Experimental Music Love

August 13, 2008

More Fringe Reviews

Filed under: Edinburgh Festival — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 2:33 am
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Because I’ve been to see more shows. I’m so horribly busy, I do feel quite sick. I’ll also have interviews with Stewart Lee and Will Poulter (aka the schemey one from the brilliant Son of Rambow ) to come soon, but probably only after they’ve been in ThreeWeeks. They will be special extended versions though, so look forward to that. Anyway.

Music

Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch
This was always going to be something special. The legendary folk musician behind Pentangle, widely-regarded as the most accomplished Scottish guitarist there’s ever been, was playing the Fringe. And the place was packed. Few could hold the attention of such an audience for over an hour with just one acoustic guitar for company, but Jansch’s playing is spellbinding, with every song so very special. For someone so talented, Jansch is humble too, with his slow methodical approach to setting up, taking great care to plug in his guitar, and between song comments portraying a man who knows he needs no rock star attitude to please a crowd. No, it’s about the music tonight, and what spectacular music it is.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 10 – 12 Aug, 9.00pm (10.15pm), £15.00 (£12.00), fpp 141.
eml rating 5/5 (more…)

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