• 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

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  • 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?

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  • Free Music on The Mound, followed by food at Zizzi

    Scottish National Gallery

    Free live music at the Scottish National Gallery with Catherine Tinney (voice) and Calum Morrison (guitar) Exploring the shared intent between Scottish art from[masked] and Gaelic song to depict things of beauty. These years were the era of the ‘Statement Picture’ so the repertoire will focus on Gaelic song as a means to similarly convey the beauty of locations and things throughout Scotland. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-catherine-tinney-and-calum-morrison 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 Zizzi in Roxburgh Court 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 Zizzi (table booked for 7pm) https://www.zizzi.co.uk/italian/restaurants/edinburgh/the-royal-mile

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  • 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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