ANNE RENSHAW SINGS! Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
After her 2012 sell-out show Anne returns to the Acoustic Music Centre on Wednesday August 14th 2013 at 7 - 8pm to sing some of her own much praised songs (including maybe a couple of new ones) plus a few of her favourite 'other' folk songs. She will be joined by her friends 'Muckle Flugga' a local group who play every Monday night in the Whiski Bar in Edinburgh's Royal Mile where they are very popular with locals and visitors alike. Their first album 'Northern Light' has been featured both in Scotland and abroad on several radio programmes including BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal and they have recently released a second album 'Back to the Light' which is proving equally as succesful. As well as gigs around the Edinburgh area, 'Muckle Flugga' have performed in venues across Scotland and are frequent visitors to Galway in Ireland. Their music is an infectious mix of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes played on a combination of fiddle, whistle, guitar, banjo, cittern, mandola and bodhran which is guaranteed to get your feet tapping. Tickets (£8) for the show are now available from the Fringe Box Office and the Queen's Hall box office.
On Tuesday 29th along with other members of Balerno Folk Club Anne sang at the annual 'Burns Nicht'. As in previous years it was a full house and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Anne took part in Sangstream's 'Open Mic' session on Saturday 27th April at the Teviot Union Debating Hall as part of Tradfest 2013.
* Anne entered her new song 'Branxton' about the battle of Flodden for the annual Edinburgh Folk Club songwriting competition on 5th June and was very pleased to come 2nd equal in the 'audience' vote.
* As part of Yetholm Festival Week there was an evening of entertainment in Wauchope Town Hall on Thursday June 6th. Anne started and finished the first half off with some songs, including of course her two 'Yetholm' ones - 'The Gipsy Queen' and 'The Sheep Song'!
Every Wednesday during the summer months there is an evening of music called 'Hawick Sings' which is held in the Hawick Burns Club. Anne is delighted to have been asked to be the 'Headline Act' for Wednesday July 10th.
* Anne has been invited by Kenny McDonald of Black Diamond radio to be a guest on his 'Saturday Show' on August 3rd from 1 - 3pm.
* As well as appearing in her own show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Anne will also be singing with 'Linten Adie' on Sunday August 11th at 6 - 7.15pm at the Acoustic Music Centre - tickets £9 (£7) available from the Fringe Box Office and from the Queen's Hall box office.
* Balerno Folk Club will again be holding a charity concert on Friday August 30th showcasing the talents of club members where Anne hopes to sing some old and new favourites. More details later.
On 7th September there will be a concert in Selkirk to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. Anne has been asked to take part in this and hopes to sing her new song 'Branxton' which she wrote after visiting the battle site. Details to follow.
BEEN AND GONE - HIGHLIGHTS OF 2012
A spot in 'Bonnie Collier Lads & Lassies' at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange - organised by Ewan MacVicar, Siobhan Miller and Iyaah Warren.
* Release of debut CD 'Awakening'
* Interview on Kenny McDonald's programme on Black Diamond FM
3rd prize for a new song 'A Child Somewhere in Africa' at Edinburgh Folk Club's annual songwriting competition
Spot in a concert at Tyninghame Village Hall, East Lothian hosted and organised by Madelaine Cave who presents a folk music programme on East Coast FM
* EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL SELLOUT SHOW 'Anne Renshaw Sings' at the Acoustic Music Centre on Saturday August 11th joined by friends Andrew Lyons and Ian Main who host a session at No. 1 High Street on three Thursdays a month. The show gained a 4* review some of which is quoted below - full contents at BroadwayBaby.com -
'Her songs, inspired by her local surroundings and life growing up in the Borders delight the audience with their melodic charm and sweet humour. Notable favourites include her composition inspired by the Isle of Arran, Edinburgh's Number 37 bus and her father's valiant sheep rescue in the Borders. Certainly, if you're looking to immerse yourself in local Scottish culture, this show is a great way of doing so. All three musicians have an excellent rapport with the audience but most importantly the music is enjoyable. All in all it is an enchanting evening.'
Andrew Lyons & Ian Main
* A slot in a charity concert held by Balerno Folk Club which raised well over £600 for Balerno Riding for the Disabled.
Appearance in the Festival Showcase at the Linlithgow Folk Festival
* Guest for the evening on Madelaine Cave's folk programme on East Coast FM
* Short interview on Donald Strachan's 'Drivetime' programme then guest on 'Big Boots and Celtic Roots' presented by Fiona Elcoat on Generate Radio
* Singing at a SERVAS Open Evening at Penicuik Arts Association Hall
* shared gig with Ian Main and Andrew Lyons at the Traquair Arms at Innerleithen for Music, Verse and Stories
* spot in fundraising concert 'Songs Under a Saltire Sky' for East Coast FM in Athelstaneford Village Hall on St Andrew's Night
* Winner of the prize for the funniest song at 'Nitten' Folk Club's songwriting competition for another new song 'Senior Moments'