The fringe is coming back to Cove

Folk music, children’s theatre and the Confessions of Gordon Brown will all be coming to the Rosneath Peninsula next month.

They will be part of the second Cove Fringe festival weekend, following its successful launch last year.

Opening the festival at 8pm on Friday March 7 are internationally acclaimed Scottish folk outfit Bring in the Spirit, featuring not one but two traditional singers.

Rod Peterson is widely regarded as the foremost traditional male singer in Scotland, having been a founder member of Jock Tamson’s Bairns and The Easy Club, while Kirsten Easedale has sung and recorded worldwide with top Celtic band Calasaig.

It also includes the popular accordionist Gregor Lowrey, who has toured and recorded with bands including Black Eyed Biddy and most recently with Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman’ project, and Marc Duff, a founder member of Capercaillie with whom he recorded seven albums which included the first Gaelic Top 40 single.

There will be a licensed bar and raffle. Tickets are £10 and doors open at 7pm.

The following afternoon there is children’s theatre in Pondlife McGurk by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, back by popular demand after their success at last year’s Cove Fringe.

Tickets are £5 for  adults and £2.50 for children under-14. Doors open at 2.30pm.

Kevin Tools' one-man show will be going to London's West End.
Kevin Toolis’ one-man show will be going to London’s West End.

The Saturday evening will see the one man play Confessions of Gordon Brown by Emmy-nominated writer and director Kevin Toolis at 8pm.

Gordon Brown hilariously exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister, the stab-in-the-back plottings, the betrayals, and most importantly – the hair gel!

The production moves on next to the Traverse theatre in Edinburgh and later to London’s West End.

Running time is 95 minutes with no interval, tickets are £15 and there will be a licensed bar and raffle.

The weekend is rounded off from midday to 4pm on Sunday 9th with Stephen Adam and Stella Litchfield returning for a lunchtime concert of music and laughter.

Doors open at 12 o’clock and there will be soup and a roll available until 1pm – included in ticket price of £10. There will be a bar licence until 4pm.

All the events will be held in Cove Burgh Hall.

Tickets are available from local outlets, Cove Burgh Hall website, or by emailing