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Cryptic reveals a ravishing experience of a new world! : page 3 Pipe Band secure BBC Music Fellowship - p4 : Finnieston Crane to become instrument - p6 : Guitar minstrels need for charity - p12

Wide Days To Unveil UK Plans For Ground-Breaking Touring Network GET YOUR 'WIDE DAYS' DELEGATES PASS HERE: http://www.widedays.com/tickets See page 2 for a breakdown of Wide Day events and page 10 for more convention updates

Scotland’s spring music convention, Wide Days, is to unveil plans for a UK version of a musician-led touring network, which boasts 30,000 members in its native Brazil and last year facilitated over 6,000 gigs. Details of the British Fora Do Eixo, which will run under its translated name Off Axis, are to be included in a special presentation at the Edinburgh event on Thursday 11 April. The talk will be given by Jeff Thompson, from the Manchester-based Un-Convention organisation which hosts grassroots music events around the world and is spearheading the initiative: “We have supported Wide Days since its launch in 2010 and it is the perfect platform to announce our plans for Off Axis,” he says. Commenting on the addition to the programme, Wide Days coorganiser Olaf Furniss says: “I am delighted that Wide Days is able to provide the first opportunity in the UK for people to learn about this exciting venture, which has the potential to help many artists.” In Brazil, the Fora Do Eixo touring network was launched to help acts reach new audiences in cities and festivals in other parts of their country. Musicians with a fanbase in their own region host acts from outside, and in return receive credits which they can use. Founded in 2005 the network has become a powerful lobby for artists and is set to be the subject of a film by leading music business commentator, Andrew Dubber, and the makers of the documentary, Last Shop Standing.

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A ravishing experience of a new world… Glasgow : 4 May

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Conceived by associate Josh Armstrong, Cryptic’s innovative new cross-art form experience invites audiences to indulge their senses and spend the night somewhere else – on foreign soil. The Embassy is a simulation of an envisioned future, through the lens of the extravagant Embassy of New Great Britain. The evening’s entertainment includes the performance of New Great Britain’s quintessential tribute, Requiem for a World – commissioned music from composer David Donaldson, scored for counter-tenor Steve Dugardin, Astrid String Quartet, and electronics. Fusing performance, live music, food and drink, offering its audience an entertaining, immersive experience, this is an evening of satiation, where you can indulge in luxury: live music, cocktails, tastings and other pleasures which stimulate the senses and intoxicate the imagination. New Great Britain is a vision of future Britain. It takes place in a future with no exact date, but a series of benchmark moments in history: · · · ·

A SELECTION OF OUR GIGS .... 6 April (Lathones) Hot Tin Roof 7 April (Greens) Elliott Morris 12 April (Greens) Robin & Bina Williamson 13 April (Greens) Martyn Joseph 13 April (Lathones) Sandy Tweeddale 14 April (Greens) Jacqui McShee's Take 3 18 April (Greens) Hells Bells AC/DC Tribute

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New Great Britain is a society that embraces the beauty of the individual and glories in its outward expression. A body is not to cover up, but to be celebrated. New Great Britain is an envisioned future in which gender and sex boundaries no longer exist and individuals are liberated in lavish acceptance.

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Josh Armstrong was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Starting his career as a dancer, his works now span a wide range of disciplines from theatrical design to experiential installations, from the visualisation of music to the direction of music-theatre works. Josh is Cryptic’s inaugural Associate Artist for 2011-2013 and an Associate Artist of Cumbernauld Theatre. Josh’s directing and design works include: David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion and World to Come for Cryptic; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Le Jongleur de Notre Dame for the Hebrides Ensemble; and The Sounding for Cryptic Nights. Josh currently lectures on The Contemporary Performance Practice Programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. David Donaldson is a graduate from the SAE in Glasgow whose 16-year career has covered almost every facet of sound production from recording, producing and mastering live bands to his recent music productions for both commercial release and film. He has enjoyed a long working relationship with Glasgow born composer Craig Armstrong programming and co-producing on over ten films and various commercial and artistic projects. In 2001 he won a Grammy Award for producing and engineering the soundtrack for Ray, a biopic about the life of Ray Charles. David has just finished working on The Great Gatsby and is currently composing his first work for Cryptic as well as working on Mirror Music’s second album in collaboration with Silicone Soul’s Graeme Reedie, to be released on the Darkroom Dubs label in the near future. GIGnotes:

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HADDINGTON PIPE BAND WINS BBC PERFORMING ARTS FUND GRANT FOR ONE-YEAR MUSIC FELLOWSHIP Haddington Pipe Band has been announced as a winner – one of just 19 throughout the UK - of a BBC Performing Arts Fund grant. The award, made under the Fund’s Music Fellowship scheme, is given to musical organisations to partner with up-and-coming musicians and will enable the band to work for one year with one of the country’s leading young composers, Ailie Robertson.

them. “The Fellowship will be a valuable opportunity for the band to stretch their abilities and create a new repertoire, and will allow me to develop my own skills as a composer in a totally new field.” Haddington Pipe Band is a non-competing, community band which was the winner of the Pipe Band of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2009. It also set up and runs the annual Trad on the Tyne festival in the town. Its chairman, Alastair Bruce, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the band to share a creative partnership with one of Scotland’s top young composers. We are thrilled to have been awarded this very prestigious grant, and working closely with Ailie Robertson over the coming months will be a real delight for us. Ailie Robertson

Announcing the awards, the BBC Performing Arts Fund stated that this year’s successful organisations “were able to demonstrate that a Fellowship placement with them would offer significant professional development opportunities for a Fellow”. Over the next year, Ailie Robertson will spend time on a regular basis with Haddington Pipe Band, both to build up her own expertise and to work on compositions with the band. The range of outcomes of the project will include an ‘endof-year’ performance by the band of a work specially composed for them by Ailie. Originally from Edinburgh, Ailie Robertson is a composer, arranger, improviser and multiinstrumentalist, and after seven years working as a professional touring musician, is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in composition at King’s College London. In 2011 she was nominated as Composer of the Year at

the Scots Trad Music Awards; in 2010 she was commissioned by Creative Scotland to write a suite of music, Traditional Spirits (premiered at Glenkinchie Distillery), which was described by one critic as “seamlessly blending traditional, classical and jazz influences to create an exquisitely moving little masterpiece”; while her debut album won a Live Ireland award in 2009. She has composed for a diverse range of projects, in a variety of styles, but working with a pipe band will be a new experience for her – one which she sees as opening the way for her to broaden her knowledge in this field.

“We very much appreciate the privilege of being able to build this creative partnership with her, and as well as Ailie learning about the challenges of composing for pipes and drums, we are very much looking forward to being given a real insight into the composing ‘process’ by working with her over our year together. “We are very grateful to the BBC Performing Arts Fund for giving us this opportunity.” Haddington Pipe Band is a non-competing, community band which was the winner of the Pipe Band of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2009. It also set up and runs the annual Trad on the Tyne festival in Haddington, which was shortlisted (and won a commendation) for the Best Small Festival in Scotland award at the Scottish Event Awards in September 2012.

She commented: “I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to work with Haddington Pipe Band. I look forward to developing our relationship over the coming year, and am excited to start working with, and composing for, www.haddingtonpipeband.co.uk

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SOUND ARTIST BILL FONTANA TO TRANSFORM GLASGOW’S ICONIC FINNIESTON CRANE INTO INNOVATIVE SOUND INSTALLATION

Glasgow : 3 May

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World renowned sound artist Bill Fontana is set to unveil his latest ground-breaking project in Glasgow this April when he transforms the city’s iconic Finnieston Crane into a musical instrument. Fontana has created works around some of the world’s most iconic buildings and locations including the Arc de Triomphe, and Chesil Beach. His last installation marked the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and attracted global media interest. He will apply similar groundbreaking techniques to those used in San Francisco to the Finnieston Crane. By attaching super-sensitive microphones to tap into the deep sounds the crane makes (which are not audible to the human ear), and marrying these deep sounds to an extraordinary visual of the crane, he shows us the familiar structure as we have never seen or heard it before. This brand new installation, Silent Echoes – Finnieston Crane – Glasgow will be revealed on 18th April at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art. Live sounds and images from the crane will be transmitted via satellite to a specially created structure located under the portico at the entrance to GOMA, immersing visitors to the gallery in the sounds of the crane, accompanied by mesmerizing visuals of the crane. The project is the first of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music’s Glasgow Commissions, which will celebrate the vibrancy and rich heritage of the city and its culture by inviting international artists to draw inspiration from it. Bill Fontana is one of the world’s leading sound artists, who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound, using the most sophisticated technology available to create pieces which are moving, poetic and rich. He uses sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform perceptions of landscape and architectural settings. These have been installed in public spaces and museums around the world including San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Venice, Sydney and Tokyo. His latest installation in Glasgow, commissioned by Glasgow UNESCO City of Music, with support from Creative Scotland, is the culmination of more than a year of development and work which has also seen Fontana give a seminar on his work and practice in the city. Svend Brown, Director of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music said: “One thing Glasgow UNESCO City of Music does is to draw attention internationally to the fantastic home to arts and creativity that Glasgow is. By linking top class international work like Bill’s to iconic aspects of our landscape we take the name of Glasgow far and wide, we give the world a great piece of art – and we get to see the city through a stranger’s eyes: Bill’s work on the Crane has been an inspiration to the whole team. We’re thrilled to be working with him on our very first Glasgow Commission – this series will continue to see more of the world’s greatest artists create work reflecting our city and its history.” Bill Fontana said: “I’m incredibly excited to be staging my latest installation in Glasgow – it’s a wonderful city with an international reputation for its vibrant music scene and rich industrial heritage. The Finnieston Crane is an emblem of the city’s engineering past, and I hope this project will uncover sounds that will fascinate and surprise the people of Glasgow and beyond, as well as tap into the history of this iconic structure.” Silent Echoes will run until 3rd May – for further information visit www.silentechoes-glasgow.com

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Facebook app by Shetland internet business generates nearly a million installs!

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CU Marketing, a very small Shetland based business, got a surprise when their ‘influential albums’ app caused such a stir amongst music buffs that it went globally viral. Nearly a million people installed it in just over a week even though CU Marketing spent just £8.14 on Facebook advertising! While experimenting with creating their second Facebook app, co-owner Andrew Irvine created Influential Albums. The app going globally viral in just over a week has come as a complete surprise to him. Andrew said: “I made up a list of 100 albums and created an app where people can say which of them they own. The quiz title is ‘100 Influential Albums – Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?’ The list is made up of some of my favourite albums and a few others picked up from various lists on the internet. The only relevant website domain name I could find was www. influentialalbums. com, so I just went with it. I’m no expert when it comes to music. For me, the whole point of Andrew Irvine doing this was to learn more about Facebook apps. I had no idea it would annoy music buffs so much that they would write blogs about it and post their comments about it on hundreds of music forums. Some of the comments have been very amusing for us, there was one that said the development must have taken some ‘big marketing bucks’ and a couple of people said that the app ‘must have been created by the director of HMV to clear some old albums’. Little did they know, the total ‘marketing bucks’ spent was £8.14 and that it was just me improving my knowledge on developing Facebook apps. I’d love to get it to a million now, so I’ve started adding new features and letting people suggest their own albums for inclusion. Hopefully that will appease the music experts who weren’t impressed with my choice of music. I think it’s turning into a good place for people to find out about music that they've not heard. It has definitely educated me on some interesting albums I hadn’t heard of before. For me, the best things about doing this are that I’ve been tweeted about by the singer of ‘The Wedding Present’ and been mentioned on the official Facebook page of legendary krautrock band, ‘Can’.” At time of writing, the app has been shown on Facebook over 68 million times, 708,092 people have installed it and 335,382 have shared their results. The website has at least 547 other websites linking to it and has had 1.48 million unique visitors so far. It has been picked up by some unexpected people in the media as well! Bristol Community FM did the quiz with a local up and coming band ‘An Axe’ and it has even been covered in a blog by Dan Weiss on the Village Voice (New York alternative newsweekly which has won 3 Pulitzer prizes and various other awards). The Village Voice blog link http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2013/01/garbage_influential_albums_list.php CU Marketing Ltd is owned by brother and sister, Andrew and Christena Irvine. It is a small company with no employees.

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WIDE DAYS: SPOTIFY DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED FOR KEYNOTE SPEECH continued from page 1 .....

Wide Days is pleased to announce Spotify director Mark Williamson for the event’s keynote speech, as part of a session devoted to the business of streaming. He will give an overview of Spotify’s position in the industry, opportunities for growth and what this means to artists and rightsholders. Williamson’s talk will be preceded by a myth-busting overview of the streaming business presented by Andy Zondervan, who is New Business Development Manager at Dutch collection society Buma/Stemra, and responsible for programming interactive and innovation panels at Eurosonic Noorderslag. The presentations will be followed by a short panel discussion and Q&A featuring both guests, who will also be available for individual, 15-minute meetings with delegates. “Edinburgh has the highest concentration of Spotify users in the UK, so it is particularly fitting to be speaking at Wide Days,” says Williamson, who heads the company’s Artist Services division in Europe. Wide Days co-organiser, Olaf Furniss, adds: “This is a fantastic addition to our programme and offers the music industry in Scotland the first real opportunity to explore an increasingly important area of the business.” The session will draw on figures relating to global sales of recorded music, due to be published on Monday [April 8]. Siobhan Wilson plays a showcase : pic by Kris Maccotta

WIDE DAYS 2013 SHOWCASE ACTS Wide Days has completed its showcase line up for the event which takes place in Edinburgh on 10-11 April. Masked techno trio Roman Nose, Highland grunge band Garden Of Elks and brass-infused Saint Max and The Fanatics, complete the line up, which also includes Fatherson, Siobhan Wilson, Washington Irving and Fat Goth. All three acts were chosen in consultation with an industry panel.

ABOUT WIDE DAYS: Wide Days was launched in April 2010 by Community Interest Company, Born To Be Wide, which hosts regular music industry seminars and informal networking events. The convention is a combination of panels, presentations and showcases, bringing together industry veterans with those operating at grassroots level.

“We discovered some amazing acts by inviting submissions and it was a hard task to narrow it down to the final selection,” says Wide Days director, Olaf Furniss. “I would like to thank everyone who applied.”

Past speakers include the organisers of most of Scotland’s leading music festivals, top managers Rab Andrew [Texas/Primal Scream] and Keith Harris [Stevie Wonder], as well as Scott Cohen, founder of the word’s largest digital music distribution company, The Orchard. Showcasing acts Rachel Sermanni, PAWS, Meursault, Carrie Mac, Withered Hand, Panda Su and Stanley Odd, have all gone on to be signed, synced or booked for festivals.

Wide Days deliberately focuses on a small number of acts, working closely with the artists to ensure the showcases are a success. Previous participants include PAWS, Rachel Sermanni, Stanley Odd, Meursault, Withered Hand and FOUND, who have all gone on to sign deals, tour internationally and pick up significant festival bookings.

Wide Days is supported by a host of partners and sponsors including: Musicians' Union (MU), Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), University of the Highlands & Islands, Music Publishers Association (MPA), EmuBands, Eventbrite, GoNorth, The Wel, Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA), Innis & Gunn and Henderson's of Edinburgh.

Admission to the gigs is included in the delegate pass, but a limited Wide Days is Scotland’s only convention dedicated exclusively to music number of free tickets are available via the Wide Days website. business seminars, presentations and showcases. The annual boutique Registration for the daytime conference – which includes seminars on event is run in Edinburgh by not-for-profit organisation, Born To Be Wide, music publishing, promoters and music photography – range from £25 to which boasts a distinguished track record of bringing together industry £125. veterans with those doing amazing things at grassroots level. Wide Days is not-for-profit event organised by Community Interest Company Born To Be Wide. Wide Days 2013 Showcase Acts Free Showcase tickets available from: www.widedays.com/showcasetickets

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Since its launch in 2010, Wide Days has consistently attracted highprofile speakers including leading festival promoters, managers and technology experts. Its evening showcases, which are open to the public, provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting emerging acts across a diverse rang of genres and have previously included acts such as Rachel Sermanni, PAWS, Meursault and Withered Hand. Wide Days 2013 takes place at the University of Edinburgh’s Teviot Row House on April 10-11 - the world’s oldest student union building.

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SCOTTISH MUSIC CENTRE

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GARETH CLEMSON

This is a MUSIC NEWS Scotland series profiling Scottish Music Centre members

"The Scottish Music Centre's task is to champion the wealth of talent that abounds in Scotland's musical community"

Gareth Clemson aka CHEZZ was born in New Zealand and moved to Scotland in 1962. He studied music at Auckland University, Edinburgh University, and with Thomas Wilson. Has been teaching music in Scotland since 1966, and founded the Chameleon Ensemble in 1985. His compositions have been performed and broadcasted in New Zealand and Scotland, and include song cycles, orchestral works, and numerous pieces for strings. Recent works include Six Repartitions for Solo Viola; A Song for the Inner Self for full orchestra; Tillywhally Time: seven short pieces for elementary string orchestra; and A Passing Dream for full orchestra including tubular bells, harp and celesta, with a short section for six part unaccompanied chorus. http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/gareth_clemson_aka_chezz/

www.scottishmusiccentre.com The Scottish Music Centre currently supports in excess of 100 composer, group/small business and corporate members. Offering a wealth of advantages, initiatives include the bi-monthly Composers' Digest and Exposed Melodies podcast series, annual Composition Marathon, regular networking events and notification of valuable opportunities, extensive publicity and increased correspondence with national companies, chamber ensembles, soloists and festivals.

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Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival seeks record-breaking minstrels Edinburgh : 25-27 May

Be part of the Festival’s charity fundraising Minstrel Walk and help break a musical record! As over 120 international artists converge on Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange for the three-day Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival (25-27 May), the organisers are also looking to attract local talent as part of a record-breaking performance. A Minstrel Walk is being held at the Festival’s Guitar on the Green location on each of the three days to raise funds for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland, one of the Festival partners. The Minstrel Walk starts at 10.00am every day. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costume while walking, playing guitar and performing the Proclaimers’ hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”. Prizes will be given for the most original costumes. Walk Co-ordinator Gary Clinton has created a special video, viewable on the event’s Facebook page, that teaches participants how to perform the song. The Minstrel Walk also aims to beat the current record of the most people performing the same song. “To make this a record-breaking event, we need huge numbers of people taking part” says Ged Brockie from Guitar & Music Festivals Ltd. “Anyone can participate, regardless of musical ability and experience. The main thing is to have fun, raise money and if we can break any records as well, it will be fantastic”. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland employs music therapists from a range of training backgrounds. As well as its main administrative base Young minstrels prepare for the big day! and clinic in Broxburn, the charity has clinics in Glasgow, Crosshill (Fife) and Dundee. Clinical work also takes therapists into schools, hospitals, hospice, day and residential centres across Scotland.

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DAVE ARCARI : album - 'Whisky in my Blood' release date - out now : www.davearcari.com Glasgow Alt.Blues troubadour Dave Arcari plays a special show with Texan blues’n’roots singer/songwriter Scott H Biram and London one-man-skronk-blues experience Honkeyfinger at Broadcast, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow on Saturday 13 April. The show marks the recent release of Arcari’s fifth studio album Whisky in my Blood on Finnish label Blue North Records. As well as CD, Whisky in my Blood is available on limited edition heavyweight coloured vinyl (with a free digital download) and via iTunes and other download services. Arcari – who has a six-week US tour scheduled for July and August – has shared the stage with major artists including country/Americana legend Steve Earle, the mighty Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and veteran blues-rocker Robin Trower. A regular at UK and European festivals, Arcari cites recent highlights as Glastonbury; Moulin Blues Festival in Holland; Belgium’s Peer Festival (alongside Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Winwood); BluesAlive in the Czech Republic and Poland. Headline shows in Finland, Estonia, Germany and Ireland as well as across the UK continue to take Arcari and his music to a wider audience beyond the confines of any specific genre. Showcased over eight CD releases to date, Dave Arcari’s National guitar-driven alt.blues owes as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as it does pre-war Delta blues.

JOHN GOLDIE and The Acoustic Unit : album - 'Chocolate Maze'

release date - 11 April : www.johngoldie.co.uk The latest live studio CD from one of Scotland’s most gifted acoustic guitarists. His fifth studio album for the Highlands-based Watercolour Music and the second with his band “The Acoustic Unit”. Thirteen new studio tracks from the band whose previous release was described as “confident, assertively performed and startlingly different”. To launch the CD, they will be performing a few choice cuts at the Scottish Music Information Centre, City Halls, Glasgow on Thursday 11th April at 6pm. Free Entry. Recorded and produced at Watercolour Music’s with John Goldie’s regular producer, Nick Turner, the CD continues the eclectic Highland label’s passion for ‘live’ studio recording. John is now recognised as one of the most revered players on the acoustic circuit undertaking worldwide tours, taking in USA, Asia and Europe as well as collaborating with some of the world’s greatest players, including Tommy Emmanuel, Ike Isaacs and George Benson. In fact George asked John to play a private concert for him and his band after one of their concerts in Scotland. John was also asked recently to play with The Faces at the Royal Albert Hall which he described as ‘a surreal but amazing experience!’ As well as performing solo, with Martin Taylor and with Spirit of Django, John also tours with his own quartet. The band comprises of some of Scotland’s finest musician from the world of jazz, Celtic and folk. The band is driven by the drum and percussion skills of Jim Drummond. Jim is best known as a rock drummer but has a touch that few can match. Giving Jim a run for his money is Duncan Lyle on double bass. A star of the jazz world, Duncan is a versatile player who adds an extra dimension to the band. The line up is completed by accordionist Angus Lyon who has the spirit of Fredo Gardoni within him. His flare adds touches that make the music come alive. With a band of this quality behind him, John is allowed to experiment and improvise giving their performances an edge that is hard to replicate on record. Make no mistake… this is one of the best live bands around.

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scotland's new releases ..... album : single : ep / cd : vinyl : download DUNCAN WOOD Swarbtricks

BOMBSKARE

Listen: http://craigjeffrey.bandcamp.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/craigjeffrey

Album : cd Release Date: out now The music of the legendary Dave Swarbrick. Thirty seven original compositions from the pen of the master, tastefully arranged and performed by Scottish North East fiddle and mandolin player Duncan Wood, with guests including veteran Boys of the Lough front man Cathal McConnell from County Fermanagh on flute and whistle, and Martin McDonald from the Isle of Lewis on guitar. A rich assortment of traditionalsounding melodies which demonstrate the versatility and supreme compositional skills of Britain’s most celebrated folk fiddler. A unique and compelling insight into the creative mind of one of the great characters of British traditional music, illustrated in over an hour of richlytextured playing by a group of performers whose love for “Swarb’s” music shines through in every note they play. Listen: http://www.codamusic.co.uk/productdetail/70459/David+Swarbrick/Swarbtricks Available from: www.birnamcdshop.com, www.amazon.co.uk, iTunes http://www.folkicons.co.uk/swarb.htm ------------------------------------------------

Available from: http://craigjeffrey.bandcamp.com/ www.craigjeffrey.com https://twitter.com/gtarjeffrey

www.facebook.com/pages/Craig-Jeffrey/156555561044230

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ARDENTJOHN Waiting for the Season The Day The Earth Stood Stupid Album: cd / download Release Date: 1 April

Bombskare release their second album, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Stupid’ on 1st April 2013 with a mammoth 15 new songs. Renowned as one of the most explosive and entertaining live acts in the country; incorporating 1000mph dance-floor fillers, various musical styles and tongue-incheek humour. Guaranteed to get you moving! Listen: Free MP3 Single from album:

https://soundcloud.com/bombskare/do-all-dogs-go-toheaven-1 http://www.bombskare.com/shop/do-all-dogs-go-to-heaven-official-single-free-download/

CACTUS & CARDIGAN Gag Reflex

ep : cd / download Release Date: 26 April

Available from: Orders: http://www.bombskare.com/shop/ http://www.bombskare.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bombskare https://twitter.com/b0mbskare

AMY DUNCAN

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THREE BLIND WOLVES In Here Somewhere

Available from: www.ardentjohn.com/shop Should be available on CD in Avalanche Records, Edinburgh and Love Music Glasgow soon

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waiting-for-the-season/id594541519

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BATTLEFIELD BAND Room Enough For All Album : cd / download Release Date: 8 April

‘Cycles of Life' is a deeply personal, honest and ultimately uplifting account of the difficult life experiences Amy has faced and encapsulates the sense of moving from dark to light. Her determination and strength of character is evident throughout as this album doesn't dwell on the darkness but rather the ‘light at the end of the tunnel'.

A superb new release from Battlefield Band, one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene. The band's ever-fiery instrumental dynamic, with bagpipes and fiddles to the fore, exhibits the intuitive interplay and understanding between world class traditional musicians, while their songs of social history, plaintive ballads and songs from the Scots Gaelic tradition are as powerful, relevant and moving as ever.

Listen: http://youtu.be/X4DiRCIYtzM

Having been compared to My Morning Jacket and Neil Young, In Here Somewhere features Three Blind Wolves’ warm Americana-tinged sound, yet with a chilling core. With plays and support from John Kennedy at XFM and Vic Galloway at BBC Radio 1 Scotland and the band also popped into BBC Radio 2 to perform a session for Dermot O'Leary.

http://www.amyduncan.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/amy.duncan.music https://twitter.com/Amy_Duncan

http://threeblindwolves.com/

Listen: www.soundcloud.com/ardentjohn http://ardentjohn.amazingtunes.com/ www.youtube.com/ardentjohnofficial

Album : cd / download Release Date: 15 Aril (UK) 30 April (US)

Available from:

Available from: http://threeblindwolves.bandcamp.com/album/in-heresomewhere-kids-allright http://threeblindwolves.com/shop/

‘Waiting for the Season’ is the result of five days spent up at the cottage on Loch Fyne. This was followed by many months of homemade mixing, debating, remixing, arguing, making up and pulling in a few favours from some talented musician friends of ours. Though we’ve never been shy of a reverb dial or an overdub, this time, we wanted to capture as many instruments live and in the same room as we could. We hope that you enjoy the result.

Cycles of Life

single? : vinyl / download Release Date: out now

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/three-blind-wolves/

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waiting-for-the-Season/dp/B00B5P2WFA/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360265024&sr=301-1

Gag Reflex is the debut EP from Cactus & Cardigan. The band went into the studio at the start of the year to record five relentless, song shaped bombardments, containing bizarre lyrics, pounding -----------------------------------------------percussion and dextrous guitar work. In turn, creating a sonic assault, taking influence from bands such as Cancer Bats and Reuben. Listen: http://cactusandcardigan.bandcamp.com/ (will be available here from 26.04.13)

including winning a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and playing the Royal Concert Hall.

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CRAIG JEFFREY Connected

Album : cd / download Release Date: 23 March Craig Jeffrey is a very talented singer-songwriter from the Scottish Borders and his new EP 'Connected' is written by Craig, produced by Donald Shaw and released on Vertical Records. Craig started out performing in small pubs and anywhere else he could get a gig progressing on to playing some big festivals,

Available from: CD - www.templerecords.co.uk & all good record stores Download - All major download outlets www.battlefieldband.co.uk www.templerecords.co.uk

www.facebook.com/pages/Battlefield-Band/269591983439

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WOODENBOX End Game

Album : cd / download Release Date: 27 May Alt-folk sextet - Woodenbox release their second album End Game on 27th May 2013 via Olive Grove. Working alongside acclaimed producer Paul Savage (Chem19 Studios), Woodenbox are building upon the success of their debut Home and the Wildhunt with their wild, vivid and moving unique brand of folk.


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scotland's new releases ..... album : single : ep / cd : vinyl : download Listen: Sorted Out http://www.abadgeoffriendship.com/artists/woodenbox Debut Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now Available from: www.olivegroverecords.com As the Dr Jekyll to his Mr Hyde, Thompson has appointed Ordinaryson to carry the work of sibling http://www.wdnbx.com electronic outfit Roy’s Iron DNA into the realms of more https://twitter.com/woodenboxband traditionalist acoustic rock and roll. His music is www.facebook.com/pages/Woodenbox-with-a-Fistful-of-Fivers/107567005997 expressive of such a passion - with deep and immersive lyrical content documenting thought processes as vast -----------------------------------------------as worldview, totalitarianism and even alien existence.

LORI McTEAR

Listen: http://ordinaryson.bandcamp.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/travelledmusic

Taigh Solais

single : download Release Date: 4 March

Available from:

Taigh Solais is the latest release from Lori McTear. Originally the b-side on her last single "Freedom and Machine Guns" which was called Lighthouses, Taigh Solais is described as a contemporary and alternative twist on gaelic music

DAVE ARCARI

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/ordinaryson/id577907702

http://ordinaryson.bandcamp.com/

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THE ZIPS Road To Strummerville Download only Release Date: Out Now

Glasgow punk band The Zips have released a download-only single of Road To Strummerville, as a tribute to Joe Strummer, the much-loved frontman of The Clash, on the 10th anniversary of his untimely death. All proceeds are to go Strummerville, a charity which was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death. www. strummerville.com

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNDGmyuwFIc

Listen: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thezips12

Available from:

Available from: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thezips12 https://itunes.apple.com + amazon, amazingtunes.com, spotify

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/taigh-solais-single/id604028218

www.lorimctear.co.uk www.facebook.com/lorimctear www.twitter.com/lorimctear

www.thezips.co.uk http://twitter.com/_strummerville www.facebook.com/thezipsuk www.strummerville.com

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TOM HOUSTON

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Open The Skylights

Whisky in my Blood

Album: cd / download Release Date: Out Now

Open the Skylights is the new album from Tom Houston, and a somewhat belated follow up to his first solo album released in 1989. The idea for a new solo project began with encouragement from respected songwriter Boo Hewerdine. The finished result is an album of depth, fusing together potent songs, imaginative melodies, and impeccable musicianship. Listen: www.reverbnation.com/tomhouston https://soundcloud.com/tom-houston Available from: www.birnamcdshop.com www.amazon.co.uk https://itunes.apple.com

Album : cd / vinyl / download Release Date: 25 March

DAVE’s new album Whiskey in my Blood, featuring the Hellsinki Hellraisers, will be released on Finnish label Blue North Records on 25 March 2013. The release will be available on limited edition heavy coloured vinyl (c/w free download), deluxe digipak CD and digital download. See a 30-second trailer video for the album - http://youtu.be/sTiV0zI7Mro Listen: https://soundcloud.com/davearcari http://www.youtube.com/davearcari Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/whisky-in-my-blood/id607977950

http://www.davearcari.com/shop/cds/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-Houston-Music/368545259862889

https://twitter.com/tomghouston

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URANG MATANG Platinum

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now 2012 saw the band support some of the best ska/ reggae bands out there, including: The Selecter in Dundee, Bad Manners in Edinburgh, The Skatalites and Toots & The Maytals in Glasgow. Now with the release of their fantastic new album “Platinum” they are planning for 2013 to busier and even more successful. Listen: http://www.urangmatang.com/page9.html Available from: http://www.urangmatang.com/page11.html www.amazon.co.uk

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/platinum/id587598309 www.facebook.com/pages/Urang-Matang/168694793218338

www.urangmatang.com

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scotland's new releases ..... album : single : ep / cd : vinyl : download THE OK SOCIAL CLUB KUNG FU ACADEMY

Infinite Reflections is a piece of music commissioned by Celtic Connections for the New Voices 2012 series. The eagerly awaited studio album from Duncan Lyall and Super 8 Flashback Nothing in Common friends. Infinite Reflections was his first major foray into ep : cd / download Album : cd / download composition. Having received glowing reviews following Release Date: 15 April Release Date: 15 April the debut performance Duncan felt compelled to breathe new life into the project by recording a studio Their highly anticipated debut album 'Nothing in A natural continuation from their commercially and album. Common' via Platform Records. They concluded critically acclaimed Dirty Honey EP, the rousing six-track record, released via Whimsical Records, sees the 2012 with a slot at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Listen: Street party on New Year's Eve alongside Simple sprightly quartet combine infectious funk rhythms with https://soundcloud.com/duncanlyall Minds and The Maccabees. 'The Shape Of Things lush harmonies, captivating pop hooks and rollicking classic rock riffs, over the course of 24 riveting minutes. To Come' was BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Super 8 Flashback boasts a clean, crisp and full bodied Available from: Forsyth show ‘Single Of The Month‘ and Steve http://reddeerrecords.bandcamp.com/ Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist Winner on BBC 6 Music. vintage sound that rekindles a now-bygone golden era of DIY guitar-music. www.facebook.com/duncanlyallmusic Listen: www.duncanlyall.com http://www.youtube.com/user/Theoksocialclub1 Listen: http://kungfuacademy.bandcamp.com -----------------------------------------------Available from: Available from: www.theoksocialclub.com https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dirty-honey-ep CD - www.amazon.co.uk Download Out of Orbit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-ok-social-club www.facebook.com/kungfuacademyoffical Album : cd / download -----------------------------------------------Release Date: 4 March https://twitter.com/theoksocialclub

DESOLATION YES!

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JOHNY CORRIGAN Inchfad Drive

DREVER McGUIRE YOUNG Gifts

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

The collective chemistry of Drever McGuire Young has produced Gifts, a warm, charming and easy on the ear debut album that embraces a variety of musical With Inchfad Drive Glasgow born singer songwriter Johny Corrigan has crafted out a superb range of work influences from folk, country and pop to a touch of inspired by the likes of Neil Young, Carole King and Blue Americana. The complimentary diversity of Gifts is perhaps best exemplified by the 2am blues/ jazz café Nile. It was produced by Robin Rankin who has produced work for John Martyn', Deacon Blue and Belle feel of ‘So Strong’ sitting comfortably alongside the lovely but more traditional ‘My Father’s Son.’ and Sebastian among many other Scots legends. One reviewer wrote: "Can't understand why this is not getting UK exposure on radio and TV? Absolute blinding Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/drevermcguireyoung album. ALL OF YOU and THE HARDEST THING, are superb. Best Scots songwriter since Gerry Rafferty." It Available from: was 'Album of the Week' on Mairead Maclennan's BBC Email: ivandreverwebsite@yahoo.co.uk Radio Nan Gaidheal show in February. http://drevermcguireyoung.com/ Listen:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/johny-corrigan/id592131315

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THIRTEEN-SEVEN On The Inside

ep : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

www.facebook.com/pages/DMY-Drever-Mcguire-and-Young/339127526178612

http://drevermcguireyoung.com/

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Available from: http://www.thirteen-seven.co.uk/?page_id=187 https://twitter.com/ThirteenSeven1 https://www.facebook.com/thirteenseven137 www.thirteen-seven.co.uk ------------------------------------------------

Listen: http://www.last.fm/music/Desolation+Yes! Available from: http://www.desolationyes.com/shop.html http://www.last.fm/music/Desolation+Yes! https://twitter.com/paulelliott8 http://desolationyes.wordpress.com/ www.desolationyes.com ------------------------------------------------

THE BOWHILL PLAYERS The Joe Corrie Project : Cage Load of Men Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

COLLAR UP

In 2011 Fife poet and songwriter William Hershaw obtained permission from Morag Corrie to record the Ghosts poems of her father, the famous 20th century Album : cd / download playwright, Joe Corrie. These would be set to traditional Release Date: 13 May and contemporary folk and acoustic arrangements written specially for the CD. Respected producer and Second album Ghosts is an excellent snapshot of a band musician Erik Knussen was commissioned as Musical achieving its full potential while resolutely following its Director and funding was obtained from Fife Council. own path. The Collar Up sound is partly informed by the The talented pool of Musicians involved included The soundscape reveries and sophisticated arrangements of Hershaws, legendary Folk singers Davey Stewart and Beach House, Mercury Rev, Kate Bush and Cocteau Fiona Forbes, clarsach player Jenn Knussen and Fife’s Twins. Bookended by instrumental opening and closing freshest acoustic music phenomenon, The Dandylions. credits, Ghosts gushes with a veritable torrent of lush, reverb-heavy textures. Listen:

A three piece alternative/modern rock band they have teamed up with Alan Haggerty (aka Lord Hagos) at Feral Mobile Recordings to record their first full EP. Hagos was the producer behind Senser who had a UK Listen: number 4 chart album ‘Stacked Up’. He has also played http://www.soundcloud.com/collarup bass for Ozric Tentacles & Lode Star, and has worked as front of house sound engineer for Ash, Black Label Available from: Society, Kate Nash, Marianne Faithful and many others. http://www.soundcloud.com/collarup Listen: https://soundcloud.com/thirteenseven http://www.youtube.com/user/ThirteenSevenMusic

A Scottish/Slovakian band based in Glasgow, due to the use of synth, samplers and drum machines, the band's sound can be defined as a genre of electronic music though which one is open to interpretation. They have been described as electro-rock, industrial, futurepop, ebm, techno, dance/rock and synthpop. The band has declared a love of all genres and describes their music as 'experimental'.

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https://twitter.com/collarupmusic www.facebook.com/collarup.band

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DUNCAN LYALL Infinite Reflections Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

Oh! Enlightened

Debut Album : cd / vinyl / download Release Date: 20 May Delta Mainline are from Edinburgh and their muchanticipated debut album 'Oh! Enlightened' was recorded at Chem19 Studios over two years, with engineering


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scotland's new releases ..... album : single : ep / cd : vinyl : download and co-production by Davey McAulay (Mogwai, Mike Heron, Remember Remember). The album flows effortlessly, its celestial air countered by an unpredictable sonic menace, before climaxing in a serene, haunting end. The band will be touring Oh! Enlightened across the UK from March.

ALAN R DAVISON

Available from: www.cruinn.net

iTunes, Amazon, and other digital stores, as well as local record shops across Scotland.

www.cruinn.net www.facebook.com/cruinn www.twitter.com/Cruinn_Band

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/delta-mainline Available from: http://deltamainline.bandcamp.com/ http://deltamainline.com/shop/

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Sonderweg

RANDAN DISCOTHEQUE Album : limited edition vinyl / CD / download Release Date: Out Now

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FAT GOTH

The White Eagle Lounge

Surf's Down (Live)

Debut solo album Release Date: Out Now

Surf's Down (live) is the live track taken fromDundee band Fat Goth's second album 'Stud'. Second album 'STUD' out now! http://fatgoth.bandcamp.com/album/stud

Belfast born Alan has forged a career at the heart of the Scottish music scene. Alan’s debut album has attracted a line-up of more than 35 players who were keen to perform alongside him – this includes special guests Nathan Connolly and Tom Simpson from Snow Patrol, singer/songwriter Alex Cornish and Rick McMurray from Ash.

single: cd / download Release Date: 1 April

FAT GOTH: the musical vehicle for three relatively young Scotsmen with a collective passion for all things guitar, drum and music-of-the-somewhat-antisocialnature orientated. Listen: http://youtu.be/Dg8BnaeLzYI

Available from: www.alanrdavison.com Amazon / iTunes

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CRUINN Cruinn

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/alandavison www.youtube.com/user/Alanamaphone

www.facebook.com/AlanRDavisonMusic

https://twitter.com/Alan_R_Davison www.alanrdavison.com

performances. Collectively as Cruinn they are fast earning a reputation for their presentations of songs in Gaelic, both traditional and contemporary, and are admired for their outstanding use of harmonies and superb arrangements.

Edinburgh quartet Randan Discotheque release via fledgling label The Bonjour Branch. Produced by the band over the last year, Sonderweg (the band's third album) features new songs such as Grandad’s Coffin (including an excellent video, created by main man Craig Coulthard), Where Did You Come From?, plus cult favourite Heather The Weather (which features a video by Scottish artist Rachel Maclean). Listen: http://randandiscotheque.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/the-bonjour-branch http://www.youtube.com/user/randandisco Available from: http://randandiscotheque.bandcamp.com/ Underground Solushn in Edinburgh https://twitter.com/RandanDisco http://www.thebonjourbranch.co.uk/ ------------------------------------------------

JOY DUNLOP Faileasan

Album : cd / download Release Date: Out Now Joy Dunlop is a Gaelic singer & Scottish step-dancer from Argyll who is currently based in Glasgow. Her singing career is the result of a life-long fascination with Scotland’s traditional music. Faileasan (Reflections) is the result of a personal project to explore and showcase the unique beauty and intricate depths of the local Gaelic song tradition that she inherited growing up in rural Argyll.

Cruinn brings together four of Scotland's premier Gaelic singers - James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian Ó Listen: hEadhra and Rachel Walker. As individuals they have http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDCAA0BE58264CBBE Listen: earned high distinction for their musicianship and https://soundcloud.com/cruinn https://soundcloud.com/joydunlop

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RECORD SHOP 'Record Store Day 2013' is on 20 April : http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk

We encourage you to support independent record shops in Scotland : A selection of popular ones are below. If you run or have a favourite not listed please let us know and we'll happily include it.

Because this is linked to our 'new release' section we will only list real retail shops that sell physical new cds face to friendly face with their customers!

Email record shop details to be included to: carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Avalanche (Edinburgh) Grassmarket EH1 2HY : www.avalancherecords.co.uk Barnstorm (Dumfries) Queensberry Street DG1 1BU : 01387 267894 Coda (Edinburgh) [trad/folk specialist] Bank Street EH1 2LN : www.codamusic.co.uk Concorde (Perth) Scott Street PH1 5EJ : www.concordemusic.com Europa (Stirling) Friars Street FK8 1HA : www.europamusic.co.uk Imperial (Inverness) Market Hall IV1 1PJ : www.imperial-music.com Love Music (Glasgow) Dundas Street G1 2AQ : www.lovemusicglasgow.com McAlister Matheson (Edinburgh) [classical] Grindlay St EH3 9AT : www.mmmusic.co.uk Monorail (Glasgow) King Street G1 5RB : www.monocafebar.com/index.php?pid=84 Ripping Records (Edinburgh) South Bridge EH1 1HN : www.rippingrecords.com


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adaptability to solo work, accompaniment or ensemble playing. The Society also presents the Edinburgh International Harp Festival - an annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Every Spring we bring harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.

finest musicians including Shooglenifty, Bombskare, Manran, Orkestra Del Sol & Daimh to name but a few. Both the first festival in Inverness Whisky April 2009 and the second in April Festival 2011 were sold-out events, Bogbain Farm attracting music lovers from across April 5-6 the country and as far away as Canada! As well as an excellent The Inverness Whisky Festival line-up each year, Knoydart Festival celebrates our national drink within www.harpfestival.co.uk has had plenty of great activities for the fantastic surroundings of all the family, including arts and Bogbain Farm, 3 miles south of crafts, children's activities, archery, Inverness. Friday 5 April will see us Glenfarg Folk Feast sports, beach bonfires and a film Glengarg led on a whisky-fuelled journey tent to keep everyone entertained. April 12-14 through the streets of Inverness, The festival also sources local cooks visiting some of the city’s oldest and companies to supply the pubs, and being entertained on our Ran by Glenfarg Village Folk Club attendees with an abundance of journey by some of Scotland’s finest the festival may be small but its fresh, beautifully cooked food over trad musicians. Then on Saturday 6 stature and longevity are huge to say the least. We pride ourselves on the weekend. April the main event, held at Bogbain Farm, gives us the chance running a friendly event with www.facebook.com/knoydartmusicfestival workshops and competitions to suit to sample an abundance of malt all tastes, and the World famous whiskies, and to learn from the Puff-a -Box competition just has to masters how to drink, savour, and most importantly, enjoy our whisky. be seen to be believed! Live music, talks, tastings, great www.glenfargfolkclub.com food and of course, the all 33rd Shetland important water of life: the Folk Festival Inverness Whisky Festival is a feast Tradfest Shetland for all the senses. Saturday tickets Edinburgh May 2-5 for the Inverness Whisky Festival April 24 - May 6 are now on sale at £25 each. The Festival as the UK's most Tradfest celebrates the arts of northerly folk festival is regarded a www.invernesswhiskyfestival.co.uk tradition at local, national and prestigious event for performers, international contexts, combining locals and visitors alike. Organised authentic cultural sources with by a voluntary committee (and run Moffat Weekend of contemporary edge and flair. It will by an even bigger pool of include song, story, arts and crafts, Music volunteers) the Festival prides itself music, folk drama and dance, along in reaching out to even the most far Moffat with their interconnections, flung areas of Shetland. Concerts April 5-7 embracing Scots and Gaelic, and are organised throughout the isles, the arts of Scotland's diverse consisting of some of the best A weekend of song and music in communities in top venues across International, British and Shetland Moffat, Dumfriesshire. 2013 is the Edinburgh including Queen's Hall, music that the world has to offer. In 8th year for the Moffat Weekend of Usher Hall, Dance Base, the fact, visiting artistes are regularly Music & Song Folk song sessions, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Teviot dumbfounded by the quantity and Folk music sessions & Blues Row House, Calton Hill and Arthur's quality of local musicians that our sessions. The purpose of the festival Seat. Tradfest is organised by remote isles have to offer. is to promote traditional song & TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture music. The weekend is a promotion Scotland) from its base at the www.shetlandfolkfestival.com and celebration of traditional and Scottish Storytelling Centre, which contempory folk song and music. It brings together the Scottish is a participation event and at Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Girvan Folk Festival present is centred around, Thje Music Forum and the Traditions of Annandale Arms Hotel, The Black Girvan Dance Forum to underpin Bull Hotel and the Buccleuch Hotel, collaboration and shared May 3-5 Moffat. All the events are free of development for the future between charge. There are numerous B & Bs the trad arts, in the context of new Concert venues, competitions, and an excellent campsite very social settings and technologies. By ceilidh dance childrens events, close to the town. sessions for tunes and songs, Open encompassing Beltane/Mayday, with their seasonal rituals, Tradfest Stage, workshops,secure campsite. MWMS Facebook link: 2013 will be the 39th festival so will be a curtain raiser for the http://on.fb.me/VQCrFQ please tell all of your friends and unrivalled wave of Fèisean and Festivals that breaks over Scotland help to make this the biggest Girven Festival ever! There will be plenty of from that weekend through the room and plenty of music for all to summer months. Edinburgh enjoy.

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Edinburgh April 5-10 The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival is an annual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Find out more about us at www.clarsachsociety.co. uk The Clarsach Society (Comunn na Clarsaich) encourages interest in the instrument, especially amongst young players, who enjoy its

Knoydart Music Festival Knoydart April 26-28 Knoydart Festival is a weekend-long outdoor music festival for the whole family, centred around Scottish traditional music. Over the past two events in 2009 and 2011, Knoydart has hosted some of Scotland's

Isle of Bute Jazz Festival Isle of Bute May 3-6 The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival has grown spectacularly from its small beginnings to become one of Britain's most popular jazz weekends. Top-class UK and

international names feature in a programme of traditional jazz music in one of Scotland's prettiest and friendliest seaside resorts. www.butejazz.com

Isle of Bute Jazz Festival Isle of Bute May 3-6 The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival has grown spectacularly from its small beginnings to become one of Britain's most popular jazz weekends. Top-class UK and international names feature in a programme of traditional jazz music in one of Scotland's prettiest and friendliest seaside resorts. www.butejazz.com

Brew at the Bog Inverness May 4 Brew at the Bog is BrewDog and Bogbain Farm’s gift to the world: a festival full of new music and new beer. BrewDog are the leaders of the craft beer revolution and they are about breaking rules, taking risks, upsetting trends, unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great tasting beers. As one newspaper put it, BrewDog is the new black. Bogbain Farm is based just outside Inverness and was crowned the “Best Unusual Venue” at the 2012 Scottish Event Awards. Brew at the Bog is just the latest in festivals Bogbain is hosting and the fabulous surroundings of this old farm will ensure Brew at the Bog 2013 will go down in history. The 1st edition of the festival in 2012 was described as having “one of the best homegrown lineups in living memory.” Brew at the Bog 2013 kicks off at 12pm on Saturday 4 May for 12 hours of great music. www.brewatthebog.com

Scribblers Picnic Stirling May 12 The Scribbler’s Picnic is a charity that was set up in 2001 to raise money for five cancer charities – CHAS, Strathcarron Hospice, Maggie’s Centre, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Care. This outdoor event is held at the Stirling Rugby Club with each year getting better and better. Four stages of music and a charity fete make it a fun day for all the family. www.scribblerspicnic.co.uk More festival listings @ http://bit.ly/WNPPjA

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