Ímar

Ímar

A powerhouse instrumental quintet, Ímar’s unmissable synergy centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All five musicians share a strong background in traditional Irish music, underpinning the group’s distinctive qualities in both instrumentation and material... 

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... 

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

A rare chance to hear a concert of original songs from 'one of Scotland's best singers' (Tom Paxton). 'Can capture a relationship simply in a few words' (Dirty Linen). Former winner of Edinburgh Folk Club Song Writing Competition. 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies' rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, clarsach, lowland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, doublebass and percussion has captivated audiences from the USA to China... 

Norman Maclean

Norman Maclean

After successes at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Soft Shoe Skiffle Band, here’s another trip down memory lane with some fun and pop and folk songs like – Wild Mountain Thyme, Streets of London, Last Thing on My Mind, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Dark as a Dungeon, The Boxer, Winterwood, Dirty Old Town, The Leaving of Liverpool and more. 

Niteworks

Niteworks

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. Formed on the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a fresh and exhilarating sound... 

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get a crowd on its feet and singing along. The legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers return with a classic six-piece line-up fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar... 

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... 

Harry Cullen

Harry Cullen

Harry has been a stalwart of the Edinburgh folk scene since the early 70s and as a member of The Garvies, Town Choice and the Kinsmen he performed throughout Scotland. Eventually, Harry decided to come off the road and get a "proper job" so some may know him better as the "friendly" landlord of The Oxford Bar... 

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

Blazin' Fiddles celebrate 20 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances with special guest singer Karen Matheson... 

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... 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. Delve deep into the stories, myths, language and delicious cultural intricacies that make Wales the beautiful and mysterious place that it is... 

Harmony – The Mumbai Experience

Harmony – The Mumbai Experience

Mumbai... maximum city! Filled with dreamers, labourers, starlets, gangsters and lots and lots of colourful people. Presented to you by the students of The Aditya Birla Integrated School, India, a school for children with learning difficulties... 

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... 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Twice BBC Folk Award winner (Best Musician), Tim has again been nominated for the 2018 award! 'Ferocious passion... beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love... 

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... 

Birichen

Birichen

The debut showcase of Birichen coinciding with the release of Hush, the first material from this quirky duo. Leading you through traditional ballads and contemporary covers, it then teases the listener with a dram of modern Highland folk... 

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... 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. We are a three-part harmony folk-singing trio of instrumentalists, including guitars, banjo and ukuleles. You will enjoy traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories from around the world, suitable for all ages... 

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... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Scottish duo with fiddle, guitar and vocals. Their performances combine many of their own tunes and songs alongside old, traditional Scottish music, with many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland... 

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. He has recently recorded his debut album with triple Grammy winner, Jesse Lewis, who has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Bela Fleck... 

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

This duo will lift you up with their ridiculous stories as you transcend with their emotive songs. Banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar and lush harmonies accompany you through crafted originals and uniquely reworked old world ballads... 

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... 

Rolling in the Barrel

Rolling in the Barrel

Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic. Bothy-ballad champion Shona Donaldson joins international early musicians Emily White, Morag Johnston and Fernando Olivas... 

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Join MG Alba Scots Singer of the Year nominee, Iona Fyfe, for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East. An AMC 2017 Fringe sell-out, Iona is one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of Aberdeenshire... 

Zak Younger Banks

Zak Younger Banks

Singer/songwriter Zak Younger Banks combines emotionally raw vocals, poetic lyrics and intricate fingerstyle guitar to create original and distinctive songs. Rooted in traditional music, Zak established himself on the Newcastle folk scene and is now studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow... 

The Wendy Weatherby Band

The Wendy Weatherby Band

Beautiful heart-wrenching songs, lively cello tunes and lots of laughter from Edinburgh's own bubbly queen of folk Wendy Weatherby and her all-star band, featuring Fiona Cuthill on fiddle, Stevie Lawrence on guitar and Sandy Brechin on accordion and keyboards... 

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. A contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. Blows – Piers Adams. Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes. Bellows – Murray Grainger... 

Edinburgh's Traditional Music: Allan Ramsay's Songs. John Morran (Vocals, Cittern), Frank McLaughlin (Pipes, Guitar), Fred Freeman (Commentary)

Edinburgh's Traditional Music: Allan Ramsay's Songs. John Morran (Vocals, Cittern), Frank McLaughlin (Pipes, Guitar), Fred Freeman (Commentary)

Featuring musicians from the internationally acclaimed Complete Songs of Robert Burns (Linn Records). 'Great voices, great songs... Who could ask for more?' (fRoots). 

Auld Hat – New Heids

Auld Hat – New Heids

Sell-out AMC2017! Bringing back the wonderfully singable songs of yesteryear and rekindling the atmosphere of those folksong clubs. 'The wit and humour from the Bruce brothers (Fraser and Ian) was excellent... 

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... 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

A bit of fun and a trip down memory lane. Hear again pop and folk hits like Putting on the Style, Amazing Grace, My Old Man's a Dustman, Wild Rover, Hello Mary Lou, Nobody's Child, Singing the Blues, Tom Dooley, Freight Train, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour, Heartaches by the Number and many more. 

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls

The feelings and concerns of women are very much in our thoughts at the moment and their songs have always been at the centre of our tradition. For their 2018 Fringe show at AMC, Ribbon Road present a new set of songs written by Brenda Heslop for and about women telling some of their stories... 

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

With his-larger-than life stage presence, Alex brings another absolute treat. Packed with laughter, theatre, spoken word, music and a bit of everything in between. A must see during this year’s Fringe... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Wild man of the accordion Sandy Brechin gathers together from all four corners of the car park some of his oldest chums (and a few born more recently) for the usual musical mayhem and comic capers... 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier... is a compelling tribute to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, during WWI, and to Bangour (Edinburgh's War Hospital). OpenCast tell through music, poetry, slides and humour, the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country... 

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... 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 24th Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 24th Year

The festival’s best free music event hosted by Yard Of Ale and Sandy Tweeddale featuring guests Bedford Falls, FCUKulele, On The Wagon, Mad Ferret Band, Edgehill, Kevin Gore and Eddy Hanson, Coaltown Daisies and Gus Munro. 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. Poetry with music: over 40 years touring worldwide, more than 150 artists have recorded his songs... 

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... 

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues. Iona Zajac (vocals, clarsach), Sam Grassie (guitar), Herbie Loening (double-bass). The group released their debut EP (Mink Records), recorded at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam in May 2018, and their music has received critical acclaim from Folk Radio UK and BBC Scotland... 

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

UK folk singer, cult hero and festival legend Beans on Toast makes his debut Fringe appearance. A unique and unpredictable seated performance of love songs, protest songs and drinking songs intertwined with the stories behind the songs and the random adventures they've led him on... 

Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

Dick: clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, recorder. Fraser: bellows blown pipes, soprano sax, whistles. Jazz pipes and folksy saxophone, traditional tunes and sparky improvisation, it's the bee's knees! 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, 'voice... of real purity and integrity' **** (BroadwayBaby.com) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with another selection of fabulous, rarely performed Scottish music – this time with baroque fiddle and flute... 

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... 

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine. Jake just wants to provide for his family. Ten years after a tragic mining accident robbed most of the town's children of their fathers, Pickaway Coal announce that they’re reopening the mines... 

Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller and WhYte

Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller and WhYte

Three brilliant bands – two multi award-winning instrumental and singing sensations with cutting edge Gaelic cultural pioneers – share one stage in a Scottish Showcase Expo event... 

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song

Legacy: A Mother's Song, one of two devised musicals under the 'Legacy' banner at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is the distinctly less crowd-pleasing of the pair. Whilst there is no need to see A Mother's Song in order to comprehend The Book Of Names and vice versa, they do make for an interesting comparison piece when placed side-by-side... 

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... 

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002). A vital, new perspective on this revolutionary European intellect and father of Scottish folk revival presented in dynamic, dramatic fusion... 

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

The Greenock-based local luminary tells stories of love, life and laughter with well-crafted songs. Performing a capella and accompanied in her percussive guitar style, Shelagh has won awards at Inverclyde's Scottish Folk and Roots Festival, Danny Kyle Open Stage (Celtic Connections) and shared stages with Alastair McDonald, Gaberlunzie, Rab Noakes, Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan, Sylvia Barnes, Siobhan Miller, James Grant and Maisie Peters... 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC. It is an enchanting combination of two singer/songwriters, Pauline Vallance and Clare Robertson. Individually, they have recently toured in Africa, Canada and Australia... 

Ainsley Hamill

Ainsley Hamill

One of the UK's leading, most diverse folk singers and songwriters. In October 2013, Ainsley won The Silver Pendant at The Royal National Mòd in Paisley. She has received numerous award nominations including BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist (2015) and Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards (2015)... 

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

Top Scots traditional singer/guitarist George Duff performs songs from his new album The Collier Laddie featuring classics by Robert Burns, songs from the coal mining industry, and Scottish and Irish traditional songs and music... 

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... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow born and raised but with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Their repertoire comprises music and songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

Roselit Bone

Roselit Bone

Heart-wrenching and apocalyptic cowboy music inspired by the desolation and violence of the American West of both the past and present. Roselit Bone's Joshua McCaslin is a triple threat: a versatile and accomplished guitarist, a powerful writer of vivid nightmare-poetry, and a singer unique in his ability to croon like Marty Robbins, bellow like Nick Cave, and scream, grunt and wail like a defiant, wounded animal... 

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... 

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Twice Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based Beth Nielsen Chapman has released thirteen albums and written seven number one hits and songs recorded by Willie Nelson and Elton John and include Faith Hill’s mega-hit This Kiss... 

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond. Fellswater is comprised of eight musicians and their instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection: vocals, whistle, Irish flute, guitar, octave mandolin, violin, cello, Celtic harp, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, acoustic bass guitar and percussion... 

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

Join Edinburgh trio Curmudgeon for an uplifting evening of songs on the old familiar topics of deception, drunkenness (and dangers thereof), disappointment and lost ways of life interspersed with beautiful old airs and lively strathspeys and reels on fiddle, guitar, whistle and Scottish small-pipes... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

Celebrating 10 successful years at the Fringe and a host of sold-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the much-loved Scottish songbook. Inspired by a love of The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Farafina!

Farafina!

An exciting, colourful show from Burkina Faso bursting with the traditional dance and music of the Madinka people of West Africa, the descendants of the 13th-century Mali Empire. With traditional, authentic instruments and traditional costumes, the dancers whirl through dynamic, spirited, exuberant arm, foot-stomping and hip-gyrating body movements driven on by the powerful and rhythmic drums... 

Akbayan

Akbayan

Akbayan is a beautiful folk legend that is performed by the spectacular Kazakh Theatre of Drama and Music Kyzylorda and directed by the esteemed Hussein Amir Temir. This will be a European premiere and suitable for all audiences... 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

The wild man of Scottish accordion is back with his tip-top tunes, frighteningly fast fingering and hilarious hi-jinks and humour, accompanied by his groovin' five-piece band. It's folk music, Jim, but not as we know it! Sandy is one of Scotland's best-known accordion players, tutors and composers, and has performed all around the world with his various bands, such as Burach, Seelyhoo and The Jimi Shandrix Experience... 

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... 

Scottish Folk Singer

Scottish Folk Singer

A special performance of historic and contemporary Scottish folk songs in the atmospheric Captain's Bar. 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. His reputation ruined and his legacy crumbling, his work is all that remains. As a rival seizes Poe\'s estate, echoes of the past emerge. Inside these walls, are his stories simply marks on a page, or something else entirely? Based on the life and works of Poe, this critically acclaimed musical weaves the author\'s stories into a ghostly new tale... 

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)... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, a ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar! All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show! Good exercise and great fun... 

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... 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy. Inspired by her favorite artist, award-winning musician Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with a brand-new show for 2018 – Eva Cassidy: The Story, after selling out many times in 2017... 

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Join Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, on a solo musical exploration of blues, showing how early guitarists inspired each other. In an intimate basement venue, Toby will dissect the songs and styles around which he revolves his work and reveal how this form of folk music became so influential to so many around the world... 

John Montgomery String Band

John Montgomery String Band

This is the five-piece band's second consecutive appearance at the Fringe. A 55-minute, eight-night run of beautiful songs and music featuring the local landscapes, lives and loves... 

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... 

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... 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

The Choir of Man was the runway hit and 'the ultimate feel-good show of 2017 Fringe' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). A night of unadulterated entertainment that combines high-energy dance, live music and foot-stomping choreography with the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock... 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning Whiski Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at Whiski Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony... 

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. 

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh

The Stramash Daily Ceilidh. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh bands with caller to talk you through all the dances. Ideal for the novice or experienced ceilidh dancer. 3rd - 27th August... 

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... 

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers far beyond the folk scene... 

Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis’s exquisite voice, interpretation of Scottish Gaelic culture and ability to bring folk music out of the past and into the contemporary are what make her a multi award-winning star... 

Scocha in Concert

Scocha in Concert

One of Scotland’s leading folk’n’roll bands entertain you with traditional songs and their own material. Foot stomping and lower tempo, heart warming numbers combine with good humour and on-stage banter. 

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

Three of Scotland's finest folk musicians: Capercaillie fiddler Charlie McKerron, Bùrach accordionist Sandy Brechin and Anam singer/guitarist Brian Ó hEadhra combine their considerable talents to bring you a breathtaking selection of fiery tune sets and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition... 

Katie Macfarlane

Katie Macfarlane

Katie is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She has had a passion for Gaelic and Scots song all her life and has been a semi-finalist in both BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award competitions... 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe’s Bagel are a thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz. Stunning original compositions meet sublime traditional melodies, backed up by infectious foot-stomping grooves. This virtuoso band (fiddle, accordion, piano, bass and percussion), featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians, will be joined for this concert by some very special guests... 

Scotland's Wild Heart

Scotland's Wild Heart

Folk traditions meet orchestral grandeur in this audio-visual spectacular. A world-class ensemble led by award-winning composer/pianist Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) features the cream of Scotland’s musicians, including Patsy Reid (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute and pipes), Sorren MacLean (guitars), James MacKintosh (percussion) and a handpicked string section led by Grit orchestrator Greg Lawson (fiddle)... 

Bert Inspired – A Tribute to Bert Jansch

Bert Inspired – A Tribute to Bert Jansch

Since bursting onto the music scene at Edinburgh's legendary Howff club, Bert's unique style of folk, blues and jazz has inspired generations of genre-defining musicians. Tonight we gather his colleagues including Jacqui McShee of Pentangle with Mike Piggott, Steve Tilston, Bernard Butler, and fans Ben Watt, Karine Polwart and Alasdair Roberts, and Bert's original guitar teacher and national treasure, Archie Fisher, to perform music that shaped Bert and the songs that he has left us as an ever-resonating legacy. 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, deeply rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing on influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music... 

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... 

Remember Me My Dere

Remember Me My Dere

Elspeth McVeigh brings another gorgeous and unusual programme of little known, rarely performed Scottish and European 17th-century music to the Fringe. Sung by street musicians, these beautiful, haunting songs have survived in all their glorious celebration of life and the heart... 

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... 

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Two of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new acts present their unique brand of pastoral and lyrical pop, enhanced by intricate arrangements for the renowned Pumpkinseeds strings, brass and voices, in a spectacle of contemporary indie talent... 

NeoFolk Harpist Calvin Arsenia

NeoFolk Harpist Calvin Arsenia

Unbridled to genre or tradition, Calvin Arsenia came of age in Kansas City, studying classical voice, piano and guitar. ‘My job on the stage is to find the end of myself – to bleed for my audience – and by doing so, give the audience permission to feel all of the emotional landscapes that we experience to the farthest extent... 

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Symposium Hall is an ideal venue for an acoustic music show with great views from the whole of the theatre. The Joni Mitchell Story follows the early career of Canadian nine-time Grammy Awards winner song writer Joni Mitchell whom we learn was born Roberta Joan Anderson... 

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story is one of a series of shows at the Fringe under the Night Owl Shows, the company created by Dan Clews. The format follows the chronological career of the artist along with video and stills relating to the story both during and preceding the songs... 

Our Streets Are Numbered

Our Streets Are Numbered

The show follows up on No Redemption Songs (Fringe sell-out 2014 and 2015) and tells the story of the former mining village of Horden, Co Durham, in the years since the miner's strike and the pit's closure... 

Siobhan Owen - Girl of the World

Siobhan Owen - Girl of the World

This Australian singer/harpist is bringing her successful Adelaide Fringe show to Edinburgh! Siobhán is what you get when you combine Celtic passion and Classical training! Throw in a harp and you get an ethereal blend of haunting melodies, ancient and new! Having performed at major festivals, concerts and events around Australia, Siobhán is now receiving international acclaim with performances in UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Siberia! She recently received the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year’... 

Saul and the Witch at Endor

Saul and the Witch at Endor

A lunchtime recital featuring music drawn from Henry Purcell's Harmonia Sacra, and folk song settings by Benjamin Britten. Directed by Les Shankland, St Vincent’s Director of Music... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle, guitar and vocal duo. Performances combine many of their own tunes and songs alongside traditional Scottish music, with many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland... 

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... 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 23rd Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 23rd Year

The festival's best free music event hosted by Sandy Tweeddale Band and Yard of Ale featuring guests Bedford Falls, Mike Whellans, Delacroix, Coaltown Daisies, Hot Tin Roof, On the Wagon, Mad Ferret Band, and FCUKulele. 

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... 

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... 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

A trip down memory lane, hear again 50s to 70s pop and folk hits like Putting on the Style, Amazing Grace, My Old Man's a Dustman, Wild Rover, Hello Mary Lou, Nobody's Child, Singing the Blues, Tom Dooley, Freight Train, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour, Heartaches by the Number and many more. 

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Since the 90s, no other band has managed to capture the excitement and passion of Scottish music. With a Blazers' performance comes the rare opportunity to hear regional expressions, from Scotland’s Highlands and islands, and the individual style of each fiddler, Inverness’s Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan and Orcadian Kristan Harvey, in a blend of ensemble and solo sets... 

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman (pipes/whistles) and Luc McNally (guitar/vocals) hail from Glasgow's vibrant traditional music scene. Since meeting in 2014, these two talented, young folk musicians have released two recordings and travelled extensively in Europe to festivals and folk clubs... 

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... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Wild man of the accordion Sandy Brechin gathers together from all four corners of the car park some of his oldest chums (and a few born more recently) for the usual musical mayhem and comic capers... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Whip out some dancing shoes and get ready to whirl around a dance floor at the fantastic event that is Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall brought to the Fringe by Edinburgh Ceilidhs.The evening is chock-full with many dances for pairs, such as the Canadian Barn Dance or St Bernard’s Waltz, as well as group reels such as The Flying Scotsman and the Eightsome Reel... 

Game of Drones

Game of Drones

Join Edinburgh trio Curmudgeon for an uplifting evening of songs on the old familiar topics of deception, drunkenness (dangers thereof), disappointment and lost ways of life, interspersed with beautiful old airs and lively strathspeys and reels on fiddle, guitar, whistle and Scottish smallpipes... 

In a Faraway Place

In a Faraway Place

In a Faraway Place is one of the most well known Chinese folk songs in the world. The songwriter Wang Luobin is often referred to as the King of Western Chinese folk songs. Based on Wang Luobin’s legendary life story in Western China, the story will be told using the tunes and lyrics of his most well-known songs... 

RANT

RANT

Four fiddles: one beautiful sound! Herald Angel award winners for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals, Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from Shetland and two from the Highlands... 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year. They are an enchanting combination of two singer/songwriters, Pauline Vallance and Clare Robertson, with one harp and many instruments... 

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

Sangstream is an Edinburgh-based Scots folk choir led by Corrina Hewat, the well-known composer, harper and singer. Sangstream has been singing Scots traditional and contemporary songs in harmony for 20 years... 

Ceilidh in the Park

Ceilidh in the Park

Help to break the World Record for the Biggest Gay Gordon dance by taking part and help When You Wish Upon a Star to grant the wishes of children with a terminal or threatening illness throughout Scotland. 

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... 

Tom and Bunny Save the World

Tom and Bunny Save the World

The novelty musical gets its fair share of traction over the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Fat Rascal Theatre are attempting to stake their claim as rulers of the field. Their other show, Buzz, a musical about vibrators, was a hit at last year’s festival... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

Young traditional musicians Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow-born and raised with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Their repertoire comprises music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire... 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After many sell out performances in the past years, the kilted duo return to The Jazz Bar with occasional guest musicians. Inspired by a love of The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

The Kilkennys: The Very Best of Irish Folk and Ballads

The Kilkennys: The Very Best of Irish Folk and Ballads

Ireland's newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. The band's following is growing internationally and their upward curve has been sure and steady... 

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... 

Ella Munro

Ella Munro

Ella Munro, the talented young singer from the Isle of Skye, was an outstanding finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2017). Formerly a pupil at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and now at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ella's performances of beautiful Scots and folk songs have grabbed the attention of the Scottish folk music scene... 

Divine Melody from Chinese Fiddlers: Shanghai Yangpu Children’s Palace Students’ Art Troupe’s Concert at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Divine Melody from Chinese Fiddlers: Shanghai Yangpu Children’s Palace Students’ Art Troupe’s Concert at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With the combination of classic melody and innovative performing methodology, the concert will demonstrate the charms of traditional Chinese music and dance with the spirits of the Chinese nation... 

Reely Jiggered

Reely Jiggered

Scottish band Reely Jiggered will take you on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the furious fiddling of gypsies, haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring voice of a soprano, with the beauty of rocked-up acoustic instruments... 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist and percussionist Charlie Wild, they will perform two intimate concerts in the award-winning music venue The Jazz Bar. 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

The king of Celtic 'ccordion, Sandy Brechin, brings his lightning-fast fingers to the Fringe once again, along with his mad-cap humour, featuring hits from his many albums plus some brilliant new tunes... 

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

One of the UK's brightest young female vocalists to have broken through in recent years. Her work as a vocalist has been wide and varied including live BBC TV and radio. Claire will sing some favourite songs from Joni Mitchell's extensive back catalogue – an artist who has given Claire lifelong inspiration... 

Blue Fox Knights at the Fringe

Blue Fox Knights at the Fringe

Vocals and guitar are performed live (Phil and Dave), along with complex backing tracks to provide a full band sound experience. Original Scottish indie folk rock music with a blend of eastern swing and country... 

Spices from Istanbul

Spices from Istanbul

Mesmerising and lively, Meskhane perform a variety of Gypsy dancing tunes and Turkish folk pieces with members from Bulgaria, France, Denmark, and Scotland, playing kanun, saxophone, oud and Oriental percussion... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

After eight successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the Scottish songbook. Inspired by a love of The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

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... 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland

Five-star reviews and Three Weeks Editors' Award winner Elsa Jean McTaggart returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 to launch her well-known folk and Scottish music show, Sounds Of Scotland... 

The Wendy Weatherby Band

The Wendy Weatherby Band

Beautiful heart-wrenching songs, lively cello tunes and lots of laughter from Edinburgh's own bubbly queen of folk Wendy Weatherby and her all-star band, featuring Fiona Cuthill on fiddle, Stevie Lawrence on guitar and Sandy Brechin on accordion and keyboards... 

John Montgomery String Band

John Montgomery String Band

The band feature multi-stringed instrumentalists playing original music and songs in the folk/country rock genre. Fresh from their Scottish concerts and featuring two inspiring albums – Walking Home (shortlisted at Scottish Music Awards) and newly released Falkland Hill... 

Ryan Young (with Jenn Butterworth)

Ryan Young (with Jenn Butterworth)

Scots Trad Music Awards' Up and Coming Artist of the Year, Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. He has recently recorded his debut album with triple Grammy winner, Jesse Lewis, who has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Bela Fleck... 

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years

A blend of incredibly accurate live performance and multimedia, returning to the Festival after sell-out runs in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Featuring hits such as The Sound of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound, the show is a nostalgic journey through the career of the folk rock duo and has been described as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows... 

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents a solo musical exploration of blues, showing how early guitarists inspired each other... 

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... 

Eva Cassidy the Story

Eva Cassidy the Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart launches a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy. With voice and guitar, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic voices, which was not brought to light until two years after her untimely death at 33... 

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)... 

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

The Arbikie Pipers – led by Grade 1 piper, Pipe Major Cammie Ritchie – present a performance of Scottish traditional music with a twist. The performance includes well-known and loved traditional tunes, which are mixed with lively modern compositions, featuring both the Great Highland bagpipes and the Scottish smallpipes, with and without vocals, plus varied styles of drumming... 

Ensemble SU: The Party

Ensemble SU: The Party

This quintet crosses international boundaries with its blend of Korean traditional instruments (strings and percussion) and western instruments (cello and piano). Since 2010, Ensemble SU has been touring internationally bringing their unique blend of contemporary and classical music to world stages... 

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... 

Captain's Folk Singer

Captain's Folk Singer

Spend an hour in the historic and atmospheric Captain's bar with the Captain's Folk Singer. Daily themes explored will be: Songs of Protest and Social Justice by Kevin Gore, Songs for Edinburgh's Unsung hero James Connolly by Gerry Mulvenna, The Transatlanctic Songs by Ciaran McGhee and James Stewart... 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us Whiski Bar for a vibrant, foot-stomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony... 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences. This is the debut in a series of 'In the Round' concerts at the new Gem Electric over the coming months... 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Tim has many accolades - BBC R2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the year', 'Best duo' with Brendan Power and many more. "Stunning” (Aled Jones, BBC R2). Tim Edey is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has toured and recorded with the biggest names in Contemporary-Celtic music: The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Capercaille, Wolfstone, Altan, Lunasa, Julie Fowlis and many more... 

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The band played tribute to their late fiddler, Angus R Grant. The tour of England will be its first outing following a return to its highland home, Glenuig... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

With guitars, bodhrans and mandolin in hand, The Sorries sing, play and banter their way through a selection of traditional songs from Scotland and beyond. After 8 years of delighting packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, the kilted duo take their show for a weekend at the seaside... 

A Light Classical lunch

A Light Classical lunch

Join Classical Folk for a lunchtime concert of beautiful and fun music - Classical, Folk (English and around the world) and gypsy - with a seasoning of parlour songs. Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (Philharmonia Orchestra, violin), Peter Golden (guitar)... 

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... 

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first... He is Ganesha! The god with the elephant head. When his mother Parvati is lonely she creates a child from the earth, but the boy turns out to be more powerful than anyone expected... 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe. What do you do when your singing partner vanishes? Twee Scottish children’s entertainer Gerald ‘Wee Gerry Hoots’ Galbraith grew a beard and went full art-folk... 

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... 

Slim Chance

Slim Chance

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's Lane's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre... 

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... 

Folk Off Sessions

Folk Off Sessions

Following on from the success of the last three years, the Folk Off Sessions return to the Fiddler's Elbow located on Boyces street for another Brighton Fringe. This free, live music showcase featuring a selection of Brighton's finest song-writers, bands and musicians really is not to be missed... 

The Last Honeypot

The Last Honeypot

The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey. But the world has been growing colder, the flowers are wilting, and the bees..... 

The Burning Gadulka

The Burning Gadulka

With humour and sarcasm, a musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka - an instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance. By blaming the Gadulka and undermining its functionality and significance, the Gadulka player reveals the similarities between himself and the instrument... 

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets. Beautiful harmonies, compelling rhythms and the melding of 12 and 6 string guitars underscoring Shakespeare’s exquisite poetry. 

Sexy Beasts

Sexy Beasts

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. Her smartly wacky songs are like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a punk attitude... 

Folk It

Folk It

Singer/songwriter Sylvie Lewis curates acoustic concerts with musicians and wordsmiths from around the globe. Acts include Kathryn Williams, Michelle Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Gareth Dickson, Chris Redmond, Sean Taylor, Sharon Lewis, Crack*A*Jack Crow, and more... 

Muofhe, African Love Story

Muofhe, African Love Story

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it's time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of Africa and the World... 

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... 

Niteworks and Inyal

Niteworks and Inyal

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. Formed on the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a unique and exhilarating sound... 

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... 

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey. Whichever way you spell it, sounds the same, means the same: One Tongue. Three superbly expressive voices from the three Gaelic nations as one voice, reuniting the Scottish, Irish and Manx Gaels... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, deeply rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing on influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

These three Glaswegian sisters have their family roots deeply embedded in County Donegal in north-west Ireland. Anna, Sheila and Clare create a wonderful, close, lively blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes, interspersed with haunting traditional songs, many from their own family's wide repertoire... 

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)... 

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand & Chris T-T

NEHH Presents... Withered Hand & Chris T-T

Withered Hand is the musical output of Edinburgh-based Dan Willson, a feature of the city's DIY music scene for many years. Dan came late to singing and songwriting at age 30, in a period of crisis between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child... 

Capercaillie

Capercaillie

Capercaillie have long ranked in the very top echelon of contemporary Celtic acts, illuminating the timeless allure of ancient traditions within today’s global musical context. ‘The most vibrant and exciting band in the field of Celtic music’ (Billboard). 

NEHH Presents... Eska

NEHH Presents... Eska

Eska, one of music's best-kept secrets, has built an inimitable reputation as a writer and performer through collaborations with such legends of the game as Grace Jones, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7 and Bobby McFerrin... 

Singing Scots

Singing Scots

The Scots Music Group class, Sing Solo, has been preparing all year for this show. We'll move you to tears, one way or another. You'll hear a variety of (mainly) Scots songs – from moving ballads to bawdy ditties... 

Barluath

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, embracing both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of six young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, later graduating... 

Scottish Music – Old and New

Scottish Music – Old and New

This famous traditional music ensemble has thrilled audiences around the world, from China to the USA, with their unique blend of fiddles, smallpipes, harp, flute, concertina, double bass and percussion... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011-2014! Best Act winner at Mettman Blues Week (2008). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit... 

The Dream Team

The Dream Team

Fiona Hunter, Mike Vass, and Innes Watson ride high in the pantheon of young musical talent with which Scotland is blessed. Singer/cellist Fiona has a voice to die for, fiddler, guitarist and composer Mike has the chops, plus guitarist Innes is fantastic! For a dozen years these talented folk have worked away and are now highly rated performers... 

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

Herald Angel award winners! Brooklyn's intergalactic folk-and-rollers were additionally honoured when Tom Robinson selected an Eggplants live radio session for a Best of the BBC Archives series on BBC Radio 6 Music... 

Dowally

Dowally

Dowally's unique and expressive sound has been described by Leith Folk Club as ‘grin-inducingly fun to watch and listen to’. Guitar, fiddle, accordion and cello weave and dance together to create gritty grooves, joyous melodies and soaring harmonies, with improvisational sections that speak from the soul... 

Bottomless Coffee Band – The Married Multi-Instrumentalists

Bottomless Coffee Band – The Married Multi-Instrumentalists

Married multi-instrumentalists from South Africa: that’s what this folk duo define themselves as and it describes them perfectly. With a whole array of crazy instruments, Bottomless Coffee Band manage to bring the sound of an entire band to the stage in an upbeat mixture of folk and rock, entertaining and energetic the entire way through... 

Auld Hat New Heids

Auld Hat New Heids

Four of Scotland’s most experienced folk performers singing and playing Scottish folk songs which were popular in the early days of the folk revival of the 1960s and 70s, but are now seldom heard... 

Settin’ the Woods on Fire: The Songs of Hank Williams

Settin’ the Woods on Fire: The Songs of Hank Williams

One of Scotland’s best-loved troubadours with his hit show, singing some of his favourite songs by the Hillbilly Shakespeare. The Celtabilly Allstars are some of Scotland’s finest musicians – ace double bassist Kevin McGuire, guitar maestro Stuart Nisbet plus singer Sheila Henderson and fiddler Bryan Gear from Shetland... 

Celtic Music from the Isle of Man

Celtic Music from the Isle of Man

The award-winning trio with a big band sound, Barrule elevates the Isle of Man’s native music to a new level of performance and musicianship; a knockout live act performing Manx tunes and Gaelic songs seldom encountered in the wider world... 

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... 

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... 

Fairmile at the Fringe

Fairmile at the Fringe

Foot-tapping, sing-along folk with music ranging from Scotland to America, traditional and contemporary, with the emphasis on tuneful harmony, social comment and a liberal sprinkling of humour... 

Mrs Bruce's Boys

Mrs Bruce's Boys

Fraser and Ian Bruce (Mrs Bruce's Boys) released three albums in the 1980s and appeared at festivals, clubs and concerts in many countries. In 1986 they decided to call it a day because they were just too busy... 

Rachel Hair Trio: Harp, Guitar and Double Bass

Rachel Hair Trio: Harp, Guitar and Double Bass

One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much loved bands, the Rachel Hair Trio are renowned for their strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair. Combining Scotland’s oldest instrument, the clarsach (Scottish/celtic harp), with a vibrantly cosmopolitan repertoire, the brilliantly gifted lead harpist/composer Rachel Hair, singer/guitarist Jenn Butterworth and double bassist Cameron Maxwell present live performances that ooze charm and skill, with entertaining prowess... 

Sandy Brechin Band

Sandy Brechin Band

Wild man of the accordion and frontman of Burach and the Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, Sandy Brechin plays fast and funky favourites from his albums, Out of his Box and Out of his Tree, along with some fantastic new material... 

Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan

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

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other 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... 

Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan

Performing songs from her latest Creative Scotland supported album Undercurrents, Amy revisits older material and includes a showcase of new songs all unique to this Fringe show. With full band, featuring Fiona Rutherford (harp), Lawrie Macmillan (bass), Rick Bamford (drums), Donald Gillan (cello), Lisa Rigby (vocals)... 

The Barra MacNeils

The Barra MacNeils

Canada's Celtic ambassadors! Celebrating three decades in 2016, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship... 

Euan Drysdale: Songs from the Boarwood

Euan Drysdale: Songs from the Boarwood

Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Euan performs songs from his recently released Songs from the Boarwood album, a collection of heartfelt and uplifting songs that draw inspiration from growing up in a Scottish town... 

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... 

Mimi Oz

Mimi Oz

Mimi was dubbed 'Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011. Her newest work is self produced and funded by the Ontario Arts Council, titled Men Who Never Loved Me... 

The Alex MacDonald Band with Cailean Morison

The Alex MacDonald Band with Cailean Morison

The Alex MacDonald Band plays a unique brand of Scottish folk-rock that has been acclaimed in venues large and small across the country. ‘It all has both charm and soul… a great gift for storytelling’ (Tom Morton, Radio Scotland)... 

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Breezing in as part of the Made In Adelaide initiative after a sold out run there, I had high expectations of this presentation. It’s quite a challenge to emulate the great Joni Mitchell with her huge career which spanned many years... 

Eric Bogle in Concert

Eric Bogle in Concert

Born just down the road in Peebles one dark, stormy night in 1944, Eric's path through life since has been a bit of a twisty one. Somehow, he ended up in Australia, where he’s lived for the past 47 years and, more by accident than design, he's become an internationally known, respected songwriter, much to everyone’s surprise, not least his own... 

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... 

Treacherous Orchestra

Treacherous Orchestra

Winners of the BBC Alba Album of the Year Trad Music Award 2015, Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music. A huge, 11-strong folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. 

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... 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 22nd Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 22nd Year

Festival's best free music event hosted by Sandy Tweeddale Band and FCUKulele featuring guests like Hot Tin Roof, Mike Whellans, Heidrum, Mud in Your Ear, Coaltown Daises, Chilli Dogs, Hokum Hotshots... 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination. However, though the lighting and set were visually beautiful and despite the intricacy and obvious skill in the dancing, Into the Water is not a children’s show... 

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – More Fiddle and Guitar

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – More Fiddle and Guitar

Ross and Tom return to the Fringe with a new show after their sell-out performances in 2013 and 2014. With an album hot off the press and a worldwide tour behind them, now is the time to catch the face-melting fiddle and guitar duo... 

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

Undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazin' Fiddles performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions from Scotland's Highlands and Islands and the individual style from each fiddler, in a blend of ensemble and solo sets... 

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... 

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... 

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Highland bagpiper and whistle player Eddie Seaman and guitarist and singer Luc McNally met in Glasgow in 2013 and soon developed into a duo captivating audiences across Scotland and on tour in general... 

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... 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

WWI stories, songs, poems, humour and visuals by performers aged 14-70. The outbreak of war, young men volunteered and pals enlisted together, including Hearts football team. Men sent to France where they find comradeship, hardship, horror, honour and bravery... 

¡Viva La Canción!

¡Viva La Canción!

UK based Chilean singer/songwriter Valentina Montoya Martínez, foremost voice of contemporary Latin American progressive folk music performance in Scotland, performs an evening of great South American music with her band Voces del Sur... 

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... 

Songs and Stories of Scotland

Songs and Stories of Scotland

Poetry, storytelling and song weave together to tell but a few stories from our infinite Scotland's rich folk tradition. Delve into the mythology, history and traditions of this most magisterial of countries, and leave wanting more... 

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... 

Women of the Hebrides

Women of the Hebrides

The Women of the Hebrides were famed for their spinning and weaving of fine linen. What is less well known are the songs they sang whilst working. For generations women sang as they weaved and spun... 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

2012 and 2013 Fringe sell-out. A thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz. Stunning original compositions meet sublime traditional melodies, backed up by infectious foot-stomping grooves... 

Fraser Bruce

Fraser Bruce

Fraser Bruce has been singing folk songs since the 1960s, when his idols were Pete Seeger and Alex Campbell. From them, and their like, Fraser developed the art of audience involvement... 

Brack 'n' File – This Old Guitar

Brack 'n' File – This Old Guitar

After Fringe sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, plus releasing their debut EP This Old Guitar this year, the trio return to AMC for two shows. Maureen Brack, a fine singer from Edinburgh, Rick Nickerson, formerly bass guitarist with Rankin File and guitarist Tony Mitchell, also a member of Rankin File and well known as a guitarist, guitar teacher and a composer-player of solo guitar pieces... 

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

'Irish stew for the soul' ***** (ThreeWeeks). Step into Michelle's quirky, memorabilia-bedecked living room and let this warm Irish folk songstress, former Cherish the Ladies lead vocalist, charm and beguile you... 

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... 

Dylan and Donovan: The Prophet, the Poet and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Dylan and Donovan: The Prophet, the Poet and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Two musical icons from different sides of the world, and the fascinating story of their meeting, their rivalry and how their music shaped a generation. One of the few singers sanctioned by Dylan, international singer/songwriter Steve Foster from Adelaide revives the music and the simpler times from the 60s of peace, love and war! Interspersed with his own million seller hits, Steve takes you on a journey down memory lane when protest songs made a difference, and the world was Mellow and Yellow! Wonderful memories! 

The Sorries

The Sorries

Douglas Kay and Martin Philip of The Sorries are likeable, witty, and talented performers, and they put on a great show here. As we take our seats in the steep raked audience at the Quaker Meeting House they enter playing Bodhrans (Celtic drums) and singing I Will Go – a stirring, earnest duet as they walk amongst the crowd... 

Ian Bruce – Solo

Ian Bruce – Solo

Ian Bruce is undoubtedly one of the finest singers ever to appear on the Scottish folk scene. He is also an extremely good songwriter with many of his songs well established in other singers' repertoires everywhere... 

Rachel Zylstra Live!

Rachel Zylstra Live!

Raised in the rural Midwest and seasoned with a decade of big apple living, Rachel Zylstra is a classically trained performing songwriter and sometimes worship leader. In a voice ‘smoky, sweet and verbose in the best ways’ (ScoutMob... 

Rura

Rura

Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, Rura are ‘one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene’ (Songlines). With their second album, 2015's Despite the Dark, Rura have reinforced their reputation as one of Scotland's most powerful folk-based bands... 

Nathan Priestley

Nathan Priestley

Appearing for the fourth year at the Acoustic Music Centre, Nathan Priestley (Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts) play a unique and diverse blend of acoustic music styles on guitar, mandolin, banjo and double bass – drawing from blues, folk and classical formats... 

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity... 

Our Streets Are Numbered

Our Streets Are Numbered

The show follows up on No Redemption Songs (Fringe sell-out 2014 and 2015) and tells the story of the former mining village of Horden, Co Durham in the years since the miner's strike and the pit's closure... 

Mairearad and Anna

Mairearad and Anna

Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad (accordion, bagpipes, voice) and Anna (guitar, banjo, fiddle, voice) are a captivating duo, providing an energetic performance with a warm, friendly stage presence... 

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... 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The bagpipe is about as intrinsically Scottish as you can get. It’s up there with haggis and whisky and for good reason. As a born-and-bred Edinburg-her I can vouch that you’re never far from being able to hear their cacophonous (and admittedly at times acerbic) tones... 

Elegant Charm of Traditional Chinese Music

Elegant Charm of Traditional Chinese Music

Folk music is the treasure of the splendid Chinese civilization, with its elegance, charm, neatness and harmony and the beauty of Oriental Art in the folk music melody, we will build a lasting friendship across time and space... 

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... 

Best Girl Athlete

Best Girl Athlete

Best Girl Athlete, AKA 17-year-old Aberdonian Katie Buchan, released her debut album Carve Every Word in March 2015 via Fitlike Records in the UK and through Minty Fresh Records in North America... 

The Peatbog Faeries

The Peatbog Faeries

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, they bring Celtic dance music into the 21st century, from jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. A true flavour of traditional Scottish music with high octane Celtic dance music... 

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... 

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

One of Britain’s most promising folk artists, Highland-born Rachel Sermanni comes to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. An evening of ‘minimal, murky, magnificent’ songs (MOJO) that are ‘stately, poetic and rooted in the traditional’ (Clash)... 

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... 

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’... 

TG McEwan – Promises

TG McEwan – Promises

Promises is McEwan's seventh album. From Edinburgh, Tom grew up in Maryland and developed a Celtic Americana approach to 12-string, blues harp and songwriting. He stormed the 1980s college circuit... 

Tales from the American Midwest – Free

Tales from the American Midwest – Free

Award-winning Badger High School Theater presents Tales from the American Midwest, a series of American folk tales centred around the Midwestern states. This fun, humorous and free story-theatre style performance is appropriate for all... 

Folk at the Fringe

Folk at the Fringe

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

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After seven successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo head for a pint with their selections from the Scottish songbook. Inspired by The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Untraditional Music

Untraditional Music

Genre-defying Nu Nordic pioneers Auvo Quartet, the stage-melting powerhouse duo Ross Couper and Tom Oakes and his many forays into cinematic, classical and improvised material. Oakes's music is known to transcend genre, referencing contemporary classical, jazz and eastern influences along the way while still being firmly rooted in the Irish, Scottish and Scandinavian traditions... 

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents his personal history of early blues and roots music in an intimate solo show. ‘Toby Mottershead is a commanding presence on stage’ (DailyRecord)... 

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

The Royal Oak, an all year round folk music venue, again hosts Festival Folk at the Oak during August, when the Downstairs Lounge becomes the intimate Fringe hub for folk, acoustic and traditional music – Edinburgh's folk living room, with a bar! A different act every night – from well-known names to up-and-coming artists, covering folk and traditional music from these isles (and beyond) as well as the work of contemporary singer/songwriters, all in a welcoming, acoustic setting... 

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years is a blend of incredibly accurate live performance and multimedia, returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after sell-out runs in both 2014 and 2015... 

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... 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Lassie Will Ye Go

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Lassie Will Ye Go

Five-star review and Editors Award winner Elsa Jean McTaggart returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 to launch her folk album and show, Lassie Will Ye Go. The show will feature Elsa’s original songs on guitar and tunes on the fiddle and penny whistle while incorporating well know Scottish songs and tunes... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Cheap bar. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome... 

The Chair

The Chair

The Chair on stage is an experience that will have even the most reserved audience beating a path to the dance floor. Melodies from the band's native Orkney are mashed up with blues, dub and klezmer in an eight-piece riot of fiddles, banjo, accordion, guitar and drums... 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other 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... 

Around the World by Guitar

Around the World by Guitar

Arriving from sell-out performances at the Adelaide Fringe, Jonathan’s love of travelling is a clear inspiration to his choice of music. Prag’s programme is full of magical compositions from seven countries and traditions... 

OwlTime

OwlTime

Matchgirl is a refugee in Calais’ Jungle. She dreams of better times, playing herself on stage. A response to the refugee crisis inspired by the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax, when Virginia Woolf boarded the British naval flagship posing as Abyssinian royalty... 

Scottish Folk Music

Scottish Folk Music

Step back in time for a relaxed afternoon with our Scottish folk musician. The 200-year-old Captain's Bar hosts a local musician who will sing contemporary songs, and the old ones too. 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony... 

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends. When the car in which Jack, Clive, Selina, Scarlet and Luna are travelling in towards Komedia Studio breaks down, the eccentric quintet find themselves within a deep, dark forest... 

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... 

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. 

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

"Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie and Brel" (Irish Times) - Jody Trehy plays Brighton with a sublime international band as part of his 2016 tour. "An Irish soul poet in the tradition that produced Van Morrison and Paul Brady" (Herald, Scotland) 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Internationally-renowned folk-dance duo Up & Over It present an immersive dance adventure for the whole family. This foot-stomping, hand-tapping show transports audiences from a magical wasteland to a dreamlike world, where anything's possible and friendship's everything... 

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... 

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... 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. In a post-human future, only the grass remembers the way things used to be. Meet the animals that lived in the meadow and see their stories come to life. A stunning new puppet show from Little Angel Theatre’s Associate Artist, Greta Clough... 

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... 

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - there is no doubt that, after 35 years as a professional musician, Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Actor/singer/storyteller Richard Spaul tells stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre masterpiece. A man is haunted by fear of premature burial. A murder victim returns from the dead to expose his killer... 

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

A musical journey from the shores of the British Isles to the Appalachian Mountains. Nine musicians present a multimedia experience taking the listener on a voyage of spoken word, step-dance, and song... 

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... 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British touch. 

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Hastings-based Oudolin will be bringing you authentic music from a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey and Moorish Spain... 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music in the young, and the growth of Rock 'n' Roll. 

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... 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. While focusing on the necessity for humankind to harmonise with nature it follows the story of Matchgirl, who lives in a refugee camp in Calais (known as the Jungle)... 

Things We Do for Love

Things We Do for Love

Storytelling feast of foolish kings, tree-climbing princesses, and one revolting woman, woven together by chief mischief-maker Damian BB Wood. Ancient tales of love and soul including The White Bear King Valemon, The Golden Tree, The Loathsome Lady, and a few Zen Sufi extras... 

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... 

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... 

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

From the Royal Botanic Gardens you can see (when it isn’t raining) almost all of central Edinburgh, the Athens of the north. Where better then to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s rom com about four Athenian lovers? This particular play is something of a Fringe staple, and playing it outdoors is also fairly common, albeit a little riskier in Edinburgh, but the Handlebards bring much more innovation to one of the most popular comedies... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Since launching the band in December 2013, Dallahan have exploded on to the traditional music scene. Their seamless musical montage has secured their presence at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Connections and they were recently nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014... 

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... 

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)... 

Another Big Night in With the Silver Darlings

Another Big Night in With the Silver Darlings

Settle back and enjoy another big night in with the Silver Darlings. They've performed their own unique, electrifying close harmony to audiences throughout Scotland and Scandinavia, and packed out halls at their sell-out Fringe shows at AMC... 

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... 

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

This annual concert has built up a wide and loyal following, with listeners surprised by the beauty of melody and power of rhythm growing from the group's blend of Scottish smallpipes, fiddle, harp, concertina, flute and drums... 

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... 

The Waterboys – Magners Summer Nights

The Waterboys – Magners Summer Nights

A night of big music in The Gardens, spanning the freewheeling rock'n'roll and southern soul of their magnificent new album, Modern Blues, to classics and other gems from their remarkable, shape-shifting 30 years. 

The Dougie MacLean Project

The Dougie MacLean Project

The Fringe premiere of Scotland's leading singer/songwriter's latest project following his performance at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and the release of Till Tomorrow album... 

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... 

Austin Sound Exchange

Austin Sound Exchange

Austin Sound Exchange is comprised of professional musicians and vocalists from Austin, Texas who have collaborated to share their city's unique musical genres with people all over the world... 

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... 

The Mercenary Fiddler AKA Elsa Jean McTaggart

The Mercenary Fiddler AKA Elsa Jean McTaggart

Aberfeldian self-taught fiddler and singer-songwriter, Elsa Jean McTaggart, enters stage left, playing electric fiddle and wearing red tartan skirt, and jaunty baker boy hat. One thing's for sure: she looks the part and she has the tourist contingent firmly onside for this 50-minute show that sadly fails to make much of an impression... 

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

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. 

North Sea Gas: Scottish Spirit

North Sea Gas: Scottish Spirit

Edinburgh's award-winning band return to the AMC for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with songs and stories from their latest album, Fire in the Glen and from previous recordings. They will entertain you in the Scottish Spirit with an array of instruments, tremendous three-part harmonies and great craic... 

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... 

Dan Abrahams and Rachel Walker Plus Special Guests

Dan Abrahams and Rachel Walker Plus Special Guests

New kids on the block in Edinburgh's bustling folk scene, Dowally make unclassifiable, thrillingly energetic music, fusing their love of traditional Scottish music with jazz harmony, Eastern European rhythms and deep Americana raucousness... 

Sally Barker - The Voice That Made Sir Tom Jones Cry

Sally Barker - The Voice That Made Sir Tom Jones Cry

She brought Tom Jones to tears on BBC's The Voice. She supported Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, and sings Sandy Denny songs in the reformed Fotheringay. For one night only, the Poozies' singer-songwriter brings her flawless repertoire to the Fringe where Sally is joined by her guitarist son Dillon... 

Scotland's Story

Scotland's Story

Join Morran, Weatherby, Brechin, Duff and Freeman on a musical journey through the centuries, a multicultural Scotland (Angles, Vikings, etc) rising from waves of settlers. The struggle for recognition and persistent myth: 'We're a’ Jock Tamson's bairns... 

The HandleBards: Hamlet

The HandleBards: Hamlet

Touring the UK, carrying all set, props and costumes on just four bicycles, the HandleBards play all 23 characters in their all-male production of Shakespeare's legendary epic. Pack a picnic and join us in the beautiful botanic gardens! The HandleBards do Shakespeare differently... 

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... 

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... 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 21st Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 21st Year

The festival's best free music event hosted by Yard Of Ale, Scotland's favourite folk'n'fun band and guests: Sandy Tweeddale, Bedford Falls, FCUKulele, Maria Barham, and On The Wagon. 

Farah Rigal in Concert

Farah Rigal in Concert

Come and join French singer/songwriter Farah Rigal as she takes you on a special voyage to the world of folk-rock. Her mainly self-penned material draws on a wide range of influences and we are treated to excursions into the folk worlds of temperate Europe and cooler Celtic countries, before being transported to the fiery lands of the Middle East and her native Morocco... 

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... 

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... 

Silver Darlings: Alexander McCall Smith and James Ross

Silver Darlings: Alexander McCall Smith and James Ross

In Silver Darlings, celebrated writer Alexander McCall Smith has joined forces with innovative Scottish composer James Ross, to write a song cycle about Scotland and the sea. The mood and subject of the songs are varied: fishing, exploration, naval engagements are just some of the facets of Scotland’s maritime story to be treated... 

Blueflint

Blueflint

‘If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint’ (Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2). ‘The musicianship is consistently excellent’ **** (R2). **** (Scotsman). Sell-out Fringe performances 2012, 2013... 

Hearts of Folk

Hearts of Folk

Folk music is often known for its depressing lyrics and melancholy tones, so a farcical parody of the genre seems unexpected. Yet it is a pleasant idea that could go down a storm.Hearts of Folk tells the story of a dysfunctional band on a dead-end tour who are carrying a dark secret... 

My Friend Peter

My Friend Peter

The life and work of classic children's author Beatrix Potter is given a sweet folk musical twist in this fun ensemble piece. Crammed into a tiny bunker-like space, the piece feels and looks like it’s taking place in Mr McGregor’s shed... 

Aceh Meukondroe

Aceh Meukondroe

World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia. Kande's music is strong and moving, with rich vocal texture. Kande is a modern music group, combining Acehnese traditional Islamic percussion and western music instruments like guitar and bass... 

China Conservatory Orchestra 2015 Concert

China Conservatory Orchestra 2015 Concert

The history of Chinese folk music is one of the longest unbroken musical lineages in the world, representing over three thousand years of tradition. In this Chinese folk music show, several traditional instruments will be played, such as Bangdi, Liuqin and Zheng... 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months. From a small maybe 60-70 person gig at St Bride's Centre for Acoustic Music last year to selling out its main 240-seater this year is a pretty measurable amount of success in anyone's book... 

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... 

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. Art song is the relationship between music and the written or spoken word, where each is of equal importance to the other. 

Sandy Brechin Band

Sandy Brechin Band

Wild man of the accordion and front man of Burach and The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, Sandy Brechin plays fast and funky favourites from his albums Out Of His Box and Out Of His Tree, along with some fantastic new material... 

Mairearad and Anna

Mairearad and Anna

Mairearad Green and Anna Massie know how to put on a show – they combine warmth, wit and banter with supreme musicianship to create an enjoyable, varied, and polished set. Their versatility is evident in the choice of songs... 

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Toby Mottershead presents an excellent selection of blues tracks in a 50 minute display of musical talent in the SpaceTriplex venue on Nicolson Square. The show is a superb exhibition of differing styles of the early blues and is a joy to watch, with Mottershead as at ease on stage as he is playing the music you hear... 

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

‘Every now and then something happens. Something extraordinary that makes people put down their bottle of Madeira and truly think.’ Who is Maiden? Where did she come from? Where does she belong? Set in a cruel, dystopian society in rural Portugal, 3Bugs proudly presents a creative adaptation of a fairy tale... 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. A voice that’s been known to reduce grown men to tears and rowdy pubs to awed silence. A repertoire of traditional Celtic ballads, raw original songs and Eurovision covers... 

Song Tales from the American Edge

Song Tales from the American Edge

Texan Kiya Heartwood (Stealin' Horses, Wishing Chair) is ‘an award-winning American singer/songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. A voice that’s been known to reduce grown men to tears and rowdy pubs to awed silence. A repertoire of traditional Celtic ballads, raw original songs and Eurovision covers... 

The Selkie and the River God

The Selkie and the River God

Celtic myth and legend have provided a huge array of inspiration for painting, music, film and theatre. The dreamlike stories of spirits of the sea, fairy gods and magic can be both enchanting and thrilling, though it’s unfortunate that Lip Theatre Company’s production of The Selkie and the River God doesn’t quite live up to it’s potential... 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After six successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo head for a pint with their selections from the Scottish songbook. Inspired by The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Harping on Again!

Harping on Again!

Charming singer/songwriter duo Witches' Brew return to the Fringe with atmospheric songs and an eclectic range of instruments. They blend Scottish, Irish and African traditions with beautiful harmonies and arrangements... 

Barluath

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of five young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland... 

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... 

Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson

AMC sell-out 2014! Luke, a rising young roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who was nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2013) for both the Horizon Award (Best Emerging Talent) and the Young Folk Award... 

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... 

Kim Edgar

Kim Edgar

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity, with five star reviews... 

Pete Morton

Pete Morton

Pete Morton is a folk singer/songwriter with a wealth of powerful songs and stage presence. His combination of rap and folk chorus interweave among songs of the human condition, from beautiful ballads to mind-blowingly delivered narratives... 

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... 

Poppies

Poppies

A new musical set at the beginning of the First World War. Think you’ve seen it all before? Think again. Music Box Theatre has succeeded in capitalising on previously untapped perspectives while combining these with stunningly original music and performances of an all-round vibrancy from six actor-musicians... 

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... 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Legend and Modern

Oriental Fairy Tales: Legend and Modern

Yu Cai Primary School, originated in the ancient oriental city of Yan'an, where only about 100 years ago the people moved out from living in cave houses. This is now a modern school with a long history... 

Roaring Accordion

Roaring Accordion

Get ready for trouble! Accordion-punk auteur, Strangely's ‘rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot’ (BroadwayBaby.com) has captivated crowds in sell-out shows on four continents... 

Nathan Priestley

Nathan Priestley

Appearing for the third year at the Acoustic Music Centre, Nathan Priestley (Andy Leslie and Steve Roberts) play a unique and diverse blend of acoustic music styles on guitar, mandolin, banjo and double bass – drawing from blues, folk and classical formats... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

No matter who you are, where you come from or if you've danced The Gay Gordon before, the Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall will inject a traditional Scottish night into your Fringe experience... 

Tubular Bells for Two

Tubular Bells for Two

With over twenty different instruments played by only two men, this performance of Mike Oldfield’s masterpiece Tubular Bells is an astounding, explosive, truly incredible feat. Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, returning for their third Edinburgh Fringe, should be commended not just for their diverse musical talents, with both often playing two or three instruments at once, but for their sheer stamina, as this expansive almost hour-long composition is not for the faint hearted, changing from soft to edgy to sinister over the course of two parts, with recurring motifs tying these very different sections together... 

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

Following last year's sell-out performance, join Edinburgh trio Curmudgeon for more songs on the old familiar topics of deception, drunkenness (dangers thereof), disappointment and lost ways of life, interspersed with beautiful old airs and lively strathspeys and reels on fiddle, guitar, whistle and Scottish smallpipes... 

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio is an inspired meeting between one Indian and two Swedish folk musicians, who want to experiment with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music. To find inspiration for this they use models for how improvisation is used in classical Indian music... 

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio is an inspired meeting between one Indian and two Swedish folk musicians, who want to experiment with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music. To find inspiration for this they use models for how improvisation is used in classical Indian music... 

Brack 'n' File

Brack 'n' File

Returning to AMC after their debut 2014 Fringe sell-out show, the trio comprises: Maureen Brack, a fine singer from Edinburgh with a wide repertoire covering many styles; Rick Nickerson, formerly bass guitarist with Rankin File (a well-known folk group in the 1970s); and guitarist Tony Mitchell, also a member of Rankin File, and well known as a solo guitarist, guitar teacher and composer... 

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... 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Multi award-winning musician Mairi Campbell draws on her deep well of Celtic ancestry through improvisations and songs. Her reputation as an influential Scottish musician has grown steadily throughout her career due to her fearless, fluent and masterful musicianship... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

After six successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo are back with more selections from the Scottish songbook. Inspired by a love of the Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Imagine Karen Matheson singing Japanese-Ainu traditional songs at Royal Opera House in a Scottish soundscape, backed by Pink Floyd and Martha Argerich. Imagine Scottish-Gaelic folk songs performed by Sarah Brightman, King Crimson and Chick Corea... 

Letting Off Steam

Letting Off Steam

Entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths. Folk stars Union Jill’s soaring songs and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox’s sharp satire are knitted together with a big, warm helping of down-to-earth Yorkshire daftness... 

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... 

Celtic Kirtan

Celtic Kirtan

We present songs and chants blending a Celtic spirituality with Indian Kirtan style chanting form. The dialogue is in the music. Find a moment of tranquillity with the enchanting tunes of Irish folk music... 

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... 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are an international duo melding together music and dance. Colin, a Canadian musician who has come to the UK from Japan, will be using a loop pedal to combine beat boxing, guitar and singing to create upbeat catchy tunes... 

Matthew Dames – Cold Stars Tour

Matthew Dames – Cold Stars Tour

Matthew Dames is a seasoned performer who migrated to Tasmania, Australia from Cambridge in 2011. His contemporary folk style is warm and sensitive, drawing influence from Passenger, Luka Bloom and Dougie MacLean... 

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... 

Malphas + Langwidere

Malphas + Langwidere

Movement, mask, and music are used to weave a new work of folklore, telling the tale of The Mortal's quest to recover her love whom was stolen by Langwidere, a mysterious woman with the ability to collect faces and swap them with her own... 

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... 

GingerbeToast On

GingerbeToast On

Hairy Irish musical comedy with a few surprises. Steve Bennett is back with Gingerbeardy Baby. A hilarious show about being an Irish lad in the modern world with a uniqu…//ut one thing is for sure, Shape of a Sandwich's debut show, Toast On, will have you popping out of your seat. 

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

A concert with a difference! Riau Rhythm Chambers Indonesia has successfully developed a contemporary music based on Melayu roots. Soak up sumptuous melodies inspired by the Golden Age of Sumatra... 

Spirit of Yes

Spirit of Yes

All artists were inspired by the referendum of 2014 and the potential for the creation of a healthier, wealthier and fairer Scotland.  

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music: fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony... 

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...