City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


Sex Shells, Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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London’s camp cabaret quartet, Sex Shells is a shameless satirical show certain to have you screaming for more.

Dona Nobis Pacem, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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Music of breath-taking beauty awaited us at Greyfriars Kirk for this afternoon recital of largely late Mediaeval Scottish polyphony.

Schütz: Resurrection History, St Vincent’s Chapel, Review

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Tonight’s outstanding performance of Schutz’s ‘Resurrection History’ fell within St Vincent’s ‘Festival of the Sacred Arts’, and was introduced by its director, The Revd Professor Gordon Graham.

Cathedral Festival Evensong, St Mary’s Cathedral, Review

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St Mary’s Cathedral provided us with some excellent music for this celebration of the Assumption, or the ‘Feast of St Mary’.

Organ Recitals in the City, St Andrew’s & St George’s West, Review

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This was the second in a series of lunchtime recitals in the Georgian setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.

Soweto Gospel Choir, Assembly Hall, Review

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This special concert, “Songs of the Free”, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the Father of the rainbow nation.

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

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“It actually translates from Scots to ‘old times past,’” says Mairi Campbell on Auld Lang Syne, the beloved song that conjures images of fireworks and hand-holding at the close of a ceilidh.

EIF 2018, The Orchestra of the Americas, Usher Hall, Review

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The Orchestra of the Americas completed their five week tour of Poland, Ukraine and Germany with a concert full of life and fun in the Usher Hall.

Midsummer, The Hub, EIF Review

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The premiere of Midsummer – a play with songs in Autumn 2008 at the Traverse Theatre was a magical, romantic comedy about Helena and Rob sharing a lost, drunken weekend, without a fairy tale

Preview: An Evening with Amanda F*cking Palmer

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“I did it the way I wanted to,” says rock/punk, theatrical/musical master and misfit Amanda Palmer, gearing up for a short, but explosive, run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

EIF 2018 Opening Concert, Usher Hall, Review

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The Opening Concert set a very high standard with a particularly impressive Haydn’s The Creation.