The Pleasance

The Pleasance
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

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The Business: Futures in Publishing

One-day event hosted by the University of Edinburgh, for anyone interested in a career in publishing or writing.

Thu 12 May

Cabaret Bar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 650 4673

Colin Hay

Solo show from Aussie / Scottish singer-songwriter Colin Hay of Men at Work fame.

Fri 6 May

£17.50 / 0131 650 4673

Edinburgh Folk Club Songwriting Competition

The award-winning Edinburgh Folk Club's annual songwriting competition, featuring up to 25 brand new songs performed by up-and-coming and established songwriters.

Wed 1 Jun

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Fast Fringe

A veritable cornucopia of comedic delights..

Wed 3 Aug

£5–£10 / 0131 650 4673

Thu 4 Aug

£5–£10 / 0131 650 4673

Fri 5 Aug

£5–£10 / 0131 650 4673

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Kris Drever

Orkney's singer/guitarist export, bringing a fresh new sound to the folk scene.

Sat 14 May

£15.75 / 0131 650 4673

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Lizanne Knott

Singer-songwriter Knott performs dark poetic ballads and roots driven folk.

Wed 8 Jun

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Malinky

Scots/Irish group with a vibrant, fresh approach to traditional Celtic music.

Wed 6 Jul

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Martin Carthy

The respected English folk singer and guitarist.

Wed 22 Jun

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Wed 4 May

£12 (£10; Members £8) / 0131 650 4673

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

YouTube sensation Neil Henry is back following his five-star sell-out show Mindsquirm, the hilarious and brain-scratchingly mystifying show that What'sOnStage.com simply described as 'Jaw-dropping'. Over 200 million clickers online saw Neil's incredible on stage proposal in Edinburgh; the most magical Alphabetti Spaghetti…

Wed 3 Aug

£6–£10 / 0131 650 4673

Thu 4 Aug

£6–£10 / 0131 650 4673

Fri 5 Aug

£6–£10 / 0131 650 4673

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NewsRevue 2016

Nobody is safe: from Trump's tweets to the EU tango, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches brimming with punchlines. One of the best-reviewed shows in the Fringe. NewsRevue is flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at…

Wed 3 Aug

£9.50–£17 / 0131 650 4673

Thu 4 Aug

£9.50–£17 / 0131 650 4673

Fri 5 Aug

£9.50–£17 / 0131 650 4673

…and 24 more dates until 29 Aug

Nick Dow

Contemporary and traditional folk by the London-based singer-songwriter.

Wed 29 Jun

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Orlando Baxter: Suspensions, Detentions and Summer Vacations

Orlando Baxter is America's coolest teacher. In Suspensions, Detentions and Summer Vacations, he candidly delivers his provocative, laid-back brand of comedy in an uproarious debut show centred around his chaotic experiences teaching in American classrooms. Finalist in the New York Comedy Contest and the Boston Comedy…

Wed 3 Aug

Thu 4 Aug

Fri 5 Aug

…and 24 more dates until 29 Aug

Pete Coe

Like a modern-day travelling bard, Pete Coe plays narrative folk songs, ballads, rural yarns, travellers' tales and other songs he's picked up from a life on the road.

Wed 18 May

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

The Snail and the Whale

A new piece of theatre created in Tall Stories' charming storytelling style with live music and plenty of laughs. Ages 4+.

Wed 3 Aug

£7–£11.50 / 0131 650 4673

Thu 4 Aug

£7–£11.50 / 0131 650 4673

Fri 5 Aug

£7–£11.50 / 0131 650 4673

…and 16 more dates until 21 Aug

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Gospel-influenced seven-piece with their own mix of old-time, bluegrass and Celtic folk music.

Wed 11 May

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

The Squirrel Hillbillies

Folk, country and blues duo from the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End.

Wed 25 May

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Vin Garbutt

Witty and honest songwriting from the elder statesman of folk.

Thu 16 Jun

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 4673

Reviews & features

Win tickets to the Pleasance at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

The Pleasance will be presenting over 200 vibrant and exciting new shows across their 23 performance spaces in 2016 celebrating their 32nd year.

Where to find traditional music nights in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

The venues full of traditional live Scottish music every night of the week

Every night of the week, the walls of the Royal Oak bar reverberate to the sound of live music, most of it with a Scottish, folk and traditional flavour. Long a focal point for folk music in the city, this cosy little bar also attracts other acoustic…

In the swing of it - Jazz, Blues and Folk venues

15 Sep 2008

Boasting some of the finest new names and most exciting stalwarts of the jazz, blues and folks scene, Edinburgh and Glasgow have long set an impressive stall with some of the most diverse festivals and year round line-ups.

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1. Nonie16 May 2010, 11:04pm Report

Miss you all in Edinburgh

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