• SOLD OUT - FREE Concert - Celebrating Victor Jara’s Life and Music

    St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh

    Sorry, this event is sold out. Please do not RSVP to this event until you have booked your FREE TICKET as there may not be tickets available on the night: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-victor-jaras-life-and-music-tickets-66548884505?aff=ebopdstthelist The Chilean singer Victor Jara became a worldwide symbol of social justice and freedom after he was murdered in the CIA-backed military coup of 1973. This September marks Jara’s 87th birthday and also the 46th anniversary of his assassination. As a celebration of his life and music, Red Trio and special guests come together to sing a selection of his most beautiful and relevant songs. Red Trio is a band based in Edinburgh formed by Eileen Karmy (flute, cuatro, and vocals), José Rojas (percussion, vocals) and Martín Farías (electric guitar, vocals) who play a repertoire of Latin American folk songs in refreshing arrangements. Tickets FREE, concert starts at 7 pm, doors open at 6.45pm. Let's meet upstairs at Starbucks (Royal Mile) from 5.45pm. We'll leave Starbucks about 6.35pm to make sure we are in plenty of time for the concert which is a short walk from Starbucks. With enough interest, we could head somewhere nearby afterwards for coffee/mocktail and a bite to eat?

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

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with Beccy Amphlett and Lucie Hendry. On fiddle and clarsach (Scottish harp) performing a selection of repertoire inspired by the Scottish tradition, providing the ideal atmosphere to accompany the expansive collection of Scottish art in the National Gallery. Through their music they will connect with the themes of history, place and people explored in the art work, and will draw inspiration from the exhibition’s insight into the many strands of the country’s rich cultural heritage and European links. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-aves-o%E2%80%99may 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

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  • Free Music on The Mound, followed by food at Cafe Rouge (2 for 1)

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth. Inspired by the Highland culture found in the permanent collections, voice and piano duo Kaitlin Ross and Catriona Hawksworth will perform a range of Scots and Gaelic songs. They will explore the issues of class and culture found in the subjects of the paintings. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-kaitlin-ross-and-catriona-hawksworth 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 voucher for "2 for 1" on starters, mains and desserts. 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

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  • Fringe - Comedy (stand-up) with Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

    Please do not RSVP to this event until you have purchased your ticket as there may not be tickets available on the night. Tickets cost £8 + booking fee - concessions available. Join us for some stand-up comedy - part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As seen on Mock the Week. Iceland's biggest comedian returns to the Fringe after sold-out debut runs in Edinburgh, Melbourne and the Soho Theatre. With multiple accents, voices and a stubborn determination to translate Icelandic material into fluent English, Eagle Fire Iron covers various topics including fatherhood, mindfulness, Icelandic weather, The Avengers and what it's like to live in a country with a population the size of Coventry. Performed with Ari Shaffir, Ed Byrne and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Fast and friendly comedy. 'Very talented comic. An Icelandic treat' (Jim Gaffigan). https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ari-eldjarn-eagle-fire-iron Let's meet upstairs at Starbucks (Royal Mile) from 6.30pm. We'll leave Starbucks about 7.10pm to make sure we are in plenty of time for the show. The venue is a short walk from Starbucks. The show starts at 7.30pm With enough interest, we could head somewhere nearby afterwards for coffee/mocktail and a bite to eat?

  • Free Fringe - "About Time/Bully"- Comedy with Thanyia Moore & Sian Davies

    Join us for a free comedy show - part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act winner 2018). About Time: growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies waited until she was 27 to grow up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Bully: was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood. Join these two rising stars on their side-splitting journeys of self-discovery. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/about-time-bully This is a free comedy show. There are no tickets. Entry is in a first come first serve basis. Let's meet upstairs at Starbucks (Royal Mile) from 5.45pm. We'll leave Starbucks about 6.40pm to make sure we are in plenty of time to get a seat at the venue. The show starts at 7.10pm We could head somewhere nearby afterwards for coffee/mocktail and a bite to eat?

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  • Free Music on The Mound, followed by food at Cafe Rouge (2 for 1)

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with duo Callum Morton-Teng on mandolin and Roberto Kuhn on classical guitar performing a programme inspired by the Spanish and Scottish works in the gallery collection including some Catalan folk songs. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-mk-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 voucher for "2 for 1" on starters, mains and desserts. 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

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  • Free Fringe - "Traitor"- Comedy by Victor Patrascan

    Join us for a free comedy show - part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedian Victor Patrascan wants to break down the barriers between us and accept that there is no race but the human race: "Hello. I am Romanian. Don’t worry. It’s a new concept for me being Romanian, because when I was back home I was just a guy. Came over here, became Romanian. In London, they think I'm Polish. Now, when I go back home, I am a traitor. Come watch a subversive, heartfelt and outrageous comedy show. If you are someone who questions everything about life, religion, politics, death and love, this is the show for you." https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/traitor This is a free comedy show. There are no tickets. Entry is in a first come first serve basis. Let's meet upstairs at Starbucks (Royal Mile) from 6.30pm. We'll leave Starbucks about 7.30pm to make sure we are in plenty of time to get a seat at the venue. The show starts at 8pm. We could head somewhere nearby afterwards for coffee/mocktail and a bite to eat?

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  • Free Music on The Mound, followed by food at Bar Soba (2 for 1)

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with Seannie Moodie playing the clarsach (Scottish Harp). Hailing from Ross Shire in the Highlands, Siannie Moodie is an expressive and accomplished clarsach player. She is deeply rooted in the Scottish folk and Gaelic music from this region. Connected to the life and work of Bridget Riley, Siannie Moodie will perform a programme featuring Cornish traditional tunes and music influenced by colour, movement and Bridget's travels to India and Egypt. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-siannie-moodie 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 Bar Soba on Hanover Street and we have a voucher for "2 for 1" on starters, mains and desserts. Come along for some refreshments and some good company! If you can't make it to the music then come along to Bar Soba (table booked for 7pm) https://www.barsoba.co.uk/menus

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  • Red Hot Rhythm Makers - Jazz & Blues Festival

    George Square Gardens

    Please do not RSVP "yes" to this event until you have purchased your ticket: https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/2019-programme/artists/red-hot-rhythm-makers.html (At time of writing the above link did NOT work using the Chrome browser - the organisers are trying to fix it) The six-piece all-female New Orleans inspired Jazz and Hokum Blues band features the cream of vintage blues and jazz talent in Scotland: Sarah Findlay (trumpet), Alex Stewart (trombone), Kassandra E’Silva(reeds/vcl), Ali Todd (guitar/vcl), Danielle Price (tuba), and Ali Affleck (Washboard/Vcl) Tonight, they celebrate female musical pioneers who helped to shape the early years of blues and jazz. From naughty hokum to sinister laments of capital punishment, these women sing and play with a passion for the music and for making it natural and fun for a contemporary audience. Inspiring! Let's meet by the entrance to the Piccolo tent in George Square Gardens at 5.45pm. Martin (organiser) will try and get in the queue as early as possible so we can get good seats! The Piccolo is an original styled Dutch “Kermis-circus” tented venue with tiered rows of benches in a half moon shape giving this venue an intimate, up-close-and-personal experience. It's unreserved seating so we should be able to all sit together. Join us afterwards for coffee and a bite to eat at a nearby venue. There will be plenty of vendors on offer in George Square Gardens or we can head somewhere nearby - Please message any suggestions?!? We have a 2 for 1 Voucher for the nearby Ginger Restaurant. Please message Martin if you fancy it and we can book if there is enough interest. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186525-d8621986-Reviews-Ginger_Restaurant-Edinburgh_Scotland.html

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