Fringe 2018

Our 2018 Fringe round up:

"Twenty one amazing shows are coming to Stockbridge Church this August brought by both local artists and international collectives, offering a total of 53 performances, during the 3 week Fringe Festival in August. Recitals for Wrigglers and Bessy Bass are coming back this year with their popular shows 'Around the World with Bessy, Wriggle around the World and King Arthur. Fringe new-comers Bambino Beats introduce a fun Summertime Boogie for kids with dancing and singalong. The students of Beijing schools are coming back with 8 different performances to showcase the talented musicians of China's capital. World renowned guitarist Ayman Jarjor comes back with a brand new performance featuring Waseem Katoub, together they explore the theme of immigration. John Montgomery and his Edinburgh/Fife based string band will perform original folk and rock songs with a touch of original folk and rock songs with a touch of country from their new album Falkland Hill.”

Fri 03 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Bambino Beats

Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Dingle-dangle with the scarecrows and hop with the bunnies as we take a trip on the tractor to meet all the farmyard animals. Performances on: Aug 3-4,10-11,17 at 11:00 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-18 at 14:00

Fri 03 Aug- Stockbridge Parish Church


BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return for a third dazzling run with their innovative jazz. They've topped charts, won worldwide raves, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games. Music you’ve been waiting for! Performances on: 03/08/2018 04/08/2018 17/08/2018

Mon 06 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Wriggle Around the World!

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Performances on: Aug 13-16 10:30 Aug 19 16:30 Aug 20,22-25 14:30 Aug 7,9 11:00 Aug 17-18 10:30

Mon 06 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Wrigglers - The Lion and The Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Performances on: Aug 13-17,19 14:30 Aug 20,22,24-25 10:30 Aug 6,8 11:00

Mon 06 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Kazakh Theatre of Drama & Music - Akbayan

Akbayan is a beautiful folk legend that is performed by the spectacular Kazakh Theatre of Drama & Music, Kyzylorda and directed by the esteemed Hussein Amir Temir. This will be a European premiere and suitable for all audiences. Performances on 6th, 7th and 8th of August at 1pm.

Tue 07 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

A romp through the Wars of the Roses exploring the key characters, battles and key historical moments along with an eye for the more bizarre aspects of conflict.

Tue 07 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Christopher Guild

A Fringe first, acclaimed pianist Christopher Guild presents a whistle-stop tour of classical music in Scotland since 1900.

Thu 09 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

John Walker & Liam Bonthrone

Afternoon song recital featuring tenor Liam Bonthrone and pianist John Walker. Piano programme including Lieder and English Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Britten and Coates.

Thu 09 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Aria Alba - Idomeneo

The despotic potentate, his son, his son’s beloved, her jealous rival, the demands of the even more despotic potentate, the general staff and, stirring it all, the potentate’s advisor. Will justice win out and democracy reign? Performances on: Aug 9-12 AT 19:00

Sat 11 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Ayman Jarjour - The Syrian Guitarist

Guitar journey sampling Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman studied in Damascus, Syria, then Madrid and Juilliard. He performed worldwide including at Carnegie Hall and refugee camps. The concert includes a visual presentation.

Sun 12 Aug Stockbridge Parish Church

Afternoon Organ Recital With Nancy Crook

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church.

Mon 13 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Santa Ignace - Evening Piano Recital

Award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform some of the greatest romantic classics including Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Come and experience Santa’s passionate, emotionally intense interpretation.

Thu 16 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

There Was A Soldier

Presenting for the last time, WWI bravery on the front line and in Scotland. Soldiers' and nurses' experiences in Elsie Inglis' Scottish War Hospitals and in Bangour. Songs, poems, humour and non-stop visuals. Performances at 3pm and 7pm.

Sat 18 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Nick Cope and Wrigglers!

Super Saturday Summer Sandwich Show! Recitals for Wrigglers @ 10.30am Nick Cope @ 11.30am Refreshments will be provided in between!

Sat 18 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Around The World with Bessy Bass

Bessy returns to the Fringe with friends Spud 'n' Spencer Spoon! Join in with their music and hear about their adventures as Bessy tries busking! Performances on: 18/08/2018 21/08/2018

Sat 18 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

DoDo Street Band

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. A contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. Blows – Piers Adams. Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes. Bellows – Murray Grainger. Twangs – Malcolm Creese. Bangs - Cormac Byrne.

Sun 19 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear. His voice is truly a gift' (Robert Macleod).

Mon 20 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Afternoon Organ Recital With Marion Lees McPherson

Marion Lees McPherson will spend an afternoon in Stockbridge Church with her annual organ recital of music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms.

Mon 20 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Spud’n’Spencer Spoon present a spoon-playing workshop for adults! Learn some rhythms to accompany Rock’a’Billy Bass in some Wonderland tunes. Fun, laughter and delicious mystery treats await you! Dress code: Wonderland inspired, or come as you are! Performances on Aug 20th and 25th

Wed 22 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Bohemians - Reimagined!

Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems. An all-singing, all-dancing evening of entertainment featuring songs from Chicago, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and many more! Performances on: Aug 22-24 19:30

Sun 26 Aug - Stockbridge Parish Church

Norman Maclean

After successes at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Soft Shoe Skiffle Band, here’s another trip down memory lane with some fun and pop and folk songs like – Wild Mountain Thyme, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Dark as a Dungeon, The Boxer and more! 26/08/2018 27/08/2018