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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event that draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Fri 1 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 24 Aug

Quartet for the End of Time

Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Antje Weithaas (violin), Alban Gerhardt (cello) and Steven Osborne (piano) perform Messiaen's piece with apocalyptic themes.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

Violinist Alex Yellowlees serves up swing in the classic Reinhardt-Grappelli style, accompanied by his masterful band.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Colvend Public Hall, Dalbeattie

Sat 17 May

£20

Best of Burlesque

Chaz Royal & Edinburgh Burlesque Festival. International Impresario Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Festival, Sexy Circus Sideshow) presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque at the Fringe. Sultry strip tease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around! The grand finale of…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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RSNO: Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony

Samuel Pisar, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Dachau, delivers a personal narration to accompany Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony. Conducted by John Axelrod.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

András Schiff

The lifelong champion of central European music presents a programme featuring Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E minor Op 90 and Piano Sonata in A Op 101, a piano sonata by Bartók, Janáček's Sonata 1.X.1905 ' From the Street' and Schubert's Piano Sonata in G D894.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918

A combination production from the Kronos Quartet, Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and filmmaker Bill Morrison, who uses rare and partial destroyed archive images to create his pieces.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Collegium Vocale Gent

Philippe Herreweghe conducts Lassus' Lagrime di San Pietro.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Napoli Mia! Dinner and Show

Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band Philip Contini sings Neapolitan Songs, tells romantic and funny stories about Napoletani, the beguiling people who live in Italy's most vivacious city. The Be Happy Band live on stage. Three course Neapolitan dinner before the show. Sunshine guaranteed. Age category: PG

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£8 / 0131 556 6066

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 25 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Valvona & Crolla VinCaffe Ristorante

£37.50 / 0131 557 0088

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Valvona & Crolla VinCaffe Ristorante

£37.50 / 0131 557 0088

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

Tony Mitchell A rare chance to catch well-known Edinburgh musician Mitchell in a solo outing with solos, songs and self compositions and a variety of acoustic guitar styles. Tony has been performing and teaching guitar for over 40 years, garnering many accolades for his playing. ‘…the most melodic guitarist I have ever…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

AdLibitum

Violin/accordion duo.

St Mark's ArtSpace, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Church

£10 (£8) / 0131 659 7600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Journey

Savage takes the audience on a journey through the history of fiddle music.

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alastair Savage Trio: The Scottish Fiddle

Alastair showcases the historic fiddle tradition in the fabulous acoustics of the Canongate Kirk. Joined by Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano and Iain Crawford on double bass, he performs the celebrated tunes of great Scots fiddle composers of centuries past, including 18th-century masters Niel Gow and William Marshall, as…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alban Gerhardt and Steven Osborne

The German cellist and Scottish pianist come together to perform a programme of Britten's Cello Suite No 1, Tippett's Piano Sonata No 4, Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Op 102 No 1 and a cello sonata by Britten.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alex Meixner

Grammy Award nominee Alex Meixner presents debut Fringe show, bringing a unique mix of accordion and trumpet, fusing together high energy, original songs with a collective mix of rock'n'roll classics and traditional folk music – all with a unexpected twist! Reflecting his diversity, Alex Meixner has more than 50…

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

Allan Taylor– Endless Highway

Allan Taylor For over 40 years Taylor has been considered to be the consummate performer, a writer of literary gracefulness whose troubadour chronicles encapsulate the realism of otherwise unsung heroes, otherwise uncharted lives. Few can convey life experiences with such eloquence; songs written from a lifetime of…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Anna Prohaska and Eric Schneider

The soprano and pianist perform soldiers' songs celebrating heroism as well as paying testimony to the tragedy of conflict. The programme consists of pieces by Beethoven, Braunfels, Eisler, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Ives, Quilter, Schubert, Liszt, Poulenc, Fauré, Stravinsky and others.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope, Bengt Forsberg and Bebe Risenfors

A programme of Kálmán, Ullmann, Schulhoff, Haas, Berman, Roman and Back by the mezzo soprano, violinist, pianist and multi-instrumentalist.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Archie Fisher

A mixture of Scottish traditional and contemporary songs from folk troubadour Fisher, known for his BBC Radio 4 award-winning show Travelling Folk.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Arditti Quartet

Featuring Jake Arditti (countertenor), the quartet play music by Dowland, Gesualdo, Brian Ferneyhough and Hilda Paredes.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Artemis Quartet

The Berlin-based quartet perform Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' and string quartets by Mozart and Bartók.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

Wendy Carle Taylor and Friends. Sell-out 2010, 2011 and 2012! Spellbinding new show. Stunning interpretations of Scottish, Irish, French and American songs and much more. 'Wonderful album, wonderful voice!' (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2). 'True feast for the soul!' (List) 'Smiling eyes, beautiful voice…

Bruntsfield Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Main church

£11 (£9) / 0131 229 0127

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main church

£11 (£9) / 0131 229 0127

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bach and the Italian Influence

David Hamilton Bach’s organ music shows a wealth of foreign stimuli, but it is arguably Italy’s composers and style that made the greatest impression on him. In arrangements of complete concertos by Vivaldi, or his use of themes by Corelli and Legrenzi as fugue subjects, or, more generally, in the mood and character of…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£5 / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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