Music within 5 miles of Edinburgh

405 events within 5 miles

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Counting House, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 07989 508436

What difference does it make? With Don Paterson, Leo Condie, Rebecca Green, The Craic Where the Light Gets In, and Carly Brown.

  • 19:30

Christmas Songwriters' Club

A night of original festive songs (no covers) from a mixed line-up of Scotland's indie and singer-songwriter talent including TeenCanteen, Book Group, Supermoon, Al Shields, Broken Records, Discopolis, Ella the Bird, The Lonely Together and Richy Carey. Plus a pop up bar and cafe, raffle and stalls all donated to local…

Central Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50 / 0131 229 2921

  • 19:00

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£40 / 0131 228 1155

The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 28 May 2015

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen, Young Fathers andThe Twilight Sad that culminates with Midnight Fireworks…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

Daniel Smith

Boogie woogie bluesy jazzy piano stuff.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 220 4298

  • 17:45

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 220 4298

  • 17:45

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 220 4298

  • 17:45

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

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Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

48 Below, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

OPM, Swift Manouver, Emmett Brown

The Californian outfit plays a blend of ska-punk, rock and rap who gave the world novelty hit 'Heaven is a Halfpipe'.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 6 May 2015

£11 / 0131 556 3254

  • 19:30

Soulsville

A night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

The Last Skank Before Christmas

Ska party with live music from Bombskare (on stage 10pm) with tropical sounds from the Samedia Shebeen DJs.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£5 in advance; £7 on the door

Ceilidh at The Counting House

The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25.

Counting House, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00
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Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh (1.5 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

  • 22:00 – 00:30

£8 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

One of the masters of Scottish contemporary folk is joined by a selection of special guests (including Eddi Reader, Karen Mathieson, John McCusker, Kris Drever and Ian Carr) for a showcase of modern and traditional Christmas music.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£22.50 / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Apr 2015

£16.50–£20.50 / 0844 871 3014

Dunedin Consort: Handel's Messiah

The Dunedin Consort's rendering of Handel's landmark oratorio has received rave reviews over the years, and the consort's 2006 recording of it won a Gramophone award. Here the ensemble gives its annual performance of the work, led by director John Butt.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£5 / 0131 668 2019

The Children's Messiah is a special 45 minute shortened version for all the family.

£12–£25 / 0131 668 2019

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Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£28.50–£33.50 / 0131 668 2019

Song, by Toad Christmas Party

Festive knees-up from the excellent Edinburgh indie record label/blog for a Christmas jamboree.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£5 Early ticket - just the bands; £5 Late ticket - just the DJs; £8 All of the fun / 0131 629 4101

Early doors will see Glasgow racket-merchants Garden of Elks support Edinburgh's shoegazey sludge-rockers Plastic Animals, preceded by some 'possibly awesome, possibly dreadful' Christmas cabaret and short sets from other pals on the label.

  • 19:30 – 03:00

The Burlesque Ball

Fishnets and top hats galore at this series of lavish burlesque balls.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 20 Feb 2015

prices vary / 0131 556 7060

Sat 21 Mar 2015

prices vary / 0131 556 7060

Al Grant As Jim Reeves

Tribute to the country and easy listening singer.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£21.50 / 0131 668 2019

With Isla Grant.

  • 19:30

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

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