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The Royal Highland Show: Best Summer Festival

The Royal Highland Show: Best Summer Festival June 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
Edinburgh is renowned for its summer festival season. Each year thousands of tourists flock to the capital of Scotland for the city’s various performing arts festivals, including the hilarious Fringe Festival and the exquisite Edinburgh International Festival. But while these events are worth the trip,...

Michael Ball Performs in Edinburgh

Michael Ball Performs in Edinburgh May 25, 2011 | Events, Romantic | Read More
The legendary Michael Ball will be performing in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this Friday, May 27th at 8 p.m. Fresh off the success of his West End and UK touring production of Hairspray (he hilariously played Edna), Ball will sing some of his beloved hits (like “Love Changes Everything”...

The Grassmarket Festival

The Grassmarket Festival April 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Grassmarket Festival, a brand new event, begins this Friday and will run for three days in the historic and popular Grassmarket area of Edinburgh: April 29, 30 and May 1. Edinburgh's Grassmarket Despite the Grassmarket’s often raucous nature by night, the organisers tell us that a common...

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival April 25, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s time to celebrate the arrival of summer with Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Society. Every April 30th the charity puts on the visually stunning Beltane Fire Festival, a Celtic fertility procession that typically draws some 12,000 people each year. The May Queen and her white possy And it’s...

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh April 14, 2011 | Events | Read More
Monday, April 18 is World Heritage Day, which celebrates cultural and national heritage sites throughout the world that hold universal value. Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns are on the UNESCO 911 property list, and recently they were named the most recommended World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom...

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Edinburgh International Harp Festival April 7, 2011 | Events | Read More
Listen to the canorous vibrations of the clarsach (pronounced klɑrsəx), a small Irish or Scottish harp, also known as the Gaelic harp. This beautiful instrument will take centre stage at the 30th annual Edinburgh International Harp Festival, which runs this Friday, April 8 through Wednesday, April...

Celebrate Ceilidh Culture

Celebrate Ceilidh Culture March 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
Every spring Edinburgh presents Ceilidh (“Kay-lee”) Culture, a festival that celebrates Scotland’s traditional arts, from music to dance to storytelling. A Ceilidh by the way, usually refers to an evening of Scottish traditional dancing, but here it is broadened to its original Gaelic...

St. Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh

St. Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh March 15, 2011 | Events | Read More
St. Patrick’s Day is this Thursday, March 17th. Instead of celebrating the holiday the usual way (drunk in a pub – don’t deny it!), why not try embracing some authentic Irish culture for a change? Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland is a five-day festival, from March 16-20th, in honour...

The West End Comes to Edinburgh

The West End Comes to Edinburgh January 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
Are you a fan of lavish musical theatre? Well, now you don’t have to travel to London to see all that the West End has to offer. On Tuesday, Jan 25th, the Edinburgh Playhouse will show Beyond the Barricade, a stunning musical review of hit songs from West End classics, like Miss Saigon, Phantom...

Burns Night in Edinburgh

Burns Night in Edinburgh January 10, 2011 | Events | Read More
On Tuesday, January 25 Scotsmen and women across the globe will celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s beloved and most famous poet. Born in 1759, Burns would later be dubbed Scotland’s National Bard after penning many memorable poems like Auld Lang Syne, Scots Wha Hae (Scotland’s...