Today’s choice: Dick Gaughan | Comedy Gala 2013 | Neil Gaiman
Three highlights from the Edinburgh Festivals for Thursday, August 22: folk singer Dick Gaughan, the Comedy Gala show, and writer Neil Gaiman.
Music: Dick Gaughan
Acoustic Music Centre, 8pm; more info
It’s been some time since the veteran Scottish folk and protest singer released an album, but more than 40 years after his career began he’s still gigging and is now hosting a radio show too. Tonight he makes his annual Fringe appearance.
Comedy: Comedy Gala 2013
Playhouse, 7.30pm; more info
Raising money for HIV and Hepatitis C charity Waverley Care tonight are Adam Hills, Roisin Conaty, Kevin Bridges, Russell Kane, Phill Jupitus and many more.
Books: Neil Gaiman
Charlotte Square, 8pm; more info
Author of The Sandman, Coraline and Stardust (as well as being Mr Amanda Palmer), Gaiman visits the Book Festival today to discuss his new novel with Charles Fennyhough.