Music within 5 miles of Edinburgh

611 events within 5 miles

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Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Fri 3 Apr

£9–£10 / 0131 558 3758

Joined by Tantz (live).

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Simple Minds

The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Tue 7 Apr

£39.50–£49.50 / 0131 228 1155

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

Ceilidh Mhor

Lively ceilidh.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Tue 31 Mar

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Tue 7 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Tue 14 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00
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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sufjan Stevens

To celebrate the release of his forth coming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens opens his European tour with a special date at the Edinburgh International Festival. Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett. The…

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 30 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alison Mitchell & Eleanor Johnston

Classical concert on flute and harp, with music by Bach, Mozart, Fauré, Ravel, Lutoslawski, Jongen, Alwyn, and Gaubert.

The Brunton, Musselburgh (4.1 miles)

Sat 4 Apr

£12 (£24.95 in High Tea) / 0131 665 2240

Playing music by Bach, Mozart and Ravel.

  • 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.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 8844

Can't Buy Me Love: With William Letford, Bella Hardy, Emma Jane Unsworth, Freddie Alexander and Faith Elliot

  • 19:00

Scots Music Group Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh (2.3 miles)

Sat 2 May

£8 in advance; £10 on door (£6 in advance; £8 on door) / 0131 346 1405

with Canongate Cadjers

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Sat 30 May

£8 in advance; £10 on the door (£6 in advance; £8 on the door) / 0131 346 1405

with Portobello Ceilidh Band.

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Sat 20 Jun

£8 in advance; £10 on door (£6 in advance; £8 on door) / 0131 346 1405

with The Occasionals

  • 19:30 – 00:00
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Bombskare

Scotland's ska juggernauts raise the roof.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 4 Apr

£8 / 01620 825630

  • 19:30

The Burlesque Ball

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

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 25 Apr

£15.75–£31.50 / 0131 556 7060

Fri 18 Sep

£27 / 0131 556 7060

Fri 16 Oct

£27 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 21 Nov

£27 / 0131 556 7060

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

  • 4 stars

A celebration of Janis Joplin. Written by Peter Arnott and directed by Cora Bissett.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Mon 24 Aug

£15 / 0131 668 2019

Tue 25 Aug

£15 / 0131 668 2019

Wed 26 Aug

£15 / 0131 668 2019

…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

John Elliott Trio

Classic jazz arrangements and standards from pianist Elliott accompanied by Jimmy Taylor on bass and Rick Bamford on drums.

The Shore Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 553 5080

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0131 553 5080

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0131 553 5080

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 75 more dates until 20 Sep 2016

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 2 Dec

£25.50–£27 / 0844 871 3014

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Northern Streams

A celebration of Nordic and British traditional music, song and dance bringing together top and emerging artists from Scandinavia, Scotland and beyond to Edinburgh on an annual basis. This year's programme includes Oleman, Fjärin and Simon Chadwick.

Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Sat 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Oscar and the Highland Castle

Answering a call for help, Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he finds Incy Wincy Spider among the ruins of an old castle. Mysteriously swept back in time, Oscar joins Incy’s campaign to free the castle from English rule and restore Scotland’s independence! Here, one of Scotland's most…

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Thu 9 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7100

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tue 14 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7100

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre (3.9 miles)

Sat 4 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 0131 315 2151

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

RSNO: The Golden Age of Film Music

Richard Kaufman conducts selections of music from classic Hollywood films by such composers as Alex North (Spartacus), Bernard Herrmann (North by Northwest), Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven), Max Steiner, (Gone with the Wind) and others.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Fri 17 Apr

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

  • 19:30

Tradfest

A festival inspired by the traditional arts of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal rites of Beltane and May Day given a contemporary spin. The 2015 line-up features Malinky, The Tannahill Weavers, Nuala Kennedy, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Rozi Plain, The Shee, Dean Owens…

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 29 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Thu 30 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Fri 1 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 9 more dates until 10 May

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

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Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh

Formed in 2012, the ensemble specialises in baroque music.

St Anne's Parish Church, Edinburgh (4.3 miles)

Sun 10 May

£12 / 0131 346 4740

  • 19:30

Ben Montague

Upcoming mainstream pop singer-songwriter who has supported Stereophonics, The Wanted and Westlife's Shane Filan.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 9 Oct

£11.25 / 0131 225 1757

With Charlie Grant.

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

Teviot, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 19 Dec

£27 / 0131 650 4673

Edinburgh College Sonic Boom

Student bands in concert.

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Tue 31 Mar

£5 at the door (£4 if ordered in advance by email) / 0131 558 3758

  • 19:00 – 10:30

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival was set up with the very noble aim of providing ‘a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’ two years after the end of WWII. Every year since, it has attracted top acts from across the world of music, theatre, opera and dance to the capital for three weeks in August. As well as…

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 7 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sat 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sun 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

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