16 June – 25 November 2018
To coincide with Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop, join Edinburgh Music Tours for an entertaining and informative guided walking tour telling the story of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Edinburgh.
Covering folk to funk, pop to punk and past to present, the tours trace the people, venues and gigs that made Edinburgh’s music. Brought to you by the team behind Glasgow Music City Tours.
Tours run every Saturday at 13:00–14:30 & 15:00–16:30. Additional tour 11:00–12:30 on 4, 11, 18 & 25 August.
£14 adult, £12 concession. Visitors to the exhibition can use the discount code RIU18 to get £2 discount on walking tour tickets.
To book tickets visit glasgowmusiccitytours.com/edinburgh
Friday 15–Sunday 24 June
This June, Summerhall hosted 10 days of outdoor live music and events in partnership with the National Museum of Scotland, Synergy Concerts, Nothing Ever Happens Here and Edinburgh International Film Festival to coincide with the launch of Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop.
The Skids © Nick Henderson
Man of Moon
Stanley Odd. Photo © Jannica Honey.
Withered Hand. Photo © Pam Berry.
Sun 5 – Sun 26 Aug 2018
Based on her meticulously detailed, pull-no-punches teenage diaries, What Girls Are Made Of is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be. Performing with a live band, directed by the Traverse’s award-winning Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin (Meet Me At Dawn, Milk, Swallow), Cora (Midsummer) celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, asking what wisdom we should pass on to the next generation – and which glorious mistakes we should let them make.
9–25 August 2018
In association with Rip It Up, Light on the Shore brought together major bands, artists and collectives to celebrate the diversity, virtuosity and originality of Scottish popular music as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Anna Meredith © Kate Bones
GRIT © Mihaela Bodlovic
Karine Polwart © Paul Heartfield
King Creosote © Calum Gordon
Neu! Reekie! © Kat Gollock
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Edinburgh University Old Quad
28 September 2018
A visceral collision of alternative rock, live painting/projection and architecture, this outdoor show transported its audience into sensual overload through a live union of sound and vision. The line up consisted of Fay Fife (The Rezillos) on vocals and theremin, artist Maria Rud, Ted McKenna (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) on drums and percussion, Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps/The Gun Club/The Bad Seeds) on guitar and vocals, Chris Agnew (The Rezillos) on bass and Marilyn Carino on electronics +vocals, with a prelude reading by Rula Lenska.
Thursday 25 October 2018
Rip it up – Remixed was a night of Scottish pop music with a twist, as students from the BA Popular Music and BMus (classical) programmes at Edinburgh Napier University reworked songs by a variety of influential Scottish artists and performed them in the style of another Scottish band from another era.
Header image: Objects on loan from Simple Minds.