Fringe Music

Declan Zapala brings musical joy to the Fringe with ‘Guitar Multiverse’

“I don’t come with a goal,” says Declan Zapala. “I know the world can be beautiful; there’s always joy to be found in specific places and in particular ways.” Joy is exactly what can be found in the ‘classical-percussive’ guitarist’s set this Fringe. Although this year’s show seems to be enjoying less success than last […]

Comedy Fringe

Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky

Stand-Up, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 20.30 until 30th August Carl Donnelly’s show Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly’s Vol.6 received a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2014. Whilst his act maintains the same conversational style of humour that impressed the judges last year, it is unlikely that his name will be announced on the […]

Live Music

Nightvision: Shy FX

“Big up Edinburgh! Big up Scotland!” The sharp barks from Stamina MC, Shy FX’s hip-hop compere, sharply wake us up. Towards the back of the stage, someone starts running on the spot. We’re ready. It’s been just over two decades since Shy FX shot to fame with his Ragga-Jungle anthem “Original Nuttah”, which established him […]


Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra do it again

On 13th November, in their first concert of the year, the Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra occupied Chambers Street’s Jazz Bar to perform a salmagundi of swing, soul, and funk. The seventeen-piece big band transported audience members back to the 1930s and into the rooms of New Orleans’ smoothest clubs, the sound of clashing cymbals and […]