Fringe-In-A-Day
Aug
3
2:30 pm14:30

Fringe-In-A-Day

The Scottish Arts Club's eighth Fringe-In-A-Day preview of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's biggest annual celebration of comedy, drama, song, music, dance and fun, will be held at the Club on Thursday, August 3rd from 2:30 to 11 pm. Over 20 acts will provide a taster and set the mood for the Fringe itself, which officially opens the following day.  

Performances will  take place in the Dining Room, the Club Room and the top floor Studio.

A £10-per-person admission charge at the Club entrance will be valid for the whole day. Lunch will be served as usual in the dining room before it is converted into a theatre, while bar, snacks and sandwiches will be available through the day. 

Come and enjoy a day, and evening, to remember.

Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Band
Aug
5
5:00 pm17:00

Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Band

(Donations only)

Fèis Fhoirt will head out on tour this July and August, performing concerts across the Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond areas. The group comprises six incredible young musicians and offers them the opportunity to gain experience of touring and enhance their performance skills. The Scottish Arts Club is delighted to welcome them to the Club for this performance. The musicians are:

•Cameron Sharp, Plockton - Pipes and Whistle

•Euan McLaughlin, Edinburgh - Fiddle and Guitar

•Nadia French, Stirling - Clarsach

•Rhona Stevens, Dunblane -Guitar and Vocals

•Steven Stark, Auchtermuchty - Accordion and Drums

•Selina Ross, Kippen -Fiddle and Piano

The Shaken and the Stirred
Aug
10
11:00 am11:00

The Shaken and the Stirred

Exploring acts of opposition and disobedience – the essential needs of poetry in a cracked and porous world – this event brings together five Canadian poets, including Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate. A key part of the country’s multicultural mosaic, these poems of beauty and knowledge honour Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Cat Loud
Aug
10
Aug 11

Cat Loud

Following the trail blazed by the likes of Camille O’Sullivan, Bette Midler and Lady Rizo, Cat puts her soulful and humorous stamp on an unlikely collection of contemporary and classic songs, straddling the genres of blues, folk, jazz and pop from her favourite wayward artists.

“she is a spellbinder”

★★★★★ 
Broadway Baby, Cat Loud’s Big Night In

10th & 11th August, 5-6pm, Club Room

Elena Fischer-Dieskau Piano Recital
Aug
11
7:30 pm19:30

Elena Fischer-Dieskau Piano Recital

Following her incredible sell-out performance at the Club last February, Elena returns to ClubFest for one recital and will play Sergei Rachmaninov’s romantic Moment Musicaux and  Nikolai Kapustin’s Etudes.  Elena is a concert pianist of international standing and the granddaughter of the German baritone,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.  

£15

The Fencibles
Aug
14
Aug 16

The Fencibles

The Four Horsemen of the Enlightenment

Hume, Burns, Scott and Adam Smith.  A melange of Biography and Readings by David Purdie & David Ingram

14th, 15th & 16th August,

Curtain up: 12 noon, Club Room

£15

 

SymphRONica
Aug
14
5:00 pm17:00

SymphRONica

Ron Davis's SymphRONica has topped the charts, won international raves for their innovative jazz sound, been critics' choice performers at the Pan Am Games and finished a smashing run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – all while being a BBC Radio 3 regular. SymphRONica is about the sound. Smart. Entertaining. Engaging. A genre-bending blend which audiences around the world have loved. Ron and SymphRONica are Toronto's source of brilliant enjoyment. 2016 saw them wow New York City, London and Glasgow, and left them wanting more. SymphRONica is back at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 for 12 more shows. Lucky you!

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte
Aug
14
6:30 pm18:30

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte is Espresso Manifesto's tribute to and transformation of the legendary Italian artist. It's a passionate, spirited, five-star pick for reviewers and fans around the world, a chart-topper in North America and is coming to EdFringe 2017. Romantic. Hip. Groovy. Sensual. Intense. Playful. Electric. Passionate. Authentic. Soulful. Daniela Nardi and Espresso Manifesto have been called all of these and more. From Montreal to Moscow and on BBC Three, they've wowed audiences and provided thrilling experiences, earning 5 stars from BroadwayBaby.com for their EdFringe 2016 performances!

Jay Cameron, Musical Theatre Showcase
Aug
25
Aug 26

Jay Cameron, Musical Theatre Showcase

Composer and Lyricist Jay Cameron showcases a collection of his musical theatre songs, including a complete concert version of his musical ‘A Gentleman’s Game’ which was performed at last year’s Fringe Festival, as well as songs from numerous other projects he has pursued in the last year.  Jay will discuss his creative process and will also perform music by his greatest influences, including the works of Stephen Sondheim and Dave Malloy.  Featuring astonishing young vocalists and stripped instrumentation, all performed in the bare bones ambience of the Scottish Arts Club art studio, this intimate and insightful performance is not be missed.

25th & 26th August, 8.30pm, The Studio.

£12