Music

REVIEW – Sing In The City

*****

By Isabella Fraser Aw Blacks is one of several Sing in the City choirs with members from a range of backgrounds and ages. Accompanied by a 6 piece band, the choir is led by MD and creator Kirsty Baird, a human dynamo who brings a great deal of energy to the evening, helping the 44-strong […]

REVIEW – Camille Sings Brel, Queen’s Hall

*****

Whilst Camille O’Sullivan has in recent years included songs by modern artists such as Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails in her always-captivating live shows, she has always kept room for a few chansons by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. This year, in a short residency at the Queen’s Hall, she devotes a whole night to them. […]

EVENT – LeithLate, 21-22 June 2014

LeithLate 2014 LeithLate makes a triumphant return in its fourth year with an expanded programme, time-frame, duration and route, making this LeithLate even longer and later than ever before! Expanding from the previous Thursday evening slot to a weekend event over two days, LeithLate14 promises to be a veritable smorgasbord of art, music, film and […]

Back for 2014
 
 

EVENT – The Wee Dub Festival, 7 – 9 March 2014, Edinburgh

The Wee Dub Festival returns for 2014 This year sees the fourth edition of the pioneering dub and reggae weekender, taking place at venue throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March. Last year saw the festival almost sell-out, with over 2000 ticket buyers across all events, coming from across the UK and Europe. The […]

REVIEW – The Three Phantoms, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

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With productions of Cabaret and The Lion King both competing for Edinburgh audiences’ attention tonight, Three Phantoms‘ enjoyable and light-hearted journey through some of the West End’s greatest musical hits must be cursing its timing a little. However, there are certainly no such issues with the performance itself. Matthew Cammelle, Stephen John Davis and Glyn […]

REVIEW: Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, Usher Hall

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It’s all about the layers. The two screens between which the musicians are sandwiched, used to project images which interact and play with dimensions. The slices of Joy Division’s songs, deconstructed and reassembled into new sonic shapes. And the complementary and frequently mesmerising interplay between the music and the visuals, which seamlessly slip together to […]

PREVIEW – Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked

Few bands have left such a lasting legacy as Joy Division, thanks largely to the enigmatic charisma of tragic frontman Ian Curtis and his emotionally-wrought songs. On Tuesday 1st October at the Usher Hall, that legacy continues to evolve with Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, an aural and visual collaboration between the Heritage Orchestra, electronic musician […]

REVIEW – Ladybird EP by Jack Rowberry

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Local singer songrwriter Jack Rowberry‘s debut release Ladybird is a perfect introduction to this talented musician’s brand of blues-tinged rock. The EP features two new full studio tracks and a pair of live recordings. House of Cards gets things off to a swaggering, loose-hipped start with a confident rhythm section underlining Jack’s fine guitar-picking and […]

REVIEW – In The Dark EP by Holly Drummond

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In The Dark is the second EP release from talented young Edinburgh-born singer songwriter Holly Drummond. The five new songs (plus one remix) on offer here demonstrate an artist who is not only growing in terms of musical ability, but also in maturity. The lead track These Four Walls is a shimmering and accomplished opener, […]

NEWS – John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled

John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled The Festival City Theatres Trust is delighted to unveil the John Byrne commission ‘All the World’s a Stage’, the acclaimed painter and playwright’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome. Painted on the 85m2 dome of the Viennese Baroque auditorium, the artwork is a stunning new focal […]