Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Loud and Proud on the Fringe

Scotland’s LGBT choir returns to the Fringe in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. 

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. Performing the hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences internationally with his critically acclaimed show… 

Afternoon Organ Recital with Marion Lees McPherson

Afternoon Organ Recital with Marion Lees McPherson

Marion Lees McPherson, organist of Stockbridge Parish, presents a programme of German and French music. 

La Sonnambula

La Sonnambula

1955 has been slow at sleepy Dunroamin Hotel. The wedding of the owner’s daughter is nigh. She has stolen her fiancé from the minister’s daughter who has taken to drink. In turn, she schemes to sully the bride-to-be’s reputation by enlisting the returning laird as her secret weapon… 

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians! Inspired by the Around the World with Bessy children’s books with music series by May Halyburton, Bessy and friends have formed this flexible ensemble with the aim to help promote chamber music to children in a fun and relaxed environment! 

Kim Edgar

Kim Edgar

Described as Scotland’s ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s performances are noted for their intimacy and intensity… 

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns. 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, shares his passion for Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes… 

CACW – Cony's Collection

CACW – Cony's Collection

Contemporary Artists Competitive Week (CACW) – Cony’s Collection is an international platform for all kinds of art for young artists to show and express freely. Including theatre, music, video, fine arts, traditional arts, experimental arts all in one week… 

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Why is it when we think of the piano it is always men at the forefront? ‘Sing us a song, you’re the piano man…’ Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Tim Minchin: But where are the piano women? An exploration into the unknown stories of historic women pianists, from a successful Australian piano woman, Emma Knights… 

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical! (Free)

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical! (Free)

Join us for a magical, marvellous hour of songs from your favourite movie musicals including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman and some Disney classics. Travelling to Edinburgh from deepest, darkest Devonshire, Take Note Community Choir have been bringing joy and enthusiastic singing to audiences for nine years and have enjoyed tours in West Sussex and Chinon, France… 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man… 

Sail Away!

Sail Away!

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Lucky Toy Soldier. 

A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme. This magical show will take you on a journey that deals not only with the light side of fairy tales, but also with the uncertainty and fear that goes hand in hand with happiness and joy… 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s and 60s like: Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man’s a Dustman, Nobody’s Child, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more, with some folk songs like: Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Rover, and Dirty Old Town; a bit of fun and a great night out. 

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

Left-handed international pianist Christopher Seed performs Beethoven’s Sonata Op 109 and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D 946 on his unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the left), plus 16 Brahms Waltzes Op 39 the right way round! 20th Anniversary Concert Series… 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. Ayman studied in Syria, Spain and Juilliard. He has performed worldwide in places ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan… 

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats – Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

Bambino Beats are back to take you on a Summertime Boogie… this time, Under the Sea! We’ll be going swimming with the little fish, bobbing up and down with the ducks and catching all the nippy crabs as we meet all the creatures of our magical ocean… 

Norman Maclean

Norman Maclean

After successes at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Soft Shoe Skiffle Band, here’s another trip down memory lane with some fun and pop and folk songs like – Wild Mountain Thyme, Streets of London, Last Thing on My Mind, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Dark as a Dungeon, The Boxer, Winterwood, Dirty Old Town, The Leaving of Liverpool and more. 

Bohemians Reimagined!

Bohemians Reimagined!

Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems. An all-singing, all-dancing evening of entertainment featuring songs from Chicago, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and many more! 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Marion Lees McPherson will spend an afternoon in Stockbridge Church with her annual organ recital of music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms. Full information available at stockbridgechurch... 

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Bessy Bass Ltd and Jo May have joined forces to bring you Mad Hatter Mayhem! A brand-new spoon-playing workshop inspired by Alice in Wonderland... for adults! Spud’n’Spencer Spoon will reveal the secrets of the art of spoon playing, so you can play some funky rhythms along with Bessy’s uncle, Rock’a’Billy Bass, in some Wonderland inspired tunes... 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. Bessy is saving up for her next big trip and decides to try busking at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe to earn the money for her plane ticket... 

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. A contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. Blows – Piers Adams. Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes. Bellows – Murray Grainger... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier... is a compelling tribute to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, during WWI, and to Bangour (Edinburgh's War Hospital). OpenCast tell through music, poetry, slides and humour, the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country... 

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... 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church. More information available at stockbridgechurch... 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman Jarjour started learning guitar in Damascus, Syria, then studied in Madrid and Juilliard... 

Idomeneo

Idomeneo

Aria Alba – Opera for All are delighted to bring their new and exciting abridged production of Mozart’s Idomeneo to Fringe 2018. Our reimagining finds us in a Republican state with Idomeneo, the despotic potentate being coerced by an even bigger despot to kill Idomeneo’s son, Idamante (secretly Democrat), to pay a favour... 

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Explore how the Wars of the Roses still has relevance today. Although more Channel 4 than BBC Four, Richard knows his history and can trot out the facts, but his kids have other ideas... 

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

Renowned Scottish pianist Christopher Guild offers listeners the chance to become acquainted with a burgeoning force in Scotland's culture: its classical music. Drawing upon a vast range of influence from Gaelic history, Sephardic Jewish song and late Romantic expressionism, this is a unique event in the Fringe's classical music diary for 2018... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Akbayan

Akbayan

Akbayan is a beautiful folk legend that is performed by the spectacular Kazakh Theatre of Drama and Music Kyzylorda and directed by the esteemed Hussein Amir Temir. This will be a European premiere and suitable for all audiences... 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return from Canada to Edinburgh for another dazzling run of shows at ClubFest in Rutland Square. The brilliant eight-piece jazz/groove/classical ensemble have topped charts, won worldwide raves for their dazzling, innovative and original music, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games... 

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Dingle-dangle with the scarecrows and hop with the bunnies as we take a trip on the tractor to meet all the farmyard animals. 

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Two of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new acts present their unique brand of pastoral and lyrical pop, enhanced by intricate arrangements for the renowned Pumpkinseeds strings, brass and voices, in a spectacle of contemporary indie talent... 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

A unique tribute to the people of West Lothian and beyond, and Bangour War Hospital, during WW1. OpenCast, including 11 teenagers, tell, through music and poetry, the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

An educational, interactive and light-hearted classical music experience for all the family. Come and hear a violin and cello close up in a concert where wriggling is allowed. Sell-out shows 2015 and 2016... 

King Arthur

King Arthur

Classical music close up where wriggling is allowed. Live violin and cello music give an educational and interactive experience for all the family. Music with a royal theme and the story of King Arthur. 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children's classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Grundy... 

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Two afternoon organ recitals in Stockbridge, one featuring Nancy Crook and one featuring Marion Lees McPherson. Full programme available at stockbridgechurch.org.uk. Come and enjoy a wonderful lunchtime music! 

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano. Brahms A Major Sonata. Debussy Sonata. Piano solo. From 2nd book of Preludes by Claude Debussy: No 5 Bruyeres (Heather), No 8 Ondine (The Water Sprite), No 12 Feux d'Artifice (Fireworks). 

John Montgomery String Band

John Montgomery String Band

The band feature multi-stringed instrumentalists playing original music and songs in the folk/country rock genre. Fresh from their Scottish concerts and featuring two inspiring albums – Walking Home (shortlisted at Scottish Music Awards) and newly released Falkland Hill... 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war. Programme includes themes of immigration, acquired cultures and music around the world... 

Stories from China

Stories from China

This magnificent show will bring you all the quintessence of China: Beijing Opera, chorus, string orchestra, drama, traditional folk music and dance. Presented by talented Chinese teenagers, the performance will give you a close gaze of China in the history and in the contemporary times... 

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie

Amy and Clare have packed their suitcases for a summertime full of your favourite songs. Come and join them for a boogie and a singalong and celebrate the summer holidays. 

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Alasdair Cameron, in his second Fringe recital, plays a potpourri of masterpieces by Marcello/Bach, Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, Debussy’s Moon pieces and Schubert Impromptus. ‘One of Scotland’s best’ (Glasgow Cultural Enterprises)... 

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Marion Lees McPherson and Nancy Crook present a series of afternoon recitals of Bach, Bruhns, Mendelssohn and many more renowned classics. Full programme available on stockbridgechurch... 

Charlie Parker With Strings

Charlie Parker With Strings

After a sell-out concert last year SONIC return with saxophonist Paul Towndrow and trumpeter Ryan Quigley to perform Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown’s stunning albums from the 1950s... 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

WWI stories, songs, poems, humour and visuals by performers aged 14-70. The outbreak of war, young men volunteered and pals enlisted together, including Hearts football team. Men sent to France where they find comradeship, hardship, horror, honour and bravery... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015! Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. An educational and interactive experience of classical music where wriggling is allowed, suitable for the whole family... 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. An educational and interactive experience of classical music, suitable for the whole family where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music with a theme of Sun, Moon and Stars and includes a story and a chance to join in! 

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. 

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity... 

Around the World With Bessy – Part One: Europe

Around the World With Bessy – Part One: Europe

Come join Bessy Bass and share in her adventures as she leaves her Scottish, coastal home to embark on a journey to visit musical friends and family in several European destinations... 

Along the Silk Road: Haunting Uyghur Melodies

Along the Silk Road: Haunting Uyghur Melodies

The Silk Road’s most driving and haunting folk music comes from Altai, the mountain crossroad of cultures where China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan meet. The mysterious music of the talented Uyghur and Kazak people combines Middle Eastern and traditional Chinese elements... 

Along the Silk Road: Educational Experiment in Love

Along the Silk Road: Educational Experiment in Love

This group from China’s most famous experimental school blends Chinese and European wind instruments and repertoire. The school’s slogan is ‘fostering love with love’, and its unusual methodology and outstanding results have made it famous across China... 

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour is an internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist and graduate of The Juilliard School in New York. He performed solo and with orchestra in Syria, UK, Belgium, Spain, Lebanon, Egypt, Malta, Jordan, Germany, Taiwan, Tunisia, Sudan, USA and Turkey... 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK's freshest and most innovative ensembles... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Recitals for Wrigglers are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers, delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. Music by real composers is performed in an informal environment where the children are allowed to move around... 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. International concert pianist and left-hander, Christopher Seed turned this back to front by creating the world's first left-handed piano... 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Mozart's charming Gran Partita for wind. 

Trios @ 3

Trios @ 3

Hans Gal - E major, Op. 18 and Felix Mendelssohn - D minor, Op. 49. Both Gal and Mendelssohn have strong links to Edinburgh. Gal lived in Britain after fleeing Austria during WW2 and taught at Edinburgh University until his retirement in 1960... 

A Requiem for Edward Snowden

A Requiem for Edward Snowden

A Requiem for Edward Snowden is a new audio-visual piece on the very current themes of privacy, security and loss in the 21st century. Based on the choices and actions of whistle-blower Edward Snowden, it uses electronic sound, live acoustic instruments and real-time visuals to explore how our everyday communications inevitably compromise our privacy... 

Music for Strings

Music for Strings

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in music for strings including Beethoven's Grosse Fugue. 

Kim Edgar

Kim Edgar

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity, with five star reviews... 

Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

Swim like a fish or fly like a bird! March like an elephant or glide like a swan! Come with us on a thoroughly theatrical tour through Saint-Saens' marvellous musical montage of zany zoology... 

Phos Hilaron

Phos Hilaron

Nominated for MTM UK Best Composer 2007, Peter D Robinson’s setting of this ancient Christian hymn, set for four voices and string quartet, is sung in New Testament Greek. Also featuring Hymn to the Guardian Angels sung in Latin... 

The Covenanter

The Covenanter

This dramatic piece promises a lot in its synopsis: witchcraft, love, bloody battles, deceit, murder and a healthy dose of fire and brimstone. Unfortunately while there are glimpses of these themes they barely make an impression and are few and far in between...