Wee Jaunt features musicians performing in the most unlikely places in Edinburgh

Detour, AKA David Weaver and Ally McCrae, bring the Wee Jaunt one-dayer to Edinburgh

Ally McCrae

Detour's one-day festival from David Weaver and Ally McCrae

We at List HQ take great pride in our ability to give you all the details you could possibly need to pack your lives chock-full of top-notch, culturally-fulfilling activities every month. So imagine our confusion when we tried to write about something which we aren’t strictly allowed to tell you anything about.

Enter Detour’s third Wee Jaunt, taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 4 June. For the uninitiated, Detour is a Glasgow-based musical adventure project run by long-time chums David Weaver and Ally McCrae (better known to most of us these days as ‘the guy who took over from Vic Galloway on BBC Introducing in Scotland’.) Their schtick involves taking musicians and putting them in the most unlikely places, from rivers, rooftops and alleyways to half-way up mountains and the tiles next to the urinals in pub toilets, and leading patrons from spot to spot.

With two Glasgow Wee Jaunts under their belts – check out our review of last year's – the lads are heading for Auld Reekie. As per Detour protocol, the line-up will remain secret. Past alumni include Admiral Fallow, Rachel Sermanni, The Seventeenth Century, Holy Mountain, Hey Enemy, The Wee Man (doing comedy, ken, no singin'), Young Fathers, Carnivores, RM Hubbert, Bronto Skylift, Aerials Up, Pensioner and pure hunners more, so be prepared for the cream of the Edinburgh crop to be playing in all sorts of inspired spots. Pack some sensible shoes, your pocket money and a pal to ensure a great musical day out.

Keep checking detour-scotland.com for updates.

Wee Jaunt

Detour organise a magical mystery tour through Edinburgh, stopping off for performances in weird and out of the way places, gig venues and back rooms. Venues and line-up are kept under wraps until the day and tickets are very limited, see detour-scotland.com for more info.

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