Withered Hand set for Edge Festival show

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Withered Hand set for Edge Festival show

Key player in Edinburgh alt.folk scene hits the Fringe

This likeable oddball is a key player in Edinburgh’s alt.folk scene. Singer Dan Willson is a regular performer at Fence Record nights (and also pops up at this week’s Haarfest festival, see page 129) and counts Neil Pennycook (of Meursault) Bart Owl (from eagleowl) and Benedikt Hermannsson (aka Benni Hemm Hemm) amongst his showbiz pals. They’ve all collaborated at one time or another with Willson, who brings humour and tenderness to his dysfunctional folk-pop.

Electric Circus, 0844 499 9990, 16 Aug, 7pm, £10. Part of The Edge Festival.

Withered Hand

The musical project of Edinburgh-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Dan Willson, Withered Hand uses simple chords with unusual lyrics to capture the attention of his audience. Closely associated with fellow Edinburgh musicians Les Enfant Bastard and Meursault, as well as the creative DIY collective Bear Scotland…