The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.
A new six-day festival with a range of activities and entertainment centred around Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.
The Burns&Beyond Festival which had its inaugural year in January of this year will be returning in January 2020 with a Festival Club at the Assembly Rooms fe
Although not formally part of the Fringe programme, this recital fell within the festival programme of events hosted at the beautiful Georgian church of St Andrew and St George.
An interesting, stimulating and varied programme, with a wide selection of music from the Renaissance period.
The director spoke knowledgably and passionately about the various instruments, and the commentary interspersed between the musical items was amusing and engaging. Though the text (and translation, where appropriate) of the songs was helpfully provided, it was clear that it was the instruments themselves that were the main source of fascination for the audience, and that it was these they came to see.
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.
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
The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance in Scotland’s capital
Songs by legendary 1980s Manchester rock band James contrast with ancient music from Swedish fishwives, songs from the German cabaret tradition, and a ground-shaking, spirit-soaring hymn from the Amer
Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, 7th December) for a new six-day Edinburgh festival celebrating Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.