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Weekly playlist #08

Get ready for the 2017 International Festival with our new weekly playlist!

Featuring songs from this year's contemporary music artists including a track from The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir, an Anoushka Shankar collaboration with Norah Jones, reggae singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest, influential Scottish psychedelic folk group The Incredible String Band, artist and musician Martin Creed, emotive Mercury Prize winners PJ Harvey and Benjamin Clementine, and a song from former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales' new album Room 29.

On Wednesday 30 May we added a brand new song from Benjamin Clementine called Phantom of Aleppoville; you can learn more about the inspirations behind this new track on our blog.

Actor Charles Dance to join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert

The award-winning British actor, writer and director Charles Dance is to narrate Aaron Copland’s orchestral work Lincoln Portrait with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

First Minister visits Castlebrae Community High School ahead of school's International Festival event

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Castlebrae Community High School, who have been part of a three-year residency programme with the Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh International Festival’s poignant exhibition plots a Blueprint for the Future

Public art installation created by Edinburgh high school pupils opens at Old College Quad