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Disclaimer - this group is in no way affiliated to the website of This is Edinburgh which is a guide of things to do, see and enjoy in the city.

From chilling in one of Edinburgh's many bars to dinners, walks and going to the museum and being one of the most active groups in Edinburgh, This is Edinburgh Meetup Group has something for everyone.

Please note that from February 2019, members are requested to pay £2 (as a token membership fee) to the Event organiser when they attend their first meetup of the year, or when they newly join TIE.

As always, there are some rules to follow. This way its only fair for everyone.

• All members must have a clear up to date recognisable face picture on their profile - this means you must be looking at the camera so that we know who to look for at meetups. This is also a condition of membership to the group.

• Please keep your RSVP up to date, and change it as soon as possible if you are not going to make it. We recommend giving at least 48 hours notice.

• Please watch out for emails from your organisers/event hosts for events you have RSVPED to as plans may change or there may be vital information contained within them.

• Don't be a No Show. three no shows = removal from group

• Sleeping Members - if you have not joined any events in the past year, you will be removed from the group.

• If you would like to be a organiser or an event host or even just have any other suggestions for an event, please don't be shy - we don't bite! After all, this group is about YOU, our members.

• Join us on facebook, if you want https://www.facebook.com/groups/thisisedinburgh (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thisisedinburghmeetup/)

• Lastly, please remember our organisers are always here to help!

• Still unsure? Take a look around and read our reviews from past meetups.

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Upcoming events (5+)

A Night in New Orleans - Ali Affleck and the Shake Em Up Jazz Band (EJBF)

As part of the Edinburgh 2019 Jazz and Blues Festival it’s a thrill to re-present Ali Affleck’s effervescent New Orleans show, where she features her favourite musicians from Scotland and the crescent city in a band that brings a little bit of Caledonia into the musical gumbo that is New Orleans Jazz. The singer has been spending a lot of time in Louisiana and with guests, Molly Reeves and Julie Schexnayder, she’s put together an exciting programme of rootsy jazz, gospel and blues, with some creole songs for extra spice. Shake Em Up are the all female band from New Orleans that highlight how female musicians are taking the city by storm. They play in all the top clubs in the French Quarter, playing in the classic traditional style. An exceptional double bill. There are bar and food stalls in George Square Gardens if you want to indulge either before or after the event. Tickets cost £18. They are available from the Hub Box Office which you can find by following this link https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/2019-programme/artists/a-night-in-new-orleans-ali-afflecks-the-gin-mill-genies-shake-em-up-jazz-band.html or you can book by phone on[masked] Hope to see you there.

Red Hot Rhythm Makers at the Jazz Festival

George Square Lane

Another Jazz Festival must! I have heard this band many times and I guarantee they will make you happy. Wonderful music from a bunch of talented musicians. 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), Cassandra 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! There are bars and food stalls in the Square for refreshments. Tickets cost £12.50 and can be purchased online by following the link: https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/2019-programme/artists/red-hot-rhythm-makers.html Or you can call the Hub Box Office on[masked]

Tenement Jazz Band with Brian Kellock

Teviot Row House Student Union

As part of Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival this fabulous band is playing at lunch time on Friday 19th in Teviot Row. They are joined by the amazing Brian Kellock, jazz pianist extraordinaire. This is the young band that’s reviving the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz in Scotland, bringing new energy and excitement to music that was shocking and thrilling in equal measure in its time. In a special concert for EJBF, the mercurial pianist, Brian Kellock joins them to play Jelly Roll Morton and other early classics, and finds some space to feature his own solo stride piano. The tickets are £13 and can be bought online from the website https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/explore/venues/teviot-row.html or by phone on[masked]

40 MILES EAST LOTHIAN MADNESS CIRCULAR HIKE with options of part route finishes.

40 MILES EAST LOTHIAN MADNESS CIRCULAR HIKE (with options of part route finishes) - starting and finishing Musselburgh. This is a drop in/drop out walk - walk as little or as much as you desire. The full route is 40 miles (approximate) being a reasonably flat linear walk starting MUSSELBURGH TESCO onto - River Esk, WhiteCraigs, Dalkeith Country Park, return Whitecraigs on disused railway, Carberry Farm, Faside Castle, Tranent, New Winton, Bogs Holdings, Gladsmuir - Butterdean Woods - Longniddry, Seton Sands, Port Seton/Cockenzie - Prestonpans - - River Esk -Musselburgh. This route follows old railways, byeways, woodland tracks and coastal tracks within East Lothian. The whole route is around 40 miles but it is open to participants to drop out of the walk at their choice as the return route goes through many East Lothian towns for return buses. Please ensure that you are comfortable with walking the distance and ensure you have appropriate footwear/clothing for a full day of walking. Bring a torch. Any questions contact[masked]

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