City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

EIF 2017: Festival First, Usher Hall, Review

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Sir James MacMillan conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in three works which had received their first performance an Edinburgh Festival.

EIF 2017: The Music of The Incredible String Band, Review

The Incredible String Band

It’s 1967, the Edinburgh International Festival is a youthful 20 years old.

The Last Post, Army Reserve Centre, Review

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During the second World War, Denis Marshall wrote a series of letters to his sweetheart back home in Surrey. Marshall was a socialist and a pacifist but served as a signaller.

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Traverse Theatre, Review

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The longing lyrics of the sorrowful old love song I’m making believe it’s you top and tail this mesmerising staging of the early life of Marc and Bella Chagall, who are the flying lovers of

My Leonard Cohen, Assembly Rooms, Review

Stewart D'Arrietta and Philip Alexander (accordian/melodica) in My Leonard Cohen (photo credit Richard Daniels)

Arriving back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year, following sell out performances at the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Opera House, is Stewart D’Arrietta and his band with their powerful,

Massaoke's Club La La, Assembly George Square Gardens, Review


Massaoke returns to the Fringe with a night of unadulterated, unison audience-belting!

Third Wheel, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Review


The comedy duo behind PREDRINKS/AFTERPARTY,Jude Mack & Eliot Salt, are back this year with Third Wheel, a rom-com of a road trip.

A Heart at Sea, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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On a tiny boat in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival stands Half a String’s mesmerizing story A Heart at Sea.

Sinatra and Me (Again), Frankenstein Pub, Review

Richard Shelton in Sinatra and Me (Again)

In this finely crafted, cool and charismatic Cabaret show, do not expect a typical Tribute act.

Ingrid Lucia Sings Billie Holiday, Spiegeltent, Review

Opening her tribute to singer Billie Holiday with the popular standard Summertime Ingrid Lucia emulated the jazz legend's low key warm and warbling tones.

Mike Whellans, George Square Piccolo, Review

Mike Whellans is a one man orchestra who, with three guitars, a drum kit, harmonica and castanets delivered a performance of electric and acoustic blues, jazz and folk music all seamlessly strung toge