The elegant 17th century Canongate Kirk, situated in the Royal Mile, is a perfect location for a baroque concert and on Wednesday the Ludas Baroque Chamber Orchestra, founded and conducted by Richard Neville-Towle (the church organist), performed Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Live Music in Edinburgh
A celebration of Scotland's spoken and musical traditions. Free, but booking required via web site
The GRV is a mass of piercings and blackness, awash with Edinburgh’s punk-goth contingency in varying stages of inebriation. Dry ice billows around the room, sweetly licking one’s nostrils. The air feels ripe with anticipation. But there is tension also. Curfew time is ticking ever closer and all we see is a prolonged technical display involving a disgruntled roadie wrestling with stubborn microphones.
St Andrew Square Garden is the venue for the Edinburgh Christmas Nativity Scene and Carol Concert, featuring a chorus from Exile Gospel Choir with support from St Peter’s Primary School Choir.
The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland perform a brand new show at Edinburgh's recently refurbished Usher Hall entitled the 'Dragon's Lair'.
Tegan and Sara… apparently they’re twins and it’s not just clever use of mirrors. Having trudged through many an interview to differentiate which was which it became clear that at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. Having proved themselves internationally as being excellent Canadian exporters of indy/pop/rock they have certainly earned themselves a definitive fan base here in the UK.
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
Young traditional musicians lead folk in this grand finale Homecoming ceilidh dance at the Museum of Scotland. Free.
A vibrant mix of jazz and big band pieces from inspiring ensemble of young musicians. Free.
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.