TUESDAY 17 to SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021 (inc)
Dateline: Thursday 22 May 2021
Thanks to rather last minute funding received from EventScotland, AMC is running a limited programme of ten shows from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 August 2021. This is all a bit rushed but it's a good all-Scottish (well, very nearly) programme.
We'll soon have all the shows listed here once we've sorted out our Brown Paper Tickets online box office service (next day or two). The Fringe office will also be selling AMC shows but not until July 29 at https://tickets.edfringe.com (search for Venue 138A).
Social distancing means our usual maximum seating capacity of 80 is severely reduced of course (without EventScotland we would not be running these shows because of that). However, on August 9 the Scottish government will be advising on what's happening next re COVID. While it's hoped, even anticipated, that restrictions on venue capacities will be lifted, right now we can only travel hopefully! Stay tuned. :)
WHERE WE ARE
(Click for Google Maps)
UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
14 Royal Terrace
Edinburgh EH7 5AB
NB: On-street metered car-parking, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Dateline: Thursday 22 July 2021
The Acoustic Music Centre for 2019 ended on Sunday 25 August.
COVID-19 led to AMC not running in August 2020.
The most probable dates for 2022 will be Monday 8 to Sunday 28 August (tbc) when we hope to return with our usual full programme of 70-80 great shows.
As of today's dateline, we may leave in place some of the out-of-date aspects of this site to give you an idea of what usually happens at AMC.
We are now accepting proposals from shows which wish to book slots in 2022.
ALL AMC2021 SHOWS NOW ON SALE - well, nearly anyway.
dateline: Thursday 21 July 2019
Tickets for all the shows listed chronologically below can be bought either from
AMC's own on-line box office or the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office.
For information on each show and their direct box office weblinks
go to the alphabetical show listing on the SHOW INFORMATION PAGE
DATE TIME SHOW
Wed 7 19:00 Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps
Wed 7 20:30 Music From The Heart
(Andrew Leslie & Stephen Roberts)
Thu 8 16:00 Mrs Shaw Herself
Thu 8 17:30 Luna Blu
Thu 8 19:00 Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps
Thu 8 20:30 Joseph Martyn: Songs From The
Fri 9 14:30 Korean Poetry Series: Part 1
Fri 9 16:00 Mrs Shaw Herself
Fri 9 17:30 Luna Blu
Fri 9 19:00 Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps
Fri 9 20:30 Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet
Sat 10 13:00 Unhinged: (Ibiyemi and Stuart SOLD OUT
Sat 10 14:30 George Duff and Kevin Macleod
Sat 10 16:00 Mrs Shaw Herself
Sat 10 19:00 Don't Give Up The Day Job (Ian W Brown)
Sat 10 20:30 Hoolet
Sun 11 14:30 Harpy Go Lucky (Pauline Vallance)
Sun 11 16:00 Mrs Shaw Herself
Sun 11 19:00 Westward The Light SOLD OUT
Sun 11 20:30 Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley
Mon 12 19:00 Mairi Campbell
Mon 12 20:30 Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal
Tue 13 17:30 Hannah Rarity
Tue 13 19:00 Mairi Campbell
Tue 13 20:30 Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal
Wed 14 19:00 Mairi Campbell
Wed 14 20:30 Winter Wilson: Folk with its Roots in Blues
Thu 15 16:00 Swinging the Sixties
Thu 15 19:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Thu 15 20:30 North Sea Gas: In Concert SOLD OUT
Thu 15 22:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Fri 16 16:00 Mezzo: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Fri 16 17:30 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Fri 16 19:00 Archie Fisher SOLD OUT
Fri 16 20:30 Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East SOLD OUT
Fri 16 22:00 Iain Rankin (singer-songwriter)
DATE TIME SHOW
Sat 17 13:00 Unhinged: (Ibiyemi and Stuart) SOLD OUT
Sat 17 14:30 A Taste of Summer (runs until 16:00)
Sat 17 17:30 Hannah Rarity SOLD OUT
Sat 17 19:00 Archie Fisher SOLD OUT
Sat 17 20:30 North Sea Gas: In Concert SOLD OUT
Sat 17 22:00 Curmudgeon In Concert
Sun 18 14:30 Wayfarin' Strangers SOLD OUT
Sun 18 16:00 Four Linties and A Craw SOLD OUT
Sun 18 17:30 InAbsence
Sun 18 19:00 Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley
Sun 18 20:30 Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish blues
Sun 18 22:00 Charlie Harrigan - Le Cowboy Ecossais
Mon 19 14:30 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Mon 19 16:00 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Mon 19 17:30 Louis Rive: The Cheap Part of Town
Mon 19 19:00 Tim Edey and Ross Ainslie
Mon 19 20:30 Brack'n'File Sing The Iain Rankin Songbook
Mon 19 22:00 Mike Whellans
Tue 20 14:30 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Tue 20 16:00 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Tue 20 17:30 Louis Rive: The Cheap Part of Town
Tue 20 19:00 Tim Edey and Ross Ainslie
Tue 20 20:30 Clive Gregson
Tue 20 22:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Wed 21 16:00 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Wed 21 17:30 BrÒg SOLD OUT
Wed 21 19:00 Lowit & Garrett
Wed 21 20:30 Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
Wed 21 22:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Thu 22 13:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Thu 22 14:30 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Thu 22 16:00 Swinging the Sixties
Thu 22 17:30 Lowit & Garrett
Thu 22 19:00 The Quiggs
Thu 22 20:30 North Sea Gas: In Concert SOLD OUT
Thu 22 22:00 Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Fri 23 13:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Fri 23 14:30 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Fri 23 16:00 Lisa Kowalski: Free Spirits
Fri 23 17:30 Acoustic Beatles SOLD OUT
Fri 23 19:00 Acoustic Eagles SOLD OUT
Fri 23 20:30 Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Fri 23 22:00 Ragazziquintet
Sat 24 13:00 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Sat 24 14:30 Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Sat 24 16:00 Praise At The Fringe SOLD OUT
Sat 24 17:30 Acoustic Bowie SOLD OUT
Sat 24 19:00 Acoustic Queen SOLD OUT
Sat 24 20:30 Harry Cullen SOLD OUT
Sat 24 22:00 Black Never Die CANCELLED
Sun 25 13:00 Remde Show (Compagnie Remde) CANCELLED
Sun 25 14:30 Arthur and The Scattered Notes
Sun 25 16:00 Traditional Music with a Modern Twist SOLD OUT
Sun 25 17:30 Claire Hastings: Acoustic Covers SOLD OUT
Sun 25 19:00 BrÒg SOLD OUT
Sun 25 20:30 George Machray (singer/songwriter) - Singing Off Quay SOLD OUT
DISABLED ACCESS TO AMC @ UCC
UCC has a portable ramp to get wheelchairs past three steps from the pavement and into the building's ground floor. Thereafter access to the Main Room on the ground floor where the shows take place is flat. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor towards the rear of the building. Two wheelchair spaces are available in AMC's gig-space, the Main Room.
The building does not have a lift. The basement bar is not accessible by wheelchairs neither from the street nor via the internal stairs from the ground floor.
UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Ukrainian Community Centre (aka UCC) at 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB is literally just around the corner from Edinburgh's biggest theatre, The Playhouse and is handy for ...
- the top of Leith Walk and London Road (many city service buses and buses serving East Lothian stop at the Leith Walk end of London Road)
- Waverley railway station at the east end of Princes Street
- St Andrew Square bus station just off the middle of York Place
- the tram's current terminus at the east end of York Place / top of Leith Walk
UCC is less than one mile (about 1.35 km) from the Fringe Office in the High Street (click here for map). There are some good restaurants and pubs nearby in Leith Walk, along with numerous local and specialist shops. [See Google maps Ukrainian Community Centre, Edinburgh]
Royal Terrace (pictured left - looking west to east) runs along the north side of Calton Hill and was designed by the renowned Scottish architect, William Playfair. Playfair's plan is dated 1819. The terrace was finally completed to Playfair's design in 1860 and is the longest continuous street of Georgian town houses in Edinburgh. Royal Terrace became known as the Amber Mile or Whisky Row because of the number of whisky merchants living there who were reputed to be able to watch their wares being shipped into and abroad from the port of Leith (which must have been before the trees looking down on to London Road matured and obstructed the view!).
STONEYPORT ASSOCIATES, an entertainments agency based in Edinburgh, has brought together the shows which will perform at the ACOUSTIC MUSIC CENTRE @ UCC in August during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Previously, from 2005 to 2016 (inc), the Acoustic Music Centre was at St Bride's Centre on the west side of the city centre and was the 'go to' Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue for audiences looking for good acoustic, roots, folk, Celtic music (amongst other things). Something like 70%-75% of that kind of music being presented annually on the Edinburgh Fringe happened in St Bride's. In early 2017 that had to change and AMC found a new home @ UCC.
AMC actually began in 1982 elsewhere in Edinburgh in Chamber's Street Students Union (no longer with us - now offices!!) where it ran very successfully until 1995.