City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Folk


Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

FREE CONCERT
Australian Big Band to make a stop in Edinburgh

Elsa, Assembly Hall, Review

Isobel Rogers in "Elsa"

This new show, “Elsa" is based on the Open Mic format, where amateurs and professionals can try out songs, stand up comedy or read poetry at a coffee house, bar or pub.

EIF 2017: The Music of The Incredible String Band, Review

The Incredible String Band

It’s 1967, the Edinburgh International Festival is a youthful 20 years old.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival<

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang

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The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

Fukushima Friendship Concert

A special free concert by one of Japan’s most exciting young taiko groups & award winners in the all-Japan taiko competition, on their first visit to the UK.

Rant, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rant group

For the ‘post politics’ and ‘post truth’ generation, the word Rant may conjure up unfortunate images, as for those who find the performances of even such as Jordi Savall a little too raw.

Iranian Classical Concert: Darya Dadvar in Collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Darya Dadvar is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer who incorporates jazz, blues, folk and world music into her classical opera.