City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Bursting With Youth

Fergus Linehan

A free, outdoor show by Scots electronic and acoustic composer Anna Meredith (see video below) and laser and light artists 59 Productions will launch this year’s 2018

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: Family Ceilidh with The Occasionals

Dance to the music of Freeland Barbour and The Occasionals.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: Catriona McKay and Chris Stout

It's hard to believe there are only two people on stage as this awe inspiring duo weave their way between glorious soundscapes and music of breathtaking simplicity.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: Maeve Gilchrist with Nic Gareiss and Mr McFall's Chamber

Along with Mr McFall’s Chamber, Maeve Gilchrist premieres a work commissioned from her by The Edinburgh International Harp Festival.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: “From Scratch” Performance (FREE)

In the spirit of friendship and fun for which our festival is famous, YOU are invited to join in a concert of music by four well known arrangers and composers who will each rehearse and then lead the

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: From Cornwall to The Isle of Man - Ruth Keggin and Rachel Hair / Sarah Deere-Jones and Phil Williams

Performances from Ruth Keggin and Rachel Hair (Isle Of Man) and Sarah Deere-Jones with Phil Williams (Cornwall)

Edinburgh International Harp Festival: Canty and Bill Taylor / The Winner of the 2017 Young Composer Award

Join us for some Easter and Spring music from Canty and Bill Taylor followed by the Winner of the Young Composer Award 2017.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Dates and times to be confirmed

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.