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The Music of
The Incredible
String Band

Very Cellular Songs
Thursday 17 August 2017
Edinburgh Playhouse

One of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland, The Incredible String Band entranced and inspired listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their pioneering psychedelia, witty lyrics and soaring melodies.

For this very special concert, paying homage to the group, former Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd invites guests to perform songs alongside collaborators from the group’s original recordings, including founder member Mike Heron and legendary bassist Danny Thompson.

The group’s visionary, dream-like songs injected homespun British folk with whimsy and surrealism, inspiring a huge following of devoted fans including John Peel, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Duo Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, joined by special guest collaborators, gave sold-out shows worldwide, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Lincoln Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to San Francisco’s Fillmore, before the original band finally split in 1974.

The advertised time is approximately when the performance will start. Doors will open at least 30 mins prior to this time. 


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  • Running time: 
    2hrs 30mins approx (one interval)

Venue

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

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Tickets

Circle: £35 £30
Stalls: £35 £30 £25 £20

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF