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Les comes rollin’ into town

November 27, 2014

Pop band the Bay City Rollers were huge in the 70s. Martin Hutchinson talks to singer Les McKeown about reliving those heady days

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Elton John

November 27, 2014

Elton John and his band will perform at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) next June in an outdoor venue as part of their European tour.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

November 21, 2014

Having performed 500 major concert shows to more than half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are returning to the UK next year to present a spectacular new stage show and, including on the tour, visits to Inverness and Aberdeen.

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S Club 7

November 21, 2014

After months of feverish speculation and their triumphant performance on BBC’s Children In Need last weekend which resulted in the greatest hits album surging up the chart, pop powerhouse S Club 7 have confirmed their hotly-anticipated return to the music scene with their 2015 ‘Bring It All Back’ arena tour.

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THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

November 21, 2014

An extraordinary new film featuring songwriter and musician Edwyn Collins, receiving rave reviews both at home and abroad, is having its Sutherland second premiere at Timespan in Helmsdale on Thursday, November 27.

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INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY

November 21, 2014

It’s often written that there’s a ‘rare opportunity’ to see or hear something when, in reality, it’s not the case. But it is true of Inverness Choral Society’s next concert as the choir will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Inverness for the first time in more than 20 years.

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PETER GABRIEL Q&A

November 20, 2014

Peter Gabriel visits Aberdeen next week with his Back to Front Tour which features some of his greatest hits, including Sledgehammer. Andrew Youngson catches up with the musician and activist

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Julia Fordham

November 14, 2014

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Julia Fordham is to perform at an up-close-and-personal gig at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Monday, as part of a UK homecoming tour after years living and working in Los Angeles.

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Legendary night of music

November 13, 2014

Regarded as one of the world’s best guitarists and an inductee of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, Steve Cropper joins some well-known friends to present an unforgettable night of good music, writes Susan Welsh

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John celebrates a special life

November 13, 2014

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to catch the ‘Godfather of British Blues’ in Aberdeen this weekend, writes Martin Hutchinson

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T.Rextasy

November 7, 2014

It seems Highland fans can’t get enough of the fabulous music of Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Following hot on the heels of the lavish stage show 20th Century Boy, the Musical, which played at Eden Court this year, comes another top UK tribute band, T.Rextasy, who play The Ironworks, Inverness, on Saturday, November 8.

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SCO welcomes back old friends

October 31, 2014

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) makes a welcome return to the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Saturday, November 8, to kick-start its 2014/15 concert season in the city.

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This musical will rock you

October 30, 2014

Finding her inner rock chick has helped Cordelia Farnworth show the entertainment industry who’s boss, writes Andrew Youngson

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New take on classic opera

October 30, 2014

With a sparkling score and new take on the famous children’s tale, Scottish Opera breathes new life into Cinderella, writes Susan Welsh

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The Big Reunion boy band winners

October 27, 2014

Boy band fans will be in seventh heaven as seven big names from the 1990s play Aberdeen on Wednesday evening. 5ive, Blue, 911, A1, Damage, 3T and 5th Story will play a one-night gig at the AECC as part of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour.

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Dougie’s epic year set to continue

October 23, 2014

From teaching Kylie Minogue a song to celebrating four decades in showbusiness and performing live in front of a billion people, it has been a special year for Dougie MacLean, writes Susan Welsh

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A decade of new music

October 23, 2014

New music might seem scary, but it doesn’t bite, as Sound Festival director Fiona Robertson tells Andrew Youngson

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Charlie Landsborough

October 10, 2014

Charlie Landsborough has played all over the world and, as a regular visitor to Scotland, is a firm favourite with Highland audiences.

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Feast of fiddling

October 9, 2014

Forget Octoberfest – head to Beauly and experience Folktoberfest instead, writes Susan Welsh

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Hey, it’s Showaddywaddy

October 9, 2014

Martin Hutchinson talks colourful clothes and hit songs with Showaddywaddy, as they prepare for their Aberdeen date

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Nothing idle about Roddy and co

October 9, 2014

After a five-year gap, Idlewild are back recording and touring once more, playing intimate gigs across the Highlands and islands, writes Susan Welsh

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Ullapool Guitar Festival

October 3, 2014

Ullapool will be filled with the sound of music once more this weekend, this time courtesy of hundreds of guitars. The 15th annual Ullapool Guitar Festival runs from Friday, October 3, until Sunday, October 5, with daytime events taking place in the Macphail Centre and a late-night festival club in the Arch Inn on the town’s Shore Street. The programme has five concerts, plus a variety of workshops and a trade show. Friday night’s lineup features Wingin’ It (Adam Bulley and Chaz Mackenzie) and Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project, with hosts the Remi Harris Trio, at the Festival Club. Saturday’s programme includes workshops, a screening of the film Harlem Street Singer with Woody Mann, and students from Berklee College of Music, Boston USA; Brigitte DeMeyer with Pat Bergeson, Clive Carroll, and the John Goldie Band with Hugh Burns. There are workshops with tutors Hugh Burns, Will McNicol, Clive Carroll, Tristan Seume and John Goldie on Sunday morning and, from noon, music from Allan Neave and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Sean Shibe and the inaugural performance of a new piece for four guitars commissioned by the festival and composed by Clive Carroll. The Carl Verheyen Band, John Jorgenson, the Webb Sisters and Alan Thomson appear in the evening while the festival club, which runs until midnight on Sunday, will be hosted by Tristan Seume.

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