Music legend Don McLean chats to the Edinburgh Reporter

Music legend Don McLean, renowned as one of the most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits American Pie and Vincent (Starry Starry Night) is looking forward to coming home to his family roots in Scotland next month when he performs at the Usher Hall on 27th May. The tour marks the launch of a remastered CD and DVD More...

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By John Hislop On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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Bella Hardy to appear at Queen’s Hall next month

Acclaimed folk singer and song writer Bella Hardy is appearing at the Queen’s Hall on 1st May to promote her seventh solo album ‘With The Dawn’ . The album is her first since being named BBC Radio More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Investment at the King’s and Festival Theatres to make theatre ‘dementia friendly’

A major investment from a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund has just been announced whereby the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh will become ‘dementia friendly’. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Chess at the Church Hill Theatre

Dancers depict the Chess game between Anatoly Sergievsky (Kenneth Pinkerton) and Freddie Trumper (Ali Floyd).   Edinburgh Music Theatre took to the stage last night to present the first performance of a week’s More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Oliver: Southern Light Opera at King’s

  For those of us of a certain age, Oliver means ones thing: Carol Reed’s 1968 film with Jack Wild as the Artful Dodger and Mark Lester as the eponymous orphan child – but Oliver was of course More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Festival Theatre hosts dementia friendly event

In collaboration with Edinburgh’s Health and Social Care Partnership and Alzheimer Scotland, the Festival Theatre yesterday hosted a pilot event for dementia friendly audiences. The event was the beginning of More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle to play Queen’s Hall

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play the Queen’s Hall on Thursday 12 March as part of a unique European tour. With both Mike More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Saturday Night Fever – Review

For many of us who grew up in the 1970s, the film Saturday Night Fever has iconic status. The disco music classic – if that’s not a contradiction in terms – made John Travolta a star and the image of him More...

By Anna Kaye On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker is the lightest, most accessible of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets. It’s a Christmas delight, telling the story of a young girl named Clara who is gifted a nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. More...

By Anna Kaye On Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Review – Aladdin at The King’s Theatre

Year after year, a trio of talented actors holds the King’s Theatre pantomime together. Allan Stewart as Widow Twankey, Andy Gray as Wishy Washy and Grant Stott as Abanazar the Wizard are the lifeblood of this More...