Festival café bar
As part of your Festival experience, join us at the Festival café bar for a free programme of music and dance.
Featuring the Americana folk of Finfolk, the guid folk of The Cognac Twins, Festival favourites Folksville, and the exuberance of Castle Chorus.
Relax in our iconic Garden Lobby with a drink or see what is on offer at our food stalls.
Friday 11 October
2.45pm to 3.15pm Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes
5pm to 5.30pm Finfolk
6.45pm to 7.15pm Ross Arthur
Saturday 12 October
12.30am to 1pm Castle Chorus
1.30pm to 2pm Xander
3.15pm to 3.45pm Chinese Dancers
5pm to 5.30pm Cognac Twins
6pm to 7.30pm Folksville
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes are an award-winning amateur community orchestra from Carluke in South Lanarkshire. Eight different types of flute, accompanied by a full range of percussion, give the ensemble their distinctive sound.
Finfolk met while at university in St Andrews. Having come to study in Fife from across Scotland, the UK and North America, they draw on their multicultural musical background to produce a sound that combines elements of country, Scottish folk and bluegrass. Finfolk take their name from the sea creatures of Orcadian mythology who use their shapeshifting abilities to charm unsuspecting humans. Like their mythological counterparts, Finfolk will charm you with their music.
Ross Arthur is a professional musician whose repertoire runs from Elvis through to George Ezra. Based in central Scotland, Ross has been performing full-time for several years. His latest single, Soar, has been played on BBC Radio and received over 100,000 streams.
Xander Lyons is a singer-songwriter from the village of Stow in the Scottish Borders. Now based in Edinburgh, his songwriting focuses on challenging issues such as homelessness, war and poverty as well as the struggles young people face in their daily lives.
The Cognac Twins
The Cognac Twins are Craig Anderson and Paul Connelly from historic Dunfermline Town. Described as playing 'authentic guid folk for authentic guid folk', The Cognac Twins' debut album brings Scottish folk music back to the fore. Influences range from John Martyn and Townes Van Zandt through to The Humblebums, CSNY and Elvis Costello.
Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association
Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association is a voluntary, non-profit, and independent arts association formed in 2013. Its members are music and dance lovers and both professionals and amateurs.
The renowned Edinburgh contemporary folk club will present some of the country’s finest emerging talent in the Café Bar. Join hosts ‘Paper Sparrows’ and more on October 12th for an evening of great free live music.
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