The Nova Scotian folk duo blend acoustic instrumentation and their signature stunning two-part harmonies to tell provocative stories, choosing modern tales of human experience, as …
With their unique onstage-chemistry and widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer combine their beautifully written songs with traditional and con…
He’s back! After two years of forced solitary accordion squeezing at home, and to the huge relief of his neighbours, Sandy returns to the A Club once again, upgraded, biceps bulgin…
Drawing on music hall and vaudeville traditions, Skinner & T’witch’s show combines comedy and satire with folk, flamenco and theatre-style songs.
The Scottish/Danish folk duo are back at the AMC for an hour of the best of folksong and fine singing.
Join classical trio Oscen Ensemble as they explore works by female composers in their Song for the Forgotten Rose.
Contemporary jazz from the Boston-born trumpet player and composer.
Scottish singer/songwriter Gill Bowman shares a collection of songs, mostly self-penned, looking at the many aspects of love we encounter through life and set to her unique pared-b…
Official book launch.
Musicians Jonathan and Dom Prag with sparkling arrangements of songs from Greece, Catalonia, Eastern Europe and Scotland.
Sally bullied her dad into buying her a fiddle at age five and she has been playing to anyone who will listen ever since.
Hugely acclaimed on its release in album form, Heal and Harrow pays a humanising tribute to the victims of the Scottish Witch Trials.
An evening of good old-fashioned Scottish entertainment featuring some of Edinburgh’s best-known performers.
Ross performs tracks from his new album, Provenance, a collection of works for piano and electronics.
Join Colin MacLeod and friends for an hour’s musical journey through the centre of Edinburgh to discover some of the Celtic music delights, tunes, their stories and the musicians…
Internationally acclaimed award-winning singer-songwriter Colin Clyne has a remarkable way of cutting straight through to the heart of his listeners’ emotions.
Scottish singer/songwriter based in Sweden, finally back home.
From Bach to The Beatles and beyond, renowned South Australian musician/songwriter William Jack presents a free (non-ticketed) multi-style cello recital in the heart of Edinburgh.
Scottish folk singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller’s soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awar…
Alastair is an award-winning Scots fiddle player who has performed folk and classical music throughout the world to critical acclaim.
John Carnie and Spider Mackenzie explore Dylan’s bluesier side, which has influenced half of his canon of over 500 songs, as well as interpretations of his other classics.
Chloe Matharu is a singer/songwriter and Celtic harpist from Inverclyde.
Traditional and contemporary songs that take you on a musical journey through Scotland and beyond from ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out!).
A concert of original and traditional acoustic music from these indefatigable Fringe and AMC regulars.
This is it.
The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language.
Dom, who released his superb second album, Needle and Thread, produced by Phil Beer, in the Spring, is ‘A rising star on the folk circuit’ (Folking.
Acclaimed Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest stars on the UK roots music scene.
Jigs, reels, airs and beautiful songs from the Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians.
Smashing Cabinets Theatre’s adaptation of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet is ghost-like and haunting, confusing at times, but generally falls somewhere between the mysteriousness o…
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.
Join Shetland’s Barry Nisbet on a voyage of danger, beauty, heartache and hope.
Returning for their seventh year at the Fringe, and celebrating 10 years together, the band features the amazing voices of grandmother (Maureen Brack) and granddaughter (Amy Bailli…
Dougie is a fine traditional singer, drawn to Scots ballad language and the stories it carries to us from the past.
Take an old rocker, a princess of traditional music, an exquisite classical violinist and what do you get? Hoolet! Yes, this fabulous group are in flight again for this year’s Frin…
The legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers return with a classic five-piece line-up of long-time members fronted by founding member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide gui…
Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with saxophonist Steve, previewing their Cooking Vinyl CD.
North Sea Gas are a much-travelled professional trio.
Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music, receiving international praise for his spellbinding interpretations on the fiddle.
‘The voice of Charlie Harrigan is one of rough silk enhanced by a gracious sentimental charm’ (LiverpoolSoundandVision.
A celebration of the life and songs of one of the most influential performers and humanitarians of the 1970s.
One of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents returns to the wonderful Canongate Kirk with a spectacular line-up and new 2022 album release.
An aural delight of soulful, melodic jazzy-blues, pop and folk-blues to shake your tail-feather.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Jeremy Dion makes his Fringe debut! All the way from Boulder, Colorado, Jeremy is known for his passionate performances, insightful lyrics, and mast…
Join Philip Contini and daughter Olivia for an enchanting journey through the best-loved songs of the Italian and Neapolitan repertoire accompanied by The Be Happy Band Trio: Dick …
Traditional Scottish song with guitar, harmonicas, harmony and heart.
From wild dance tunes to solemn laments, frenzied improvisations to lush Baroque compositions, Highland strathspeys to Lowland ballads, join US National Champion fiddler Tim Macdon…
Songs and stories from award-winning Scottish troubadour’s extensive back catalogue.
The London-based, Irish-born natural singer, songwriter and storyteller debuts at AMC2022.
Veteran performer, singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock, toured extensively on four continents, predominantly as frontman and founding member of renowned world-folk band Dallahan.
Best known as the developer of the innovative Lindsay System which extends the range of the Scottish smallpipes from one octave to three, Donald WG Lindsay returns to Scotland this…
Up-and-coming harpist Romy Wymer presents captivating, solo compositions, traditional tunes from Scotland and Netherlands in her Fringe/AMC debut.
Likened to Kate Bush, Anna Meredith and Bjork, Esther Swift combines her love of folk, jazz, classical and all things in-between in this brand-new commission from Celtic Connection…
‘Her voice can stop the clock’ (Scotsman).
Internationally acclaimed bluesman Lone Bear brings to the stage the powerful delta blues and ragtime on resonator guitar, harmonica and vocals.
Following her sell-out performance last year, singer/celtic harp player, Maggie MacInnes, returns to the Fringe at the AMC to sing Gaelic songs from her family tradition.
‘Elsa is one of these very few people with a distinctive enough voice to do the music and songs of Eva Cassidy justice’ ***** (Tom King, Southside Advertiser).
Craig Herbertson, Edinburgh singer and songwriter, presents Edinburgh Folk, a celebration in song and story of the folk who shaped Edinburgh, from Scotland’s national poet, Robert …
This new folk musical comedy reimagines Jane Austen’s classic novel in modern America with gender-swapped characters.
An immersive trip through California in the late 60s and 70s when a collective of musical legends changed the world.
Experience all the hits from one of the world’s most successful duos in this poignant and uplifting trip through the career of The Carpenters.
A nostalgic journey through the lives and careers of two music legends in this international sell-out show.
Boiler suits, beanies and a barrow! That’s what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit! From a sunny party land in Gran Canaria to the cold, wet, windy Western Isles …
Festival Folk at the Oak.
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre.
Two native singer-songwriters return to the Fringe with their five-star, sell-out show featuring original and traditional songs of Edinburgh and Scotland.
Join us for a huge selection of free music every night of the Fringe at Biddy’s with different rock/folk cover bands and a big selection of music right through the festival.
We are told from the start that America’s history is one of violence, and of wars.
After a sell-out run in 2019, The Sorries are delighted to be back again in front of live audiences at Pleasance at EICC! The old Scottish songs offer joy, grand old tales, comfort…
A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story from the composer of critically acclaimed Electrolyte.
Well-respected singer/songwriter shares songs, wine and stories from 50 years on the folk scene, touring UK and Europe.
Join us at the multi award-winning Whiski bar and restaurant for a vibrant foot-stomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at the Whiski bar during Aug…
“30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene’ (Billy Rough, Folk Radio UK).
The renowned singer and harp player sings some of her favourite Gaelic songs, most of which she learned from her mother, the world-renowned tradition bearer, Flora MacNeil.
Celebrating 40 years on the road, North Sea Gas are back at the AMC again.
Alastair’s only two Fringe performances this year are events not to be missed.
Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns with a concert.
Brilliant singing and superb guitar playing in songs combining folk, blues and classical influences into gripping musical narratives.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner (Best Musician, 2012).
Before the Ruin – 10th Anniversary Concert.
Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend saxophonist Steve showcasing her compositions – a dynamic blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring impro…
After only about four years, Iona Fyfe is very well established as one of Scotland’s finest folk singers.
The Quiggs is the Scottish/Danish folk duo comprising Stephen and Pernille Quigg.
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 winner, vocalist Hannah Rarity, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after her sell-out appearances at the Acoust…
A live gig! Wow! I have great memories of audiences singing along.
Celebrating Cassidy’s music with a Scottish lilt and, due to high demand, more violin and original songs! After sell-out tours with The Story,
Elsa is ready to launch the sequel…
The grannies in the show will tell you their life stories through singing and playing the moon guitar.
Fiddler Euan McLaughlin and Guitarist Nick Kirk play a selection of folk and traditional tunes at the Scottish Arts Club.
After a sell-out run in 2019, The Sorries are delighted to be back in front of live audiences at the Fringe! The old Scottish songs offer joy, grand old tales, comfort and sometime…
Take a nostalgic journey through the career and music of two award-winning legends in this internationally sold-out show.
Recording and living just a stones throw from each other in the 1970’s, a group of legends came together in Laurel Canyon to influence the world of modern music.
The original folk music of Glorieta Pines is inspired by the mysticism of the American Southwest.
Boiler suits, beanies and a barrow! That’s what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit! A truly mesmerising twinning of music and storytelling of how a global communi…
Take a journey of the heart with the band, Rock Salt and Nails, as we share the stories that forged who we are and who we wished to be.
You are on an island.
Join us in the fabulous atmosphere of Assembly George Square Gardens for some of the best in local, Scottish and festival music on our new, open-air stage! Featuring your favourite…
A first major solo show in five years from Bulgarian-born, Edinburgh-based artist Diana Savova, featuring over 30 new works in ink, oil and acrylic with surreal motifs resonating w…
George, from East Lothian, having sold out in 2019, returns to AMC with more self-penned songs about the places and characters found along the Firth of Forth coastline with themes …
Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their expanding repertoire.
With their unique on-stage chemistry and widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer combine beautifully written songs with traditional and contem…
Come and enjoy our music.
Winners of O2 ABC SoundWave Music Competition are inspired by Celtic folk music and intrigued by world beats and melodies.
An evening of good, old-fashioned Scottish entertainment, featuring some of Edinburgh’s best-known performers.
Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist Billy’s 12th Fringe appearance.
Bringing the knowledge, education and entertainment of African cultural heritage to the people of the world. Every dance has a meaning and an origin.
Join a 21st-century sea journey exploring joy, sadness and solace through the songs and tunes of Barry Nisbet, acclaimed Shetland songwriter, fiddler and sailor.
Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 22 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances with special guest singer Hannah Rarity.
Over the last 40 years, North Sea Gas have travelled the world taking their very own distinctive blend of Scottish music far and wide.
Marit Fält and David Chadwick collaborate to perform an acoustic set of Nordic folk music on låtmandola and nyckelharpa.
Lone Bear plays early blues and country rags on resonator guitar, blues harp and kazoo, with classics from the 20s, 30s, 40s and originals which showcase his unique finger-picking …
This pair of renowned musicians met and regularly play in Texas.
With caller/dance teacher Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper.
Elsa and sister Irenie (The McTaggart Sisters) showcase a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists come together in a fusion o…
Celebrating Cassidy’s music with a Scottish lilt and, due to high demand, more violin! After sell-out tours with The Story, Elsa is ready to launch the sequel show with Eva’s g…
After a sell-out run in 2019, Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire.
UK premiere: from his years as the visionary in one of the most successful duos through to his many solo hits, travel through one of the greatest back catalogues of all time.
George is a fine and recognised singer/songwriter from the old fishing and mining village of Port Seton in East Lothian.
GWC Trad Band is a nine-piece band playing Scottish and traditional music with a vibrant, modern twist.
Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their continually expanding repertoire.
Since winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2015) Glasgow-based folksinger-songwriter and ukulele player Claire Hastings has made her name on the folk scene.
Edinburgh’s very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year.
Insightful compositions from ‘One of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
Wendy showcases new material from her forthcoming album, featuring her powerful, siren-like voice (the mystical creatures that lured sailors to their death, not a police siren!), c…
James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced.
Cold Turkey Blues – singer/songwriter Chris Ray King with a one-off, solo acoustic set. Storytelling, dark humour, romance and a surprisingly high body count.
Alastair has performed throughout the world as a traditional and classical performer.
Stephen Quigg, a long established folksinger and former member of the legendary band The McCalmans, and Pernille Quigg, originally from Denmark, a folksinger and songwriter.
‘The most brilliant left-field Brooklyn band you’ve never heard of’ (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) ‘mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful, and a…
Virtuoso duo explore the complimentary, rich and mellow sounds of acoustic double bass and guitar, made by four hands, ten strings and two bits of wood.
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 c…
In the far-flung future, a graduate student uncovers the classified records of a vanished scientist/poet known as Captain Redacted, who was sent to explore alternate Earths and doc…
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter from the world of narrative folk song, poetry and balladry.
The Cheap Part of Town is Louis Rive’s first collection of songs.
Dear diary, definitely going to this! Award-winning musical geniuses who are old friends and two of the best musicians of their generation come together for this rare demonstration…
Celebrating 50 years since the formation of Rankin File in 1969, two members of the band, Tony Mitchell and Rick Nickerson, are joined by the amazing voices of grandmother (Maureen…
Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands.
The Scots Musical Museum, an enormous pop-song survey produced by enterprising publisher James Johnson with Robert Burns, who, enlisted as editor, became crazed with compiling, fix…
Helen Reid, Iyaah Warren, Lucy Pringle, Morag Dempsey (the four Linties) and Scott Murray (the Craw) were in the singing groups Linties and Sangsters, well known throughout Scotlan…
Alastair, together with long-time collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass), celebrates Scotland’s proud fiddle tradition.
Brian Miller and Ian Young return to AMC with a brand new version of Wayfarin’ Strangers featuring folk songs that tell a great story.
Folk and Americana from Scotland and the heart.
Sell-out at AMC in 2017 and 2018, InAbsence are back again with another all-acoustic set of fan favourites and new tracks making their debut exclusively for this show.
Live, original band as seen at The London Palladium with seven critically acclaimed, original albums and over 2,000 live shows.
Two Scotsmen and an Englishman welcome you to a concert of mostly Scottish traditional music and songs played on guitar, mandola, Scottish small pipes, fiddle and whistle.
Described as Scotland’s ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 winner, vocalist Hannah Rarity, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after her sell-out appearance at the Acousti…
UK meets USA in this song circle featuring acclaimed songwriters from New Jersey (Dan Sheehan, Andy Krikun) and Scotland (Seán McLaughlin, Annie Booth) exchanging stripped-down re…
Join the MG ALBA Scots Singer of the Year 2018 for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East.
Born in Scotland, Rankin spent most of his life in Canada but returned to Edinburgh in the halcyon folk days of the 1960s and 1970s.
Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music.
After last year’s sell-out shows, Scotland’s foremost folk entertainers are back.
Discover new solo guitar music inspired by stories and experiences of landscape, exploration and human endurance.
The 25th year of the Festival’s best free music event.
Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level.
Following triumphant tours of Australia, Europe and the UK, this Scots-English duo returns to Edinburgh (and AMC debut) with a live album recorded on the road with, and featuring, …
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles will be joined by the twice-voted Scots Singer of the Year and two-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Emily Smith for a …
A blend of original solo acoustic guitar pieces and songs, Birdsong and Folk Song reflects two sides of the nylon string guitar.
A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity.
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are leading lights in the Scottish traditional music scene, playing traditional music and song strongly influenced by the music from Argyll and the west …
Forty singers including Barbara Dickson, Karine Polwart, Archie Fisher, Adam McNaughtan, Dick Gaughan, Arthur Johnstone, Ian McCalman and Canadian Iain Rankin, singing the great so…
Jenny and the Jameses are a Celtic folk trio from South Africa.
Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a concert inspired by, and responding to, her curren…
Westward the Light is a remarkable new band – a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalists 2017), fiddle/viola p…
Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with her old friend, saxophonist Steve, to showcase her compositions.
From Burns to Blondie: how a shy clarsach player ended up playing on the Barrowland stage, by way of a hippy chill-out lounge and an Australian riverboat.
Having performed recently to rave reviews at venues around the country, there is a definite buzz around this trio of outstanding musicians: Hoolet.
‘One of the finest guitarists, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo).
Top Scots traditional singer/guitarist George Duff performs songs featuring classics by Robert Burns, songs from the coal mining industry and Scottish and Irish traditional songs a…
Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music.
A songwriter’s journey through life and art, its hits and misses.
Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s centenary with songs that won the recognition of Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela.
A series of informal afternoon performances by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents.
25 countries in 10 years, Joseph brings songs from his journey to Edinburgh.
A celebration of the life and songs of one of the most influential performers and humanitarians of the 1970s. Performed by ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
Phamie Gow, one of Scotland’s most gifted and versatile composers/performers has played in venues around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Ray Davies, Philip Glas…
Captivating and evocative guitar music.
Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years for another trip down memory lane.
With a decade at the Fringe and a host of sell-out shows already under their kilt-belts, the duo return with a selection from The Corries’ songbook.
Brought to you by the folk orchestra of Hangzhou Jiangnan Experimental School of Zhejiang.
The kilted duo return to the Jazz Bar by popular demand with a different selection of traditional songs, but the same singalong atmosphere.
Scotland’s own guitar virtuoso debuts an all new show exploring in trio format, various stringed instruments.
After performing at the Brighton and Ludlow Fringes this year, Majk Stokes returns to Edinburgh to bookend the Venue 40 programme.
Award-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton performs poetry and songs about her roots and plays the recorder (the ultimate punk instrument) badly.
With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper.
Following sell-out shows and standing ovations in 2017/18, The Carole King Story returns to take you on an incredible journey through the career of six-time Grammy Award winner and…
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after five consecutive sell-out years with …
Following two consecutive years of sell-outs and critical acclaim, the James Taylor and Joni Mitchell stories combine into one exciting show to take you on a journey through the in…
International touring songwriter Dan Haynes comes to Edinburgh as part of his Had Some Falls tour.
The blank, sterile corridors of Surgeons Hall are not where you might expect to find folky fun late at night.
Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez.
Back again at St Columba’s By The Castle, with its excellent acoustics, Jonathan presents an invigorating programme taking the audience on a musical promenade beginning with trad…
The McTaggart sisters Elsa Jean McTaggart and her youngest sister Miss Irenie Rose present a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumen…
Two native singer/songwriters return to the Fringe for the seventh consecutive year.
Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire.
Daily guest performances from one of these folk musicians: Kevin Gore (‘crafts lyrics straight from the heart and puts over his message with skill and passion’ (Black Diamond FM)),…
‘They call me witch.
A Songwriters’ Circle returns to the Fringe in a slightly different format for 2019, presenting two of Scotland’s finest songwriters playing a one-off show as a duo.
Limbo: City of Dreams charges itself with the difficult task of cramming an entire world into its hour-long runtime.
Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and restaurant for a vibrant foot-stomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August.
Wild man of the accordion, Sandy Brechin, launches a brand new show of fast and funky traditional tune sets, featuring amazing new compositions from the long-awaited forthcoming th…
RLS is synonymous with Edinburgh.
Twenty-nine nights of the best local and international folk music showcasing a different artist each night. There are only 30 seats so book early to save disappointment.
A powerhouse instrumental quintet, Ímar’s unmissable synergy centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.
The Whistlebinkies’ rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, clarsach, lowland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, doublebass and percussion has captivated aud…
Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get a crowd on its feet and singing along.
Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan.
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, S…
A rare chance to hear a concert of original songs from ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
Ronnie and Maggie have been a regular feature around the Midlothian folk scene for a number of years.
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.
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 sen…
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…
A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales.
Nick Keir, the Edinburgh folksinger and songwriter, left us too early in 2013.
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…
Twice BBC Folk Award winner (Best Musician), Tim has again been nominated for the 2018 award! ‘Ferocious passion.
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 debut showcase of Birichen coinciding with the release of Hush, the first material from this quirky duo.
Alastair Savage is one of Scotland’s most versatile fiddle performers.
This duo will lift you up with their ridiculous stories as you transcend with their emotive songs.
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.
Enjoy folk songs mostly from Scotland and the Americas, with themes of travel, survival and philosophical reflection on what life throws at us.
Scottish duo with fiddle, guitar and vocals.
Join MG Alba Scots Singer of the Year nominee, Iona Fyfe, for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East.
The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer.
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…
Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic.
Singer/songwriter Zak Younger Banks combines emotionally raw vocals, poetic lyrics and intricate fingerstyle guitar to create original and distinctive songs.
For two nights only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out).
Featuring musicians from the internationally acclaimed Complete Songs of Robert Burns (Linn Records). ‘Great voices, great songs… Who could ask for more?’ (fRoots).
Sell-out AMC2017! Bringing back the wonderfully singable songs of yesteryear and rekindling the atmosphere of those folksong clubs.
Another AMC Fringe sell-out in 2017.
There Was a Soldier.
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 …
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 …
A bit of fun and a trip down memory lane.
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.
With his-larger-than life stage presence, Alex brings another absolute treat.
An afternoon concert series by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents.
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.
UK folk singer, cult hero and festival legend Beans on Toast makes his debut Fringe appearance.
With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues.
Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine.
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 eve…
Dick: clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, recorder.
Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, ‘voice.
Fringe Herald Angel Award winner for music returns with a cherry-picked selection from his extensive repertoire of over 100 songs.
Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC.
One of the UK’s leading, most diverse folk singers and songwriters.
The Greenock-based local luminary tells stories of love, life and laughter with well-crafted songs.
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 s…
Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002).
Fiery Celtic blues/rock’n’roll.
Alastair celebrates Scotland’s magical fiddle tradition in the glorious Canongate Kirk acoustic.
Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow born and raised but with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
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…
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 song…
Heart-wrenching and apocalyptic cowboy music inspired by the desolation and violence of the American West of both the past and present.
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)…
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 i…
When midnight strikes join Broken Bones Matilda in The Vaults.
Fellswater Celtic music ensemble from Boston, Massachusetts, USA will perform tunes and songs from all the Celtic nations and beyond.
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 in…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With caller Ken Gourlay, a ceilidh band and piper.
A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy.
This is the five-piece band’s second consecutive appearance at the Fringe.
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,…
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.
A special performance of historic and contemporary Scottish folk songs in the atmospheric Captain’s Bar.
Two native singer/songwriters return to the Fringe for the sixth consecutive year.
Edgar Allan Poe is dead.
Following previous five-star reviews, this unique talent returns to perform thought-provoking, evocative, original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting.
The Choir of Man was the runway hit and ‘the ultimate feel-good show of 2017 Fringe’ ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).
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.
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.
Sold out AMC (2016) and were accordingly awarded a coveted Fringe sell-out laurel.
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators.
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 awar…
One of Scotland’s leading folk’n’roll bands entertain you with traditional songs and their own material.
Three of Scotland’s finest folk musicians: Capercaillie fiddler Charlie McKerron, Bùrach accordionist Sandy Brechin and Anam singer/guitarist Brian Ó hEadhra combine their consid…
Katie is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
Moishe’s Bagel are a thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz.
Folk traditions meet orchestral grandeur in this audio-visual spectacular.
An exciting collaboration featuring two of the country’s most versatile instrumentalists.
Elspeth McVeigh brings another gorgeous and unusual programme of little known, rarely performed Scottish and European 17th-century music to the Fringe.
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.
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.
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.
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 stri…
Unbridled to genre or tradition, Calvin Arsenia came of age in Kansas City, studying classical voice, piano and guitar.
For one night only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (SingOut.
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 str…
A series of solo concerts celebrating the magical Scots fiddle tradition by one of the country’s leading exponents.
A lunchtime recital featuring music drawn from Henry Purcell’s Harmonia Sacra, and folk song settings by Benjamin Britten.
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 …
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle, guitar and vocal duo.
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…
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 th…
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.
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, Singi…
Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups.
Alastair presents his annual celebration of the Scots fiddle tradition in the Canongate Kirk’s vibrant acoustic.
Eddie Seaman (pipes/whistles) and Luc McNally (guitar/vocals) hail from Glasgow’s vibrant traditional music scene.
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, inter…
In a Faraway Place is one of the most well known Chinese folk songs in the world.
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…
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 in…
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 ill…
Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year.
Sangstream is an Edinburgh-based Scots folk choir led by Corrina Hewat, the well-known composer, harper and singer.
Young traditional musicians Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are Glasgow-born and raised with deep family roots in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
After many sell out performances in the past years, the kilted duo return to The Jazz Bar with occasional guest musicians.
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…
Ireland’s newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture.
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).
In Absence bring an all acoustic set to AMC for the first time, showcasing in its entirety their upcoming debut album.
Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio.
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 v…
Vocals and guitar are performed live (Phil and Dave), along with complex backing tracks to provide a full band sound experience.
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 som…
One of the UK’s brightest young female vocalists to have broken through in recent years.
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, saxophon…
Neil and Kathryn offer a unique blending of Scottish smallpipes, clarinet, vocals, guitar, whistles and maybe Highland pipes.
After eight successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo return with more selections from the Scottish songbook.
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, …
The band feature multi-stringed instrumentalists playing original music and songs in the folk/country rock genre.
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.
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.
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 Symposium Hall is an ideal venue for an acoustic music show with great views from the whole of the theatre.
A blend of incredibly accurate live performance and multimedia, returning to the Festival after sell-out runs in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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 eac…
Nick Harper has a rich acoustic/folk heritage (folk legend Roy Harper’s son) recognised worldwide.
A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song.
The Arbikie Pipers – led by Grade 1 piper, Pipe Major Cammie Ritchie – present a performance of Scottish traditional music with a twist.
Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters Nicholson and Gore perform songs of freedom and social justice.
Following 2016 five-star reviews, this unique talent returns to perform thought-provoking, evocative original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting.
This quintet crosses international boundaries with its blend of Korean traditional instruments (strings and percussion) and western instruments (cello and piano).
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.
Spend an hour in the historic and atmospheric Captain’s bar with the Captain’s Folk Singer.
Join us Whiski Bar for a vibrant, foot-stomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands during August.
Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal.
Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Tim has many accolades - BBC R2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the year’, ‘Best duo’ with Brendan Power and many more.
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.
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.
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 …
Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first.
The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe.
New Note Orchestra and Guests.
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.
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 th…
Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets.
With humour and sarcasm, a musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka - an instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance.
The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey.
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.
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.
Singer/songwriter Sylvie Lewis curates acoustic concerts with musicians and wordsmiths from around the globe.
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.
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 …
This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits ‘Ariel’, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’ and more.
Mairi is a Scottish singer/songwriter celebrating the vibrant connection between Scots and American roots music.
Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey.
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.
Withered Hand is the musical output of Edinburgh-based Dan Willson, a feature of the city’s DIY music scene for many years.
These three Glaswegian sisters have their family roots deeply embedded in County Donegal in north-west Ireland.
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 Bord…
A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, embracing both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America.
The Scots Music Group class, Sing Solo, has been preparing all year for this show.
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 …
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, doub…
AMC sell-out 2011-2014! Best Act winner at Mettman Blues Week (2008).
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 Ar…
Dowally’s unique and expressive sound has been described by Leith Folk Club as ‘grin-inducingly fun to watch and listen to’.
Fiona Hunter, Mike Vass, and Innes Watson ride high in the pantheon of young musical talent with which Scotland is blessed.
Former member of the legendary McCalmans, Stephen has formed a new duo with his Danish wife Pernille.
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 sprinkli…
One of Scotland’s best-loved troubadours with his hit show, singing some of his favourite songs by the Hillbilly Shakespeare.
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…
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 …
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…
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 ret…
Fraser and Ian Bruce (Mrs Bruce’s Boys) released three albums in the 1980s and appeared at festivals, clubs and concerts in many countries.
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.
Married multi-instrumentalists from South Africa: that’s what this folk duo define themselves as and it describes them perfectly.
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.
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 rep…
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 fr…
The band’s fifth consecutive year appearing at the AMC.
The Alex MacDonald Band plays a unique brand of Scottish folk-rock that has been acclaimed in venues large and small across the country.
Mimi was dubbed ‘Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011.
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.
Allan will sing his songs of the road, written from a lifetime of travelling throughout the world.
2016 sees the release of Alastair’s long-awaited fourth album and his first completely unaccompanied fiddle recording.
Winners of the BBC Alba Album of the Year Trad Music Award 2015, Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music.
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 D…
Double D’s performances are always an enjoyable mixture of songs and tunes, mainly Scottish traditional, or modern but in a traditional style.
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.
Ross and Tom return to the Fringe with a new show after their sell-out performances in 2013 and 2014.
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 an…
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 re…
WWI stories, songs, poems, humour and visuals by performers aged 14-70.
UK based Chilean singer/songwriter Valentina Montoya Martínez, foremost voice of contemporary Latin American progressive folk music performance in Scotland, performs an evening of…
An exciting collaboration between one of Scotland’s most versatile fiddle exponents and virtuoso English cellist Tom Rathbone.
Breezing in as part of the Made In Adelaide initiative after a sold out run there, I had high expectations of this presentation.
Poetry, storytelling and song weave together to tell but a few stories from our infinite Scotland’s rich folk tradition.
Alastair presents a concert of music from Scotland’s proud fiddle tradition in the wonderful ambience of the Canongate Kirk.
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.
2012 and 2013 Fringe sell-out.
Atmospheric songs, an eclectic range of instruments, beautiful harmonies and arrangements blended with Scottish, Irish and African traditions.
The Women of the Hebrides were famed for their spinning and weaving of fine linen.
Fraser Bruce has been singing folk songs since the 1960s, when his idols were Pete Seeger and Alex Campbell.
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.
‘Irish stew for the soul’ ***** (ThreeWeeks).
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 …
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,…
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 stri…
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).
Ian Bruce is undoubtedly one of the finest singers ever to appear on the Scottish folk scene.
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.
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…
An acoustic programme of traditional and contemporary songs in French and English presented by singer Coreen Scott and friends.
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…
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 bui…
Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, they bring Celtic dance music into the 21st century, from jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more.
Sainte Jane: Born from Lauren St.
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).
One of Britain’s most promising folk artists, Highland-born Rachel Sermanni comes to Summerhall’s Dissection Room.
The bagpipe is about as intrinsically Scottish as you can get.
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 …
Promises is McEwan’s seventh album.
Douglas Kay and Martin Philip of The Sorries are likeable, witty, and talented performers, and they put on a great show here.
Award-winning Badger High School Theater presents Tales from the American Midwest, a series of American folk tales centred around the Midwestern states.
Lost Horizons presents some of the finest folk and acoustic music from across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper.
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.
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.
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 201…
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 Chair on stage is an experience that will have even the most reserved audience beating a path to the dance floor.
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…
Rare chance to enjoy this unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in one of Scotland’s most intimate music venues.
Arriving from sell-out performances at the Adelaide Fringe, Jonathan’s love of travelling is a clear inspiration to his choice of music.
Matchgirl is a refugee in Calais’ Jungle.
Step back in time for a relaxed afternoon with our Scottish folk musician.
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.
Join Classical Folk for another evening of Schubert, Paganini, Massenet, Boccherini; gipsy and folk songs; tales of composers.
Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton.
“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.
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 m…
Internationally-renowned folk-dance duo Up & Over It present an immersive dance adventure for the whole family.
Short stories set to music.
Time changes everything.
Mishka Shubaly defies easy description.
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…
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.
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 musi…
Actor/singer/storyteller Richard Spaul tells stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre masterpiece.
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.
A musical journey from the shores of the British Isles to the Appalachian Mountains.
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 S…
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 tou…
Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends.
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 …
Martha Tilston has carved her unique niche in the modern English folk scene with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world.
The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick.
Storytelling feast of foolish kings, tree-climbing princesses, and one revolting woman, woven together by chief mischief-maker Damian BB Wood.
Ellie Ford is an alternative folk artist who fronts a five-piece band of multi-instrumentalists.
Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch.
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, Rota…
Since launching the band in December 2013, Dallahan have exploded on to the traditional music scene.
Settle back and enjoy another big night in with the Silver Darlings.
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.
An eclectic mix of great songs with North London’s finest harmonymongers.
Linten Adie is an Edinburgh-based community singing group.
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 rem…
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 smallpi…
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 Tomo…
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 co…
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.
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 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 one night only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out).
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.
This well-established, popular local group have one simple aim: to entertain.
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.
Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane.
Song for The Bowdoin, Old Zeb, and Song for Gale – examples from a writer considered a leading voice in the American folk tradition.
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.
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.
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 harmon…
She brought Tom Jones to tears on BBC’s The Voice.
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 Wag…
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…
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.
From the Royal Botanic Gardens you can see (when it isn’t raining) almost all of central Edinburgh, the Athens of the north.
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.
‘If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint’ (Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2).
Come and join French singer/songwriter Farah Rigal as she takes you on a special voyage to the world of folk-rock.
The history of Chinese folk music is one of the longest unbroken musical lineages in the world, representing over three thousand years of tradition.
World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia.
Alastair returns to the wonderful surroundings of the Canongate Kirk for his annual celebration of the Scottish fiddle tradition.
BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond.
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…
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-famou…
The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments.
‘Every now and then something happens.
A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America.
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.
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 rhythmi…
Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months.
Charming singer/songwriter duo Witches’ Brew return to the Fringe with atmospheric songs and an eclectic range of instruments.
The David Latto Band bring their brand of celtic-tinged Americana to [email protected] Bride’s and the Fringe for the first time.
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 Emer…
Pete Morton is a folk singer/songwriter with a wealth of powerful songs and stage presence.
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.
A relaxed and informal programme of songs presented by Scottish singer Coreen Scott.
Fringe sell-out show 2014! ‘.
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.
Get ready for trouble! Accordion-punk auteur, Strangely’s ‘rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot’ (BroadwayBaby.
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, mand…
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…
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.
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.
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 Nick…
Celtic myth and legend have provided a huge array of inspiration for painting, music, film and theatre.
After six successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo are back with more selections from the Scottish songbook.
Multi award-winning musician Mairi Campbell draws on her deep well of Celtic ancestry through improvisations and songs.
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 o…
Imagine Karen Matheson singing Japanese-Ainu traditional songs at Royal Opera House in a Scottish soundscape, backed by Pink Floyd and Martha Argerich.
Folk music is often known for its depressing lyrics and melancholy tones, so a farcical parody of the genre seems unexpected.
Entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths.
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 exper…
Toby Mottershead presents an excellent selection of blues tracks in a 50 minute display of musical talent in the SpaceTriplex venue on Nicolson Square.
Colin and Yozy are an international duo melding together music and dance.
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.
Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters perform a showcase of original and traditional Celtic music.
We present songs and chants blending a Celtic spirituality with Indian Kirtan style chanting form.
Rare chance to enjoy this unique, individual talent performing his thought-provoking, evocative original songs in one of Scotland’s most intimate music venues.
Lost Horizons returns with the finest folk/acoustic music from across the UK.
A new musical set at the beginning of the First World War.
Matthew Dames is a seasoned performer who migrated to Tasmania, Australia from Cambridge in 2011.
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 wit…
Hairy Irish musical comedy with a few surprises.
One of Australia’s finest songsmiths brings you the Open Hearted Way.
A concert with a difference! Riau Rhythm Chambers Indonesia has successfully developed a contemporary music based on Melayu roots.
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.
All artists were inspired by the referendum of 2014 and the potential for the creation of a healthier, wealthier and fairer Scotland.
The life and work of classic children’s author Beatrix Potter is given a sweet folk musical twist in this fun ensemble piece.
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.
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