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Edinburgh News: music


Edinburgh’s Italian Cultural Institute Supports Italian Artists at the 2014 Festival Fringe

Last year’s Fringe saw an impressive showcase of Italian theatre that came under the umbrella name Impatto Totale.

Fringe By The Sea Returns to North Berwick in 2014

Fringe by the Sea returns to North Berwick, from the 4th to the 10th of August.

Summerhall Launches Festival 2014 Programme

Located by The Meadows, Summerhall is Europe's largest private multi-arts venue.

Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Seargent Peppers in Let It Be

Authentic sound makes it an easy day’s night.

Assembly Rooms Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

assembly launch 2014.jpg

A fortnight before the complete Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched, the Assembly Rooms has been quick off the mark to reveal their ambitious and exciting line up of shows.

Beethoven's Ninth, Usher Hall, Review

SCO - group photo

The concert at the Usher Hall was conducted by the renowned French conductor Emmanuel Krivine who has recently been appointed as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor.

Rant with Mischa Macpherson trio, Queen's Hall, Review

Having written elsewhere* about a fictional female fiddle trio, it was a natural progression to a concert where the main event was performance by possibly Scotland’s finest female fiddle quartet.

Brassed Off, King's Theatre, Review

Brassed Off band

It’s some 18 years since the film version of ‘Brassed Off’ first appeared, and, as recent reconsiderations remind us, 30 since the 1984 miner’s strike.

The Michael Nyman Band, Queen's Hall, Review

Celebrating his seventieth year, the prolific Michael Nyman’s Band is touring to Gateshead, Liverpool and Bristol, and stopped off at the Queen’s Hall to remind us of his prodigious talent and those o

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Skeleton Wumman, Traverse Theatre, Review

Buchan Lennon as Young Man and Amy Conochan in Skeleton Wumman

Gerda Stevenson has pooled her talents as playwright and poet to create a beautiful modern Scottish sea myth.

Boxe Boxe, EFT, Review

Boxe Boxe scene

Boxing may not be the sport of kings, but it is the sport of artists, writers and great leaders.

Indulge Your Inner Child and Get Geeky At EISF Lates

I'll have what she's drinking

With a week to go until it opens, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is reminding people that there's a range of late-night events for adults with a science theme.

Study Shows Soundscapes Create Refreshing Dreams (and Full Moons Bizarre Dreams)

A two-year study into dream control, first launched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, suggests that it's possible for people to create their perfect dream, and wake up feeling "happy an

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Assembly Roxy, Review

Prudencia Hart Production Image 3 -credit Johan Perrson.jpg

An up close and personal dance with the devil.

Edinburgh International Festival 2014 Teaser

The Edinburgh International Festival announced its programme today. This short promotional video clip offers us a taste of the shows to come.

Singin' in the Rain, EFT 2014, Review

Finale from Singin'  in the Rain

Premiered in 1952, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor is still rated as one of the greatest musical movies of all time.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, King's Theatre, Feb 2014, Review

Buddy Clearlake (Dean Elliott and company)

Buddy rides high on the crest of a giant nostalgia wave. Now in its 25th year, this highly successful show was the springboard for the juke-box musicals like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.

SCO's 40th Birthday Concert, Usher Hall, Review

SCO's 40th Birthday concert bow

This week the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40th birthday.

1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett, Summerhall, Review

Tight Laced Kabarett

Tightlaced steps loosely round a pivotal piece of history. Susanna Mulvihill has again undertaken an ambitious piece of work with her latest production, 1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett.

A Moose in the Hoose, Brunton Theatre, Review

Sonsie Music’s adaptation of A Moose in the Hoose adds up to some finely tuned children’s storytelling.

Torchlights and Fireworks Get Edinburgh's Hogmanay Underway

Around 7,500 torchlight bearers led a crowd of 20,000 people through Edinburgh city centre last night to mark the beginning of Edinburgh’s 3-day Hogmanay festival<

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