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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

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.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

Former Rolling Stones bassist makes a return to his musical roots with the Rhythm Kings playing the kind of jazz and blues that first inspired him all those years ago. Featuring star of the Original Supremes Mary Wilson.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 27 Jul

£32.50–£47.50 / 0131 529 6000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

  • 20:00

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

I, CULTURE Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony

The young orchestra, made up of musicians from the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan, performs pieces about the brutality of war. The programme includes Panufnik's Sinfonia elegiaca and Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 'Leningrad'.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall with special guest Melanie C.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 20 Jul

£36–£52.50 / 0131 529 6000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

  • 19:30

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

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 28 Sep

Pianist/Guitarist Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart If you've been searching and waiting for a concert full of beautiful music - this is it! The show for fans of Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi and lovers of all styles of acoustic guitar music. Dave Stewart's influences include modern classical, like Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass,Yann Trisen. Dave will…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Back Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Back Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

The Accidentals: 99 Problems But a Pitch Ain't One

The Accidentals After a phenomenal run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, The Accidentals are back with '99 Problems But a Pitch Ain't One'. Ten fun, feisty and fierce girls bring you the freshest beats and constant musical surprises! A show for all ages in the heart of the festival from one of the most exciting groups…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

The Hilliard Ensemble

The British male vocal quartet perform Werner Heider's Six Songs for Peace and Dufay's L'homme armé.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The KU Twist Singers

The Kingston University Twist Singers The exceptional KU Twist Choir premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe in the stunning setting of St Giles' Cathedral. The SATB choir comprises dance, drama and music students who bring music to life, performing a wide repertoire of choral music from a variety of genres. Recent high…

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Midlife Crisis Cabaret Show

Cabaret show by a couple who just want to tick it off the 'to do' list.

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons Pitches Described by The Magnets as 'the future stars of British a cappella', and by the Scissor Sisters as 'the cutest thing we've ever seen', the award-winning Sons of Pitches present Boiler Alert! An evening with The Sons of Pitches brings you a unique blend of vocal gymnastics. Featuring classic chart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips directs the singers as they perform a programme of Renaissance choral music from Italy, France and the Netherlands. Featuring music by Palestrina, Mouton, Josquin, Gombert and Lassus.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Villani Plays Villani

Luca Villani International guitarist Luca Villani performs a recital entirely devoted to his own compositions from the sparkling Rwanda Suite to the poignant My Neverending Love Labyrinth, including his ultimate Edinburgh dedication, Leith Walk Clouds. 'Wonderful to hear' (Scotsman).

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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.

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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Brazouka

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Collegium Vocal Gent: Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Philippe Herreweghe conducts what is widely considered to be Bach's crowning achievement.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Collegium Vocale Gent and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe brings together the singers of theCollegium Vocale Gent and the Scottish Chamber Orchstra to perform a programme of Haydn's Mass in D minor, Bruckner's Ave Maria, Christus factus and Os jsuti as well as Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£12 / 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.

Concerto Italiano

The Baroque ensemble performs music by Marini, Uccellini, Merula and Castello and includes Monteverdi's pieces Lettera amorosa and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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