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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The maw (and paw) of all fireworks displays brings the Festival season to a close with a programme of music inspired by the theme of war. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre, Beethoven's Edmont Overture, Mendelssohn's 'War March of the Priests' from Athalie, Debussy's…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£12.50 / 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

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sonic Vision

High energy music combines with vivid 3D graphic environments in this unique experience in Scotland's only 360 degree dome film theatre.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

ShowDome

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion

A large-scale music-theatre work featuring Harry Partch's instruments and inspired by Ethiopian myth and Japenese Noh theatre pieces.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Folk at the Oak

The Royal Oak / The Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak is one of the most famous hubs of folk music in Edinburgh. The 30-seater downstairs lounge has been dubbed the Folk Living Room of Scotland's capital. During the Fringe, the Wee Folk Club presents 31 nights of acoustic folk and traditional music, featuring a different…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts — Free

St Mary's Cathedral Celebrating 20 years. A former Times' critics' choice. A whole month of free concerts with leading performers from the world’s top universities and conservatoires. Full details at www.cathedral.net.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Ilan Volkov leads the orchestra through Jonathan Mills' Sandakan Threnody and Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi-award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music: fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles…

Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts building: truly one of Edinburgh's hidden gems. Guided tours after services. Music list and further details: www.robinchapel.org.uk.

The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PAWS

Upcoming outfit influenced by lo-fi US guitar rock from the 90s.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£5; season pass £25 / 0131 629 4101

With Halfrican and Et tu Brute. Part of Pale Imitation Festival.

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Sunday Jazz

JazzMain Quartet Join us every Sunday during August for live jazz with the fabulous JazzMain Quartet. The award-winning Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante is the perfect venue for this class act. Enjoy our authentic Italian menu with smooth jazz in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms - you will not be…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ben Prestage

Ben Prestage "preachin" the blues like only he can!

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Oct 2015

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Harp Sundays

Stephanie Harrison-Boond and Caitlin Bruce Enjoy beautiful celtic harp music played by Stephanie Harrison-Boond and Caitlin Bruce accompanied by fresh, sustainable and locally sourced Scottish food. The award-winning Victor and Carina Contini The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, in the Scottish National Gallery…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Katie Paterson: Earth-Moon-Earth

This early work by Paterson consists of Beethoven's Sonata for Piano No 14, better known as the 'Moonlight' Sonata, translated into Morse code and beamed at the moon; the reflected transmission is then re-translated back into musical form and played on a piano, complete with missing notes where the moon's surface has…

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Sat 30 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 28 Sep

Live Music at Victor & Carina Contini Caffe

Robert Harrison Sunday evening live piano with Robert Harrison in Edinburgh’s newest Royal Mile venue by Victor & Carina Contini. Enjoy jazzy classics while enjoying authentic Italian and Scottish food. The stunning views over the Royal Mile will ensure that this will fill up fast so please be advised to book to…

Victor & Carina Contini Caffè, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Scottish Sinfonia

The Scottish Sinfonia was founded in 1970 by Neil Mantle, who remains conductor to this day, and the amateur orchestra been praised for its stirring performances of late-romantic symphonic classics by Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss, including the Scottish premiere of Strauss' Alpine Symphony.

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£13 (£11) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Clive Parnell @ Connected

Clive Parnell Following 2013's critically acclaimed album release, this gig will refresh your soul. With a seven-piece band, including Yvonne Lyon and Graeme Duffin, come and enjoy a great night of gospel/soul music. ‘This is a first class album, which gets better on repeated listening and will stand the test of time…

Connected, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Main venue

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Daniil Trifonov

One of the most exciting new names in pianism, young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been praised for his astonishing technical command, his overwhelming energy, and his total absorption in his music. He performs pieces by Stravinsky, Ravel and Liszt.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Masses

Choir of St Michael and All Saints Church Come and hear one of Edinburgh's best church choirs perform beautiful music in the liturgical setting it was written for. Music will include works by Byrd, Haydn, Rheinberger and Karl Jenkins.

St Michael & All Saints' Church, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

St. Michael and All Saints Church

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jam Session

Expect a rich mix of styles as musicians of all jazz persuasions drop into the Jazz Bar’s atmospheric late night session.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£5 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Sun 7 Feb 2016

£5 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Rad Trads

Young, hip band from New York playing vintage jazz and blues with a new passion, and full on energy. 

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Feb 2016

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Mon 7 Mar 2016

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Swingle Singers

A cappella arrangements of music from Bach to Bjork.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Fri 24 Oct

£13 / 02871 264455

  • 19:30

Yann Seznec: Currents

New composition exploring ideas of distance, data, modern convenience and memory, created from hundreds of fans controlled by real-time weather data.

Police Box, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Yvonne Lyon @ Connected

Yvonne Lyon Yvonne Lyon is a Scottish singer/songwriter who has received stacks of critical acclaim. Yvonne gets regular airplay on BBC Radio from Bob Harris, Tom Morton and others. Beautiful voice and thought-provoking songs.

Connected, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Main venue

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.