City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Folk


Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Virgin arches on the Royal Mile

The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2019 will see 3,841 shows in 323 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are hundreds of free shows and pay-what-you-want shows at the Fringe as well.

Songbirds and Troubadours - Love Music Choirs

The irrepressibly joyful Love Music Community Choir present a concert celebration of songs by songwriters with a gift for exquisite melody and rich storytelling, including music by Handel, Burt Bachar

Step Dance Showcase Explores Treepling for Contemporary Performers

Nic Gareiss_Image Credit Darragh Kane

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance in Scotland’s capital

Love Music Community Choir in concert

Songs by legendary 1980s Manchester rock band James contrast with ancient music from Swedish fishwives, songs from the German cabaret tradition, and a ground-shaking, spirit-soaring hymn from the Amer

Burns&Beyond Festival

A new six-day festival with a range of activities and entertainment centred around Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

New Edinburgh Festival Celebrates Robert Burns "And Beyond"

Luke Jerram's Moon (photo by Rob Brewer)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, 7th December) for a new six-day Edinburgh festival celebrating Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.

Burns&Beyond Culture Trail

Audiences follow a culture trail around eight events in secret locations around the city.

The Culture Trail is part of Edinburgh's 6-day festival of Robert Burns called Burns&Beyond.

Scotland's Storytellers Celebrate St Andrew with a Fisherman’s Feast

Fisherman's Feast_Credit Ludovic Farine

Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast’ has received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals to bring the Galilean fisherman’s story of strength and sociability to life at the Scottish

Love Music Choirs and special guests

The pipes, the pipes are calling! Renowned piper Steven Blake and City of Edinburgh organist John Kitchen join 450 singers of all ages as they breathe life into iconic classical and pop, upturn ancient folk music and celebrate the legendary Scottish musical absurdist Ivor Cutler.