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Edinburgh News: music


Boxe Boxe, EFT, Review

Boxe Boxe scene

Boxing may not be the sport of kings, but it is the sport of artists, writers and great leaders.

Indulge Your Inner Child and Get Geeky At EISF Lates

I'll have what she's drinking

With a week to go until it opens, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is reminding people that there's a range of late-night events for adults with a science theme.

Study Shows Soundscapes Create Refreshing Dreams (and Full Moons Bizarre Dreams)

A two-year study into dream control, first launched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, suggests that it's possible for people to create their perfect dream, and wake up feeling "happy an

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Assembly Roxy, Review

Prudencia Hart Production Image 3 -credit Johan Perrson.jpg

An up close and personal dance with the devil.

Edinburgh International Festival 2014 Teaser

The Edinburgh International Festival announced its programme today. This short promotional video clip offers us a taste of the shows to come.

Singin' in the Rain, EFT 2014, Review

Finale from Singin'  in the Rain

Premiered in 1952, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor is still rated as one of the greatest musical movies of all time.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, King's Theatre, Feb 2014, Review

Buddy Clearlake (Dean Elliott and company)

Buddy rides high on the crest of a giant nostalgia wave. Now in its 25th year, this highly successful show was the springboard for the juke-box musicals like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.

SCO's 40th Birthday Concert, Usher Hall, Review

SCO's 40th Birthday concert bow

This week the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40th birthday.

1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett, Summerhall, Review

Tight Laced Kabarett

Tightlaced steps loosely round a pivotal piece of history. Susanna Mulvihill has again undertaken an ambitious piece of work with her latest production, 1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett.

A Moose in the Hoose, Brunton Theatre, Review

Sonsie Music’s adaptation of A Moose in the Hoose adds up to some finely tuned children’s storytelling.

Torchlights and Fireworks Get Edinburgh's Hogmanay Underway

Around 7,500 torchlight bearers led a crowd of 20,000 people through Edinburgh city centre last night to mark the beginning of Edinburgh’s 3-day Hogmanay festival<

Gloria and a Feast of Christmas Music, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

That glorious venue for music, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, with its wonderful, warm-toned organ* was the setting for a fine pre-Christmas concert given by the Edinburgh Singers on a wild night that ce

B Minor Mass, Queen's Hall, Review

Last night the audience was privy to a thrilling performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor.

Schumann Symphony Cycle: II, Usher Hall, Review

As part of their fortieth anniversary celebrations, last night Robin Ticciati concluded his ambitious programme of performing Schumann’s symphonic cycle with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Enough Aready, Summerhall, Review

Francois Sarhan’s Enough Already is a theatrical revolution. In this multi-arts/media revelation, each one of the many art forms employed, down to the last detail, matters decisively.

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

This week the Traverse is hosting its fifth dance festival, showcasing five dance companies, on five consecutive nights, from across Scotland and the UK.

Edinburgh St Andrew's Day Celebrations Announced

Dougie McLean on stage

Edinburgh's Grassmarket will be the scene of a music and dance "extravaganza" this St Andrew’s Day featuring an afterno

Cabaret, King's Theatre, Review

Cabaret starring Will Young as Emcee

In the early 1960s, it was an inspired idea to adapt the stage play, “I am a Camera” based on Goodbye to Berlin, the travel memoirs of Christopher Isherwood, into a musical.

The Lion King, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Lion King's Simba (Nicholas Nkuna) and the Original UK touring company

The Lion King takes the theatrical experience to a higher level. It's visually stunning. 

The Gates: Love, Liberation and Respect, Summerhall, Review

The Gates - cast

A sartorially splendid spectrum of sexuality greets as The Gates is entered. There is a real sense of being part of a 20th century version of the Bar at the Folies Bergères.

Vienna to Prague, Queen's Hall, Review

Llyr Williams

Dvorak’s Notturno for strings was the first piece on the programme at the Queen’s Hall concert. It began life as a string quartet and Dvorak gradually expanded it for string orchestra.

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