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Recitals at the Festival

St Mary's Cathedral hosts free lunchtime recitals at 1pm from 1st to 31st August (except Sundays and 16th Aug), and afternoon organ recitals at 4:45pm Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th August. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists playing a variety of instruments and composers. This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

  • CANCELLED Festival Lunchtime Recital - Hanna Csermely, piano
    CANCELLED Festival Lunchtime Recital - Hanna Csermely, piano
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 31 Aug
    31 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    31 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has had to be cancelled. Our apologies.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - West End Ensemble
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - West End Ensemble
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 30 Aug
    30 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    30 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by The West End Ensemble, an accordion and piano duet (Shane Brogan and John Richards).
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Timothy Coleman and Will Sims
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Timothy Coleman and Will Sims
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 29 Aug
    29 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    29 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by tenor Timothy Coleman and pianist Will Sims.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Layla Ballard and Archie Bonham
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Layla Ballard and Archie Bonham
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 28 Aug
    28 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    28 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by cellist Layla Ballard and pianist Archie Bonham.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Joana Gama
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Joana Gama
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 26 Aug
    26 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    26 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by pianist Joana Gama. Sponsored by Fundação GDA.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Aquillos Winds
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Aquillos Winds
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 25 Aug
    25 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    25 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by wind quintet Aquillos Winds.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Bruadar Duo
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Bruadar Duo
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 24 Aug
    24 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    24 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by Bruadar Duo, Kieran McCrossan (guitar) and Lynn Fraser (flute).
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - George Coghill and Gina Baker
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - George Coghill and Gina Baker
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 23 Aug
    23 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    23 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by George Coghill (baritone) and Gina Baker (piano).
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Emily and Scott Manson
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Emily and Scott Manson
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 22 Aug
    22 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    22 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by Emily and Scott Manson, a saxophone and piano duet.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Max Carsley
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Max Carsley
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 21 Aug
    21 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    21 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by organist Max Carsley.
  • Celebrity Organ Recitals - Imogen Morgan
    Celebrity Organ Recitals - Imogen Morgan
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 20 Aug
    20 Aug 2023, 16:45 – 17:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    20 Aug 2023, 16:45 – 17:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A series of free organ recitals on the mighty Father Willis organ, from some of the best players in the country. Today's is given by Imogen Morgan, Assistant Master of the Music at St Mary's Cathedral.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Adam Brown
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Adam Brown
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 19 Aug
    19 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    19 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by guitarist Adam Brown.
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Neil Mantle and Gillian Gray
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 18 Aug
    18 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    18 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by Neil Mantle (horn) and Gillian Brown (piano).
  • Festival Lunchtime Recital - Chiara Lordi
    Festival Lunchtime Recital - Chiara Lordi
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 17 Aug
    17 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    17 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45
    St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
    A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by Chiara Lordi (piano).
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