City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Cathedral Festival Evensong, St Mary’s Cathedral, Review

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St Mary’s Cathedral provided us with some excellent music for this celebration of the Assumption, or the ‘Feast of St Mary’.

Organ Recitals in the City, St Andrew’s & St George’s West, Review

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This was the second in a series of lunchtime recitals in the Georgian setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.

The FlyBoys, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Review

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As if Backstreet Boys fronted for Glenn Miller, The FlyBoys, are a boy band, ehhem, “man collective”, swinging new tunes way back to the 30s and 40s.

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.

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge with Nancy Crook, Stockbridge Church, Review

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Nancy Crook returned to Stockbridge Parish Church for her annual organ recital as part of the Fringe.

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.