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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event 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.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Sufjan Stevens

To celebrate the release of his forth coming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens opens his European tour with a special date at the Edinburgh International Festival. Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett. The…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 30 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 16 May

Le Concert Spirituel

Tuesday 11 August 9.00pm Hervé Niquet Conductor Striggio Mass in 40 Parts Written to uplift and inspire, Striggio’s recently rediscovered Mass in 40 Parts is one of the late Renaissance’s grandest, most sumptuous choral works, performed here by leading French early music ensemble Le Concert Spirituel under…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Alexi Murdoch

Live performance from the singer-songwriter.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Animotion Show

Presented by Aurora Nova ‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman). The live chemistry between renowned virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and acclaimed Russian visual artist Maria Rud, delivers a sound and image fusion that is truly unforgettable. Maria’s evolving paintings are beamed live, by…

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 29 Aug

Anna Calvi and Heritage Orchestra

Critically acclaimed star Anna Calvi gives a special concert with the innovative and eclectic Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. Famed for her operatic song, virtuoso guitar playing and theatrical stage presence, in this concert Calvi’s distinctive songs sound quite different. New orchestral versions of…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 19 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 20 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Chambers | Chilly Gonzales

All-round piano virtuoso and entertainer Gonzales teams up with the Kaiser Quartett to present his hotly anticipated new project Chambers performing material inspired by Bach to Daft Punk and much in between. Gonzo re-imagines chamber music as if it were today’s pop, with his array of rap, classical, ambient and more.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 7 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Full Spectrum

An audio-visual experience with light, sound and structure combining with top class DJs and live acts. Line-up includes Crazy P Soundsystem, Davie Miller and more.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Harmonium Project

The Harmonium Project is a free outdoor event marking the opening of the 2015 Festival and the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Created by 59 Productions, the event combines John Adams’s mesmerising choral work Harmonium with a series of spectacular animations, projected onto the outside of the Usher…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guildford 12th Year

Ken Ramage And Friends Annual Jazz Jamboree New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie 6 and trio, Diplomats of Jazz and the great Roy Williams Europe's top jazz trombonist.

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 19 Aug

Larry Kaplan– Folk Music

Larry Kaplan Song for The Bowdoin, Old Zeb, and Song for Gale – examples from a writer considered a leading voice in the American folk tradition. Larry's songs have been recorded by dozens of artists in the US and UK. He has released two CDs through Folk Legacy Records, Worth All the Telling and recently, Songs for an…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

Back Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Back Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Luke Jackson

AMC sell-out 2014! Luke, a rising young roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who was nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2013) for both the Horizon Award (Best Emerging Talent) and the Young Folk Award. With a bold, show-stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Magnetic Rose | Oneohtrix Point Never

Experimental American composer Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) performs a new live soundtrack to accompany a screening of the Katsuhiro Otomo film Magnetic Rose. Oneohtrix, recently cited by NME as one of the ‘100 most influential artists’, creates futuristic soundscapes that continuously conjure mystical…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014 (inc)! Winner – Best Act (Mettman Blues Week 2008, Germany). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit. Hear his show-stopping vocal…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 30 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rameau & Charpentier

Scottish Chamber Orchestra William Christie Conductor Scenes from Charpentier ’s Médée and Rameau ’s Les Boréades William Christie, the great pioneer of the French Baroque revival, conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in an evening of vocal and instrumental music from two of the finest early French operas…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage and Friends Alastair returns to the wonderful surroundings of the Canongate Kirk for his annual celebration of the Scottish fiddle tradition. He will be joined by regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Iain Crawford on double bass as well as special guests from the folk music world. The…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage The upstairs room in the historic Arthur Conan Doyle building offers the perfect setting for a relaxed evening of fiddle melodies by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair was a prize-winning Scots fiddle player in his youth and has performed traditional and classical music throughout his…

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

The Duncan Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

The Duncan Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz. Alex performs with three of Scotland's premier jazz musicians, guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Allan Taylor – Endless Highway

Allan Taylor Allan will sing his songs of the road, written from a lifetime of travelling throughout the world. He has made twenty albums and his songs have been recorded by more than one hundred and fifty artists. Reviewed in the Living Tradition magazine, Grem Devlin said, ‘The guy can simply tease exactly the right…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt Piano Works by Domenico Scarlatti, Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. Famed for her immaculate, sensitive pianism, Angela Hewitt contrasts sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti with lush Iberian fantasies including Granados’s Danzas españolas and Falla’s sparkling, evocative Fantasia baetica.    

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Arcanto Quartet

Purcell Fantasias Britten String Quartet No 3 Schubert String Quartet in G Each a soloist in their own right, the four members of the exceptional Arcanto Quartet – Antje Weithaas (violin), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) – bring together Schubert’s grand G major…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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