Music within 5 miles of Edinburgh

439 events within 5 miles

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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

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

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

Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker

Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 12 Mar

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

  • 20:00

Bloody Mary Club

Sunday afternoon, hangover-curing blend of Bloody Mary and music.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 14:00 – 20:00
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Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

  • 19:00

RSNO: The Music of John Williams

Some classical fans may flare their nostrils at the idea of a concert devoted to the music of the guy who wrote the score for E.T., but from the brutal simplicity of the two-note 'shark theme' in Jaws to the sinister music-box tinkle of 'Hedwig's Theme', the unifying musical motif in the Harry Potter films, Williams…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Fri 13 Mar

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:30

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Hector Scott (violin & viola) and Anna Mavromatidi (piano) play Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata and Brahms' Sonata for Viola in E flat.

  • 18:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir performs Elgar's 'My love dwelt in a northern land'; Brahms's 'In stiller Nacht'; Coleridge Taylor's 'The Evening Star'; Sullivan's The long day closes; Robin McLeish's Three Songs (premiere) and Ivo Antognini's 'There is another sky'.

  • 18:00

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0131 226 0673

Nicholas Wearne plays the organ.

  • 18:00

The Burlesque Ball

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

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 21 Mar

£13.50–£27 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 25 Apr

£15.75–£31.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 4 Dec

£27.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 5 Dec

£27.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Ceilidh Mhor

Lively ceilidh.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Tue 3 Mar

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Tue 10 Mar

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Tue 17 Mar

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00
…and 15 more dates until 30 Jun

Sunday Sessions

Live acoustic sessions every Sunday with performer Ray Considine and special guests.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 226 5954

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 226 5954

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 226 5954

  • 18:00 – 00:00
…and 14 more dates until 28 Jun

Dirty Deeds

DJ Joe Darke spins a nasty blend of rock, punk and metal from across the ages.

Opium, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00
…and 8 more dates until 16 May

Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland

A little bit of Ireland descends upon Edinburgh in the run-up to St Patrick's Day. Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland is a multi-arts, family-friendly celebration of the Emerald Isle, with storytelling, music, dance, talks, comedy and food & drink events.

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 11 Mar

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Thu 12 Mar

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Fri 13 Mar

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar

Sofi's Nocturnes

A new name and slightly broader format at Sofi's Unplugged Open Stage now welcoming performers of all kinds, from musicians to poets to comedians. House guitar provided (for those who need it) and every performer gets a beer on the house.

Sofi's, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 20:00 – 22:00
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The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 22 Apr

£25.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

The Bootleg Beatles

Re-live the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Wed 9 Dec

£24.50–£28.50 / 0131 228 1155

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganzas featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo (4.2 miles)

Fri 29 May

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 5 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 19 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 26 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 13 May

£22.50–£24.50 / 0844 871 3014

Joe Temperley & Brian Kellock

Veteran saxman from Lochgelly who's a founding member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with dynamic pianist Brian Kellock.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre (1.0 miles)

Thu 5 Mar

£15 / 0131 622 8086

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Kevin Gore

Contemporary acoustic folk from this Edinburgh singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 4 Mar

Free

  • 20:30

Wed 11 Mar

Free

  • 20:30

Wed 18 Mar

Free

  • 20:30

Wed 25 Mar

Free

  • 20:30

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

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 9 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 10 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

The Chilli Dogs

Country, blues and Americana with a hint of Western swing.

The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00
…and 18 more dates until 23 Jul

English National Opera: The Pirates Of Penzance

Mike Leigh's sparkling new production of this much-loved comic opera.

Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Tue 19 May

0871 200 2000

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Fri 7 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free)

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 8 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free)

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 9 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free)

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