Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld announces Edinburgh gig

Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld announces Edinburgh gig

Summerhall continue its ever-excellent Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series with the visit of Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld in February. The violinist has released two albums under her own name – and will be touring with her latest release, The Ridge, to Summerhall on February 3. As well as playing with Arcade Fire since the band’s early days, Montreal-based Neufeld is a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, and most recently has released new music…

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Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) line-up announced

Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) line-up announced

Summerhall has announced the autumn/winter line-up for its exciting Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series – and, as ever, it’s a cracker. Mediterraneo and Nothing Ever Happens Here present another wild edition of Edinburgh’s very own world music concert series. This special autumn edition goes ‘on the road’, fueled by the tunes of America and Italy – New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, Americana, pizzica, and tarantella – all live and on the 22 October. Featuring bluegrass and americana aficionados Wayward Jane (pictured), pizzica…

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Gig preview: Dirty Three, Summerhall

Gig preview: Dirty Three, Summerhall

Aussie legends Dirty Three make a rare appearance in the Capital tonight (July 5) as part of Summerhall’s excellent Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series. The instrumental trio made up of violinist Warren Ellis, guitarist Mick Turner and drummer Jim White last played live in Scotland at Glasgow’s Oran Mor in 2012. When tonight’s gig was announced a few months back, it came as a surprise to some fans after the band announced they’d be taking an indefinite break…

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Mercury Prize-nominee Eska announces Edinburgh Fringe gig

Mercury Prize-nominee Eska announces Edinburgh Fringe gig

Soon-to-be-massive neo-soul singer Eska Mtungwazi has announced a special live show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, in partnership with Nothing Ever Happens Here, Summerhall’s ever-excellent live music initiative. Dubbed the “finest female vocalist in the UK” by none other than Laura Mvula, Eska will take to the stage in venue’s Dissection Room on 26 August. With a breathtaking live performance, an astonishing album and one of the most memorable voices in the UK right now, it is easy to see why…

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Dirty Three announce Edinburgh gig

Dirty Three announce Edinburgh gig

Australian legends Dirty Three have announced a summer gig in Edinburgh. The instrumental trio made up of violinist Warren Ellis, guitarist Mick Turner and drummer Jim White will take part in Summerhall’s exciting Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series on Tuesday, 5 July. It’s a rare visit to Scotland from Dirty Three, whose last live outing here saw them play Glasgow’s Oran Mor in 2012. The Edinburgh date will perhaps come as a surprise to some fans after the band announced they would…

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Shonen Knife announce Edinburgh gig – plus new album

Shonen Knife announce Edinburgh gig – plus new album

Cult Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife celebrate their 35th Anniversary this year with a brand new album Adventure – and they will visit Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 28 April. Formed in Osaka by guitarist and chief songwriter Naoko in 1981, Shonen Knife rose from humble DIY beginnings to sharing a stage with Nirvana on their Nevermind tour – blazing a trail along the way for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. For their 19th album…

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