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Edinburgh News: music

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.

Review: Hello Dolly!

Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association (MAMA) has been producing musicals since 1951. Their production this year of Hello Dolly! (from the book by Michael Stewart, based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman) is another ambitious presentation.

Edinburgh International Festival Launches Programme

EIF 2009: Mabou Mines, Peter and Wendy

The 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, often harked back to as Edinburgh's golden age of intellectual and scientific accomplishment, is a central theme of this year's Edinburgh International Festival 2009 programme

Review: Dramatic Beethoven, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

James Ehnes, violinist

Thursday night's concert at the Queen's Hall got off to a robust start with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op 84, said to be inspired by his 'pure love' for Goethe's five act tragedy of the same name.

Jolson - The Musical Review

Jolson, the Musical, takes us on an autobiographical journey of the famous singer's life.  Born Asa Yoelson, he was besotted with the stage at an early age, changed his name to Al Jolson, abandoned the rigidity of his Rabbi father and took to an itinerant life.