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Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

Don't miss two acclaimed singer-songwriters Kathryn Williams and Dan Willson (aka Withered Hand) at the Ghillie Dhu on 24th August!

Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

About Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

24th August 2024
Doors 8.30pm
Ghillie Dhu
2 Rutland Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2AD
£18.50 + bf
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Dan Willson is Scotland’s acclaimed singer songwriter Withered Hand. He has released three albums and a number of EPs over the last 15 years and has toured internationally, amassing a devoted following while staying close to his DIY roots in the underground music scene.

Kathryn Williams is a Mercury Music prize-nominated English singer songwriter who has released 16 albums. She had collaborated with poet Dame Carol Ann Duffy, author Laura Barnett and written songs with Paul Weller, Neill Maccoll and Michele and Romeo Stodart, to name just a few. She has written the novel The Ormering Tide, hosts her own podcast Before the Light Goes Out and tutors at the Arvon and Moniack Mhor Foundations.

When Covid hit, it prompted technophobes Dan and Kathryn to write and meet online. They both also took to live stream concerts on Instagram. By the end of lockdown, they had a whole album of songs. The initial premise was discussions and open conversations on bereavement; they had both recently lost friends who were also in the public eye and talked about the strange place between personal loss and the communal grieving of a public figure.

A friendship developed alongside the writing of the album. Before the time came to record the album, Dan wrote his first solo album in 10 years released early 2023 on Reveal Records. Dan says that the writing and friendship with Kath rejuvenated his own song writing process enough to be able to do this: “We talk and spend time together and then it’s almost like the next time we sit down to write, it’s like a synthesis of late-night kitchen conversations become distilled into the songs. It’s hard to separate who’s done what and where the songs sprang from.” Kath says: “Yeah… what he said.”

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10th August 2024

After sell-out success in Glasgow, Scottish Refugee Council is excited to bring our 'No Borders Comedy' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 10th August!

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Murder At The Speakeasy

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Not Cricket Productions brings an interactive murder mystery event to the Fringe and 1920's dress is encouraged.

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Tofgam Card Game Championships – The Return

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Join the Tofgam Team for a fun family based card game event as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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22 Mirrors - A Musical Journey Through The Tarot

Selected dates between 11th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

22 Mirrors is an entrancing and intriguing experience, a magical journey through the Tarot. Catch it as part of the Fringe!

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Grace Campbell Is On Heat

12th August 2024 - 13th August 2024

About to enter her 30s, Grace Campbell has recently made some huge life changes... join her for her brand new show at The Queens Hall Edinburgh on 12th & 13th August!

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Buffy Revamped

12th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Satirical, funny and bursting with pop-culture references, Buffy Revamped at The Pleasance at EICC is the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados!

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Seven Steps to Feel Completely Happy Again

12th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

This is an equivocal play of self discovery of grief, death and dying. It questions if there really are seven steps to feel completely happy again.

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The Jive Aces

12th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Get ready to swing with the UK's No. 1 jive and swing band, The Jive Aces at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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Dear Billy

13th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Dear Billy is a love letter to The Big Yin from the people of Scotland, don't miss it at the Assembly Rooms as part of the Fringe!

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The Hidden Garden

13th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Award-winning multidisciplinary dance artist Jill Crovisier makes her UK debut with The Hidden Garden at Summerhall as part of the Fringe.

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The Underground Lectures: What Maps (Don’t) Tell Us

14th August 2024

In this lecture Hannah Fitzpatrick explores why maps are so captivating…and why we shouldn’t (always) use them to explain the world.

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Showhawk Duo

14th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

Come and celebrate 10 years of the Acoustic Rave with The Showhawk Duo at Stramash this August!

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The Underground Lectures: After the ‘45: The Twilight of the Jacobites

15th August 2024

Join Michael Terwey for this talk tracing the twilight and transformation of Jacobitism.

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Paul Riley - the Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot!

15th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

In a career spanning over 35 years of acting, writing and performing, Paul Riley is delighted to announce his brand new stand-up show for 2024 “The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot”.

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Luminescence: Maria Rud & Tommy Smith

15th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Don't miss this spellbinding audio-visual improvisation in the moment by internationally acclaimed artist Maria Rud and saxophonist Tommy Smith at St Giles' Cathedral from 15th - 17th August!

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CØLIBRI

15th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

CØLIBRI’s Electronica is like its totem animal: delicate, all finesse and hyperactive, offering us a very textured electronica, sometimes contemplative, sometimes dancing.

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The Sensational David Bowie Band

16th August 2024

An Edinburgh Fringe Special - The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band, the UK's premier tribute to David Bowie, comes to La Belle Angele on 16th August!

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The Underground Lectures: Whisky Is For Everyone!

16th August 2024

If you are curious about the world of Scotch Whisky or finding the right one for you, then join Siobhan Sellers for an evening of tales, facts and recommendations!

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ABBA Gold The Concert - Live @ Edinburgh Fringe

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

The UK's number one tribute show - ABBA Gold The Concert performs live at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe this August.

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All Eyes and Ears

16th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Thanks to All Eyes and Ears, you will learn everything about the mysterious and powerful relationship between music and cinema.

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Dog Life Drawing

Selected dates between 17th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Escape the hubbub of the Fringe and spend a relaxing hour sketching in the company of canines as you make your own pawsome masterpiece(s) to take home with you!

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The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis

19th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

American songwriter Dan Sheehan brings a special one-man version of 'The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis' to the Fringe, emphasizing the immediate urgency of the climate crisis.

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Hailu Mergia

20th August 2024

Ethiopian keyboard and accordion-player Hailu Mergia brings his live trio to Edinburgh for a special Fringe show in August!

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For The Love of Shane MacGowan

20th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

This homage from John McLaughlin is a celebration of the life and works of one of the greatest artists of all time. So, let’s all raise a glass to Shane MacGowan at The Voodoo Rooms this August!

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Black is the Color of My Voice

20th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell's stunning solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone returns in 2024!

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The Underground Lectures: Materialising the Cold War in Scotland

21st August 2024

This talk will examine Scottish experiences of the Cold War through the lens of material culture preserved by National Museums Scotland.

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The Underground Lectures: Phon Fiction: Descriptions of Speech in Novels

22nd August 2024

This talk will explore the limits of speech and how we describe it in fiction across genres and formats.

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Lawrence Chaney - From Holyrood To Hollywood

22nd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Lawrence Chaney returns to the Fringe with a brand-new comedy show - From Holyrood To Hollywood!

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Troy Hawke: The Greeters Guild

23rd August 2024

In this show Troy examines his unlikely genesis and explores exactly why a well-dressed man simply being nice to people has caused such a kerfuffle.

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The Underground Lectures: Time Travelling with Nuclear Waste: How to Warn Future Generations about the Dangers of Toxic Waste

23rd August 2024

Time travel 10,000 years into the deep future with writer Jenna Al Ansari, who will be discussing the strange and fascinating things happening in nuclear waste disposal.

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Adam Holmes with Special Guests

24th August 2024

Acclaimed Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes play a blend of his own songs and a selection of covers from his new album 'Songs For my Father' at the Ghillie Dhu on 24th August.

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