Sax in the City

Sax in the City

Enjoy an entertaining hour away from Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland’s ever-popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. 

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Enjoy a lunchtime recital on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street; Andrew Carvel, Drew Crichton… 

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 j… 

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. 

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, inc… 

Sax Appeal 2019

Sax Appeal 2019

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

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 imp… 

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. 

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… 

Power of Music 3

Power of Music 3

Val McDermid, best known for her Wire in the Blood series which was adapted for television, published Broken Ground, 5th in the Karen Pirie series earlier this year. 

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. 

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 Georg… 

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. 

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). 

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… 

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. 

Power of Music 2

Power of Music 2

Geoff Palmer, born in Jamaica immigrated to London in 1955. 

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. 

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 ex… 

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 traditio… 

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 mo… 

Power of Music 1

Power of Music 1

Louise Welsh appeared on the literary scene with her debut novel The Cutting Room. 

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 Rach… 

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. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

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 b… 

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 a… 

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 arrangeme… 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

A wonderful programme of music played by the world’s violin virtuosi at The Carnegie Hall, starring Scots virtuoso violinist Michael Foyle with Somi Kim piano. 

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. 

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. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

The tenor/countertenor duo of Hugo Mallet and Fritz Spengler perform famous airs and arias of the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). 

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

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. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Young German countertenor, Fritz Spengler, performs iconic arias from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries to bring italianate opera to a wider world through The Carnegie Hall. 

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. 

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 … 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece. 

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

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

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 Ed… 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 1

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 1

Centenary recital to the Scots creator of The Carnegie Hall, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), the world’s greatest temple to the arts and music with the acclaimed Scottish bass-bariton… 

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

The two Early Romantic masters, Chopin and Schumann, produced wonderful masterpieces for the piano. 

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitarist Stephen Morrison guides you on a journey with the music of Spain. 

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). 

Turadh

Turadh

Emma and Isbel are both passionate composers of traditional music, which is what initially brought them together as a duo. 

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. 

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. 

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 mor… 

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. 

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 fi… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Fraue… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 o… 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. 

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. 

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. 

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, Byzantin… 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 Chur… 

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. 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, ‘voice. 

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. 

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, ja… 

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 s… 

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. 

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 legenda… 

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 … 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. 

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. 

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 an… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. 

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. 

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. 

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

The beautiful songs of Edward Elgar and Maude Valérie White. 

The Sound of Their Music

The Sound of Their Music

An evening celebrating the legendary partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Khachaturia… 

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration: One

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (Clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 

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. 

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 a… 

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 … 

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, Ra… 

Riversong

Riversong

Rivers have always inspired artists, poets and composers. 

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.  

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Looking for adventure? Join us on our modern day musical Grand Tour. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 an… 

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. 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. 

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… 

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 h… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Mussorg… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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 … 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices, directed by Graham Hair, presents a recital for four women’s voices and piano. 

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 … 

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. 

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 show… 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen’s latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. 

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. 

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. 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Get a glimpse of something new happening. 

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

Come and meet Holly Bidgood, author of The Eagle and The Oystercatcher. 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Brilliance, sensibility, joy and mastered technique are the inspiring forces of the Volt & Potenza duo. 

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 s… 

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 ac… 

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 ret… 

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 spe… 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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 piani… 

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. 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann’s accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. 

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… 

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 A… 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki’s series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. 

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… 

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 H… 

Pitchcraft

Pitchcraft

A spellbinding show from the stirring new choir with a twist from Edinburgh is exciting, funny and brilliantly different. 

JazzMain

JazzMain

JazzMain, the popular Edinburgh-based jazz group, presents a series of special performances. 

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 la… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

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 whil… 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Coro 16 return to the fringe with Henry Purcell’s short operatic masterpiece. 

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 … 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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 Y… 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). 

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,… 

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. 

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. 

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’ … 

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. 

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 ba… 

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. 

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. 

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 wel… 

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. 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy – Stevenson, McGuire, Statkic, Mokranjac and Tajcevic. 

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. 

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 Concer… 

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Celebrating six years, Opera Bohemia returns with its most popular and successful production to date, Madame Butterfly. 

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 ne… 

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. 

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, … 

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. 

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. 

Twa Rebellions!

Twa Rebellions!

1745 and 2014. 

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, L… 

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. 

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 Cel… 

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

Technical wizardry and impressive attention to detail. 

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… 

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… 

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, tradi… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 S… 

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… 

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 … 

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour is a WWI Centenary-inspired composition by the composer and poet Dom Mason. 

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 g… 

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 Sona… 

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… 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Come and enjoy organ music performed by young organists. 

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

An evening of musical theatre classics brought to you by some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent. 

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 … 

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 Chabrie… 

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 Bu… 

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. 

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. 

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 a… 

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, Cho… 

Church Alive!

Church Alive!

Dr Harry Reid, author of Outside Verdict, discusses his new publication The Soul of Scotland. 

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 … 

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. 

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 pres… 

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 yo… 

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. 

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 C… 

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… 

Colours of Summer

Colours of Summer

The Barony Ensemble returns to the Fringe after rave reviews from last year’s exciting debut. 

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. 

A Franco American Promenade

A Franco American Promenade

Let your afternoon stroll take you to this sunny one-hour concert. 

Fantoosh. Scots: Fancy

Fantoosh. Scots: Fancy

Fantoosh is a new café-style event, showcasing Scotland’s best. 

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, dir… 

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. 

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 Brahm… 

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. 

Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 1

Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 1

Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). 

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. 

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 Mediterra… 

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. 

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 compos… 

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. 

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. 

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 Ge… 

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. 

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 Fri… 

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, Ge… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Cel… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Philomusica of Edinburgh

Philomusica of Edinburgh

A welcome return to St Andrew’s and St George’s Church by this popular Edinburgh orchestra. 

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. 

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 g… 

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, dedicat… 

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 transcribe… 

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 an… 

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. 

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. 

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 spl… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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…