Labelled ‘the devil’s fiddler’, Hungarian gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos has to be heard to be believed. With an illustrious musical ancestry descending from the king of gypsy violinists. Lakatos is a classically trained virtuoso, but is tamed tor the way he mixes classical with jazz and the gypsy tradition. Appearing with his own onsmnble. which includes; the Hungarian cinilmlon, Lakatos is it pmloi'nmr unlike any ollwr.

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Michael Franti and Spearhead He's been here reixeateclly for T on the Fringe and now drops in for the Edge. and wrth good reason, no one sums up the original politically astute. culturally diverse, socially inclusive spirit of the l-‘ringe as this worldly wise good vibing American rootsman and his troupe of hip hop dub pop practitioners.

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1434 Roby Lakatos Check this cat out on the left here, you just know he's gonna rock don't you? the late night strand of the International Festival plays host to the “devil fiddler' who throws down Hungarian gypsy soul with jazz and 19th century classical influences. See previet-rv. left. [he Hut). 473 2000, 15-- 7 7 Aug, 10.30pm, 1‘17".

Jock Tamson’s Bairn’s The 80s might mean Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran to some but to other. more discerning ears it means the rise of genius turns of JTB. who were responsible for pOpularising a rousing, iitg.i<-:-nious take on danceable Scottish folk. See feature, page 46. Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides. 346 I405. 77Aug, 3‘ i0 (5)8).

John Renbourn The guitar Virtuoso behind Brit folk legends Pentangle with Bert Jansch plays a welcome pair of solo gigs showing off his Six string clipps with songs from down his (‘lovv/nright illustrious (tétl‘OOt'. See live Reasons, page .18. Acoustic Music Centre (0) St Brides. (346 I405. 79 Aug, i". If) a 9pm, .l.‘ 75 (£372).

“3.3 Broken Records This unassuming local mob of indie rock pups get the platform they deserve courtesy of the Edge l'estival with their biggest headline show to date. See preview. page 46. Liquid Room, 08444 999 990, 77 Aug, 7pm, $9.