Music

Live Music in Edinburgh

Hours-Long Queues On Record-breaking First Day For Fringe B.O.

Submitted by edg on Tue, 16 Jun '09 8.34am

Fringe-goers have been facing delays and long waits to buy tickets for Fringe shows. However, fears that the box office fiasco of last year might be repeated have been allayed with the news that the Fringe Office surpassed all previous box office records after its first day of ticket sales to the general public yesterday, selling tickets in excess of £275,000.

Preview: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Music

Submitted by actionman on Sun, 14 Jun '09 4.50pm

The sheer breadth of Fringe Music on offer does take your breath away, and the extensive classical portion should satisfy most tastes.

Handel's "Alexander's Feast" at the Canongate Kirk on 11 August should be really special.  You could also try the Bach or Beethoven "for Breakfast" events at the Royal Overseas League - tea/coffee and pastries are even included.

Edinburgh Fringe 2009 Is Biggest Yet

Submitted by edg on Wed, 10 Jun '09 7.08pm

The 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which launched earlier today at the EICC, will be the biggest yet with 2098 shows in 265 venues over the course of 24 days in August.

The cover of this year's Fringe programme is a glowing, purple egg. For Kath Mainland, who took the reins as Chief Executive of the Fringe Society only three weeks ago, "the egg symbolises anticipation of the Fringe... you use your imagination to see what's inside."

Theatre Review: Quadrophenia

This octane fuelled musical extravaganza for fans of ‘The Who' roared into the Festival Theatre for a short run until Saturday. Driving up the North Bridge pursued, flanked and then over taken by a veritable platoon of Lambrettas and other scooters by parka wearing enthusiasts placed ‘Quadrophenia' in its historical context.

The Cult - "Love" Live World Tour

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 18 May '09 8.42am

The Cult has announced the launch of The Cult - "Love" Live Tour on May 18 - with confirmed dates in the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

The "LOVE" album is viewed by many fans as The Cult's pre-eminent release. From the immediately recognizable opening notes of "She Sells Sanctuary", through Billy Duffy's psychedelic guitar strains on "Phoenix", to the resolve of Ian Astbury's haunting baritone on "Brother Wolf, Sister Moon", the Cult created an album that maneuvers as a tour de force.