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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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Get ready for a beautiful noise

October 2, 2014

Good music, good times and dancing aplenty is on offer tomorrow night at The Ironworks, courtesy of Mr Neil Diamond, writes Susan Welsh

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Marc’s ready to Rave On

September 26, 2014

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.

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The Scottish play

September 26, 2014

Scottish Opera is bringing Verdi’s Macbeth to audiences across Scotland this autumn

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Joan Armatrading

September 19, 2014

Despite being a hugely successful performer for more than four decades, Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour – until now.

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Shesham and Lotus and Son

September 18, 2014

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.

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Home and Away

September 12, 2014

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.

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Orchestra strikes a chord in Perth

September 4, 2014

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.

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Blast off with Blas

September 4, 2014

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

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Celebrate Aberdeen

August 29, 2014

The Celebrate Aberdeen event is set to showcase all that is good about the Granite City this weekend.

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Pipes in the Park

August 29, 2014

Huntly’s contribution to Scotland’s Year of Homecoming arrives this weekend with banging drums and the heart-stirring skirl of bagpipes.

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Stars are ready to rock

August 28, 2014

The lives of legendary rock’n’rollers may have typically burned brightly for a short time, but their music plays on. Andrew Youngson reports

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