Forthcoming Events

Welcome to  AIR ALBA (Gaelic - ‘About Scotland’)
 At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe     
August 3rd  to 26th   2012

                     Thanks for use of Burns image to owner Pete Heywood   and artist Jan Miller  

The Royal Oak Bar
downstairs lounge

1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh,
just off South Bridge opposite Cafe Nero at Blackwell’s bookshop.

Come & Ceilidh (visit) with us in our cosy 30-seat room in the heart of Edinburgh
with Song, Story, Music & Craic  to warm your heart & tickle your fancy .

3  Different, original shows  Fridays , Saturdays & Sundays,             
                        each  one a fresh view ‘about Scotland’.                                                     
Songs, stories and music on  melodeon   

Tickets:  £7/ 5  
from The Royal Oak (in person only) from mid-July onwards



Four -star review
* * * *
Festival e-bulletin, "Three Weeks" reviewed 'Nancy's Burns' 09

‘Nancy Nicolson enchants her audience in the Royal Oak's intimate venue  with
tales of childhood, Scottish folklore and of course,  Robert Burns.
As she invites volunteers to share a dram you think of family and  fireside           
storysharing;                                                                                                                              ..
an experience unlike any other
One is left feeling oddly changed  as the show ends & the spell breaks.          
Nancy's talk is informative,  her songs delightful.                                                        
You'll never feel more at home at the Fringe.’   
AIR ALBA 1          FRIDAYS                         2.30PM
AUG 3, 10, 17, 24
Nancy’s Whisky
Songs & music of  Whisky including the hilarious true  tale  of
the illicit  still beside the Nicolson peat bank in Caithness.  

AIR ALBA 2           SATURDAYS                2.30PM  
AUG 4,11, 18, 25
They Sent a
A wee look at
attitudes to the second gender, with examples familiar and
otherwise. Sons of Adam's Rib are more than welcome, and will
not be teased .... well, not much.

AIR ALBA 3       SUNDAYS                  2.30PM  
AUG 5,12,19,26                                                                                        
The Reel o
                                                                               The Scots
and Sex                                                                                  (adult
content, bawdy songs, over 18s only)
From the Garden of Eden to the gardens of Edina,                   
Nancy explores these fields of delight.

Although we have no Burns show this year,                                  
RAB features  in all  shows .                                                                        
He was an exciseman and he loved whisky.                                             
He loved
women.                                                                                            He
merrily danced his stumpie all around.