City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Live Music


Summerhall Confirms Spring Line Up of 2017 "Nothing Ever Happens Here…" Live Music Programme

2017’s live music event Nothing Ever Happens Here… is to be headlined by Sarah Neufeld, Summerhall has confirmed.

Hidden Door Festival

Hidden Door, a not-for-profit arts organisation run entirely by volunteers, specialises in discovering disused spaces in Edinburgh and radically transforming them into temporary, but imaginative venue

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Has Record Year For Ticket Sales

Fergus Linehan

The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.

The Big List of Edinburgh Fringe 2016 Award Winners

Glasgow Girls.jpg

There was a total of 3,269 shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe which ends today. With that many shows, it follows that there are many awards.

EIF 2016: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Usher Hall, Review

The Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig is one of the most established orchestras in Germany (it was the first orchestra in the world to play the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies in 1825-26) and Herb

EIF 2016: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Yannick Nézet-Séguin 01.jpg

For half an hour Sarah Connolly CBE entranced us as she sung six of Alma Mahler's lieder, German romantic songs.

Organ Duets for Two to Play, St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Review

SASGW Organ.jpg

Michael Harris has been Organist and Master of the Music of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh since 1996 whilst his wife, Brigitte, is Director of Music at St Andrew’s and St George’s West.

Jean Rondeau, Harpsichords for St Cecilia’s, St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Review

Jean Rondeau 01.jpg

With the renovation of their hall well under way, The Friends of St Cecilia’s Hall brought a harpsichord to St Andrew’s and St George’s West for two recitals, each of an hour and a half.

EIF 2016: Minnesota Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Pekka Kuusisto credit Kaapo Kamu.jpg

Without a doubt the star of the concert was violin soloist, Pekka Kuusisto. I have never seen a soloist so relaxed and in command of his performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

EIF 2016: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Marin Alsop -photo Grant Leighton.jpg

It was while the highly respected Walter Hussey was Dean of Chichester Cathedral that he and John Birch, the cathedral’s organist, commissioned Leonard Bernstein to write the Chichester Psalms.