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2019 Playlist #08


This year's programme features some of the most unique and exciting voices in contemporary music today. Our new playlist explores their latest releases.

From the stage of Leith Theatre to the rafters of the Usher Hall and the plush red seats of The Lyceum, our 2019 contemporary music artists take over Edinburgh this August. This week's playlist takes us through their latest hits, singles and albums that we'll be dancing to all summer. Have a listen.

Contemporary Music in association with Edinburgh Gin

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