Thursday, 30 August 2012

Free Fringe Music - Edinburgh

One of the wonderful things about Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the vast number of free events taking place in bars, clubs, empty shops, galleries and even museums.

Throughout the Festival the National Museum of Scotland played host to a wide range of music - from traditional Scottish fiddles and harps to Latin American and West African music.
So one lunchtime I dropped in to listen to Jennifer Port, singer and clarsach player. For anyone who doesn't know, the clarsach is a Scottish harp, smaller than the Welsh version and more portable and the museum has a couple of examples dating back to, I think, the fifteenth century.
The music was wide ranging in date and style from traditional ballads to Sting's Fields of Gold, even some for the audience to join in with.
A pleasant way to pass a lunchtime and become acquainted with music that's a little out of the ordinary.

Other Edinburgh fringe reviews;
Closer by Rush Theatre Company
Once Upon A Time (in space) by The Mechanisms
Porphyria by New Theatre Company

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