Over three weeks the Balerno Music Festival has so much to offer. The Ninth Balerno Music Festival will run from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 9th October featuring concerts & events for all the family.
For adults there is a mix of instrumental, vocal and folk concerts; cabaret, jazz; folk music and more.
Children’s events cover ages three to secondary, and some events are free.
This year’s programme is now confirmed, finalised (several times), printed and published on this website. There are several exciting new events as well as some old favourites. Over the three weeks there are opportunities to make music and listen to others make music with the mixture of styles that should mean there is something there[…]
Many of the old familiar items are still available but there are also new facilities to explore as well. There is an improved link to our Facebook page and there are ‘posts’ as well as ‘pages’. The posts are categorised and by selecting a category you can see all the posts in that category. Shortly[…]
The Jazz Party once again provides the finale for the Festival. The Roger Cull Quartet will be joined again by Ian Ewing (vocals) who last year captivated the audience with dramatic offerings and in particular a darkly energetic version of Mack the Knife. Ian is one of Scotland’s foremost big band and swing singers. He[…]
With their unique blend of family-friendly music and thoughtful themes, hilarious antics and lots of opportunities for everyone to join in, this is definitely an event not to miss! Based in Edinburgh, Fischy Music works with schools, churches and community groups all over Britain and beyond. The ability to explore challenging themes whilst emphasising the[…]
The Festival Praise Service, with the Balerno Folk Club and others, celebrates music in our lives and the Church. Everybody welcome. Time: 10.00 – 11.15 Venue: Balerno Parish Church.
Everyone is invited to the complimentary Festival Reception after the end of the Gala Concert with the opportunity to meet the soloists and share reflections on the whole Festival. Time: 9.30 -10.30 Venue: St Joseph’s Hall
After last year’s loudly successful and much talked about debut at the festival The Borders Big Band are back with that really special big band and swing. Everyone knows and loves tunes like Chatanooga Choo Choo and Tuxedo Junction and Borders Big Band will play them all. So come along and celebrate the era of[…]
The final Saturday of the Balerno Music Festival is special but it can be made even more special by enjoying a Hot Fork Supper supplied by MacKenzies (Colinton) with complimentary wine, soft drinks and coffee. Furthermore, everyone purchasing a Hot Fork Supper and Gala Concert ticket will have a reserved seat in the central part[…]
Hosted by local musicians and singers with guests from Edinburgh and other folk clubs. Come and join in – sing, play or simply listen. No booking required. Time: 2.30 – 5.00. Venue: Grey Horse Inn
Come and meet the musical families hidden in the orchestra! Children will be introduced to, and have the opportunity to play, some of the instruments in the orchestra. They will also create their own instruments, have fun with music and form The Fun Time Harmonies Orchestra. The workshop will climax with a “grand performance”. This[…]