Dressed in T-shirt and jeans, a scruff of facial hair, beatbox supremo Beardyman just had to slouch onto the stage for the full-house at Pleasance Grand to start whooping it up.
In a programme of Chopin's piano music Wasa Hasegawa gave us two nocturnes, four Mazurkas, a Scherzo and a Sonata. A wonderful range of Chopin's mastery of the piano.
There’s nothing wrong with Sunny Leith! And there is little wrong with this local production of the musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers.
"The Cosmists were a peculiarly Russian group: they were all very Russian, and they were also, frankly, peculiar.”--Michael D. Gordin, Professor of History, Princeton University
This massive work, far too big for any liturgical purpose is generally regarded as Bach’s greatest composition.
No subject could be more topical than looking at the Middle East today and all the problems that it faces. No surprise then that this event, which was supported by Baillie Gifford, was a sell-out.
After her recent brush with fame as a finalist on The Voice, Sally Barker is back to her roots as lead vocalist in the all female folk supergroup The Poozies, serenading us once again in the less comp
I AM is a challenging piece that is more to be endured than enjoyed, but if you push on through, you may emerge the stronger for it.
Owen Wingrave was the result of a commission by the BBC to write an opera for television. It took about five years for the years to reach the screen.
A orchestra of young people that was founded as recently as 2011 has done well to be invited to the Edinburgh International Festival. And they did not disappoint.
Paddy Ashdown is well known to Edinburgh Book Festival audiences, so Peter Gutteridge was able to give him the briefest of introductions before retiring from the stage.
Anyone passing by the Baillie Gifford Main Tent at the Book Festival on Thursday lunchtime could be forgiven for thinking there was a brilliant comedy act on stage, given the uproarious laughter and a
Jamie Griffiths tour through the arcane world of CDSs (credit default swaps) and CDOs (credit default obligations) might not sound like your idea of an hour of entertainment, but you could be missing
‘Embattled’ might seem an odd choice of word to describe Henry McLeish, former First Minister and David Torrance, political journalist, but the debate on the Scottish Referendum has produced stranger
Eating is a social occasion in China, food is prepared in a way that is specifically for sharing. Here we partake in ancestral tales and dumplings.
War –What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
A fine balance of flair and farce makes Pants Down Circus: Rock, an hour of frolicking fun for all the family.
Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) was remarkably proud of his Scottish ancestry, traceable to the Learmonths of Crail in Fife, although Lermontov himself believed he descended from Thomas the Rhymer.
This round-up of some of the musical acts playing at the Fringe opened with an absolute bang courtesy of Simply Soweto Encha.
Quentin Crisp was a one-off, a complete original, and Mark Farrelly’s superb tribute cunningly captures Crisp’s very particular USP: his style.