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Around The World In 80 Quid (Aindrias De Staic)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Opening with a reel on his fiddle, Aindrias jumps into the show full of energy and charm. His story takes him from Galway round the world busking and boozing. His audience is enraptured by the story alone, but the music is not simply an interlude; instead, the music changes in style to match the places he goes to: Irish, Romany, and more. Behind the laughs and music is the story of a man deep in the grip of alcoholism and drug abuse, and his fight against them. Playing the audience, he can draw responses – claps to the beat, stamping of feet, even people dancing in the aisles – to his energetic Romany fiddle music. An excellent evening.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15, 16, 17, 22), 10.45pm (11.50pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp239.
tw rating 4/5