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Hard Travelin' With Woody

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / PBH's Free Fringe 'By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer/performer Randy Noojin invests his one-man show about Woody Guthrie with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 Aug

Soweto Afro-Pop Opera

Vilakazi Entertainment Group (PTY)LTD Soweto Afro-Pop is a versatile ensemble showcasing pop, a capella and motown, African and classical music accompanied by a string quartet and a four-piece band in a fresh, vibrant township style.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cow Barn

£13 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Vilakazi Entertainment Group and Underbelly Productions A true celebration of unifying sounds, this is a towering sensation of exuberance with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. This inspirational show features the world-famous 27-strong Soweto Spiritual Singers, performing incredible a capella…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£8 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£14 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Free Fringe Music

National Museum of Scotland From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, soprano soloists to singer/songwriters, enjoy daily live music performances at the museum, showcasing the best contemporary talents from Scotland and further afield. See www.nms.ac.uk/fringe for details. In partnership with Live Music Now.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

High Noon Over Camelot

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe Gunslingers, lawmen and hellfire preachers draw iron on the burning metal deserts around Camelot. Sheriff Arthur and the Pendragon Gang chase down the mad visions of Father Galahad. Mordred and Gawain face off, surrounded by ghoulish Saxons. Join bloodthirsty space-pirate crew The…

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos

The musical story of twenty pianos from around the world, performed on a table using bespoke software and hardware created by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 16:45

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0191 265 6151

  • 17:00

Beowulf

Seamus Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf, which tells the story of a young warrior battling with powerful monsters.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:45
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Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Come and hear this Japanese born international soloist perform a delightful series of two concerts of works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alba Flamenca

Flamenco rhythms from highly skilled dancers.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

All Chopin Recital

William Alexander Come and enjoy a relaxing lunchtime recital of a selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, polonaises, waltzes, scherzos and other works by Poland’s most famous romantic composer, played by William Alexander.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Daniel Cainer - Something For The Weekend Featuring feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more, this award-winning and ever-evolving Fringe favourite is a joyous and hilarious collection of stories-in-song, written and performed by a master songwriter. A rich…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Wee Coo

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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David Vernon & Dick Lee

A virtuoso mix of music for accordion and clarinet from around the world: French, Jewish, Balkan, classical, traditional Scottish and more.

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dick Lee and Brian Kellock: The History of Jazz

Dick Lee and Brian Kellock Dick and Brian return with another series of eight shows: informative chat, anecdotes, jokes and brilliant live jazz. Dick Lee: 'highly entertaining' (Louise Valentiner). Brian Kellock: 'Scotland's finest jazz pianist' (Dave Gelly). Age category: PG

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue.

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Sun 16 Nov

£29.50 / 01603 628477

Lunch with the Literati

Fencible Productions The Scottish Arts Club in Rutland Square hosts five encounters with Scotland's greatest masters of prose and poetry on 03-07 August. Each day of the series will present you with the illustrated life and works of James Boswell, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Conan…

Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Retro dance tracks, pop favourites and funky nursery rhymes.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sun 10 Aug

£8 (children under six months free with paying adult. All children must be accompanied by and adult. Adults without children will not be admitted) / 0844 545 8282

  • 15:00

Sun 7 Sep

£8 (children under six months free with paying adult. All children must be accompanied by and adult. Adults without children will not be admitted) / 0844 545 8282

  • 15:00
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Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tribal Trip

Beijing Midi Productions Hailing from the beautiful lands of Yunnan, Tribal Trip consists of: the La-Hu Wang NieJing, DingNan on drums and the mystical dancing of Shi XueYan combines folk music from Russia and China with electronica, using instruments from all over the world, creating a natural and ancient sound that…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 19 Aug

Musical Interludes

Live music in the bar showcasing the virtuosity of students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Rachael's Voices

‘What an a cappella choir should be…Fast-paced captivating performance…Infectious enthusiasm’ ★★★★ (EdFringeReview.com). After their first Fringe appearance last year, youth a cappella group Rachael's Voices are back with a new close harmony show to delight all ages.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Amphitheatre

£3 (£1) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Amphitheatre

£3 (£1) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Amphitheatre

£6 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

South Molton Street Summer Garden

Local residents, shop owners and Westminster council come together to transform the street into a traditional English garden, with food and drink, garden games, live music and in-store activities.

South Molton Street, London W1K

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Summer Sessions

Urban festival featuring live music, art and craft stalls, buskers, BBQ and other random entertainment. The Saturday line-up features Jon Gomm, Nick Harper and Keston Cobbers Club; Sunday is headlined by Loveable Rogues.

Bombed Out Church, Liverpool

Sat 16 Aug

Weekend £20; Sat £15; Sun £12.50 / 0151 233 2008

  • 15:00

Sun 17 Aug

Weekend £20; Sat £15; Sun £12.50 / 0151 233 2008

  • 15:00
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