Tinderbox Orchestra A melting pot of local and international artists enliven a stunning new Fringe venue

Pianodrome at The Old Royal High (Grand Hall)
8-9pm | Aug 5-7, 10-14, 17-21

Harnessing the true spirit of the Fringe, Tinderbox Orchestra’s endless energy for collaboration is creating a melting pot of local and international artists in a stunning new festival venue – the Grand Hall at ‘Pianodrome at The Old Royal High’.

Bringing together rappers and singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, woodwind and thundering bass and drums, Tinderbox transforms preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. Packed with original music and unexpected collaborations, it is an unforgettable experience featuring some of Scotland’s leading young musicians across genres and a rotating cast of local and international guests. Their new show builds on a sell-out Fringe run in 2019 and recent headline shows across Scotland.



Dawanggang | 5th – 7th Aug 

“Brings together the past and present, in the form of Asian folklore, sound art, Chinese Opera and rock”, BBC Radio 3

Housekind | 10th & 12th Aug 

Beautiful, Trad-inspired folk with indie undertones, and poetically-told stories

Duke Duncan & The Hurricanes | 11th Aug 

A hedonistic psychedelic melange, like Alice out-hatting the Mad Hatter with Kerouac at The Hacienda.

PINLIGHT | 13th Aug 

Thoughtful electro alt-pop with neon laced synths, interwoven orchestral instruments and themes of self-affirmation and love.

Brave Little Note | 14th Aug

Alter ego of song-writer and composer Jacqueline Irvine, Brave Little Note was born of an inherent need for musical expression, and this is reflected in the honesty of her writing.

Jellymans Daughter | 17th – 18th Aug

Somewhere between the realms of folk, bluegrass, pop, rock and chamber music […] a deeply soulful, break-neck amalgam of old-time and new age roots influences”, Popmatters

Culture Clan | 19th Aug

Collective of rappers and spoken word artists in Edinburgh

S!nk | 20th – 21st Aug

S!nk compose music on the spot, realising rough-hewn instrumental explorations which open out into rich landscapes of sound. ‘Mysterious and beautiful’, The Wire