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August Gig Previews

Festival? What festival? A look at what’s happening over in Scotland’s biggest city this August.


Interview: Matt McDonagh

Vegan and rock’n’roll seem an unlikely combination, but somehow the 21-year-old pianist/singer from East Kilbride manages to pull it off.


Interview: Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott is a street poet and indie musician from Wakefield. Matt lets us know about his influences and preparation for his Fringe debut, the Spoken Word show – Matt Abbott is Skint & Demoralised.


Solving Edinburgh’s Music Venue Problem

The lack of decent music venues in Edinburgh has been a black mark on the city’s cultural landscape for many years, but maybe things are changing. Robert James Peacock looks at some green shoots of recovery…


Preview: EIF Classical Music Programme

Incoming director Fergus Linehan announces a full-blooded, though less than exploratory, programme of classical music for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival


Interview: Vetusta Morla

Elsie Ward speaks to Vetusta Morla about their upcoming Edinburgh show, and what Spanish rock has to offer the UK.


Finding Fela

A fascinating glimpse of this eccentric figure and his world of music, radical politics and African spiritualism.


Interview: Alison Peebles

Alison Peebles chats to us on the oral culture of music ahead of Dogstar’s production of The Captain’s Collection, one of the company’s earliest creations.


Interview: Gareth Williams

Newly appointed Composer in Residence at Scottish Opera Gareth Williams chats to us about site-specific opera, music therapy and a Northern Irish elephant.


The King and I

With promise of giant gold Buddhas, acrobatic dancers and a ten-piece orchestra, Leicester Curve’s lavish spectacle opens in Edinburgh this Christmas.



With some rising names of the dance and music industry, this production acts as a showcase for theatre that aspired to the visual richness so common in Scottish Opera.