The Pleasance

The Pleasance
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

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Aoife O’Donovan

The singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts, best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass band Crooked Still, performs solo indie folk and folk rock songs.

Fri 30 May

Cabaret Bar

£13 / 0131 650 4673

With Rachel Ries.

The Business

An expert panel explores the business side of writing (that'd be publishing), followed by a round of student readings. With novelist Jenni Fagan, agent Jenny Brown, publisher Chris Emry, editor Francis Bickmore, critic Stuart Kelly, Scottish Book Trust's Claire Askew, Dundee Literary Festival's Peggy Hughes and Neu!

Thu 15 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

The Dardanelles

Young group playing energetic versions of Newfoundland tunes, ballads and shanties.

Tue 29 Apr

£12 (£10; Members £8) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

Edinburgh Pole Competition

Pole dancing competition open to all levels of performer, with age categories from 16 up. Spectators are welcome, too, but will have to pre-book.

Sat 19 Apr

£5–£25; spectators £10 / 0131 650 4673

Eileen McGann & David K

Traditional, contemporary and Celtic folk by the Canadian singer and her accompanist.

Wed 7 May

£10 (£8; Members £6) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

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Getting out of the Audience with Jonathan Kay

A weekend workshop to liberate your 'inner fool' by delving into your imagination. You don't necessarily have to have performer aspirations to take part.

Jonathan Kay – Know One's Fool

Theatre performance from Jonathan Kay, who's an expert 'fool'.

Fri 25 Apr

£7 / 0131 650 4673

Nuala Kennedy

The Irish folk singer performs a pan-Celtic repertoire.

Wed 30 Apr

£10 (£8; Members £6) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

The Old Dance School

A musical feast drawing on folk, classical, jazz and blues. Growing out of jam sessions at the Fox Dance School in Birmingham, this multi-instrumental group has become one of the hottest tickets on the English folk scene. Music to get you dancing!

Fri 9 May

£12 (£10; Members £8) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

Sam Baker

Poetic singer-songwriter from Austin, who had to relearn how to play guitar after his hand was injured in a bomb blast.

Sat 7 Jun

Cabaret Bar

£14 / 0131 650 4673

Soundhouse Benefit

The Soundhouse Organisation is a charity dedicated to founding a new, state of the art music venue in Edinburgh offering a fair deal to musicians and a warm welcome to audiences of all ages.

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 0131 650 4673

The line-up for this initial benefit features folk balladeer Adam Holmes & the Embers, multi-instrumentalist Cera Impala with her band the New Prohibition, The Pygmies and DJ Dolphin Boy. Over 18s only after 11pm.

Fri 16 May

£10 / 0131 650 4673

The line-up for this second benefit features folk fusion pioneers Shooglenifty, sassy vocal combo The Bevvy Sisters, Lord Rochester and DJ Dolphin Boy. Over 18s only after 11pm.

Fri 27 Jun

£10 / 0131 650 4673

The line-up for this third benefit features Americana hero Dean Owens with surprise special guests, bluegrass duo Blueflint, The Banjo Lounge 4 and DJ Dolphin Boy. Over 18s only after 11pm.

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