Edinburgh is known for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, historic attractions, and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With this in mind, the Candlelight series is coming to several breathtaking venues across the city.
Get ready for classical renditions of traditional words and modern-day, chart-topping hits at the historic likes of St Mary’s Cathedral. From melodic tributes to Ludivico Einaudi to influential film scores, there is plenty of variety in this year’s lineup.
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With a large central tower and three Gothic spires, St Mary’s Cathedral is certainly a dignified venue for Candlelight’s classical performances. The cathedral is an Edinburgh landmark and its interior is adorned with countless treasures including breathtaking murals painted by Phoebe Traquair.
Ghillie Dhu is one of the most famous bars in Edinburgh, named after a forest spirit from Scottish folklore. The magic of this place is obvious, boasting distinctive Scottish decor with traditional woodwork and a rustic feel. There’s often live music and ceilidhs there which gives it a lovely, convivial atmosphere and you’ll find traditional food like haggis, neeps, and tatties too!
Whether you are listening to orchestral takes on your favourite music surrounded by the spectacular architecture of a cathedral or the hidden Edinburgh vaults, Candlelight is an experience you will never forget.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
The Candlelight series typically takes place twice each night with two back to back 60-65 minute performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.