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Biffy Clyro set to rock the Granite City

August 26, 2016

Chants of ‘Mon the Biffy!’ will be heard all over Aberdeen when Ayrshire rockers, Biffy Clyro, hit the stage of Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC) GE Oil & Gas Arena later this year.

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Hebcelt turns 21! Who is going to celebrate?

July 11, 2016

The award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival will celebrate its “coming of age” next week with a special birthday present, gift wrapped in Nashville – an updated version of its theme song produced with the help of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Jazz fans will want to get to know Duncan Eagles

April 19, 2016

Duncan Eagles plays with Partikel. This week he took our My Weekend quiz. When does your weekend start? My weekend starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. Most of the time, I don’t even know what day it is!

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Countdown to Speyfest steps up

April 19, 2016

This year's Speyfest is just 100 days away and the Ceol Oirghialla ensemble of Celtic musicians have been confirmed as the latest act for the largest traditional event in Moray.

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Five minutes with….singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid

March 23, 2016

A chance meeting at a pub session in Cornwall led to singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid being featured in the Legends of Rock photography exhibition alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Björk, The Prodigy and Courtney Love.

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My Weekend: Steven Milne

February 19, 2016

When does your weekend start? On a Friday after work; The Little Kicks usually have band practice and that always seems a good way to start.

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Q&A: Jake Burns

February 19, 2016

Seminal punk legends Stiff Little Fingers are undertaking a nationwide tour from February 25 to March 19, and one of the shows is destined to be saved for posterity, as their gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands is set to be recorded. Formed in Belfast in 1977, the band was at the forefront of the punk explosion. Martin Hutchinson talks to original frontman Jake Burns about the band

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My Weekend: Nick Blacka (GoGo Penguin)

February 12, 2016

When does your weekend start? Thursday night. It’s the new Friday night, apparently. Perfect night in? I’m into cooking so it would have to involve cooking an amazing recipe. Something from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi or somebody of that ilk. My close friends round, obviously some top tunes and, last but not least, some good booze. Definitely a nice bottle of single malt whisky. Perfect night out? Probably not too different from the perfect night in, actually, but in an amazing location. As long as there are close friends and family, good drinks and music, I’m happy. Someone else can cook, though. Preferably somewhere hot.

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Q&A: Ben Portsmouth

February 11, 2016

As Elvis tribute act Ben Portsmouth brings his uncanny similarities to The King to Aberdeen and Inverness, Laura Redpath finds out how his hugely successful career began

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Geordie Jack is back on the road

February 5, 2016

Sutherland-based singer-songwriter Geordie Jack, founder and lead vocalist of one of Scotland’s most successful-ever bands – Colorado – has caught the music industry entirely by surprise in making an unheralded comeback from retirement – as a solo act – just four months short of his 66th birthday.

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Musical will get you in the mood

February 4, 2016

With the stage adaptation of The Glenn Miller Story heading to Aberdeen next week, Your Weekend speaks to stars of the show, Tommy Steele and Sarah Soetaert, who play Glenn Miller and his wife, Helen Burger

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The story continues for Runrig

February 4, 2016

Emotions will run high in Aberdeen next week when iconic band Runrig mark the end of an era with a concert celebrating their final studio album, writes Susan Welsh

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Jason’s Aberdeen return especially for you

January 29, 2016

Jason Donovan may no longer be the shirtless sensation he was in the 90s, but the north-east is in for a treat this spring as the former Neighbours actor takes his 10 Good Reasons tour to Aberdeen. Laura Redpath finds out more

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All you need to know about The Sound of Music

January 16, 2016

A magnificent new production of one of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, is on currently at HM Theatre in Aberdeen. Before the curtain goes up today on this timeless classic, Keeley Bolger rounds up everything you need to know

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Looking ahead to a year of top acts

January 15, 2016

Whatever the weather holds, the outlook is sunny for the Highlands and islands this year, thanks to a host of top-class entertainment and events taking place, writes Susan Welsh

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