In August of 2018, Yonge Guns embarked on an ambitious journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! In truth, that journey began in October of 2017 when we became aware of a conflict that wouldn’t allow us to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international contest in Orlando in July. From there we co-ordinated with our venues, found flights, accommodation, and got to work trying to make it a worthwhile experience. Little did we know what was in store.
The Edinburgh Fringe is a huge independent arts festival with acts ranging from comedians to musical theatre shows. We were very fortunate to be put in touch with the SpaceTriplex Studio venue. Well-versed in hosting a cappella groups, the staff acted as incredible hosts and the opportunities afforded to us to see and support other groups within the venue were fantastic. We brought a high energy show that included songs from our newly released CD, as well as a couple of new ones. It was 45 minutes of non-stop fun, inspired by our collective 99 years alive.
We loved going All In and opening up to new audiences from around the world!