City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music

RSNO: Grand Gala Launch of New Headquarters

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The former chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, Sue Bruce, is now Dame Susan Bruce and newly appointed chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Brahms' Violin Concerto RSNO, Usher Hall, Review


Vienna was the common theme of the three works performed. Two of them were crowd pullers whilst the opening Webern might well have been treated with caution by the unknowing.

Rhythm Machine hits Summerhall in new monthly residency in the Dissection Room

On 14th November Soulsville & Nothing Ever Happens Here present Rhythm Machine, Summerhall's new monthly club night.

RSNO Romeo and Juliet, Usher Hall, Review

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet describes the feuding between Romeo of the Montague family and thirteen year old Juliet of the Capulet family.

Scottish Opera's Carmen, Festival Theatre, Review

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It is hard to believe that when one of the most famous of all operas was first performed in Paris in 1875 Spain was a far-away and exotic country hard to reach over the Pyrenees.

Edinburgh International Festival announces first production of Festival 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival has revealed it will present the Salzburg Festival’s internationally acclaimed production of Bellini’s Norma as part of Festival 2016.

The Maiden in the Tower, Queen's Hall, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme at the Queen’s Hall featured Finland – the conductor Tuomas Hannikainen; the violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the composer Lotta Wennakoski, whose composition ‘Ver

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert, Balmoral Hotel, Review


It was a privilege to be invited once again to the annual Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert which is the show case for the year’s winners of the competition among young Swiss musicians.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, A Word with Dr Johnson, Traverse, Review

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In 1746, when Samuel Johnson set out on creating the compilation of what was to be his renowned Dictionary of the English Language, he knew it wasn’t a one man job.

Mr McFall's Chamber - Solitude - Baltic Reflctions, Queen's Hall, Review

Robert McFall and the ensemble that bears his name bring a certain domesticity to the concert platform without ever domesticating their repertoire.

SCO Plays Brahms Symphony No 1, Usher Hall, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2015/2016 season features many of Brahms compositions and the opening concert at the Usher Hall began with his Academic Festival Overture, a lively piece celebrating the

RSNO Mahler's Resurrection, Usher Hall, Review


One powerful symphony for the Season's Opener.

Girls Rock School Edinburgh

Girls Rock School (GRS) Edinburgh is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to have free music workshops open to all regardless of age or ability.

Festival and Fringe Wraps - the Archive Lives On

Another festival - Edinburgh Guide's 18th festival - has officially drawn to a close marked by last night's explosive spectacle.

Back to Blackbrick, Pleasance Courtyard (The Cellar), Review

Back to Blackbrick

A tale about story telling and memory. As we get older we don’t stop learning, but what if we stop remembering, even our own life story?

EIF 2015: The Last Hotel, Royal Lyceum, Review

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Put Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh in the same space and watch the sparks fly.

Ndebele Funeral, Summerhall, Festival Review

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Nothing is black or white in this powerful play from Brooklyn based Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative.

The RSNO Takes the Train

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Musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) are being encouraged to leave the car and take the train to concerts across Scotland.

Scotland’s Cabaret Le Haggis Reveals Its Fringe Line-up

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Scotland’s reputation for being dour and buttoned up may be well and truly shattered at this year’s Fringe with the Celtic Cabaret that is Le Haggis.

Half Price Tickets for the Tattoo

Tattoo 2011: Lion Rampant projected onto Edinburgh Castle

A limited number of half-price tickets for this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo preview performance on Thursday 6th August will go on sale from the

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys, Sound House, Review

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys

When Lindsay Lou sings its like listening to a very versatile musical instrument with universal pitch.

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