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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

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.

Real Japanese Drum Beat!

Samurai Drum IKKI Have you ever felt a beat so vigorous and inspiring that your entire being is changed for good? Have you ever heard the passionate fusion of the ancient and the now? Do you know what the soul of Japan feels like? Through IKKI's music you can experience them all. The Japanese drum group IKKI is…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Amphitheatre

£10 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£10 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 23 Aug

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.

Flamin' Dames Sing Coward and Novello

Flamin' Dames Noel and Ivor take centre stage. We salute these Queens of Song, stars of London's Theatreland from the 1920s to the 1950s. Retro showbiz glamour gets a distinct theatrical twist as the spotlight falls on their public personas, private lives and friendly rivalry from a first meeting in 1917. Flamin' Dames…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Preview 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.

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.

Brack 'n' File

Returning to AMC after their debut 2014 Fringe sell-out show, the trio comprises: Maureen Brack, a fine singer from Edinburgh with a wide repertoire covering many styles; Rick Nickerson, formerly bass guitarist with Rankin File (a well-known folk group in the 1970s); and guitarist Tony Mitchell, also a member of Rankin…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 21st Year

Yard of Ale and Guests The festival's best free music event hosted by Yard Of Ale, Scotland's favourite folk'n'fun band and guests: Sandy Tweeddale, Bedford Falls, FCUKulele, Maria Barham, and On The Wagon.

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 29 Aug

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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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.

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years

Bookends Performed by Bookends (Dan Haynes and Pete Richards), they don't dress up, wear wigs, put on fake accents or pretend to be them. Instead, they pay tribute to their music by performing accurate reproductions of their songs, paying particular attention to the perfect timing and diction that Simon and Garfunkel…

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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's Missa solemnis

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Robin Ticciati Conductor Edinburgh Festival Chorus Christopher Bell Chorus Master Genia Kühmeier Soprano Alice Coote Mezzo soprano Michael Schade Tenor Georg Zeppenfeld Bass Beethoven Missa solemnis Beethoven’s grand and tumultuous spiritual journey is one of the…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Berlioz's Grande messe des morts

Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor Edinburgh Festival Chorus Christopher Bell Chorus Master Lawrence Brownlee Tenor Berlioz Grande messe des morts Berlioz’s monumental Requiem is one of the grandest works ever conceived, with music both elemental and touchingly poignant summoned by epic…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Big Band Swing

That Swing Sensation Big Band A toe-tapping evening of music from the era when swing was king with classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals – everything from Basie to Bublé. With several Fringe sell-out show awards and an appearance in the Guinness Book of Records to their name, Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band…

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

Fri 28 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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