Music

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32 Events Found:

Philip Contini’s Be Happy Band

Philip Contini and three of his Be Happy Band are delighted to bring their unique style of the Italian, Neapolitan and Italo/American song book to
the best small stage in North Berwick – in The NB Fry. A sell-out every year. Two sittings: 6.00pm – 7.00pm and 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

Don’t miss it! (Food not included in the ticket price)

Date | Monday, 07 August, 2017
Cost | £10
Time | 18.00 - 19.00 and 20.00 - 21.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | THE NORTH BERWICK FRY
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Lost Horizons – Folk and Acoustic Club

with James O’Hara-Knight, George Frakes and Green Diesel

James O’Hara Knight has an earthy voice which has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Kevin Ayers, George Frakes has an extraordinary talent with his guitar and vocals offering an eclectic mix of blue grass, folk and county plus contemporary sounds. Specialising in innovative folk rock, Green Diesel first emerged in 2009, determined to pair new interpretations of traditional tunes with their own manic compositions.

Date | Monday, 07 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00/£5.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs
Location | COUNTY INN
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KT Tunstall

We are incredibly excited to have Brit Award, Ivor Novello winner and Scottish superstar KT Tunstall appearing for the first time in North Berwick.
KT is fast becoming one of the UK’s most successful exports as her latest album ‘KIN’ looks to add to the success of her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ and its 2007’s follow up ‘Drastic Fantastic’. The singer songwriter has toured extensively over the last few years gaining a reputation as a must see live act, so make sure you’re there!

Date | Monday, 07 August, 2017
Cost | £35.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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This ‘n’ That

Entertaining Scottish audiences for longer than they care to remember, This ‘n’ That, with their non stop show of Motown dance classics, will have the dance floor packed from the get go. What a great finish to the opening night. Let your hair down to this big sounding 10 piece soul band.

Free Entry to all KT Tunstall ticket holders

Date | Monday, 07 August, 2017
Cost | £6.00
Time | 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Spirit of Skiffle

Spirit of Skiffle is an energetic, crowd-pleasing and refreshingly musical update of the blues-and folk music sensation that launched British rock in
the late 1950s. Fronted by vintage acoustic-rock duo Wales O’Regan, and featuring jazz clarinet virtuoso Hamish McGregor and drums/washboard whiz Andy Munro, Spirit of Skiffle are seasoned concert performers who successfully mix soulful Americana with intimate blues classics and singalong skiffle favourites. Fun is guaranteed.

Date | Tuesday, 08 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 18.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | THE NORTH BERWICK FRY
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Chris Barber Big Band – Centenary of Jazz

Chris Barber OBE (86) is one of the last British Jazz legends around and a true icon of traditional jazz in the United Kingdom. For more than 68 years he has been active in the music scene, promoting, recording and releasing music and touring with his band. Chris Barber gave stage to many blues musicians for the first time in Europe, like Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Big Bill Broonzy, and of course Lonnie Donegan. They inspired bands like Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Eric Clapton. They stand out as the finest band of its kind anywhere in the world. You can count on an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues which will appeal in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.

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Date | Tuesday, 08 August, 2017
Cost | £25.00
Time | 19.30
Duration | 2 hrs 30 minutes
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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Lost Horizons – Folk and Acoustic Club

with Martin Callingham, Bob Munton and Anna Macdonald

Former lead singer of folk indie band Joyce the Librarian, Martin Callaghan from Bristol offers a unique and gentle performance that requires listening. Bob Munton is an engaging singer songwriter from East London, who takes a political stance whilst offering lyrics raging with fury. Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra  – The Glasgow Herald.

Date | Tuesday, 08 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00/£5.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs
Location | COUNTY INN
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Saltire Ceilidh – with Ceilidh Minogue and Sandy Brechin

Ceilidh Minogue is one of Scotland’s best loved and best named ceilidh bands, featuring some of Scotland’s best traditional musicians. The band was the house band for the BBC Radio Scotland ‘Hogmanay’ show for 7 years and has played all over the world. They have been featured in TV dramas like BBC’s Monarch of the Glen and STV’s Heartless. Toe tapping stuff!

Date | Tuesday, 08 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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Arlen

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE – Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks.

Relax at the end of a wonderful afternoon, or warm up at the start of a great evening, with some of the most popular and enduring melodies and lyrics from the golden age of songwriting. No sweariness or politics, just guitar, double bass, voice and posh frocks.

‘Never mind Over the Rainbow, we were over the moon.’
(East Lothian Courier).

‘Acoustic, classic great tunes. A very relaxing hour of expertly played music.’
(North Berwick Fringe by the Sea 2016).

LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
3.00PM – 4.00PM
£6.00

Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £6.00
Time | 15.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Jit Jive Duo + Omar Afif Gnawa Fusion Trio

Music from Morocco and Zimbabwe

The Jit Jive Duo feature ex Bhundu Boys guitarist Rise Kagona and Ugandan born Andy Cooke, while Omar Afif is joined by Steve Kettley on Sax and Andy Cooke on percussion and vocals. A fascinating concert of World Music.

Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £8.00
Time | 18.00 - 19.30
Duration | 1 hr 30 Minutes
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Quattro MacJazz

Quattro MacJazz is a Dixieland quartet specialising in Hot Jazz and Gospel. Scotland’s great entertainer, Alastair McDonald, returns to his roots with this ensemble, rejoicing in performing the great gospel and other songs from the Dixieland jazz era. Plays a mean banjo too.

As Billy Connolly said once in a radio interview:
“Alastair McDonald. He’s a REAL banjo player!”

The group is completed with Lennie Herd, Scotland’s finest Dixie trumpeter, Hamish McGregor, Edinburgh’s great clarinet player and vocalist, and Roy Percy on bass, the most in-demand double bass player in the UK.

 

Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 18.00 and 20.00
Duration |
Location | THE NORTH BERWICK FRY
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Lost Horizons – Folk and Acoustic Club

with James O’Hara-Knight, Anna Macdonald and Sycamore Sykes

James O’Hara Knight has an earthy voice which has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Kevin Ayers. Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra” – The Glasgow Herald. Sycamore Sykes is a man, musician kind of man currently based in Cumbria and momentarily indulging in the third person.

Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00/£5.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs
Location | COUNTY INN
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Eric Bibb Band

To label Eric Bibb as a bluesman is not telling the full story. Is he a folk artist? Soul man? A gospel guy? Yes; all of that and more. A progressive preservationist, among a handful of traders of the lost art, in the company of the likes of Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Guy Davis, among others. His music is rooted in tradition, but with a large helping of contemporary sensibility to make it retro AND relevant. In a fifty year career, Eric has performed for Nelson Mandela and the King of Sweden amongst other international dignitaries. He plays an average of 150 shows a year and has toured in circa 25 countries. What a fabulous musician, we are so pleased to be able to bring him back to North Berwick.

Supported by Raphael Callaghan, one man blues master

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Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £30.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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Lights out by Nine

Lights Out By Nine are celebrating 30 years delivering soul, funk and rhythm and blues, but are firmly in the “Hear & Now” which is the title of their
first studio recording in 10 years! Brand new songs from these recordings and firm favourites from before will be on offer at this year’s festival, and
this 8 piece will be on top form. This is an act not to be missed – on stage right after Eric Bibb in the La Gaieté Spiegeltent.

Half price for Eric Bibb ticket holders.

Date | Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Dhi Thi Thai – Dance Ihayami

Ingredients:
Expressions – A generous sprinkling.
Technique – An abundant handful
Spontaneity – A spoonful
Fun – A pinch… or three.

Dance Ihayami invites you to the ultimate Indian dance feast of full heart involvement, spontaneity working to its fullest, precise technique, unforgettable expressions and a mesmerising mixture of Indian and Celtic rhythms.

This dance masala will leave you wanting more…

Come and enjoy this delightfully tasty dance bite! Including a short workshop on Indian dance.

 

Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 12.00
Duration | 1 hr 30 Minutes
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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Raphael Callaghan – One man Blues Master

Raphael Callaghan ‘displays his personal brand of sensitive songwriting delivered with his apt guitar playing and individual singing style,’ according to fRoots magazine. “These renditions flow like quiet rivers and Raphael’s mellifluous voice adds to the pacifying effect,’’ says Blues Blast (USA) magazine.

After 50 years of live performing, occasionally alongside luminaries like Alexis Korner, Jo Ann Kelly and Bonnie Raitt, the music of this unassuming Liverpudlian is finally being discovered.

Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 17.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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The Honeycutters – From the USA

Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that’s maybe as close as it gets. But The Honeycutters have a richer depth of character than that suggests. The five-piece boasts a powerful lead vocalist in Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years.

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs”
Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine

Excellent – destined for a great future”
Maverick magazine

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Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £15.00
Time | 18.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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Remembering Acker

Edinburgh clarinettist and long time Acker Bilk fan, Hamish McGregor gets together with Colin Steele (trumpet), Dave Batchelor (trombone), Ed Kelly (bass), Campbell Normand (piano) and Alastair Morrow (drums) for a special two hour show, playing some of Acker’s best loved tunes including ‘Stranger On The Shore’, ‘Aria’, ‘That’s My Home’ and probably not a bowler hat in sight.

Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £15.00
Time | 19.30 - 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs 30 minutes
Location | ABBEY CHURCH
Length of performance is approximate
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Lost Horizons – Folk and Acoustic Club

with George Frakes, Gabriel Moreno and Sycamore Sykes

George Frakes has an extraordinary talent with his guitar and vocals offering an eclectic mix of blue grass, folk and county plus contemporary sounds. Gabriel Moreno has strong links to the London alternative Americana, Folk and singer songwriter scene. Sycamore Sykes is a man, musician kind of man, currently based in Cumbria and momentarily indulging in the third person.

Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00/£5.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs
Location | COUNTY INN
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The Rezillos

The Rezillos burst forth upon the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock and the Spectoresque Girl Group glam of The Ronettes and the Shangri Las. They were caught up in the Punk movement, if only because they didn’t proscribe to fifteen minute slabs of tedious progressive rock, preferring a world that runs on high-octane, guitar driven, anti-mope rock with the wildest hook lines.

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Date | Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Cost | £15.00
Time | 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Date | Friday, 11 August, 2017
Cost | £20.00
Time | 18.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Lost Horizons – Folk and Acoustic Club

with Bob Munton,James O’Hara-Knight and Gabriel Moreno

Bob Munton is an engaging singer songwriter from East London, who takes a political stance whilst offering lyrics raging with fury. James O’Hara Knight has an earthy voice which has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Kevin Ayers. Gabriel Moreno has strong links to the London alternative Americana, Folk and singer songwriter scene.

Date | Friday, 11 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00/£5.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs
Location | COUNTY INN
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Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

Two of Scotland’s finest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, have teamed up to bring appreciative audiences some of the most beautiful, haunting and iconic pieces in the jazz repertoire. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the commentary from the press has been routinely littered with phrases such as ‘bewitching layers of delicacy’, ‘full flight’, ‘spontaneous invention’, and ‘sheer artistry’. Tommy and Brian are a musically
dynamic duo who bring reverence and invention in equal measure to the timeless art of jazz.

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Date | Friday, 11 August, 2017
Cost | £15.00
Time | 20.30
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | ABBEY CHURCH
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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

We are so honoured that Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel have chosen to come to Fringe By The Sea, their only Scottish show of 2017. Steve says, “Since the early times at The Apollo, Glasgow and Usher Hall, Edinburgh, I’ve always felt a close affinity with our Scottish fans.” The Spiegeltent set will include the hit singles, “Judy Teen”, “Mr Soft” and “Make Me Smile”, plus Steve’s song “A Friend For Life,” which Rod Stewart has covered on his latest album, and full-scale album tracks like “Sebastian”.

A recent concert review noted, “Harley is a consummate performer at ease with one of modern music’s very best back catalogues.”

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Date | Friday, 11 August, 2017
Cost | £35.00
Time | 20.30
Duration | 2 hrs 15 minutes
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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Audio Soup Club Night

For the young and young at heart, our sister festival Audio Soup provides the lights and the beats.

Strictly Age 18 and over. ID required

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Date | Friday, 11 August, 2017
Cost | £6.00
Time | 22.45
Duration | 3 hrs 15 minutes
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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The Banjo Lounge 4

The Banjo Lounge 4 are an Edinburgh-based all acoustic crate digging mash-ups band delivering classics in an original and imaginative packaging.
Once described as ‘Hayseed Dixie on speed with a serious chunk of Funk!’, they have been making fans wherever they play. With banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass, stripped down drum-kit and 4 vocalists, they include tunes by artists from Bowie to Beyoncè and everywhere in between.

Date | Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Cost | £7.00
Time | 13.00
Duration | 1 hr 30 Minutes
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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OPEN MIC

An entertaing mix of musical styles and who knows what else, in a fun filled free afternoon for all ages.

No ticket required, just turn up

Date | Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Cost | FREE
Time | 14.30
Duration | 3 hrs 30 minutes
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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Bombskare

What can we say about this fabulous band that we haven’t already said ten times already! They provide the most joyous danceable ska sound that the world has ever heard. Victors in BBC’s “Britain’s best part time Band” , they go from strength to strength, filling dance floors the length and breadth of the UK. Very limited seating, but lots of room for dancing!

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Date | Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Cost | £15.00
Time | 22.00
Duration | 2 hrs
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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The Edinburgh Police Choir and Dunbar Sings

Edinburgh Police Choir is made up of police staff as well as members of the local community, and has sung around the world. With their unique mix of musicality, performance and vocal excellence, under the direction of MD Michael Longdon, they bring an exciting and friendly face of the police service to the community, while raising as much money as possible for charity.

Formed in 2008, Dunbar Sings is Dunbar’s ‘a cappella’ community choir, singing a broad repertoire that includes Scottish songs, sea shanties, gospel, world music, and more. Dunbar Sings was founded and is led by local singer, songwriter, and musician, Karen Dietz.

Date | Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 12.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
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Cathal McConnell Trio

Cathal McConnell is one of traditional music’s true legends. As a founder of Boys of the Lough he has taken Irish music round the world, touring the US countless times and entertaining audiences with his sweetly sung ballads, his lightly worn tin whistle and flute virtuosity and his inimitable drolleries.

A one-man carrying stream of tradition, he is particularly in his element when accompanied by his superbly talented friends, fiddler and violist Kathryn Nicoll and harper Karen Marshalsay. An evening with Cathal McConnell in any situation is time well spent and this hour with the Cathal McConnell Trio is sure to be musically enriching, hugely rewarding and a whole lot of fun.

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Date | Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Cost | £10.00
Time | 15.00
Duration | 1 hr
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Sunny Leith – Singalongauke

The finest Ukulele Orchestra in the whole of Leith will entertain us all with a thrilling selection of music from all sorts of genres and tunings. This is a FREE event brought to you by the generosity of both them and us!

No ticket required, just turn up

Date | Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Cost | FREE
Time | 18.30
Duration | 1 hr
Location | LA GAIETE SPIEGELTENT
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Dirty Harry and The Springsteen Sessions

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but a look- alike of Debbie to deliver the good stuff. Dr Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland’s finest musicians. The essence of Dirty Harry is to put on a show Blondie would give the nod to.

The Springsteen Sessions have built up a strong following in Scotland and increasingly elsewhere in the UK as an energetic and dynamic 7-piece band who faithfully recreate the excitement and drive of The Boss and The E Street Band. They are a homage to the music of one of the most iconic performers of the last forty years, and they feature music from the earliest period of his career right through to the most recent recordings.

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Date | Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Cost | £20.00
Time | 20.00
Duration | 3 hrs 30 minutes
Location | PALAIS DES GLACES SPIEGELTENT
Length of performance is approximate
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