Bard in the Yard

Bard in the Yard

Bard in the Yard is a Covid-19 inspired project founded on the legend that Shakespeare wrote King Lear and Macbeth in plague quarantine. 

Odyssey

Odyssey

Within the backdrop of his paintings, acclaimed Scottish artist Simon Laurie discusses the inspiration behind his four-week exhibition of recent work at The Scottish Arts Club, and… 

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Felix Mendelssohn came to Scotland in 1829, drawn by myth and history, the works of Walter Scott, and our country’s natural beauty. 

Debussy at Six

Debussy at Six

In 1880, Debussy was piano teacher and accompanist to the children of Nadezhda von Meck, a wealthy patroness. 

Song over Scotland

Song over Scotland

Scotland’s dramatic history is illuminated by her music and traditional folksong. 

Delta Blues and Country Rags

Delta Blues and Country Rags

Lone Bear plays early blues and country rags on resonator guitar, blues harp and kazoo, with classics from the 20s, 30s, 40s and originals which showcase his unique finger-picking … 

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

After the success of their number one single An Ode to Anthony H Wilson, Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet continue to sell out their live shows, festivals and theatres thr… 

The Transatlantic Jazz à Trois

The Transatlantic Jazz à Trois

Classic and lesser-known jazz gems rendered with passion, swing and grace by an international trio of top-flight players. 

Song Over Scotland

Song Over Scotland

Robyn Stapleton, a BBC Traditional Singer of the Year, partners the historian David Purdie to trace the story of the Scots nation through its songs. 

McLachlan Plays McLeod

McLachlan Plays McLeod

Leading Scottish Composer John McLeod launches a new album featuring his entire music, composed over 50 years, for solo piano played by outstanding pianist Murray McLachlan and new… 

Buds of May Be

Buds of May Be

Has the science of love made us unlovable? A 21st-century sonneteer, accompanied by a flautist, try to update relationship practice as laid down by Shakespeare’s sonnets. 

McNaughton

McNaughton

In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R… 

Dada, Surrealism, Bowie and Pop: The Puzzle of Avant-Garde Art

Dada, Surrealism, Bowie and Pop: The Puzzle of Avant-Garde Art

Expect the unexpected at the Scottish Arts Club. 

Phamie and the Prof

Phamie and the Prof

International performing artist Phamie Gow and Enlightenment scholar Professor David Purdie collaborate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. 

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Premium Scottish gin and piano music delivered by two equally premium Scottish people! So sit back and let hospitality blogger Amanda Currie (The Bonnie Bartender) and pianist Fras… 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

‘One of the best music shows … in week one of the festival’ (List). 

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte

It’s Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte is Espresso Manifesto’s tribute to and transformation of the legendary Italian artist. 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

Ron Davis’s SymphRONica has topped the charts, won international raves for their innovative jazz sound, been critics’ choice performers at the Pan Am Games and finished a smashing … 

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred

Nestled away in the Scottish Arts Club is a collection of Canadian poets performing a variety of their work with different styles and a few excerpts from their novels, both publish… 

Men's Morning

Men's Morning

Within the heart of an urban ghetto is a sanctuary, a space where guns, grievances and gang allegiances are left at the door. 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Tucked away in the intimate and comfortable setting of the Scottish Arts Club, Canadian singer Daniela Nardi and her group Espresso Manifesto, comprising Ron Davis (piano), Chris J… 

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred is a powerhouse collective featuring four of Canada’s strongest voices. 

Robert Adam: Architect of Enlightenment

Robert Adam: Architect of Enlightenment

Fencible Productions invite you to an entertaining and enlightening encounter with the Adam Family – father William and brothers Robert, John and James – pillars of Scotland an… 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis’ Symphronica is an exciting fusion of his electric acoustic jazz quartet and a scintillating string quartet (all members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra), unique in its… 

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War will touch on poetry and stories from wars in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka and the Boer War as well as WWI and WWII, interspersed with love songs from the … 

Titans of the Enlightenment

Titans of the Enlightenment

Hosted by Club members Professor David Purdie, retired medical doctor, renowned after dinner speaker and Honorary Professor at IASSH, David Ingram, antiquarian, historian, wit, bon… 

Lunch with the Literati

Lunch with the Literati

The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh’s Rutland Square hosts a series of five encounters with Scotland’s greatest masters of prose and poetry.