City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Virgin arches on the Royal Mile

The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2016 saw 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows from 48 countries in 294 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are 643 free shows and 164 pay what you want shows at the 2016 Fringe.

New Festival Will Celebrate Robert Burns in Words and Music

Free music, spoken word and comedy, inspired by Robert Burns, is coming to one of Edinburgh’s best known New Town streets with the inaugural "Red, Red Rose Street Festival".