Lung Ha Reviews is back this August with two music reviews from Amy McCombes: The Staves and The Dolly Parton Story!
The Staves, Edinburgh International Festival
10 August, Edinburgh Park
At this gig, The Staves introduced the audience to songs from their new album, Good Woman, including tunes which made me want to dance and sing and had meaningful lyrics which they wrote themselves. They responded well to the cheers by playing another song at the end and telling us about a future concert. An outdoor venue was used to accommodate the audience due to current Covid-19 guidelines.This venue, Edinburgh Park, also had chairs spaced out so social distancing could be possible for people in separate groups. They also have the option of ordering drinks from the app to help keep the audience safe.
I would definitely recommend you go to their concerts, listen to their new album, and even buy it.
The Dolly Parton Story, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
theSpace @ Symposium Hall | on now until 28 Aug
This show included many fascinating facts about Dolly Parton's life, career and songs. The venue, The Space on Hill Square, could have been more careful when sticking to Covid 19 guidelines. It was performed by an actress who played the role of Dolly really well and an excellent guitarist, both of them great storytellers.
Dolly’s hits and other songs she is known for, were used to tell her story. The lyrics in these songs and the storytellers were to tell the audience more about her life. I enjoyed singing along to some of my favorite hits which was a brillant way of getting the audience involved.
If you would like to know more about how Dolly started her career and what inspired her song writing I would definitely recommend this show to you.
If you'd like to book a ticket for The Dolly Parton Story, follow this link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22The%20Dolly%20Parton%20Story%22
Written by Amy McCombes