BrÒg

BrÒg

Debut performance by brand-new band, BrÒg, featuring legendary piper Gary West on pipes, whistles, vocals and guitar; virtuoso fiddler Greg Borland on fiddle and bass, and the sen… 

Ska at the Fringe

Ska at the Fringe

If you were into music in the late 70s and early 80s, the chances are you were into 2 Tone, the iconic Coventry based label that was home to Ska revivalists like The Beat, The Sele… 

Rose Room

Rose Room

‘A dazzling night of classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality’ (JazzScotland. 

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

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

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… 

The M8s Live

The M8s Live

Back by popular demand after the most time-efficient total sell-out of the 2017 Fringe (check the laurel), this is the M8s: Live (but not so dangerous). 

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis are Scotland’s number one Police tribute act. 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. 

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Come, taste and learn all about Arbikie’s family of world award-winning field-to-bottle gins from the Arbikie Ambassador team. 

The Absolute Jam Live!

The Absolute Jam Live!

The ultimate tribute to the music of The Jam. 

Sorella

Sorella

Singing sisters Sorella are a vocal harmony band from the North East of Scotland who emanate a unique and distinctive blend, leaving a lasting impression on their listeners. 

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Winners of Sunday Herald’s Best Unsigned Band Competition, Inverness female fronted indie-folk combo Dorec-a-belle bring their potent combination of gorgeous harmonies, catchy song… 

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Live at The A Club

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Live at The A Club

What’s that, old sport? Swing classics and Prohibition-era hits from some of the finest talents in the country? Precisely! Prepare to be transported back to the golden age of jaz… 

Blues and Soul Revue

Blues and Soul Revue

The show they couldn’t stop. 

The Soul Kings

The Soul Kings

Come to the Merchant’s Hall to see the Soul Kings performing a set of the biggest soul, Motown and disco hits from the 60s and 70s. 

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Nominated for Scotland’s Blues Act of the Year, award-winning Glasgow-based singer Charlotte Marshall returns for two dates at The Merchant’s Hall in 2018. 

Spatz & Co in Concert

Spatz & Co in Concert

Spatz & Co Showband interrupt their theatre roadshow tour to perform music from the 30s to the 90s. 

Charles MacLean Whisky Masterclass

Charles MacLean Whisky Masterclass

A Whisky Masterclass with the legendary Charles MacLean. 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

The wild man of Scottish accordion is back with his tip-top tunes, frighteningly fast fingering and hilarious hi-jinks and humour, accompanied by his groovin’ five-piece band. 

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

Following their previous sold-out Fringe show, acclaimed Scottish songwriters The Mars Patrol return to perform an intimate one-off hometown show at Merchant’s Hall in the heart of… 

Abba A-Rival

Abba A-Rival

Scotland’s top ABBA tribute perform an explosive show packed with all your favourite ABBA Hits. 

George Michael Songbook

George Michael Songbook

Sublime concert tribute to George Michael, starring Grant Macintosh – ‘soul sensation’ (Sun). 

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. 

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

You are guaranteed to be off to a great start when you step into the gorgeous Merchant’s Hall with a G&T in hand. 

The M8s

The M8s

Formed ten years ago for the sheer fun of playing, the M8s provide a guided tour of your favourite covers from Elvis to Adele; from Bay City to Chelsea via Dakota and the jailhouse… 

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

McKerron, Brechin and Ó hEadhra

Three of Scotland’s finest folk musicians: Capercaillie fiddler Charlie McKerron, Bùrach accordionist Sandy Brechin and Anam singer/guitarist Brian Ó hEadhra combine their consid… 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. 

Sorella

Sorella

Singing sisters Sorella are a vocal harmony band from the north east of Scotland who emanate a unique and distinctive blend, leaving a lasting impression on their listeners. 

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven

From Inverness, capital of the Highlands, this award-winning, indie-folk line-up bring their potent combination of gorgeous harmonies, catchy songs and unique instrumentation to th… 

The Polis Live at Merchant's Hall

The Polis Live at Merchant's Hall

The Polis are Scotland’s number one Police tribute act. 

The Girls From Oz

The Girls From Oz

Spend a five-star evening with the most dinky-die singing sheilas this side of the black stump. 

Pretenders – By Talk of the Town

Pretenders – By Talk of the Town

Pretenders by Talk of the Town are the UK’s only tribute to the music of Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, covering classics like: Brass in Pocket, Don’t Get Me Wrong, Back on t… 

Reely Jiggered

Reely Jiggered

Scottish band Reely Jiggered will take you on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the furious fiddling of gypsies, haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring v… 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz. 

The Sandy Brechin Band

The Sandy Brechin Band

The king of Celtic ‘ccordion, Sandy Brechin, brings his lightning-fast fingers to the Fringe once again, along with his mad-cap humour, featuring hits from his many albums plus som… 

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Two dates at The Merchants Hall in 2017 for this award-winning Glasgow-based singer, as Charlotte Marshall makes a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her soul-… 

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a showcase of the most powerful songs ever written on love and loss, within blues and jazz. 

Ryan Young (with Jenn Butterworth)

Ryan Young (with Jenn Butterworth)

Scots Trad Music Awards’ Up and Coming Artist of the Year, Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. 

Bacharach in the Groove

Bacharach in the Groove

The Groove Band return to the Fringe after their successful 2016 debut, with a set showcasing the work of the multi award-winning duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. 

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… 

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. 

ABBA A-Rival

ABBA A-Rival

ABBA A-Rival are Scotland’s top Abba tribute, performing an explosive show packed with all your favourite ABBA hits, sensational singing and authentic costumes. 

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga

Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey. 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles, influenced by the gypsy jazz genre. 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque/cabaret revue quartet with a sensually vintage yet modern twist. 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Sell-out show 2015! Award-winning vocalist Ali (Scottish Jazz Awards) is back with a two-hour performance and an all-star band – Graeme Stephen (guitar), Chris Greive (trombone) … 

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 … 

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

Internationally renowned duo Elektra instantly bring the stage to life in a stunning show of musical virtuosity. 

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. 

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour could be a worldwide smash’ (Sun). 

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns are a seven-piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. 

The Groove Band

The Groove Band

Steeped in the funk, soul and jazz traditions, The Groove Band have selected some great classic tunes and given them new life, injecting their own brand of groove, infused with exc… 

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

One of Scotland’s best bands make their Fringe debut with an intimate, one-off acoustic show at the Merchant’s Hall, playing songs from their new album, Human Condition. 

Hendrix and Me!

Hendrix and Me!

Fresh from the success of The 27 Club show in Europe, Aki Remally takes you on a journey through his life in music and the powerful influence of Jimi Hendrix. 

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Award-winning Scottish funk septet Das Contras return to launch their third album. 

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. 

¡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… 

Lush Life

Lush Life

With a style that’s been described as ‘creative… engaging… conversational’ (Jazz Journal), Vocalist Cindy has captured audiences’ imaginations and won admirers among jazz afi… 

Freaky Family Funk @ Merchant's Hall

Freaky Family Funk @ Merchant's Hall

Freaky Family are back! Aki Remally, Jamie Graham and Allan Ferguson head this groundbreaking band traversing funk, jazz, hip hop beats and groove sensibility. 

Highland Harmony Heaven

Highland Harmony Heaven

Since winning the Sunday Herald’s Best Unsigned Band Competition in 2013, Inverness’s all-female foursome, Dorec-a-belle, have played across Scotland, including at major festivals … 

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Award-winning Glasgow-based singer Charlotte Marshall returns to live action with her soul-funk-blues and R’n’B band the 45s at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. 

Funk on the Fringe

Funk on the Fringe

Royal, calorie-laden, whipped up funk courtesy of Scotland’s premier groove band. 

Megan Blyth Singer/Songwriter

Megan Blyth Singer/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter from Inverness. Deep, melodic and lyrical songs from a young new talent. Inspirations include PJ Harvey, Stevie Nicks, Lisa Gerard. 

Spring Break Live at the Merchant's Hall

Spring Break Live at the Merchant's Hall

A vaguely outrageous, psychedelic three-piece hip-hop folk funk outfit, hand-crafting screwball anthems deep in the Scottish Highlands. 

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

In the setting of voice, bass and guitar, Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne create a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. 

Untraditional Music

Untraditional Music

Genre-defying Nu Nordic pioneers Auvo Quartet, the stage-melting powerhouse duo Ross Couper and Tom Oakes and his many forays into cinematic, classical and improvised material. 

Smoove and Turrell

Smoove and Turrell

Smoove and Turrell are a world renowned band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. 

Dirty Harry: The Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry: The Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry not only has the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of Blondie, but also a lookalike Debbie to deliver the good stuff.