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Gone Native (Nicholson and Gore)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

These local Edinburgh singer-songwriters put on a friendly, intimate show, sharing their own songs and some traditional Scottish, Irish and English folk. Each musician has their own individual style which makes for an interesting and entertaining hour. Kevin Gore’s set leans more towards traditional Celtic folk which is also reflected in his original tracks, while Bobby Nicholson’s songs are funny, often with a political edge or element of social commentary, alongside traditional folk covers. Both men are very talented, and I especially enjoyed Nicholson’s original songs, particularly the one about pandas. This is a welcoming, low key event that provides a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Fringe while still providing an evening’s entertainment.

The Royal Oak, until 26 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]