City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music

Review: Portico Quartet & Sweet Billy Pilgrim, 4 November 2009

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A curious double bill for this midweek gig.  It seems churlish to describe Sweet Billy Pilgrim as the “support act”, particularly as how their recent “Twice Born Men” album was nominated for this year's Mercury Music Award. 

SCO and Paul Lewis Play Beethoven

Paul Lewis plays Beethoven

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's concert at the Queen's Hall, part of their regular autumn series, began with a Webern piece. A student of Schonberg, his music challenges people to listen in new ways.

Review: Bat for Lashes, Tuesday 20th October

Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes has a responsibility to the outside world to be so cool that it makes everyone a bit sad. But Bat (AKA, Lisa Khan) doesn’t see it like that.

RSNO The Firebird Concert Review

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Henri Dutilleux, born in 1916 in Angers, is one of France’s most important twentieth century composers. His Symphony No 1 was written in 1951. The full orchestra started the evening with its four mono-thematic movements.

Scottish Ensemble Side by Side Review

Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble's touring programme to commemorate their 40th Anniversary.

Basshunter Review


So it turns out that Basshunter has quite an extensive repertoire. Having assumed that the one song everyone had turned up for- would simply be stretched out over the necessary period of time, with intermitted “I love Scottish girls” and “Are you ready to party?” It actually turns out he has a least four more.

Review: Girls, 14 October 2009


San Francisco’s Girls seem to be so named after their unreachable objects of desire that just might make them whole. The duo of Christopher Owens and Chet J R White have recently released their first album, the invigoratingly titled “Album”, and filled it with anthems of almost grief-stricken longing set to music steeped in both the upbeat jangling of 60’s garage pop and the frazzled numbness of early 90’s shoegazing.

Noisettes to Join Madness at Hogmanay

Concert in the Gardens

The Noisettes will support headlining act Madness at the Concert in the Gardens on Thursday 31 December 2009, organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2010 announced today.

Free Course For Aspiring Music Promoters at Usher Hall

An innovative new project at the Usher Hall will offer up to 20 young people aged 16 and over the chance to test their music and event promotion me

Zero 7, Queens Hall, 12 October 2009

Zero Seven by Takeshi Suga

Any Zero 7 fans, myself included, who were at this remarkable and eclectic gig expecting an evening of summery pop like the gentle warm breeze of their popular ambient chillout theme Destiny were in for a rude shock. Zero 7 kicked the door down, tore up the rule book and performed a two hour epic set that was more of a bold and chaotic montage of old and new material.