• FREE Concert - "Scotland & Norway in Harmony"

    Augustine United Church

    We have 10 free tickets for this event. Please change your RSVP to "no" if you can no longer attend so that someone on the waiting list can attend in your place. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotland-norway-in-harmony-concert-tickets-69200038177?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Featuring Edinburgh's Rolling Hills Chorus (recently sold out in the Fringe) and Hamar's Vang Sangforening Choir, Scotland and Norway meet in harmony in Scotland’s Capital City with selections of songs from both countries and Chorus’s together with the guest appearance of celebrated Norwegian Folk Singer Bjørn Sverre Kistensen. The Vang Sangforening Choir is based in Hamar, an historic town located on the shores of Lake Mjøsa, some 60 miles north of Oslo. The choir celebrated its centenary a couple of years back and sings in a range of styles including Barbershop, Jazz, Classical and Folk. The Choir is a mixed choir with 30+ singers Bjørn is a celebrated Norwegian Folk Singer who enjoys entertaining audiences both at home and abroad The Rolling Hills Chorus is the Edinburgh Barbershop Chorus who have been singing for almost 27 years and is made up of over 50 men who sing unaccompanied ‘a cappella’ style. The Chorus sing a wide variety of songs and are notable for their rendition of Scotland’s alternative National Anthem - ‘My Homeland’! Martin (organiser) is a member of the Rolling Hills Chorus and will be performing in the concert. Let's meet at the entrance to St Augustine's at 6.45pm. The concert starts at 7pm. With enough interest, we could head somewhere nearby afterwards for coffee/mocktail and a bite to eat?

  • FREE/£2.50 The Comedy Show - New Sh*t

    Gilded Balloon Basement

    Book a ticket to secure a seat (£2.50), or chance it on the night, get in for free and put money in the bucket at the end. Book tickets here: https://gildedballoon.co.uk/programme/the-comedy-show-new-sht-2/ THE COMEDY SHOW: NEW SH*T It’s comedy. It’s new. It’s exciting. It’s old pros and new talent trying out fresh material – this is your chance to see the freshest comedy first! Let's meet at Starbucks coffee shop at 120 Princes Street from 7pm. This is the Starbucks just past Castle Street (next to New Look clothes shop): https://www.starbucks.co.uk/store-locator/store/2566/edinburgh-princes-street-120-princes-st-edinburgh-sct-eh-2-4-ad-gb We'll leave Starbucks about 7.40pm and head to the venue which is a short walk away at the Rose Theatre (Rose Street). The show starts at 8pm in the Gilded Balloon Basement which is accessible via 12 steps on Rose Street Lane South. Either meet us at Starbucks or at the venue.

  • Free Music on The Mound, followed by food at Cafe Rouge

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with the Turquoise Duo. Taking inspiration from Baroque, Impressionism and Neo-Classical paintings, the Turquoise Duo featuring Clara Lafuente Garcia on oboe and Daniel Hart on piano, will perform a programme featuring Handel, Ravel and Jean Françaix. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-turquoise-duo-0 Let's meet at the entrance to the National Gallery on the Mound at 5.45pm for this free 30 minute performance which starts at 6pm. We then have a table booked at Café Rouge on Frederick Street and we have a discount voucher to make the food a little cheaper. Come along for some refreshments and some good company! If you can't make it to the music then come along to Café Rouge (table booked for 7pm) https://www.caferouge.com/bistro-brasserie/edinburgh/frederick-street

  • Scottish Jazz - Paul Towndrow Organ Trio & Matt Carmichael Quartet

    PLEASE PURCHASE A TICKET BEFORE YOU RSVP (£7.50/£5): https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/autumn/artists/paul-towndrow-organ-trio-matt-carmichael-quartet.html Join us for this double bill, which is part of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Scottish Jazz Weekend: Paul Towndrow Organ Trio: Paul Towndrow (saxophone), Pete Johnstone (organ), Alan Cosker (drums). Paul Towndrow’s alto saxophone playing absorbs the entire tradition from Johnny Hodges to Charlie Parker; Ornette Coleman to David Sanborn, and distils it into a contemporary expression that beguiles and bewitches with a blend of power and passion. He’s a modern master on our scene. Matt Carmichael Quartet: Matt Carmichael (tenor saxophone), Fergus McCreadie (piano), Ali Watson (double bass), Tom Potter (drums). This astonishing young tenor saxophonist, Carmichael, is still studying at RCS, but already a major force in jazz. His Quartet play atmospheric, and often very beautiful melodic tunes with a keen grasp of Jazz and Scottish tradition.