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2003 Fringe Music Preview


Under the directorship of Paul Gudgin, the music content of the Fringe has grown steadily. This can only be a good thing, given that music has been under such stress from so many different pressures on its continued existence and that there is a fascinating debate going on as to whether classical music will survive. Such debates are nothing new in music.

Venues

The Famous Spiegeltent moves to a new location, in the more compatible George Square Gardens owned by the University of Edinburgh.

A new tented watering hole will spring up in Edinburgh University's paved area between the Reid Concert Hall and the McEwan Hall - should be attractive to the fans of the Roots series.

St Cecilia's Hall, another Edinburgh University possession, will once again be open follwing an upgrading, hence the reduced number of concerts being offered this year.

T on the Fringe

In this, its second year at the Fringe, there are now five venues: Edinburgh Corn Exchange at Chesser, the Liquid Room, the Queen's Hall and the Reid Hall. The 5th, just recently announced is Studio 24 (Venue 247, 24-26 Calton Road)

Music

Roots at the Reid

Interview
Read our interview with Brian Kennedy
T on the Fringe
The two really big names to appear at T on the Fringe are Kelly Osbourne (at the Corn Exchange on 12 August) and Brian Kennedy, who's doing three shows at the Reid Hall on 20-22 August.
For a detailed list of all shows click on http://www.tonthefringe.com/lineup.html

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