Sir David McVicar Returns to Scottish Opera to Direct Puccini’s Il Trittico

This March 11th, world-renowned Scot Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera (SO), to direct of Il trittico (The Triptych)  – a new co-production with Welsh National Opera of Puccini’s Il tabarro (The Cloak), Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) and Gianni Schicchi. Only one complete performance of Il trittico has taken place in Scotland and thatContinue reading “Sir David McVicar Returns to Scottish Opera to Direct Puccini’s Il Trittico”

Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

The weekend of February 24th 2023, sees the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, and Edinburgh will host events to show its solidarity. These will culminate on February 26th at the Usher Hall with a special, one-night-only event, a tribute concert produced by Matthew Zajac and AUGB (Associations of Ukrainians in Great Britain) Edinburgh withContinue reading “Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall”

Leith Folk Club Resurrected

Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser Tuesday 28 February  A few members of the Leith Folk Club ‘auld guard’ have reformed the club and have arranged a Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser in their new home in the Heart of Newhaven (the former Victoria Primary School building) on Tuesday 28 February.  A spokesperson for LFC said “The money raised will enableContinue reading “Leith Folk Club Resurrected”

Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour

Double Jazz FM Award-winning vocalist Georgia Cécile joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on a four-date tour of Scotland towards the end of February. Glasgow-born Cécile, who won UK Jazz Act of the Year and Vocalist of the Year at the awards last October and is a former Jazzwise One to Watch, released her debut album, Only the Lover Sings,Continue reading “Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour”

Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; andContinue reading “Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS”

RBS Hands Over Land for Edinburgh’s New Concert Hall -The Dunard Centre

IMPACT Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have officially marked the transfer of the land behind the RBS’s iconic Dundas House. The move will be  the final step of the way towards  allowing work to begin in the preparation of the  site for the construction of Dunard Centre  due  to start later in 2023.Continue reading “RBS Hands Over Land for Edinburgh’s New Concert Hall -The Dunard Centre”

Scottish Opera Presents The Verdi Collection in Glasgow and Edinburgh this February

As part of the Opera in Concert series, Scottish Opera (SO) presents a selection of the Italian composer’s greatest hits under the title of The Verdi Collection. In early February, these will be performed at Glasgow’s at City Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. These follow on from two performances of the concert in Aberdeen andContinue reading “Scottish Opera Presents The Verdi Collection in Glasgow and Edinburgh this February”

Scottish Opera Takes The Curse Of Maccabbra Opera House to Primary Schools 

This February, Scottish Opera (SO) begins its sold-out tour around Scotland of its primary schools’ production,The Curse of MacCabbra Opera House, which for the very first time, is also available for £100 as a digital only learning and teaching experience. Schools can take part in the project two ways: as a digital only learning andContinue reading “Scottish Opera Takes The Curse Of Maccabbra Opera House to Primary Schools “

Edinburgh Tradfest Announce Tickets on Sale for Opening Weekend

Headlining on Friday 28 April and opening the 2023 Festival is acclaimed American acoustic roots musician Rhiannon Giddens performing with multi-award winning collaborator Francesco Turrisi at the Assembly Rooms. Rhiannon Giddens is a MacArthur Grant recipient, who co-founded the Grammy award-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops. She is a two-time winner and six-time Grammy nominee for her work as aContinue reading “Edinburgh Tradfest Announce Tickets on Sale for Opening Weekend”

Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights Tours This Spring to 18 Venues Across Scotland

Opera Highlights, the popular tour from Scottish Opera (SO), kicks off on this coming Valentine’s Day at East Kilbride Village Theatre, from where it will travel across the country visiting the Scottish Borders to the Highlands and Islands. Marking its 60th Anniversary, Opera Highlights forms part of SO’s commitment to bring opera to over 60Continue reading “Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights Tours This Spring to 18 Venues Across Scotland”