Edinburgh trials

WORLD-renowned street trials rider and YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill is to appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2019.

Isle of Skye-born MacAskill and his Drop and Roll Tour, his hugely popular street trials stunt display team, will head to the capital in August .

His act will feature a “brand new supercharged live indoor show, featuring jaw-dropping stunts and gravity-defying tricks to amaze adults and children alike.”

Danny MacAskill said: “After living on the Isle of Skye for my entire childhood, Edinburgh was the first city I ever lived in.

“Since arriving in the capital in 2006 the city has always been a home from home. And I will always be grateful for the stunning back drop Edinburgh provided for the April 2009 video that launched my career.”

He added: “Ten years on, it seems a fitting time to return to Edinburgh with the Drop and Roll Tour display team. Our new show for the Fringe is going to be something very special.”

Since hitting the road in 2014 the Drop and Roll Tour street trials display team have performed shows across the world, from Switzerland to South Africa, from the Philippines to the USA.

To date, MacAskill has amassed over 38 million views on YouTube.

He and his team will appear at The Lafayette at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows, Edinburgh, from August 3-24 at 3pm.

Best left Unsaid

STRING Jam Club presents The Little Unsaid, “a growing community” of touring musicians and producers, blending folk, electronica, orchestral music, and songwriting.”

The Little Unsaid is the brainchild of West Yorkshire multi-instrumentalist, producer, poet and songwriter, John Elliott.

Their genre-hopping sound is said to echo the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.

The collective, described by BBC’s Bob Harris as “an amazing act” can be seen at The County Hotel in Selkirk on May 11.

Devine exit

SCOTTISH country legend Sydney Devine sets off on his aptly-titled Farewell Tour (Part 1) running from May 2 to June 1, taking in Scotland’s best-loved venues to celebrate 50 years on the road.

The star of TV and stage boasts record sales of more than 15 million worldwide, having released more than 50 albums in his lifetime.

Devine will treat his loyal fans to performances of his biggest hits including Maggie and Tiny Bubbles as he takes in Greenock, Lanark, Falkirk, Motherwell, Aberdeen, Stirling, Arbroath, Livingston, Musselburgh and Ayr on his country-wide tour.

Devine holds the Guinness World Record for longest solo artiste entertaining at the same venue for his annual pilgrimages to Glasgow Pavilion.

“Sydney was born to perform,” says tour promoter David Halford. “And as he heads into his late Seventies, he is just as excited to be on the stage as he was as a 13 year old when he first appeared on TV.”

He added’; “Sydney Devine is heading back out on tour with his band to sing the great old country standards in his inimitable fashion – including slide guitars, bluesy beat and yodelling tones.”

Nashville arrival

AMERICANA star Amelia White heads to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms on May 2.

White, it’s claimed, has helped define and refine the core folk-rock sound of Americana.

The singer-sonwriter’s How It Feels tour arrives in the wake of the US release of new album, Rhythm of the Rain.

She will be accompanied by Scott Warman on double-bass.