The Pleasance

The Pleasance
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

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The Business

Go through all the aspects of publishing with a selection of industry professionals. Figures appearing include Neil Astley, (Publisher Bloodaxe Books), Francis Bickmore (Editor, Canongate Books), Stuart Kelly (Aye Write, Man Booker), Peggy Hughes (Dundee Book Festival) and Nelle Andrews (Agent at Peter, Fraser &…

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

Old-time country and folk from this young duo whose debut album so impressed BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris that he invited them to record a session.

Tue 28 Apr

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 25 Apr

£10–£12.50 / 07940 091638

Grassroots Comedy

A chance to see the comedy circuit's next big stars as they get their footing in the biz.

Tue 31 Mar

£1 / 0131 650 4673

Hollie McNish

Spoken word from the slam poetry champion who straddles the gap between performance poetry and pop.

Wed 15 Apr

£10.95 / 0131 650 4673

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Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

The Scottish folk musician performs as a duo with the English singer-songwriter.

Sat 25 Apr

£13.38–£15.75 / 0131 650 4673

Richard Dawson

Acclaimed Northumbrian singer-songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart.

Sun 17 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 650 4673

Slaid Cleaves

Country folk singer/songwriter born in Washington DC and based in Austin, Texas, who cut his teeth busking in Ireland.

Fri 5 Jun

£15.68 / 0131 650 4673


An open mic event which shows off some of the literary talent that's out there.

Thu 7 May

Free / 0131 650 4673

Stanley Brinks

Aka Berlin-based artist Andre Herman Dune.

Thu 9 Apr

Cabaret Bar

£5 on the door / 0131 650 4673

With Freschard.

Thea Gilmore

Prolific young singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.

Fri 22 May

£16.80 / 0131 650 4673


The stage moniker of Dublin's Conor O'Brien, a rootsy narrative songwriter whose debut album I Saw The Dead was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Mon 27 Apr

£15.12 / 0131 650 4673

Wide Days Showcase

Live music showcase to accompany the music convention.

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0131 650 4673

Featuring C Duncan, Fiona Soe Paing and Kathryn Joseph.

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