The April Events Guide

This weekend I was joined by new friend of the show Sandy McGhie from Edinburgh events website to highlight what you should have in your diary this April. For full details of all listed visit

Anna Massie & Mairearad Green

Wednesday the 1st 8pm to 10pm

The Pleasance Theatre

Scottish multi- instrumentalist musicians Anna Massie & Mairearad Green

£: Tickets are £10 on the door.

Edinburgh Science Festival

Food, fun and family events at Summerhall and The Queen’s Hall with events to keep the kids entertained plus food markets, drinks classes and expert talks for the grown ups.

£: Various

Cowgate’s Pop-Up Market

Saturday the 4th 1pm to 5pm

Cowgate’s Pop-Up Market - various venues along The cowgate will play host to stalls of the local creative community.

£: Free


Wednesday the 8th 7pm to 11pm

The Counting House.

Edinbop run hourly drop-in classes for both Beginners and Improvers in both Lindy Hop (Ballroom) and Balboa (Lounge room). After the classes there’s a social dance with a DJ to give you the chance to practice your new moves.

£: Prices are £5.50 for one or £10 for 2 on the night

Neon Waltz

Thursday the 9th 7pm to 10pm

The Electric Circus

All the way from John O’ Groats we’ve got some psychedelic indie rock from Neon Waltz plus support from Edinburgh band Man Of Moon.

£: Tickets are £8

Evolution Motorshow 

Saturday the 11th 9.30am to 4.30pm

Royal Highland Centre

You can check out and even try some of the best and most efficient motoring technology the electric and low emission car world has to offer.

£: Free event but you have to register and there’s a link on 7ahead.

Irvine Welsh

Sunday the 12th 11am to 1pm

At Waterstones book shop on Princes Street author Irvine Welsh does a

Pre-publication signing of his adult comedy novel ‘A Decent Ride’.

£ Free

James Bay

Wednesday the 15th 7pm to 10pm

The Queen’s Hall

Singer-songwriter James Bay

£: Tickets are £16.50

Jordan Murray

Sunday the 19th 7pm to 9pm

The Blackbird Bar on Leven Street

An acoustic set from singer-songwriter Jordan Murray

£: Free

James Yorkston, Pip Dylan and Matt Norris

Thursday the 23rd 8pm to 1am


‘Nothing Ever Happens Here’, one of the series of evenings promoting the Edinburgh music scene. This night is with James Yorkston, Pip Dylan and Matt Norris

£: Tickets are £10.70

Creative Writing Workshop for Children

Saturday the 25th 2pm to 4pm

At The Scottish Storytelling Centre - Creative Writing Workshop for Children. This is for 8 to 15 year olds and is taught by prize winning author Janis Mackay

£: Tickets are £17

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

Tuesday the 28th 7pm to 11pm

The Pleasance Theatre

Old time roots duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

£: Tickets are £10.95