Whether you are visiting Edinburgh for a wee holiday or just heading up for the weekend, chances are if you're heading up in August you'll be looking for some entertainment from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe also known as, EdFringe. Here at Lochcarron we've compiled a list of some of the best home grown talent gracing the stages of our capital this month. From Comedy to Dance we think you'll discover some pretty incredible people from right here in Scotland!
Comedy → Scottish Laughs at the EdFringe
We're sure you'll agree, we could all use a laugh and this show is one for everyone. Showcasing some of the best comics on the contemporary Scottish Circuit with at least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining. Some of the previous guests in this show include Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges, arguably two of the funniest men in Scotland. 'Great value in a relaxed environment' (Scotsman). The Stand is the best comedy venue in Edinburgh, all year round it brings the finest comedic talent to the Capital.
The Best of Scottish Comedy The Stand Comedy Club - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/best-of-scottish-comedy Aug 3-26 8.20pm 1 hour 30mins – The Stands New town Theatre Lower Hall
Dance → They Dance in Kilts at the EdFringe
If Movement and Dance is your thing, look no further than Dance Base. Presented at the Edinburgh City Chambers, this exceptional ensemble of female dancers and musicians will provide a poetic performance of historical and contemporary notions. Movement and sound will resonate from the catwalk as you watch these women forging alliances. We're told this performance is somewhere between a procession and a concert packing in precision, strength and delicacy.
Brocade - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/brocade Aug 13-17 @9pm 1 hour – Dance Base At Edinburgh City Chambers – Council Chamber
Music → Join Eddie MacGuire's 70th birthday party at the EdFringe
Who doesn't love a good jig to some folk tunes? We certainly do. And if there are kilts involved we can't be kept away! The Whistlebinkies' perform a rich blend of tones and rhythms on their fiddles, flutes, pipes and double bass (amongst others). Captivating their audiences from all over the world. In celebration of flute player Eddie McGuire turning 70 (Happy Birthday Eddie) the band will feature a selection of the pieces written by Eddie himself. There will be plenty of tradition Scottish tunes to tap along to and we are sure that this is one show, not to be missed!
The whistle Binkies - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/scottish-music-old-and-new Aug 26 @6pm 1 hour 45 mins – St Cecilia’s Hall
Theatre → A Drama That Requires Tissues
Old Boy, is a real heartwarming piece. Performed by Glas(s) Performance and Platform, Glasgow. This show explores the real life relationship between grandfathers and their grandsons. Part of Made in Scotland 2018 this theatre company really touches on some life affirming topics. The great bond, how much impact male family relationships can have and the legacy that is passed down through the generations. We think you might need your tissues for this one!
Old Boy - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/old-boy Aug 18-19, 24-26 @11am 1 hour – Scottish Story Telling Centre – The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe.