Sax Appeal 2020

Sax Appeal 2020

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from Fringe frenzy with Scotland’s popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. 

Big Band Swing!

Big Band Swing!

Two hours of big band hits to make your weekend go with a swing from Scotland’s record-breaking big band, Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

Three Broads and a Piano

Three Broads and a Piano

A light-hearted afternoon of trios, duets and solos from opera and musical theatre, encompassing Mozart to Sondheim. 

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert’s masterpiece song cycle Winterreise (A Winter Journey) performed by Scotland’s foremost operatic bass accompanied by legendary Scottish pianist, Walter Blair. 

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, … 

Those Radio Times

Those Radio Times

Philomusica of Edinburgh presents a programme of classic theme music and signature tunes from the golden age of radio. 

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

A cornucopia of music and the extraordinary life story of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, heir to the vast Singer sewing machine fortune. 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

Performing their unique take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return to the Fringe with another thrilling, virtuosic musical journey around Europe, Russia and South America… 

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Edinburgh-based vocal ensemble Cantica Alba, directed by Michael Harris, present Nature’s Glory, a programme of madrigals and partsongs, exploring the world of nature in music, including works by Gibbons, Vautor, Delius (German Partsongs), Britten (Flower Songs) and Bob Chilcott. 

The Magic of Cole Porter

The Magic of Cole Porter

Appearing for the 29th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) follows biographical tributes to Novello, Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin with an evening dedicated to the composer of shows such as Anything Goes, High Society and Kiss Me, Kate, songs including In the Still of the Night and Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye and slick lyrics: ‘I get no kick from champagne’, ‘You’re the smile, on the Mona Lisa’, ‘But now, Heaven knows anything goes’, ‘He may have hair upon his chest’. 

Bach to Benny Goodman

Bach to Benny Goodman

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the much-loved music of JS Bach, reimagined for multiple clarinets and infused with swing jazz, funk and improvisation… 

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Sit back and enjoy an hour of some of the most beautiful 19th-century German lieder. With pianist Robert Duncan, Susan McNaught (soprano) performs a selection of some of Schubert’s most sublime settings of Goethe’s poetry… 

Big Band Bublé

Big Band Bublé

Fresh from his recent successful tour, Scotland’s number one Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie invites you to a night full of seductive songs and big band classics in a fabulous tribute to the Canadian crooner and the era of swing… 

Sax Appeal 2019

Sax Appeal 2019

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with Scotland’s popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. Since their first Fringe appearance in 2004 the Hume has been entertaining audiences throughout Scotland with their enthusiastic mix of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music… 

Power of Music 3

Power of Music 3

Scotland’s own award-winning, best-selling crime author Val McDermid’s novels have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Join her in discussion with Andrea Baker as she selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to her… 

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Na Clarsairean

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Na Clarsairean

Na Clarsairean, The Scottish Harp Orchestra, directed by Isobel Mieras, assisted by Rosemary McKerchar, presents a programme of specially arranged and composed music. They are delighted to be joined by winners of the premier award at the Royal National Mod, Lothian Gaelic Choir, led by Jackie Cotter and Angus Tully, and Rhona Smith, musician and composer from Drake Music Scotland… 

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Marking the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1969 minimalist compositions of Philip Glass (born in 1937), a performance at the Wells-Kennedy organ in St Andrew’s and St George’s West church of Two Pages and Music in Fifths, as well as 1979’s Mad Rush. 

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Elinor Evans

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Elinor Evans

Drawing on her Welsh and Scottish roots Elinor’s programme will include new arrangements of traditional and contemporary pieces composed or arranged specifically for the clarsach to highlight its versatility, securing its place in the modern era as an instrument in its own right… 

Forth Trio

Forth Trio

Forth Trio is a newly established group of Edinburgh Napier music graduates - Alexandra Prentice (violin), Joanna Stark (cello) and Max McWhirter (piano). Dedicated to the performance of unfamiliar piano trio repertoire, the group have crafted an enthralling programme which traverses the genre’s development from its classical roots to various contemporary branches. 

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Lift your spirits with a selection of spine-tingling choral gems to inspire and delight. Discover stunning pieces including music by Parry, Holst, Gjeilo, Walton and Billy Joel. Polymnia, Milton Keynes’ premiere chamber choir, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Step aside from the frantic streets and slip into a meditative mood with the tranquil harmonies of five centuries from Gibbons and Tallis to Gjeilo, Whitacre and Lauridsen. Polymnia, Milton Keynes’ premier chamber choir, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

Power of Music 2

Power of Music 2

Sir Geoff Palmer is a highly decorated scientist, prominent human rights activist and Scotland’s first black university professor. Join him in discussion with Andrea Baker as he selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to him… 

The Golden Era of the Big Band presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

The Golden Era of the Big Band presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

We will be picking the very best charts from our vast library to celebrate the golden age of the big bands. This music is guaranteed to entertain, enthral and get your toes tapping! We are delighted once again to have Martin McQueenie sing the music of the Rat Pack era and pack a few surprises with some new charts… 

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Calum Macleod

Celebrating Scotland's Harp – Calum Macleod

Clarsach player and Gaelic singer, Calum Macleod, grew up surrounded by music, and in this short concert will perform some of his favourite tunes and songs from the Gaelic tradition as well as new compositions… 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning to the Fringe for its fifth year, Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an incredible evening of exciting jazz and toe-tapping swing from Ellington, Basie and many more. 

Piano Landscape

Piano Landscape

Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Ashton plays the beautiful music of Debussy, Daquin, Rameau, Liszt and Ravel in celebration of the natural environment – a programme inspired by the exhibited landscape paintings of the artist John Busby… 

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Adrian Sims, five-star reviewed Edinburgh Festival Fringe pianist, accompanies Miriam Sharrad, Australian mezzo, in an eclectic journey from the salons of Schumann, Duparc and Rachmaninov through opera by Mozart and Puccini to Gershwin and Bernstein on Broadway… 

Power of Music 1

Power of Music 1

Scottish writer Louise Welsh is an award-winning novelist, radio presenter and librettist. Join her in discussion with Andrea Baker as she selects the five pieces of music that mean the most to her. 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Notes 3; Prélude de la Porte Héroïque du Ciel; Dances gothiques; Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois; 6 Gnossiennes. ‘Zen-like calm one… takes us to another world… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

For the seventh year at this wonderful venue, William Alexander again gives a recital of Chopin’s piano music and performs a selection of preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, polonaises and mazurkas along with the second sonata. 

Aberdeen A Cappella – A World in Harmony

Aberdeen A Cappella – A World in Harmony

Aberdeen A Cappella. Returning to the Fringe once again, the highly acclaimed female choir, the Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, presents Aberdeen A Cappella – A World in Harmony: a lively and light-hearted performance of songs from around the world sung in four-part close harmony… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. Veronica is much-admired worldwide for her sensitivity, creativity and deep expression. This year, she presents Beethoven’s Les Adieux in a literary way, alongside with Albeniz’s Spanish dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas and her own new compositions… 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a fourth sell-out year, the world’s biggest big band (probably!) bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond… 

Andrew Carnegie 2

Andrew Carnegie 2

A wonderful programme of music played by Michael Foyle (violin) and Maksim Stsura (piano) to commemorate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), the world’s richest man and the world’s greatest philanthropist… 

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

Perhaps the most insightful left-handed piano player of today, Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew’s and St George’s West with dazzling performances of his own left-hand arrangements of a Bach Cello Suite and the famous Chromatic Fantasia, Brahms’s arrangement of Bach’s celebrated Chaconne in D minor, plus Frank Bridge’s charming Improvisations, as well as the technical and musical tour de force of all 12 of Godowsky’s left-hand elaborations on Chopin’s Opus 10 Etudes… 

Organ Recitals in the City 2

Organ Recitals in the City 2

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recital series on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church. John Kitchen, Edinburgh University and City Organist, plays music by Michael Praetorius, JL Krebs, Heinrich Scheidemann, Georg Böhm and Handel. 

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits: Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and more… 

17th to 21st-Century Airs

17th to 21st-Century Airs

Come and hear this tenor/countertenor duo of Hugo Mallet and Fritz Spengler perform airs from the 17th to 21st century, with music by Adès, Barber, Britten and Purcell. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, and produced and funded by McFarlane Productions… 

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Join this talented London-based cello/piano duo as they perform a series of three consecutive concerts of music by these composers of the classical era. Not to be missed. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. We are a three-part harmony folk singing trio, accompanying our songs with guitar, banjo and ukulele. You will enjoy traditional and contemporary folk songs… 

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh. The 21-year-old is one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene. The raw emotion her concerts create are breathtaking and leave audiences stunned with her unique and exquisite tone… 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

A collection of song settings from some of Scotland’s best-loved writers including George MacKay Brown, Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid, William Soutar and Robert Louis Stevenson. Performed by Alison Bishop and Stuart Hope. 

Late 17th to Mid 19th-Century Arias

Late 17th to Mid 19th-Century Arias

Come and hear this young German countertenor, Fritz Spengler, perform arias from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries. His programme includes compositions by Broschi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Offenbach and Rossini… 

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Distilled in Scotland – 100% Harmony!

Two lifelong Scottish friends – Hamish, an Islander, and Dougie from Edinburgh – fulfil a plan to hike to Edinburgh through Scotland’s Islands, Highlands and Lowlands. Along the way they encounter breathtaking views, recall historical events and share personal memories reflected in the legacy of some of Scotland’s greatest songs… 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

This year the Fife trio will be joined by pianist Fiona Howe to present a delightful variety of chamber music by Reinecke, Molbe, Damase, Debussy, Rubbra and On Wancombe Hill by Edinburgh composer Nigel Don. 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece. In this semi-staged production, Coro 19 and the small instrumental ensemble are directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe… 

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

After their successful Fringe debut in 2018, the Fyrish String Quartet returns to perform Haydn’s String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) and Grieg’s String Quartet No 1 in G minor… 

Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919

Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was the creator of the Carnegie Hall, the world’s greatest temple to the arts and music. Come and hear this centenary recital to commemorate his life, given by Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Keval Shah (piano)… 

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

The two Early Romantic masters, Chopin and Schumann, produced wonderful masterpieces for the piano. Chopin’s Bb minor sonata and a selection from Schumann’s Noveletten form an arresting selection of their music… 

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitarist Stephen Morrison guides you on a journey with the music of Spain. Participate, experience and enjoy the passion, imagery and brilliance through Spain’s national instrument… 

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

A celebration of wonderful wildlife in songs and poetry with Joan Busby (mezzo-soprano), Brian Bannatyne Scott (bass), Walter Blair (piano) and Joshua Manning (reader). Arne’s Cuckoo, Schubert’s Die Forelle, Poulenc’s Bestiaire, Grieg’s Swan, Ravel’s Le Paon and more (even Moussorgsky’s Flea)… 

Turadh

Turadh

Emma and Isbel are both passionate composers of traditional music, which is what initially brought them together as a duo. They both strive to push the boundaries of what is expected from their instruments, alongside composing original, exciting and challenging music. 

Organ Recitals in the City 1

Organ Recitals in the City 1

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recital series on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. The concerts will contain music by JS Bach, Franz Liszt, James MacMillan, JP Sweelinck and Jehan Alain. 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

An evening of musical theatre anthems from the shows you know and love, with songs from We Will Rock You, Matilda, Hairspray, Singing in the Rain and other classics. Join our cast of over thirty vocalists and a live band as we bring you a top-quality performance that will have you laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles. 

Movie Music

Movie Music

Join us on the red carpet for the big premiere of this concert featuring hit songs from the silver screen, including The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia, James Bond, La La Land and more… 

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

American violist Christine Rutledge returns to the Fringe with her new multimedia program combining music by Bach with newly commissioned works by poets from Detroit, Rutledge’s first home… 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This International Japanese pianist gives two recitals of music mainly by Chopin, to include his second Piano Concerto with the Fyrish String Quartet. She will also play The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky arranged by Pletnev and a Beethoven Sonata, along with solo Chopin piano music. 

Here's a How-De-Do

Here's a How-De-Do

An evening that ‘bubbles with wit and good humour’, celebrating the timeless Savoy operas of the Victorian masters, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Come and revel in some of the most singable words and music ever written for the stage, with numbers familiar and unfamiliar from each of their collaborations, performed by soloists from The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, led by their legendary directors, Alan Borthwick and David Lyle. 

A Shakespeare Song

A Shakespeare Song

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based, ten-voiced, a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, return for their annual Fringe performance. With a programme of part-songs inspired by Shakespeare including music by Vaughan Williams, Mäntyjärvi, Chilcott, and John Rutter. 

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart

Appearing for the 28th successive year in the magnificent setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife vocal concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) follow biographical tributes to Novello, Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin with an evening dedicated to the composer of some of the greatest musicals of all time, including Babes in Arms and Pal Joey with Lorenz Hart and Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music with Oscar Hammerstein III... 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning to the Fringe for its fourth year, Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of exciting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington, Basie, Maynard Ferguson and many more... 

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Susan McNaught (soprano), Taylor Wilson (mezzo) and Robert Melling (pianist) present a recital of beautiful German lieder including the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss and Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann... 

Sax Appeal 2018

Sax Appeal 2018

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland's popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a third year, the SLJO bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, the band will perform charts popularised by the greatest bandleaders of all time, including Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington... 

Big Band Swing! From Basie to Bublé

Big Band Swing! From Basie to Bublé

Relive the era when swing was king, with classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals from Scotland's popular record-breaking big swing band – everything from Basie to Bublé. With Fringe sell-out show awards, and even an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records, Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band makes a welcome return to Edinburgh, looking forward to its 10th consecutive Fringe success... 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 3

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 3

Join us in a joyful tribute to the late John Macleod in this unique blend of fine traditional harping and incomparable songs. Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, will perform music specially arranged or composed for them by Isobel Mieras including her new St Kilda Suite... 

Four-Hand Carnival

Four-Hand Carnival

The Edinburgh Piano Duo of Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale present an afternoon concert for young and old on the superb piano found in the welcoming atmosphere and acoustic of St Andrew's and St George's West Church... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. Peter Bream (piano). Prélude en Tapisserie, Four Préludes, Three Véritables Préludes Flasques (pour un chien), Four Ogives. 'Zen-like calm... takes us to another world... 

Audacity

Audacity

One of Edinburgh's newest choirs, Audacity is appropriately named for its bold approach to musical presentation and arrangements that dare to break away from tradition. With an international membership and a repertoire of unique arrangements across several musical genres, Audacity will entertain and delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes... 

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

Original and collected songs and stories from father-daughter duo: with Margaret drawing from her album Brigid’s Birds and Russell sharing some of his very favourite stories. Margaret is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter... 

Nuns and Roses II

Nuns and Roses II

Five exquisite female voices sing an intriguing cocktail of sacred and profane, medieval, classical, folk and contemporary music from Hildegard of Bingen to Joni Mitchell, Byzantine hymns to Norwegian lullabies... 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 'Stout and McKay work at a pitch that elevates the traditional forms their music springs from to spontaneous high art... 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

With their fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return with another exciting, energy-filled tour around Europe. Balkan dance rhythms, wild gypsy tunes, hints of jazz, classical and more, as they take you from France to Finland, Spain to Serbia and beyond... 

Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

Join us for a postmodern take on popular songs from the past decade as well as standards by the likes of Gershwin, Berlin, and Ellington. An intimate evening of cabaret in the heart of the New Town. 

Fine and Mellow

Fine and Mellow

A collection of swinging, bluesy and soulful songs from The Great American Songbook and beyond, delivered in Westwater’s 'smooth... sultry and at times, smouldering voice' (FringeReview... 

Rolling in the Barrel

Rolling in the Barrel

Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic. Bothy-ballad champion Shona Donaldson joins international early musicians Emily White, Morag Johnston and Fernando Olivas... 

Missa Brasileira and Songs of Love and Longing

Missa Brasileira and Songs of Love and Longing

Join St Andrew's and St George's West Choir as they perform a programme of contemporary choral music. Hear the Scottish premiere of a jazz- and Latin American-inspired mass by Jean Kleeb and works by MacMillan, Todd and Carvel... 

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Our budding authors create a marriage of music and words to weave a story of burgeoning romance. Will the path of love run smoothly? Will there be a happy ending? Britten, Berlioz, Gershwin and other musical masters play their part in telling the tale... 

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Bringing energy and charisma, the Fyrish String Quartet presents a thrilling programme including Mozart's enigmatic Dissonance quartet, K 465, and Elgar's quartet in E minor, Op 83... 

All(most) Bach and Chopin

All(most) Bach and Chopin

Virtuoso pianist Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew's and St George's West in two recitals centred on favourite works by Bach and Chopin. 

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes

Kangaroos and Bagpipes is an unique blending of Australian singers and their Scottish counterparts performing traditional and contemporary songs designed to entertain, enthrall and entice you to travel to the Land Down Under... 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. Peter Allen, baritone. Paul Machlin, piano. Broadway, jazz, folk song, classical. This appealing mix of American 20th-century song, sung by Peter Allen, whose 'rich, rounded baritone' is supported by Paul Machlin’s 'subtle coloration' (Portland Press Herald), reflects America’s broad diversity of heritages and cultures as represented by its composers... 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recitals by the next generation of organists on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street... 

La Vieille Alliance

La Vieille Alliance

Come and hear this recital of Franco-Scottish music of the late 19th to 21st centuries for voice, violin and piano. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Stephen Morrison performs a diverse array of compositions for classical guitar from this vast and varied cultural landscape. Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela provide the itinerary for this passionate and vibrant tour. 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding return to the Fringe to play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas... 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, 'voice... of real purity and integrity' **** (BroadwayBaby.com) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with another selection of fabulous, rarely performed Scottish music – this time with baroque fiddle and flute... 

Hans Gál Celebration

Hans Gál Celebration

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform chamber works by celebrated Edinburgh Festival founder Hans Gál which feature viola in a starring role. She will be joined by US colleagues David Gompper (piano), Scott Conklin (violin), and Courtney Miller (oboe)... 

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Come and hear this exciting recital of music for voice, violin and piano written in or around 1918. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions. 

The Golden Era of the Big Band Presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

The Golden Era of the Big Band Presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! The Sound of Seventeen is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes through the eras... 

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Robert Schumann's song cycle of a woman's life, paired with music by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Alma Mahler. 

Shamblestone

Shamblestone

Performing together since 2008, the acclaimed young Scottish duo have taken their music across the UK and return to the festival this year to take you on a journey through unique sound worlds in contemporary and traditional folk music and song... 

All Chopin Programme

All Chopin Programme

Bill Alexander returns to the Fringe to give a piano recital of a favourite selection of rondos, nocturnes, waltzes, études and the sonata in B minor Op 58. 

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt – two great masters of German song in a luscious recital by internationally renowned bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott, rising star soprano Catherine Hooper and legendary Scottish pianist Walter Blair... 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. The choral and instrumental ensemble is directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe. With soloists Lesley Bruce, Jenny Goss and Rachael Liddell the programme also includes works by Mozart... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

Fife musicians Kirsty (French horn), Alasdair (oboe) and Janice (piano) return for their annual Fringe performance, featuring the premier of On Wancombe Hill by Edinburgh composer Nigel Don, alongside classics by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Grovlez and Basler. 

The Power of Music 1

The Power of Music 1

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Northern Ireland and brought his family to Scotland in 1975. He has written five novels and five collections of short stories, as well as screenplays, dramas for both television and radio, and libretti for Scottish Opera... 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Poetic and creative Taiwanese pianist, Veronica Yen, presents two solo recitals featuring a combination of Beethoven's sonata The Tempest, Mozart Concerto K466, Chopin, Granados and her own magical composition Spanish Watery Garden with inside-the-piano technique... 

Drew Crichton in Concert

Drew Crichton in Concert

This young organ scholar at St Andrew’s and St George’s West returns to the Fringe to perform a programme of works by composers including Bach, Widor and Karg-Elert. Not to be missed. 

The Power of Music 2

The Power of Music 2

One of the BBC's best-known journalists and presenters, James Naughtie is now is now special correspondent for BBC News. Inspired as a child by an eccentric but brilliant music teacher, he brings music to countless audiences... 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. Join us for this concert of classic and current songs from the house of mouse – a must-see for anyone who loves the Fantasmic world of Walt! Incredible harmonies, dancing and live band will ensure you leave with a spring in your step and a song in your heart... 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

The talented performers of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with an unmissable evening of musical theatre classics you will know and love. Performing some of the best known songs from the stage with stunning harmonies and a live band, you will be taken on a musical journey of the biggest hits from London’s West End to the shimmering lights of Broadway... 

Songs of the Hebrides

Songs of the Hebrides

A programme telling the adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser and illustrated with the lovely Hebridean songs she collected, arranged and published. Recently performed in the Scottish Arts Club, though it was first conceived many years ago for the Scottish Portrait Gallery. 

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

The beautiful songs of Edward Elgar and Maude Valérie White. A lively fin de siecle salon recital also featuring works by Gabriel Fauré, Roger Quilter, Ethel Smyth and Frank Bridge... 

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

This talented, international Japanese-born pianist returns to the Fringe to perform Mozart’s piano concerto No 12 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1. She will be accompanied by a local string quartet and will also perform an exciting programme of solo piano music. 

The Sound of Their Music

The Sound of Their Music

An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Relive the classic songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and, of course, The Sound of Music as well as items from their lesser-known works – performed by the principals and chorus of The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society with their legendary directors, Alan Borthwick and David Lyle. 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning after a second highly successful gig in 2016, the Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of riveting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington and Basie through to Maynard Ferguson... 

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

This Edinburgh-based ten-voiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present Heavenly Harmony, a programme of sacred music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from Byrd and Bruckner to Ešenvalds and Miskinis. 

Irving Berlin – 100 Years of Song

Irving Berlin – 100 Years of Song

Following last year’s popular success with The Magic of MGM, Fife’s leading operatic concert group, Ensemble (ensembleinfife.org.uk), reverts to a programme based on a single composer... 

Sax Appeal 2017

Sax Appeal 2017

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland's popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

That Swing Sensation, Scotland's record-breaking big swing band, with another night of toe-tapping music from the era when swing was king. Classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals that will have you dancing in the aisles... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Songerie vers Jack. Le Fils des Étoiles – 3 préludes. Descriptions automatiques. Sarabandes. ‘An accomplished pianist, Bream… plays with the gentle zen-like calm one would hope for in a performance of Satie’s fascinating works… takes us to another world through his playing... 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturian, Granados, Rameau, Zolotariev and Piazzolla... 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). After spending time in successful collaborative work with musicians and composers all over the world, these two consummate, vibrant and innovative musicians return to present an acoustic programme of their incomparable music including tracks from their new CD... 

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor was first performed in 1901 soon after the amazing success of his second piano concerto. It is delightful to hear many of the attractive features of the piano concerto again in the cello sonata: warm rich harmonies, sweeping melodies, virtuosity from both instruments, and an unforgettable slow movement... 

My Journey Throughout China

My Journey Throughout China

Yi Dong makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency) and to take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big-band era and beyond! Sound of Seventeen is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes... 

Shades of Dave Pell

Shades of Dave Pell

An afternoon of great jazz music with this local octet who recreate the spirit of the legendary Dave Pell Octet – whose soloists included Dave Pell, Jack Shelldon, Art Pepper, Ray Sims (Zoot's brother) Pepper Adams and Marty Paich... 

Riversong

Riversong

Rivers have always inspired artists, poets and composers. Enjoy City Chorus performing beautiful music on a riparian theme, from classical works to show tunes, jazz standards to folk songs, spirituals to new compositions... 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite variations, nocturnes, fantasias, waltzes, mazurkas and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Aberdeen A Cappella

Aberdeen A Cappella

The award-winning choir the Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents It's Showtime! a varied, lively and light-hearted performance of show songs sung in four-part close harmony.  

Pitchcraft

Pitchcraft

Humour, versatility and originality weave through a polished and spellbinding performance from a choir that's a bit different from any you've heard before. This show covers uniquely crafted arrangements of popular contemporary songs and some beautiful classics, each given its own twist and soaked with humour, passion and surprise... 

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

The story of the clarinet told from a truly global perspective by Scotland's premier clarinet ensemble, in virtuosic performances on clarinets of all sizes. Featuring the quartet's well-established concert format of original compositions, commissions and little-known arrangements, SCQ will take you on a thrilling musical tour from Mozart to African Highlife via Indian raga and contemporary Australian sounds, without neglecting Scotland's own musical traditions... 

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Looking for adventure? Join us on our modern day musical Grand Tour. Does a trip to Paris appeal? Or perhaps a life on the ocean waves? Share our travels in song through Europe and America in the company of cosmopolitan composers including Purcell, Ravel and Hoagy Carmichael... 

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Come and hear this young Napier University music graduate and St Andrew's and St George's West organ scholar perform in his first solo Fringe organ recital. 

Distinctively Scottish

Distinctively Scottish

Kirsty Wark is one of television’s most experienced presenters and author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle. James Runcie is a director of television and theatre, radio commissioner and author of The Grantchester Mysteries... 

19th-21st Century Song Recital

19th-21st Century Song Recital

A programme of Finnish, German, English, Scottish and Russian 19th to 21st-century songs conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions. Part of the baroque to 21st-century recital series... 

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A rare chance to hear some of the loveliest Romantic music ever written, in the glorious acoustic of St Andrews and St George's West Church in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town... 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Composer and pianist Julian Layn returns to the Fringe to perform his unique 21st century classical music, including his Thunderstorm Trilogy, the Queen and the Ecocalypse works. His composition style extends beyond classical minimalism, offering a sound and themes that resonate with today's social and political context. 

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, returns to the Fringe with two concerts of unusual 16th- to 17th-century Scottish and French music, exploring The Auld Alliance. Gorgeous, rarely performed songs take you to another age of love, with all its joys and pain, expressed straight from the heart... 

Piano Masterworks 2017

Piano Masterworks 2017

New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead returns to the Fringe with a compelling programme of classical masterworks from Schumann's Fantasie, Op.17, to Stravinsky's Petrouchka Suite.  

Songs from the Exotic

Songs from the Exotic

Susan McNaught (soprano), Taylor Wilson (mezzo) and Robert Melling (pianist) present a recital of beautiful 19th and 20th-century songs, chanson and lied, inspired by the sights and sounds of exotic and far-off lands... 

Songs from the Deep South

Songs from the Deep South

A collection of swinging, bluesy and soulful songs from the American deep south set off by Westwater’s ‘smooth…sultry and at times, smouldering voice’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Including Basin Street Blues, Lazy Bones, Summertime, Swing It Brother Swing, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans and some surprises... 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. Influential composers Ponce and Chavez evince their culture utilizing traditional song with indigenous influences each creating their highly personal expression... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians: Kirsty Howe (horn), Alasdair Hill (oboe) Janice Gibson (piano), will play their fifth Fringe, presenting a jazzy number by Paul Basler, romantic Schumann, a hunting song by Cooke, sublime Blanc, and a quirky piece by Damase... 

L'Amore e Il Dolore

L'Amore e Il Dolore

Join Anna Dennis (soprano), Owen Willetts (countertenor) and Tom Foster (harpsichord) in a concert of Baroque arias, cantatas and duetti da camera by Durante, Geminiani, Handel and Scarlatti... 

Poacher's Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Poacher's Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Alastair McIntosh is a writer, broadcaster and activist on land reform, spirituality and ecology. His pilgrimage across the island where he was born, Harris to the south, Lewis to the north, is a thought-provoking journey relevant to current events... 

Anthems – The Movie Musicals

Anthems – The Movie Musicals

Following sell-out success in 2016, Edinburgh Music Theatre will be returning with another evening of marvellous movie and musical theatre classics. Songs from stage and screen will be brought to you by Edinburgh’s finest vocal talents... 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart and finishes with Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky... 

Fringe Fantasmic

Fringe Fantasmic

Following sell-out success in 2016, Edinburgh Music Theatre will be returning with another fantastic musical production for all the family this August. Join us for this concert of classic and current songs from the house of mouse, a must see for anyone who loves the Fantasmic world of Walt! Including sing-along favourites from Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast, to name but a few... 

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

Over two recitals, Stefan Warzycki performs all Chopin's Op 10 études as recast for the left hand by Leopold Godowsky. Plus, Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and a transcription of his famous D minor Chaconne. 

Cello and Piano

Cello and Piano

This exciting American cello and piano duo returns to the Fringe for the second time to perform works by Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and Dmitri Shostakovich. A performance not to be missed. 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba's most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano music... 

Fusion

Fusion

Steve Skinner (vocals, guitars, Indian harmonium), Seamus Corr (saxophones, flutes, pipes), John Bradford (percussion) and Ruth Ker (double bass) came together in Leeds to explore their love of world music, composition and improvisation... 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices, directed by Graham Hair, presents a recital for four women's voices and piano. The recital includes Hans Gal's romantic Rilke Trios, Boston-based composer Margaret McAllister's Rilke duo Wendung and new works by Graham Hair: Mediterranean Duets and Trios to Salvatore Quasimodo's haunting Italian translations from the Greek... 

The Magical MGM Musicals

The Magical MGM Musicals

Appearing for the 27th consecutive year, and in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble (EnsembleinFife.org.uk) follows last year’s dip into the Great American Songbook with a foray into the magical MGM musicals... 

A European Pilgrimage

A European Pilgrimage

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present A European Pilgrimage, a journey through six centuries of sacred choral music from around Europe, from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary colours... 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Returning after a sell-out gig in 2015, the Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of riveting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington and Basie through to Maynard Ferguson... 

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano, stormy and tender, set the mood for György Kurtág's deeply-felt Hommage to R.Sch: a work rich in allusions to the romantic composer's fantastical alter egos Master Raro, Eusebius and Florestan... 

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. Ekaterina Gopenko (Moscow, Russia) and Magda Nova (Kiev, Ukraine) unite to create this spellbinding concert programme, featuring songs in Russian, English and Ukrainian... 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 3

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 3

East meets west as Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, is joined by zheng player Yi Dong and Lothian Gaelic Choir in a programme of traditional and contemporary tunes showing the links and contrasts between the music of two nations... 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Join this young Edinburgh-based pianist in his solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut as he performs an exciting programme of piano music including works by Liszt and Bach. 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen's latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. His recital illustrates the flexible form of the baroque suite featuring music by Johann Jakob Froberger (a student of Frescobaldi) and by Georg Böhm (an important forerunner of JS Bach, whose work is now seldom performed)... 

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. On the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street, they perform a programme of four hands and four feet on one pipe organ. 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Jean Rondeau has been stirring up the early music scene since winning the Bruges Harpsichord Competition. Celebrated for his often iconoclastic interpretations of standard repertoire, this young French artist already has two successful solo CDs to his credit... 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Get a glimpse of something new happening. Alt-rock classical composer and pianist Julian Layn gives a solo excerpt on the piano of his unique form of 21st century classical music – thrilling, driving, thriving maximalism. 

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

Come and meet Holly Bidgood, author of The Eagle and The Oystercatcher. Her novel is set in the Faroe Islands in April 1940, when two British Destroyers sail into the harbour at Tórshavn... 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Brilliance, sensibility, joy and mastered technique are the inspiring forces of the Volt & Potenza duo. Oda Voltersvik (Norway, welcomed by conductor Marios Papadopoulos as a ‘pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone’) and Giulio Potenza (Italy, praised by Martha Argerich as ‘a very gifted and deep pianist’), have been performing together since 2014, attracting enthusiastic reviews... 

Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

Two of Scotland's finest musicians come together for a magical recital, featuring Vaughan Williams' song cycle Songs of Travel, based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and other songs relating to travel and separation by Schubert, Borodin, Haas and Robert Burns... 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 1

After spending time in successful collaborative work with musicians and composers all over the world, these two consummate, vibrant and innovative musicians return to present an acoustic programme of their incomparable music including tracks from their new CD... 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes special guest Fraser Fifield, with his Traditions Suite for Saxophone Quintet... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries presents a new, mainly solo programme inspired by compositions of the early nineteenth-century Hungarian guitar virtuoso, Johann Kaspar Mertz. This elegant recital is designed to demonstrate the predominantly Romantic, pianistic influences found in Mertz's work, and to explore the repertoire of duos which Mertz wrote for the specific combination of terz guitar and standard guitar... 

Sing Freedom

Sing Freedom

Join St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir in a performance of Bernstein Chichester Psalms and Songs of Slavery, new Spirituals by Andrew Carvel and Stuart M Mitchell. Ian Gilmour presents, Michael Harris, organ, directed by Brigitte Harris. 

Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love

Romance, passion, joy, heartbreak – all are here in a programme of wonderful music by Liszt, Granados and Chopin, given by a ‘Master’ (EdinburghGuide.com). 

Triplicity: A Problem Shared

Triplicity: A Problem Shared

A troubled heart? Unhappy with your lot? Never fear, the agony aunts are here, dispensing words of wisdom in song, ably assisted by Bernstein, Rossini, Purcell and Balfe. Advice on life, love and accounting, all offered in glorious harmony and with great panache by the members of Triplicity in their 13th Fringe programme... 

Chamberlain & Haywood

Chamberlain & Haywood

With a fresh take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle, clarinet) take their instruments on an international tour – enjoy the sultry sounds of the tango, the rhythmic drive of the Balkans, along with rip-roaring tunes from Russia and Scotland... 

Sing Sing Swing: Singing With the Big Bands

Sing Sing Swing: Singing With the Big Bands

That Swing Sensation, Scotland's record-breaking big swing band brings a night of music and song from the golden age of the crooners. Go back to the time when swing was king with memorable melodies made famous by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and a generous helping of ol’ blue eyes himself... 

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Join us for a celebration of some of the most beautiful French and English songs of the early 20th Century. Robert Melling (piano), Susan McNaught (soprano) and Walter Thomson (baritone) will perform gems of the repertoire including songs from Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad and the Bailero from Canteloube’s Chants D’Auvergne... 

The Three Belles: In the Mood

The Three Belles: In the Mood

After three sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the UK's premiere 1940s vocal trio The Three Belles are back for an afternoon of vintage delights, from Glenn Miller to Vera Lynn! Let them get you in the mood to sing and dance the afternoon away with their fabulous live swing band The Bevin Boys (as seen on The One Show Dad's Army Special)... 

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

USA-based, New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead programmes an intriguing recital of Bach, Chopin, the grand Liszt Sonata, plus Persian-influenced music by fellow New Zealand pianist, Stephen Small. 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. Featured artists include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann's accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. Robert Schumann loved Bach's music and was determined to make the Cello Suites known to a wider audience... 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki's series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. They would be enough of a challenge for two hands: how he does it with only one is beyond belief! '... 

A Little History of Religion

A Little History of Religion

On the day that his new book is published, come and hear this controversial and outspoken figure in the church discussing it in conversation with the minister of St Andrew's and St George's Church... 

A Transatlantic Spectacle

A Transatlantic Spectacle

Join Rachael Liddell (mezzo-soprano) and Jamie Lang (piano), both recent graduates from Edinburgh Napier University with Bachelor of Music degrees, as they present a selection of American and British songs in their debut Fringe recital... 

Pitchcraft

Pitchcraft

A spellbinding show from the stirring new choir with a twist from Edinburgh is exciting, funny and brilliantly different. This is a new genre of choir that oozes passion and performance, and draws on a (mainly) modern repertoire that’s energetic, beautifully emotive and sometimes outrageous... 

These Boots

These Boots

Following her successful 2015 Fringe debut, Shelagh Westwater returns with more sassy and soulful numbers originally sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Jo Stafford, with a little added edge from Nancy Sinatra and Peggie Lee... 

Nuns N' Roses

Nuns N' Roses

Sparkling a cappella vocalists Papagena perform an intriguing cocktail of sacred and profane, medieval, classical, folk and contemporary music, from Hildegard of Bingen to Imogen Heap, Purcell to Katy Perry... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! This big band is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and latin tunes through the eras... 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

JazzMain

JazzMain

JazzMain, the popular Edinburgh-based jazz group, presents a series of special performances. The Silver Project celebrates pianist/composer Horace Silver who wrote some of the most enduring tunes in jazz... 

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Countertenor James Laing, theorbo player James Akers and bass violist Susanna Pell’s hour long feast of Dowland was one of the most spectacular concerts I have attended in a while... 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. Spanning two centuries; from the birth of the six string guitar to the present day, performed on a beautifully restored period instrument and a uniquely designed modern instrument... 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Coro 16 return to the fringe with Henry Purcell’s short operatic masterpiece. In this semi-staged concert performance, the small ensemble and strings will be directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe... 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

The Japanese piano duo returns to the Fringe with a programme of works ranging from classical pieces of Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov to Alexander Rosenblatt's visually vibrant Concertino on Two Russian Themes. 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular series of lunchtime recitals on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians return once again to the Edinburgh Fringe. Their popular concert of music for oboe, horn and piano will feature music by Herzogenberg, Molbe, Saint-Saens, Bozza and a quirky little number by Damase. 

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Don’t miss this spellbinding show full of modern and classic songs from the house of mouse! Fun for all the family, including singalong favourites from Frozen, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more! www... 

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

With live music and stunning harmonies, join some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent and enjoy a selection of hits from the jukebox musical. Classics from Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys and many more! www... 

Four-Hand Fantasia

Four-Hand Fantasia

Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale present their Fringe fantasy – Schubert's great late work in F minor, the sylvan and rustic world of Dvorak legends and the Suite Op 52 by York Bowen, 'the English Rachmaninov'. 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

This American cello and piano duo, on their Fringe debut, will perform two glorious masterpieces: Beethoven’s Viennese classical Sonata in A major, op. 69 and Boëllmann’s French Romantic Sonata in A minor, op... 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

It would be hard to find a piano recital in this year's festivals better than those by this Japanese-born international soloist. Come and hear her perform in a delightful series of two concerts... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Prière; 3 Gymnopédies; 3 Embryons Dessèchés; 6 Pièces Froides: 3 Airs à Faire Fuir; 3 Danses de Travers. ‘An accomplished pianist, Bream … plays with the gentle zen-like calm one would hope for in a performance of Satie’s fascinating works…[he] takes us to another world through his playing... 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). ‘An exceptional saxophonist’ (Saxophone Journal). ‘Sawers... like Schumann on acid!’ (Scotsman). This duo, of Salsa Celtica and Delphian Records, explores the richness of classical music for saxophone and piano by composers from Scotland and Latin America, such as James MacMillan, Villa Lobos, Peter Maxwell Davies, Paquito D’Rivera, Astor Piazzolla... 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

This celebrated international soloist returns to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China). Featuring the full Zheng score of The Butterfly Lovers... 

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, present Music for a Summer’s Afternoon, a programme of part-songs from a variety of traditions, including Mendelssohn Sechs Lieder Op 59, Reger Nachtlied, Delius To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water, Saint-Saens Calme des Nuites, Frank Bridge four part-songs and Veljo Tormis Estonian Lullabies. 

The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Following highly successful evenings with Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble, (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) returns for a 26th successive year, in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, with a programme dipping into the Great American Songbook... 

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

Glasgow-based Aurea Quartet comprises of four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music prize, and finalists in the Sándor Végh International Competition in Budapest, appearances include their Wigmore Hall debut... 

Lasses, Love and Life

Lasses, Love and Life

A recital by Karen West, Elizabeth Woollven and George Ross, accompanied by Helen Maddox and Alan Graham, to include Schumann’s Frauen-Liebe und Leben and John Maxwell Geddes’ clever and quirky Scots songs on a similar theme. 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Join Fife’s biggest, most fabulous big band for a sumptuous afternoon of classic tunes from Count Basie to Maynard Ferguson. With swinging saxes, raunchy brass, sexy grooves, and featuring vocalists Benita Baugh and Tom Marshall... 

Aberdeen Calling!

Aberdeen Calling!

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... 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

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 makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Two Japanese-born pianists based in Tokyo and Berlin perform a wide variety of brilliant duets covering Grieg's much-loved Peer Gynt, the classic duets of Dvorak and Debussy as well as Ravel's wild waltz La Valse. 

Sax Appeal 2015

Sax Appeal 2015

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland's popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Art Song and Operatic Arias

Art Song and Operatic Arias

A programme of varied art song and a smattering of Operatic favourites from around the world including Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, Korngold, Schumann, Berlioz and Bizet. Jemma and Maryam met whilst studying at the formerly named Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and quickly established a strong partnership... 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy – Stevenson, McGuire, Statkic, Mokranjac and Tajcevic. This is the launch of Mary's new CD Bridges – a programme of piano music bridging Scotland and Serbia... 

Sing in the City Concert for When You Wish Upon a Star

Sing in the City Concert for When You Wish Upon a Star

For one night only, Sing in The City’s premier choir The Aw’ Blacks will be performing in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Previous years have been sell-outs and from the first notes you will be enraptured by this stunning contemporary choir... 

Sonic Waves

Sonic Waves

After reaching his £2,000 crowd funding target in less than five days, this charismatic pianist has broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and 3, and was named as the Independent newspaper’s One to Watch, and BBC Music Magazine’s Rising Star... 

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Tim Cais and Chris Harding present two recitals of cello and piano music focusing on the works of Felix Mendelssohn, including both Cello Sonatas and the stunning Variations Concertantes, alongside wonderful sonatas from J S Bach and Prokofiev... 

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Celebrating six years, Opera Bohemia returns with its most popular and successful production to date, Madame Butterfly. A cast of some of Scotland’s finest young opera singers bring Cio-cio San's heartbreaking tale to life... 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Following their 2014 sell-out Fringe performance, the SLJO are back with an all new set featuring the finest tunes from the golden era of Big Band. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, today the band will perform charts popularized by the greatest band leaders of all time, including Basie, Kenton and Ellington... 

In Paradisum

In Paradisum

Enjoy a heavenly performance of Fauré’s Requiem in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. The choir will also sing newly commissioned spirituals by Andrew Carvel and Stuart Murray Mitchell... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

John Kitchen brings to St Andrew's and St George's West Church a stunning new programme of lesser-known French music, 1680-1780, featuring a suite by Louis XIV's petite merveille, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, who was born exactly 350 years ago... 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 3

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 3

Na Clarsairean (the Scottish Harp Orchestra), Lothian Gaelic Choir and invited guests present a programme which is a veritable tapestry of music from around Scotland and beyond. Enjoy haunting Gaelic songs and airs, toe-tapping dance tunes – and a few surprises – in an informal but lively ceilidh atmosphere... 

Twa Rebellions!

Twa Rebellions!

1745 and 2014. The Jacobites have the best songs, but what about Alex Salmond? Edinburgh’s Rolling Hills Chorus and Mac4 Quartet take you on a journey of historical twists, musical highs and comedy lows... 

L'invitation au Voyage

L'invitation au Voyage

Let us transport you to France with a journey through some of the most beautiful French chanson of the 19th and 20th centuries including favourites of the repertoire from Fauré, Liszt, Duparc and Poulenc. 

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. His unique style of music can best be described as contemporary classical for piano solo with a romantic era harmonic structure underpinned by a heavy basso-continuo concept... 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas. 

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

Technical wizardry and impressive attention to detail. By invitation, this Polish and Taiwanese-Canadian duo performs Chopin’s cello sonata – ‘meditative, introspective and profoundly original’ (Jim Samson), together with Debussy’s cello sonata – programmatic masterpiece, evoking old Italian theatre... 

In Full Swing

In Full Swing

The Three Belles and their live swing band The Bevin Boys present In Full Swing! Let them take you back to the 1940s with the music of The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Ray Ellington and many more! Perfect for all ages, this show will be sure to get your feet tapping and your voice singing! So come along and get In the Mood with The Three Belles and The Bevin Boys! 

My Journey Throughout China

My Journey Throughout China

Playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history and some 36,000,000 active participants, classical Zheng performer, Yi Dong, makes her 14th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (XinhuaNet... 

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harps – A Celebration 1

Siblings Màiri and Calum Macleod present an exciting programme demonstrating the variety of Scottish clàrsach music across a number of genres through original compositions, traditional melodies and haunting Gaelic songs and airs... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! This is a jazz orchestra line up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes through the eras... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries and Stephen Morrison return with a new compilation to delight their many followers. Rich stores of nineteenth-century works for guitar duet have inspired them to bring this once popular but now neglected genre back into concert prominence... 

A Beggar for a Miracle: A Fan’s Life in Football

A Beggar for a Miracle: A Fan’s Life in Football

This was a talk for the footballing purist – a no-frills, brief chat with two of the footballing world’s most renowned authors. Taking place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West, the talk included Tom Maxwell, author of the critically acclaimed The Lone Rangers: An English Club’s Century in Scottish Football, and Ron Ferguson, author of what was dubbed “the best Scottish football book ever”, Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil... 

Triplicity – A Garden of Song

Triplicity – A Garden of Song

In their 12th Fringe recital, the talented trio of Frances Cooper (soprano), Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano) and Colin Dundas (piano) sow the seeds of a musical garden: a floral bouquet from Schubert, Schumann and Delibes, and an arboretum planted by Handel and Grainger... 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

All in One

All in One

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. 

These Boots

These Boots

Shelagh Westwater sings a collection of sassy and soulful numbers from three great jazz ladies: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, with a little extra edge from Nancy Sinatra and Kirsty MacColl... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio play their third Fringe, presenting masterpieces for oboe, horn and piano by Herzogenberg and York Bowen, a gentle lullaby by Damase and Schumann's fiery Adagio and Allegro, written for horn but played this time on the oboe. 

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour is a WWI Centenary-inspired composition by the composer and poet Dom Mason. This performance is a transcription of the work for pianoforte, cello and recordings of the poetry (featuring a recording by Sir Derek Jacobi)... 

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

For the final concert in the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas series Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) play the Sonata No 3 in Eb major and the 10th and last Sonata in G major. 

Music of Two Nations

Music of Two Nations

Eddie McGuire, former Chairman of the Musicians’ Union (Scottish Region), and classical zheng performer Dong Yi, the first and so far only musician of any Chinese instrument to give a public recital in China's Great Hall of the People, are celebrating the 10th year of their collaboration by giving a presentation with bamboo flutes, classical flutes and Chinese zheng (zither) with a recorded history of over 2,500 years and 36,000,000 active participants, on the music of the two nations in comparative perspective... 

Fringe Fantasmic!

Fringe Fantasmic!

Don’t miss this fantasmagorical show full of classic and current songs from the house of mouse! A fringeful of fun for all the family including sing-a-long favourites from Frozen, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Come and enjoy organ music performed by young organists. Lunchtime concerts on the newly refurbished Wells-Kennedy instrument in the stunning Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street... 

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

An evening of musical theatre classics brought to you by some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent. Live music, stunning harmonies and a selection of the greatest hits from the Broadway stage... 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Join these two extraordinary performers for a joyful and soulful celebration of the African American female voice, highlighting the extraordinary breadth of artistic expression by women such as Nina Simone, Marian Anderson and Ella Fitzgerald... 

Whither Must I Wander?

Whither Must I Wander?

Canadian baritone David John Pike and pianist Stephen De Pledge present a moving programme centred around Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel set by Vaughan Williams, and Butterworth’s settings of poems from Housman’s A Shropshire Lad... 

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Come to hear Colin Kingsley at 90 years old playing Mozart at age 22 (Sonata in C K309) and age 31 (Rondo in A minor K511), also stylish Schubert spring-like Grieg, idyllic Chabrier and Blackbird by Dutilleux (died age 97)... 

Running to Paradise

Running to Paradise

‘And all that I need do is to wish…’ The poetry of WB Yeats’ Running to Paradise accompanies new music by northern composer Michael Jon Smith (1941-2009) for flute, viola and piano – passionate and wistful – always melodic... 

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

This talented, Japanese-born pianist returns to Edinburgh to perform two delightful programmes of piano works from Bach to Bartok, Mozart to Prokofiev, and including Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt. 

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers, Scotland’s foremost sax and piano duo, present the historical musical journey of the saxophone. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Paris – Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and the huge influence of Les Six – we trace the saxophone's course from its bumpy beginnings to its inclusion in orchestral music, through to its impact on jazz and post minimalism... 

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform her new transcription of Bach's six cello suites. Rutledge has been praised by The Strad and BroadwayBaby.com for her beautiful tone... 

Church Alive!

Church Alive!

Dr Harry Reid, author of Outside Verdict, discusses his new publication The Soul of Scotland. Dr Elizabeth Ursic introduces her book Women, Ritual, and Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship, which refers to the work of Anne Hepburn, the Mother God debate and offers exciting new perspectives... 

NCCGB Lunchtime Concert

NCCGB Lunchtime Concert

This small group of older singers from the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain will perform a rich variety of works, from the glorious tones of the 15th century Ave Verum Corpus by Milani, to Larson’s rhythmic setting of Aldeen Humphreys’ tribute to Jack Kerouac, Jack’s Valentine... 

The Genius of George Gershwin

The Genius of George Gershwin

Gershwin fans will enjoy this programme of carefully selected tunes as well as biographical readings, including letters between Gershwin and his brother and collaborator Ira. It’s a tribute that celebrates the short life of the popular composer... 

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based ten-voiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present Heavenly Harmony: a programme of sacred music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from Thomas Tallis to Kenneth Leighton, James MacMillan, Bob Chilcott and Kerry Andrew... 

The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

Come and join us for a show of classic big band music played by this popular band. There is a wide range of music and will feature Martin McQueenie and Jimmy Leslie singing some excellent vocal numbers... 

The Sounds of Literature

The Sounds of Literature

Internationally acclaimed, major award-winning pianist, Grace Mo, returns to perform some of the most imaginative and beautiful piano repertoire inspired by literature, including Chopin’s Ballades and Ravel’s masterwork Gaspard de la Nuit. 

Nostalgic Moments

Nostalgic Moments

This fantastic duo of Benita Baugh (vocals) and Walter Ireland (keyboard) invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon of foot-tapping, handclapping, enjoyable music and songs that you all know and love. 

Scotland’s Harps - A Celebration 3

Scotland’s Harps - A Celebration 3

In this Year of Homecoming, na Clarsairean (the Scottish Harp Orchestra), Lothian Gaelic Choir and invited guests present a programme which is a veritable tapestry of music old and new from around Scotland and beyond... 

Colours of Summer

Colours of Summer

The Barony Ensemble returns to the Fringe after rave reviews from last year's exciting debut. Don't miss this colourful, uplifting, and virtuosic programme, visiting the landscapes of America and Eastern Europe, as well as celebrating one of Britain's living legends, John McCabe... 

Scotland - A Journey in Music and Song

Scotland - A Journey in Music and Song

Richard Lewis, Edinburgh's Convener for Culture, and international mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker look at how Scotland has inspired other nations. Including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Lerner and Loewe. 

A Franco American Promenade

A Franco American Promenade

Let your afternoon stroll take you to this sunny one-hour concert. The music will wander into a Parisian cafe, down the streets of Manhattan, inside a Chicago jazz club returning you again to Paris to enjoy one of the city's many jardins... 

Fantoosh. Scots: Fancy

Fantoosh. Scots: Fancy

Fantoosh is a new café-style event, showcasing Scotland’s best. Shetland, Sanquhar, tweed, quality handcrafts, gifts and treats on sale and for auction. Traditional music and songs, clarsach and fiddle... 

Romantic Rossini

Romantic Rossini

Come and enjoy a dynamic performance of Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle, by the Choir of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, accompanied by Chris Harding and Michael Harris, directed by Brigitte Harris. 

Love

Love

From Bach, Debussy and traditional songs to famous tunes from Breakfast at Tiffany's and Casablanca the critically acclaimed harpist explores the theme of love. ‘Bzhezhinska played with conviction ... 

All About Chopin

All About Chopin

Japanese pianist Waka Hasegawa performs widely in concert and on radio, both as a soloist and in a duo partnership, in Europe, USA and Japan. Her recital includes much-loved Chopin masterpieces, including Mazurkas, Nocturnes and Sonata... 

Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 'Divine concoction of tradition and bold imagination - sensual, throaty fiddle lines - harp is deliciously angular and haughty - unimpeachable' (Irish Times). 

The Late Beethoven Sonatas

The Late Beethoven Sonatas

Following the success of their Beethoven Recital Series, this dynamic new duo returns to the Fringe for a second time to showcase sonatas for Cello and Piano by Beethoven and Brahms... 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices presents a recital of duets by Mendelssohn and Brahms, Greek Songs by Ravel, Seiber and Skalkottos and the premiere of a new work by Graham Hair, entitled Mediterranean Songs... 

Bach and Chopin Piano Recital

Bach and Chopin Piano Recital

Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew's and St George's West with a programme of popular piano favourites by Bach and Chopin. 

Naughty and Nice

Naughty and Nice

Join Benita Baugh and her Jazz Men, along with guest trumpeter Colin Steele, while they sing and play jazz, blues and swing. Some naughty and some nice, but all enjoyable. An afternoon not to be missed. 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

Come and enjoy a relaxing lunchtime recital of a selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, polonaises, waltzes, scherzos and other works by Poland’s most famous romantic composer, played by William Alexander. 

Sax Appeal 2014

Sax Appeal 2014

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from the popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Edinburgh Piano Duo

Edinburgh Piano Duo

Following last year's enthusiastic reception, husband and wife duo Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale look forward to presenting this year's programme at St Andrew’s and St George’s West... 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

With Fringe sell-out show awards and an appearance in the Guinness Book of Records to their name, Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Triplicity: Songs on the Wing

Triplicity: Songs on the Wing

Soaring melodies of bird song brought to life with an aviary of composers from Chausson and Cunningham to Rubinstein and Rossini. 'The trio performed in perfect harmony, as true professionals do’ (CowalMusicClub... 

Duo Aulos

Duo Aulos

This Edinburgh-based Maltese duo was formed by flautists Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea who have been playing together for 10 years. They are currently reading for a BMus at Edinburgh Napier University with Andrea Kuypers... 

Fury and Flirtation: Opera Scenes

Fury and Flirtation: Opera Scenes

Following sell-out shows and five-star reviews, Edinburgh Studio Opera returns to the Fringe once again in Fury and Flirtation: Opera Scenes. Opera newcomers and connoisseurs alike will enjoy this year's fun and energetic portrayal of opera's best loved arias and scenes... 

Lunchtime Organ Recitals in the City 2

Lunchtime Organ Recitals in the City 2

Come and enjoy a series of organ recitals at lunchtime on the rebuilt Wells-Kennedy instrument in the stunning Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street... 

Anthems - West End Showstoppers

Anthems - West End Showstoppers

Local company Edinburgh Music Theatre present their second production in a double bill and achieve a true West End sound.When a renowned local company gets the chance to cherry pick the biggest and best songs from the complete catalogue of the musicals, it must be difficult to pick exactly which 12 songs to use... 

La Bohème

La Bohème

Opera Bohemia, a professional Scottish opera company, return for their fifth year at the Fringe with their critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s La Bohème. The production is small in scale but soaring in impact... 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas. 

Fringe Fantasmic!

Fringe Fantasmic!

Local company Edinburgh Music Theatre return to the fringe for their annual production with a double offering, the first of which is Fringe Fantasmic.This is a production aimed at youngsters and their families, as the company make a selection from the Disney catalogue and spin it into a candy-coated concoction that delivers exactly what it sets out to do... 

Latin American and Spanish Song Recital

Latin American and Spanish Song Recital

Opera singer Ann Liebeck and Edinburgh pianist Guy Newbury will perform songs by Granados, Ginastera, de Falla, Villa Lobos and Lecuona. Ann has performed this recital programme in Vienna, Rome and Oxford to great acclaim... 

Dong Yi's Special Programme for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme for Chinese Lovers' Day

This celebrated international classical zheng performer makes her annual return to Edinburgh to ‘indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind’ (Xinhuanet.com) with music of love stories and poems of China... 

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

Harking back to the golden era of Big Band, the SLJO bring you an afternoon of swing, jazz and funk. Regulars on the jazz and swing dance scene, the band has graced the stages of London’s iconic 100 Club, Ealing Jazz Festival, and the Montreux and Stockholm Jazz Festivals... 

Philomusica of Edinburgh

Philomusica of Edinburgh

A welcome return to St Andrew's and St George's Church by this popular Edinburgh orchestra. The programme includes Grieg's Holberg Suite, Bach's Concerto for 2 violins, Neil Mackay's Karelian Welcome Song and Copland's Quiet City... 

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Come and hear this Japanese born international soloist perform a delightful series of two concerts of works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov.  

Beethoven Sonatas

Beethoven Sonatas

For the next concert in their complete Beethoven Sonatas, Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform the Sonata No 3, dedicated to Salieri, and Sonata No 4, dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries. 

Songs by Three Teachers of the Royal College of Music

Songs by Three Teachers of the Royal College of Music

Songs by three teachers of the Royal College of Music (Ireland, Howells and Horowitz) and piano solos by Lambert, a student of the Royal College of Music, are contrasted with the germanic sparkle of Richard Strauss' songs and rarely heard piano pieces by Paderewski... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

Following their successful debut last year, The Roseberry Trio return to the Fringe with a programme including a rarely performed trio by York Bowen, Mozart Horn Quintet transcribed for trio, Franz Strauss' dreamy Nocturno and a sparkling gem by Kalliwoda. 

Geoffrey Madell’s 80th Birthday Concert

Geoffrey Madell’s 80th Birthday Concert

After many years giving solo recitals at STAGS, Geoffrey is joined in this special year by friends old and new: singers Lesley Bruce and Elizabeth Woollven, pianists Alan Graham and Helen Maddox, and Coro 14 quartet... 

Music from The Mandolin Lesson

Music from The Mandolin Lesson

A programme of Italian baroque mandolin music accompanied by harpsichord and interspersed with readings from Frances Taylor’s evocative memoir, The Mandolin Lesson. An inspirational story about the pleasures and pitfalls of commuting to Italy to study the mandolin... 

Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey

Two of the UK’s firm 40s favourites, The Three Belles and That Swing Sensation Big Band take you on a Sentimental Journey through the songs and music that defined an age. Andrews Sisters-inspired trio The Three Belles, with their impressive harmonies and vocal style and Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation present timeless tunes from the era of Bovril, big bands and bunting... 

Lunchtime Organ Recitals in the City 1

Lunchtime Organ Recitals in the City 1

Come and enjoy organ music at lunchtime performed by St Andrew’s and St George’s West’s Director of Music on the rebuilt Wells-Kennedy instrument in the stunning Georgian splendour of this building. 

The Lie of the Land

The Lie of the Land

In a momentous year for Scotland, a chance to hear two of the country’s best writers on land and people. Roger Hutchinson, author of the international best seller Calum’s Road, in discussion about a giant of a man and the building of his epic Raasay road and Andy Wightman in conversation about the genesis of his seminal book The Poor Had No Lawyers, and the question of land ownership in Scotland... 

Jabulani

Jabulani

Winners of the John Byrne Award travel with their classmates to Edinburgh for the first time to share their outstanding gift for music and song. Feel the rhythm and join in the song as they transport you to the townships of South Africa... 

Passion and Rhythm

Passion and Rhythm

From passionate melodies to captivating modern beats, this piano concert performed by the eclectic Italian artist Sonja Toja will at first take you through some of the most signifi… 

From Ella to Emeli...Through the Decades

From Ella to Emeli...Through the Decades

A combined talk and jazzy musical performance of all-time favourite songs from the 1920s to present day. Relaxing smooth vocals, keys and sax deliver a sumptuous array from the great artists such as Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Caro Emerald, Adele, Carole King, Frank Sinatra and Elvis.