which combine the wonderfully vibrant playing of the Herald Angel Award-winning Russian String Orchestra with the atmospheric and historical ambience of one of Edinburgh's most important and beautiful churches... 

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... 

Arlen: Skylark

Arlen: Skylark

A musical cocktail of golden standards, sultry blues and 60s grooves arranged for guitar, voice and double bass. A mellow hour to finish a perfect day or begin a fabulous night. There may be sparkly shoes. 

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Original world music from West Texas to West Africa! Ty's Fingerstyle guitar bridges cultures, genres and styles in original compositions that unite and excite. Ty's shows are sonically both intimate and expansive... 

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... 

Wünderbar Wednesday

Wünderbar Wednesday

An Alpine treat to get over that midweek pisté. We're going to have a Wünderbar Wednesday! Our live musicians will get you into that aprés ski mood! Come on down and listen to Edinburgh's finest dynamic duo – BLEEKER! 

Votadini Guitar Duo

Votadini Guitar Duo

Alfred Lennox Leishman and Finlay Hay invite you to the premiere of The Votadini Classical Guitar Duo! These two young musicians of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, studying under Richard Wright, will be playing unique arrangements of carefully chosen works, from Bach all the way to Bartok... 

Dean Friedman's 40th Anniversary

Dean Friedman's 40th Anniversary "Well, Well," Said the Rocking Chair Tour

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more... 

The Midnight Creeper Tour

The Midnight Creeper Tour

When midnight strikes join Broken Bones Matilda in The Vaults. With raspy vocals and melodic harmonies, their innocent yet dark sound is a perfect night time delight. 'If you have ever wondered what it would sound like if Nick Cave wrote songs for Fleetwood Mac, the answer lies somewhere in Broken Bones Matilda' (AnRFactory... 

Soul! Heidi Burson Original Soul

Soul! Heidi Burson Original Soul

Award-winning Nashville songwriter, Heidi Burson, tells an artist's story of shared human experience. Very early on, she felt influenced by singers such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin... 

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

This talented, international Japanese-born pianist returns to the Fringe to perform Mozart’s piano concerto No 12 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1. She will be accompanied by a local string quartet and will also perform an exciting programme of solo piano music. 

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

A journey through chamber music gems with the Edinburgh Quartet – featuring works by Mozart, Bruckner, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak and Gesualdo over three performances. Mozart – String Quintet in C Major, K515... 

Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues

Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), Jim Harcus and Pete Caban (Wang Dang Delta) have joined together to perform their authentic blend of foot-stomping acoustic blues 'n' roots, including many of the old blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed and many more. 

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

New Zealand's foremost comedy singer-songwriter, when ranked alphabetically, presents original comedy songs. Influences include New Zealand's fictional sheep-farming hero Fred Dagg and New Zealand's third most popular folk parody duo Like of the Conchords. 

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night... 

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

Following their previous sold-out Fringe show, acclaimed Scottish songwriters The Mars Patrol return to perform an intimate one-off hometown show at Merchant's Hall in the heart of the city... 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th-century masterworks and introduces some 21st-century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

The Scotsman Sessions

The Scotsman Sessions

Join us every Friday night throughout the festival to enjoy the very best in local live music talent, including classic covers and soulful contemporary jazz, all the way through until the wee hours. 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two native singer/songwriters return to the Fringe for the sixth consecutive year. Their five-star, sell-out show features original and traditional songs of Edinburgh and Scotland. ‘Quality voice!’ (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

Contini Live Lounge

Contini Live Lounge

In the Contini Live Lounge we will be featuring an eclectic mix of genres from some of Scotland's top musicians. Whether it be the chilled sounds of singer/songwriter Kirsten Adamson, the laid back acoustic grooves of George Murray, the authentic guid folk of The Cognac Twins or the relaxed, popular covers of Mixtape, with many other artists to be announced, you are guaranteed an afternoon of beautiful music to set you up for your busy Fringe evenings. 

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. Irenie has toured the country and abroad, appeared on national radio and television stations, and played at festivals of international renown, this show is sure to be a treat for the ears... 

Music at Lunchtime

Music at Lunchtime

Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. The show consists of original compositions of traditional style… lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs etc, played on the fiddle and whistle... 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Herald Angel winners on their 2017 Fringe debut, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang (Russian String Orchestra) return to Edinburgh with a completely new set of powerful music programmes... 

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

A unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as 'simply breathtaking' (BBC Radio Devon)... 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Five-star reviewed and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award-winner Elsa Jean McTaggart, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 to launch her well-known folk and Scottish music show, Hebridean Fire... 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

A return visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their own brand of acoustic blues and roots music played on acoustic guitar and double bass with passion and humour... 

Simon Kempston

Simon Kempston

Following previous five-star reviews, this unique talent returns to perform thought-provoking, evocative, original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting. His beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work – an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals... 

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

'Anesti Danelis delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, the lyrics were freaking hilarious' (MooneyOnTheatre.com). The very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis presents his delightfully dark collection of witty and ridiculous songs about our absurdly twisted world... 

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía & Marcelo are an innovative Mexican duo who combine different musical elements to achieve an experience in the spectator. Using world rhythms and traditional Mexican instruments achieves a unique sound... 

Live Music at SouthPour

Live Music at SouthPour

Join us for a prime selection of acoustic music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with different musicians and duos specially chosen for the Fringe, performing each night in the cosy surrounds of SouthPour... 

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket

Free Fringe Festival Music: Live on the Grassmarket

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night... 

Live Local Musicians

Live Local Musicians

Every night in the main bar, enjoy live music from local Scottish talent. Drop in and be entertained all night long. 

#Pianodrome Live

#Pianodrome Live

Brilliant multi-instrumentalists S!nk host a nightly cornucopia of new music, movement and more in the world's first ever #Pianodrome. This bespoke 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely out of upcycled pianos appears, serendipitously, under a geodesic canopy in the verdant tranquility of Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens... 

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

Thirty nights of the best local and international folk music showcasing a different artist each night. There's only 30 seats, so book early to save disappointment. 

Raising Sand: A Tribute to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Raising Sand: A Tribute to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

A faithful and heartfelt tribute to the beautiful Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album Raising Sand. Some of Scotland's most revered musicians join forces to bring you an unforgettable hour of listening joy... 

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... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling, this renowned singer-songwriter brings you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances. A John Martyn/Jamiroquai cross-breed... 

Alex O'Donnell

Alex O'Donnell

A 45-minute showcase of happiness, heartbreak and adventure as told by songwriter Alex. Accompanying herself with her guitar, this promises to be an intimate and friendly show, with plenty of chat and fun... 

Main Street Blues: High Energy Blues

Main Street Blues: High Energy Blues

Main Street Blues are a high-energy blues band that bring together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material. The band performs a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

One of Scotland's most respected musicians and a versatile keyboard improviser in all styles, Richard Michael BEM brings his dazzling fingers and presentation skills to the fore in an evening devoted to the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter... 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Nature, love and life: a programme of 19th-century art song devised by Stephen Morrison (guitar) and Jenny Nex (soprano) who bring an impassioned immediacy to performance of works by Schubert, Beethoven and Keller, and Italian contemporaries Ferrari and Giuliani... 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). After spending time in successful collaborative work with musicians and composers all over the world, these two consummate, vibrant and innovative musicians return to present an acoustic programme of their incomparable music including tracks from their new CD... 

Brodsky Station

Brodsky Station

Brodsky Station is a watery, imaginative space where Joseph Brodsky's poetry helps characters to tell a story of the struggle against circumstance, finding one's place in the world and discovering the will to find freedom... 

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione are promoting their collaborative album Compared to What. They have both been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally) and exude a wonderful chemistry when performing together... 

Pontoon

Pontoon

Since starting comedy just a few years ago Stu Woodings has managed to win a number of awards, as well as multiple nominations. But is he funny, or just good at winning awards? Please come to my show and find out for yourself... 

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... 

First Degree Burns

First Degree Burns

Join us for a Burns Night with a difference! Revisit old favourites and discover more about Scotland's bard in this light-hearted performance of his much loved songs and poems... and some of his more risqué material... 

Alastair Savage and Tom Rathbone: Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage and Tom Rathbone: Scotland and Beyond

An exciting collaboration featuring two of the country's most versatile instrumentalists. Both musicians are members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and have travelled the world performing with many of Britain's leading ensembles... 

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... 

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

The orchestra of the Canongait and conductor Robert Dick make their 10th consecutive Fringe appearance with a performance of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular first piano concerto, with pianist Geoffrey Duce... 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

For His Lordship's entertainment: In August 1717, Handel joined Lord Carnarvon's household as what we would now call composer in residence at Cannons where Johann Christoph Pepusch (b... 

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman is currently playing his fourth year running in the Apex Hotel in Grassmarket, although he has been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for years before that.The evening started after a welcome back from Friedman to lots of familiar faces... 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

A series of solo concerts celebrating the magical Scots fiddle tradition by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair's critically acclaimed 2016 album Alone With History features melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside a unique tribute to Rabbie Burns... 

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

The story of the clarinet told from a truly global perspective by Scotland's premier clarinet ensemble, in virtuosic performances on clarinets of all sizes. Featuring the quartet's well-established concert format of original compositions, commissions and little-known arrangements, SCQ will take you on a thrilling musical tour from Mozart to African Highlife via Indian raga and contemporary Australian sounds, without neglecting Scotland's own musical traditions... 

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... 

Wéko Tsai

Wéko Tsai

Wéko is a Taiwanese-born singer-songwriter inspired by her multicultural upbringing in Scotland, Taiwan, Scandinavia and California. Her music is best described as a fusion of acoustic pop, indie folk and mandopop... 

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 with Hannah Foster (Flute), three concertos from Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Op 3, Nos 4, 5 and 6 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No... 

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

From Inverness, capital of the Highlands, this award-winning, indie-folk line-up bring their potent combination of gorgeous harmonies, catchy songs and unique instrumentation to the Fringe... 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Passionate international artist Martyna Kazmierczak has swiftly earned a specialist reputation for historical keyboard performance, mastering instruments from the 16th century through the Viennese klavier to late romantic grand pianos... 

Alastair Savage: Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage: Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair presents his annual celebration of the Scots fiddle tradition in the Canongate Kirk's vibrant acoustic. Joining him are regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano and Iain Crawford on double bass, alongside a host of special guests... 

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting. Technique and craft are explored using examples from popular music including Friedman’s own hits: Ariel, Lucky Stars and Lydia... 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player, Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The History of Jazz Piano is now expanded into a journey over three nights taking in the greatest jazz pianists from Fats Waller to Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Richard, a 2010 Herald Angel winner, will demonstrate how these masters developed their unique styles by picking apart their individual techniques and performing their most famous pieces... 

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A one-man band greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash featuring Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice. Sold out 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, 2017 Adelaide/Perth Fringe. Monty woke up one day in 2012 and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash... 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra... and some things you would not! Following recent sell-out concerts in Russia, USA and China, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang bring to the Fringe a compelling mixture of passion, energy, fun and great music, designed for all ages and guaranteed to make you look with fresh eyes upon the world of classical music... 

Séance

Séance

Theatre today increasingly falls into one of two broad camps. On the one side is the traditional fourth wall performance – you sit here, we stand here, we tell a story and you listen... 

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... 

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 Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and sometimes musical journey through dating, marriage, divorce, death and other life experience stuff from his point of view... 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Scottish early guitar/lute specialist and composer Gordon Ferries plays solos by the great 19th-century guitarist/composer Mauro Giuliani including Le Bouquet Emblematique (where each beautiful piece represents a different flower); popular Handel arrangements (Harmonious Blacksmith); and melodic Airs Irlondois Nationales... 

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... 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. Influential composers Ponce and Chavez evince their culture utilizing traditional song with indigenous influences each creating their highly personal expression... 

An Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

An Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

Wendy’s spellbinding show offers stunning interpretations of contemporary and traditional Scots, French, American and Canadian songs: Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler, Robert Burns, Neil Young and more... 

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... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians: Kirsty Howe (horn), Alasdair Hill (oboe) Janice Gibson (piano), will play their fifth Fringe, presenting a jazzy number by Paul Basler, romantic Schumann, a hunting song by Cooke, sublime Blanc, and a quirky piece by Damase... 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Edinburgh sibilings Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe after last year’s sell-out show, bringing their blisteringly-hot country blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane... 

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Inaugurating the Friends of St Cecilia's 2017 Fringe season in the stunningly refurbished concert hall on Niddry Street, John Kitchen and David Gerrard will demonstrate the flamboyant richness of German and French repertoire for harpsichord duo... 

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... 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart and finishes with Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky... 

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

Over two recitals, Stefan Warzycki performs all Chopin's Op 10 études as recast for the left hand by Leopold Godowsky. Plus, Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and a transcription of his famous D minor Chaconne. 

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Neil and Kathryn offer a unique blending of Scottish smallpipes, clarinet, vocals, guitar, whistles and maybe Highland pipes. We play traditional material dating from the 15th century to the present day... 

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Returning from Australia after a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016, A Case of You is a poignant, imaginative and dynamic homage to one of the greatest songwriters of the Woodstock era... 

Migrant Sisters

Migrant Sisters

Two Irish and eastern European women talk about immigration. Includes live music and comedy as well as the serious themes. Touch Tour available for sight impaired, please contact us on Facebook for info. 

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano. Brahms A Major Sonata. Debussy Sonata. Piano solo. From 2nd book of Preludes by Claude Debussy: No 5 Bruyeres (Heather), No 8 Ondine (The Water Sprite), No 12 Feux d'Artifice (Fireworks). 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

New show for this year at the award winning Jazz Bar from Scottish duo Colorblind Slim. Delta blues spanning 90 years from Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Free as well as Colorblind Slim’s own original contemporary blues and roots numbers... 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. A unique chance to enjoy Jack Harris (‘a natural and captivating song writing talent’ Telegraph), Douglas Kay (‘thoughtful and passionate song writing’ Scotland on Sunday) and Paul Gilbody (‘sumptuous playing’ Edinburgh Evening News) collaborate on each other’s compositions and discuss how they write. 

Live @ McSorleys

Live @ McSorleys

McSorleys is Edinburgh’s premiere live music venue, showcasing up-and-coming local acts and the best Irish bands, seven nights a week. Edinburgh's number one Irish bar! 

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

As Carey's marriage crumbles, he swaps his wife for a guitar, elopes with it and writes songs about how he's definitely not having a midlife crisis. Soon, the relationship with his guitar becomes as complicated as the one with his wife... 

Live Music at SouthPour

Live Music at SouthPour

A good dose of local acoustic talent, join us for a selection of music treats from some of Edinburgh’s finest musicians. Enjoy a big mix of fantastic tunes in a relaxed and stylish location. 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th-century masterworks and introduces some 21st-century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits to Joey Ramone and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn

Local singer and guitarist Matt Dunn entertains every Friday at Angels Share. His style and repertoire caters to a wide audience. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra... and some things you would not! Following recent sell-out concerts in Russia, USA and China, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang bring to the Fringe a compelling mixture of passion, energy, fun and great music, designed for all ages and guaranteed to make you look with fresh eyes upon the world of classical music... 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters Nicholson and Gore perform songs of freedom and social justice. 'Bobby is a very fine songwriter possessed of an acerbic wit' (thelisteningroom... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper has a rich acoustic/folk heritage (folk legend Roy Harper's son) recognised worldwide. ‘One of the finest guitarists of his generation, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo)... 

Simon Kempston

Simon Kempston

Following 2016 five-star reviews, this unique talent returns to perform thought-provoking, evocative original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting. His beautifully crafted, folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals... 

Nick Cope's Family Song Book

Nick Cope's Family Song Book

'Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids' entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were.' (Stewart Lee). With songs about dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith rummaging around second hand shops... 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth. Beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra Tom Thum – best known for the most watched TEDx talk of all time, Beatbox Brilliance – joins bohemian singer-songwriter Jamie MacDowell to form an award-winning partnership that is 'redefining musical parameters' (Nouse)... 

Google Drive

Google Drive

When choosing the most appropriate art form to explain statistical significance, Dan Attfield settled on hip-hop as having the most educational value. He cites his main point of evidence as the success of Hamilton -The Musical... 

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience in 2010 performing at the World Cup opening ceremony. Africa Entsha are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance... 

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session is based in London and works with some of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK's independent music scene. Like its Soho showcase events, Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric will feature original music from a diverse mix of acts, each performing a short set... 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline's original songs. Having just completed a new album, they are preparing for its release in February 2017. Jacqueline & the Sensations has performed in Paris, London and Stroud and is preparing a tour for 2017... 

Carly Smallman: A Work in Progress and Other Terrible Stories About Why I Keep Ruining it for Myself

Carly Smallman: A Work in Progress and Other Terrible Stories About Why I Keep Ruining it for Myself

Star of ITV and BBC, Carly Smallman makes her Brighton Fringe debut with a work-in-progress hour of comedy. Expect funny songs, stories, and her thoughts on what it means to be in your thirties and left behind in an uncertain world whilst all of your smug friends host dinner parties like douchebags... 

Mark Lester Steps In

Mark Lester Steps In

The world's going to hell in a handcart, with climate change, extremism and cliches like 'going to hell in a handcart'. Enter South West London's favourite songwriter (possibly), to sort things out (possibly) with catchy tunes and tortuous rhymes... 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people who attend Brighton Youth Centre. This launch event will give you a taste of what B... 

Happy Birthday, Bob

Happy Birthday, Bob

From his first eponymous album in 1962 to his latest, Fallen Angels, via his never-ending tour, Bob Dylan has always divided opinion: Upsetting the Establishment as a Folk/protest singer, his own fans when he “went electric” and winning the Nobel Prize for literature... 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at lunchtimes. Three Tuesday concerts: Hill String Quartet May 16 (Harp Quartet op.47) Corrine Morris cello and Peter Limonov piano May 23 (Variations and Sonata op.5) JulianJacobson piano May 30 (Eroica Variations op... 

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground" said Roosevelt. Ivy Davies has realised she has been living upside down and it's time to turn things around! Join performance poet Ivy as she sets off on her magical journey through time and space, weaving spoken word and song together in this one-woman show... 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. New Note Orchestra is the Sex Pistols of the classical world due to its punk ethos and attitude. It believes that, with a bit of encouragement, anyone can write great music... 

The Wild & Friends

The Wild & Friends

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments the boys play, ranging from the electric guitar to a banjo to a viola, accompanied by warming vocals... 

94 Strings Harp Duo: From Bach to the Beach Boys

94 Strings Harp Duo: From Bach to the Beach Boys

Captivating harp duo, 94 Strings, is a collaboration between Sussex-based harpists Alexandra King and Fiona Hosford. With decades of experience between them, they explore all kinds of music from Bach to the Beach Boys. 

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They make the heart bigger." Small, tender and mighty stories of everyday courage from Brighton-based singer and storyteller exploring how courage can be as contagious as fear... 

Paul Prem Nadama

Paul Prem Nadama

Paul Prem Nadama is a singer-songwriter-guitarist of beautiful, soulful acoustic songs, with a new-age twist. Paul has played at Tribal Earth, Gayatri Corfu, Edinburgh Fringe as well as many other events in recent years... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith... 

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

Following his two very successful previous shows, Mitchell returns with another programme of solos, including his own compositions and songs in various styles. A review of Tony's 2014 Fringe show said: ‘Mitchell's relaxed style was very assured and truly eclectic covering folk, blues, classical, jazz etc’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

Mairi Orr

Mairi Orr

Mairi is a Scottish singer/songwriter celebrating the vibrant connection between Scots and American roots music. Her debut album, Jenny Does Burn, has her hotly tipped as 'one to watch' (Songlines... 

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano, stormy and tender, set the mood for György Kurtág's deeply-felt Hommage to R.Sch: a work rich in allusions to the romantic composer's fantastical alter egos Master Raro, Eusebius and Florestan... 

Jimmy Hutchison

Jimmy Hutchison

Jimmy Hutchison will take you on a guided tour through Scottish traditional song, from the Bothy Ballads of the north-east of Scotland, love songs, humorous songs to the great Border Ballads (The Muckle Sangs)... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen's latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. His recital illustrates the flexible form of the baroque suite featuring music by Johann Jakob Froberger (a student of Frescobaldi) and by Georg Böhm (an important forerunner of JS Bach, whose work is now seldom performed)... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Jean Rondeau has been stirring up the early music scene since winning the Bruges Harpsichord Competition. Celebrated for his often iconoclastic interpretations of standard repertoire, this young French artist already has two successful solo CDs to his credit... 

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 both being professional singers), and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk-singer... 

Pernille and Stephen Quigg

Pernille and Stephen Quigg

Former member of the legendary McCalmans, Stephen has formed a new duo with his Danish wife Pernille. Stephen and Pernille share a common feeling for the tradition of folksong and both know a good song when they hear it... 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is a world-renowned and accomplished singer, musician and producer. Mary Chapin Carpenter named him one of her favourite songwriters... 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Driving traditional and original songs, plus breakneck speed tune sets from the highly successful ten-year partnership of accordion ambassador Sandy Brechin and Borders singer and guitarist Ewan Wilkinson... 

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour could be a worldwide smash' (Sun). With a UK Number One vinyl single under her belt and now working with hit makers John McLaughlin and Jud Mahoney (Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson), Caroline will be performing an intimate acoustic set of her original material... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti (1,2 and 3) provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 Festival concerts, concluding performances with a different Beethoven symphony... 

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes special guest Fraser Fifield, with his Traditions Suite for Saxophone Quintet... 

Familiar Ghost

Familiar Ghost

Familiar Ghost is an eclectic mix of the wiliest of musicians bringing together a thoughtful blend of lyrics and melody, augmented with an array of vocal harmonies and instrumentation... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries presents a new, mainly solo programme inspired by compositions of the early nineteenth-century Hungarian guitar virtuoso, Johann Kaspar Mertz. This elegant recital is designed to demonstrate the predominantly Romantic, pianistic influences found in Mertz's work, and to explore the repertoire of duos which Mertz wrote for the specific combination of terz guitar and standard guitar... 

Again... It's Ragged Glory!

Again... It's Ragged Glory!

The band's fifth consecutive year appearing at the AMC. This well-known local group has gained a positive reputation for delivering a great range of songs, beautifully sung and laced with gorgeous harmonies... 

North Sea Gas In Concert

North Sea Gas In Concert

Once again the band take the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with great songs taken from their latest album, Fire in the Glen, and material from previous albums. With lots of craic, three-part harmonies, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran and more... 

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

One of Scotland's best bands make their Fringe debut with an intimate, one-off acoustic show at the Merchant’s Hall, playing songs from their new album, Human Condition. Not to be missed... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Robert Dick and his Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, concluding each performance with a different Beethoven symphony... 

Brian Kennedy – The Essential Collection

Brian Kennedy – The Essential Collection

25 years later and he is only getting started. Multiplatinum-selling, singer/songwriter and highly regarded radio and television presenter, Doctor of Letters from Ulster University, and a published author, not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre... 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

2016 sees the release of Alastair's long-awaited fourth album and his first completely unaccompanied fiddle recording. Captured in the magnificent setting of Crathie Kirk next to Balmoral Castle, Alastair brings the first concert performances of the album to this year's festival... 

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 styling into uncharted territories... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper is a great guitarist and a good singer, but a middling lyricist. This is a real shame, as Harper’s unsubtle and occasionally jarring lyrics detract from his genuinely impressive musicianship... 

Double D

Double D

Double D's performances are always an enjoyable mixture of songs and tunes, mainly Scottish traditional, or modern but in a traditional style. Their aim is to entertain with a well-judged blend of material – sad, uplifting and humorous... 

Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue

A songwriting partnership, forged in the wilds of Scotland. Edinburgh native and smooth jazz operator, Lorna Reid combines forces with dustbowl blues Glaswegian, John Alexander. Together they create a unique blend of folk-blues and country music... 

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

USA-based, New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead programmes an intriguing recital of Bach, Chopin, the grand Liszt Sonata, plus Persian-influenced music by fellow New Zealand pianist, Stephen Small. 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann's accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. Robert Schumann loved Bach's music and was determined to make the Cello Suites known to a wider audience... 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. Featured artists include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience Anne-Isabel Meyer, the London-based cellist who returns again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform all the Bach Cello Suites over three days. 'Meyer's mastery of the bow imbued the music with a warm air' (BroadwayBaby... 

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe – Writes and Songs

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe – Writes and Songs

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

The Power of the Pen: 80 Years of Song

The Power of the Pen: 80 Years of Song

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker combined have been producing songs for 80 years! Their creative partnership is unique in current Scottish folk music, both for the quality and worldwide recognition of their self-penned songs and for their powerful stage performances... 

Alastair Savage and Tom Rathbone, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage and Tom Rathbone, Scotland and Beyond

An exciting collaboration between one of Scotland's most versatile fiddle exponents and virtuoso English cellist Tom Rathbone. Individually, they have performed worldwide in many of Britain's leading ensembles and will combine to perform Scenes of Liberation which is Alastair's powerful musical depiction of sites he visited in Northern France connected to the Second World War... 

Depresstival, Tim Loud: Antifolks

Depresstival, Tim Loud: Antifolks

Two antifolk-Punk musicians, Depresstival and Tim Loud, bring their melodic, musical whinge fest to Bob's BlundaBus. Depresstival is a caustic, witty and eloquently miserable antifolk musician and vaguely viral YouTuber – facebook... 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki's series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. They would be enough of a challenge for two hands: how he does it with only one is beyond belief! '... 

PanAcoustic

PanAcoustic

Paul Joseph and Matt Solstone formed PanAcoustic in 2014 through a mutual love of instrumental acoustic music and knowing the infinite possibilities of the guitar duo. Their aim was emphasise improvisation, embedded within tight melodic structures, and live, energetic performances... 

Home Is Where the Harp Is

Home Is Where the Harp Is

Atmospheric songs, an eclectic range of instruments, beautiful harmonies and arrangements blended with Scottish, Irish and African traditions. Witches’ Brew (singers/songwriters Pauline Vallance and Clare Robertson) return to the Fringe for the third year... 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. Featured artists include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes returns to AMC with a show based on his well-received 2015 album I'm Walkin' Here. Rab had a challenging time in 2015 and wasn't available for last year's Fringe. He's back this year, sounding as good as, if not better than ever... 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair presents a concert of music from Scotland's proud fiddle tradition in the wonderful ambience of the Canongate Kirk. It will feature the great slow airs, strathspeys, jigs and reels by composers from past centuries alongside his own soulful compositions... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing all nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, and each performance will include a different Beethoven symphony... 

Joni & Me

Joni & Me

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden traces the musical journey of her hero Joni Mitchell. Joanna, who mentored global superstar Sam Smith, believes that songs travel through people. 'I am so proud to have introduced Sam to Joni Mitchell's music and to the concept of telling your own truth... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. This renowned singer/songwriter's quintet bring you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances... 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their sell-out show of blisteringly hot country blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex's guitar-playing simply takes your breath away... 

Gospel World

Gospel World

Cillis – short for St. Cecilia Church – Gospel Choir, directed by Scotsman Brian Hamilton, comes from just outside Munich, Bavaria. Our aim is to perform every song with the maximum possible musicality and passion... 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Gone Native is made up of two Scottish musicians, Kevin Gore and Bobby Nicholson, who decided that there wasn’t enough of a local presence at the Fringe. Their songs are angry, passionate, and decidedly political... 

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Countertenor James Laing, theorbo player James Akers and bass violist Susanna Pell’s hour long feast of Dowland was one of the most spectacular concerts I have attended in a while... 

Alex Yellowlees Band

Alex Yellowlees Band

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz... 

Larry Kaplan – Songs for an August Moon

Larry Kaplan – Songs for an August Moon

Highly respected songwriter Larry from today's American folk tradition returns to AMC and the Fringe with original ballads and powerful contemporary messages, told with the care of a fine storyteller... 

Coreen Scott and Friends

Coreen Scott and Friends

An acoustic programme of traditional and contemporary songs in French and English presented by singer Coreen Scott and friends. Songs will include those from Coreen's last album Beyond the Sea which has received excellent reviews... 

Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson

Luke is a young roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show-stopping voice and intricate guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity, and according to Acoustic Magazine, he's 'an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson'... 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. Spanning two centuries; from the birth of the six string guitar to the present day, performed on a beautifully restored period instrument and a uniquely designed modern instrument... 

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story

This educational, charming piece on an American folk-rock visionary is fittingly presented by an up-and-coming sensation of the same genre, Dan Clews. James Taylor’s life is outlined by a book-on-tape-esque recorded voice over which soothingly coincides with a slideshow... 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. A unique chance to enjoy Edwina Hayes: 'The sweetest voice in England’ (Nanci Griffith), Douglas Kay: ‘Thoughtful and passionate songwriting’ (Scotland on Sunday), and Alan R Davison: ‘Diverse and enchanting songs’ (ThereGoesTheFear... 

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo

'What a gorgeous way to start the second hour of today's show with studio guest, Rosie Nimmo. A very moving... pertinent song, Clouds Colliding. Just terrific. Fantastic, thank you very much indeed... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians return once again to the Edinburgh Fringe. Their popular concert of music for oboe, horn and piano will feature music by Herzogenberg, Molbe, Saint-Saens, Bozza and a quirky little number by Damase. 

Sainte Jane, American Folk / Americana Duo

Sainte Jane, American Folk / Americana Duo

Sainte Jane: Born from Lauren St. Jane's single, Running Around featuring Jeremy Ezell, the duo began performing in 2015 at Florida's 30A Songwriter's Festival (alongside Jason Isbell, Glen Phillips and rock legend Graham Nash)... 

Folk at the Fringe

Folk at the Fringe

We walk down into the stone basement of the Royal Oak; a tiny room, space for a couple of performers and a crowd of about thirty, all crammed in. The sets are unplugged, and we’re sat a matter of feet from the performers, standing with their guitars... 

Kiya Heartwood and Tejas

Kiya Heartwood and Tejas

Kiya Heartwood is an award-winning roots folk singer-songwriter who performs with her band Tejas (Anna Harris on fiddle/backing vocals and Jana Pochop on guitar). BroadwayBaby.com describes Kiya Heartwood (Stealin Horses, Wishing Chair) as ‘an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America’... 

Dean Friedman – Story Songs

Dean Friedman – Story Songs

This legendary singer/songwriter and pop-icon performs his chart hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years – the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith... 

Highland Harmony Heaven

Highland Harmony Heaven

Since winning the Sunday Herald's Best Unsigned Band Competition in 2013, Inverness's all-female foursome, Dorec-a-belle, have played across Scotland, including at major festivals such as Wickerman, Belladrum and Loopallu Fringe, and have supported top touring artists including Squeeze, The Magic Numbers and The Staves... 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

This American cello and piano duo, on their Fringe debut, will perform two glorious masterpieces: Beethoven’s Viennese classical Sonata in A major, op. 69 and Boëllmann’s French Romantic Sonata in A minor, op... 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

It would be hard to find a piano recital in this year's festivals better than those by this Japanese-born international soloist. Come and hear her perform in a delightful series of two concerts... 

Blues! Acoustic Blues and Roots

Blues! Acoustic Blues and Roots

New for this year: Main Street Blues have created a fully acoustic blues and roots show with a powerful set of original material plus blues classics. The band will be joined by special guest Jim Harcus, one of Scotland’s leading harmonica players... 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). ‘An exceptional saxophonist’ (Saxophone Journal). ‘Sawers... like Schumann on acid!’ (Scotsman). This duo, of Salsa Celtica and Delphian Records, explores the richness of classical music for saxophone and piano by composers from Scotland and Latin America, such as James MacMillan, Villa Lobos, Peter Maxwell Davies, Paquito D’Rivera, Astor Piazzolla... 

Little Song Webs

Little Song Webs

Let acoustic duo Lunabaï weave you into a world of spirited sound. Original material combining soothing melodies, striking harmonies, with an eclectic mix of instruments – Indian tampura, guitar, mbira, singing bowl, shruti box, drum and rainstick... 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished and acclaimed Hungarian-born violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform from his debut CD a selection of Sonatas and Partitas by JS Bach, including the might Chaconne, for unaccompanied violin... 

Megan Blyth Singer/Songwriter

Megan Blyth Singer/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter from Inverness. Deep, melodic and lyrical songs from a young new talent. Inspirations include PJ Harvey, Stevie Nicks, Lisa Gerard. 

Folk at the Fringe

Folk at the Fringe

Lost Horizons presents some of the finest folk and acoustic music from across the UK. 

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

In the setting of voice, bass and guitar, Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne create a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. Their repertoire spans a century of songwriting in the jazz genre including Sophie’s original contemporary folk inflected jazz songs and those dating back to the early 1900s... 

Simon Kempston

Simon Kempston

Rare chance to enjoy this unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in one of Scotland's most intimate music venues. His beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals... 

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Three guys playing stripped back, bluesy tunes about life and the world we live in. Staged at the award-winning Jazz Bar, this bluesy trio were a sell-out last year and Highly Recommended by FringeReview... 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th century masterworks and introduces some 21st century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits to Joey Ramone and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

Malones PBH Free Fringe

Malones PBH Free Fringe

Part of the PBH Free Fringe, Malones will play host to a variety of musicians from across the globe. Expect some raw acoustic sets, original and cover bands covering a variety of genres. 

A Boy Named Cash

A Boy Named Cash

Monty Cotton, a seasoned performer and musician woke up one day and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash. From this point on Monty has performed as Johnny Cash in pubs, clubs, arts festivals, mine sites, corporate functions, breakfast radio, morning television, and The Voice Australia... 

From Palestine to Brighton

From Palestine to Brighton

An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. They will perform classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music with the support of the Oriental Music Ensemble. 

The Folk side of Classical

The Folk side of Classical

Join Classical Folk for another evening of Schubert, Paganini, Massenet, Boccherini; gipsy and folk songs; tales of composers. "Violin mastery... virtuosity on guitar... beautiful singing... 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. Come and hear classic harp favourites, discover new sounds and experience the harp music of today. 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the mice... 

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper combines delicate acoustic noodlings with a soulful, emotive voice. With songs about the people he has met and places he hasn’t been. “Stunningly rich, acoustic folk songs that pull at the heartstrings and whisper intently to your soul” (Bitter Sweet Symphonies) 

The Broken Heart Trio

The Broken Heart Trio

Joyful swing and vocal harmony, from a time when men were gentlemen and courteous, and women were true and noble. With humour and wit, take a tour of lost romance and nostalgia. "I try to find that true old-style sound that the old masters had between the two great wars" (Kevin Van Staeyen – violin) 

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and 'Britain’s Got Talent' semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and watering cans to a huge junk drum kit, combining music with amazing technique and showmanship... 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. This legendary pop-icon performs hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what fans have known for years – the sophisticated, funny, profound work of a master songsmith... 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, 'Compared to What', which includes some wry comedy, love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all whilst drinking the best coffee in Brighton and eating amazing food provided by the Real Junk Food Project. 

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Pulling up a stool in front of the intimate, softly lit stage down in the basement of Komedia, reminiscent of so many NYC music venues, the audience and I settled in to enjoy the iconic songs of Simon & Garfunkel... 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a singer/songwriter, best-selling author and ultra-runner. His music is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety... 

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

Local Brighton pianist, Johan de Cock, presents an hour-long recital of Baroque sonatas by Antonio Soler, a classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, two late elegies by Franz Liszt, selections from Cançons i Danses by Federico Mompou, and a new milonga-inspired commission by R... 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. Until it wasn’t. Gritty, funny, painful stories of singers and stand-up from a multi award-winning writing and production team... 

In the Smoke

In the Smoke

Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation 'In the Smoke' has been wowing audiences with its own high-energy take on great songs you know and great songs you don't . All our songs are arranged by members of the group... 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Critically-acclaimed pianist Helen Burford returns to Brighton Fringe with a fascinating solo programme, featuring works by Somei Satoh, Piazzolla, Handel and Timo Andres. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. An exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works: featured composers include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Singing minstrels Guy Hayward and Will Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead us in an evening about the re-introduction of pilgrimage to 21st century Britain. Includes folk song, shelter-making, simple ritual, and a labyrinth walk... 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. Walton's exuberant 'Crown Imperial', Elgar's moving 'Nimrod' and Chilcott's uplifting 'Requiem' - regarded by many as equal to Fauré's. 

I Demand a Recount!

I Demand a Recount!

One year on from "the closest election in modern times" 'I Demand a Recount!' tackles the questions that can't wait until GE2020. Is Beyonce to blame for voter apathy? Is The House of Commons a bit like Wilkos? Could a game of British Bulldog aid constitutional reform? Using magic, music and mentalism! 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. Seven or eight top-quality acts every week... 

Zaza Music Presents: Martha Tilston

Zaza Music Presents: Martha Tilston

Martha Tilston has carved her unique niche in the modern English folk scene with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She is a captivating performer, an enchanting singer-songwriter blessed with a gloriously clear and seductively beautiful voice... 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier 'Jazz Jam' with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band leads the way for gifted amateurs and regular, unannounced, world-class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

The Museum of the Recently Named

The Museum of the Recently Named

You. Yes, you! You're lucky! Enclosed: a rare invitation to our rarely-opened Museum. Revel in a guided tour of our finest exhibits. Don't miss liquid transmission! Price includes souvenir to take back to (insert registered homeland here)... 

We Are Stardust!

We Are Stardust!

Hullabaloo Community Quire presents 'We Are Stardust!' Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebration of the incredible life, inspiration and creative legacy of David Bowie... 

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford is an alternative folk artist who fronts a five-piece band of multi-instrumentalists. “Both thought-provoking and utterly absorbing. Her songs are enchanting with her harp and guitar parts underpinning her sultry vocals... 

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz. The Cloggz comprises some of the foremost musicians on the UK jazz scene today... 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. This public recording session presents music exploring the theme of ‘Noah’s Zoo’ by students at the East Sussex Academy of Music. 

Folk Off Sessions

Folk Off Sessions

The Fiddler's Elbow plays host to a showcase of alternative folk, blues and roots acts for the third year running, featuring Black Fields, Paul Murray, Edd Mann, Warsaw Radio, Rotait, Night House, plus many more tbc... 

An Evening with Preston Reed

An Evening with Preston Reed

The New York master tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of received wisdom and burns the rule book of the past. Using the two-handed acoustic technique he pioneered in the 1980s, he fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrates the breathtaking potential of the guitar body... 

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

Glasgow-based Aurea Quartet comprises of four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music prize, and finalists in the Sándor Végh International Competition in Budapest, appearances include their Wigmore Hall debut... 

Folk to Funk

Folk to Funk

An eclectic mix of great songs with North London's finest harmonymongers. The Angels Of Kaos are a divinely diverse bunch of casual singing enthusiasts. If it's a great song we'll sing it – from Bach to Bacharach, Stevie Nicks to Stevie Wonder, Madonna to Barenaked Ladies – all laced with heavenly harmonies... 

Alex Hodgson Presents a Braw Bricht Moonlicht Nicht

Alex Hodgson Presents a Braw Bricht Moonlicht Nicht

Returning to The Brunton (Musselburgh) with original and traditional Scottish folk music, stories and songs delivered with a charismatic stage presence and unique sense of humour. His other sell-out shows which led to his recent tour of New Zealand can only result in another fantastic evening for all the family... 

Songs of the Scots

Songs of the Scots

Linten Adie is an Edinburgh-based community singing group. For the most part we are older in years, but certainly not in spirit. We sing the songs of Lowland Scotland – songs of love, work, war – with respect and passion... 

Patsy Reid

Patsy Reid

Described by Lau's Aidan O'Rourke as having ‘an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of,’ Patsy is one of the UK's finest and most in-demand traditional musicians. Combining folk and classical disciplines, she has an ability to virtually sing through her instrument... 

Pernille and Stephen Quigg

Pernille and Stephen Quigg

Former member of the legendary McCalmans, Stephen has formed a new duo with his Danish wife Pernille. Stephen and Pernille share a common feeling for the tradition of folksong, and both know a good song when they hear it... 

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Renowned traditional music genius, Cathal McConnell, founding member of the Boys of the Lough is joined by Christine Hanson on cello and Duncan Wood on fiddle, for an unmissable concert of the finest traditional music and song from Ireland and Scotland... 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

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

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years

Dan Haynes and Pete Richards of Bookends have returned to the Fringe to once again give us their mesmerising renditions of some of Simon and Garfunkel’s most beloved songs. Documentary footage projected above the artists tells us the story of Simon and Garfunkel’s partnership and Haynes and Richards add to this with some nice anecdotes... 

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart, American singer and songwriter from White Plains, New York, brings her music to the Edinburgh Festival. Backed by her band of Frequent Flyers. Pure emotion. 

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Students of Edinburgh Napier University return to the Fringe to perform a wonderful selection of solo piano repertoire, including works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. 

Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan

The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Gaughan returns for his annual hometown solo Fringe appearance... 

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Tim Cais and Chris Harding present two recitals of cello and piano music focusing on the works of Felix Mendelssohn, including both Cello Sonatas and the stunning Variations Concertantes, alongside wonderful sonatas from J S Bach and Prokofiev... 

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

Following his AMC 2014 Fringe sell-out show, well-known Edinburgh musician Tony Mitchell (ex Rankin File member) returns with solos, songs and self-compositions in a variety of acoustic guitar styles... 

Euan Drysdale – The Music and Words of Burns and Gow

Euan Drysdale – The Music and Words of Burns and Gow

Featuring singer/songwriter Euan Drysdale on vocals, guitar and piano and Alastair Savage on fiddle. Robert Burns and Niel Gow were both responsible for some of the greatest words and music ever to have come out of Scotland... 

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Award-winning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and Brazilian guitar with African and Latin rhythms... 

Pistol Pete Wearn - Footstomping Acoustic Blues

Pistol Pete Wearn - Footstomping Acoustic Blues

Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ifed cover... 

Steph Macleod

Steph Macleod

Steph Macleod is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who is getting airplay on Radio 2 as well getting to play gigs all over the UK and Europe. He has previously played at the Acoustic Cafe at Kirkliston and this is sure to be a busy night. 

Ragged Glory

Ragged Glory

This well-established, popular local group have one simple aim: to entertain. Following four consecutive years of much sought-after Fringe sell-out laurels – awarded for their shows at AMC @ St Bride's – 2014 saw their successful ‘fresher’ appearance in AMC's Big Room... 

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo

'Pure of voice and flexible enough to shift her overall tone from a high silky, almost hypnotic lull. Nimmo's songs blend country, folk, jazz and blues beautifully. A delicious collection of songs' (Miss James, Fatea-Records... 

Larry Kaplan–  Folk Music

Larry Kaplan– Folk Music

Song for The Bowdoin, Old Zeb, and Song for Gale – examples from a writer considered a leading voice in the American folk tradition. Larry's songs have been recorded by dozens of artists in the US and UK... 

Brothers and Sisters in Arms – Songs of War and of Peace

Brothers and Sisters in Arms – Songs of War and of Peace

Sell-out 2010-2014. Spellbinding show. A poignant commemoration of loss. An inspirational and uplifting celebration of love. Stunning interpretations of contemporary and traditional Scots, Irish, French, German, American songs and more… 'Musical perfection' ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Allan Taylor – Endless Highway

Allan Taylor – Endless Highway

Allan will sing his songs of the road, written from a lifetime of travelling throughout the world. He has made twenty albums and his songs have been recorded by more than one hundred and fifty artists... 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night with Special Guest Zara Janjua

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night with Special Guest Zara Janjua

Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex's slide guitar takes your breath away. They will be joined by special guest Zara Janjua from City TV, making her musical debut... 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories... 

Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

The upstairs room in the historic Arthur Conan Doyle building offers the perfect setting for a relaxed evening of fiddle melodies by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair was a prize-winning Scots fiddle player in his youth and has performed traditional and classical music throughout his life... 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Driving traditional and original songs, plus breakneck speed tune sets from the highly successful ten-year partnership of accordion ambassador Sandy Brechin and Borders singer and guitarist Ewan Wilkinson... 

Amos & Rocks: Hello Stranger

Amos & Rocks: Hello Stranger

Amos and Rocks make a long awaited return to Edinburgh and the Fringe with a superb compilation of songs, with material from their first two albums and also from their exciting new album project Hello Stranger... 

Various Moons

Various Moons

The curious and eclectic musical world of Edinburgh-based duo, Various Moons, comprising artist, songwriter and poet, Colin Donati, and jazz-influenced firebrand classical cellist, Robin Mason... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

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. But there would have been few in the audience tonight to leave feeling short-changed... 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas. 

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair returns to the wonderful surroundings of the Canongate Kirk for his annual celebration of the Scottish fiddle tradition. He will be joined by regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Iain Crawford on double bass as well as special guests from the folk music world... 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience once again Anne-Isabel Meyer’s performances of the six Cello Suites over three days in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church. 

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

Technical wizardry and impressive attention to detail. By invitation, this Polish and Taiwanese-Canadian duo performs Chopin’s cello sonata – ‘meditative, introspective and profoundly original’ (Jim Samson), together with Debussy’s cello sonata – programmatic masterpiece, evoking old Italian theatre... 

The Showhawk Duo

The Showhawk Duo

British guitarists The Showhawk Duo have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music... 

Scottish Bagpiping

Scottish Bagpiping

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not much piping in Edinburgh during the Festival. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society were asked to fill this gap... 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Siblings Màiri and Calum Macleod present an exciting programme demonstrating the variety of Scottish clàrsach music across a number of genres through original compositions, traditional melodies and haunting Gaelic songs and airs... 

Norman Lamont and the Heaven Sent

Norman Lamont and the Heaven Sent

Norman Lamont returns to AMC with more toe-tapping observations. This year the focus is on wry, dry humour, in the tradition of Loudon Wainwright and Randy Newman. 'The Ballad of Bob Dylan has lost none of its power to amaze and amuse over the years... 

Complete Brahms Symphonies

Complete Brahms Symphonies

The Orchestra of the Canongait and its conductor, Robert Dick, have been developing an enviable reputation over the past few years for the quality of their performances of some of the largest scale works in the entire symphonic repertoire, including the towering masterpieces of Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss... 

Five Happy Dead Boys – the Lo-fi Musical

Five Happy Dead Boys – the Lo-fi Musical

Low fidelity musical based on the horror-romantic comic saga by Davide Toffolo with the songs of Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, the popular indie band with the skull masks. Teenage zombies are condemned to eat only human flesh – unable to grow, love and die... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries and Stephen Morrison return with a new compilation to delight their many followers. Rich stores of nineteenth-century works for guitar duet have inspired them to bring this once popular but now neglected genre back into concert prominence... 

Paula Ryan – Celtic Singer/Songwriter

Paula Ryan – Celtic Singer/Songwriter

Paula Ryan is a compelling singer/songwriter from Ireland, whose powerful, insightful songs are inspired by the lyricism and passion of her Gaelic roots and driven by funky rhythmic influences and wacky instruments from other cultures... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. This renowned singer-songwriter's quartet bring you songs of love and seafood plus some very special guest appearances... 

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Scotland's visionary guitarist/composer returns with an astonishingly powerful new trio line-up of his award-winning Indo-Western ensemble, with Raju das Baul, mesmerising exponent of Bengal's mystical Baul folk tradition and possessor of one of the most soulful voices on the world stage, and tabla master Sarvar Sabri... 

Miriam Jones

Miriam Jones

Critically acclaimed and loved by audiences across North America and the UK, Canadian born, Oxford-dwelling Miriam Jones will open the Connected Arts Festival in 2015. Jones brings her songs described as a mixture of folk-pop stylings and classic songwriting redolent of the greats of early 70s southern California with their intimate, soulful and unvarnished performances... 

The David Latto Band

The David Latto Band

The David Latto Band bring their brand of celtic-tinged Americana to AMC@St Bride's and the Fringe for the first time. This will almost be a hometown gig for the Fife band who have toured across the UK and Europe winning over many, many fans with their unique sound... 

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman – Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter performs his classic hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years, the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith: ‘Entirely unique, utterly brilliant’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz... 

Sarah-Jane Morris: Bloody Rain

Sarah-Jane Morris: Bloody Rain

The British soul, jazz and r'n'b singer who topped the UK pop charts with The Communards in 1986 with 'Don’t Leave Me This Way'. Performing songs with Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield from a new collection of love songs, tributes, warnings and protests that she regards as the best album of her life, Bloody Rain... 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of Scotland's finest singer/songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. A unique chance to enjoy Douglas Kay: 'Thoughtful and passionate songwriting' (Scotland on Sunday), Alan R Davison: 'Diverse and enchanting songs' (ThereGoesTheFear... 

Coreen Scott and Friends

Coreen Scott and Friends

A relaxed and informal programme of songs presented by Scottish singer Coreen Scott. Songs will include those from her last album ‘Beyond The Sea’, which has received excellent reviews... 

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Fringe sell-out show 2014! ‘...wonderful rhythm and lyrics allied to some of the most listenable voices on offer today...’ (Irish Music Magazine). Two of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters are back! Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are powerful solo performers with over 30 albums between them... 

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four-piece: Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

A Quarter Century of Song

A Quarter Century of Song

Irish singer/songwriter, novelist, coach on The Voice of Ireland. Brian Kennedy returns from last year's sold out shows to celebrate 25 years in the music industry. From numerous platinum number one albums in Ireland, Brian featured as lead singer with Van Morrison’s world touring Blues and Soul Revue for six years and five of his albums... 

Troubadour Blues

Troubadour Blues

Local songwriter Allan Grant. Deeply rooted in the blues, country, and jazz traditions, his music transcends these labels with stunning originality! A rich, distinctive voice combines with his guitar playing to deliver songs with shapely melodies and thought-provoking lyrics that are engaging, tender, powerful and memorable... 

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Come to hear Colin Kingsley at 90 years old playing Mozart at age 22 (Sonata in C K309) and age 31 (Rondo in A minor K511), also stylish Schubert spring-like Grieg, idyllic Chabrier and Blackbird by Dutilleux (died age 97)... 

Comicunication

Comicunication

An absurdly hilarious and quite often musical exploration of the inner subtleties of communication. From synonyms to accents, subtext to mood, delivery to... timing. 

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals – not to mention ‘a certain roguish charm’ (Herald) from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. With echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, the inimitable singer/guitarist’s show – ‘electrifying’ **** (ThreeWeeks) – reinvents 20th century masterworks and introduces a few 21st century future hits of his own... 

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Over the last 20 years Mark Kozelek has been ploughing his own unique furrow, through his work in the band Red House Painters and through the moniker Sun Kil Moon, leading him to one of his most critically acclaimed albums to date, Benji... 

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four-piece: Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

Oliver Suddon – For One Night Only!

Oliver Suddon – For One Night Only!

Oliver Suddon, comedian and broadcaster, hosts a relaxing evening of comedy and music with a variety of selected performers from the Fringe and creates radio broadcast inserts for distribution worldwide in the process... 

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof is a blues based trio playing stripped back atmospheric music about life and the world we live in. Sell-out shows last year, with fresh new tunes for this year's Fringe... 

Beyond Harlem Nocturne: Terry Edwards and Neil Fraser

Beyond Harlem Nocturne: Terry Edwards and Neil Fraser

Having collaborated on and off since the early 90s on Tindersticks albums and French director Clare Denis’ soundtracks, legendary multi-instrumentalist Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Higsons, Madness etc) and Tindersticks’ guitarist Neil Fraser combine to create a brand new bag of spine-tingling music, alongside choice cuts from their back-catalogue... 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters perform a showcase of original and traditional Celtic music. Songs of love, travelling, pandas and trams. Nicholson and Gore have performed to audiences in Europe, Australia and the USA... 

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn

Local singer and guitarist Matt Dunn entertains every Friday at Angels Share. His style and repertoire caters to a wide audience. 

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

A giant leap in the continuing musical journey of OUT of ABINGDON, back from Australia for their third Fringe! This soulful Australian duo combines intricate melodies and driving rhythms that take you out of the everyday and into a place of bliss... 

Autumn's Here

Autumn's Here

Alison Chabloz returns to the Fringe this year with bespoke music show Autumn's Here, a refreshing blend of acoustic song and musical satire. Interconnecting themes touching on relationships, social media and politics are approached unconventionally with guitar or piano accompaniment... 

Free Fringe Music Festival

Free Fringe Music Festival

From now until August 31st, visitors can soak in the buzzing atmosphere at Edinburgh's premiere music venue. We are hosting a free festival of music ranging from original acoustic artists, blues singers, traditional musicians and full five-piece bands of various styles and origins... 

Lost Horizons Presents Folk at the Fringe

Lost Horizons Presents Folk at the Fringe

Lost Horizons returns with the finest folk/acoustic music from across the UK. Amazing talent from singer/songwriters to full bands, traditional to contemporary. Two venues to choose – The Royal Oak from 2... 

Simon Kempston

Simon Kempston

Rare chance to enjoy this unique, individual talent performing his thought-provoking, evocative original songs in one of Scotland's most intimate music venues. His beautifully crafted folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals... 

Lost Horizons Presents Folk at the Fringe

Lost Horizons Presents Folk at the Fringe

Lost Horizons returns with the finest folk/acoustic music from across the UK. Amazing talent from singer/songwriters to full bands, traditional to contemporary. Two venues to choose – The Royal Oak from 2... 

Lynn Hazelton

Lynn Hazelton

One of Australia's finest songsmiths brings you the Open Hearted Way. Settle in for a swag of catchy little tunes from the big country. From the vast outback sheep station of her barefoot childhood, Lynn grew up listening to the campfire dreamtime stories, the Aboriginal stockmen... 

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse. Music and poetry. A sequence of songs and instrumentals interwoven with poems on a variety of subjects, some funny, some serious. Cyn's verses draw inspiration from nursery rhymes, classical poetry and modern science... 

Where Are the Villains Now

Where Are the Villains Now

Protest music night taking on the BBC. The Cold Heart Revue is a UK solo acoustic artist. He was introduced to Paul McCartney at the LIPA Graduation and has met with Ronnie Wood. As seen at the Cambridge Folk Festival and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, he has performed a 100 date London Live! tour of the capital, featured on TV's The One Show and met with musician Bob Geldof... 

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

The Royal Oak is one of the most famous hubs of folk music in Edinburgh; the 30-seater downstairs lounge has been dubbed the ‘folk living room’ of Scotland's capital. During the Fringe, the Wee Folk Club presents 30 nights of acoustic folk and traditional music, featuring a different singer, musician or group every night, including some of the most well known names in Scottish folk music, as well as up-and-coming artistes...