Festival Music hitlist

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  • 16 August 2009

This article is from 2009

Festival Music hitlist

Amanda Palmer
The ex-Dresden Doll has never been dull or predictable, and she’s as riveting as ever in her new solo guise.
HMV Picture House, 08444 999 990, 22 Aug, 7.30pm, £12.50.

Trembling Bells
If you’re a fan of the likes of Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band then go watch these Glaswegian folk-rockers before they disappear into the recording studio.
Electric Circus, 226 4224, 25 Aug, 8pm, £4; Stereo, Glasgow, 26 Aug.

Il Ritorno d’Ulisse
Come to Scotland to see South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company put on a Monteverdi opera about an ancient Greek. Odysseus: surely the most universal hero of them all.
King’s Theatre, 529 6000, 23, 25 & 26 Aug, 8pm, £10–£30.

Benbecula Records: The Final Vinyl
It’s the end of an era as Scotland’s own trailblazing electronica label calls it a day. This is their final live event.
Wee Red Bar, 229 1442, 21 Aug, 7pm, £8.

The Caledonia Sessions
Pick up the beat of the Scottish Enlightenment through this series of informal concerts from Concerto Caledonia and guests.
The Hub, 473 2000, 20, 22, 24 & 26 Aug, 9.30pm, £17.

Biffy Clyro
The hirsute Ayrshire prog rock loons unveil songs from their new album due out this autumn for the Edge Festival. ‘Mon the Biffy!
Corn Exchange, 443 0404, 21 Aug, 7pm, £18.50.

Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment
One of the world’s best period ensembles plays Haydn. With outstanding mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Usher Hall, 228 1155, 22 Aug, 8pm, £10–£39.

Benbecula Records: The Final Vinyl

Mighty fine Scottish purveyors of leftfield electronica Benbecula Records will close its doors indefinitely exactly 10 years to the day from releasing its first CDR in 1999. Final closing party with Christ., Araya and Plum.

Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)

Following her sold-out gig at Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire, the Dresden Dolls' lead singer Amanda Palmer returns to play her biggest and only performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.