Below you’ll find details of upcoming Fly Right events, and some events from organisations which might interest you.  You can customise the view using the drop-down box.  Hope to see you at one of these!

Richard Michael at the Piano
Mar 23 @ 14:00

When Richard Michael plays piano it is a treat for jazz connoisseurs. He can improvise in any style and has the banter to keep audiences entertained all afternoon.

As a pianist and organist, Richard gives recitals on The Art of Improvisation, and can improvise in any key, in any style at the merest hint of a theme!

He is also Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz Jargonbuster’ and has demonstrated many styles of Jazz in ‘The Jazz House‘

Richard will be joined by some guest vocalists

Tickets £8

Jump Time – 23 March @ The Merlin
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – Mar 24 @ 23:00

If you’re feeling froggy then Jump Man ……it’s Jump Time!

Time to dim the Edisons and swing out on a solid slab of sound.If you’re not layin’ some hot iron to the bop kick, then grab a flop with the Ickie’s and keep your lamps on the prowl for the knocked out movies on the big screen.

Get here between 7 and 8 and we’ll even enter you in our free early bird raffle that’s drawn at 8.

Don’t vip another vop – if it’s hopped-up, solid-sent and swingin’ like a gate it must be Lee & Seema’s JUMP TIME!!

When: Sunday 23 March
Where: The Merlin, 168/172 Morningside Road, EH10 4PU
What Time: 7 ‘til 11pm
How Much: Only £4 – pay on the door

Freddie King at Fife Jazz Club
Apr 6 @ 14:00

Freddie is a fabulous internationally known vocalist and this is an ideal opportunity to enjoy his distinctive vocals accompanied by Lachlan MacColl who is known in Edinburgh as the ‘Jazz musician’s jazz guitarist’

“Vocalist Freddie King has a rich vintage wine sound, coupled with a baritone sax timbre, not to mention an excellent way with a lyric. Billy Eckstine fans please note and prepare to change your allegiance immediately. Anyone who has heard him scat-singing will know that vocal improvisation comes to him as second nature. You are either born with that inbuilt feeling for the extemporaneous or you aren’t. You cannot learn it.”
Pat Quinn, Edinburgh Evening News

Tickets £8 at the door or reserve
01592 750625
01592 263687

Edinbop’s Big Music Day: Battle of the Bands @ Edinburgh Academy
Apr 12 @ 20:00 – Apr 13 @ 01:00

As part of Edinbop’s Big Music Day on Saturday 12 April 2014, there will be an extra special event at Edinburgh Academy!

It’s the biggest social dance this side of 2014, featuring for the first time a live BATTLE OF THE BANDS with The New Pheonix Jazz Band vs. The Maid of the Forth Stompers!!! Get your dancing shoes on!

Ticket bought in advance – £12
Ticket bought on the door, subject to availability – £15

Buy your tickets in advance at the Counting House on Wednesday nights or online at:

This event is part of a bigger event, Edinbop’s Big Music Day. Tickets to the full day event include entry to the Battle of the Bands. More details can be found at:

Nova Scotia Jazz Band at Fife Jazz Club
Apr 13 @ 14:00

The Nova Scotia Jazz Band is firmly in the tradition of the swinging Dixieland groups led by Eddie Condon, Muggsy Spanier, and Alex Welsh. Featuring the lyrical yet powerful trumpet of Lorne Cowieson, the banjo and guitar wizardry of Duncan ‘Fingers’ Findlay, the genuinely swinging string bass of Andy Sharkey and the clarinet, saxophones and vocals of John Burgess the NSJB are a fresh take on the classic jazz style. Since 2009 the band have appeared at the Glastonbury, Kelburn, Crail, Biggar and Swaledale Festivals, and the Tarragona, Keswick, Bute, Pershore, Shetland, Southport, Ayr, Lockerbie, Glasgow, Fife, Inverurie, Swanage and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals and have played concerts all over the UK with their special guests Roy Williams, Jim Fryer, Ian Bateman, Brian Kellock, Digby Fairweather, Richard Leach, Graham Smith, Gregor Beck and Forrie Cairns.
Woodside Hotel, Aberdour from 2pm
Tickets £10

Easter Swing Dance Weekend: Lindy Hop + Balboa @ Columcille
Apr 19 @ 10:30 – Apr 20 @ 17:30

Making plans for your Easter weekend?

We’ve got the inspirational Freddie Karlbom and Mirjam Johansson coming from Sweden to teach with our own Christi Rankin and Jack Lavender for one weekend only!

Book your place at:

Class info:
Lindy Hop for Beginners with Mirjam and Jack Lavender
Saturday 19 April, 10:30 – 17:30
Total beginners very welcome; also people who have just started and want to build a solid technique.

Balboa Intermediates+ with Freddie and Christi
Saturday 19 April, 10:30 – 13:30
This is for dancers who have been taking lessons for maybe a year and are looking for inspiration.

Balboa Fundamentals with Freddie and Christi
Saturday 19 April, 14:30 – 17:30
For beginners/improvers who have done a few weeks of classes. Also provides a solid foundation for more experienced dancers too.

Lindy Hop Intermediates with Freddie and Mirjam
Sunday 20 April, 10:30 – 14:30
This class is for Lindy Hoppers who have maybe been dancing for a year or so and are looking to make their Lindy Hop flow and open up more space for interpreting and playing with the music.

Class Venues:
Saturday Beginners Lindy Hop:
Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP
All other classes and socials:
Columcile Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, EH10 4RT

Social Dances:
On Saturday Evening there will be a dance in the lovely Columcille hall and on Sunday we will have a tea party also in Columcille.

£25 – Saturday Beginners Lindy Hop
£25 – Saturday Intermediates Balboa
£20 – Saturday Balboa Fundamentals
£35 – Saturday All day Balboa
£30 – Sunday Intermediate Lindy with Freddie and Mirjam
£50 – Full Weekend ticket

Book your place at:

More info at:

600 Minutes of Swing @ St Andrews
Apr 25 @ 20:00 – Apr 27 @ 20:00

St Andrews’ cosy and intense weekend workshop is back in 2014! April 24-26


10 hours of classes
3 socials
2 awesome teaching couples – Joseph & Charlotte and Arnas & Egle
in 2 streams to keep us all learning

Stay tuned at for more!

Edinburgh Balboa Brunch in late April @ Wash Bar
Apr 26 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Save the date!

Jump Time – 18 May @ The Merlin
May 18 @ 19:00

Hold onto your wig-hats Swingsters…. It’s JUMP TIME!

THRILL to the platters that matter from 1930 – 1950!!
STARE at the hopped-up movies on the big screen!!
GASP at our free early bird raffle!!
SWING to the knocked out beat of the hottest sounds in the coolest place!!

Don’t vip another vop – if it’s hopped-up, solid-sent and swingin’ like a gate it must be Lee & Seema’s JUMP TIME Vintage Music and Dance!!

WHEN? 7 ‘til 11pm, Sunday 18 May
WHERE? The Merlin, 168/172 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4PU
HOW MUCH? Only £4 on the door

Edinburgh Baroque Weekend with Karin Modigh @ tbc
May 31 @ 10:00 – Jun 1 @ 17:00