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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

Nature's Heart

Buddha Maitreya Join Buddha Maitreya, an enlightened meditation teacher who sings his own enchanting songs, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Enjoy a serene afternoon with him and his enlightening songs, all written and performed by Buddha Maitreya, including lyrics that reveal hidden depths and pointing to the truth of…

St Mark's ArtSpace, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

Church

£15 (£10) / 0131 659 7600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Church

£15 (£10) / 0131 659 7600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Whither Must I Wander?

David John Pike (baritone), Stephen De Pledge (piano) Canadian baritone David John Pike and pianist Stephen De Pledge present a moving programme centred around Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel set by Vaughan Williams, and Butterworth’s settings of poems from Housman’s A Shropshire Lad. Pike’s recent release on…

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali with The Copper Cats Quintet and Bedlam Swing Trio Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Alleycats: A Cappella 2.0

The Alleycats The Alleycats make a triumphant return to invite you on an audiovisual journey through the technological era. From the invention of the wheel to the dawn of Tinder, the Cats will delight with their velvety blend and lighthearted progressive brand of a cappella. The pairing of magnificent musicality and…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Three

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Three

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bach for Breakfast

Royal Over-Seas League 16th sell-out series. Charlotte Ashton flute, Ruben Palma cello, pianists Jan Hugo, Stephen de Pledge, James Sherlock, William Vann. Works by Bach and contemporaries. Different programmes each concert. Tea/coffee pastries afterwards included. www.rosl.org.uk.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of five young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Barluath were also winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beethoven for Breakfast

Royal Over-Seas League Beethoven and contemporaries. Includes Solem Quartet, Zelkova Quartet, cellists Christian Elliott, Ruben Palma, pianists Robin Green, Jan Hugo, Somi Kim, and Alexander Soares. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee pastries afterwards included. www.rosl.org.uk.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 21 Aug

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: James Lambeth Sings Rodgers and Hart!

James Lambeth Mellifluous vocalist James Lambeth returns, showcasing the fabulous compositions of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, including such Great American Songbook standards as Blue Moon, Have You Met Miss Jones, You Took Advantage of Me, Manhattan, The Lady Is a Tramp, I Wish I Were in Love Again, and the show's…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

Blue Rose Code

Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£14.50 (£12.50) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dean Friedman

The pop troubadour who thanked his lucky stars in the 70s is experiencing a revival.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

International 1

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

International 1

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

International 1

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 30 Aug

Dick Gaughan

Gaughan plays an eclectic mix of styles and stringed instruments combining his classic orchestration skills with a love of the Scots ballad.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dom and The Ikos

Steaming roots music bringing the classic sound of New Orleans R'n'B and funk right into the 21st century Singer and pianist, Dom Pipkin, plays New Orleans favourites and standards spiced with R’n'B with his five-piece band, The Iko’s. “I can't hold a candle to this guy, he's a great piano player" (Jamie Cullum). One-time…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Jul

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

2pm - Parade from The Mound to the West End of Princes Street. 2-5pm - Performances in Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, Grassmarket. Over 700 Carnival Performers: Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobats, puppetry from all over the world including: Acrobats from Zambia, dancers from South Africa, Italy, Greece and…

The Mound, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Jul

Free / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

FFS

There's a new supergroup in town. Glasgow indie rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed us with theatrical alt.rock group Sparks to form FFS.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 24 Aug

£20 / 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.

Iestyn Davies & Ensemble Guadagni

Iestyn Davies Countertenor Richard Egarr Harpsichord Pamela Thorby & Tabea Debus Recorders Bojan Čičić & Sophie Gent Violins Huw Daniel Violin / Viola Alison McGillivray Viola da gamba William Carter Theorbo / Baroque guitar Orpheus Britannicus: The Music of Henry Purcell Praised for…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 19 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Sat 25 Jul

£36–£52.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Kim Edgar

www.kimedgar.com Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity, with five star reviews. Hear songs from her acclaimed solo albums Butterflies and Broken…

Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Church hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 332 0122

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Movin' Melvin Brown: Me, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr

Movin' Melvin Brown Melvin is a toe-tapping throwback to the golden era of song and dance men. A must-see celebrating the genius of Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr. Movin’ Melvin Brown is an award-winning international entertainer, a living showbiz legend who has shared the stage with BB King, Stevie Wonder, James Brown…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

£10 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£13 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

£14 (£13) / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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North Sea Gas: Scottish Spirit

North Sea Gas Edinburgh's award-winning band return to the AMC for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with songs and stories from their latest album, Fire in the Glen and from previous recordings. They will entertain you in the Scottish Spirit with an array of instruments, tremendous three-part harmonies and great craic.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

Big Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Paul Towndrow & Ryan Quigley

Charlie Parker with Strings / Clifford Brown with Strings: In a very special event, trumpeter, Ryan Quigley, and saxophonist, Paul Towndrow, play the music that Parker and Brown made with strings for their late 40s/50s recordings, with a jazz rhythm section, and an eleven piece chamber orchestra. “A certain 1950s romance…

George Square Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Jul

£15 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Rake's Progress

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis Conductor Royal Conservatoire Voices Timothy Dean Chorus Master Emily Birsan Anne Trulove Andrew Staples Tom Rakewell Gidon Saks Nick Shadow Elizabeth DeShong Baba the Turk Catherine Wyn-Rogers Mother Goose Peter Rose Trulove Alan Oke Sellem…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years, for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s and 60s like Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man's a Dustman, Nobody's Child, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more, with some folk songs…

The Edinburgh Academy

Wed 26 Aug

Robertson Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Robertson Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Robertson Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Solid musicianship and original lyrical content, reaching out to young and old alike. From the youthful exuberance of Restless Nights to the heartbroken rendering of Get Well Soon, Tom and the PennyBlacks keep the audience spellbound. Age category: 12+

C, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

–1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

–1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

–1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 31 Aug back to top