Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Open Mics and Free Music from Denmark!

Hi and sorry this week's blog post is so late (or maybe it's now early!), i had rehearsals and gigs and so on all weekend! Shame you didn't come along to my gig at The Ale House on Sunday mind you, there were about ten people  there but it was great fun, and i thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. Hope you can make it to one of my gigs in future though, please check out for live gig listings. They're all in Edinburgh though, my apologies to those of you that are a bit further afield!

Now, this week i haven't got anything totally exclusive for you, but i do have a link to a free downloadable EP that has just come out that you probably haven't heard before, by Silent People, so hope you enjoy that.

And i also want to remind you to come along to our next Edinburgh Unlimited event which is this Thursday at 8pm! In fact here are the details of the next three Edinburgh Unlimited events:

On Thursday October 11th, upstairs in The Meadow Bar:
Dave Keir, Cera Impala, The Urban Folk Crowd, and Jamie & Shoony will be providing the entertainments this week, so it should be a blisteringly impressive night i think. All this for only £3 and it's doors open at 8pm, so get there promptly to ensure you get a good seat (in fact, let's be honest, to ensure you get a seat!)

On Thursday November 15th, upstairs in The Meadow Bar:
The Ferny Brackens, Jo Hill, and Gerry Bhoy will entertain you, and there will be a cheeky fifteen minute set from Matt of Cancel The Astronauts as well. All this for only £3 and the doors open at 8pm.

On Thursday 13th December, upstairs in The Meadow Bar:
Peter Kasen, The Sunday Republic, Turning Plates, and Calum Carlyle will all entertain you for the tremendously low price of £3, and again  doors open at 8pm.

And while i have your attention let me inform you of some of the best  open mic nights in Edinburgh. It can be difficult to know which ones are a good night out, but here are a couple of my recommendations for any music fan:

Out of the Bedroom is on every Saturday from 8pm till 11pm at The Kilderkin near the bottom of The Royal Mile (on the Canongate), get there for 7:15pm if you're a performer, and it's songwriters only, always a good night. There is often a featured performer as well, someone the committee have asked to play a half hour slot at the night. Free admission.

The Listening Room is on every Sunday night at The Blue Blazer on the corner of Bread and Spittal streets near Lothian Road, from 8pm till 10pm, and the latter half of this is usually a featured performer as well. Free admission.

There is another very nice little open mic night on Wednesdays at the "I Heart Cafe" near the top of Leith Walk as well, on Wednesdays from  7pm to 10pm, it's quite informal, but they have a really good vibe there, it's fairly easy to find it's on the same side as the SYHA youth hostel on Leith Walk, but a few doors further down.

So take care out there in Musicland and we hope to see you back next month at Edinburgh Unlimited. Tell all your friends as well, please, if they like music.

Calum Carlyle
Edinburgh Unlimited

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