Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Folk at The Pleasance
5 August — 27 August 2012 (not 9-11, 16-18, 23-25)
Critically acclaimed Scottish songstress Sophie Ramsay hosts a show of contemporary and traditional folk music featuring eclectic, brilliant guest musicians.
These will include subtle and sparkling east London troubadour Robin Grey, supremely talented singer/songwriter/accordionist Gwendolen Chatfield and leading Scottish fiddler Pete Clark.
‘Beautiful person, beautiful songs, beautiful show‘ **** The Scotsman (on Sophie Ramsay).
‘Robin Grey has a lovely fresh approach to the folk genre. A honeyed yet clear voice and his lyrics are arresting. A real treasure. ‘ The Londonist
‘Gwendolen is especially compelling … her performance pitched perfectly’ **** Three Weeks
Robin’s Ukulele Extravaganza
14 August — 24 August 2012
Be whisked away to a world of ukulele family fun with Robin and friends. Come and learn your first few chords and then play along to timeless classics such as ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Yellow Submarine’ and maybe even something by Jessie J or Cee Lo Gree!
Don’t fancy ukulele? Don’t worry; there will be shakers to shake, percussion toys to percuss and even a xylophone to xylo. Not a beginner? You are welcome… there will be opportunities to show of your musical prowess and chordal dexterity too.
‘When will I be old enough to have lessons with Robin?’
Tommy’s younger brother Theo, aged 5
‘Brilliant’ Jessica, aged 7