MICHAEL MULLIGAN, Venue Manager, reports
Time rushes by and here we are again looking forward to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe returning to St. Mark's. Michael Mulligan here and once more it is my pleasure
to be the Venue Manager for the church this year. Ross will return as the daily Manager of the venue, and as ever, will keep everything running smoothly.
We also look forward to many of you acting as volunteers to help out front of house and enjoy seeing the large variety of shows which will perform at the church this August.
Whilst most of the performances will involve music and singing, we do have our old friends from Interrupt the Routine returning with their great fun show based on an old fashioned radio programme The Gin Chronicles.
At the piano, Fringe favourite Richard Michael will stage three solo performances and another three with his very talented family, fantastic music of the highest standard. Also at the piano will be Andrew Wright with his show A Night at the Opera. Other returning participants are the
Edinburgh Renaissance Orchestra, the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble and the Royal Scottish Pipers Society.
Lawrence Dunn once again brings the magic of silent movies to us with a live accompaniment or his two showings of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Edinburgh composer Peter Robinson has a programme of his own music, and smaller ensemble pieces from Sadie Maskery and also the Brass Tacks Quartet. John Sampson plays on his own, as well as with Philomusica of Edinburgh and we have contributions from Sheena Jardine and Alasdair Cameron.
Finally no August in Edinburgh is complete without an international flavour and, from the United States, Patrice Fitzgerald visits us with The Great American Songbook and Duo Terra Nova are coming from Paris with their marvellous piano playing for four hands.
We welcome them all to the largest arts festival in the world, and I hope that as ever in August, in Edinburgh, you will be part of our great venue at artSpace@StMarks. See you there!