North Berwick plays host to Fringe by the Sea every year as part of the summer festival season that happens in and around Edinburgh. This year, ESPC looks at the highlights from the local festival and we even have free tickets up for grabs!

With almost 70 performances taking place from 6th - 12th August, there is something for all ages. For your chance to win a pair of free tickets, tell us which act from below that you would like to see by emailing us at or by tweeting us @espc or writing on our ESPC Facebook timeline page with your shout out for free tickets and a link to this page.


Neil Innes

Best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Rutles Neil has done it all while his shows for BBC2 'The Innes Book of Records' have become cult classics.

He brings his unique brand of musical brilliance to this solo show - wry, poignant and humorous.

It is spiced with anecdotes of Neil's life and times in the worlds of media and showbusiness. Hard to describe - it has to be experienced!

Catch Neil at The Belhaven Best Spiegeltent from 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

sharon-shannoniii-2Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country.

Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, hip-hop, cajun, country, classical and rap.

Sharon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the global music industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O'Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler,

The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan - a list that is testament to Sharon's versatility as well as talent.

This year's Meteor Awards honoured Sharon as the youngest ever winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.


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