Edinburgh has long been regarded as a city at peace and a peace-making city. just Festival celebrates that peace is not just an absence in Edinburgh, but a presence. Peace is not a fixed goal to be achieved and forgotten about but a complex process which has to be constantly worked on and reviewed by individuals, communities and nations.
Wood , wire, skin & muscle, and a lot of energy…We create music together that we enjoy playing, with the people we like….for anyone who will take the time to listen !!
A trio of voice, guitar and percussion who write acoustic-based songs influenced by Celtic; African; R&B; Blues; Jazz and Reggae styles !!
- Cassy Mcormack on vocals
- Iain Mackechnie on guitar
- Pat Mcann on percussion
From as young as I can remember I have had troubles with my hearing. I had 3 separate operations on my ears as a child and eventually my hearing improved enough that I was able to hear music properly for the first time.
From then I started to appreciate every single note. I couldn’t stop singing to my Dads records such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones etc. Read more
The Broken Boy is an Edinburgh based singer-songwriter, who you may have met around town busking, or heard playing in one of the city’s many music-friendly pubs. He is currently working towards the release of his debut LP, On the Mend: Ready to Fly.
His music is soulful, yet still folk-like in its composition, and the acoustic instrumentation keeps the performance connected with the listener on a personal level. It is sewn around tales of loss, hope and joy, taking you on a journey from the despair of Katie, through the hope of Home into the light of Shine.
The LGBT Basketball Group is so much fun. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes me feel safer, more accepted or more welcome at this group as I think a number of things contribute to it. Taking part in sport requires confidence and my confidence gets stronger the moment I turn up to this group. Whilst my sexuality is barely mentioned, I get this buzz from being around other LGBT people, like a quiet recognition that we have something in common.
As we often socialise after the session I can also chat about my girlfriend and what’s going on for me in my life, without feeling like I’m in the minority. I have years of experience of enduring ‘locker-room banter’ about boyfriends, people’s social and love lives and I can be part of that now, but being completely myself.
With Edinburgh University around the corner, it is little surprise that the Meadow Bar has long been a favourite of students and academics. Those in the know forsake the self-consciously happening haunts in this part of town for the understated cool of the ‘Moo Bar’, whose denizens drink proper pints and are as likely to be reading about the footie as swatting up on Kafka. You can eat and drink in either the funky bar downstairs or the charming low-ceilinged dining room upstairs.
The Pear Tree House does not stand still for very long! Since coming to the Pear Tree last year George Fyvie has striven to create a powerhouse hub to give back to the community as much as we have been given! They make extensive use of the Counting House (upon which the dome of the Usher Hall was based due to it being the traditional home of the Usher family.
“We also count ourselves proud to be a home to many local groups such as Edinburgh Tango and Edinbop Swing Dancing, along with The Edinburgh Fortean Society, Midlife Crisis rock and grunge and the fantastic Ragged University project – aiming at giving free education to all who want to learn!” Read more
Have you thought about getting fit but don’t know where to start? Sometimes the most effective way to start is with small changes to your daily life. The good news is that you need neither more time nor money to increase your general sense of wellbeing.
Yes, you can bluff your way to overall fitness! Here’s a cheat sheet to make an ordinary working day a day of health, vitality and smug self-satisfaction.