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Preview: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Music

Fringe: Soweto Gospel Choir

The sheer breadth of Fringe Music on offer does take your breath away, and the extensive classical portion should satisfy most tastes.

Handel's "Alexander's Feast" at the Canongate Kirk on 11 August should be really special.  You could also try the Bach or Beethoven "for Breakfast" events at the Royal Overseas League - tea/coffee and pastries are even included.

David Byrne Rides Into Town For The Edge

David Byrne

David Byrne, the Stranglers, and The Streets, are among acts appearing at this year's The Edge Festival, the contemporary music festival within the Fringe Festival. Formerly known as T on the Fringe, the music fest marks its tenth anniversary this year.

Edinburgh Fringe 2009 Is Biggest Yet

Fringe 2009: A Girl and Her Eggs

The 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which launched earlier today at the EICC, will be the biggest yet with 2098 shows in 265 venues over the course of 24 days in August.

The cover of this year's Fringe programme is a glowing, purple egg. For Kath Mainland, who took the reins as Chief Executive of the Fringe Society only three weeks ago, "the egg symbolises anticipation of the Fringe... you use your imagination to see what's inside."

Susan Boyle Comes Second in BGT Final

Susan Boyle Dreamed a Dream, but ultimately ended up coming second to breakdance group Diversity in ITV1`s Britain's Got Talent final earlier tonight.

Theatre Review: Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia - Jack Roth (Jimmy - Lunatic)

This octane fuelled musical extravaganza for fans of ‘The Who' roared into the Festival Theatre for a short run until Saturday. Driving up the North Bridge pursued, flanked and then over taken by a veritable platoon of Lambrettas and other scooters by parka wearing enthusiasts placed ‘Quadrophenia' in its historical context.

Susan Boyle Through To Finals of BGT

She had a new coiffure, beaded dress, and a little rouge to the cheeks, but it was the same Susan Boyle.

Meadows Festival Gets Go-Ahead

The Meadows

The 2009 Meadows Festival is set to go ahead on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. The City of Edinburgh Council has now granted permission for south Edinburgh's community festival to be held on the Meadows.

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review 2

Magnificent music takes centre stage in this 50th anniversary production of the classic musical West Side Story - a wonderful night at the theatre for the orchestra's delivery of Bernste

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review

This production of West Side Story - hailed by The Guardian as "the greatest dance musical of all time" - celebrates the show's 50th anniversary.

Review: Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard (Ceilidh Culture 2009)

In the bright glow of evening sun coming through the three stained glass windows of the Lot, a former Kirk that is now the Grassmarket venue, there was already a warm and friendly atmosphere as the audience mingled and waited for the performance by Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard.

Susan Boyle Made Cry Me A River Recording

A version of Cry Me A River sung by talent show contestant Susan Boyle has surfaced on the web. The over-night singing sensation from Blackburn, East Lothian, made the recording for a 1999 charity CD, Music For A Millennium Celebration, funded by Whitburn Community Council.