Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

“30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene’ (Billy Rough, Folk Radio UK). 

Maggie MacInnes: Songs From the Isle of Barra and Beyond

Maggie MacInnes: Songs From the Isle of Barra and Beyond

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. 

North Sea Gas: In Concert

North Sea Gas: In Concert

Celebrating 40 years on the road, North Sea Gas are back at the AMC again. 

Alastair Savage, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair’s only two Fringe performances this year are events not to be missed. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns with a concert. 

Dom Prag

Dom Prag

Brilliant singing and superb guitar playing in songs combining folk, blues and classical influences into gripping musical narratives. 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner (Best Musician, 2012). 

Drever, McCusker, Woomble

Drever, McCusker, Woomble

Before the Ruin – 10th Anniversary Concert. 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend saxophonist Steve showcasing her compositions – a dynamic blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring impro… 

Iona Fyfe with Michael Biggins

Iona Fyfe with Michael Biggins

After only about four years, Iona Fyfe is very well established as one of Scotland’s finest folk singers. 

Songs from Scotland and Beyond

Songs from Scotland and Beyond

The Quiggs is the Scottish/Danish folk duo comprising Stephen and Pernille Quigg. 

Hannah Rarity

Hannah Rarity

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… 

Just Like Riding a Bike

Just Like Riding a Bike

A live gig! Wow! I have great memories of audiences singing along. 

BrÒg

BrÒg

Jigs, reels, airs and beautiful songs from the Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians. 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

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… 

Taiwan Hengchun Folk Songs Singing Club – Sing To the World (Free)

Taiwan Hengchun Folk Songs Singing Club – Sing To the World (Free)

The grannies in the show will tell you their life stories through singing and playing the moon guitar. 

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Euan McLaughlin and Nicky Kirk

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Euan McLaughlin and Nicky Kirk

Fiddler Euan McLaughlin and Guitarist Nick Kirk play a selection of folk and traditional tunes at the Scottish Arts Club. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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… 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

Take a nostalgic journey through the career and music of two award-winning legends in this internationally sold-out show. 

Laurel Canyon Legends

Laurel Canyon Legends

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. 

Glorieta Pines in Concert

Glorieta Pines in Concert

The original folk music of Glorieta Pines is inspired by the mysticism of the American Southwest. 

Elsa McTaggart presents When The World Stood Still

Elsa McTaggart presents When The World Stood Still

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… 

Up on the Blocks

Up on the Blocks

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. 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

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… 

A Place to Fall to Pieces

A Place to Fall to Pieces

You are on an island. 

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens

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… 

Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

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… 

Gardyloo!

Gardyloo!

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 … 

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their expanding repertoire. 

Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck

Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck

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… 

Reely Jiggered

Reely Jiggered

Winners of O2 ABC SoundWave Music Competition are inspired by Celtic folk music and intrigued by world beats and melodies. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

Mrs Weatherby's Concert Party

Mrs Weatherby's Concert Party

An evening of good, old-fashioned Scottish entertainment, featuring some of Edinburgh’s best-known performers. 

Billy Jones: Now 'n' Then

Billy Jones: Now 'n' Then

Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist Billy’s 12th Fringe appearance. 

Folk Dance Show

Folk Dance Show

Bringing the knowledge, education and entertainment of African cultural heritage to the people of the world. Every dance has a meaning and an origin. 

Barry Nisbet: A Shetland Voyage

Barry Nisbet: A Shetland Voyage

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 with Hannah Rarity

Blazin' Fiddles with Hannah Rarity

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. 

North Sea Gas: In Concert

North Sea Gas: In Concert

Over the last 40 years, North Sea Gas have travelled the world taking their very own distinctive blend of Scottish music far and wide. 

Nordic Nyckelharpa

Nordic Nyckelharpa

Marit Fält and David Chadwick collaborate to perform an acoustic set of Nordic folk music on låtmandola and nyckelharpa. 

Delta Blues and Country Rags

Delta Blues and Country Rags

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 … 

Spider MacKenzie and Danny Britt: Texas Americana Meets the Blues

Spider MacKenzie and Danny Britt: Texas Americana Meets the Blues

This pair of renowned musicians met and regularly play in Texas. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents Hebridean Fire

After a sell-out run in 2019, Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. 

The Paul Simon Story

The Paul Simon Story

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. 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

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… 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller/dance teacher Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. 

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

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… 

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

August 2nd-30th. 

George Machray (Singer/Songwriter): Singing Off Quay

George Machray (Singer/Songwriter): Singing Off Quay

George is a fine and recognised singer/songwriter from the old fishing and mining village of Port Seton in East Lothian. 

Traditional Music With a Modern Twist

Traditional Music With a Modern Twist

GWC Trad Band is a nine-piece band playing Scottish and traditional music with a vibrant, modern twist. 

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their continually expanding repertoire. 

Claire Hastings and Jenn Butterworth

Claire Hastings and Jenn Butterworth

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. 

James Grant

James Grant

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced. 

Cold Turkey Blues

Cold Turkey Blues

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. 

Harry Cullen

Harry Cullen

Edinburgh’s very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year. 

The Wendy Weatherby Band

The Wendy Weatherby Band

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… 

Travelling Troubadour: A Rare Concert of Original Songs

Travelling Troubadour: A Rare Concert of Original Songs

Insightful compositions from ‘One of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton). 

Alastair Savage and Alice Allen, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair Savage and Alice Allen, Scotland and Beyond

Alastair has performed throughout the world as a traditional and classical performer. 

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 folksinger and songwriter. 

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

‘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… 

BrÒg

BrÒg

Jigs, reels, airs and beautiful songs from the Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians. 

Apocalypse Songs

Apocalypse Songs

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… 

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 concert filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their c… 

Lowit & Garrett

Lowit & Garrett

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. 

Tess

Tess

The blank, sterile corridors of Surgeons Hall are not where you might expect to find folky fun late at night. 

Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter from the world of narrative folk song, poetry and balladry. 

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town is Louis Rive’s first collection of songs. 

Tim Edey and Ross Ainslie

Tim Edey and Ross Ainslie

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… 

Brack'n'File Sing the Iain Rankin Songbook

Brack'n'File Sing the Iain Rankin Songbook

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: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse Presents: Kinnaris Quintet

Soundhouse presents one of Scotland’s hottest new folk bands. 

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

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… 

Four Linties and a Craw

Four Linties and a Craw

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 Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair, together with long-time collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass), celebrates Scotland’s proud fiddle tradition. 

Wayfarin' Strangers

Wayfarin' Strangers

Brian Miller and Ian Young return to AMC with a brand new version of Wayfarin’ Strangers featuring folk songs that tell a great story. 

Charlie Harrigan: Le Cowboy Ecossais

Charlie Harrigan: Le Cowboy Ecossais

Folk and Americana from Scotland and the heart. 

InAbsence

InAbsence

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. 

Band From County Hell

Band From County Hell

Live, original band as seen at The London Palladium with seven critically acclaimed, original albums and over 2,000 live shows. 

Limbo: City of Dreams

Limbo: City of Dreams

Limbo: City of Dreams charges itself with the difficult task of cramming an entire world into its hour-long runtime. 

3,300 Miles – New Jersey to Edinburgh: A Transatlantic Songwriters' Circle

3,300 Miles – New Jersey to Edinburgh: A Transatlantic Songwriters' Circle

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… 

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

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. 

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. 

Hannah Rarity

Hannah Rarity

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… 

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Join the MG ALBA Scots Singer of the Year 2018 for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East. 

Iain Rankin (Singer-Songwriter)

Iain Rankin (Singer-Songwriter)

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. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out!). 

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse Presents: Moishe's Bagel

Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original, cutting-edge klezmer and folk music. 

North Sea Gas: In Concert

North Sea Gas: In Concert

After last year’s sell-out shows, Scotland’s foremost folk entertainers are back. 

Guitar Discovery

Guitar Discovery

Discover new solo guitar music inspired by stories and experiences of landscape, exploration and human endurance. 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford: 25th Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford: 25th Year

The 25th year of the Festival’s best free music event. 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. 

Winter Wilson: Folk With Its Roots in Blues

Winter Wilson: Folk With Its Roots in Blues

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, … 

Blazin' Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin' Fiddles with Emily Smith

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 … 

Birdsong and Folk Song

Birdsong and Folk Song

A blend of original solo acoustic guitar pieces and songs, Birdsong and Folk Song reflects two sides of the nylon string guitar. 

Roots

Roots

A new solo folk performance about loss, language and cultural identity. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

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… 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

Jenny and the Jameses

Jenny and the Jameses

Jenny and the Jameses are a Celtic folk trio from South Africa. 

The Singing Sixties: Songs Which Stood the Test of Time

The Singing Sixties: Songs Which Stood the Test of Time

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… 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

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 … 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with her old friend, saxophonist Steve, to showcase her compositions. 

Harpy Go Lucky

Harpy Go Lucky

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. 

Westward the Light

Westward the Light

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… 

Hoolet

Hoolet

Having performed recently to rave reviews at venues around the country, there is a definite buzz around this trio of outstanding musicians: Hoolet. 

58 Fordwych Road – Nick Harper

58 Fordwych Road – Nick Harper

‘One of the finest guitarists, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo). 

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

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

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. 

Don't Give Up the Day Job

Don't Give Up the Day Job

A songwriter’s journey through life and art, its hits and misses. 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s centenary with songs that won the recognition of Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. 

Alastair Savage, History and Tradition

Alastair Savage, History and Tradition

A series of informal afternoon performances by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents. 

Joseph Martyn: Songs from the Road

Joseph Martyn: Songs from the Road

25 countries in 10 years, Joseph brings songs from his journey to Edinburgh. 

Rhymes and Reasons: The John Denver Story

Rhymes and Reasons: The John Denver Story

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). 

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Captivating and evocative guitar music. 

Phamie Gow and Phriends

Phamie Gow and Phriends

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… 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years for another trip down memory lane. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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. 

Chords to Dream of Love With!

Chords to Dream of Love With!

Brought to you by the folk orchestra of Hangzhou Jiangnan Experimental School of Zhejiang. 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

The kilted duo return to the Jazz Bar by popular demand with a different selection of traditional songs, but the same singalong atmosphere. 

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Scotland’s own guitar virtuoso debuts an all new show exploring in trio format, various stringed instruments. 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

After performing at the Brighton and Ludlow Fringes this year, Majk Stokes returns to Edinburgh to bookend the Venue 40 programme. 

Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Award-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton performs poetry and songs about her roots and plays the recorder (the ultimate punk instrument) badly. 

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents McTaggart Sisters

Elsa Jean McTaggart Presents McTaggart Sisters

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… 

Sary

Sary

‘They call me witch. 

Scottish Folk Singer

Scottish Folk Singer

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)),… 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with Hebridean Fire. 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two native singer/songwriters return to the Fringe for the seventh consecutive year. 

A Songwriters' Circle Presents...

A Songwriters' Circle Presents...

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. 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

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… 

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. 

Dan Haynes – Had Some Falls Tour

Dan Haynes – Had Some Falls Tour

International touring songwriter Dan Haynes comes to Edinburgh as part of his Had Some Falls tour. 

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

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… 

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

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 … 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

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… 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

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. 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

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… 

Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

Sing Me a Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

RLS is synonymous with Edinburgh. 

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

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. 

Ímar

Ímar

A powerhouse instrumental quintet, Ímar’s unmissable synergy centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. 

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. 

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). 

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, S… 

Niteworks

Niteworks

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. 

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. 

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 aud… 

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. 

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 sen… 

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… 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. 

Harmony – The Mumbai Experience

Harmony – The Mumbai Experience

Mumbai. 

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. 

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… 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Twice BBC Folk Award winner (Best Musician), Tim has again been nominated for the 2018 award! ‘Ferocious passion. 

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… 

Birichen

Birichen

The debut showcase of Birichen coinciding with the release of Hush, the first material from this quirky duo. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

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. 

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Scottish duo with fiddle, guitar and vocals. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Dodo Street Band - The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

Dodo Street Band - The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For two nights only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out). 

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. 

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 … 

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

With his-larger-than life stage presence, Alex brings another absolute treat. 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

A bit of fun and a trip down memory lane. 

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. 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier. 

North Sea Gas: In Concert

North Sea Gas: In Concert

Another AMC Fringe sell-out in 2017. 

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 … 

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

Alastair Savage, Alone With History

An afternoon concert series by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents. 

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. 

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. 

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues. 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, ‘voice. 

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. 

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 eve… 

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. 

The Burnt Part Boys

The Burnt Part Boys

Pete wants to keep The Burnt Part a shrine. 

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. 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC. 

Ainsley Hamill

Ainsley Hamill

One of the UK’s leading, most diverse folk singers and songwriters. 

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. 

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 s… 

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). 

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… 

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. 

Heart 'n' Soul

Heart 'n' Soul

Fiery Celtic blues/rock’n’roll. 

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. 

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 song… 

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. 

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)… 

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 i… 

The Midnight Creeper Tour

The Midnight Creeper Tour

When midnight strikes join Broken Bones Matilda in The Vaults. 

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. 

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 in… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two native singer/songwriters return to the Fringe for the sixth consecutive year. 

Scottish Folk Singer

Scottish Folk Singer

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

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,… 

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. 

John Montgomery String Band

John Montgomery String Band

This is the five-piece band’s second consecutive appearance at the Fringe. 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy. 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, a ceilidh band and piper. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

Fairmile at the Fringe

Fairmile at the Fringe

Sold out AMC (2016) and were accordingly awarded a coveted Fringe sell-out laurel. 

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators. 

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 awar… 

Scocha in Concert

Scocha in Concert

One of Scotland’s leading folk’n’roll bands entertain you with traditional songs and their own material. 

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 consid… 

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. 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe’s Bagel are a thrilling mix of klezmer, folk and jazz. 

Scotland's Wild Heart

Scotland's Wild Heart

Folk traditions meet orchestral grandeur in this audio-visual spectacular. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (SingOut. 

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. 

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 stri… 

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 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. 

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 str… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle, guitar and vocal duo. 

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. 

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… 

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 th… 

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, Singi… 

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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, inter… 

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. 

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… 

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 in… 

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 ill… 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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… 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. 

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 v… 

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 som… 

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. 

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. 

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, saxophon… 

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. 

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Neil and Kathryn offer a unique blending of Scottish smallpipes, clarinet, vocals, guitar, whistles and maybe Highland pipes. 

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, … 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters Nicholson and Gore perform songs of freedom and social justice. 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper has a rich acoustic/folk heritage (folk legend Roy Harper’s son) recognised worldwide. 

Eva Cassidy the Story

Eva Cassidy the Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. 

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 eac… 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. 

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Tim has many accolades - BBC R2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the year’, ‘Best duo’ with Brendan Power and many more. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe. 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. 

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. 

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 th… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Folk It

Folk It

Singer/songwriter Sylvie Lewis curates acoustic concerts with musicians and wordsmiths from around the globe. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Mairi Orr

Mairi Orr

Mairi is a Scottish singer/songwriter celebrating the vibrant connection between Scots and American roots music. 

Niteworks and Inyal

Niteworks and Inyal

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. 

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

These three Glaswegian sisters have their family roots deeply embedded in County Donegal in north-west Ireland. 

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 Bord… 

Barluath

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, embracing both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. 

Singing Scots

Singing Scots

The Scots Music Group class, Sing Solo, has been preparing all year for this show. 

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 … 

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, doub… 

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. 

Dowally

Dowally

Dowally’s unique and expressive sound has been described by Leith Folk Club as ‘grin-inducingly fun to watch and listen to’. 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011-2014! Best Act winner at Mettman Blues Week (2008). 

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 Ar… 

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. 

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. 

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 sprinkli… 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (SingOut. 

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. 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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 ret… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 rep… 

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 fr… 

Again... It's Ragged Glory!

Again... It's Ragged Glory!

The band’s fifth consecutive year appearing at the AMC. 

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. 

Mimi Oz

Mimi Oz

Mimi was dubbed ‘Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 D… 

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. 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 an… 

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 re… 

¡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… 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

WWI stories, songs, poems, humour and visuals by performers aged 14-70. 

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 c… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

2012 and 2013 Fringe sell-out. 

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. 

Women of the Hebrides

Women of the Hebrides

The Women of the Hebrides were famed for their spinning and weaving of fine linen. 

Fraser Bruce

Fraser Bruce

Fraser Bruce has been singing folk songs since the 1960s, when his idols were Pete Seeger and Alex Campbell. 

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. 

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

‘Irish stew for the soul’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

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. 

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. 

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 stri… 

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). 

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. 

Ian Bruce – Solo

Ian Bruce – Solo

Ian Bruce is undoubtedly one of the finest singers ever to appear on the Scottish folk scene. 

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. 

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,… 

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 … 

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. 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The bagpipe is about as intrinsically Scottish as you can get. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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 bui… 

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. 

Sainte Jane, American Folk / Americana Duo

Sainte Jane, American Folk / Americana Duo

Sainte Jane: Born from Lauren St. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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). 

TG McEwan – Promises

TG McEwan – Promises

Promises is McEwan’s seventh album. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. 

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. 

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 201… 

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 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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

OwlTime

OwlTime

Matchgirl is a refugee in Calais’ Jungle. 

Scottish Folk Music

Scottish Folk Music

Step back in time for a relaxed afternoon with our Scottish folk musician. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. 

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. 

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 m… 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Internationally-renowned folk-dance duo Up & Over It present an immersive dance adventure for the whole family. 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. 

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… 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. 

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. 

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 musi… 

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. 

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

A musical journey from the shores of the British Isles to the Appalachian Mountains. 

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Actor/singer/storyteller Richard Spaul tells stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre masterpiece. 

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 S… 

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 tou… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. 

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. 

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford is an alternative folk artist who fronts a five-piece band of multi-instrumentalists. 

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, Rota… 

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. 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Since launching the band in December 2013, Dallahan have exploded on to the traditional music scene. 

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. 

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. 

Folk to Funk

Folk to Funk

An eclectic mix of great songs with North London’s finest harmonymongers. 

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 Bord… 

Songs of the Scots

Songs of the Scots

Linten Adie is an Edinburgh-based community singing group. 

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 rem… 

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 smallpi… 

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 Tomo… 

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. 

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 co… 

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. 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! ‘One of Britain’s finest song interpreters’ (Sing Out). 

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. 

Ragged Glory

Ragged Glory

This well-established, popular local group have one simple aim: to entertain. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 harmon… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Blueflint

Blueflint

‘If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint’ (Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2). 

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. 

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 Wag… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Aceh Meukondroe

Aceh Meukondroe

World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia. 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

‘Every now and then something happens. 

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. 

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-famou… 

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. 

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. 

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 rhythmi… 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

Pete Morton

Pete Morton

Pete Morton is a folk singer/songwriter with a wealth of powerful songs and stage presence. 

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. 

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 Emer… 

The David Latto Band

The David Latto Band

The David Latto Band bring their brand of celtic-tinged Americana to [email protected] Bride’s and the Fringe for the first time. 

Poppies

Poppies

A new musical set at the beginning of the First World War. 

Coreen Scott and Friends

Coreen Scott and Friends

A relaxed and informal programme of songs presented by Scottish singer Coreen Scott. 

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Fringe sell-out show 2014! ‘. 

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. 

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, mand… 

Roaring Accordion

Roaring Accordion

Get ready for trouble! Accordion-punk auteur, Strangely’s ‘rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot’ (BroadwayBaby. 

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 exper… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Multi award-winning musician Mairi Campbell draws on her deep well of Celtic ancestry through improvisations and songs. 

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 o… 

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. 

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 Nick… 

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. 

Letting Off Steam

Letting Off Steam

Entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Celtic Kirtan

Celtic Kirtan

We present songs and chants blending a Celtic spirituality with Indian Kirtan style chanting form. 

Gone Native

Gone Native

Two of Edinburgh’s finest resident songwriters perform a showcase of original and traditional Celtic music. 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are an international duo melding together music and dance. 

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 wit… 

GingerbeToast On

GingerbeToast On

Hairy Irish musical comedy with a few surprises. 

Lynn Hazelton

Lynn Hazelton

One of Australia’s finest songsmiths brings you the Open Hearted Way. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.