Music Reviews


Review: Teenage Fanclub at Leith Theatre

 The sold-out 1400 capacity Leith Theatre was the setting for the mass middle-aged reunion soundtracked by Teenage Fanclub. In an age of bands from your youth shattering all nostalgia with dull as dishwater li...
Eugene Onegin at Festival Theatre

Review: Eugene Onegin at the Festival Theatre

Komische Oper Berlin have their work cut out for them in tackling Tchaikovsky’s opera in which, according to the programme notes, “not a lot happens”. Tchaikovsky himself coined the term “lyrical scenes” to de...
Anna Calvi at Leith Theatre

Review: Anna Calvi at Leith Theatre

This year’s EIF contemporary music programme features a number of powerful female voices, with the imperious Anna Calvi following hot on the heels of Kate Tempest and Neneh Cherry. The London-based singer/guit...

Review: Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson at The Stand

For over a decade poet-laureate Carol Ann Duffy has been performing with Scottish multi-instrumentalist John A Sampson. At first glance, his silly ditties and her sullen growls might seem an unlikely pairing. ...

Review: Neneh Cherry at Leith Theatre

The fading grandeur of the Leith Theatre is just the right atmosphere for Neneh Cherry’s gig, which happens to coincide with a spectacular thunderstorm. Inside the cavernous Hall, bodies are steaming, layers a...
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