City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

Performers needed for Folk Play Premiere, The Burdies

Folk Drama Session

From Frozie-Toesie to Goosie Gander, a bevy of birds take centre stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 30 December, in a new folk drama for Scotl

Christmas Swingalong 2016, Usher Hall, Review


Owen and Olly are back, bringing their Christmas Swingalong to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

Summerhall Confirms Spring Line Up of 2017 "Nothing Ever Happens Here…" Live Music Programme

2017’s live music event Nothing Ever Happens Here… is to be headlined by Sarah Neufeld, Summerhall has confirmed.

RSNO Verdi Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

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Almost one hundred and forty singers from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus joined a full Orchestra for a concert with just one work, the Verdi Requiem.

An Orkney Wedding, Queen's Hall, Review

An Orkney Wedding

The programme began with Sibelius’ Valse Triste and Scene with Crandes (from incidental music to Kuolema) which he wrote for his brother-in-law’s opera Kuolema.

Edinburgh's Christmas Underway With Light Night

Choir at Christmas Light Night in Edinburgh

The streets are decked, the markets are open, and the skaters gliding in circles around the Melville Monument.

RSNO Dvořák Cello Concerto, Usher Hall, Review


It was a rare sight, and exciting, to see two top cello players perform the solo parts in a work by the older of the two.

Hans Gál and The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, Canongate Kirk, Review

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It is always a pleasure to be invited to a Hans Gál Society concert and discover more of his music.

RSNO Mahler One, Usher Hall, Review

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Einar Englund's Suite from Pojat got the concert off to a chirpy and intriguing start. In its ten minutes we heard its fascinating and contrasting six movements.

Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro, Festival Theatre, Review

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Sir Thomas Allen's production of The Marriage of Figaro was such a success in 2010 that it is no surprise to see it again in Edinburgh.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Rachmaninov Three, Usher Hall, Review

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In 1914 Sergi Prokofiev won an important competition in Moscow with his first piano concerto. It had needed to be published and so he had just twenty copies made.