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Live Music in Edinburgh

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.

Edinburgh Castle Piping In Visitors

Submitted by edg on Mon, 27 Jul '09 4.12pm

The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.

The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.

Preview: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

In recent years, criticisms could be levelled against the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival for being overly steeped in traditionalism. While the event remained a cornerstone of Edinburgh's summer festivals, and continued to gain good audience figures, there was little indication of the potentially revolutionary sounds on offer within the jazz spectrum.