City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Edinburgh Fringe 2019

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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.

Agustitos Night

Our monthly "Agustitos Night" is a unique night of Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Rumba & Fiesta Session brought to you by the Sergio Prazeres and the Bossa Trio, Cheekyrrikis Flamenko Power and some special

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast, Usher Hall, Review

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This was the concert to celebrate the end of Thomas Søndergård's first season as Music Director. It filled all the boxes, and proved to be a very fine evening.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period in the second half of June/early July. The festival's artistic director is Mark Adams.

The Reid Consort: Patchwork Requiem, St Mary’s Cathedral, Review

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The few words of introduction by the conductor, Cole Bendall, were particularly helpful in describing what the high-flying Reid Consort had planned for us.

The Edinburgh Singers: Puccini's Messa di Gloria

The Edinburgh Singers' season finale will be an orchestral concert of late romantic masterpieces.

Flamenco Annual Spectacular

Come and see Alba Flamenca students in the Annual Student Spectacular at the beautiful Churchill Theatre in Morningside.

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

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Bach: Mass In B minor, St Cuthbert’s Church, Review

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The advertising was correct for the Bach Mass in B minor. We were promised an exceptional quintet of young Bach specialists for this special concert, and this is what we got.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert's conductor, indeed the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, Elim Chan came on stage with microphone in hand to tell us something of the opening work.