Reviews: Music

Cocktails with the Diva

Staged in suitably opulent surroundings at The Assembly Rooms, Cocktails with the Diva is a cabaret show performed by a trio of musicians, an opera singer… and a surly waitress. While some of the jokes fell ...

Wu Man, Sanubar and Friends

The founding ideal of the Edinburgh Festival is of building bridges between cultures. The obvious one in this celebration of the music of the Silk Route reaches East to West, but it also built an important seco...

Paul Lewis: Four Beethoven Sonatas

A single piano sitting on stage, no matter how grand, is still both intimidating and impressive. Paul makes the long walk from stage left, and once he's sat, launches straight into Op. 109, Piano Sonata in E ma...

The Artemis Quartet

The Artemis Quartet is about as rock‘n’roll as classical music gets. They dress in black: they play standing up, and their cellist looks like Michael Stipe.  Their interplay is seamless, and they pass their mel...

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film

Joe Stilgoe pays tribute to the last 100 years of Hollywood, reiterating to his audience the importance that music plays in evoking those fond memories of the silver screen that we all carry. If you're sligh...

Ian Bostridge & Julius Drake

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake enjoy a fruitful musical partnership in this new concert, and their collaboration provides for moments of sheer brilliance. The world-renowned tenor and distinguished pianist, res...

Daniel Cainer’s Jewish Chronicles

Combining the culture of Judaism with the unconventionality of family life, this natural performer achieves giddy storytelling through song. Undoubtedly sound at comedy, Cainer is already a fringe favourite ...

Michelle McManus’ Reality: The Musical

There is a fine tradition in Glasgow of women with big personalities belting out even bigger songs, with a bit of patter thrown in for good measure. Michelle McManus follows in the rhinestone footsteps of Dorot...

Antonio Forcione: No Strings Attached

Antonio Forcione is the best guitarist you’ve never heard of. A true virtuoso of the acoustic guitar, he’s been playing tiny Fringe venues for the last twenty years, when in a just world, he’d be packing out Ma...

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna

Michael Griffiths travels through Madonna’s career in a brilliantly original production that manages to accomplish a great balance between comedic moments and pitch perfect musical numbers. Griffiths has an ...
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