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Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Simon Thacker

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Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision for the art of solo guitar. In Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness] Simon explores every facet of the instrument, from ‘shimmering, fluttering delicacy’ (List) and ‘shifting rhythmic complexity’ (Songlines), to ‘primal, multi-layered sounds’ (Caleidoscope). ‘Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore… they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker’ (Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Scottish Gaelic for Rainbow) is a community of queer folk musicians based in Scotland and beyond. The community provides a platform for LGBTQIA+ musicians in the trad and folk arts to create performances and collaboration which reflect the queer experience. Showcased to rave reviews at Celtic Connections 2019 and 2020, the project featured on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their Loud and Proud season. Performers include Man of the Minch, Radio Scotland Songwriter Award winner Mike McKenzie, composer and piper Malin Lewis, Marit Falt, and more.

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Sat 07 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Playing for the first time since ‘you-know-what’, Neil Pennycook and band take to the stage to perform material spanning Meursault’s entire back catalogue, as well as a few sly nods to future releases. Featuring a line up of familiar faces, this incarnation of the Meursault live band are champing at the bit to get on stage and deliver to the audience the unique musical blend that Neil and his cohorts are known for.

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Wed 11 Aug 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon Thacker

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Secret Courtyard

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision for the art of solo guitar. In Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness] Simon explores every facet of the instrument, from ‘shimmering, fluttering delicacy’ (List) and ‘shifting rhythmic complexity’ (Songlines), to ‘primal, multi-layered sounds’ (Caleidoscope). ‘Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore… they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker’ (Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Fri 13 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Sacred Paws don’t take things too seriously. You can hear it all the way through a conversation with its two members, guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rodgers, punctuated by rolls of giggles and thoughtful pauses, and you can hear it in the light touch they bring to their music. The Glasgow-based band bring that fun and light touch to Summerhall, performing songs from SAY Award-winning album Strike a Match and acclaimed follow-up Run Around The Sun, which showcase their unique blend of shimmering guitar riffs, snappy beats and swooning melodies.

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Sat 14 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Stanley Odd make music for people that get tongue-tied talking to girls; clumsy people that dance awkwardly in their bedrooms; people that are generally uncomfortable in social situations; those for whom fashion-sense is an oxymoron; avid readers of science fiction and comic books; anyone who prefers literary figures to viewing figures; disciples and architects of counter-culture. Stay Odd.

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Sun 15 Aug 2021 - Sat 21 Aug 2021

Ensemble Thing

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Performed by cellist-composer Emily De Simone, systems_theory is a curated set of multimedia works reflecting human impact on the world – from Thomas Butler’s Coordinates for Cello, where lines between performer and technology become blurred, to Emily and John De Simone’s flow, where we break into imagined landscapes in response to Hannah Imlach’s film Fieldwork. Through this journey we see Emily virtualised in Shona Mackay’s Tai Chi-inspired Cloud Hands, transfigured through Michael Gordon’s Light Is Calling, and become woven into the fabric of Kate Moore’s Velvet. Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase.

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Sun 15 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Blood Orange, Arca and Richard Dawson. Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs with Indian Classical guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone. Building on his acclaimed debut album A Sacred Bore – featured in Pitchfork, VICE, BBC Introducing, The Guardian, The Quietus, and Rolling Stone India – Kapil makes a psychedelic crossover of R&B and avant Indian classical on his upcoming album, Laal.

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Tue 17 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. Performing solo and as frontman of the New Outfit, Hawk’s ability to surprise, enchant and bewilder has secured his status as one of the more endearing figures on the Scottish contemporary music scene.

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Wed 18 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Carla J Easton is a brilliant songwriter, singer and filmmaker from Glasgow. Having released four critically acclaimed albums under her own name, Easton has been championed by BBC Radio 6 Music, performed at festivals internationally and toured with Camera Obscura, The Vaselines and Aidan Moffat. In 2018, she released the SAY Award shortlisted Impossible Stuff, produced by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) achieving Record of the Day, Guardian Track of the Week and BBC Scotland Single of the Week. Her third album WEIRDO, released in 2020, has been described as ‘all volume needles buried in the red, glitter bursting from every chorus’.

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Thu 19 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Edinburgh’s community radio station EHFM celebrates three years on the airwaves with a special live show from local legend Other Lands. Having released on Firecracker Recordings and Athens of the North – as well as Rush Hour and Dekmantel under previous monicker Fudge Fingas – his catalogue ranges from meditative to euphoric, drawing as much from Ivor Cutler as it does from Detroit Techno. This rare outing will see Other Lands showing off his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, weaving past and present materials with help from some good pals.

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Fri 20 Aug 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

James Yorkston is a singer-songwriter and author from the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Since signing to Domino Records in 2001, James has released a steady flow of highly acclaimed albums and toured his music worldwide. James’ 2021 album The Wide, Wide River was called ‘another fascinating, curious contribution to the Scottish musician’s constantly eddying catalogue’ by The Guardian, ‘a beautiful experience’ by Clash and ‘another career highlight’ by The Scotsman.

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Fri 20 Aug 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

James Yorkston is a singer-songwriter and author from the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Since signing to Domino Records in 2001, James has released a steady flow of highly acclaimed albums and toured his music worldwide. James’ 2021 album The Wide, Wide River was called ‘another fascinating, curious contribution to the Scottish musician’s constantly eddying catalogue’ by The Guardian, ‘a beautiful experience’ by Clash and ‘another career highlight’ by The Scotsman.

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Sun 22 Aug 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will Pickvance

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Secret Courtyard

Something special happens when you play piano for yourself at home. No particular piece in mind, no need to start at the beginning or get to the finish, no rules. I want to play for you like I do at home, with all the distractions, all the indulgence, all the fun. Join me in the moment for an intimate piano concert of improvisations and conversations at Summerhall’s bespoke outdoor concert hall.

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Thu 26 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Secret Courtyard

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, library music producer, Siobhan Wilson was born in Elgin, Scotland, UK. Siobhan has 14 years of live touring and studio production experience. Her 2017 album, There Are No Saints was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year and drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, who listed it as her album of the day. Wilson’s a regular live performer at BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 6 Music stations and was shortlisted for Best Musician in The Sunday Herald Culture Awards in the same year.