City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Mike Whellans, George Square Piccolo, Review

Mike Whellans is a one man orchestra who, with three guitars, a drum kit, harmonica and castanets delivered a performance of electric and acoustic blues, jazz and folk music all seamlessly strung toge

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2017-2018 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

World Fringe Day: Fringe Thanks Edinburgh With Thousands of Freebies

Today is the inaugural World Fringe Day, a 24-hour celebration of the global fringe movement that was spawned when a group of upstart thespians launched a festival

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Horn at Jazz Fest

The annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival runs the gamut of jazz persuasions from more traditional Dixie and ragtime bands to up-and-coming stars, from big band concerts to Latin dance music. The EJBF comes the month after the Edinburgh International Film Festival and gets the August Festivals season going.

Edinburgh Mela

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2018 dates and times to be confirmed.

As the names suggests, the annual "Mela" is a "festival" or "fair" with a South Asian flavour, but incorporating Scottish and international performances and artists for a multi-cultural flavoured mix. It was founded in 1995.

Edinburgh Quartet: Dance!, Summerhall, Review

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The Edinburgh Quartet were centre stage for a special work by Shostakovich.

Join an Alliance of Defiance with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 70th Anniversary Programme

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The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme, which launched today, will bring shows from around the world catering for all ages and appetites to celebra

Hans Gál’s Opera Song of the Night, The Queen's Hall, Review

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This, the third of Hans Gál's four opera was given its first performance in Breslau in 1926; several performances followed.

RSNO Season Finale: Mahler Three, Usher Hall, Review

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The final concert of the 2016/17 had just one work. Mahler's Symphony No 3 is considered the longest symphony of all.

RSNO’s transport partner host musicians’ performances on Scotland’s main railway lines

Musicians from Scotland’s national orchestra will take the train to various destinations across Scotland to perform concerts for the very young to the more mature this week and will provide fellow pas