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Edinburgh News: music


Scotland’s Cabaret Le Haggis Reveals Its Fringe Line-up

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Scotland’s reputation for being dour and buttoned up may be well and truly shattered at this year’s Fringe with the Celtic Cabaret that is Le Haggis.

Half Price Tickets for the Tattoo

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A limited number of half-price tickets for this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo preview performance on Thursday 6th August will go on sale from the

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Join Joan Armatrading at Fringe by the Sea

‘Fringe by the Sea’, North Berwick’s somewhat doucer answer to Edinburgh’s bacchanalian August festivities, returns with a musical bang this year.

21st Edinburgh Mela Programme Announced

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The full programme for the 21st Edinburgh Mela launched today, offering its usual enticing mix of world music, dance, interactive craft sessions and a smorgasbord o

John Kitchen's Get ORGANised, Usher Hall, Review

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Yet again an enthusiastic audience of nearly two hundred organ music lovers were in the Usher Hall for a lunchtime concert by the City Organist, Dr John Kitchen.

Edinburgh Singers Scotland at Night, Old St Paul's, Review

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Even the best of singing seems bare in a concert without some human interest and Alistair Digges knew this.

Hans Gál's 125th Anniversary Concert, Queen's Hall, Review

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There will have been some older members of the audience who remember Hans Gál, who was born 125 years ago in Austria. Fleeing from Nazi Germany he and and family arrived in Edinburgh in 1939.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Dream of Gerontius, Usher Hall, Review

John Henry Newman was a Church of England priest who in 1845 converted to Roman Catholicism. For the last forty years of his life he lived at the Oratory he had built in Birmingham.

"Big Four" Launch Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Programme

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As we head towards June, it’s only a couple of months before the curtain rises to launch the Edinburgh Festival Fringe again and a world of visitors will arrive i

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, St Stephen’s Centre, Review

Michael Bawtree introduced a concert without a overarching theme but of pieces which were his favourites.

Scottish Opera Announces 2015/16 Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy.

Scottish Opera's Il trovatore, Festival Theatre, Review

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Il trovatore, along with Rigoletto and La traviata, is a must-see grand opera by Verdi. Il trovatore is based in Spain in the 15th century.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

The Creation - Haydn, Usher Hall, Review

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The Creation was composed at the end of the eighteenth century.

Breabach, Queen's Hall, Review

A jig called post-modernity

RSNO's Grieg's Piano Concerto, Usher Hall, Review

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Imagine an overnight sleigh ride across Finland finishing with the sight of sunrise - and that's Nightride and Sunrise composed by Sibelius in 1908.

Søndergård Conducts Eroica, Usher Hall, Review

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The Intermezzo that opened Sibelius's Karelia Suite began with a distant horn which before long brought on the jaunty march of Karelian hunters.

Scottish Opera's new Music Director

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British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa, Festival Theatre, Review

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Annilese Miskimmon directed an extraordinarily sensitive and accurate portrayal of a family's tribulations.

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