City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


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

Sarah Higgins and Henry Pettigrew as Helena and Bob in Midsummer (photo credit Peter Dibdin)

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.

Harry and Chris Save The World, Just The Tonic at The Mash House, Review

Harry and Chris Save The World

Harry and Chris are two genuine best-mates taking their best-matery and their individual talents to create the hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo.

Hot Club Gypsy Swing, Assembly Hall, Review

Dutch violinist Tim Kilphuis stole the show in this double bill afternoon celebrating the music of the legendary Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2018 Gets into Swing

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The 40th Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival is officially underway and will get into full swing this weekend with its two headline free events

Call to Young Creatives from Edinburgh by National Theatre of Scotland

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The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) is marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018 by staging a major radical new festival of international performing arts, Futureproof, created by young people

We Come From Far, Far, Away, EICF, Lauriston Hall, Review

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Theatre Company NIE (New International Encounter) has, for sixteen years, co-created performances with venues and theatre companies across Europe.