Ímar

Ímar

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

Harry Cullen

Harry Cullen

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

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 reputation for exciting, innovative performances... 

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. Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, will perform music specially arranged or composed for them by Isobel Mieras including her new St Kilda Suite... 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

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

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 expression of Japan... 

Birichen

Birichen

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

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). 'Stout and McKay work at a pitch that elevates the traditional forms their music springs from to spontaneous high art... 

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 of the beautiful and traditional love songs of Napoli... 

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 from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

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

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East

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

Auld Hat – New Heids

Auld Hat – New Heids

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

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). 

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 traditional instrumentation such as ajaeng, gayageum, haegeum and piri... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

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

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. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Love, hysteria and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic. Cesario is in love with Orsino, who’s in love with Olivia, who’s in love with Cesario, who’s really Viola in disguise... 

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. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society was asked to fill this gap... 

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 from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

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! 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

This gripping drama explores the intimate bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two adult children, the painfully shy Laura and her restless son, Tom... 

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 Royal Mile for Mairi Campbell’s second solo show, Auld Lang Syne... 

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). Some of this music is 400 years old but there are modern tunes written in the ancient style too... 

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

George Duff and Kevin Macleod

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

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

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

Scottish Harp and Guitar

Scottish Harp and Guitar

With snappy strathspeys to heartfelt airs, and rip-roaring reels to chripy jigs, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy are two of Scotland's most respected traditional musicians. Pairing the old with the new, their eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary tunes performed on Scotland's most ancient of instruments, the Scottish harp – the clarsach – and the more modern acoustic guitar, results in live performances that ooze charm and skill, with entertaining prowess... 

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

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

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. Recently performed in the Scottish Arts Club, though it was first conceived many years ago for the Scottish Portrait Gallery. 

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 essential guide to the greatest wee country in the world. 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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

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 from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century... 

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, would mankind's world reveal itself as hell? It is generally believed mistakes can be amended as long as someone feels guilty... 

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 flutes and clarinet, to create a truly unique show... 

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. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

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 sets; all inspired by the museum's Scottish pop music exhibition... 

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 the Fringe! 

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. 

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 Cup, the Mandela Theatre, Market Theatre, Durban Playhouse and Opera House, and at the former President Thabo Mbeki's birthday celebration in June 2016... 

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 TV in 1976... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

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 dance routines and tired of each other... 

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. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through dance music, jazz, African, and more; they bring the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to new audiences from around the world... 

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. The performance includes well-known and loved traditional tunes which are mixed with lively modern compositions, featuring both the Great Highland bagpipes and the Scottish smallpipes, with and without vocals, plus varied styles of drumming... 

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 traditional Korean instruments and music... 

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. Storyteller Dougie Mackay evokes the gnarly soul of Scotland as clan chiefs, crones, fishermen and fools meet faeries, selkies, kelpies and giants in a weirdly wonderful ceilidh of classic tales and local legends... 

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 Provost... 

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy

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

Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis

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

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

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

Katie Macfarlane

Katie Macfarlane

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

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. One can hardly resist, upon a leaving a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, trading verbose quips in the manner of Mr... 

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. 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

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

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). With history spaning over hundreds of years, Wu Opera comes to the Fringe for the first time. We will lead you back to ancient China, to feel the most incredible Chinese culture... 

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. Heather Yule, Jeanie Roy Collins and Alison Bell are Cantrip Teasel. Join them on their dangerous quest through ancient ballads and stories, accompanied by the atmospheric music of the Scottish harp... 

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Equilibrium combines traditional acoustic instruments with digital technology to create new music inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Scotland. This approach enables musicians with disabilities to take an equal part in the composition and performance of new music... 

Again – Ragged Glory!

Again – Ragged Glory!

A four-piece band that just love singing and playing together. Well regarded for the variety of songs that they perform and their glorious harmonies. A very recent critique, following a gig in Fife, reads: 'That was a great night from Ragged Glory... 

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal

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

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

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

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell, acclaimed Scottish folk musician, is a joy to listen to. In her current project, Mairi Campbell: Pulse, she tells the story of her search to rediscover her own, natural pulse after having it clipped out of her studying classical viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London... 

Sandy Brechin and Friends

Sandy Brechin and Friends

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

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

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

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

Game of Drones

Game of Drones

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

RANT

RANT

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

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. Adapted from one of Makoto Shinkai's earlier works by Gaijin. Some cats are pets, others are more like angels... 

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 instrument. 

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

Drinkers and Thinkers – The Scottish Enlightenment

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

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

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

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

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

Ella Munro

Ella Munro

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

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. Some of you may remember this impressive Japanese drum player at Fringe 2016. He was also invited to play in the showcase of Global Beats on BBC World Service and fascinated the audience... 

Cafe Voices

Cafe Voices

The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. Two Edinburgh Festival Fringe specials of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s monthly session with live storytelling in the relaxed surroundings of the Storytelling Court... 

Karine Polwart Trio

Karine Polwart Trio

Karine Polwart is one of Scotland’s finest voices with ‘an unflinching social eye’ (Observer). She returns to play a rare intimate trio show at The Queen’s Hall. Four-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, twice for Best Original Song, her most recent album, Traces, was shortlisted for both Scottish Album of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Album of the Year... 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

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

Saltire

Saltire

Scottish song, music and comedy at its finest. Alex Hodgson (vocals, guitar) and David Vernon (accordion) are master entertainers, having recently completed their third tour of New Zealand, which included TV appearances and a Scottish Tattoo performance in Christchurch... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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

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 inside it to sing a song or have an adventure, but it's locked up tight... 

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. Fantastic Korean musicians create a dizzying musical experience. 

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 Scottish songs and instrumental sets... 

The Wendy Weatherby Band

The Wendy Weatherby Band

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

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones

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

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 highest attended show in the space)... 

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 immortal words: 'Don't tell him, Pike'... 

Famous Taste of Scotland

Famous Taste of Scotland

An unmissable traditional Scottish show and dinner. The Taste of Scotland experience, in its 42nd year, looks forward to welcoming you to an exceptional evening – the heart and essence of Scotland... 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is mostly remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous Victorians, Oscar Wilde... 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

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

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Come and take a look around our beautiful church. The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church built in Early English Gothic style with art dating from 1881. Light a candle, say a prayer, or just have a look at the art work, sculptures, stained glass and frescos... 

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. Tread the line between history and myth in a world of magic and wonder, courage and cruelty, and a very special boy who would defy a king... 

Unity: Multicultural Event

Unity: Multicultural Event

Multicultural event including music, dance, poetry, comedy and acting. Performers from all cultural backgrounds, including a special Albanian infusion of traditional dance and music... 

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. In Simon Jenkins’ book 'England's Thousand Best Churches'. It is in fact, two churches in one, the first designed by G... 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese. The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton! Canada's very own... 

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga

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

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. Edinburgh's very own Capital Concert Band, together with their guests the Herald Trumpets of Scotland, evoke a compelling musical impression of mighty Scotland... 

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 the world... 

The Friel Sisters

The Friel Sisters

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

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 showing the links and contrasts between the music of two nations... 

Barluath

Barluath

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

Scottish Music – Old and New

Scottish Music – Old and New

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

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. Acclaimed classical Indian kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar performs two interweaving dances that revolve around the eternal resonance of Krishna’s flute... 

The Dream Team

The Dream Team

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

Scotland's Story

Scotland's Story

Traditional, contemporary Scottish songs by five of Scotland's celebrated folk musicians. Captivating songs about the peoples that make up Scotland – Scandinavian, Welsh, Irish, French etc... 

Dowally

Dowally

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

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. Acclaimed classical Indian kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar performs two interweaving dances that revolve around the eternal resonance of Krishna’s flute... 

Auld Hat New Heids

Auld Hat New Heids

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

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. 

Celtic Music from the Isle of Man

Celtic Music from the Isle of Man

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

Sandy Brechin Band

Sandy Brechin Band

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

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), sit down on stage without knowing what they will play... 

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 acoustic programme of their incomparable music including tracks from their new CD... 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

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

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 century musical traditions originating in Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia... 

North Sea Gas In Concert

North Sea Gas In Concert

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

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 tango, the rhythmic drive of the Balkans, along with rip-roaring tunes from Russia and Scotland... 

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. The impressive dance-like drum routines create a tangible energy in the room that can leave the audience breathless at the end of a song... 

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – More Fiddle and Guitar

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – More Fiddle and Guitar

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

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

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

Archie Roach

Archie Roach

Archie Roach is a singer, songwriter and storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors. Archie shares intimate real-life stories through song. Singing for the love of his people, his country and culture, Archie’s songs go to the heart of the Australian story... 

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

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

UTO

UTO

Our show UTO represents festivals of O-daiko (big drums) and cultures of each season in Uto city in Kumamoto prefecture. This city is best known for its largest number of O-daiko in the world... 

Bhumi

Bhumi

Home. Singapore. Departure. Arrival. London. Home. 'I’m Z, short form for a name that you probably can’t pronounce and I’m trying to find my place in the world.' Bhumi (Sanskrit for earth or soil) is a multi-disciplinary theatrical performance by a collective of Singapore Malay artists based in London... 

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. The festival's morning show will consist of authentic and exotic top-class Chinese traditional stage performances, and a startlingly designed Chinese artwork exhibition with a rich collection of oriental artefacts... 

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 afternoon's show will be an extended showcase consisting of authentic and exotic top-class Chinese traditional stage performances, and a startlingly designed Chinese artwork exhibition with a rich collection of oriental artefacts... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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

Rura

Rura

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

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

‘I feel like I've been forever a child of exile, a wanderer. These songs started to give me a context, a feeling, an understanding of where I come from, I am grateful’, says Blue Rose Code of his new trad project... 

Mairearad and Anna

Mairearad and Anna

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

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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

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, contemporary flair and uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes... 

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 champion, Kathryn Nicoll... 

Cafe Voices

Cafe Voices

The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. Two Edinburgh Festival Fringe specials of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s monthly session with live storytelling in the relaxed surroundings of the Storytelling Court... 

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 Parisian Music Halls... 

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! Don’t miss the Edinburgh stop of Sunshine’s Rakugo World Tour, now in its third year and approaching 20 countries! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart! 'A raconteur extraordinaire... 

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. See nms.ac.uk/fringe for details of these daily performances celebrating Celtic culture today... 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

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

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

Malones PBH Free Fringe

Malones PBH Free Fringe

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

Festival Folk at the Oak

Festival Folk at the Oak

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

SKAL and Silent Space

SKAL and Silent Space

Silent Space crosses the boundaries between classical and contemporary Indian dance and between sound and silence. Dance Ihayami present a new powerful dance experience of voice, evocative rhythms, technical precision and striking geometry, featuring live music by flautist Marion Kenny... 

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Award-winning Scottish musician’s solo quest to heal cultural wounds. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling. From London’s classical Guildhall training, to love and danger in Mexico, discovering step-dancing in Cape Breton, Campbell ‘becomes a bold chameleon in her own back-story, switching characters as she goes… On a stage bare but for a rough-hewn pendulum – its flat stone culled from her family’s croft – Campbell opens her throat in a spirit of belonging that is ancient and modern, and life-affirming for all of us’ **** (Herald)... 

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. Traditional Scottish entertainment at its best! Haunting Scottish music, traditional song, lively ceilidh dancing and a great dance troupe... 

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 piece of Japan in your heart! “A raconteur extraordinaire... 

Traditional African Acrobatics

Traditional African Acrobatics

Eddyank productions present Fanti Acrobats Int. from Ghana, West Africa. Come watch the hottest and most unique African traditional acrobatics and cultural dance, contortion, lowest limbo in the world, pan-spinning, fire-breathing, a man in a bowl and more. 

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 of the Old Police Cells Museum to stage this riveting production... 

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. The concert features the London Jewish Male Voice Choir, who will be performing traditional Jewish and other songs. 

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. This tour takes place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, the Lanes and the beach... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

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

Jimmy Hutchison

Jimmy Hutchison

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

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. Out of seven Cranston sons who served their country, only three returned, two with grievous injuries... 

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by traditional step-dancing, Absolutely Legless dance in a relaxed manner while remaining faithful to their roots... 

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

Scottish Traditional Music Old and New

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

The Dougie MacLean Project

The Dougie MacLean Project

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

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. Her show comprises of her playing renditions of several composers, many of whom are Serbian, with McCarthy’s only companions being the ten skilful fingers manipulating the keys in front of her... 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy – Stevenson, McGuire, Statkic, Mokranjac and Tajcevic. This is the launch of Mary's new CD Bridges – a programme of piano music bridging Scotland and Serbia... 

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 step dance... 

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers – will be playing for three nights only. A lovely mix of traditional pipe music on the Highland bagpipes and smallpipes featuring Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral and more. 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! 'One of Britain's finest song interpreters' (Sing Out). '...seems like Archie invented Scottish folk' (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla both being professional singers), and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk-singer... 

Messages from Japan / Super-cussion

Messages from Japan / Super-cussion

There’s something primal about drums. Not even striking them, just watching them. Feeling your eardrums pulse and all your vertebrae rattle up against your ribs. Taiko music is one of those mediums where you feel it just as much as you hear it... 

North Sea Gas: Scottish Spirit

North Sea Gas: Scottish Spirit

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

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 Scottish Folk Festival and Highland Legend... 

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. Enjoy haunting Gaelic songs and airs, toe-tapping dance tunes – and a few surprises – in an informal but lively ceilidh atmosphere... 

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson

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

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. For the third successive year, Mary is back after completing her series of concerts in Peru, Latvia, USA, Ireland, Scotland and Spain. 

A Kindly Welcome

A Kindly Welcome

Following their successful Fringe debut (2014), Fisher Lassies return with A Kindly Welcome. This a cappella group has a well-established reputation in the Scottish Borders with songs drawn mostly from traditional sources, some with interesting local connections... 

Sandy Brechin Band

Sandy Brechin Band

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

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. 

Mairearad and Anna

Mairearad and Anna

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

Scottish Bagpiping

Scottish Bagpiping

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

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 tradition... 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

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

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

There is just something about storyteller Callum Lykan. Call it charm, charisma or the x-factor he has, that intangible je ne sais quoi that makes you want to listen to him for hours... 

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 festival that we witness is split into two “banquets” – the first is a succession of choreographed pieces to recorded music; the second involves live drumming, a hugely important element of Korea’s musical history... 

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. Rude and precocious Mary Lennox is taken to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor... 

Barluath

Barluath

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

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. They perform choral, band, symphonic and folk music, march, dance, drama and Beijing opera... 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

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

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). It was created by Zhang Jigang, deputy director and choreographer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games... 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Legend and Modern

Oriental Fairy Tales: Legend and Modern

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

Oriental Fairy Tales: Happy Hours in Childhood

Oriental Fairy Tales: Happy Hours in Childhood

Childhood is happy and carefree. Fairy tales accompanying us in childhood always attract our attention. From the brave little tailor to the ugly duckling which turns into a swan, from the little mermaid to Ma Liang who can turn the contents of his pictures into real things with a magic brush... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

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

Curmudgeon in Concert

Curmudgeon in Concert

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

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. Taffy presents gems from his repertoire of traditional tales, each of which have their own backstory... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

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

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 band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes... 

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), Andy Sharkey on double bass and John Burgess (Camille O'Sullivan/Nova Scotia Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxes... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, our daily performances showcase the best contemporary talents from Scotland and further afield... 

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. Since graduating, he has gigged extensively throughout the UK and even performed in Estonia, Latvia and Finland... 

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 what the soul of Japan feels like? Through IKKI's music you can experience them all... 

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. 

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo a Montague, and Julieta, a Capulet, are both from San Fernando, CA. Their Latino families resent one another. The Montagues are proud Mexican Americans while the Capulets value their pride of being hecho en Mexico and the honor of habla español over nearly everything else... 

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. Challenged by the industrial encroachment of their ancient lands, the tribal peoples are at the forefront of Taiwan's environmental movement... 

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 harp, bamboo flutes and clarinet to create a truly unique show... 

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

An unmissable evening of traditional Scottish music and performance. Traditional Scottish show and dinner with pipers, dancers, haunting traditional song, ceilidh music, fiddles and a finale with Scotland’s Three Tenors...