SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVALKEEP IT LIT

14 – 31 October 2022 The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is inviting audiences to join them round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as it launches its 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on.  In celebrationContinue reading SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVALKEEP IT LIT

Orchestra Takes “Rivers” on the Road

 The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra opens its latest season by taking the vital, soul-stirring music from its latest, internationally acclaimed album, Where Rivers Meet on tour from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October.  Recorded in a single session at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Where Rivers Meet celebrates the music of four saxophonists whose work reflectedContinue reading Orchestra Takes “Rivers” on the Road

New Collaboration from Amy Duncan and Ben Harrison to Tour Scotland in October

Undertow Overflow is a brand new collaboration between multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Amy Duncan and writer/director Ben Harrison. It combines their love of simple narratives with a strong emotional undertow. The title of the show comes from a joining of the title of Amy’s album Undercurrents with Ben’s short story collection Overflow.  This special performance will be an openhearted explorationContinue reading New Collaboration from Amy Duncan and Ben Harrison to Tour Scotland in October

New release from New Zealand Marries Jazz with Maori Language and Folklore

Singer Allana Goldsmith and pianist Mark Baynes release E Rere Rā, their first album together on the Meow Jazz label on Friday 2nd September. Now based in Auckland, Baynes grew up in Alton in Hampshire, where he played organ in the local church before going on to study with vibes virtuoso Gary Burton at BerkleeContinue reading New release from New Zealand Marries Jazz with Maori Language and Folklore

Scottish Opera Takes Its Highlights Tour Across Scotland This Autumn

To mark its 60th Anniversary, Scottish Opera (SO) takes its hugely popular Opera Highlights on the road across the country from Castle Douglas to the North Isles of Shetland. Starting on 22nd September, the tour forms part of the Company’s commitment to bring opera to over 60 communities across all points of the compass aroundContinue reading Scottish Opera Takes Its Highlights Tour Across Scotland This Autumn

National Youth Choir of Scotland Set to Tour Scotland with Duruflé’s Requiem 

Following a two year lack of group singing due to pandemic restrictions, the National Youth Choir of Scotland  (NYCS) is making a welcome return to live performance this summer with a four concert Scotland-wide tour that will  include  Duruflé’s  Requiem. The acclaimed 91 strong youth choir, who regularly bring joy to audiences up and downContinue reading “National Youth Choir of Scotland Set to Tour Scotland with Duruflé’s Requiem ”

Tinderbox Orchestra: A Melting Pot of Local and International Artists Enliven a Stunning New Fringe Venue

Tinderbox Orchestra’s endless energy for collaboration is creating a melting pot of local and international artists in a stunning new festival venue – the Grand Hall at ‘Pianodrome at The Old Royal High’. Bringing together rappers and singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, woodwind and thundering bass and drums, packed with original music and unexpectedContinue reading “Tinderbox Orchestra: A Melting Pot of Local and International Artists Enliven a Stunning New Fringe Venue”

Scottish Traditional Music to be Performed on Edinburgh Canal Barge This Summer

Live Music Now Scotland, the organisation that enables the power of live music to reach people at the heart of communities, presents an exciting programme of concerts in partnership with Edinburgh community health initiative, Health All Round. Live Music Now Scotland Director Carol Main MBE says “Live Music Now Scotland musicians are used to playingContinue reading “Scottish Traditional Music to be Performed on Edinburgh Canal Barge This Summer”

Bollywood Percussionist Adds Beats to Scottish Jazz

 Internationally acclaimed Scottish group the Brian Molley Quartet will be joined by a special guest from India when they appear at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on August 19th and 20th as part of Made in Scotland at the Fringe. Percussionist and film soundtrack composer-musician Krishna Kishor will be flying in from Chennai to continue a relationshipContinue reading “Bollywood Percussionist Adds Beats to Scottish Jazz”

Free Tickets for Concert to Celebrate America’s Day of Independence

Celebrating both America’s Independence Day and the 75th anniversary year of the Edinburgh International Festival, EIF is thrilled to release over 3,000 tickets to a special free concert featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the USA’s leading orchestras.  The concert, named Thank You, Edinburgh, does what it says on the tin by thanking the people ofContinue reading “Free Tickets for Concert to Celebrate America’s Day of Independence”