City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Grand Concert: Scots Fiddle Festival

Fiddle Festival 2009 Logo

The Scots Fiddle Festival's "Grand Concert" is a chance to hear Aly Bain & Ale Möller, Maggie Adamson & Brian Nicholson, and Iain MacFarlane & the Henderson Family.

Scotland and Shetland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Aly Bain's playing is unique, vibrant unmistakable tone that has earned him a following throughout the world.

"Heat the Hoose": Scots Fiddle Festival Opening Concert

Session A9

The Scots Fiddle Festival warms up with the "Heat the Hoose" concert in the Assembly Rooms' Music Hall on Friday night.

Review: Mudhoney & The Vaselines, 9 October 2009


Heritage rock, once the preserve of grey-haired bands from the sixties and seventies, is now deep within the "alternative indie" music of two decades ago. Spurred on by the modern day success of the Don't Look Back brand ethos as well as festivals such as All Tomorrow's Parties offering quick reunion fixes, the everlasting present of rock music has now reached the early nineties rock scene, giving us the bizarre sight of Pixies in 2009 touring their classic Doolittle album twenty years on.

RSNO Best of All Possible Worlds Concert Review

Emmanuel Laville

The first half was dominated by the personalities of the conductor and the soloist. Kristjan Järvi is the talented younger son of the Orchestra's conductor laureate. Lithe and ardent he moved from one front corner to the other on the new conductor's podium in gleeful control of the players in front of him, and when applause came too soon, of the audience too.

Autumn Concert of the Orchestra of the Canongait Review

Helena Buckmayer, piano soloist

The Orchestra of the Canongait under its founder and conductor, Robert Dick, for their Autumn Concert contributed to the bicentenary of two prominent composers, Mendelssohn who was born in 1809, and Haydn who died in 1809.

Simon Smith Piano Recital Review

Simon Smith was born in Northumberland in 1983. He learned to play the piano at St Mary's Music School before reading Music at Clare College, Cambridge. Back in Edinburgh he is a music engraver as well as a performer who specialises in contemporary music.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union 150th Anniversary Concert Review

The Edinburgh Royal Choral Union is Edinburgh's oldest choir, founded in 1858. It was given Royal status in 1911 and performed at the opening of Usher Hall in 1914 which became its spiritual home. But for the Usher Hall's renovation and improvements this their 150th anniversary concert would have been held a year ago.

Madness to Headline Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party on Princes Street, Edinburgh

Cockney ska funsters Madness are headlining this year's Hogmanay in Edinburgh, it was announced yesterday.

Little Shop of Horrors Review

Claire Buckfield as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors

This zany, offbeat musical has gone through the rounds as one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time; the original 1986 premiere scored by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken being adapted from a 1960s movie conceived and shot in a matter of days by Roger Corman.

Little Shop of Horrors Review 2

This is a shop full of talent with a monster munch as the centre piece.