I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

One of Scotland's most respected musicians and a versatile keyboard improviser in all styles, Richard Michael BEM brings his dazzling fingers and presentation skills to the fore in an evening devoted to the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter... 

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks. Relax at the end of a wonderful day, or warm up at the start of a great night, with some of the most popular and enduring melodies and lyrics from the golden age of songwriting... 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

“All I knew was the playground song Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off,” says opera singer Louise Macdonald, “until I started learning Schumann’s Maria Stuart Lieder with renowned pianist, Malcolm Martineau, OBE... 

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

If you want a break from the theatre and live performances, if you want to try a calmer, different kind of show, this late-night screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, accompanied by a live orchestra, is just the thing... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

The contribution of travelling composers and performers to the music of Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group in the vibrant acoustic of St Mark’s Church... 

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

John Sampson (trumpet and recorder) joins the orchestra for performances of Vivaldi's recorder concerto in C minor and Handel's trumpet suite in D. Programme also includes Ravel's Bolero, John Rutter's Suite for Strings, Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Bach's Air from Suite in D (Air on the G string). 

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The History of Jazz Piano is now expanded into a journey over three nights taking in the greatest jazz pianists from Fats Waller to Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Richard, a 2010 Herald Angel winner, will demonstrate how these masters developed their unique styles by picking apart their individual techniques and performing their most famous pieces... 

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Royal Scottish Pipers' Society

Music of the Great Highland bagpipe in a variety of forms played by members of the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society and friends, displaying the quality and enduring appeal of the instrument. 

The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

Alasdair Cameron 'one of Scotland's foremost' (Glasgow Cultural Services). 'A master' (EdinburghGuide.com) presents a programme rich in poetry and passion. The Spanish dances and waltzes of Granados are colourful and evocative... 

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

An ear-opening recital of music for Horn and Piano – including an Elgar first – by leading Edinburgh musicians, Neil and Gill Mantle. 

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie plays Elgar’s own transcription for piano of his ‘Enigma Variations’ and a selection of short pieces by other English composers. Elspeth is well-known throughout the UK (particularly in Scotland) and abroad as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist and has recently recorded Enigma Variations for Divine Art Recordings (DDA 25145). 

Carpe Diem Sings

Carpe Diem Sings

Celebrating the music of Peter D Robinson (MTM nominee, Best Composer on the Fringe, 2007) this concert features music from a range of productions. From plague-ridden Edinburgh (Street of Sorrows), through to Burke and Hare (Blood on the Stones), the Highland Clearances (Sailing to Tomorrow), Mary Queen of Scots (Bothwell’s Bride) and witchcraft (The Fire and the Thistle)... 

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Elgar songs for solo and trio featuring Judith Gardner Jones and pianist Richard J Lewis, with Madeleine Trépanier, and Alicia Pettit.  

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013, Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres, blowing the cobwebs out of Italian Renaissance and Russian romanticism, diversifying into hits from the Great American Songbook and showcasing new interpretations of popular Scottish folk songs... 

Celtic Sanctus

Celtic Sanctus

Although the world becomes ever smaller, big questions about our existence and purpose remain. In a global society increasingly dominated by technology, a spiritual hunger endures. In this new work, Peter D Robinson – MTM:UK nominee for best composer on the Fringe, 2007 for Sailing to Tomorrow – combines ancient liturgical text in Latin and English with ancient and modern Gaelic, mixing the Christian and Pagan in a compelling and distinctly Scottish message of one music, one God... 

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Glenbervie Folk Duo

Neil and Kathryn offer a unique blending of Scottish smallpipes, clarinet, vocals, guitar, whistles and maybe Highland pipes. We play traditional material dating from the 15th century to the present day... 

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

Songs you know and love presented by cabaret specialists Patrice and Richard, who have performed on the east coast in the US, Hawaii, Ireland and on cruise ships. Join us for a relaxed collection of standards, songs from Broadway musicals and jazzy tunes... 

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano four-hands programme by two young French artists. Performing: The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Piazzolla), Hungarian dances (Brahms), Slavonic dances (Dvorak). Pierre-Bastien Midali and Elodie Griscelli have performed in France, UK and several other European countries, as well as in Argentina... 

The Gin Chronicles at Sea

The Gin Chronicles at Sea

Interrupt the Routine returns as 1940s radio group The Misfits of London for another highly enjoyable adventure of The Gin Chronicles.This year’s instalment is The Gin Chronicles at Sea, where protagonists John Jobling and Doris Golightly set off on an Atlantic cruise to take a break from their amateur detective escapades... 

The Jazz Influence

The Jazz Influence

Peter Seivewright, who is constantly active both as a classical concert pianist and a jazz pianist, presents a programme of jazz-influenced piano music, including Grace Castagnetta's staggering transcription for solo piano of Gershwin's Piano Concerto. 

The Art of Improvisation

The Art of Improvisation

Hear an acknowledged master of all styles of improvisation delve into as many variations as he can pack into a solo concert. Richard's repertoire ranges from the Great American Songbook to the great jazz pianists, the counterpoint of JS Bach to the traditional songs of Burns... 

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and his own St Francis. This concert is a wonderful introduction to classical music with vivid storytelling and wonderful music. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

The music, song and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group. A dozen musicians play a huge range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, rackets and a serpent... 

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Philomusica of Edinburgh give a performance of Vivaldi's popular Four Seasons. A rare opportunity to hear Vivaldi's original sonnets read by Robin Cairns. Lawrence Dunn (solo violin), Ursula Schlapp (cello continuo) and Gilmour Macleod (keyboard continuo). 

Royal Scottish Pipers Society

Royal Scottish Pipers Society

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo there is not much piping at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers Society was asked to fill this gap. A programme consisting of popular marches, strathspeys and reels as well as jigs and hornpipes... 

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and Piano Recital

A stunning programme for violin and piano including Handel's Sonata No 1, Dvorak's popular Sonatina, Prokofiev's Sonata No 2 and other violin favourites. The musical and exuberant playing of Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) returns to the Fringe... 

Nosferatu (1922): Silent Film with Live Music

Nosferatu (1922): Silent Film with Live Music

Two late night showings of Murnau's classic 1922 German expressionist film Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror, with live music provided by the ensemble Gladstone's Bag. Starring Max Schreck as Count Orlok. 

In the Mood

In the Mood

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and male and female vocals from the 1920s to 1970s, including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Buble and Robbie Williams... 

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Herald Angel 2015 award-winning show from traditional legend Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough) in concert with Scottish composer/harpist Karen Marshalsay and Glenfiddich fiddle champion, Kathryn Nicoll... 

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

World premiere: a theatrical adaptation of Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s moving and enigmatic short stories of her Scottish ancestors’ emigration. Adapted by award-winning playwright Linda McLean... 

The Gin Chronicles: A Scottish Adventure

The Gin Chronicles: A Scottish Adventure

After their great success last year, Interrupt the Routine are back with a brand new episode of The Gin Chronicles.The show’s uniqueness is utterly charming. The cast play actors from 1940s group ‘The Misfits of London,’ who act in their radio show The Gin Chronicles, complete with corporate product placement, Foley artist sound effects, and half-time advertisements... 

So Good a Thing

So Good a Thing

Waldorf Wayfarers – Directed by Australian composer Judith Clingan, 20 students and teachers from Waldorf or Steiner schools in Australia and Taiwan will give an hour’s programme of both early European music for voice and period instruments (medieval, renaissance and baroque), and recent choral compositions, mostly unaccompanied, by Australian and Taiwanese composers... 

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

After his sell-out show at Le Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly London, Gary celebrates Mathis and his enduring legacy of beautiful music such as Misty, A Certain Smile and When a Child is Born... 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's wisdom-packed novella is brought to Edinburgh by the Waldorf Wayfarers – 18 multi-faceted performers, both students and teachers, from Waldorf or Steiner schools in Australia and Taiwan... 

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform all of Beethoven's Sonatas for piano and violin in four concerts, with each concert containing a different set of sonatas... 

Blissful Harmonies

Blissful Harmonies

For one night only we invite you into the blissful, exciting musical worlds of Johannes Brahms, Frank Bridge and Hermann Reutter. We bring you their most touching works written for contralto, viola and piano... 

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright brings the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to a thrilling conclusion with his performance of Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, one of the very greatest piano works ever composed... 

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Edinburgh debut concert of the Berlin-based Tegel Quartet. Following their hugely successful Berlin debut in 2014, four of Europe's most dynamic string players come to Edinburgh to perform the Haydn Bird Quartet, Puccini Crisantemi, Dvorák's dazzling, folk-inspired American Quartet and exciting new war-themed work by the up and coming Berlin-based composer, Iain Stark... 

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Sonata in E major by George Frideric Handel, Violin Concerto in E minor by Jules Conus, Suite from Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and an arrangement of Deep River by Jascha Heifetz – this programme reflects a popular format for concerts between the two world wars... 

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Cathal McConnell and Friends

Renowned traditional music genius, Cathal McConnell, founding member of the Boys of the Lough is joined by Christine Hanson on cello and Duncan Wood on fiddle, for an unmissable concert of the finest traditional music and song from Ireland and Scotland... 

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

The popular Scottish composer presents highlights from his chamber music, musicals and operas. Spanning over a decade of work, this hour-long show includes songs and arias from the stage works John Paul Jones, The Turing Test and Breathe Freely, the piano trio A Persistent Illusion and many more... 

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Students of Edinburgh Napier University return to the Fringe to perform a wonderful selection of solo piano repertoire, including works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. 

Nature's Heart

Nature's Heart

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 our existence... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

It isn’t just through watching the plays of the Bard that you can get a taste of culture here at the Fringe; the Edinburgh Renaissance Band are bards of a different sort. Collaborating with the Polyhymnia Dancers, this seventeen piece ensemble boasts a repertoire of songs from the thirteenth century to the early eighteenth... 

The Gin Chronicles

The Gin Chronicles

Interrupt the Routine takes a trip back in time to the 1940s, where their broadcast of a new radio play The Gin Chronicles is about to begin. Sophistication, class and plucky British humour duly ensues, to great effect... 

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – The Accordion Orchestra of Lower Saxony (Germany) is proud to present its classical programme. A first time participant at the Fringe, the musicians cordially invite you to the fascinating world of classical accordion music... 

Scottish Bagpiping

Scottish Bagpiping

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not much piping in Edinburgh during the Festival. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society were asked to fill this gap... 

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

A comedy that ironically centres around two failing comedians should find humour in the ineptness of these characters. Sadly Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny does not achieve this and we are left awkwardly watching the actors fishing for laughs in this disappointing production... 

Spanish Gold

Spanish Gold

This acclaimed Cumbrian chamber choir returns to the Fringe with a programme of lively and sun-filled choral works from Spain, composed over the last hundred years. Based on traditional texts and beautiful Lorca poems, they evoke the joys, humour and pains of love and life, the summer perfumes of orange and pomegranate, and even a hint of guitar and castanets! 'Extraordinary richness in choral breadth and volume … fine music-making and vibrant programming' (Cumberland News)... 

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) will perform the beautiful Elgar Violin Sonata and also Tartini's famous Devil's Trill Sonata. Included in the programme will be several Kreisler lollipops including Liebesleid and the lovely Schon Rosmarin... 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and vocals from the 1920s to 1970s including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams... 

Brahms the Romantic

Brahms the Romantic

Forming the cornerstones of the repertoire for clarinet and piano, the late Sonatas by Johannes Brahms are passionate and lyrical by turn, infusing Classical form with Romantic feeling... 

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Philomusica of Edinburgh make a welcome return to the wonderful acoustic venue St Mark's Unitarian Church, where they were regular performers in the 1980s and 1990s. The programme consists of three of JS Bach's most popular instrumental works: Brandenburg Concerto No 3, which is for a 10-part string orchestra, No 4 which features solo violin and two solo flutes and No 5 where the strings are joined by violin, flute and piano... 

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Award-winning pianist Sasa Gerzelj-Donaldson returns to the Fringe for Bach’s French Suite No 5, Medtner’s Fairy Tales and Schumann’s Humoreske. ‘Ferocious energy ... tender expression ... 

An Evening with Richard Michael and Family

An Evening with Richard Michael and Family

Scotsman Richard Michael leads his talented family on piano with his daughters Hilary Michael on violin and saxophone, Joanna Duncan on violin and xylophone, and nephew Paul Michael on bass... 

Nature's Heart

Nature's Heart

Koji Takeuchi was born in Japan and began his search for truth in his teens. On a meditation course he had his enlightenment experience in which he saw “the absolute perfection and beauty intrinsic in all things and all beings, the essence of Life... 

Give Take

Give Take

Give Take’s Musical Remedies are an exploration of the healing powers of the natural world. Inspired by Dr Edward Bach’s Flower Remedies, Andrew Morris has composed a series of pieces featuring piano, saxophone and bass... 

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

This one-off recital was a showcase of first-year talent from a group of four classical pianists from Edinburgh Napier University. With two or three turns each to exhibit their skills, they played music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods; the most effective performances fell into the latter category... 

Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann – Piano Recital

Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann – Piano Recital

Sasha returns to Fringe with an all new programme: Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Schumann's Fantasiestucke Op. 111 and Arabeske, and Chopin's Mazurkas (selection) and Ballade No. 4... 

The Ivor Novello Story (by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd)

The Ivor Novello Story (by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd)

Ivor Novello: glamorous stage and screen star, author and matinee idol is mostly known today as a glorious melodic theatrical composer. The majority of his famous numbers are soaring female ballads, therefore compilation concerts tend to feel a little monotonous and this production fell into a similar trap... 

Peter Seivewright Performs Piano Music by Cyril Scott

Peter Seivewright Performs Piano Music by Cyril Scott

Peter Seivewright performs piano music by the English romantic composer Cyril Scott (1879-1970). 

AdLibitum, Violin/Accordion Duo

AdLibitum, Violin/Accordion Duo

Andrea and Djordje Gajic make up the exciting violin/accordion duo, AdLibitum. Both are extremely proficient artists in their own solo careers, and together they perform an exciting repertoire and perform regularly across Europe... 

The Brahms Viola Sonatas

The Brahms Viola Sonatas

Brahms' final chamber works, the Viola Sonatas, are versions made by the composer from his Clarinet Sonatas and contain all the drama and poignancy characteristic of this remarkable composer... 

Saucy Songs and Merry Melodies

Saucy Songs and Merry Melodies

Gladstone's Bag presents a light-hearted programme of radio and TV themes, novelty instrumentals, characteristic pieces and music hall songs with special guest artiste Judith Bowers from the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow. 

Opera Alba

Opera Alba

Opera Alba's aim is to provide luxury entertainment, accessible to all, offering a wide-ranging repertoire from opera's greatest hits to traditional Scottish favourites in Derek Clark's wonderful four part arrangements and more... 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Every evening, the understated sacred space of St. Mark’s church plays host to what is surely one of the most remarkable shows of the Fringe. In flickering candlelight, Jo Clifford performs a breathtaking and moving monologue as a transgender Jesus, filtering classic New Testament parables through beautiful queer lenses... 

Scottish Bagpiping

Scottish Bagpiping

Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not much piping in Edinburgh during the Festival. A few years ago the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society was asked to fill this gap. A programme of popular marches, strathspeys, and reels as well as jigs and hornpipes contrasted with more serious piping including some competition pieces, new compositions, and a piobaireachd, the classical music of the pipes, being played by groups or solo... 

One Or Two Things About Us

One Or Two Things About Us

1 or 2 Things About Us is a community production from Mixit Days, an inclusive theatre company who work with disabled people and give them a chance to perform on the stage. 1 or 2 Things About Us has a great compilation of songs and acts whilst shining light on many of the issues people with disability face as well as new government legislation that instead of improving things has inhibited much of the work supporting people with disabilities... 

Darling Ghost

Darling Ghost

Darling Ghost is a collaboration between singer and pianist Sheena Bernett, four woodwind musicians and two spoken word performers, bringing what they describe as “theatrical anti-punk” to the calm, relaxed venue of St Mark’s Unitarian Church... 

The History of Jazz Piano

The History of Jazz Piano

Hear the greatest jazz pianists come alive through keyboard virtuoso Richard Michael, BEM. Through his work on radio (BBC Scotland's Jazzhouse) and teaching (Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano, St Andrews University) Richard has informed a generation of listeners of the inner secrets that comprise jazz piano... 

Ian Dunnett

Ian Dunnett

Ian Dunnett is an 18 year old, first year piano student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After selling out all five dates of his play Buckingham's Finest at The Royal Scots Club in 2013's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this year he takes a purely musical approach to the festival... 

Concert of the DiapasonG Choir, Italy

Concert of the DiapasonG Choir, Italy

DiapasonG choir from Bolzano, northern Italy performing a wide range of music. From spirituals, classical choir music to Italian folk music and easy listening songs, the choir will present a vast repertoire of music in six different languages and various genres...