Ed Fringe 2021

Delighted to be back at Edinburgh Fringe for 2021, with some great music including an actual live gig, an international online collaboration and an online multimedia spectacular (part of Made in Scotland showcase). All in various parts of The Pleasance (real and virtual spaces).



Thur 12 Aug, 6.30pm – Lomond Theatre (Pleasance at EICC (Venue 150))
EXTRA SHOW – Tue 24 Aug, 4.30pm – Lomond Theatre, EICC

Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest stars on the UK roots music scene. An old soul on young shoulders, he combines masterful songwriting and a mellifluous, enchanting voice (which has been described as being one of the best of his generation), mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.

Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums – Heirs And Graces (produced by John Wood) and Brighter Still – were nominated for Scottish Album of the Year Awards in 2014 & 2017. His latest, Dreamweaver (with songs co-written with Boo Hewerdine), is out now.

NOTE: After the first show on 12th sold out, and was described as a “monumental return” by The Scotsman, an extra date has been added on 24th Aug.



World Premiere – Mon 16 Aug, 8.30pm, then on demand till 30 Aug

Unique, dramatic, visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, created by acclaimed Russian artist Maria Rud (who recently worked with SNJO on Where Rivers Meet) with punk rock legend Fay Fife (Rezillos) and Martin Metcalfe (Goodbye Mr Mackenzie). With special guest, actor Rula Lenska.

The music is a soundclash of 60s influenced garage, alternative rock and contemporary electronica, laced with a punk spirit, perfectly complementing Maria’s ever-changing imagery and perspectives. Swathes of colourful, swirling paint seemingly splash all over the buildings of the iconic Pleasance Courtyard.

A transformative, immersive experience which cuts to the heart of the creative process.
Part of Made In Scotland’s curated showcase programme



Sinner’s Shrine – on demand 16 – 30 Aug
A second chance to see this unique, highly praised performance, specially created for Celtic Connections 2021, over a 5,000 mile distance, from Edinburgh to Idaho to Berlin.

Award winning Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens with Calexico’s Joey Burns and Martin Wenk – a tantalising taster of Dean’s upcoming Sinner’s Shrine album. Festival director Donald Shaw described it as “a hands across the water meeting of great songs and minds”.

The songs showcase Owens’ gift for storytelling, his searingly soulful voice infused with the dramatic Panavision desert sweep of Calexico, with Burns’ guttural guitar, Wenk’s mariachi-style trumpet ,underpinned by the pulse of Dean’s former Felsons bandmate Kevin McGuire’s upright bass.
Desert noir with a celtic twist.