Edinburgh City Singers invite you to join them

Edinburgh City Singers is a city centre community choir which has been on the go for just a year, but it was a year topped with a well-attended Christmas concert. Now they need you to join in to ensure that their second year is even better than the first. As it is the time of New Years’ Resolutions, they would love you to do something new and come More...

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By Kieran Scott On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Scott McWatt song to raise funds for Glasgow bin lorry crash

Scott McWatt has composed a new song dedicated to helping the families of those who lost their lives in the George Square crash in Glasgow in December. The song, entitled ‘Glasgow (Your Heart is Made of Gold)’, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Bagpipe playing must be taught to more children

  The iconic sight and sound of pipers playing Auld Lang Syne at Hogmanay Street Parties could be under threat – according to piping enthusiasts who are campaigning for more tuition in state schools.   More More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Southern Tenant Folk Union coming to Edinburgh next month

The amazing folk/bluegrass 7 piece band Southern Tenant Folk Union are playing at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 17 January (8pm £12) Tel. 0131 556 9579 January 2015 sees the release of the band’s More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Bad Manners – A Special Brew

Purveyors of ska music know what to expect when Bad Manners come to town. The legendary masters of ska, led as always by the inimitable Buster Bloodvessel, headed to Edinburgh’s Citrus Club on Friday night as More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Scott McWatt releases new video shot in Edinburgh

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Scott McWatt has released a new video to accompany his new single, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. The song comes from his most recent album, A Ceíst Amá, which More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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REVIEW – Temples at Liquid Room

Their debut album, Sun Structures, has been out for 10 months, yet Temples’ take on music that originated in the 1960’s doesn’t sound dated at all. The psychedelic outfit, who on the night are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Edinburgh woman’s online Christmas Carol to raise funds for RNIB

A 24 year-old Edinburgh woman who is blind has recorded a beautifully poignant Christmas carol to raise money for the sight loss charity that has helped her to lead an independent life. Amy Gilbert, originally from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Susan Boyle gets the Fan’s Choice Award

Singing sensation Susan Boyle was this afternoon officially honoured with the Fan’s Choice Award from last year’s Scottish Music Awards. The Britain’s Got Talent star beat out an abundance of More...

By Kieran Scott On Friday, November 28th, 2014

REVIEW – Passenger at Usher Hall

Photo by Valentina Peruzzo What is a folk gig? Not a Passenger gig. He can boast all he wants, but in the end it is a pop gig with all the musical clichés in the world attached to it. First song and he’s More...