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Music Shows

Have a look through our selection of Music Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

AUG 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

'Guitarist on-the-rise' (Guitarist Magazine) Andy Gunn is bringing a series of free acoustic shows to this late night venue in the Grassmarket. Having been in the wars, he now continues to go from strength to strength, giving audiences at gigs and festivals throughout the UK a taste of his natural, old-school talent. After last year's sell out run of 'From T-Bone To Trucks’, a multimedia homage to the greats of electric blues guitar, Andy has also put together a brand new show celebrating the diversity and beauty of various stringed instruments called 'Fingers and Thumbs’. However at the...


Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

AUG 1-14 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Coming of Age is a collection of songs on the theme of growing older. Composed and sung by Anna Durkacz, a late developer who started writing songs at the fine age of 57,the show takes us on an exploration, each piece a little anecdote from Anna's life. It's not for nothing she has been called the "Beryl Cooke of songwriting" and "the Weird Al Jankovtch of the Old Mum Genre". While on the subject of genre: perhaps we might call the show "post-menopausal-post-folk". Anna takes a wry look the ageing process and proves it's never too late. Anna is backed by a fine band of pals,The Professors of ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 19:00 (420 min) - Free
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 13:00 (300 min) - Free
The Wee Pub / Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 at 21:30 (240 min) - Free
The Granary / The Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 4, 11, 18, 25 at 16:30 (180 min) - Free
The Granary / The Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-25 at 12:00 (360 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Stage

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (660 min) - Free
Ghillie Dhu / Auditorium

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
SouthPour / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

AUG 17-21 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Immerse yourself in a Greek coffee house where familiar faces tell stories of their displaced lives, while a series of unpredictable events unfold in the background. Spontaneous good feelings mixed with urban Greek folk and dub-inspired tunes. A band of partial family, Emilios (bouzouki) was raised in awe of his uncle Poli (bouzouki and vocals), a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the Cypriot diaspora of London. For the first time, Kefi tell their story and invite you into their world to sit, relax, laugh and enjoy their company and their inter-generational tales of disconnected familiarity...