This month is the start of spring so everyone can start getting back into going out after the cold, cold winter. Here’s a breakdown of what I think are some of the best local bands in Edinburgh and where to find them.
- Martha’s Parlour. Playing on the 5th and 19th April at Woodland Creatures. ‘’Ol’-time Americana, Appalachain ballads and Scottish classics with a banjo twist from Martha’s Parlour, who are fronted by two of Blueflint’s musicians.’’ Both nights it is on at 8.30 and, it is also free!
- ‘’A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.’’ They will be playing at the Rowan Caves on Friday 14th April so it is well worth getting down there ot check them out. Very weird and wonderful set. And a guaranteed dance! Admission also includes a free shot of Balkan plum brandy J
- Ceilidh at the Counting House. Friday 28th ‘’The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18’s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25.’’
- Woodland dance project. With Mungo’s Hi-Fi and others. A full 24 hour day on 29th A little way out of Edinburgh but well worth the trip if you are into drum and bass, dub, reggae and electronic styles. This will be a dance project in a beautiful woodland setting, twenty minutes from Edinburgh. Tickets are £36.50 with a return bus for £10. With locally sourced food stalls and fine art. Find more information here.
- Flamenco Noch:, Live Flamenco at Albo Flamenca. Saturday 29th This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish culture, or just a good excuse to dance and feel the beats within you. £10.50 a ticket. Get on down and get inspired! You don’t have to go all the way to Spain to experience some classic Spanish music. Sit quietly with a glass of wine, or try out the dance for yourself.
Also if you find yourself in Edinburgh it is well worth checking out the local Jazz bar (with various local and international bands). They have a different live band every night of the week. Such a fantastic environment for all ages. The musicians are an incredible quality as well. It is a dimly lit bar with red lighting and delicious drinks. Often you will find dancing, but also arrive early if you want to bag one of the seats with a great view of the stage.
Whistle Binkies is also a great live music venue if you are in Edinburgh for acoustic and open mic nights. Check them out on their site. They also host live music every night of the week. (For those up for playing, why not bring along your instrument?
To find out more of what is going on in Edinburgh and your local city, check out The List for more details.