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A Taste of Summer    
Voci Voices

Sell-out shows at the Fringe 2016 to 2018 (inc)! Voci Voices are four classically trained singers who offer an afternoon of songs from opera, operetta, musicals, jazz, swing and evergreens in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If you know it, please do sing along. If you don't know it, just hum! If our sell-out shows in previous years are anything to go by, you should really book as soon as possible to avoid the disappointment of not getting to hear us in 2019!    

17 Aug 14:30 (1:30) £12.00 (£10.00)
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Acoustic Beatles    
The Boyds

Fringe award-winning acoustic duo, The Boyds, perform their 55-minute show of all the best of The Fab Four. Expect to hear classic songs like Strawberry Fields, Let It Be, All You Need Is Love, Yesterday ... Plus, the genius of Lennon/McCartney with album tracks like Blackbird, Eight Days A Week, Drive My Car, She's Leaving Home. The Boyds signature sound of tight two-part harmonies coupled with percussive guitar make their creative interpretations a joy to listen to in this great concert.

23 Aug 17:30 (0:55) £12.00 (£11.00)

 

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IN PREPARATION
Acoustic Bowie    
Gus Boyd    

24 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £11.00 (£10.00)


IN PREPARATION
Acoustic Eagles    
The Boyds   

23 Aug 19:00 (0:55) £12.00 (£11.00)


IN PREPARATION
Acoustic Queen    
Gus Boyd 
  

24 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £11.00 (£10.00)


Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet    

Sold out AMC2017, 2018! Alex - the Scottish modern day Stephane Grappelli on violin - and virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet plus legendary double bassist Kenny Ellis, perform truly intoxicating and inspirational Hot Club swing jazz laced with Latin rhythms and some Celtic gypsy flair! "Brilliant, don't miss them! Outstanding jazz musicianship" (Turin International Jazz Festival).  "They will swing you into good health!" (BBC Radio 3). "Alex Yellowlees is little short of masterful. His tone and phrasing are out of the top drawer. Simply a must-see, come and hear them for yourself!" (Scotsman)    

 9 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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Archie Fisher    

"One of Britain's finest song interpreters" (Sing Out). "...seems like Archie invented Scottish folk" (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla were both professional singers) and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk-singer. He was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame (2006) and received an MBE for services to traditional music (2007). Along with a stellar international performing career spanning five decades, for 27 years Archie presented BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning programme, "Travelling Folk".

16 and 17 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
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IN PREPARATION
Avocet    

 7 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £ 8.00 (£ 6.00)


IN PREPARATION
Brack'n'File

19 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)


BrÒg
Jigs, reels, airs, beautiful Scottish songs from the Scots tradition by three of Scotland's finest musicians. BrÒg features legendary piper Gary West on pipes, whistles, vocals, guitar; virtuoso fiddler Greg Borland on fiddle and bass; the sensational Sandy Brechin on accordion. Gary currently plays with the famous Atholl Highlanders, is presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Pipeline' and Professor of Scottish Ethnology at Edinburgh University, ex-Ceolbeg, Caledon, Clan Alba. Greg Borland plays with Other Roads, Burach, ex-Caledon, Kathryn Tickell Band. Sandy Brechin plays with The Jimi Shandrix Experience, The Sandy Brechin Band, Burach, ex-Seelyhoo and a host of other bands.    

21 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
25 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish blues
"Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more, holding audience attention under a musical spell. Not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other! Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today ...his playing is almost indescribable" (The Hook, Charlottesville, USA). http://www.claudebourbon.org    

18 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £14.00 (£12.00)
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YOUTUBE :: FACEBOOK
TRACKS
- Soundcloud
Shadow Love

A Long Way From Home
Sitting On A Cliff

REVIEWS
Live at the Ginger Pig, Worcester, UK


IN PREPARATION
Clive Gregson   

20 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)


Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal
Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are leading lights in the Scottish traditional music scene, playing traditional music and song strongly influenced by the music from Argyll and the West coast of Scotland alongside their own original compositions. Their passion for the music and their effortless musicianship clearly shines through in their performances. "Traditional and contemporary Celtic music genuinely doesn't get any better than the work of Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal." (Leith Folk Club). "The empathy between (Eilidh & Mark) is a thing of beauty in itself" (R2 Magazine).  

12 and 13 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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IN PREPARATION
Farafina!    
Faso Djarabi    

10  to 16 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £12.00


Four Linties and a Craw    
Lucy Pringle, Morag Dempsey, Helen Reid, Iyaah Warren, Scott Murray    

Helen Reid, Iyaah Warren, Lucy Pringle, Morag Dempsey (the four Linties) and Scott Murray (the Craw) were in the singing groups Linties and Sangsters, well known throughout Scotland and beyond for their live appearances and recordings. Nearly all the songs we'll be singing are Scots - traditional songs, contemporary songs, funny songs, sad songs, uplifting songs. There'll be solos, duets, harmonies, some instrumental accompaniment. And there'll be songs the audience can join in with too - fine singing for sure and musical entertainment guaranteed!

18 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £12.00
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IN PREPARATION
George Duff and Kevin Macleod

10 Aug 14:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)


George Machray (singer/songwriter)- Singing Off Quay    
George is a fine and recognised singer/songwriter from the old fishing and mining village of Port Seton in East Lothian. He writes about what he knows
about- the people and places found along the Firth of Forth coastline. Their themes meander from the humorous to the serious, from the ridiculous to the romantic. George is three-times winner at the Glenfarg Folk Club Song Contest and has been the audience vote winner twice in the annual Edinburgh Folk Club Song Competition. He has opened for artists such as Adam McNaughtan, Isla St Clair and Barluath.

25 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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IN PREPARATION
Hannah Rarity Trio    

17 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)


Harry Cullen
Edinburgh's very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year.  Harry's new repertoire of
favourite songs old and new with which he will explore both traditional and contemporary songs will delight all. Since last year, Harry's been entertaining audiences at local folk clubs and venues and will be making a special appearance in "The Singing Days', for a nostalgic look at the singing sessions of the 1960s and 1970s, on Monday 12 August in Edinburgh's Queen's Hall.    

24 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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Hoolet (Ronnie Miller, Maggie Dewar & Helen Ross)
Having performed recently to rave reviews at venues around the country, there is a definite buzz around this trio of outstanding musicians -Hoolet.
Guitarist Ronnie is a seasoned journeyman, singer Maggie is deeply rooted in traditional folk music, Helen is a classically trained violinist but with the beating heart of a fiddler. Three disparate strands that, when woven together, create music that is uplifting, exhilarating and often deeply moving. Featuring a blend of traditional folk songs, classically influenced pieces and Ronnie's stunning originals this promises to be one of the highlights of the Fringe. Don't miss out. Book early.    

10 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00
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Iain Rankin (singer-songwriter)
Born in Scotland, Rankin spent most of his life in Canada but returned to Edinburgh in the halcyon folk days of the 1960's and 1970's. Sessions with Gaughan, Rafferty, Henderson and Jansch, solo gigs, European tours with the superb "Rankin File" and a compilation Greentrax album, then back to Canada and returning now for his first solo gig in 40 years. Impressive songs, rich Canadian voice, smooth guitar and smoother intros. "He's still got it!" (Ian McCalman)    

16 Aug 22:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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IN PREPARATION
Ibiyemi and Stuart

10 and 17 Aug 13:00 (1:00) £ 7.00 (£ 5.00)


IN PREPARATION
InAbsence

18 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)


Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East
Join the MG ALBA Scots Singer of the Year (2018) for an intimate performance of Scots Songs of the North East. With AMC sell-outs in 2017 and 2018 Iona is one of Scotland's foremost young folksingers, rooted deeply in the traditions of her native Aberdeenshire. At age 21 years Iona launched her debut album, Away From My Window, to a sell-out audience at Celtic Connections, followed by a new EP, Dark Turn of Mind: "a new interpretation to the country genre" (Maverick). "One of the best that Scotland has to offer" (Global-Music.de). https://ionafyfe.com/

16 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 9.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE
 


Joseph Martyn: Songs From The Road25 countries in 10 years, Joseph brings songs from his journey to Edinburgh. Originally songs for a band, this gig is a rare opportunity to see them arranged for solo guitar in an intimate setting. Not your typical singer-songwriter, Joseph emulates the band dynamics using his guitar. No loop pedal in sight, Joseph's guitar techniques (fingerpicking, bass runs, blues licks) combine with a rhythmic pulse all topped off with a lyrical melody to create a musical style leading to invites to perform all around Scotland. One to watch for 2019 and an AMC debut!   

 8 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £ 9.00 (£ 7.00)
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Kenny Young and the Eggplants
"The most brilliant left-field Brooklyn band you've never heard of" (Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music) - "mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful, and are intensely dedicated to showing their audience a good time" (Dr. Demento). Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but perhaps from another galaxy altogether), the Eggplants play surreal folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, frightening bits of cheese, malevolent washing machines, love, and other important topics. "Zany genius. Energetic, unpredictable, fun! Surreal entertainment" (Sunday Mail). "Most egg-cellent auber-geniuses!" (BBC Radio Wales). Herald Angel Award winners. http://www.kennyyoungandtheeggplants.com

22 Aug 22:00 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
23 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
24 Aug 14:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE

 


Lowit & Garrett    
Peter Lowit and Steve Garrett
Virtuoso duo explore the complimentary, rich and mellow sounds of acoustic double bass and guitar, made by four hands, ten strings, and two bits of
wood. Standing on the shoulders of giants like Danny Thompson & John Martyn, Ron Carter & Jim Hall, or Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Joe Pass. An hour of beautiful tunes, fusing genres - folk themes, jazz chords, renaissance rhythm, rock energy and film atmosphere. Launch event for new album, ' In Arden', featuring innovative acoustic compositions inspired by Nick Drake, the Scottish Guitar Quartet and Clive Carroll.    

21 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 6.00)
22 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 6.00)
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IN PREPARATION
Mairi Campbell

12 to 14 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)


Mezzo: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Mezzo Vocal
Mezzo are six strong Norwegian voices offering a cappella arrangements ranging from jazz, pop, Scandinavian folk music to classical pieces. This one hour show with foot-tapping rhythms and heart-warming harmonies will brighten up your day, and day! Mezzo celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. These experienced singers are known for the wide range of musical genres in their performances. They often team up with other musicians, but for this particular Fringe show, they will just bring a bass microphone, something old, something new and their much-loved musical gems.

16 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
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Mike Whellans
AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014 (inc)! Winnner -"Best Act" Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit. Hear his show-stopping vocal percussion; a veritable tour de force. Mike sings, plays drums, writes songs, plus seems to have boundless energy - that's what it's all about: energy! The most dynamic one-man blues band around the Forth delta. There's one guy on-stage, but close your eyes ...it's Mike Whellans Band!

24 Aug 22:00 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE
 


Mrs Shaw Herself    
Helix Productions
Mrs Shaw Herself is a one-woman show exploring the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend aka Mrs George Bernard Shaw. Charlotte, a wealthy Irish
heiress, was a suffragette supporter, philanthropist and Fabian. She met and married the world-famous playwright when they were both in their early 40s, a marriage that lasted until her death. The show reflects her life through her diary entries and letters as well as those of Shaw, Beatrice Webb, T E Lawrence and Mrs Patrick Campbell. This most unconventional of love stories is underscored by live music on Celtic harp.

 8 to 11 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


North Sea Gas: In Concert
After last year's sell out shows Scotland's foremost folk entertainers are back. With a new album  (due to be released in July 2019) and a new show, they will entertain you with guitar banjo, bouzouki and more. Their show will consist of songs from their new album and a few of the old favourites. Great songs, great craic. Come along and enjoy!

15, 17 and 22 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £13.00 (£11.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


 


Praise At The Fringe    
The Sound of Many Waters
Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to "Promote the rediscovery of God's voice through music and the arts".
This is music filled with the message of Love, Faith and Hope of the gospel and is a compelling, vibrant mix of contemporary African-American and African gospel music. The exuberant group performs high energy and uplifting songs presented in the most engaging style. Audience participation is encouraged although much convincing will hardly be required. Come and join us as we Praise at the Fringe!

24 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 7.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE

 


Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley
Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with her old friend saxophonist Steve to showcase her compositions. Dynamic blends of haunting melodies,
pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations: daring yet accessible. Savourna is known for breaking stylistic barriers between musical genres while maintaining her Scottish roots. She has collaborated with performers such as Aly Bain, Eddi Reader and Toumani Diabate and is acclaimed for her recent orchestral and choral works. Steve leads several groups playing his original music, has composed extensively for the theatre and also performs regularly with former Scottish national poet Liz Lochhead.

11 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
18 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
Two of the UK Acoustic/Folk scene's finest songwriters join forces for a concert filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into
their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy. and a very special evening of music. "These two well-travelled veterans of the folk music scene have still got a great deal to say and can still say it with style" (Ukfolkradio.co.uk).

21 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


Swinging the Sixties    
Morag McCall and SwingSet
Swinging the Sixties promises to invoke the days of beehives and mini skirts, black eyeliner and cocktail cigarettes. Songs made famous by the stand-
out stars of previous decades are performed alongside the hits from the "new" siren singers of this, the hippest decade ever - Cilla, Dusty and Petula. Pop standards everyone knows and loves. Those wonderful songs the lyrics of which we can all remember as soon as the first note is played (can't we?!). You will find your feet tapping along to the coolest of cool jazz grooves played by this well-established Aberdeen band.    

15 and 22 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £10.00
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


The Cheap Part of Town    
Louis Rive
'The Cheap Part of Town' is Louis Rive's first collection of songs. Bar-room bards and street philosophers, from the down-and-out and back up again,
this collection focuses on the people and places that make up the patchwork of life holding any city together. Louis, a Scottish singer-songwriter, based in Barcelona, draws widely on folk music from the traditional ballads of the pub to the modern day tale-tellers and poets. Influenced by The Pogues, Hamish Imlach, Michael Marra and The Corries, to name but a few, Louis continues the grand tradition of the storytelling musician.

19 and 20 Aug 17:30 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


The Quiggs    
Pernille & Stephen Quigg
Stephen Quigg, a long established folksinger and former member of the legendary band, The McCalmans and Pernille Quigg, originally from Denmark, a
folksinger and songwriter. The combination of the two voices in close harmony in songs whether traditional or contemporary interspersed with anecdotes and a touch of humour has received much praise from both audiences and organisers.  A concert with The Quiggs is a chance to hear folksong in its simple, yet highly expressive form, including beautiful harmonies and songs that seek the audience's participation.

22 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £10.00
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


Tim Edey
Twice BBC Folk Award winner (Best Musician), Tim was nominated again in the 2018 awards! " ...ferocious passion ...beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love ...the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey." (Sharon Shannon). "Tim Edey is brilliant - in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he's a magician. As a character he's off the scale" (Colin Irwin, fRoots). "Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep" (Living Tradition). A musical genius.

19 and 20 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


 


Traditional Music with a Modern Twist    
GWC Trad Band with Guests
GWC Trad Band is a nine-piece band playing Scottish and traditional music with a vibrant, modern twist. They will perform a range of different tunes
old and new - airs, reels and jigs - including Friday the 13th (Adam Sutherland) and Chasing Daylight (Gary Innes). As well as an exciting set from our piper, the band will also accompany guest singers who will be singing Scottish songs such as Caledonia. The band features traditional instruments - accordion, fiddle, whistle and bagpipes - and a rhythm section with bass, acoustic guitar, drumkit and piano.    

25 Aug 16:00 (1:00) £ 8.00 (£ 4.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


IN PREPARATION
Wayfarin' Strangers    
Brian Miller and Ian Young   

18 Aug 14:30 (1:00) £10.00


Westward The Light
Westward The Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk
Award Finalists 2017), fiddle and viola player Sally Simpson (Catriona Hawksworth and Sally Simpson, Heisk) and guitarist and vocalist Owen Sinclair (Tannara, Inyal). On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano and guitar, this enormously talented young quartet creates a sound reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. Elements of melodies are highlighted and explored by a varied instrumentation, audiences taken on an aural journey of Scottish sentiment, weather, culture and modernity.

11 Aug 19:00 (1:00) £10.00 (£ 8.00)

BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE


Winter Wilson: Folk with its Roots in Blues
Following triumphant tours of Australia, Europe, UK this Scots-English duo returns to Edinburgh (and AMC debut) with a live album recorded on the
road with and featuring folk-rock legends Fairport Convention. "A tour-de-force display of outstanding songwriting" (Living Tradition). "Everything that defines folk music and what makes it great" (Penguin Eggs Magazine, Canada). "We laughed, we cried, we sang along, then we clapped loudly and cheered for more" (Bindoon Entertainment and Arts). Singing out for the underdog in glorious harmony with a hatful of laughs for good measure- that's Winter Wilson.

14 Aug 20:30 (1:00) £12.00 (£10.00)
BOX OFFICE: AMC / FRINGE