Following a project working with prisoners, Highland songbird Rachel Sermanni tells Susan Welsh she’s had her eyes opened by the experience
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
New music might seem scary, but it doesn’t bite, as Sound Festival director Fiona Robertson tells Andrew Youngson
Top Gear's Ben Collins has shared some of his favourite tunes with the Press and Journal.
A Manchester four-piece band will play Aberdeen this weekend - ahead of supporting one of the greatest rock groups in history.
Charlie Landsborough has played all over the world and, as a regular visitor to Scotland, is a firm favourite with Highland audiences.
Forget Octoberfest – head to Beauly and experience Folktoberfest instead, writes Susan Welsh
Martin Hutchinson talks colourful clothes and hit songs with Showaddywaddy, as they prepare for their Aberdeen date
After a five-year gap, Idlewild are back recording and touring once more, playing intimate gigs across the Highlands and islands, writes Susan Welsh
Something wicked is coming this way – and it features schoolchildren from Inverness, writes Susan Welsh
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.
It’s time to get your appetite for music and food at the ready – Food and Fiddle Fortnight is on its way, as Andrew Youngson finds out
Good music, good times and dancing aplenty is on offer tomorrow night at The Ironworks, courtesy of Mr Neil Diamond, writes Susan Welsh
Martin Hutchinson caught up with 10cc’s Graham Gouldman in the run-up to the band’s dates in Aberdeen and Inverness
Great British Bake Off star Norman Calder has revealed his top ten hits from across the years.
Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn returns to Scotland with a brand-new show starring Steve Halliday as Elvis Presley and Gavin Stanley as Eddie Cochran.
Scottish Opera is bringing Verdi’s Macbeth to audiences across Scotland this autumn
Celebrating 10 years of the Best Fest in the West with organiser Rob Hicks and Susan Welsh
A season of free musical concerts will start in Aberdeen today.
Despite being a hugely successful performer for more than four decades, Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour – until now.
Irish band The Script will return to Aberdeen in February of next year.
Renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit, Shesham and Lotus and Son are set to wow north audiences as they undertake their first tour of the UK.
Has there ever been a Gaelic singer quite like Julie Fowlis?
Having survived the rigours of World War I and being played in locations as diverse as the beaches of Brazil and the Grand Canyon, a historic set of bagpipes will take centre stage as shinty comes to the fore during the 10th Blas Festival.
Swing into action and enjoy the atmosphere surrounding The Ryder Cup, writes Susan Welsh
Songbird Sharon Corr has never felt more free, although she’s happy to take the past with her, she tells Andrew Youngson
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to Perth Concert Hall this autumn on Friday, September 12, with a programme of music by Mozart, Weber and Mendelssohn.
Some of the best musicians in Scotland are taking part in this year’s Blas Festival, and with more than 50 venues to choose from, there’s no excuse not to join the party, writes Susan Welsh
The Celebrate Aberdeen event is set to showcase all that is good about the Granite City this weekend.
Huntly’s contribution to Scotland’s Year of Homecoming arrives this weekend with banging drums and the heart-stirring skirl of bagpipes.
The lives of legendary rock’n’rollers may have typically burned brightly for a short time, but their music plays on. Andrew Youngson reports
Today is the last day The Press and Journal are giving readers the chance to win a Fiat 500.