Harpeth Rising

Edinburgh Folk Club
26th October 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

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Festival of Ian Smith: A Celebration of Death

Summerhall / Mischief La-Bas
28th October 2016 - 23rd December 2016

An eclectic mix of art, music, performance and installation – all investigating, challenging, confronting or celebrating death. The festival investigates why we often find it difficult to talk about death in our society, and how art and artists can help.


Bright Colours Only

Pauline Goldsmith
28th & 29th October 2016
19:30 - 20:30 on the 28th & 20:15 - 21:15 on the 29th (1 hour)

You are cordially invited to Bright Colours Only – the legendary Irish funeral wake that toured from Belfast to Brazil in a hearse! Award winning actress Pauline Goldsmith resurrects her hilarious and heartfelt journey to the edge of oblivion.


Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Edinburgh Short Film Festival
28th - 30th October & 4th - 6th November 2016
19:30 (2 Hours)

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival,is now in its 6th year! Dedicated and passionate about short film, we’ve brought some of the best contemporary Scottish, UK and international short film to the Scottish capital since 2011.



29th October 2016
13:00 - 20:00 (20 mins)

F.M.I.N. welcome you to an autobiographical one-on-one performance that celebrates the profound emotional impact two women have had on Amy’s life.


Ofrenda: Shrine Making Workshop

29th October 2016
11:30 - 13:30

Sign up to build your very own ofrenda/offering shrine. Ofrendas are decorative altars adorned with personal images, sugared skulls, favourite foods and colourful trinkets.

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Victoria Melody – Ugly Chief

Victoria Melody
29th October 2016
14:00 & 19:00

To make this show Victoria trained to be a funeral director. Using those experiences and extensive research Ugly Chief looks at the British funeral industry and how we deal with death in modern society.


Andrew Tibbles – Immortal

Andrew Tibbles
29th & 30th October 2016
12:00 - 20:00 (25 mins)

Whatever your individual beliefs about death, in any scenario you will eventually be unable to express yourself.


The Golden Hour presents … BONE DIGGER

The Golden Hour presents
30th October 2016
18:00 - late

The Golden Hour presents … BONE DIGGER in which we give ourselves a fright along with some delight – we’re building a Poetic Haunted House!


Death Café

Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling
30th October 2016
14:00 - 16:00

A Death Café is a friendly gathering, a chat about life and death over a cuppa. We talk about how views of death affect how we live our lives, and how experiences of life impact on attitudes to death.



Edinburgh Folk Club
2nd November 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Winter Wilson have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead (“Songs for local heroes”, as one punter said).


NEHH presents… Xylouris White + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Master of Cretan lute, George Xylouris, and Jim White, a most innovative and charismatic drummer, come together in an astounding globe-spanning duo.


Von Ripper’s Odyssey

The Demarco European Art Foundation
4 November 2016
18:00 (2 Hours)

Author Sian Mackay will be hosted by Summerhall and The Demarco European Art Foundation for the UK launch of her latest illustrated biography Von Ripper’s Odyssey.


Bring In The Spirit

Edinburgh Folk Club
9th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

Bring In The Spirit combines the incomparable, sophisticated vocals of Rod Paterson and Kirsten Easdale with the sublime, sensitive accordion playing of Gregor Lowrey.


Shakespeare, His Wife And The Dog

Bated Breath
9th -12th November 2016
19:45 - 20:50

April 1616 – Shakespeare has returned to Stratford a rich and famous man but all’s not well. Why is he so unhappy? Why can’t he sleep? Why is his wife furious with him? Who is Will waiting for and why can’t Anne find the dog?


Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Edinburgh Folk Club
12th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

The virtuoso partnership of England’s premier flatpicking guitarist and “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” (LIVE IRELAND) has by now brought its unique musical vision to twenty-two countries on five continents.

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Clive Gregson

Edinburgh Folk Club
16th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer.


NEHH Presents… Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
16th November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Lee Ranaldo will hit the road to Europe one more time this year with a clutch of brand new songs from his just completed new album Electric Trim produced by Lee and Spanish multi-instrumentalists Raul ‘Refree’ Fernandez and to be released in the next months.


Fiddle 2016 – Scots Fiddle Festival

Scots Fiddle Festival
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 November 2016
Events throughout the weekend from Friday evening until Sunday evening

Fiddle 2016 – Scotland’s largest fiddle festival is celebrating its 20th year – and features over 40 musicians and 50 events in one weekend! At Summerhall, dance the evening away on Friday with the Pentlands Ceilidh Band or Saturday with …


Mairi Campbell

Edinburgh Folk Club
23rd November 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Mairi Campbell is an influential and pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her music has a rooted and powerful quality and her musical interests are wide-ranging: from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with …


Work in Progress

29 November 2016
19:30 (2 Hours)

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!

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NEHH Presents… Kristin Hersh

Nothing Ever Happens Here
17th November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

The immensely talented Kristin Hersh returns again to the UK (Ireland) for a rare solo tour in support of her critically-acclaimed new double CD and book, “Wyatt At The Coyote Palace” (Omnibus Press) due out October 4th.


Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – Album Launch Concert (Winter Trad 2016)

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
2nd December 2016
19:30 - 10:30

This very special concert marks not only the opening Ross and Tom’s mini festival and teaching weekend ‘Winter Trad’ but also the long awaited launch of their debut album which has been a mere 9 years in the waiting!

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Summerhall Christmas Market 2016

11th December 2016

Summerhall is delighted to announce our annual Christmas Market – This year we are excited to announce a FOURTH room will host more stalls to ensure you are not short for choice.


Anatominis #3: My First Warp Drive (0-5 years)

11th December 2016
11:00 - 12:00

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret that crosses mediums and disciplines with a cheeky and playful attitude. ANATOMINIs is their programme of live art for the under 5s, presented in a comforting and welcoming environment.


NEHH & The Gentle Invasion present… Modern Studies & Woodpigeon + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here / The Gentle Invasion
24th November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Modern Studies are a chamber pop band from Glasgow-via-Yorkshire. Their quietly experimental landscape songs are played on analogue synths, cello, double bass, drums, guitars, a wine-glass orchestra and, at the creaking centre of things, a Victorian pedal harmonium.


Archie Fisher

Edinburgh Folk Club
30th November 2016
20:00 (19:30)

Beloved worldwide as one of the finest traditional singers of all time, MBE Archie Fisher is recognized as Scotland’s foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning over four decades.


Lau-Land & NEHH Present… Lau Afterparty feat. Rozi Plain & Lost Map DJ’s

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
22:30 - 03:00

Lau are delighted to announce that Rozi Plain will be headlining our late evening at Summerhall. Rozi (BBC 6 Music favourite, bassist with This is the Kit) has spent an incredible year promoting her latest Lost Map Records release ‘Friend’ and her subsequent live/remix album ‘Friend Of A Friend’ to which Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke contributed a track. We’ll have a stripped-back set from Rozi and Rachel Dadd then dancing into the night with tunes and visuals from Lost Map DJs, plus a couple of Lau-style surprises….


Aidan O’Rourke – Scottish Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
11:00 - 12:30 (1 Hour & 30 Mins)

Scottish fiddle repertoire and technique with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke. For Intermediate to advanced players.


Amy Geddes – Scottish Tunes Repertoire Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

What gives a tune its Scottish accent?  Try playing a few short tunes to explore the rhythmical & melodic structures behind that unique Scottish sound. Workshops  will culminate free ensemble session in Main Hall 4-5 pm


Gina Rae – Harmony Singing Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Edinburgh legend Gina Rae (of The Bevy Sisters) leads a group harmony singing workshop, nothing matches the euphoria of singing in harmony with other humans.

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Martha Thomson – Beginners Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Young Shetland Traditional Fiddler Of the Year winner Martha Thomson will teach simple tunes at a slow pace, ideal for those how have recently taken up the fiddle or who play violin already and want to learn some traditional music.


Summerhall Singers Winter Concert

Summerhall Singers
7th December 2016
19:30 - 20:30

Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Winter Concert. Expect an eclectic mix of songs, a live band, mulled wine, minced pies and some Christmas Carols thrown into the mix.


Real Time

Edinburgh Folk Club
7th December 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Real Time ‘srepertoire includes not only many songs and tunes from both sides of the border but also contemporary and self-penned material, and to date they have released several albums to wide critical acclaim.


Karmic Intensive (2 days)

Vortex Healing
11th December 2016

VortexHealing offers two distinct paths: a path for learning to do deep healings on the body and psyche, and an awakening path.


Alastair McDonald

Edinburgh Folk Club
14th December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Alastair McDonald’s programme is selected from a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary & original material.


Wendy Weatherby & Friends

Edinburgh Folk Club
21st December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

endy’s wide musical interests have led her to sing and play at folk and jazz events worldwide. She has composed music for theatre and film and has vast recording experience.

Girl Band

NEHH Presents… Girl Band

Nothing Ever Happens Here
26th January 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.


Summerhall Distillery Tour

Pickering's Gin

Pickering’s Gin host guided tours and tastings by appointment Monday – Sunday. JOIN US FOR A GIN JOLLY!

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LockedIn Edinburgh

LockedIn Edinburgh

‘Locked In Edinburgh’ opens at Summerhall, making it the fifth escape game in the city – but this one is unique! It’s the only one themed and built around a real room. Discover for yourself the secrets hidden within the …


Shoe Swing – Lindy Hop classes

Every Wednesday
Foundations class 7pm, Improvers class 8pm, social dancing 9-11pm

Have you always wanted to learn to dance like it’s 1939?

Edinbop is a non-profit swing dancing organisation which offers classes, workshops and social dancing opportunities in Edinburgh.


The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club
Every Tuesday at Summerhall
20.00 - 23.00 (3 hours)

Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.


Sunday Assembly Edinburgh

Sunday Assembly Edinburgh
Sunday 04 December 2016
11:15 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

Sunday Assembly is hosted at Summerhall in the unique Anatomy Lecture Theatre on the first Sunday of the month. Doors open 11:15am Feel free to gather in the café both before and after for a chat and a catch up!  The …

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Summerhall Yoga

Summerhall Yoga
Every Day: Timetable Available

Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Core, Meditation, Pilates and a Yoga Book Club – all within the loft space.