Category Archives: Music

Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

Music performance tonight!

Don’t forget to come along to our second music performance of today at 8pm!

come along to St. Giles cathedral tonight for a free performance by Nina Whiteman (RNCM) singing music by Fabrice Fitch (RNCM), John Hails (ENU), and others.

this event is free for everyone and there is no need to book, simply drop in and say hello!

more info on this event can be found here

Todays events: Music recital

make sure to come along to another of our unmissable music performances today at Merchiston campus!

todays free performance by Haftor Medbøe, Pete Furniss, Rebecca di Rollo entitled Bitter Together Again will  be held at 2pm in room A78!


Events: Tuesday’s hip hop performance

Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.

Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.

take a look at our gallery below:

for more information on all our degree show events visit us here

Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Events: Music mondays

Students and members of the public gathered on Monday the 23rd may of may for a spectacular performance/ presentation in modern sound production Technology.

IMG_9478Simon Stokes, a representative of Ableton UK, performed an hour and a half masterclass in the production, sourcing and mixing of music using a variety of modern technologies.

IMG_9474Simon Stokes is the owner and head tutor of Shoogle Studios, Scotland’s leading electronic music studio. As a lifelong music lover and trained audio engineer, he has played many instruments over the years, but found his passion for synthesizers and drum machines in the late ‘90s.


Releasing house and techno music on record labels worldwide, Simon began to share his knowledge of Live in 2007, teaching individuals from his home studio whilst touring Europe as a DJ and live act.


Gallery: More than a degree show 2016 launch night

Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.

It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!

You can see all the images from the evening below.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney.


Lunchtime Concert Series: Annie Booth

The lunchtime concert series continues today with a performance by singer/songwriter Annie Booth upstairs in the Apex Cafe from 1pm. Annie will be performing a 45-50 minute set comprising of her own original songs and cover material.

Annie is a student on the BA Popular Music programme with an extensive performance background. Check out her Soundcloud:

Live Jazz Music @ Eric Liddell Centre, Monday 25th May


BA (Hons) Popular Music students treated listeners to a fantastic performance of live jazz music in the Eric Liddell Centre on Monday 25th May.

The music, written by the students and performed in Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar earlier in the year as one of their final assessments, featured songs penned by each of the sixth performers.

“I wouldn’t even say any of us are specifically jazz musicians” said John Percival, one the performers.

“All of our jazz experience has been through our experience at Edinburgh Napier. Outside of university I’d never performed in a jazz band before.” explained Ben Lobban, also performing.

“It’s something we love, though, and would like to continue. We’d love to get some gigs at the Jazz Bar, or in Glasgow. Then we’d definitely be official jazz musicians!”

The students, all of which will graduate from Edinburgh Napier in July, are excited for their future in the industry.

“You have to create you’re own job.” says Popular Music student and jazz performer Tom Dallas. “You’ve got to go out there into the industry and market yourself, to find your own work. Right now, it’s just say yes to everything and be as successful as you can!”

Ben Lobban, Tom Dallas and John Percival perform in wedding band The Apollos, and you can find more information about their work here:

Take A Tour Round #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out the video below to have a look round Edinburgh Napier University’s 2015 Degree Show, on tonight until 31st May from Merchiston Campus. 

Live outdoor music and light show with Double Take Projections

Double Take

Free:  Eric Liddell Centre,  15 Morningside Road, Friday 22nd May

Live music begins  @ 8pm on Holy Corner, Projections start @ 9:15pm

Animations will be  mapped onto the façade of the Eric Liddell Centre by Edinburgh Napier students in conjuction with Double Take Projections.

Double Take Projections are an  Edinburgh based design consultancy specialising in producing immersive outdoor projections.

They have collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University’s Music students to produce an audio reactive projection show; onto the building which will explore the mechanics of creativity.

The visuals are synchronised to the music and will change appearance and progress as the sound track develops.

Music students perform in final recitals

This week sees the public recitals of a number of final-year student performers from the BMus Music programme:

Last night, in Canongate Kirk, Anna Wright (saxophone) and Laura Cioffi (flute) played a programme of Debussy, Godard, Ibert, Daugherty, Creston, and Glazunov, accompanied by Scott Mitchell.

Tonight, Jamie Lang (piano) and Rachael Liddell (voice) will perform a programme of Liszt, Gershwin, Debussy, Rossini, Granados and more at Stockbridge Parish Church. Rachael will be accompanied by Scott Mitchell.

On Wednesday, Kinga Zaborowska (flute) will play music by Bonis, Schwantner, and Wos in a programme entitled ‘Hidden Gems for Flute’. She will be joined by clarinettist Pawel Jaworski, and accompanist Scott Mitchell at St Giles’ Cathedral.

On Saturday at Stockbridge Parish Church, Monica Toll (voice) will be singing a programme of lieder by Schubert, Fauré, and Poulenc, and operatic excerpts by Handel, Massenet, and Puccini, accompanied by Scott Mitchell.