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Live Music Now at the Edinburgh Fringe

Enjoy free music inspired by the tales and travels of the Lewis Chessmen.

Monday 9 – Sunday 29 August

The National Museum of Scotland joins forces once again with Live Music Now Scotland to liven up your lunchtime.

Sit back and enjoy the music of some of Scotland's most talented musicians – for free!

Drawing on the Lewis Chessmen for inspiration, our programme stretches from Norway to the shores of Lewis. From fiddles and flutes to ballads and brass, why not join us everyday during the festival for an uplifting lunchtime?

Each concert takes place at 12:45 and lasts 45 minutes, with the exception of the Fringe Finale, which takes place at 14:00 and lasts for 90 minutes.

There are no fewer than eighteen Live Music Now ensembles performing at the festival. The artists taking part are:

Jennifer Port – clarsach & voice

Flutes en Route – flute quartet

Michael Haywood & Laura Grime – traditional duo

Jemma Brown & Maryam Sherhan – voice & piano

Ailie Robertson – clarsach

Amici Winds – wind quintet

Emma Versteeg & Fiona Macleod – soprano & piano

Skerryvore – traditional 6-piece band

Anna Massie & Mairearad Green – traditional duo

Gary Innes – accordion

Garry Innes & Ewan Roberston – accordion & guitar/vocals

Alba Brass – brass quintet

Oksana Mavrodii & Silviya Mihaylova – soprano & piano

Pure Brass – brass quintet

Duende! – flute & guitar

Hoot – flute & harp

Calum Stewart & Heiki Bourgault – traditional duo

Sax Ecosse – saxophone quartet

For further details of the dates of each performance and planned programmes, please follow the link below to the National Museum of Scotland's Fringe Music page:

You can also follow the NMS Fringe Music programme on Twitter at:

We hope you can join Live Music Now at the Fringe Festival and support our musicians by spending your August lunchtimes listening to them play at the National Museum of Scotland.

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