During the Edinburgh Festival, Free Fringe Music at the National Museum of Scotland provides a showcase for highly talented young musicians with an exciting and diverse programme of daily perfomances.
From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, Free Fringe Music is a fabulous opportunity to experience the best contemporary music talents from Scotland and further afield – for free!
Fro 8-30 August, in association with Live Music Now Scotland, 40–minute performances will take place in the National Museum Scotland at 2pm every day. No need for a ticket, just drop in and enjoy the music.
The full programme is available at Free Fringe Music but here are a few of the young performers who have caught our eyes (and ears!):
- Sunday, August 9, Grand Gallery: Cherrygrove
One of Scotland’s most exciting folk ensembles, Cherrygrove performed at the London 2012 Olympics and recently performed at Europe’s largest Celtic music festival.
- Thursday, August 13, Grand Gallery: Granny Green
This Glasgow-based trio of trumpet, accordion and tuba bringing their own unique contemporary feel – and audience participation – to the world of folk music.
- Tuesday, August 18, Grand Gallery: Aonach Mòr
With accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano and song, Aonach Mòr draw on awealth of traditional material whilst adding contemporary melodies and new works.
- Saturday, August 22, Hawthornden Court: Champagne Flutes
Three young musicians from Glasgow who regularly participate in recitals and competitions across the UK.
- Friday, August 28, Hawthornden Court: Silverbirch
Flautist Carina Gascoigne and guitarist Ross Wilson, who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Aberdeen International Youth Festival.