Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God's voice through music and the arts. This is music filled with the message of love, faith and hope of the gospel and is a compelling, vibrant mix of contemporary African-American and African gospel music... 

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

'Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot jazz, the pair have a world of music at their fingertips' (Evening News). 

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... 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

With their fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another exciting, energy-filled tour around Europe. Balkan dance rhythms, wild gypsy tunes, hints of jazz, classical and more, as they take you from France to Finland, Spain to Serbia and beyond... 

Rootless

Rootless

A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Like a riddle with no answer, we surrender to the most basic need of self-expression... 

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Ibiyemi and Stuart

Performing stripped back versions of popular songs will be Nigerian-born Ibiyemi with the soulful voice some have described as 'smooth chocolate'. Ibi has joined up with musician and friend Stuart for this special Fringe show at AMC and Stuart skilfully distils big arrangements into one instrument, piano or guitar, whilst managing to pack just as much emotional punch... 

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

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

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow's Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create a distinctive and exhilarating fusion of styles... 

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... 

Evros

Evros

Follow Doaa who dreams of a better life amongst a backdrop of war, terror and enduring love. The boy from the local garden centre, whose tranquil existence amongst the flowers is torn apart... 

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... 

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig

Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/ Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman Jarjour started learning guitar in Damascus, Syria, then studied in Madrid and Juilliard... 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve in a new duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations... 

Renata Rosa

Renata Rosa

A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band. Renata plays the rabeca, a fiddle from Northeastern Brazil and northern Portugal, and calls it her ‘second voice’... 

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance is a special experience, not quite a religious rite and not quite a performance show as five Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lunpo Monastery in South India exiled from Tibet give a taster of their ceremonies, prayer, chanting and sacred dance... 

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Ty Gill: FingerStyle

Original world music from West Texas to West Africa! Ty's Fingerstyle guitar bridges cultures, genres and styles in original compositions that unite and excite. Ty's shows are sonically both intimate and expansive... 

Sounds from Gold Coast

Sounds from Gold Coast

African rhythms and harmonies in gospel arrangements performed by Ghanaian a cappella sensation. Passionate singing accompanied by dance steps and anecdotes will take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of the African continent... 

We Are

We Are

A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance. Los Angeles all-woman band Adaawe premiere their new show, bouncing hip multiculturalism off their own ethnic roots from Africa to the Middle East to Morocco to Panama to the USA... 

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

This stunning Irish spectacular Rhythm of the Dance is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers and a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999... 

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listeners. 

We Are

We Are

A high-octane hour of drumming, singing, storytelling and dance. Los Angeles all-woman band Adaawe premiere their new show, bouncing hip multiculturalism off their own ethnic roots from Africa to the Middle East to Morocco to Panama to the USA... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something unique.They will play four gigs at award-winning venue The Jazz Bar, featuring guest musicians. 

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert

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

Farafina!

Farafina!

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

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... 

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... 

Sowherto Africa

Sowherto Africa

Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends. Experience the sounds and rhythms of the South African street life, with its contagious energy and invigorating vibes, through an everyman’s daily journey... 

Sounds from Gold Coast

Sounds from Gold Coast

African rhythms and harmonies in gospel arrangements performed by Ghanaian a cappella sensation. Passionate singing accompanied by dance steps and anecdotes will take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of the African continent... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The symbolic ritual of Indian dance is represented via a graceful routine which flows like a temple carving brought to life, then is followed by a flirtatious and celebratory gyspy dance, performed excellently by a lithe and expressively precise performer... 

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama

A legendary musician, Hoppy Kamiyama and an awesome traditional dancer, Kashichiro; the artists representing Japan from the Hachijojima Island appear at Greenside in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

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... 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents a stirring mix of original songs and old-time Cajun dance classics with a Celtic tint. Scots-Cajun mid-tempo personal ballads are grounded in the grooves of Cajun dance music and the unusual interplay of accordion, acoustic guitar and bass... 

SuzanneVega&Me

SuzanneVega&Me

Tour guides need good voices but there’s only one who amazes her audiences with crystalline singing. When Nadja Fischer from Hamburg met guitarist Mark Brown in Edinburgh, their couchsurfing encounter turned into an unlikely musical journey... 

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience

Sofía & Marcelo are an innovative Mexican duo who combine different musical elements to achieve an experience in the spectator. Using world rhythms and traditional Mexican instruments achieves a unique sound... 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The spectacular two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Edinburgh with a special concert, Songs of the Free, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the Father of the rainbow nation... 

Rumba Caribeña

Rumba Caribeña

Take yourself on a journey to the Caribbean. Experience the music and dance of Latin America with audience participation welcomed. Music, dance and fiesta. 

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... 

African Rise

African Rise

Afripella presenting African Rise is a celebration of song, rhythm and dance. An international phenomenon that aims to sweep across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary music by Vincent Lindsey Clark and Peter Maxwell Davies which challenges and delights him... 

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List). This year Bob's got a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey... 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Europe’s longest established taiko organisation, they celebrate the growth of their tribe of performers from across the globe, with a captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, mysterious masked movement and sumptuous soundscapes, wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy, elegant choreography and powerful earth-shaking rhythms on huge taiko drums... 

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... 

Live Local Musicians

Live Local Musicians

Every night in the main bar, enjoy live music from local Scottish talent. Drop in and be entertained all night long. 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albums to her name by China Record Corporation since the age of 16, makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency), with music of love stories and poems from China... 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / A Midsummer Night's Dream from China by Whispering Lotus Artists (Guqin, Dizi, Xiao, Pipa and Zheng)

Three elegant women musicians from Suzhou, costumed in Whispering Lotus Chi-pao will give us a concert on Chinese guqin, zheng, dizi and xiao (bamboo flute and end-blown bamboo flute) and pipa on the afternoon of Chinese Lovers' Day... 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 and embraces the diverse music of South Africa, a country with eleven official languages and subsequent communities. Guiding us on a tour of its sonorous heritage, the choir holds a phenomenal ability to create a rich and exquisitely harmonious tapestry out of simple ingredients: usually just the human voice and some form of traditional drumming as accompaniment... 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturian, Granados, Rameau, Zolotariev and Piazzolla... 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

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

Dallahan

Dallahan

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

Perfect as You Are

Perfect as You Are

Perfect As You Are is an internationally touring production by Massive Vibe Live! with production and lyrics by Queen Be! It brings alive everyone’s power to benefit all. The band, from six different countries, give an unforgettable experience... 

My Journey Throughout China

My Journey Throughout China

Yi Dong makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency) and to take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Senegalese Shindig

Senegalese Shindig

Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. An exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae, original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

UnSpun

UnSpun

Following on from time served with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners Mat Clements, Tommy Pickles, (Orkestra Del Sol, Bristol Branch) joined by luminaries of the Edinburgh music scene... 

Yu Kyung-hwa and E-Do

Yu Kyung-hwa and E-Do

E-Do is an ensemble of six incredibly talented musicians who combine traditional and contemporary rhythms with consummate ease. The group is led by Kyung-Hwa Yu, one of the most acclaimed artists in Korea... 

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley returns to the Fringe with his outstanding quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribe (Bass) and Stuart Brown (Drums). The band will perform music from their acclaimed album Colour and Movement (BGMM)... 

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble in Concert. Under the Direction of Cristiaan Boele.

The Werbeck Ensemble sings folk and religious repertoire from around the world including Barber, Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger and Stravinsky. The Werbeck Ensemble is an international ensemble comprising of singers from France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland... 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children's classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Grundy... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their vigorous and vivacious performances go down a storm with all audiences as they serve up their 1930s Hot Club standards, gypsy jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache, recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris... 

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... 

Reely Jiggered

Reely Jiggered

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

Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16. They combine a very modern beat with traditional jazz and are well known for their stirring, energetic shows... 

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

After sell-out shows at last year's Fringe and Celtic Connections festivals, Bwani Junction return with their joyful rendition of Paul Simon's Graceland album. Featuring a full 12-piece band with guest appearances from accordion legend Phil Cunningham, the Dopplegang horns, and Davie Luhanga... 

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner takes a Luke in the mirror in this gently funny show, poking fun at himself and the impressions he uses to express himself. He is a comedian and impressionist and uses these skills to investigate who he really is... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends rhythm and blues, boogaloo, and Cuban son into something truly unique. They will be playing four gigs at the award-winning Jazz Bar. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee

David Vernon and Dick Lee

'From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot New Orleans jazz – great skill... This very enjoyable session in the Fringe venue with the best front-of-house aroma virtually takes you around the world in 80 minutes’ (Evening News)... 

Spices from Istanbul

Spices from Istanbul

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

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show

Cell Block Soweto: An A Cappella Gang Show by After Freedom is a new a cappella show telling stories of five prisoners confined in one of Johannesburg’s prisons. Presented in a lighthearted and entertaining manner through stories and music, the show engages the audience in a musical journey into the South African past and present... 

Fusion

Fusion

Steve Skinner (vocals, guitars, Indian harmonium), Seamus Corr (saxophones, flutes, pipes), John Bradford (percussion) and Ruth Ker (double bass) came together in Leeds to explore their love of world music, composition and improvisation... 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents an exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. As well as performing beautiful new Scottish pop, this upcoming songwriter and her bayou band demonstrate an easy familiarity with the older dance music of the swamps of rural French Louisiana – featuring Cajun blues licks from accordionist drummer Kim Tebble and swamp-pop grooves from Ian "Stretch" McFadyen on electric bass... 

Flamenco Global Connect

Flamenco Global Connect

Ricardo Garcia, Spanish Embassy-endorsed internationally travelling flamenco guitarist collaborates with performers from all over the globe, demonstrating the power of music to connect and create Unity in Diversity... 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war. Programme includes themes of immigration, acquired cultures and music around the world... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The symbolic ritual of Indian dance represented via a graceful routine flows like a temple carving brought to life. Followed by a celebratory Gyspy dance, performed excellently by a lithe and expressively precise performer... 

Nostalgie! Chansons Françaises.

Nostalgie! Chansons Françaises.

One hour of pure nostalgia! Come listen to the best French songs of Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu and other divas interpreted by Dr. Zahida. 

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)... 

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Movement and grace: a Dowland galliard, rousing Bach gavottes, a rippling Russian polka, the compelling rhythms of Cuba and South America. The guitar dances in every country. ‘Most impressive’ (Scotsman). 

George McGoldrick: The Good Herb

George McGoldrick: The Good Herb

Hello, I'm doing a solo show where I play a synth for a while and read some comedic short stories that I've written. I know the Golf Tavern seems like an age away, but I'm going to try my best to make it a good show, so do please come. 

Ensemble SU: The Party

Ensemble SU: The Party

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

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and Arabic Maqam music interact and transcend musical boundaries, leading us into newfound colours and musical landscapes. 

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience in 2010 performing at the World Cup opening ceremony. Africa Entsha are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance... 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

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

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

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

Osibisa Tribal

Osibisa Tribal

Osibisa first exploded onto the music scene in 1971 and is seen by many as the godfather of today’s UK-Afrobeat scene. Frontman Gregg Kofi Brown is best known for work with Youssou Ndour, Benjamin Zephania, Lauryn Hill, Bomb the Bass and Sting... 

Sacred Music Sessions

Sacred Music Sessions

Music can nurture us, music can uplift us. Music can clear us of negative emotions and help us overcome hurdles. Music, the most subtle of artistic expressions and meditation, the most subtle of human experiences... 

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Claudia Aurora and her band return to Brighton for an evening of soulful Fado music. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical. It could be the world oldest urban Folk music, arriving perhaps as a dance from Africa, or maybe form the sad songs of homesick sailors... 

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... 

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble 'Ephemera' album launch concert. 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor. 

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

In February 2017, West African master-drummer Musa gathered the latest incarnation of his band XamXam and flew to Gambia to collaborate with local musicians. Tanzanian vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Saidi has toured with Papa Wemba, Remmy Ongala and recorded for Grace Jones... 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. Can she stop them to keep the flames of her world alive? Enter a fantastical world of captivating puppets and songs in this enchanting coming-of-age tale. 

Fiesta Fringe

Fiesta Fringe

Brighton meets Bristol for an evening of brassy skanks, intense grooves, conscious lyricism and wild rhythm. Head down to Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on Middle Street for a hip-shaking knees-up as three bands take the stage and provide all the essentials for a night of moving and shaking... 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical, candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful, soulful harmonies. We will chant a mantra in a beautiful sacred space and light candles as a symbol of our highest aspirations... 

Kakande West African Drummers

Kakande West African Drummers

Nominated for best music at Brighton Fringe 2016. Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, is bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton Fringe for a second year... 

Dallahan

Dallahan

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

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. Ekaterina Gopenko (Moscow, Russia) and Magda Nova (Kiev, Ukraine) unite to create this spellbinding concert programme, featuring songs in Russian, English and Ukrainian... 

NEHH Presents… Mediterraneo Festival Edition: A Wild Night of Live World Music

NEHH Presents… Mediterraneo Festival Edition: A Wild Night of Live World Music

Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, Cuba and southern Italy to Summerhall for a huge festival edition of their world music concert. A night of Italian pizzica, Zimbabwean jit-jive and Afrobeat tangled with Cuban salsa... 

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... 

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ dances to create fascinating and mysterious illusions using magic stick levitation. Three different dancing sticks with short and long strings and lights, or... just sticks which rise, fall and float apparently defying gravity... 

Rachel Hair Trio: Harp, Guitar and Double Bass

Rachel Hair Trio: Harp, Guitar and Double Bass

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

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

Fusion of Strings

Fusion of Strings

Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece. He has delighted audiences for over 40 years and performed across the world in America, France, Russia, and Japan as well as in his native China... 

Melody of Love and Shadows

Melody of Love and Shadows

Saudha, 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and 'breath-taking' presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of Indian classical music by the leading classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty (ChandraChakraborty... 

Discovery!

Discovery!

BE United’s Discovery! is a musical celebration of culture, diversity, creativity and harmony. Created and performed by local young people and artists from different countries around the world, specifically West and South Africa and the UK... 

Barra to Bengal

Barra to Bengal

Barra to Bengal: a fictional Scottish-Indian cultural musical telling the story of two people from opposite ends of the globe as one travels the globe finding friendship with the other, through the collaboration of five musicians (Suchandra Kar, Shelagh McKay Jones, Hardeep Deerhe, Pauline Vallance and Emma Durkan)... 

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

A masked figure, all in white, carries the biggest drumstick you’ve ever seen and drops it on the biggest drum you’ve ever seen. Seriously, this thing is basically a tree. Boom! And again... 

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... 

Lunchtime Recitals – East Meets West Rainbow

Lunchtime Recitals – East Meets West Rainbow

A fantastic opportunity to hear Chinese classical music, played by professional musicians on Chinese and Western instruments, accompanied by a short performance by the talented Rainbow Choir. 

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... 

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... 

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

Acclaimed Korean/New Orleans saxophonist Jeeseok’s funky, melodic, energetic quartet brings Miles Davies, Coltrane and Ella up to date, with a sprinkle of Korean folk music too! Also featuring Seoul-based, world-travelling Scots pianist Paul Kirby... 

¡Viva La Canción!

¡Viva La Canción!

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

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

Moishe's Bagel

Moishe's Bagel

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

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

The British might be renowned for talking and complaining about the weather, but if you come from Fiji there are more heightened concerns than just cold rainy days. In Fiji climate change and rising sea levels threaten the disappearance of land and communities... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one of a kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

Orkestra del Sol, a joyous reinvention of global brassy street music, has left a trail of pummelled dancefloors across Europe and countries including India, Australia and China. The swagger of a Balkan wedding band, a dash of New Orleans marching band and a good dose of Latin carnival – all delivered with a distinctly UK edge... 

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original works inspired by Indian, Balkan and Spanish traditions... 

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

The acclaimed Scottish saxophonist returns to the Fringe following international tours in the US and India. This outstanding group perform a highly original mixture of jazz and world music, crafting lyrical melodies around infectious grooves... 

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

Poción de Fe is a seven-piece band concocting an original spicy mix of afrobeat, Caribbean rhythms, Cuban salsa, and African mambo. Expect tight funky grooves and irresistible horn licks... 

Senegalese Shindig

Senegalese Shindig

Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves with undercurrents of ska and reggae; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

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... 

Chechelele World Music Choir

Chechelele World Music Choir

For over twenty years Chechelele have been delighting audiences with songs about love, freedom, slavery and everyday life: music with stories and meaning performed with energy and joy... 

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni, the Indian classical trio, returns to Edinburgh after a successful year in 2015! Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today... 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica is an exciting fusion of his electric acoustic jazz quartet and a scintillating string quartet (all members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra), unique in its ability to play both straight and improvised music... 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

The music of Egberto Gismonti is like a microcosm of his native Brazil – diverse, joyful and unique. Award-winning jazz pianist Paul Harrison, bassist Mario Lima Caribe and drummer Stu Brown have a special rapport from years of performing together in Scotland and internationally... 

David Vernon and Dick Lee

David Vernon and Dick Lee

This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform an eclectic mix of music with infectious enjoyment – French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan, tango etc. 'They combine wonderfully, superb musicianship – a great double act' (Scotsman). 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

This celebrated international soloist returns to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China). Featuring the full Zheng score of The Butterfly Lovers... 

Taiwan Season: Sounds of Taiwan

Taiwan Season: Sounds of Taiwan

Three expert musicians from France, Japan and Taiwan blend the sounds of three of the world’s most distinctive string instruments: erhu, sitar and cello. Those who embark upon this unique musical journey will sample the enticing aural flavours of several cultures... 

Africanised!

Africanised!

Let us Africanise you this summer with South African arrangements of African and popular tunes. Travel with us all the way from Soweto to Edinburgh on an unforgettable music and dance journey and immerse yourself in African culture! 

Ha'upu

Ha'upu

Ha`upu is the third Hawaiian opera performed by Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i. The story is told through the cultural aspects of chant, mele, and hula. It is based on a Hawaiian legend involving Kapepe`ekauila, a rogue chief from the island of Moloka`i, who kidnaps Hina, a chiefess from Hilo... 

Musical Anthology

Musical Anthology

Musical Anthology is a performance of sacred, secular, classical, contemporary and world music with organ, trumpets and voice – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Galuppi, Boëllman, Ross, Stanley, D'Indy, Gavarentz and Scottish music... 

India Flamenco

India Flamenco

The performance begins with a narrative, delivered off-stage and set to the music of the sitar. The dance begins with the traditional Bharata Natyam, performed by a young Indian woman full of grace, energy and control... 

Blueswater Presents: The Blueswater Porch Band

Blueswater Presents: The Blueswater Porch Band

A three-piece version of award-winning band The Blueswater plays a mix of original songs and arranged covers, with a raucous sound reminiscent of Mississippi Hill Country blues. ***** (ThreeWeeks, for Blues!)... 

Super-cussion

Super-cussion

We are the performance group of the Japanese Drum HIBIKI. Hibiki means ensemble in Japanese, and we want you to experience a unique percussive panorama of beat and rhythm created by an ensemble of drummers... 

Bwani Junction: Graceland

Bwani Junction: Graceland

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release, Edinburgh indie-rock band Bwani Junction and friends play Paul Simon's classic album Graceland, joined on stage by one of the original musicians... 

Around the World by Guitar

Around the World by Guitar

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

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

As seen on BBC Four television and winner of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Declan Zapala returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth consecutive solo guitar show... 

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues. Drawing upon various world music genres in a jazz setting, don't expect traditional big band music. Consisting of four trumpets, four trombones, six woodwind and four in the rhythm section... 

From Palestine to Brighton

From Palestine to Brighton

An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. They will perform classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music with the support of the Oriental Music Ensemble. 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. The 10-piece ensemble has members hailing from all over the world, referencing a wide range of genres in their writing, and on a musical journey which blends traditional instruments with a modern sound. 

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

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

The Broken Heart Trio

The Broken Heart Trio

Joyful swing and vocal harmony, from a time when men were gentlemen and courteous, and women were true and noble. With humour and wit, take a tour of lost romance and nostalgia. "I try to find that true old-style sound that the old masters had between the two great wars" (Kevin Van Staeyen – violin) 

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig. Hove Park plays host to funk, soul, Latin and related grooves... 

More Beautiful Music

More Beautiful Music

Internationally-acclaimed proponent of the steel pan (steel drum) Rachel Hayward returns to the Fringe with a solo recital in the beautiful setting of Brighton's oldest building, playing repertoire from the baroque to the contemporary... 

The Rosegarden of Light Project

The Rosegarden of Light Project

A unique fusion of live traditional and classical music from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the UK alongside video performances from Kabul. Performed by acclaimed American string sextet Cuatro Puntos with Baily/Doubleday (rubab and voice) and Ensemble Zohra (Afghanistan's only girl's ensemble). 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. Featuring a live music stage, Cirque Du Funk big top, nine hours of top-notch family entertainment, Club Tropicana DJ tent, delicious food and a fully licensed bar! Full line-up available online. 

Kakande West African Drummers

Kakande West African Drummers

Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, are bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton. Traditional rhythms, song and dance are used to depict the hidden world of African heritage. 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, 'Compared to What', which includes some wry comedy, love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. Live music, dance and theatre combine to bring you a super-sensory experience steeped in tradition yet eager to branch out and explore new forms of expression. 

Balkan Cypriot Greek & Traditional Ottoman Music: Michalis Kouloumis: Solo Violin

Balkan Cypriot Greek & Traditional Ottoman Music: Michalis Kouloumis: Solo Violin

Virtuoso solo violinist Michalis Kouloumis performs traditional music from the Balkans, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. The concert is entitled 'Displaced Dreams', with music also from Constantinople... 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. A riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration. 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a singer/songwriter, best-selling author and ultra-runner. His music is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety... 

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations and left a trail of pummeled dance floors across continents. Carnival Collective boasts between 20 and 30+ musicians, and delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic music. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

Leaving Home Party

Leaving Home Party

Belle and Sebastian/God Help the Girl's lead singer performs a story set to song, celebrating our modern day notions of home and belonging. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Ignacio Agrimbau, this is for anyone who has ever left home or is still hoping to find it... 

Mostly David Ephgrave

Mostly David Ephgrave

The back end of the comic duo Doggett and Ephgrave turns the spotlight on himself for an hour of solo stand-up. (NB There'll be no spotlight.) "David Ephgrave is as smooth as they come" (BBC), “A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky and a lot of fun to spend time with” (View From The Gods) 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. Get set for another hot performance by the legendary Brighton-based nine-piece! Funky blues and soul, full horn section for that really BIG sound, these rare appearances by the band are frequently a sell-out, so book early and don’t miss out! 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful soulful harmonies. “I was totally immersed in a very blissful state and could have gone on all night!” NB: this event is participatory. 

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

Guitars, video, computer music and improvised live art combine in a multi-sensory celebration of Milton Babbitt's centenary. 'Soli e Duettini' is performed five times in different ways... 

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

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

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

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

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show. From an academic point of view it is brilliant and aurally it’s aesthetic is astounding. However, this is not a show for Brighton Fringe... 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier 'Jazz Jam' with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band leads the way for gifted amateurs and regular, unannounced, world-class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

Moving into Stillness

Moving into Stillness

Join Sevanti and the Unity team for the beautiful, meditative fusion of yoga and contemporary dance, including Unity Partner Yoga™. Live music, projections and lighting installation support this moving performance, which takes place in the inspiring Unity Studio, Brighton. 

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of its most exciting young singers and her band. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical... 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. An Edinburgh Festival favourite, his shows sell out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised. 

Folk Off Sessions

Folk Off Sessions

The Fiddler's Elbow plays host to a showcase of alternative folk, blues and roots acts for the third year running, featuring Black Fields, Paul Murray, Edd Mann, Warsaw Radio, Rotait, Night House, plus many more tbc... 

Balkanarama

Balkanarama

Come experience the sights and sounds of the Balkans at this riotous night of live Balkan, klezmer and gypsy music, exquisite gypsy belly dancing, fabulous Balkan Beats DJs, live visuals, Balkan brandy tasting and so much more! 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

In Violin Variations, Ian Peaston invites the audience to share his passion for experimenting with his electric violin and looping set-up.  Taking us from staples of the classical violin repertoire to a mashup of some classic 90s electronica in the space of minutes, the audience is shown all the processes the sounds from the violin goes through to create the different effects, illustrating how the violin is capable of so much more than a standard classical repertoire with a bit of imagination... 

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa and erhu are commonly nicknamed as Chinese lute and Chinese violin. Jing-hua Gao and Zhi-qin Zhu, both graduate students at China Conservatory and multiple prize winners from childhood, are making their UK debut this summer by giving a concert on these two characteristic Chinese musical instruments with over 1,000 years of history of being main participants in Chinese ensembles but originally arrived from abroad... 

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

The overriding resonance of Ponción de Fe can only be described as dynamic. The seven-piece band consists of Jed Potts on lead guitar, Tom Pickles on saxophone, Tom Wilkinson on bass, and Matthew Hawke on trombone, with drums and percussion being covered by Davide Rinaldi and Simon Gibb respectively... 

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The Return

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The Return

The Soweto Spiritual Singers are at the Fringe with two shows, this later one at the Assembly Rooms called The Return, is an uplifting and enjoyable hour of African spirituality.The South African singers and musicians put on a show that is full of energy and African culture... 

Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band

London's brass juggernaut makes its Fringe debut for three shows only, fresh from floor-filling gigs across Europe. With collaborators including Amy Winehouse, shows including a stadium set for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and airplay from almost the complete BBC Radio bingo set (1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music – come on, 5Live... 

Township Voices

Township Voices

The Dloko High School Choir from Umlazi Township, South Africa, return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having performed sell-out shows in the Assembly Rooms in 2014, where it was not uncommon for the entire hall to be on their feet... 

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Award-winning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and Brazilian guitar with African and Latin rhythms... 

Zambra!

Zambra!

A pick of Latin music and dance at the Fringe, headlined by the Boteco Trio – a multi-talented group of musicians whose vast Brazilian repertoire draws from samba, bossa nova, baião, chôro, and MPB... 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath. Modestly done, the artistry of the instruments playing is astounding; from saxophone to traditional stringed instrument gayageum, these musicians know how to manipulate the audience's emotions... 

Farah Rigal in Concert

Farah Rigal in Concert

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

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

Summerhall is proud to present the Sun Ra Arkestra, live in the Dissection Room. Led by legendary alto saxophonist and original member, Marshall Allan, the band move forward not as a repertory or ghost band, but as a spirit band, maintaining the discipline centred on the study, research and further development of Sun Ra precepts... 

BE United and Discover!

BE United and Discover!

BE United and Discover is a celebration of music, dance, performance skills and talents! The one time only showcase will host an eclectic mix of artists including Mellow Chants, TamTam2000 and Simply Soweto Encha... 

Bossas, Tangos and Reels

Bossas, Tangos and Reels

This show is an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by two of Scotland's best known traditional players fom bands like Ceilidh Minogue and Bringing in the Spirit. Gregor Lowrey on accordion and Pete Clark on fiddle, are joined by three of Scotland's finest jazz musicians: Al Morrow on drums, Campbell Normand on piano and Ed Kelly on bass to play tangos, bossanovas, waltzes, French musettes and swinging jigs and reels... 

Chechelele World Music Choir

Chechelele World Music Choir

Ranging from pleasantly slow and soothing to fast and excitable and even angry, the sounds produced by the Chechelele World Music Choir were vibrant and vast. Their set took the audience vocally around the world from South Africa and Uganda, to Bulgaria and South America... 

Aceh Meukondroe

Aceh Meukondroe

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

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is one of the only five soloists who has given a recital in China's Great Hall of the People, and the soloist with the biggest number of public performances of any Chinese instrument in the UK... 

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... 

Ruby Zajac

Ruby Zajac

'Her voice has a sultry, husky undertone, and her lyrics are filled with witty metaphors which make her songs both playful yet touching at the same time' (CamCreatives.co.uk). Raised in Scotland's vibrant folk milieu, Ruby Zajac is an emerging songwriter with thoughtful, memorable songs... 

My Journey Throughout China

My Journey Throughout China

Playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history and some 36,000,000 active participants, classical Zheng performer, Yi Dong, makes her 14th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (XinhuaNet... 

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... 

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti

Scotland's visionary guitarist/composer returns with an astonishingly powerful new trio line-up of his award-winning Indo-Western ensemble, with Raju das Baul, mesmerising exponent of Bengal's mystical Baul folk tradition and possessor of one of the most soulful voices on the world stage, and tabla master Sarvar Sabri... 

John Rae’s The Troubles Featuring Brian Kellock

John Rae’s The Troubles Featuring Brian Kellock

The Troubles play 21st-century jazz and are New Zealand’s leading contemporary jazz group. Over a long residency in New Zealand's capital city Wellington, The Troubles developed and honed their quasi-anarchistic brand of meticulously composed music... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

If you like classical guitar and want to escape the bustling madness that is the Mile at 1pm in the middle of the Fringe, then you are going to enjoy Jonathan Prag’s hour long recital... 

Africa Live!

Africa Live!

Whistle-stop tour of some of the best African music at the Edinburgh Fringe, with a different line-up each night. Headline acts are popular Fringe performers Samba Sene and Diwan (Senegal) and Rise Kagona (Zimbabwe) – original member of the legendary Bhundu Boys – and his Jit Jive Trio... 

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Orkestra Del Sol – Larger Than Life

Globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland. Orkestra Del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents... 

Samba Sene and Diwan

Samba Sene and Diwan

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of rootsy, funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae, original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

Music of Two Nations

Music of Two Nations

Eddie McGuire, former Chairman of the Musicians’ Union (Scottish Region), and classical zheng performer Dong Yi, the first and so far only musician of any Chinese instrument to give a public recital in China's Great Hall of the People, are celebrating the 10th year of their collaboration by giving a presentation with bamboo flutes, classical flutes and Chinese zheng (zither) with a recorded history of over 2,500 years and 36,000,000 active participants, on the music of the two nations in comparative perspective... 

Triveni

Triveni

Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today. He is joined by Pulkit Sharma on the tabla and Drupad Mistry on the sarod to present Triveni – a journey where rhythm, voice and the sound of strings will merge into one... 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

Declan Zapala is one hell of a talented guitarist. If you imagine that Nick Drake and Jimi Hendrix had a love-child, taught it to play classical guitar and do whatever he felt would sound great, that’s essentially the skill level of Zapala... 

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Rise Kagona is a guitar hero to many on two continents! In Zimbabwe, Rise transferred traditional jiti rhythms to guitar, and his band The Bhundu Boys toured the world extensively. Tragedy befell The Bhundu Boys, but Rise and his music continue... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

Ricardo Garcia doesn't introduce himself when he walks on stage: he's not here to show off, he's here to guide you through Scotland's history and folklore with flamenco rhythms. His modest introduction engrosses you and before you know it the venue doors have closed and you're walking in the glens and mountains of the North... 

The Sino Profusion Show

The Sino Profusion Show

Performed by Shanghai's Hand in Hand Troupe, a famous young artists' association in China. The troupe, delegated by the City of Shanghai government, visited and performed in the USA, France, Germany, Italy and other countries, giving performances described as excellent and extraordinary, and the artists were regarded as muses of international friendship... 

David Vernon (Accordion) and Dick Lee (Clarinet and Recorder)

David Vernon (Accordion) and Dick Lee (Clarinet and Recorder)

Jimmy Shand to Johnny Dodds, a virtuoso mix of music unfolds before you: French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan... ‘They combine wonderfully, superb musicianship, full of spirit, a great double act’ (Scotsman). 

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio

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

Nordic Raga Trio

Nordic Raga Trio

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

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one of a kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

Okinawa Sansan

Okinawa Sansan

Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition. A dazzling mix of folk music, classical Ryukyu Court dance, and traditional bingata patterned costumes will transport you to the tropical Okinawa Islands... 

Haus of Chi-Chi

Haus of Chi-Chi

Seda Yildiz and Mawaan Rizwan bring their daring and surreal show to the Fringe. Adorned in black bin bags, these two irreverent idiots are in charge of leading very sacred and spiritual ceremonies at the renowned Haus of Chi-Chi... 

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... 

Leodo: The Paradise

Leodo: The Paradise

Magical Korean performance combining powerful drums with healing dances. An energetic and multi-talented cast transports you into the past and conjures Leodo, the fantasy island treasured by the Jeju people... 

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... 

Soweto Afro Pop Opera

Soweto Afro Pop Opera

A harmony quartet offering as wide-ranging a repertoire as their name suggests, coming across like a South African Il Divo and a sleepy Ave Maria. Accompanied by a string quartet, or a township boy band with cheesy moves on some diluted soul pop numbers... 

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

Sound of Suvarnadvipa

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

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Tshwane Gospel Choir

'Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel. The individual singers have a stunning timbre; collectively, they are a force' **** (Scotsman)... 

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Dream

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Dream

These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience. Pitch perfect songs in a variety of tones and paces unfold, each as pleasing as the previous. Energetic, playful soloists relay one another with professionalism and unwavering confidence... 

Seed: Advancement

Seed: Advancement

Exhilarating Japanese taiko drumming and stunning swordplay dramatically combined by an award-winning group. After captivating audiences in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Qatar and Australia, their Edinburgh debut will leave you breathless... 

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko. Helene is greatly loved and famed for her stage performances, smoldering raw vocals and devilish personality. Her music has been described as a modern eclectic mix of jazz, chanson and swing junk guitar...