Keep Wednesdays free for Beatniks To The Bar, the brainchild of American- bom, but Edinburgh-based, singer- songwriter Fiaere. With seven acts per night, the plan is to have, she says, ‘eclectic music with the emphasis on
Performers include The lost Soul Band’s Gordon Grahame, Martin Stephenson, Harry Horse, liick Robertson and Fiaere herself - who releases her debut cn-EP, ‘Girlfriend’ to coincide - plus performance poets like llukumo flocks and the inimitable Barry Graham. Sets will be short, to keep boredom at bay: ‘lt’s not going to be something that’s too sickening and long, so everyone can get that nervous, excitable feeling - and won’t feel that they’re watching some “MTV
This is the third year of ‘Beatniks’, and carries on threads from her earlier concept of ‘the acoustic rave’ - ‘which is not a folk club, not any particular kind of music, but across the board’. Previous outings, intended to showcase Edinburgh-based singers and poets otherwise neglected in the
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Festival, have been on a much smaller scale, but this year no stops will be left unpulled in the quest for just the right ambiance. ‘We’re gonna be burning incense and putting candles on the tables; it’s gonna look like a 50s coffee house. ileally laid back, but a little nasty too.’ llasty? ‘Yeah. We’ll have BAD coffee for sale - really black, horrible coffee, like beatniks drink - or that’s what I’m told beatniks did.’ (Alastair Mabbott)
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SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Over the last decade. and especially over the last few years. there has been a huge increase in interest in traditional storytelling. both in Scotland and abroad.
In recognition of this, the Ofﬁcial Festival this year celebrates this hardy indigenous folk art by inviting a couple of Scotland’s greatest tale bearers with a guest musicians to a late evening ceilidh every night of the Festival.
Here’s some of the great talents who’ll be appearing: George McPherson is descended from the hereditary Seannachies to the McLeods of Skye. Duncan Williamson has thousands of stories and songs learned on the road as a traveller. Stanley Robertson has the stories of the North East. Willie MacPhee is also a traveller. a great singer and performer on the little chamber pipes, Sheila Stewart is from the legendary family of the Stewarts of Blair. And with your ticket you
receive a dram!
Down at the Malt Whisky Society. where the storytelling is in its second Festival year. they give you two drains! But they have thousands of gallons of it on the premises. The same format applies here; music. song and stories of ghosts. lost love. unbelievable adventures and. of course. the water of life. (Norman Chalmers)
I Scottish Storytelling at the Festival Glassite Meeting House (international Festival) Albany Street. 225 5756. 16 Aug-2 Sept. 10.30pm, £8 (includes a dram).
I Spirit of Scotland (Fringe) Scottish Malt Whisky Society. Vaults. Giles Street. Leith (Venue 102) 554 3451.16.18. 23—25. 30 Aug—l Sept. 7.45pm. 17 Aug, 8.30pm. £12 (includes two drains).
HARPSICHOBDS AT ST CECILIA’S
Hidden away in Edinburgh’s COWgate is one of the ﬁnest musical instrument collections in Britain — the Russell Collection of early keyboard instruments at
St Cecilia’s Hall. Lovineg kept under the custodianship of Edinburgh University since the i960s, its resources will be heard for the ﬁrst time in a Festival series this August. Within the space of two weeks. seven afternoon recitals will match music and instruments over a period of more than 200 years. Byrd and Bach through to the early romantic noctumes ofJohn Field by way of early Scottish keyboard music will be performed by some of the country‘s leading younger generation of players. It promises to be a revealing and unforgettable musical gem in this year's Fringe. (Carol Main)
I Harpsichords at St Cecilia’s (Fringe) St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgatc (Venue3l)15. 17. 19.21. 24. 26 and 28 Aug. 3pm. £5 (£4).
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5‘ The List 13-19 August 1993