City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Kyle Eastwood Band, Assembly Hall, Review

Edinburgh audiences were treated to a programme of world class contemporary jazz. The quintet tours extensively and a trip to northern Africa inspired Marrakech.

Ellingtonia, Teviot House, Review

Little could please jazz lovers more than the pick of classic jazz by Duke Ellington and the artists he collaborated with, brought to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival by band leader and drummer

Hamish Henderson Celebrated: Summer School, Ceilidh & Theatre Showcase Scotland’s Folk Legend

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“Maker, ye maun sing them…
Tomorrow, songs
Will flow free again, and new voices
Be borne on the carrying stream.”
(Hamish Henderson)

Edinburgh Sacred Arts Festival at the Fringe

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The historical development of Western music, visual art, ​iconography, poetry, drama, and architecture is deeply linked to the theology, culture and worship of the Christian Church.

The Edinburgh Singers: Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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The Edinburgh Singers were in fine form for a concert centred on Puccini's Missa di Gloria.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

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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 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'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 2019-2020 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.