Bruce Davies – Sing Me a Song. Songs of Scotland and Scots Around the World

Bruce Davies – Sing Me a Song. Songs of Scotland and Scots Around the World

Traditional and contemporary songs that take you on a musical journey through Scotland and beyond from ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton). 

Beinn Lee

Beinn Lee

Beinn Lee are a six-piece band from Uist. 

Unadulterated Robert Burns

Unadulterated Robert Burns

25 years since the premiere of ‘Toasting The Lassies’, does the costume still fit? Can she still hit the high notes of Ae Fond Kiss? Gill Bowman revisits the material and wonders i… 

Italian and Neapolitan Songs

Italian and Neapolitan Songs

Romantic and captivating Italian and Neapolitan songs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, composed by Francesco Paolo Tosti and Ernesto De Curtis. 

Song over Scotland

Song over Scotland

Scotland’s dramatic history is illuminated by her music and traditional folksong. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer/songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland; stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s recent centenary. 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall is Lauder

Jamie MacDougall stars in the story of Sir Harry Lauder, the Portobello boy who became a global superstar, the highest-paid and most popular entertainer of his time. 

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. 

BrÒg

BrÒg

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

Tang and Four Dreams

Tang and Four Dreams

This musical theatre applies a double-structured storyline to interpret contemporary understandings of Tang Xianzu, known as Shakespeare of the East. 

Neapolitan Songs

Neapolitan Songs

Sold out in 2018, Philip Contini, one of the UK’s finest exponents of Neapolitan songs, and top Italian guitarist Luca Villani present a romantic programme of beautiful love 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… 

Summer Dance Show of the Elementary School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Summer Dance Show of the Elementary School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Bell Dance – Ring, ring, ring… the Tibetan boys and girls happily dance and ring their bells. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Corde InCanto

Corde InCanto

Soprano Silvia Mirarchi joins guitarist Luca Villani in a new wonderful duo with poignant Italian arias, refined German lieder and exciting Spanish songs. 

Gukak Wears a New Flow

Gukak Wears a New Flow

The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century. 

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Scotland is a country blessed with abundant natural beauty and mystical landscapes. 

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 … 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 11

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 11

I need to preface with this review with a disclaimer – this is either a one-star or a five-star show, depending on your sense of humour. 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

In this concert you will hear a wide variety of piobaireachd (pronounced approximately ‘pee-broch’), the classical music of the great Highland bagpipe, Scotland’s national in… 

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… 

Chinese Dream

Chinese Dream

An exceptional opportunity to be immersed in classical and Tai Chi contemporary dances performed by talented young dancers. 

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. 

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

A historical tragedy, a hero failed in battle, his beautiful lover and the handsome warhorse accompanying him towards the end of the inevitable fall of the kingdom, a heartbroken f… 

Six Feet, Three Shoes

Six Feet, Three Shoes

A true story of friendship told with an eclectic blend of folk, flamenco and contemporary dance. 

Turadh

Turadh

Emma and Isbel are both passionate composers of traditional music, which is what initially brought them together as a duo. 

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

Lizabett Russo Trio: A Night of Romanian Traditional Music

A night of Romanian traditional music with songs from Maria Tanase, Ileana Sararoiu, Liviu Vasilica, Surorile Osoianu and many more. 

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. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer-songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland – stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

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. 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's Chapel

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music. 

Grow Up in the Sun – Shanghai Huangpu Student Art Troupe’s Chinese National Cultural Performance

Grow Up in the Sun – Shanghai Huangpu Student Art Troupe’s Chinese National Cultural Performance

The Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Huangpu Youngster Art Activity Centre has been established for more than 20 years. 

The Daily Ceilidh

The Daily Ceilidh

The Daily Ceilidh at Stramash every day of the Fringe Festival from 7pm - 9pm. 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. 

Free Live Music at Ghillie Dhu

Free Live Music at Ghillie Dhu

The Ghillie Dhu’s very own local artists performing every night of the week with a mixture of traditional and popular classics. Come and join us for drams, jigs and reels! 

Wee Seals and Selkies

Wee Seals and Selkies

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores. 

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Dramatic Highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. 

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A Famous Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show

A fun-packed feast of traditional music, dance, song and myth with historic Prestonfield House and the magnificent setting for this nightly dinner show. 

Camino de Sangjaru

Camino de Sangjaru

The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts. 

Oud from East to West

Oud from East to West

Music is a journey: across countries, cultures, and time. 

Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

Meet the man who invented circuses! From cavalry hero to circus founder, Sergeant-Major Philip Astley is the real Greatest Showman, telling first-hand of the dawn and spread of cir… 

Ímar

Ímar

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

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

With its full show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, Absolutely Legless – the Edinburgh-based traditional Irish dance group – has developed an international reputatio… 

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. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 3

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 3

Join us in a joyful tribute to the late John Macleod in this unique blend of fine traditional harping and incomparable songs. 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

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

Dance Japan

Dance Japan

Based on the painting Akita no Gyoji by Tsuguharu Foujita (1937), Yoshitaka fuses the Japanese folk elements of Namahage, Hanekawa Kenbayashi and Akita Nikatabushi to create a new … 

Birichen

Birichen

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

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 

Neapolitan Songs

Neapolitan Songs

One performance only with Philip Contini, one of the UK’s finest exponents of Neapolitan songs, and top Italian guitarist Luca Villani, as they present their long-awaited programme… 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro… 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Scottish duo with fiddle, guitar and vocals. 

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. 

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 … 

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

Gwangju Metropolitan Korean Traditional Orchestra

An orchestra like you have never seen before! The 45-piece orchestra from Gwangju, a city known for its rich cultural heritage, performs the ancient melodies of Korea with traditio… 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques’ ability to sum people up on sight. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Love, hysteria and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic. 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

This gripping drama explores the intimate bonds of family. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro… 

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not a lot of piping in Edinburgh during the Fringe. 

Malones Free Fringe

Malones Free Fringe

Malones Irish Bars Edinburgh hosts a large variety of live musical acts all day every day throughout the fringe. This begins at 12pm and continues until late at night! 

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

If you’re wandering around Edinburgh this August looking for a glimpse into year-round Scottish culture, it might be worth popping into the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Ro… 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

This is a chance to hear some of the finest exponents of classical pipe music, or piobaireachd (pronounced peebroch). 

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. 

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

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

Scottish Harp and Guitar

Scottish Harp and Guitar

With snappy strathspeys to heartfelt airs, and rip-roaring reels to chripy jigs, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy are two of Scotland’s most respected traditional musicians. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer-songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland – stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Songs of the Hebrides

Songs of the Hebrides

A programme telling the adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser and illustrated with the lovely Hebridean songs she collected, arranged and published. 

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. 

The Shakuhachi Experience

The Shakuhachi Experience

In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan’s oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey fro… 

Painted Skin. Return

Painted Skin. Return

Whose fault? A ghost beautified by human skin or humans possessing the devil’s heart? Is it ever possible to avoid mistakes or is it destined to happen anyway? Without camouflage, … 

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers use the traditional instruments of Japan, including drums of all sizes, the Koto harp, bamboo flute… 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best young contemporary music talents perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental s… 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques’ ability to sum people up on sight. 

After Today

After Today

In this mixture of drama and black comedy, we meet TV presenter Bill Grundy some three years after his profanity-littered, car-crash interview with the Sex Pistols live on teatime … 

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford: 15th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford: 15th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie Six and Trio, Diplomats of Jazz, and the great Roy Williams – Europe’s top jazz trombonist. 

Live Music at the Golf Tavern

Live Music at the Golf Tavern

Enjoy a rotating line-up of bands featuring a host of top local musicians doing a collection of familiar and unique covers, a great night to sing along and get your toes tapping at… 

Mandela Celebration

Mandela Celebration

The Mzansi Ensemble performed a tribute to OR Tambo at the Barbican Theatre in London 2007 and have performed in SA’s prestigious theatres: the SA State Theatre for the 2010 World … 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, a ceilidh band and piper. 

Red Peppers

Red Peppers

Noel Coward’s Red Peppers gives a glimpse into a day in the life of George and Lily Pepper, a husband and wife vaudeville act who are tired of performing the same old song and danc… 

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

The Arbikie Pipers – led by grade one piper, Pipe Major Cammie Ritchie – present a performance of Scottish traditional music with a twist. 

Sweet Tango

Sweet Tango

Tango-Korean music band, Gena Tango, presents a new look at tango through Korean eyes in a joyful musical experience that combines the urgent passion of Argentinian tango with trad… 

Witches, Wee Folk and Watery Beasties

Witches, Wee Folk and Watery Beasties

There’s more to Scotland than meets the eye, for amidst the bonnie hills, craggy coasts and lush, green glens, dwell some truly curious beings. 

Peatbog Faeries – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Peatbog Faeries – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. 

Famous Taste of Scotland Show

Famous Taste of Scotland Show

A fun-packed evening of traditional Scottish music, legend and dance set within the photo-ready setting of historic Prestonfield House – former mansion to Edinburgh’s Lord Prov… 

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… 

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. 

To Hell in a Handbag

To Hell in a Handbag

To Hell in a Handbag shares a most important quality with its inspiration: the infectious nature of the prose. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration: Two

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration: Two

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

The Strange and the Eerie: Ballads and Stories of Auld Scotland

The Strange and the Eerie: Ballads and Stories of Auld Scotland

Scotland’s dark and mysterious past is hidden deep in its songs and legends. 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). 

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Equilibrium combines traditional acoustic instruments with digital technology to create new music inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Scotland. 

Again – Ragged Glory!

Again – Ragged Glory!

A four-piece band that just love singing and playing together. 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

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

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

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

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell, acclaimed Scottish folk musician, is a joy to listen to. 

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. 

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Music of the Great Highland bagpipe in a variety of forms played by members of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society and friends, displaying the quality and enduring appeal of the ins… 

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… 

She and Her Cat – Eddies in the Ebb and Flow

She and Her Cat – Eddies in the Ebb and Flow

Traditional Japanese Rakugo comedic sit-down storytelling from a cat’s perspective. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2

Powerful like a dragon, supple like a dancer. 

Cafe Voices

Cafe Voices

The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. 

Karine Polwart Trio

Karine Polwart Trio

Karine Polwart is one of Scotland’s finest voices with ‘an unflinching social eye’ (Observer). 

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… 

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. 

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe! Join Gary, Anya and Kevin (the former stars of The Singing Kettle) for songs and silliness that all the family can enjoy! The Funbox has everything you need i… 

Saltire

Saltire

Scottish song, music and comedy at its finest. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional … 

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… 

Arisol: Samulnori

Arisol: Samulnori

Korean children’s classical music club Arisol present a variety of traditional performances, held along with the accompaniment of Samulnori and Korean classic music for free. 

Zipang Rock

Zipang Rock

Samurai Drum IKKI rock the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in their 15th anniversary year! For the last year, their show had a record high of 3,167 audiences with ten sold out shows (and… 

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. 

A Sad Joke About Life

A Sad Joke About Life

Somewhere between a social commentary and philosophical essay, but written by a comedian with the purpose of being somewhat funny. A not to be missed hour of comedy. 

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immort… 

Famous Taste of Scotland

Famous Taste of Scotland

An unmissable traditional Scottish show and dinner. 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at lunchtimes. 

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Come and take a look around our beautiful church. 

Taliesin: A Tale of Power, Class and Environmental Catastrophe

Taliesin: A Tale of Power, Class and Environmental Catastrophe

Plunge into tales of the legendary Welsh bard Taliesin. 

Unity: Multicultural Event

Unity: Multicultural Event

Multicultural event including music, dance, poetry, comedy and acting. 

St Michael and All Angels Church Tours the Cathedral of the Backstreets

St Michael and All Angels Church Tours the Cathedral of the Backstreets

Guided tours of this magnificent Grade I* listed church - one of the finest Victorian churches in the country. 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. 

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey. 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

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

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Formed in 1997 by experienced and respected dancers and musicians in Edinburgh, this vibrant group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances throughout th… 

Music to Inspire a Nation

Music to Inspire a Nation

The music of old and new Scotland – misty isles, enchanting glens, awe-inspiring mountains, history, passion and ambition. 

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… 

Barluath

Barluath

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

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 3

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 3

East meets west as Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, is joined by zheng player Yi Dong and Lothian Gaelic Choir in a programme of traditional and contemporary tunes show… 

Dowally

Dowally

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

Scotland's Story

Scotland's Story

Traditional, contemporary Scottish songs by five of Scotland’s celebrated folk musicians. 

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. 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. 

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 … 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. 

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… 

Nae Plans

Nae Plans

Taking their cue from the spontaneity of the traditional music session, two of our finest folk musicians, Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals) and Adam Sutherland (fiddle)… 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

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

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 1

After spending time in successful collaborative work with musicians and composers all over the world, these two consummate, vibrant and innovative musicians return to present an ac… 

My Ain Countrie: 17th-19th Century Songs of Scottish and Northern Emigration

My Ain Countrie: 17th-19th Century Songs of Scottish and Northern Emigration

This informal hour long recital, starring singer Elspeth McVeigh and fiddle player Gabi Maas, features a variety of folk songs, or ‘Broadside Ballads’, from 17th to 19th centur… 

North Sea Gas In Concert

North Sea Gas In Concert

Once again the band take the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with great songs taken from their latest album, Fire in the Glen, and material from previous albums. 

Chamberlain & Haywood

Chamberlain & Haywood

With a fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle, clarinet) take their instruments on an international tour – enjoy the sultry sounds of… 

The Power of Japanese Drums

The Power of Japanese Drums

This well-received hour-long concert showcases the impressive skills of the four-person performance group Samurai Drum IKKI. 

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. 

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. 

UTO

UTO

Our show UTO represents festivals of O-daiko (big drums) and cultures of each season in Uto city in Kumamoto prefecture. 

Archie Roach

Archie Roach

Archie Roach is a singer, songwriter and storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors. 

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… 

Bhumi

Bhumi

Home. 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Morning)

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Morning)

Scotland and China Chamber of Commerce is proud to present to you the second Edinburgh Chinese Arts and Culture Festival. 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Afternoon)

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Afternoon)

Scotland and China Chamber of Commerce is proud to present to you the second Edinburgh Chinese Arts and Culture Festival. 

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. 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

‘I feel like I’ve been forever a child of exile, a wanderer. 

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 … 

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). 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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

Jamie Laval: Master Fiddler

Jamie Laval: Master Fiddler

US national and Scottish fiddle champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional Celtic music, showcasing his stunning virtuosity, contem… 

Cafe Voices

Cafe Voices

The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. 

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Herald Angel 2015 award-winning show from traditional legend Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough) in concert with Scottish composer/harpist Karen Marshalsay and Glenfiddich fiddle … 

Enchanté

Enchanté

Classically trained songstress Heidi Innes and virtuoso accordionist David Vernon bring you a programme of exquisite French song and music, reflecting the exuberance of the Parisia… 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Rakugo. 

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. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum with the best contemporary talents from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. 

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… 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

Malones PBH Free Fringe

Malones PBH Free Fringe

Part of the PBH Free Fringe, Malones will play host to a variety of musicians from across the globe. 

SKAL and Silent Space

SKAL and Silent Space

Silent Space crosses the boundaries between classical and contemporary Indian dance and between sound and silence. 

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Award-winning Scottish musician’s solo quest to heal cultural wounds. 

Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show

Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show

Historic 17th-century Prestonfield House, adjacent to Royal Holyrood Park, is the spectacular setting for the Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show. 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Rakugo, a 400-year-old tradition of Japanese comic storytelling, every bit as hilarious today as it ever was - and in English! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piec… 

Traditional African Acrobatics

Traditional African Acrobatics

Eddyank productions present Fanti Acrobats Int. 

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

There can’t be a more perfect setting for In Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer than the bowels of Brighton’s Town Hall, where 368 Theatre Company takes full advantage … 

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. 

250th Anniversary Concert

250th Anniversary Concert

The concert, which is being held in the synagogue, is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the first recorded Jewish family who lived in Brighton at 22 East Street. 

Dallahan

Dallahan

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

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. 

The Cranston Fiddle

The Cranston Fiddle

The Cranston Fiddle tells the story of the Cranstons of Haddington – an ordinary family who suffered great loss during the First World War. 

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… 

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… 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

There is no doubt that Mary McCarthy is a talented pianist whose style of play reflects years of expertise. 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy – Stevenson, McGuire, Statkic, Mokranjac and Tajcevic. 

Stepping Across the Atlantic

Stepping Across the Atlantic

Gaelic song, music and dance from Scotland and the diaspora, brought together in a dynamic ensemble showcasing the rhythmical links between puirt-à-beul (Gaelic mouth music) and s… 

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers – will be playing for three nights only. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

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

Messages from Japan / Super-cussion

Messages from Japan / Super-cussion

There’s something primal about drums. 

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. 

Scots Wha Hae (Music That Inspired a Nation)

Scots Wha Hae (Music That Inspired a Nation)

Edinburgh’s very own established 40-strong Capital Concert Band plays stirring Scottish themes in an hour’s tour of iconic music, including Highland Cathedral, Braveheart, A Scotti… 

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Concert @ connected - musical miscellany with the Rasaratnams. Enjoy a relaxing evening in an intimate venue with a selection of solo and chamber works. 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 3

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 3

Na Clarsairean (the Scottish Harp Orchestra), Lothian Gaelic Choir and invited guests present a programme which is a veritable tapestry of music from around Scotland and beyond. 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

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

A Kindly Welcome

A Kindly Welcome

Following their successful Fringe debut (2014), Fisher Lassies return with A Kindly Welcome. 

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

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. 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Music and Masked Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Music and Masked Dance

Eight Tibetan monks present an exciting performance of sacred masked dance from their New Year festival, interspersed with the mesmerising chant and music of the Buddhist monastic … 

Scottish Bagpiping

Scottish Bagpiping

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not much piping in Edinburgh during the Festival. 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Siblings Màiri and Calum Macleod present an exciting programme demonstrating the variety of Scottish clàrsach music across a number of genres through original compositions, tradi… 

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

There is just something about storyteller Callum Lykan. 

PAN

PAN

PAN, the Korean word for festival, is a showcase of traditional dance and drumming and forms an eye-opening if not always compelling introduction to the country’s performance. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden from Not Cricket Productions is a faithful and on-the-whole, effective, adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale. 

Barluath

Barluath

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

China Young

China Young

Beijing Student’s Golden Sail Art Troupe was founded in 1987, and comprises thousands of students from 80 primary and high schools in Beijing. 

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. 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Symphonic Excerpts)

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Symphonic Excerpts)

This is a performance of the score from the fantasy dance-drama Wild Zebra, showcasing the accomplishments of a troupe of young Chinese performers (8-12 years old). 

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. 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Happy Hours in Childhood

Oriental Fairy Tales: Happy Hours in Childhood

Childhood is happy and carefree. 

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… 

Backstory

Backstory

Former fire eating Salami Brother Taffy Thomas shares his personal journey from a brush with mortality to Storyteller Laureate – literally his own backstory. 

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… 

Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs

Since forming in the early 1990s, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s folk and roots revival. 

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. 

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

Classic jazz from the 20s and 30s from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the great Jim Douglas on banjo and guitar, (Stephane Grappelli/Henry ‘Red’ Allen/Earl Hines), … 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. 

Real Japanese Drum Beat!

Real Japanese Drum Beat!

Have you ever felt a beat so vigorous and inspiring that your entire being is changed for good? Have you ever heard the passionate fusion of the ancient and the now? Do you know wh… 

Is This the Best of Jack Campbell?

Is This the Best of Jack Campbell?

Jack started comedy in 2010 after he moved from rural Cambridgeshire to Leicester to study Creative Writing at De Montfort University. 

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo a Montague, and Julieta, a Capulet, are both from San Fernando, CA. 

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guildford 12th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guildford 12th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie 6 and trio, Diplomats of Jazz and the great Roy Williams Europe’s top jazz trombonist. 

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers’ eight performers use the traditional instruments of Japan including drums of all sizes, the Koto… 

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Taiwan’s indigenous peoples have inhabited the island for 12,000 years, and seen many new cultures arrive and depart over the centuries. 

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

An unmissable evening of traditional Scottish music and performance.