City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Hans Gal Anniversary Concert

It is odd that a work by a composer who spent half his long life in Edinburgh should have its Scottish premiere on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Handel's 'Theodora' Review

George Frideric Handel was one of the most prolific Baroque composers of the eighteenth century. Of German descent, he became a British citizen in 1927 and wrote an abundance of operas and oratorios, notably the Messiah, first performed in Dublin in 1742.

Meeting Joe Strummer Review

The age old fight between music for music’s sake, that benches for political standing and belief, pitted against the often inevitable sell-out is the central focus for this amicable, heartwarming tale, which uses The Clash front man as a mutinous symbol in Thatcher's Britain.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Series

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra were in fine form last night, playing at their home base, the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. The programme was led by guest conductor, the renowned Diego Masson, who last worked with the SCO in the early 90s.

Belated Recognition for Composer Hans Gal

There are signs that Hans Gal, a composer who spent half his long life in Edinburgh, is gaining long overdue musical recognition.

Interview: Johnny Dredd, "Folk Junk" Singer-Songwriter

Singer-songwriter Night at the Blue Blazer

For singer-songwriters wanting to get on the first step of the ladder to pop stardom Edinburgh has a thriving open mic scene. Edinburgh songwriters have clubbed together to produce a number of their own compilation CDs, as well as occasional solo efforts.