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Bruce Fummey – My Afro Celtic Angst (Bruce Fummey Free / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2011

Name-calling, racial ignorance, and a side-parted afro – Bruce Fummey had a tough childhood as a mixed race kid in Perthshire, but boy, has he turned it into a fantastic show. A natural storyteller, Fummey recounts tales of meeting his biological father in Africa, being raised by two white Scottish aunts and trying to get by as the only mixed race child in his town. Fummey is such an amiable character that you can’t help but get swept up by his stories, and the fact that he’s obviously enjoying the show so much is incredibly infectious and the audience is on his side from the start. His material may not set the world alight, but it’s a joyous way to spend an hour.

Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 9.30pm (10.30pm), free, fpp53.
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