Former The Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd brings together founding member Mike Heron and legendary bassist Danny Thompson to perform their pioneering psychedelia in The Music of The Incredible String Band.

For this very special concert at the International Festival on 17 August, the trio are joined by guests and collaborators to pay homage to the influential group.
Former The Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd brings together

The Music of The Incredible String Band

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Only days left until the 2017 International Festival begins!

Browse the full programme online: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

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Get to know Iestyn Davies MBE - Countertenor ahead of his two International Festival performances with the Academy of Ancient Music this August.

- Emily
Get to know Iestyn Davies MBE Countertenor ahead of his two International

Iestyn Davies: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The Bee Gees did it. So do Smokey Robinson, Prince and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. They all sing in the high register usually associated with female singers. ...

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Read about cyanotype prints and letters from the future self in our new blog post exploring Blueprint for the Future workshops for secondary school students.

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Read about cyanotype prints and letters from the future self in our

Blueprint for the Future

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World-renowned conductor Sir Andrew Davis and the outstanding Philharmonia Orchestra come together to perform Elgar's King Olaf on Friday 11 August at the Usher Hall.

In this choral spectacular, Davis is also joined by a trio of exceptional international soloists and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus to tell Elgar’s unforgettable tale of vengeful gods, warring Vikings and doomed love.

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Worldrenowned conductor Sir Andrew Davis and the outstanding Philharmonia Orches

Elgar's King Olaf

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Are you up for a little challenge this morning?

How many famous classical compositions you can recognise in this mashup? Let us know in the comments.

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Are you up for a little challenge this morning

Classical Music Mashup

Check out the sequel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fczH85-0BDk&feature=youtu.be I've woven together 57 famous classical tunes by 33 composers. How many ca...

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‘I have always loved the original Oresteia and it seemed like one of those projects that would allow us enough scope to do something really theatrical with it.’

Over on our blog, award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris talks about Oresteia: This Restless House, what she brought to the production, and about taking the character Clytemnestra in a new direction.

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I have always loved the original Oresteia and it seemed like one

Zinnie Harris discusses Oresteia: This Restless House

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In our new weekly playlist you’ll listen to German violinist Christian Tetzlaff Mitsuko Uchida’s interpretation of Mozart’s ‘Sonata facile’, great Welsh baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, The Magnetic Fields singing about failing ethics, and folk psychedelia from Scotland’s The Incredible String Band

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In our new weekly playlist youll listen to German violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Weekly playlist #03

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Iván Fischer brings his daring personal vision of Mozart’s operatic masterpiece Don Giovanni to the 2017 International Festival.

He presents the opera through the eyes of the Don – a dangerous, erotic place, empty of sets or props, where enticing bodies take their place, as his chorus of young actors become doors, windows, beds, tables, or sinister means of death: [ Eif.buzz Link ]
Iván Fischer brings his daring personal vision of Mozarts operatic masterpiece Don
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Happy #RecordStoreDay!

What are your favourite records in your collection? Do you have any from the artists performing at the International Festival this year?

- Maciej
Happy RecordStoreDay What are your favourite records in your collection Do you
Visit our blog to find out what conductor Gianandrea Noseda noticed when he was examining the original manuscript of Puccini's La bohème.

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Visit our blog to find out what conductor Gianandrea Noseda noticed when

Gianandrea Noseda talks about La bohème

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Remember this song from 1995?

Don't miss PJ Harvey performing songs from The Hope Six Demolition Project and material from her catalogue on 7 & 8 August at the International Festival: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

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Remember this song from 1995 Dont miss PJ Harvey performing songs from

PJ Harvey - Down By The Water

Music video by PJ Harvey performing Down By The Water. (C) 1995 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

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Featuring fearless conductors, superstar soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2017 International Festival’s classical music programme once again brings some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

Including appearances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with conductor Sir James MacMillan, Iestyn Davies...
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Featuring fearless conductors superstar soloists and the worlds leading internat

Music

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Today's lovely weather calls for an outdoors #ThrowbackThursday photo, so we go back to 2012 International Festival when NVA's Speed of Light illuminated Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat.

Photo by Sally Jubb Photography.

- Maciej
Todays lovely weather calls for an outdoors ThrowbackThursday photo so we go
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Forget the Little Mermaid you thought you knew. Meow Meow's subversive cabaret is a fairytale gone rogue.

Join her on her voyage to a land of altered hearts, minds and body parts on 3-27 August at the International Festival: [ Eif.buzz Link ]
Forget the Little Mermaid you thought you knew Meow Meows subversive cabaret
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"It's almost like a pop song - it has so much energy and colour and passion; it tells you both how you might be feeling today, how you will be feeling tomorrow and how you felt yesterday. It's all there in the music and it will just blow your mind away!"

Let Sir John Eliot Gardiner introduce you to the music of Monteverdi ahead of concert performances of the composer's three surviving operas...
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Its almost like a pop song it has so much energy and

The genius of Monteverdi

This short film was captured during the Accademia Monteverdiana workshops in 2016 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. It provides a brief guide the brill...

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Benjamin Clementine, a voice that silences a room with love and melancholy, hope and regret.

Get to know the Mercury Prize winner over on our blog.

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Benjamin Clementine a voice that silences a room with love and melancholy hope and regret

Get to know Benjamin Clementine

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“I always feel Die Walküre is the first of Wagner’s operas where he has really found his great original voice.”

Sir Andrew Davis shares his thoughts on Wagner's masterpiece on our blog ahead of the concert performance at the International Festival.

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I always feel Die Walküre is the first of Wagners operas where

Sir Andrew Davis talks about the concert performance of Die Walküre

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Filarmonica della Scala, the orchestra of Milan's world-renowned opera house La Scala, has been lauded as Italy's finest symphony orchestra.

Don't miss two International Festival concerts conducted by Riccardo Chailly on 26 & 27 August 2017: [ Eif.buzz Link ]
Filarmonica della Scala the orchestra of Milans worldrenowned opera house La Scala
Some #MondayMotivation from Boy Blue Entertainment during their rehearsals for Blak Whyte Gray.

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Some MondayMotivation from Boy Blue Entertainment during their rehearsals for Blak Whyte