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Two become three as band hits the road

Two become three as band hits the road

THE Two Man Gentlemen Band, whose zany humour and swing-era musicianship made a big impression at Celtic Connections last year, return to Scotland this weekend, this time as a trio.

Bassist Fuller Condon and tenor guitarist Andy Bean have added vocalist-percussionist Brian Kantor to the line-up for their current UK tour.

They play Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline on Thursday, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness (Friday), Howden Park Centre, Livingston (Saturday), and Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (Sunday).

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Variety spices up Spiegeltent

IRISH singer Mary Coughlan opens the Famous Spiegeltent's nightly music programme at the Edinburgh Fringe with a three-night residency from Saturday.

The venue, in St Andrew Square, hosts music that spans traditional, rock, blues and experimental. It includes singer-songwriter Lorraine McCauley, New Mendicants Old Blind Dogs, Irish flautist-singer Nuala Kennedy, Australian hillbillies the Perch Creek Family Jug Band and folk group The Poozies, featuring Sally Barker, a star of TV talent show The Voice. It runs until August 25.

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