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The International Festival 2018 in videos

Relive the International Festival 2018 with these snapshots captured throughout August.

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The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.

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Looking back at the Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside

Let's revisit some of the highlights the series of concerts at Leith Theatre celebrating Scotland's contemporary music

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The Young Herald Critics reviews

Students from Edinburgh's schools review the International Festival events they attended

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Looking back on The GRIT Orchestra performing Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture

A round-up of The GRIT Orchestra's monumental performance of Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture at the International Festival.

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The Meaning Behind The Movements: Programme Notes for Five Telegrams

Discover what this year's International Festival Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event is all about, and how it conveys concepts of communication in the First World War.

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Make the most of your first trip to the International Festival

Not sure where to begin planning your first visit to the International Festival? We’ve put together some handy tips to help you get started

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2018 Playlist #18

With one week to go until the International Festival begins, we asked you what you're most looking forward to hearing live this August.

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Scottish Composers in the Programme

We celebrate the groundbreaking talent in Scotland's classical and contemporary music worlds.

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How a techno piper reinvented Scotland's Bothy Culture

Meet Scotland's ultimate folk revival album, its new orchestral sound, and the man who started it all, Martyn Bennett.

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Full Details Announced for Lau-Land at Edinburgh International Festival

Daytime sessions celebrate the fans, community groups, and teachers who keep folk traditions alive before an evening of performances from Lau's collaborators.

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2018 Playlist #16

This week, listen to music from this year's programme selected by the International Festival staff.

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