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Three To See 2018: Three ‘music plus’ shows

By | Published on Saturday 28 July 2018

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three music shows with a little bit more.

Wrenne: I Said Yes To Everything | Assembly George Square Studios | 2-26 Aug (pictured)
“Post-Mormon to UK transplant Wrenne performs her unique multimedia show about the struggle between her two selves: onstage and onscreen. Driven by compelling, melodic electropop, it’s a journey-is-the-destination tale with unexpected twists. Art meets athleticism, tech meets song, dreams meet reality”. Yes, I said ‘music plus’ and I meant ‘music plus’. I started as I mean to go on. This sounds amazing.

Letters For Peace | Out Of The Blue Drill Hall | 15-17 Aug
Award-winning composer and guitarist Graeme Stephen presents this new work with Mr McFalls Chamber String Trio. And, in line with the theme of this section, it’s very much more than just music, weaving together melodies with spoken word and imagery. It’s inspired by the stories and letters of conscientious objectors who refused to fight during the First World War, and reflects on public perceptions of war, highlighting the sacrifices objectors made in the name of peace.

The Red Guitar | theSpace @ Niddry Street | 3-25 Aug
And finally, another music show with that extra added element – this one describes itself as part monologue and part stand-up along with the tunes, performed on a red Stratocaster guitar. John Sheldon has myriad stories to tell: he was Van Morrison’s lead guitarist at 17, songwriter to James Taylor, and takes you on a journey through the rock and roll era with the help of “wry humor, compelling anecdotes and can’t-believe-your-ears guitar licks”.

Photo: Nedim Nazerali

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