Music

Music



#Pianodrome
The Pianodrome is a playable 100-seater amphitheater built entirely from over 50 disused pianos. Throughout August, visitors are invited to play in, on and around this world-first interactive installation, the space will play host to spontaneous performances, community choirs, sneak previews of fringe shows, workshops and much more.
01 - 26 Aug


Sonica presents Portal
Robbie Thomson and Alex Menzies transform the walkway of the Clyde Tunnel into a sensory subterranean spectacle. An otherworldly odyssey where robots and sounds lead you through a series of close encounters.
02 - 12 Aug


Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
They have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion. They bring their traditional music excellence to this welcome return to the Universal Hall.
02 Aug


OTHERLAND at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Award-winning, family friendly Belladrum Festival which takes place near Beauly, has announced a new area at this year's festival. OTHERLAND, a festival within a festival that has been entirely designed by young people for young people, an alternative world where imagination is indulged and nothing is impossible.
02 - 04 Aug


Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams
At a spectacular free outdoor event that launches the International Festival, Usher Hall is transformed by a specially commissioned multimedia piece composed by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions.
03 Aug
















Symphony in the Wild
Auchindrain, the most complete and well-preserved example of a Scottish Highland farm township, will host a live performance from 40-piece symphony orchestra, Nevis Ensemble.
05 Aug


National Youth Choir of Scotland sings Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and Tippett
Under co-founder and award-winning conductor Christopher Bell, the National Youth Choir of Scotland perform four works that showcase the virtuosity of these young singers.
05 Aug


Far, Far From Ypres visits Selkirk
Iconic songs and poems from WWI are brought to life by 26 Scottish folk scene favourites including Barbara Dickson in this critically-acclaimed production, part of Scotland's national WWI commemorative programme.
05 Aug


NYOS Symphony Orchestra Summer Tour
This extraordinary tour opens in Dundee at the glorious Caird Hall, where NYOS Symphony Orchestra perform pieces from its full summer programme together with a selection of famous operatic arias.
06 Aug


Health & Wellbeing through Song Taster Day
Come along and experience first hand the benefits to your vocal & physical health. Taster Day workshop let by Anne Lewis (Outreach Leader Cappella Nova).
07 Aug



Glasgow Meets Berlin
A celebratory gala concert with NYOS Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and the Universität der Künste in Berlin. The popular concert programme features famous operatic tunes and melodies culminating in a mass singalong of much loved songs from Scotland and Germany. Audience participation is essential!
07 Aug

Renata Rosa Band
Brazilian singer, songwriter and rabeca player brings the entrancing sounds of the north-east of Brazil to the Universal Hall.
08 Aug


NYOS at Edinburgh International Festival
The Orchestra explores the arresting oceanic recreations of Debussy's iconic La mer alongside two rarely heard masterpieces from a century ago: Lili Boulanger's impressionistic conjuring of a spring morning and a remarkable poignant work by Scottish composer Cecil Coles.
09 Aug


Far, Far From Ypres visits Aberdeen
Iconic songs and poems from WWI are brought to life by 26 Scottish folk scene favourites including Barbara Dickson in this critically-acclaimed production, part of Scotland's national WWI commemorative programme.
09 Aug


Elephant Sessions, WHɎTE, Siobhan Miller
Three brilliant bands - two multi award-winning instrumental and singing sensations with cutting edge Gaelic cultural pioneers share one stage in a Scottish Showcase Expo event.
13 Aug


LIVE! / BEÒ! Festival
See 6 National Trust Scotland treasures brought to life in a totally new way with activities including music, storytelling, dance, visual art and contemporary Gaelic arts at this new fun, participatory arts festival by young people for young people.
13 - 18 Aug


John Grant
The singer-songwriter brings his captivating music to a very special International Festival concert.
20 Aug


Martyn Bennett’s ‘Bothy Culture’
A unique performance of an epic orchestration of Martyn Bennett’s second album, Bothy Culture. Part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.
21 Aug


Let Me On Stage
Disabled musicians and performers discuss the importance of access to stages to present their music to the public. Presented by Drake Music Scotland musicians and Sam Maggs (Gig Buddies Scotland Project Coordinator) with live performances.
25 Aug


Lindisfarne
Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne return to The Queen's Hall fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements, with unforgettable songs like 'Meet Me On The Corner' and 'Fog On The Tyne'.
26 Aug


St Vincent
The Grammy Award-winning musician brings her transgressive pop on a rare visit to Scotland as part of her I Am a Lot Like You! Tour
26 Aug


Virgin Money Fireworks Concert
Join the city of Edinburgh for this joyous celebration of summer festivals, inspirational music and breathtaking fireworks to bring the International Festival to a resplendent close.
27 Aug


I'm With Her
I'm With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan - a unique blend of instrumental interplay combining their indelible harmonies.
28 Aug
Far, Far From Ypres visits Oban
Iconic songs and poems from WWI are brought to life by 26 Scottish folk scene favourites including Barbara Dickson in this critically-acclaimed production, part of Scotland's national WWI commemorative programme.
29 Aug