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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

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

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.

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Back Room

£10 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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(Re)Experimentalista!

The Marvellous Mrs Mulvihill / Susanna Macdonald After five years, Susanna Macdonald (The Marvellous Mrs Mulvihill), returns to the Fringe with her unique brand of manic musical mishaps for two nights only. Pedalling a mix of cabaret/indie/anti-lo-fi/rock imaginings the inimitable Scottish songstress promises not to do…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Bruce & Walker Fringe sell-out show 2014! ‘…wonderful rhythm and lyrics allied to some of the most listenable voices on offer today…’ (Irish Music Magazine). Two of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters are back! Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are powerful solo performers with over 30 albums between them. Their duo…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. Art song is the relationship between music and the written or spoken word, where each is of equal importance to the other.

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Café del Mundo

Ms Fi and the Lost Head Band For a third year Edinburgh singer/songwriter Fiona J Thom brings the Lost Head Band together to perform her songs influenced by the songwriting traditions of the American Songbook, 60s psychedelia, Richard Thompson and rock’n’roll. Fiona has recently worked with theatre group Tightlaced…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

Back Room

£7 (£5) / 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

Chechelele World Music Choir

Chechelele We are an a cappella choir from York. Our repertoire derives from folk traditions in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and New Zealand. Our songs relate to themes of life, love, death, slavery, freedom and everyday life. We love songs with meaning, and create harmonies to reflect moods of joy and…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Clive Gregson

Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and producer of world-renown. Mary Chapin Carpenter named him one of her favourite songwriters. Melody Maker described his band Any Trouble, as the most exciting new rock 'n' roll group since The Pretenders and according to Guitar…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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