ACOUSTIC MUSIC CENTRE 2018 - Fringe Venue 138
"The Acoustic Music Centre is a hidden gem of the Fringe, with a line-up filled to bursting with the cream of local and internatio
Dateline Thu 23 Nov 2017 ... this section will be updated for 2018
- the AMC on-line box office NOW
- or from the venue from Monday 7 August 2017 by phone (+44(0)7900 41 73 25) or over the counter from one hour before the first show of the day
- or, from the Fringe's on-line box office here, from Thursday 11 May
- or from Thursday 8 June by phone (+44(0)131 226 0000) over the counter (at 180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS: click for opening hours).
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe printed programme will be published on Wed 7 June 2017.
Click here to find out how to get your own copy.
(Click for Google Maps)
UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
14 Royal Terrace
Edinburgh EH7 5AB
links to information about the shows and how to buy tickets.
Show titles and performers
Afro Soul Acoustic Session
Again - Ragged Glory!
Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet
Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland
Auld Hat - New Heids
Blue Fox Knights
The Blue Moon Travellers - Into The Unknown
Brack'n'File sing Canadiana
Charlie Dore with Julian Littman
Claire Saunder Sings Joni Mitchell
Claude Bourbon: Medieval & Span
Drinkers and Thinkers -The Scottish Enlightenment
Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal
Fairmile At The Fringe
The Friel Sisters
Game of Drones
Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Les Poules à Colin
North Sea Gas
Our Streets Are Numbered
Playing Politics - Preview
Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson
Sandy Brechin & Friends
Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage
The Versatile Guitar of Tony Mitchell
STONEYPORT ASSOCIATES, an entertainments agency based in Edinburgh, has brought together the shows which will perform at the ACOUSTIC MUSIC CENTRE @ UCC in August during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Previously, from 2005 to 2016 (inc), St Bride's Centre on the west side of the city centre was the 'go to' Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue for audiences looking for good acoustic, roots, folk, Celtic music (amongst other things). Something like 70%-75% of that kind of music being presented annually on the Edinburgh Fringe happened in St Bride's. In early 2017 that had to change and AMC found a new home @ UCC.
AMC actually began in 1982 elsewhere in Edinburgh in Chamber's Street Students Union where it ran very successfully until 1995.
The Ukrainian Community Centre (aka UCC) at 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB is literally just around the corner from Edinburgh's biggest theatre, The Playhouse and is handy for ...
- the top of Leith Walk and London Road (many city service buses and buses serving East Lothian stop at the Leith Walk end of London Road)
- Waverley railway station at the east end of Princes Street
- St Andrew Square bus station just off the middle of York Place
- the tram's current terminus at the east end of York Place / top of Leith Walk
UCC is less than one mile (about 1.35 km) from the Fringe Office in the High Street (click here for map). There are some good restaurants and pubs nearby in Leith Walk, along with numerous local and specialist shops. [See Google maps Ukrainian Community Centre, Edinburgh]
DISABLED ACCESS TO AMC @ UCC
UCC has a portable ramp to get wheelchairs past three steps from the pavement and into the building's ground floor. Thereafter access to the Main Room on the ground floor where the shows take place is flat. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor towards the rear of the building. Two wheelchair spaces are available in AMC's gig-space, the Main Room.
The building does not have a lift. The basement bar is not accessible by wheelchairs neither from the street nor via the internal stairs from the ground floor.
Royal Terrace (pictured left - looking west to east) runs along the north side of Calton Hill and was designed by the renowned Scottish architect, William Playfair. Playfair's plan is dated 1819. The terrace was finally completed to Playfair's design in 1860 and is the longest continuous street of Georgian town houses in Edinburgh. Royal Terrace became known as the Amber Mile or Whisky Row because of the number of whisky merchants living there who were reputed to be able to watch their wares being shipped into and abroad from the port of Leith (which must have been before the trees looking down on to London Road matured and obstructed the view!) .