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The Donald Runnicles Birthday Concert, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Beethoven 9 at the Usher Hall

Several hundred enthusiasts were in the stalls an hour before the concert started to hear the conversation between Donald Runnicles and James Naughtie. We learned a little, but not a lot.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2014/15 Programme Announced

Up Helly Aa vikings

Organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay today invited revellers to join the planet's "hottest" party when they announced the programme of events for this year.

Oundjian and Benedetti Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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The first four minutes set us in the mood for some fine Russian music with the seldom heard March from Rachmaninov's Cinq Études-tableaux.

Scottish Opera's La Cenerentola, Festival Theatre, Review

Cinderella - Scottish Opera

There are many versions of the comedy we know as Cinderella but all relate to the unwanted daughter who finds her way to the heart of a prince much to the annoyance of her family.

Elgar's Enigma, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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A concert devoted to Remembrancetide and the outbreak of the Great War could well have been a sad and sorrowful event.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Queen's Hall, Review

Nordic Fiddler's Bloc

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc embrace the traditions of Shetland, Norway and Denmark, in addition to music furth of these northern locations.

John Kitchen's Get Organised, Usher Hall, Review

Usher Hall Organ

John Kitchen told us that the lunchtime recital was titled 'To absent friends: Music for Remembrance in the week of the Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance' because All Soul's Day was just past a

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Nikolai Lugansky, pianist with Russian National Orchestra

If the overture or the first work played in a concert sets the scene then Liadov's short Kikimora gave us a slow and sombre beginning - enough to remind us that we were hearing Russia's longest establ

Tales of a Grandson, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Grandson

Mr. Cannon’s passion for all things historical is infectious, as he makes real the sort of magical history lesson you thought was only possible in your dreams.

The Pop Group & Finitribe, The Voodoo Rooms, Review

I am having a weird altered states flashback to an evening in Sativa circa 1995. My states altered purely by the conflict between nostalgia and the aged reality both within and around me.

Haydn's Harmony Mass, Queen's Hall, Review

SCO - 2014

The programme spanned centuries and began with ‘Solfeggio’, an a cappella composition for a choir written in 1963 by the Estonian composer Arvo Part.

Transplanted Concert, Royal Botanic Garden Lecture Theatre, Review

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Known for their love of shoes together with the hairs of a stringed instrument's bow, Alice Rickards and Sonia Cromarty are High Heels and Horse Hair.

Top Hat, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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It may seem incredible that a 1930s musical showing the farcical shenanigans of the privileged few is still popular in the 21st century but when it arrives with the sumptuousness of this classy produc

Julie Fowlis, Queen's Hall, Review

Performing for over ninety minutes to a near-capacity Queen’s Hall audience, Julie Fowlis confirmed her standing as one of our finest interpreters of Gaelic repertoire.

Dance and sing through October at The Brunton

October brings to The Brunton a really varied programme kicking off with one of the best songwriters in Britain and a highly acclaimed classical quartet.

Blabbermouth 1, The Assembly Hall, review

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From midday to midnight on the day before Scotland’s Referendum on Independence, The National Theatre of Scotland hosted a live twelve-hour celebration of Scottish music and spoken word written by Sco

Moon Duo, The Caves, 4 September 2014, Review

Moon Duo

San Francisco drone-rockers Wooden Shjips have spent the past ten years slowly building a reputation for being the modern motorik beat fan’s transportive brain-hammerer of choice, so much so that lea

Tribute Bands Flock to the Brunton This Autumn!

Maybe Rolling Stones fans couldn’t get tickets to see the actual band on their sell out tours, but this Autumn The Brunton in Musselburgh is offering what looks to

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival is now in its third year.

EIF Director Jonathan Mills Bows Out at Festival 2014 End

EIF Fireworks 2014 - View from Ross Theatre

Last night's Fireworks Concert marked the end of the Edinburgh International Festival and the end of Festival Director Sir Jonathan Mills’s eight year te

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