City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Rock and pop

Let’s Inherit the Earth, Pleasance Courtyard, Review


As we trudge through our muggy, too-hot-for-the-Scots-but-can’t-complain summer Morna Pearson’s new comedy with songs, Let’s Inherit the Earth could not be more timely.

Choir of Man, Assembly Rooms, Review


Imagine if the local pub had a glee club….and we’re in The Jungle, a makeshift pub on the big stage at Assembly Rooms.

Love Music Community Choir & Punkit present: Punks, Rebels & Radicals

A night of hair-raising musical adventures featuring internationally renowned percussionist Joby Burgess, Love Music Community Choir and Punkit, an explosive extravaganza with massed youth percussion

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour


Every year the Edinburgh Fringe is full of improvisation.

EIF 2016: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, The Hub, Review

Alan Cumming -- Photo Credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

Was there ever a more unlikely star than Alan Cumming? The Dundee lad became the toast of Broadway, a Bond henchman and Eli Gold, the Mr Fixit in seven seasons of TV’s The Good Wife.

Greater Belfast, Traverse Theatre, Review

Greater Belfast - Matt Regan

‘Greater Belfast’ is an evocation in sound, both musical and vocal, of the estrangement and affection a city can produce, especially amongst its exiles.

Daffodils, Traverse Theatre, Review

Todd Emerson and Colleen Davis in Daffodils  (photo credit, Garth Badger)

Daffodils (a Play with Songs), by Rochelle Bright, is inspired by the true life love story of her parents and their first encounter which “all started with a daffodil.”

Simon Kempston, The Royal Oak, Review


In a small, cosy space under a bustling pub in the centre of Edinburgh, Simon Kempston plays for a captive audience.

EIF 2015: Anna Calvi and Heritage Orchestra, The Hub, Review


Anna Calvi stands transfixed in spotlights while shredding electricity from her fingertips like a Young God born anew wielding powers we mere mortals can only dream of.

Video: Brass Band Playing Joy Division on Canal Boat

This is one of those "only in Edinburgh" moments. A brass band floats down the Union Canal in Edinburgh playing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division.