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The Sorries

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2023

The Carpenters t-shirt on one of the folk duo was confusing, but only for a second because the long kilts reassured me The Sorries were back at the Fringe. Foot stomping, hand clapping, sing-along-a-Scotland – very enjoyable and with a cheeky rock-off thrown in to amuse the eagerly participating crowd. Relentlessly upbeat until they introduced the hugely sentimental ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and evoked an emotion like singing along with the Lone Piper at the Tattoo; it would have made a sporran weep. The band rewrote the verses of their Corries namesakes’ ‘Johnny Lad’ with current, acerbically political comments to amusing effect; our glorious leaders will be devastated when they find out. An uplifting hour of genuine local colour. PS I’m Scottish.

Greenside at Riddles Court, various dates until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]