City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


St. Andrew's Do Massed Pipes and Drums Parade

As part of many St Andrew's Do events pipe bands will be marching from Edinburgh’s City Chambers up the Royal Mile to play en-masse on the E

Live Music Now Ceilidh Concert

Young traditional musicians lead folk in this grand finale Homecoming ceilidh dance at the Museum of Scotland. Free.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland Concert

A vibrant mix of jazz and big band pieces from inspiring ensemble of young musicians. Free.

Red Stripe Music Awards, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh


Now in its fourth year, the Red Stripe Music Awards 2010, supported by Last FM, is hitting Scotland once more, to give you the chance to share what you’ve got with the rest of the country.

Hogmanay at Holyrood: New Music at the Palace

The Queen's residence in Scotland plays host to a free, unticketed concert by young, contemporary musicians working in the crossover between folk and jazz, celtic and world music.

A Concert for the Sea: in aid of the Marine Conservation Society

A charity concert in support of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, reflecting our changing environment and our links to the climate and seasons.

Off Kilter

The Premiere of Edinburgh Hogmanay's Off Kilter sees artistic director Morag Deyes draw together world class choreographers, dancers, musicians and visual artists under a multicultural Scottish banner. Off Kilter, a specially commissioned work funded by the Scottish Government, plays each day of the five-day Hogmanay festival (see end for times).

Review: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 14 November '09


Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the unique South African acappella group who gained worldwide recognition after their collaboration with Paul Simon on two tracks from his Graceland album - Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes and Homeless - which the leader of the group, Joseph Shabalala, co-wrote with Simon. 

Review: RSNO Favourites, Shostakovich 11 Review, 13 November 2009

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

The audience was so delighted with Ingrid Fliter’s performance that she returned to the keyboard and gave us a four minute encore. She is from Argentina and has played with many major orchestras in recent years. 

Review: Little Boots (Ellie Goulding in support), 25 October 2009

Little Boots

Little boots, otherwise known as Victoria Christina Hesketh, far surpasses the metaphorical implications of her particular namesake.  Having expected (rather ignorantly) someone of such small stature would struggle to fill the HMV Picture House with her sweet little electro pop beats and heart-warming poshy voice - she did not.