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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

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

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he's been told. The Edinburgh-born songwriter discovered British traditional music whilst in exile down south and fell in love with what he heard. Indeed, his last album 'The Ballads of Peckham Rye' features an all-star cast from the folk world – Karine Polwart, Aidan O'Rourke and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£14.50 (£12.50) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Mon 3 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug

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.

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Simon & Garfunkel - Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12 (£11) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12 (£11) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12 (£11) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 29 Aug

Aberdeen Calling!

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines Aberdeen A Cappella – the award-winning choir, The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines, presents I’ll Be Calling You: a varied, lively and light-hearted performance of women's barbershop singing. www.aberdeenchorus.co.uk.

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

Sat 29 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Afropella Night

Alabaster Box An a cappella concert with a unique sense of indigenous African rhythms, beats and sounds all of which are vocally generated. A musical journey into the spirit of Ghana.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Church at St John's

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 7565

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Church at St John's

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 7565

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Church at St John's

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

Alasdair Cameron, a Piano Recital

Alasdair Cameron Alasdair Cameron, former student of Louis Kentner and Joyce Hatto, debuted in London’s Royal Festival Hall’s Purcell Room. He eventually moved to Europe, and spent 14 years performing, teaching and coaching in Rome, Frankfurt and Salzburg. He was praised by the critics for his tremendous virtuosity and…

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£13 (£10) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Alexi Murdoch

Live performance from the singer-songwriter.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

All Chopin Recital

William Alexander A selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, scherzos, waltzes, mazurkas, etudes and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano).

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

Sat 15 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

All in One

Stefan Warzycki Two staves (and all the leger lines!) become one under Stefan Warzycki's dextrous left hand, in two virtuoso piano recitals including works by Bach, Chopin (arrangement by Godowsky) and a specially commissioned sonata by Pavel Zemek Novák.

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

Sat 15 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

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.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

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.

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.

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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.

Another Big Night in With the Silver Darlings

The Silver Darlings Settle back and enjoy another big night in with the Silver Darlings. They've performed their own unique, electrifying close harmony to audiences throughout Scotland and Scandinavia, and packed out halls at their sell-out Fringe shows at AMC. Although Scottish traditional music in its many forms is…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Big Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Sun 23 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Austin Sound Exchange

Austin Sound Exchange is comprised of professional musicians and vocalists from Austin, Texas who have collaborated to share their city's unique musical genres with people all over the world. Fronted by Chris Beall, Clayton Ring, Jesse Shaefer (Scientist), and Taylor Stearns (American Idol), the band's original songs…

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£10 / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£10 / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£10 / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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