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music, Live Music, pop

432 Presents... Say She She

SAY SHE SHE are the Brooklyn based female-led 7 piece. Named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers’ Chic! the Discodelic band will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up tempo grooves.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Amateur Cult // Dragged Up

Based along the Firth of Forth coast, post punk and electronica artist Amateur Cult brings his full band to Summerhall for the synth rock meets art punk single launch of ‘Eyes’. Support comes from Glasgow’s best psych, proto punk and garage export, Dragged Up, and artist and musician, samwooddoowmas.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Hip Hop, Live Music

BEANS

The founding member of legendary left-field rap act Antipop Consortium Beans has performed on the same stage as acts as diverse as Radiohead, Public Enemy, The Rapture, Missy Elliott, Tortoise… Beans has released two LPs and one EP on Antipop Consortium’s former label Warp Records since launching his solo career in 2003.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Fans of Leftwich's earlier work will associate him with a rich but pared-back acoustic singer-songwriter sound. Hits such as Atlas Hands and Shine - both from his Top 40 debut Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm - were infused with a charming wistfulness. Artistic transformation is often associated with a blast of fanfare - the dramatic unveiling of a new look, or lofty announcement of the revelation that prompted such a change. In the case of Leftwich, reinvention transpires with significantly more subtlety on his latest album, Some Things Break. "It feels like a new voice, in a way" the York-born artist says. "I guess a more human and perhaps a more surrendered voice. Learning to hold on to certain things and let go of other with as much grace as possible... I feel like I'm hiding less on this record. Ultimately I think it's a record about a kind of slow acceptance that some things break, and for me, sometimes that's necessary for healing". With support from Talia Rae.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Broken Chanter - Album Launch

From the propulsive immediacy of the bass and drums’ taut groove, it’s clear something has changed in Broken Chanter's world. Thudding, powerful odes to the strength of collectivity and togetherness, David MacGregor’s Broken Chanter bristle with energy and empathy on their incendiary third album Chorus of Doubt. Recorded (and produced) by Paul Savage over 2023’s spring and summer months in Chemikal Underground’s in-house studio Chem 19, Chorus of Doubt is fuelled by a burning desire to resist an encroaching, global tide of misery, informed by a wide-eyed sense of solidarity and the searing truth that a universal humanity is the only path out of darkness. Featuring frequent collaborators Charlotte Printer, Bart Owl and Martin Johnston, Broken Chanter’s world is populated by hope and vitriol rendered in ecstatic rock music, terse agit-Funk and soaring choruses. The most immediate Broken Chanter record to date, Chorus of Doubt is David MacGregor’s open love letter to never giving up, a personal road map out of collective lethargy. Releases April 5, 2024.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Broken Records

Since forming in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006 Broken Records have established themselves as one of Britain’s best live bands. They've toured the UK, Europe, and US extensively, supporting the likes of The National, and playing all major UK and international music festivals, including the main stages of Latitude and Green Man, Glastonbury, and Reading and Leeds. They've received critical acclaim from the UK’s top music press – The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo, NME, The Scotsman, Clash etc – and recorded radio sessions for BBC6 Music's Mark Riley and Shaun Keaveny, Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway show and The Quay Sessions, and a Maida Vale session for Zane Lowe.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, folk, Live Music

Brìghde Chaimbeul

Scottish smallpipes player Brìghde Chaimbeul (pronounched Breetch-er Hime-bowl) is a leading purveyor of experimental Celtic music. A native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, Brìghde's style is rooted in her language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of global piping traditions, such as from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Burd Ellen

Burd Ellen is a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere. They are twice featured in The Guardian’s Folk Albums of the Year, 2020 and 2022. A Tarot Of The Green Wood is their third studio album, released Oct 2022. Debbie Armour says “I’m a long time collector and lover of tarot, and I’ve recently become drawn to the idea of finding parallels between interpretation of traditional song and the art of divination. Gayle and I have brought together a new collection of songs that reflect the ideas, archetypes and imagery of the Major Arcana.” Developed on residency at Sage Gateshead, the album also features guest appearances from Mercury Prize nominee Ian Lynch (One Leg One Eye, Lankum) and Newcastle-based composer Mark Wardlaw (Kenosist, The Old Police House). With support from Rylan Gleave.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Ceilidh Club

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the best regular ceilidhs with fantastic live bands. The bands all have a caller to teach the dances, so everyone is welcome - from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Main Hall

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Colouring

Nottingham-based songwriter and producer Jack Kenworthy's life was upended in February 2021, months before the release of his debut album Wake, when his brother-in-law Greg Baker was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. What followed was the most “unbelievable” year of a family’s togetherness when life seemed set on fracturing the life of a young man. Kenworthy, knowing in particular that he needed to be a pillar of support to his partner Helen, whom he’s since married, found that the family’s journey together in the face of adversity was both brutal and beautiful. Colouring has been a solo project since Wake, an album influenced by The Blue Nile alongside the 00s post-Britpop greats (early Coldplay, Elbow) but taking electronic and rhythmic cues from Radiohead and James Blake. Originally formed of four friends while he was studying at Goldsmiths, the band came to a natural end in 2019. Thanks to a confidence boost in early 2020 when Kenworthy’s longtime collaborator Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks) laughed off the idea of him folding the project, Kenworthy did what he usually does: write compulsively as a means of nourishment and escape.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, Live Music

Constant Follower

Constant Follower is the band formed around songwriter Stephen McAll. His debut album for legendary New York indie label Shimmy Disc was nominated for the 2022 Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) and found its way onto the top of multiple ‘Best Albums of 2021’ lists, leading to a string of notable performances including Austin’s SXSW 2022 and SXSW 2023, and a spellbinding set from the crown of Scotland’s National Wallace Monument.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Edinburgh Psych Fest 2024

Edinburgh Psych Fest, the sister festival to the UK’s leading Psychedelic music and arts festival Manchester Psych Fest, returns to Scotland’s capital on Sunday 1st September after the sell-out success of its inaugural year. The psychedelic and psychedelic-influenced festival’s second instalment will bring doom-psych-metal outfit Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, neo-psych-rockers Temples, Irish shoegazers NewDad, retro-indie-psych-pop three piece Juniore and psychedelic rock-and-rollers The Bug Club to Edinburgh this September. Indie-pop quintet Divorce, DIY trio HotWax, hazy-indie-infused folk singer-songwriter Molly Payton, dream-like alt-country singer and Lana Del Ray collaborator Holly Macve, synth-psych-punkers Crush Of Souls and Edinburgh’s psych-rock-shoegaze outfit Puppy Teeth complete the first wave announcement. Wristband Collection via Summerhall’s Box Office in Summerhall Courtyard. NB: LINE-UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE. VENUE CAPACITIES ARE BASED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SO PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR SPECIFIC ACTS. THE EVENT HAPPENS ACROSS VARIOUS VENUES: EACH VENUE HAS THEIR OWN T&C’S – PLEASE REFER TO THEIR WEBSITES FOR DETAILED INFORMATION. Early Bird tickets are now sold out.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room & Main Hall

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Edinburgh Rocks

Edinburgh Rocks concert promises to provide fantastic range of performances by young talented musicians. Our Instrumental Music Service’s Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble (known as ESRE) will be performing songs from the Britpop giants Blur & Pulp as well as pieces from David Bowie, Alice Merton and Talk Talk. The concert will also feature a number of rock groups from various secondary schools across Edinburgh including Craigmount HS, Leith Academy, Boroughmuir HS, James Gillespie’s HS. An event not to be missed!

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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film

Fortune Teller (PG)

Focused on a fortune teller, the film employs a narrative structure akin to classical Chinese novels. It provides a comprehensive portrayal of the lives of marginalized individuals in China, including prostitutes, gamblers, beggars, and the disabled. The director Xu Tong captures the raw essence of vegrants in China and their courageous struggle for survival.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Red Lecture Theatre

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music, folk, Live Music

Grace Petrie

We have had a high number of access requests for this event. To ensure that we can keep the event and attendees safe, if you are booking for this gig and have an access requirement, we would ask that you contact our Box Office at boxoffice@summerhall.co.uk / 0131 560 1580 before making your booking. While we always do our best to accommodate access requirements, due to the popularity of this event, we will be unable to take on the day access requests for this show. If you have already booked tickets for this gig and have any requirements, questions or concerns about accessibility, please do not hesitate to get in touch. It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals and venues across Europe, Australia and Canada, mesmerising audiences with the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.  Now the songwriter is back - stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before - on tour and with a new album SOMETHING BETTER, produced by Frank Turner.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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folk, rock, Live Music, pop

Hejira: Celebrating Joni Mitchell

Celebrating Joni Mitchell: the 7-piece band Hejira performs the greatest works of the genius singer-songwriter. Fronted by the outstanding vocalist/guitarist Hattie Whitehead, this band fully captures the poetry, passion and beauty of Mitchell’s masterpieces.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Holy Other

In 2021 Holy Other returned with Lieve, his first new work to be released in nine years, and the start of a new chapter. Emerging from an extended stay at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral, Lieve was recorded throughout 2020 in the North West of England. Much like his past work, Holy Other leaves the listener to draw their own semantic conclusions from the record. Lieve breaks almost a decade of silence, finding the language to articulate painful feelings, exhaling and moving forward.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Ibibio Sound Machine

Pull the Rope, the new record by Ibibio Sound Machine, casts the Eno Williams and Max Grunhard-led outfit in a new light. The hope, joy, and sexiness of their music remains, but, further honing the edge of their acclaimed 2022 album Electricity, the connection they aim to foster has shifted venues, from the sunny buoyancy of a sunlit festival to a sweat-soaked, all-night dance club. The atmosphere has changed, but you’re still having the time of your life.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Jalen Ngonda

Born in Maryland, USA, Jalen Ngonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician. It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records. Since moving to Liverpool in 2014 Jalen has been playing gigs across the UK and beyond. Two years later Jalen is selling out headline shows in London and Geneva, is breaking into the Viral Charts with his debut single and is supporting touring act such as Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves and Lauryn Hill at the Montreal Jazz Festival. With his tender soulful voice and bluesy arrangements, Jalen will leave you no choice but to be drawn into his world.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Jolie Holland

Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. This is her burden and her gift, to know all of these American songs of the last ten decades in her head and her heart, and to have to wrestle with their legacy. She dives straight to the pathos of a song the way the very greatest singers, singers like Mavis Staples, or Al Green, or Skip James, or Tom Waits do. Upon first encounter her songs seem challenging, perhaps unsettling at times, but as so many poets and rockers have shown us (from Dante Alighieri to William Blake to Sylvia Plath to Patti Smith to Nick Cave to Mark E. Smith) that’s where the beauty lies. As evident on her first recordings, Holland apparently has no fear of the truth, and there is no emotional core that she cannot reach in song. In fact she thrives on the red hot center of a musical composition, in all its strange and brutal detail.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Dan Willson is Scotland's acclaimed singer songwriter Withered Hand. He has released three albums and a number of EPs over the last 15 years and has toured internationally, amassing a devoted following while staying close to his DIY roots in the underground music scene. Kathryn Williams is a Mercury Music prize-nominated English singer songwriter who has released 16 albums. She had collaborated with poet Dame Carol Ann Duffy, author Laura Barnett and written songs with Paul Weller, Neill Maccoll and Michele and Romeo Stodart, to name just a few. She has written a novel The Ormering Tide, hosts her own podcast Before the Light Goes Out and tutors at the Arvon and Moniack Mhor Foundations.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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music, Club Night, Party

Lab Sessions presents Nick Dow & HC Kurtz

An evening of adventurous electronic music, this collective forged in the clubs of Berlin bring you into a world where Ethereal drones and pulsating beats combine to create a sonic landscape, blurring the lines between club, electronic and experimental music. Nick Dow (live), Hc Kurtz (live), Brian Hutchison (dj)

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley’s art and music, born out of struggle, hardship (but perhaps more importantly), out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, music and filmmaking. His music and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph and evolve with every event, concert and recording. Holley has released five critically-acclaimed albums: Just Before Music, 2012; Keeping a Record of It, 2013; MITH, 2018; National Freedom, 2020; Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection (with Matthew E. White), 2021. His sixth album, Oh Me Oh My, produced by Jacknife Lee, which includes collaborations with Bon Iver, Michael Stipe (REM), Moor Mother, Sharon Van Etten and Rokia Koné, was released on March 10, 2023, on Jagjaguwar.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, rock, Live Music

Meteor Airlines

For the first time, Meteor Airlines is set to bring their unique sound to Scotland. This event is an exciting opportunity for Scotland’s audiences to experience the rich, culturally infused rock music of Meteor Airlines, a band that not only entertains but also educates and connects listeners to the Moroccan Amazigh culture

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Microsteria

Welcome to MICROSTERIA where the micro is made massive. Join us on Friday 22nd March as Maranta host the 6th edition of this illusory spectacle in the Summerhall Dissection Room. A night of electronically-mutated music and visuals, costume and performance bound to dilate pupils and minds. A sensory-synthesising night of improvisation and collaboration across art forms. Come celebrate with us as this amoebaby turns 1 year old!

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Ozric Tentacles + GONG

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture. The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with new tours for 2023 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land. From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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theatre

Pain and I

Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Featuring choreography, dance, autobiographical text and classical music composition by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks: ‘what can pain teach us?’ in this honest and compelling work.

Location Summerhall

subvenue TechCube 0

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Pain and I (Audio)

What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain? Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. In this 30 minute audio experience for headphones, Hopfinger’s poetic and honest autobiographical text is layered over a sensitive and spacious musical score by Alicia Jane Turner; inviting the listener to be with their body and settle into the richness of listening to pain, wherever they are.

Location Summerhall Online

subvenue Summerhall Online

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Live Music

R.A.P. FERREIRA + AJ SUEDE + G’s US

R.A.P. Ferreira fka milo aka scallops hotel is an MC, producer and theorist working in the Black arts tradition commonly categorised as rap. Having founded the label ruby yacht in 2015 and since releasing all of his music through this channel, Ferreira has earned a sizable following within independent hip hop by rigorous, constant touring and an elevated, explorational style of performance. He is known for an uncompromised, utopic flow that speaks directly to the root of the listener.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Rebecca Vasmant Live Ensemble

Rebecca Vasmant’s eight-piece Ensemble formed following the sell-out album With Love, From Glasgow, comprising of world-class Scottish musicians including Harry Weir on sax (corto.alto, AKU!, Graham Costello’s STRATA), Graham Costello on drums (corto.alto, AKU!, Graham Costello’s STRATA), as well as Amanda Whiting on harp (Jazzman Records/Gondwana). Through the ethereal, floating textures, the music tells a love story to Scotland, and the wonderful talents happening in this beautiful country.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Roseanne Reid

Roseanne Reid visits Edinburgh Summerhall on Thursday 4 April 2024, with special guest Tom Webber. 2023 has seen Roseanne release the wonderful sophomore album LAWSIDE, which has been nominated for UK album of the year at the UK Americana Music Awards, alongside Ward Thomas and Far From Saints.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Sam Lee

March 2024 sees the release of Sam Lee’s fourth studio album, ‘Songdreaming’, the follow up to 2020’s ‘Old Wow’, an album variously described as ‘A dazzling fusion of nature and song’ (The Observer) and a ‘sublime album that demands to be heard in the 21st century’ (The Daily Telegraph) amidst a host of critical acclaim. ‘Songdreaming’ represents the latest stage in the development of Sam Lee’s music, from its roots in traditional folk song to a new way of imagining and performing these old songs, making them relevant for a modern audience.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

Summerhall Makers Market

Following on from the success of our Big Christmas Weekend, Summerhall will be hosting quarterly Makers Markets to showcase fantastic makers – from Edinburgh and beyond – beginning this Spring. Featuring a rotating medley of stall holders past and present, you’ll be guaranteed to find artisanal, handmade and high quality goods – and with free entry to the market, you’ll have a brand new offering each time to peruse at your leisure! Free non-ticketed event.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Summerhall

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Botanical Dyeing on a Budget, A talk by Sarah Clarkson of Woolly Originals

Sarah will present a 60-minute talk with a Q&A session, covering all that you need to know to start plant dyeing small amounts of yarn in your kitchen on a limited budget. A workbook will be available to purchase as part of the talk for you to take away and use as your own dyeing diary.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Creating a New Interpretation of Traditional Techniques in Handknitting: from cabled Fair Isle to Knitweave, Intarsia and Gansey

A talk by Di Gilpin and Sheila Greenwell. Di and Sheila will explore the design process using 4 examples of reinventing knit in new ways through a slide show and samples. They will discuss the journey from inspiration, through colour, shape, form and stitch.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Finding My Identity Through the Art of Knitting, A talk by Sylvia Watts Cherry

Knitting can be a way of preserving cultural records and passing them down through generations. In this presentation, Sylvia shares her creative journey and how she communicates her sense of identity through hand knitting and embraces the art of storytelling through her designs.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Shetland Lace Haps, A talk by Elizabeth Williamson

Elizabeth will talk about Shetland lace knitting and the Shetland Hap. In Shetland dialect a hap is a shawl, these have been knitted for centuries in the islands. They are used for everyday wear, weddings and also christenings. She will be showing examples of her own and her mother’s lace knitting and haps. Q&A to follow.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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The Band That Fell to Earth - Bowie Tribute Band

Edinburgh-based David Bowie tribute band, paying homage to his songwriting brilliance, spanning six decades of musical invention and originality.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, Live Music

The Longest Johns

Having met and bonded over sea shanties across a kitchen table in their native Bristol a decade ago, The Longest Johns – Jonathan ‘JD’ Darley, Andy Yates and Robbie Sattin – have sailed the seven seas in the name of the "rock ‘n’ roll of 1752" to grace the stages of international folk festivals, tour the UK, Europe and North America, and appear on TV

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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craft, Festival

The Woolly Good Gathering - Marketplace

The Woolly Good Gathering includes a Marketplace in the large, light-filled rooms of Summerhall, with plenty of space for visitors to mingle, chat to vendors and squish yarn and fibre.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Summerhall

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Festival, craft, Party

The Woolly Good Gathering - Social

Join us for the craft night of your dreams! Enjoy laid-back live music, including a performance from theatre maker, musician and yarn dyer, Charmaine Wombwell of Yarn Tings, and get ready for an unforgettable bingo game! With plenty of food choices and a fully stocked bar, secure your spot now as tickets are very limited. This event has now sold out.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Wojtek the Bear and BMX Bandits

Wojtek the Bear’s new album Shaking Hands with the NME was recorded in 2023 under the gaze of legendary producer Stephen Street. They will celebrate its launch by sharing their stage with Scottish legends BMX Bandits.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: An Introduction to Shetland Lace: Rosebud pattern

In this workshop, tutor Elizabeth Williamson will take you through the basic stitches and techniques of Shetland lace knitting. At the end of the session, you will have a swatch of the Rosebud pattern on a garter base. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Bundle-dyeing Sock Blanks with Natural Dyes

Explore natural dyes while creating a speckled sock blank that you can use to make identical socks (or more)! Using local and seasonal flowers, leaves, roots and plant extracts, we’ll begin exploring the key aspects of working with natural dyes: fibre preparation, sourcing dyestuffs, setting dyes, safe dyeing practice and other tips and tricks and explore some of the many dyeplants found in our local landscapes. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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craft, workshop

Workshop: Dorset Button Bouquet Brooch

Join Tania of TJFrog to learn how to make a beautiful Dorset Button bouquet brooch using traditional Dorset Button techniques and French knots. The finished brooch, which uses a hollow brass ring and TJFrog Shorelines & Strata double knit Dorset wool, is approximately 4.5cm in diameter. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Highland Coo Cushion Cover Intarsia Knitting Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore intarsia knitting and learn tips for keeping your yarns organised, maintaining your tension, calculating yarn needs and more. You will get a free pattern to practise your skills to make your own Aggie cushion cover.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: How to design and plan your own traditional granny square sweater

We'll cover sizing, layout, construction, yardage, neck lines, cuffs, hems & using partial motifs and short rows to help with shaping. Using the student's own swatch and body measurements, we'll work through a series of worksheets to plan out their custom design

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Dyeing with Acid Dyes

Dyeing yarn is fast becoming a very popular hobby so Lisa has decided to share the tips and tricks she has learned from over a decade with you. This workshop will teach the basics of yarn dyeing , You will be supplied with all the materials you need to create a stunning skein of yarn (100g) plus 5 mini skeins which you will be able to take home and turn into a true one of a kind masterpiece! This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

This is a project-based class providing an introduction to Fair Isle knitting using dpns. You will produce a small sample in the round which can be made into a cover for a small lavender bag while learning how to knit with yarn in both hands, read charts and other general techniques.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet is a great technique that combines some elements of both knitting and crochet yet can end up looking completely different! Add a craft to your repertoire and enjoy the fabric you create with your new skills! This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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craft, workshop

Workshop: Joining Crochet Motifs for Blankets and Clothes

From join-as-you-go, to more decorative crochet borders, discover beautiful and effective ways to join your crochet motifs. During the workshop, we're aiming to try 3 different techniques and students will be given worksheets with 2 additional joins to try at home.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Print the Knitting - Creating a Cyanotype Print from the Tools of our Trade

Cyanotype is a very old photography technique which needs only UV light and some small objects to create a stunning image. In this workshop Jeni will give you a brief history of the technique, showing examples of their own as inspiration. We will then use familiar objects from the world of fibre to make A4 cyanotype prints that can be taken home as a souvenir of the festival.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Punch Needle Workshop with The Modern Crafter

The Modern Crafter is sisters Rachel & Siobhan who hand design punch needle and embroidery kits. Punch Needle is like drawing with wool, it's also mindful and joyful! With the punch needle tool and a stash of yarn you can achieve lots of fun projects from wall art to interior items such as cushions. During the workshop you will be guided through the punch needle tools, fabric, frames and the punch needle technique as as well as receiving support to make a punch needle hoop wall art. All tools and materials are included which includes The Modern Crafter's own brand of 100% British Wool. No previous experience necessary.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Toe Up Sock Knitting

Learn to knit beautiful socks from the toe up with Samira Hill! In this workshop, participants will learn all the techniques required to knit a beautiful pair of socks, using either double pointed needles or the Magic Loop technique, as well as the advantages of using the toe-up method.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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YUNGMORPHEUS

LA-based, by way of Florida rapper YUNGMORPHEUS announces his forthcoming new solo album. Picking up right where he left off with his prolific run of projects in 2022, his new album From Whence It Came was released April 28 via Lex Records

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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432 Presents... Say She She

SAY SHE SHE are the Brooklyn based female-led 7 piece. Named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers’ Chic! the Discodelic band will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up tempo grooves.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Amateur Cult // Dragged Up

Based along the Firth of Forth coast, post punk and electronica artist Amateur Cult brings his full band to Summerhall for the synth rock meets art punk single launch of ‘Eyes’. Support comes from Glasgow’s best psych, proto punk and garage export, Dragged Up, and artist and musician, samwooddoowmas.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Hip Hop, Live Music

BEANS

The founding member of legendary left-field rap act Antipop Consortium Beans has performed on the same stage as acts as diverse as Radiohead, Public Enemy, The Rapture, Missy Elliott, Tortoise… Beans has released two LPs and one EP on Antipop Consortium’s former label Warp Records since launching his solo career in 2003.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Fans of Leftwich's earlier work will associate him with a rich but pared-back acoustic singer-songwriter sound. Hits such as Atlas Hands and Shine - both from his Top 40 debut Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm - were infused with a charming wistfulness. Artistic transformation is often associated with a blast of fanfare - the dramatic unveiling of a new look, or lofty announcement of the revelation that prompted such a change. In the case of Leftwich, reinvention transpires with significantly more subtlety on his latest album, Some Things Break. "It feels like a new voice, in a way" the York-born artist says. "I guess a more human and perhaps a more surrendered voice. Learning to hold on to certain things and let go of other with as much grace as possible... I feel like I'm hiding less on this record. Ultimately I think it's a record about a kind of slow acceptance that some things break, and for me, sometimes that's necessary for healing". With support from Talia Rae.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Broken Chanter - Album Launch

From the propulsive immediacy of the bass and drums’ taut groove, it’s clear something has changed in Broken Chanter's world. Thudding, powerful odes to the strength of collectivity and togetherness, David MacGregor’s Broken Chanter bristle with energy and empathy on their incendiary third album Chorus of Doubt. Recorded (and produced) by Paul Savage over 2023’s spring and summer months in Chemikal Underground’s in-house studio Chem 19, Chorus of Doubt is fuelled by a burning desire to resist an encroaching, global tide of misery, informed by a wide-eyed sense of solidarity and the searing truth that a universal humanity is the only path out of darkness. Featuring frequent collaborators Charlotte Printer, Bart Owl and Martin Johnston, Broken Chanter’s world is populated by hope and vitriol rendered in ecstatic rock music, terse agit-Funk and soaring choruses. The most immediate Broken Chanter record to date, Chorus of Doubt is David MacGregor’s open love letter to never giving up, a personal road map out of collective lethargy. Releases April 5, 2024.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Broken Records

Since forming in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006 Broken Records have established themselves as one of Britain’s best live bands. They've toured the UK, Europe, and US extensively, supporting the likes of The National, and playing all major UK and international music festivals, including the main stages of Latitude and Green Man, Glastonbury, and Reading and Leeds. They've received critical acclaim from the UK’s top music press – The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo, NME, The Scotsman, Clash etc – and recorded radio sessions for BBC6 Music's Mark Riley and Shaun Keaveny, Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway show and The Quay Sessions, and a Maida Vale session for Zane Lowe.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, folk, Live Music

Brìghde Chaimbeul

Scottish smallpipes player Brìghde Chaimbeul (pronounched Breetch-er Hime-bowl) is a leading purveyor of experimental Celtic music. A native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, Brìghde's style is rooted in her language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of global piping traditions, such as from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Burd Ellen

Burd Ellen is a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere. They are twice featured in The Guardian’s Folk Albums of the Year, 2020 and 2022. A Tarot Of The Green Wood is their third studio album, released Oct 2022. Debbie Armour says “I’m a long time collector and lover of tarot, and I’ve recently become drawn to the idea of finding parallels between interpretation of traditional song and the art of divination. Gayle and I have brought together a new collection of songs that reflect the ideas, archetypes and imagery of the Major Arcana.” Developed on residency at Sage Gateshead, the album also features guest appearances from Mercury Prize nominee Ian Lynch (One Leg One Eye, Lankum) and Newcastle-based composer Mark Wardlaw (Kenosist, The Old Police House). With support from Rylan Gleave.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Ceilidh Club

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the best regular ceilidhs with fantastic live bands. The bands all have a caller to teach the dances, so everyone is welcome - from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Main Hall

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Colouring

Nottingham-based songwriter and producer Jack Kenworthy's life was upended in February 2021, months before the release of his debut album Wake, when his brother-in-law Greg Baker was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. What followed was the most “unbelievable” year of a family’s togetherness when life seemed set on fracturing the life of a young man. Kenworthy, knowing in particular that he needed to be a pillar of support to his partner Helen, whom he’s since married, found that the family’s journey together in the face of adversity was both brutal and beautiful. Colouring has been a solo project since Wake, an album influenced by The Blue Nile alongside the 00s post-Britpop greats (early Coldplay, Elbow) but taking electronic and rhythmic cues from Radiohead and James Blake. Originally formed of four friends while he was studying at Goldsmiths, the band came to a natural end in 2019. Thanks to a confidence boost in early 2020 when Kenworthy’s longtime collaborator Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks) laughed off the idea of him folding the project, Kenworthy did what he usually does: write compulsively as a means of nourishment and escape.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, Live Music

Constant Follower

Constant Follower is the band formed around songwriter Stephen McAll. His debut album for legendary New York indie label Shimmy Disc was nominated for the 2022 Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) and found its way onto the top of multiple ‘Best Albums of 2021’ lists, leading to a string of notable performances including Austin’s SXSW 2022 and SXSW 2023, and a spellbinding set from the crown of Scotland’s National Wallace Monument.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Edinburgh Psych Fest 2024

Edinburgh Psych Fest, the sister festival to the UK’s leading Psychedelic music and arts festival Manchester Psych Fest, returns to Scotland’s capital on Sunday 1st September after the sell-out success of its inaugural year. The psychedelic and psychedelic-influenced festival’s second instalment will bring doom-psych-metal outfit Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, neo-psych-rockers Temples, Irish shoegazers NewDad, retro-indie-psych-pop three piece Juniore and psychedelic rock-and-rollers The Bug Club to Edinburgh this September. Indie-pop quintet Divorce, DIY trio HotWax, hazy-indie-infused folk singer-songwriter Molly Payton, dream-like alt-country singer and Lana Del Ray collaborator Holly Macve, synth-psych-punkers Crush Of Souls and Edinburgh’s psych-rock-shoegaze outfit Puppy Teeth complete the first wave announcement. Wristband Collection via Summerhall’s Box Office in Summerhall Courtyard. NB: LINE-UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE. VENUE CAPACITIES ARE BASED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SO PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR SPECIFIC ACTS. THE EVENT HAPPENS ACROSS VARIOUS VENUES: EACH VENUE HAS THEIR OWN T&C’S – PLEASE REFER TO THEIR WEBSITES FOR DETAILED INFORMATION. Early Bird tickets are now sold out.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room & Main Hall

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Edinburgh Rocks

Edinburgh Rocks concert promises to provide fantastic range of performances by young talented musicians. Our Instrumental Music Service’s Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble (known as ESRE) will be performing songs from the Britpop giants Blur & Pulp as well as pieces from David Bowie, Alice Merton and Talk Talk. The concert will also feature a number of rock groups from various secondary schools across Edinburgh including Craigmount HS, Leith Academy, Boroughmuir HS, James Gillespie’s HS. An event not to be missed!

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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film

Fortune Teller (PG)

Focused on a fortune teller, the film employs a narrative structure akin to classical Chinese novels. It provides a comprehensive portrayal of the lives of marginalized individuals in China, including prostitutes, gamblers, beggars, and the disabled. The director Xu Tong captures the raw essence of vegrants in China and their courageous struggle for survival.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Red Lecture Theatre

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music, folk, Live Music

Grace Petrie

We have had a high number of access requests for this event. To ensure that we can keep the event and attendees safe, if you are booking for this gig and have an access requirement, we would ask that you contact our Box Office at boxoffice@summerhall.co.uk / 0131 560 1580 before making your booking. While we always do our best to accommodate access requirements, due to the popularity of this event, we will be unable to take on the day access requests for this show. If you have already booked tickets for this gig and have any requirements, questions or concerns about accessibility, please do not hesitate to get in touch. It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals and venues across Europe, Australia and Canada, mesmerising audiences with the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.  Now the songwriter is back - stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before - on tour and with a new album SOMETHING BETTER, produced by Frank Turner.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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folk, rock, Live Music, pop

Hejira: Celebrating Joni Mitchell

Celebrating Joni Mitchell: the 7-piece band Hejira performs the greatest works of the genius singer-songwriter. Fronted by the outstanding vocalist/guitarist Hattie Whitehead, this band fully captures the poetry, passion and beauty of Mitchell’s masterpieces.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Holy Other

In 2021 Holy Other returned with Lieve, his first new work to be released in nine years, and the start of a new chapter. Emerging from an extended stay at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral, Lieve was recorded throughout 2020 in the North West of England. Much like his past work, Holy Other leaves the listener to draw their own semantic conclusions from the record. Lieve breaks almost a decade of silence, finding the language to articulate painful feelings, exhaling and moving forward.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Ibibio Sound Machine

Pull the Rope, the new record by Ibibio Sound Machine, casts the Eno Williams and Max Grunhard-led outfit in a new light. The hope, joy, and sexiness of their music remains, but, further honing the edge of their acclaimed 2022 album Electricity, the connection they aim to foster has shifted venues, from the sunny buoyancy of a sunlit festival to a sweat-soaked, all-night dance club. The atmosphere has changed, but you’re still having the time of your life.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Jalen Ngonda

Born in Maryland, USA, Jalen Ngonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician. It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records. Since moving to Liverpool in 2014 Jalen has been playing gigs across the UK and beyond. Two years later Jalen is selling out headline shows in London and Geneva, is breaking into the Viral Charts with his debut single and is supporting touring act such as Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves and Lauryn Hill at the Montreal Jazz Festival. With his tender soulful voice and bluesy arrangements, Jalen will leave you no choice but to be drawn into his world.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Jolie Holland

Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. This is her burden and her gift, to know all of these American songs of the last ten decades in her head and her heart, and to have to wrestle with their legacy. She dives straight to the pathos of a song the way the very greatest singers, singers like Mavis Staples, or Al Green, or Skip James, or Tom Waits do. Upon first encounter her songs seem challenging, perhaps unsettling at times, but as so many poets and rockers have shown us (from Dante Alighieri to William Blake to Sylvia Plath to Patti Smith to Nick Cave to Mark E. Smith) that’s where the beauty lies. As evident on her first recordings, Holland apparently has no fear of the truth, and there is no emotional core that she cannot reach in song. In fact she thrives on the red hot center of a musical composition, in all its strange and brutal detail.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Dan Willson is Scotland's acclaimed singer songwriter Withered Hand. He has released three albums and a number of EPs over the last 15 years and has toured internationally, amassing a devoted following while staying close to his DIY roots in the underground music scene. Kathryn Williams is a Mercury Music prize-nominated English singer songwriter who has released 16 albums. She had collaborated with poet Dame Carol Ann Duffy, author Laura Barnett and written songs with Paul Weller, Neill Maccoll and Michele and Romeo Stodart, to name just a few. She has written a novel The Ormering Tide, hosts her own podcast Before the Light Goes Out and tutors at the Arvon and Moniack Mhor Foundations.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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music, Club Night, Party

Lab Sessions presents Nick Dow & HC Kurtz

An evening of adventurous electronic music, this collective forged in the clubs of Berlin bring you into a world where Ethereal drones and pulsating beats combine to create a sonic landscape, blurring the lines between club, electronic and experimental music. Nick Dow (live), Hc Kurtz (live), Brian Hutchison (dj)

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley’s art and music, born out of struggle, hardship (but perhaps more importantly), out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, music and filmmaking. His music and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph and evolve with every event, concert and recording. Holley has released five critically-acclaimed albums: Just Before Music, 2012; Keeping a Record of It, 2013; MITH, 2018; National Freedom, 2020; Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection (with Matthew E. White), 2021. His sixth album, Oh Me Oh My, produced by Jacknife Lee, which includes collaborations with Bon Iver, Michael Stipe (REM), Moor Mother, Sharon Van Etten and Rokia Koné, was released on March 10, 2023, on Jagjaguwar.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, rock, Live Music

Meteor Airlines

For the first time, Meteor Airlines is set to bring their unique sound to Scotland. This event is an exciting opportunity for Scotland’s audiences to experience the rich, culturally infused rock music of Meteor Airlines, a band that not only entertains but also educates and connects listeners to the Moroccan Amazigh culture

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Microsteria

Welcome to MICROSTERIA where the micro is made massive. Join us on Friday 22nd March as Maranta host the 6th edition of this illusory spectacle in the Summerhall Dissection Room. A night of electronically-mutated music and visuals, costume and performance bound to dilate pupils and minds. A sensory-synthesising night of improvisation and collaboration across art forms. Come celebrate with us as this amoebaby turns 1 year old!

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Ozric Tentacles + GONG

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture. The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with new tours for 2023 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land. From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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theatre

Pain and I

Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Featuring choreography, dance, autobiographical text and classical music composition by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks: ‘what can pain teach us?’ in this honest and compelling work.

Location Summerhall

subvenue TechCube 0

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Pain and I (Audio)

What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain? Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. In this 30 minute audio experience for headphones, Hopfinger’s poetic and honest autobiographical text is layered over a sensitive and spacious musical score by Alicia Jane Turner; inviting the listener to be with their body and settle into the richness of listening to pain, wherever they are.

Location Summerhall Online

subvenue Summerhall Online

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Live Music

R.A.P. FERREIRA + AJ SUEDE + G’s US

R.A.P. Ferreira fka milo aka scallops hotel is an MC, producer and theorist working in the Black arts tradition commonly categorised as rap. Having founded the label ruby yacht in 2015 and since releasing all of his music through this channel, Ferreira has earned a sizable following within independent hip hop by rigorous, constant touring and an elevated, explorational style of performance. He is known for an uncompromised, utopic flow that speaks directly to the root of the listener.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Rebecca Vasmant Live Ensemble

Rebecca Vasmant’s eight-piece Ensemble formed following the sell-out album With Love, From Glasgow, comprising of world-class Scottish musicians including Harry Weir on sax (corto.alto, AKU!, Graham Costello’s STRATA), Graham Costello on drums (corto.alto, AKU!, Graham Costello’s STRATA), as well as Amanda Whiting on harp (Jazzman Records/Gondwana). Through the ethereal, floating textures, the music tells a love story to Scotland, and the wonderful talents happening in this beautiful country.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Roseanne Reid

Roseanne Reid visits Edinburgh Summerhall on Thursday 4 April 2024, with special guest Tom Webber. 2023 has seen Roseanne release the wonderful sophomore album LAWSIDE, which has been nominated for UK album of the year at the UK Americana Music Awards, alongside Ward Thomas and Far From Saints.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Sam Lee

March 2024 sees the release of Sam Lee’s fourth studio album, ‘Songdreaming’, the follow up to 2020’s ‘Old Wow’, an album variously described as ‘A dazzling fusion of nature and song’ (The Observer) and a ‘sublime album that demands to be heard in the 21st century’ (The Daily Telegraph) amidst a host of critical acclaim. ‘Songdreaming’ represents the latest stage in the development of Sam Lee’s music, from its roots in traditional folk song to a new way of imagining and performing these old songs, making them relevant for a modern audience.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

Summerhall Makers Market

Following on from the success of our Big Christmas Weekend, Summerhall will be hosting quarterly Makers Markets to showcase fantastic makers – from Edinburgh and beyond – beginning this Spring. Featuring a rotating medley of stall holders past and present, you’ll be guaranteed to find artisanal, handmade and high quality goods – and with free entry to the market, you’ll have a brand new offering each time to peruse at your leisure! Free non-ticketed event.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Summerhall

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Botanical Dyeing on a Budget, A talk by Sarah Clarkson of Woolly Originals

Sarah will present a 60-minute talk with a Q&A session, covering all that you need to know to start plant dyeing small amounts of yarn in your kitchen on a limited budget. A workbook will be available to purchase as part of the talk for you to take away and use as your own dyeing diary.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Creating a New Interpretation of Traditional Techniques in Handknitting: from cabled Fair Isle to Knitweave, Intarsia and Gansey

A talk by Di Gilpin and Sheila Greenwell. Di and Sheila will explore the design process using 4 examples of reinventing knit in new ways through a slide show and samples. They will discuss the journey from inspiration, through colour, shape, form and stitch.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Finding My Identity Through the Art of Knitting, A talk by Sylvia Watts Cherry

Knitting can be a way of preserving cultural records and passing them down through generations. In this presentation, Sylvia shares her creative journey and how she communicates her sense of identity through hand knitting and embraces the art of storytelling through her designs.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Festival, craft, talk

Talk: Shetland Lace Haps, A talk by Elizabeth Williamson

Elizabeth will talk about Shetland lace knitting and the Shetland Hap. In Shetland dialect a hap is a shawl, these have been knitted for centuries in the islands. They are used for everyday wear, weddings and also christenings. She will be showing examples of her own and her mother’s lace knitting and haps. Q&A to follow.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Location Test venue

subvenue Manager Test Venue

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The Band That Fell to Earth - Bowie Tribute Band

Edinburgh-based David Bowie tribute band, paying homage to his songwriting brilliance, spanning six decades of musical invention and originality.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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music, Live Music

The Longest Johns

Having met and bonded over sea shanties across a kitchen table in their native Bristol a decade ago, The Longest Johns – Jonathan ‘JD’ Darley, Andy Yates and Robbie Sattin – have sailed the seven seas in the name of the "rock ‘n’ roll of 1752" to grace the stages of international folk festivals, tour the UK, Europe and North America, and appear on TV

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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craft, Festival

The Woolly Good Gathering - Marketplace

The Woolly Good Gathering includes a Marketplace in the large, light-filled rooms of Summerhall, with plenty of space for visitors to mingle, chat to vendors and squish yarn and fibre.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Summerhall

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Festival, craft, Party

The Woolly Good Gathering - Social

Join us for the craft night of your dreams! Enjoy laid-back live music, including a performance from theatre maker, musician and yarn dyer, Charmaine Wombwell of Yarn Tings, and get ready for an unforgettable bingo game! With plenty of food choices and a fully stocked bar, secure your spot now as tickets are very limited. This event has now sold out.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Dissection Room

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Wojtek the Bear and BMX Bandits

Wojtek the Bear’s new album Shaking Hands with the NME was recorded in 2023 under the gaze of legendary producer Stephen Street. They will celebrate its launch by sharing their stage with Scottish legends BMX Bandits.

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: An Introduction to Shetland Lace: Rosebud pattern

In this workshop, tutor Elizabeth Williamson will take you through the basic stitches and techniques of Shetland lace knitting. At the end of the session, you will have a swatch of the Rosebud pattern on a garter base. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Bundle-dyeing Sock Blanks with Natural Dyes

Explore natural dyes while creating a speckled sock blank that you can use to make identical socks (or more)! Using local and seasonal flowers, leaves, roots and plant extracts, we’ll begin exploring the key aspects of working with natural dyes: fibre preparation, sourcing dyestuffs, setting dyes, safe dyeing practice and other tips and tricks and explore some of the many dyeplants found in our local landscapes. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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craft, workshop

Workshop: Dorset Button Bouquet Brooch

Join Tania of TJFrog to learn how to make a beautiful Dorset Button bouquet brooch using traditional Dorset Button techniques and French knots. The finished brooch, which uses a hollow brass ring and TJFrog Shorelines & Strata double knit Dorset wool, is approximately 4.5cm in diameter. This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Highland Coo Cushion Cover Intarsia Knitting Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore intarsia knitting and learn tips for keeping your yarns organised, maintaining your tension, calculating yarn needs and more. You will get a free pattern to practise your skills to make your own Aggie cushion cover.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: How to design and plan your own traditional granny square sweater

We'll cover sizing, layout, construction, yardage, neck lines, cuffs, hems & using partial motifs and short rows to help with shaping. Using the student's own swatch and body measurements, we'll work through a series of worksheets to plan out their custom design

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Dyeing with Acid Dyes

Dyeing yarn is fast becoming a very popular hobby so Lisa has decided to share the tips and tricks she has learned from over a decade with you. This workshop will teach the basics of yarn dyeing , You will be supplied with all the materials you need to create a stunning skein of yarn (100g) plus 5 mini skeins which you will be able to take home and turn into a true one of a kind masterpiece! This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

This is a project-based class providing an introduction to Fair Isle knitting using dpns. You will produce a small sample in the round which can be made into a cover for a small lavender bag while learning how to knit with yarn in both hands, read charts and other general techniques.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Introduction to Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet is a great technique that combines some elements of both knitting and crochet yet can end up looking completely different! Add a craft to your repertoire and enjoy the fabric you create with your new skills! This event has now sold out

Location Summerhall

subvenue Courtyard Gallery

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craft, workshop

Workshop: Joining Crochet Motifs for Blankets and Clothes

From join-as-you-go, to more decorative crochet borders, discover beautiful and effective ways to join your crochet motifs. During the workshop, we're aiming to try 3 different techniques and students will be given worksheets with 2 additional joins to try at home.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Print the Knitting - Creating a Cyanotype Print from the Tools of our Trade

Cyanotype is a very old photography technique which needs only UV light and some small objects to create a stunning image. In this workshop Jeni will give you a brief history of the technique, showing examples of their own as inspiration. We will then use familiar objects from the world of fibre to make A4 cyanotype prints that can be taken home as a souvenir of the festival.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Punch Needle Workshop with The Modern Crafter

The Modern Crafter is sisters Rachel & Siobhan who hand design punch needle and embroidery kits. Punch Needle is like drawing with wool, it's also mindful and joyful! With the punch needle tool and a stash of yarn you can achieve lots of fun projects from wall art to interior items such as cushions. During the workshop you will be guided through the punch needle tools, fabric, frames and the punch needle technique as as well as receiving support to make a punch needle hoop wall art. All tools and materials are included which includes The Modern Crafter's own brand of 100% British Wool. No previous experience necessary.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Histology Lab

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Festival, craft, workshop

Workshop: Toe Up Sock Knitting

Learn to knit beautiful socks from the toe up with Samira Hill! In this workshop, participants will learn all the techniques required to knit a beautiful pair of socks, using either double pointed needles or the Magic Loop technique, as well as the advantages of using the toe-up method.

Location Summerhall

subvenue Deans Office

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YUNGMORPHEUS

LA-based, by way of Florida rapper YUNGMORPHEUS announces his forthcoming new solo album. Picking up right where he left off with his prolific run of projects in 2022, his new album From Whence It Came was released April 28 via Lex Records

Location Summerhall

subvenue The Old Lab

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