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JOYFULTALK: It is still based around a lot of my own instrument creations

The sonic landscapes conjured by JOYFULTALK reflect a spiritual curiosity. The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is without a doubt an intriguing band to emerge from the rural outpost of Crousetown, Nova Scotia. Along with fellow compatriot, Calgary transplant and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey, the duo have been working hard to release LP, Plurality Trip, on 24th August via Constellation Records.
Jay spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from this release, explains the definition of a plurality trip and what he looks for in a great gig.

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Chris Drummond: It’s simply extraordinary language and brilliant storytelling

One of Australia’s top theatre companies will make it to Edinburgh this year with award-winning reimaginging of brutally funny and profound short story by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White. Featuring live music from the Zephyr Quartet and spectacular lighting design by Tony Award winner Nigel Levings, it sounds intriguing.
Chris Drummond, Artistic Director of Brink, spoke with The Fountain about what we are likely to expect from The Aspirations of Daise Morrow, and what inspired him to work with Patrick White’s work.

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Ryan Hendrick: Sundown is a film that celebrates the Scottish Highlands, it feels incredibly fitting

Scotland’s creative industries festival, XpoNorth is showcasing films on 27th and 28th June, showcasing the work of filmmakers from the Highlands and Islands and beyond. Over fifty films will screen during the two-day event in The Playhouse Cinema, Eden Court in Inverness, one of which is Sundown, by multi-award winning and BAFTA Nominated film director and actor, Ryan Hendrick.
Ryan spoke with The Fountain about working under several guises on film sets, a feature he has been hoping to release and bringing Sundown to XpoNorth.

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Ayesha Hazarika: It’s about how women are often pitted against each other

Ayesha Hazarika is returning back to Edinburgh this year with her second show: Girl On Girl: The Fight For Feminism. Comedian and ex-political adviser, who made her hilarious debut last year with The State Of The Nation, is back with a feminist show tackling issues post #MeToo.
Ayesha spoke with The Fountain about her plans for Fringe and what we can expect from the show.

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Geniuser: It was a long time coming but thankfully it is a timeless piece of rhetoric

With the nearing release of new album, I Am (out on 20th July via Ohah Records) and the dropping of single, Epiphany, experimental electro-outfit Geniuser have been busy. Not to mention working on the video for Epiphany.
Michael Allen from the band spoke with The Fountain about all that we can look forward to from the band as well as working with Jackie Baier for the video.

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John & Claire Lenahan: It’s fun scaring strangers when they hear just one side of a conversation

Comedy duo keep it in the family, at the Edinburgh Fringe, as Uncle and Niece, magic and comedy double act, John and Claire Lenahan, are about to hit Just The Tonic Caves for the month of August with their show Loud & Louder.
The duo spoke to The Fountain about performing at the Fringe, how they got into magic and the funny sides of being in a double act with your relatives.

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Jorgie Porter: The character I’m playing now, Iris Kelly, is sort of like a dream come true.

Jorgie Porter rose to fame playing the feisty Theresa McQueen on Hollyoaks and entertained us in the jungle when she took part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Now she’s playing wannabe ballerina Iris Kelly in a new production of Fame. The hit musical will be visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen as part of a UK wide tour this summer and Jorgie took some time out of her busy schedule to chat to us about it.

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