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Getting global with Shooglenifty

As part of the International Festival’s Global Communities programme, members of Scottish Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty led workshops at Canongate Youth and Lyra ahead of their performance at The Lyceum this August.


2019 Playlist #13

This week's playlist dives into the music and composers within You Are Here, a season of performances, conversations, readings and fresh thinking.


2019 Playlist #12

This week we celebrated World Music Day so our latest playlist takes you on an eclectic journey through some opera, classical and contemporary music highlights.


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.​


2019 Playlist #02

For this weekly playlist, we celebrate Record Store Day by delving into the back catalogues of our 2019 contemporary music artists.


2019 Playlist #01

Our weekly playlist is back! Press play to explore the 2019 International Festival programme through music and get a taste of what you'll hear in concert halls and venues across the city this August.


The International Festival 2018 in videos

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


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.


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


The Young Herald Critics reviews

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


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.


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.