City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Roots music


The Joe Corrie Project - “Cage Load of Men”, St Bride's, Review

The Acoustic Music Centre can boast the hosting of many famous performers but on Saturday 8th August, Fife poet, songwriter, miner and social activist, Joe Corrie will be centre stage.

Donnie Munro Review

Donnie Munro

Much has happened since Donnie Munro ended his highly regarded role as Runrig front man but nothing has diminished the quality of his voice or eroded his ability.

Blueflint at Leith Folk Club

Fresh from supporting The Proclaimers for six weeks on their UK album launch tour, Blueflint are touring throughout the UK in spring and summer 2013 .

Stairheid Gossip Review

The small Back Room at St Brides was the venue for the three-strong Edinburgh women’s a-cappella group, Stairheid Gossip. It is not clear how l

Ravi Shankar - Evening Ragas Review

Fringe 2011: Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar has spent decades crossing boundaries, both geographical and musical, whilst remaining among the finest living exponents of Indian classical music.

The Robert Burns Experience Review

Fringe 2011: Andrew and Jock of the Robert Burns Experience

A Burns Supper in August may seem a daft idea, but that's the essence of The Robert Burns Experience held in Monteith’s restaurant on the High Street.

Rachel Sermanni Band Review

Rachel Sermanni

At only 19 years old, Rachel Sermanni has supported Mumford and Sons, KT Tunstall and Newton Falkner, and is taking the festival circuit in her stride this August.

Music of the Clàrsach (Scottish Harp) Review

Cris Stout & Catriona McKay

The clàrsach, or Scottish harp, is Scotland’s oldest traditional instrument. It has been in existence since pre-Christian times and is seen in carvings on Pictish stones.

Korean Drum: Journey of a Soul Review

Korean Drum

This is not so much a show as an experience, immensely enjoyable and a spectacular outpouring of dancing and drumming, and frequently both simultaneously. Fifteen dancers and drummers deliver high energy entertainment that commands the full attention of the audience. Adult and child alike are gathered up in the visual and auditory feast.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Review

Tattoo 2011: Lion Rampant projected onto Edinburgh Castle

There are some things that you can rely on with the Edinburgh Tattoo: marching bands, fireworks and big bangs, mass country dancing, and displays of military manoeuvres. A lone piper will play a plaintive lament from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle towards the end of the show, making the hairs on 9000 necks stand to attention, before the rousing grand finale of mass pipes and drums playing together. Running to 27 August, it's the biggest cast in the festival city, set against one of the most spectacular settings in Edinburgh, if not the country.