Folk

Community Christmas

Submitted by edg on Sat, 19 Oct '19 7.08am

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas in 2019, Community Christmas takes place in twelve locations over twelve nights around Edinburgh, with a building being brought to life in each locality by winter projections.

The visuals will be accompanied by local choirs and singing groups performing festive tunes. 

Details about choirs and times are still be released, but the venues are: 

Minstrels and Monarchs, artSpace@StMark’s, Review

An interesting, stimulating and varied programme, with a wide selection of music from the Renaissance period.

The director spoke knowledgably and passionately about the various instruments, and the commentary interspersed between the musical items was amusing and engaging. Though the text (and translation, where appropriate) of the songs was helpfully provided, it was clear that it was the instruments themselves that were the main source of fascination for the audience, and that it was these they came to see.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2020

Submitted by edg on Fri, 14 Jun '19 5.30pm

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.