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16 OCTOBER SONGWRITERS NIGHT, AARON WRIGHT; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. EWAN MCLENNAN; Leith Folk Club, Clarke Suite, The Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh 18 OCTOBER OPEN SESSIONS GERRY MULVENNA / HARRY SUNDERLAND; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. STONED HOLY ROLLERS LIVE; Belushis, 13 Market St, Edinburgh 19 OCTOBER OPEN MIC, MATT

NORRIS; The Ale House 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. THIS FEELING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS VIGO THIEVES / THE OK SOCIAL CLUB / DEXTERS / LAST MINUTE GLORY; London's most rock 'n' roll night out "This Feeling" ventures north of the border playing host to top new bands & DJ's. The OK Social Club Fronted by live wire Raff Eragona, The OK Social Club are a fastpaced and fun-fuelled outfit from Edinburgh. Razorsharp guitar licks and punching vocals are layered over rolling snare to create that old school indie sound that made bands like The Strokes, The Libertines and The Cribs so good. Their energetic live show promises to raise the roof. Raff said: “We are delighted to be part of Tune into Autism as both myself and Chris Finn, our guitarist and vocalist, have family members who are affected by autism so the cause is close to our hearts. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.30pm in The

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second album “Descent from Hell”, the four musical veterans are bringing heavy TOTALLY ENORMOUS metal with a vigorous mix EXTINCT DINOSAURS; of modern and classic The Liquid Room, 9c elements combined with Victoria Street, Edinburgh. heavy riffs and intense Adv Tickets: £12 + BF, melodies to Edinburgh. Doors: 7pm Come join us for a night of great quality metal from 20 OCTOBER Europe’s Finest. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a KALEVALA HMS; The Ale Register Street, Edinburgh. House - 18-22 Clerk Street, From 7pm in The Ballroom. Edinburgh. Admission £10. Over 18 only 21 OCTOBER 23 OCTOBER AFTERNOON BLUES SESSIONS - THE WOLF SONGWRITERS NIGHT, SESSIONS; The Ale House - AARON WRIGHT; The Ale 18-22 Clerk Street, House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh. LITTLE EYE: Studio 24, 24 SLEEPING DOGS / Calton Rd, Edinburgh, 14+, SUPERMODEL; Sleeping www.littleyeband.com Dogs are a New Zealand band flying high on their THE ORDEAL / KNOCK own unique trajectory. OUT KAINE; Get ready for Following a sprawling tour “The Ordeal” The German- of their homeland based band just returned throughout 2011, they from China playing several gigged the arse out of NZ festivals and selected once again this summer, concerts in Beijing and hot on the heels of Guangzhou leaving their recording their latest album Asian fans wanting more. in the UK earlier this year. Now it’s your turn Europe. Sleeping Dogs were born Back with the highly praised when singer/songwriter

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Thomas Reid received a summons from the Rock Gods to start a new, epic rock band. Next to join was Rocky on the bass, soon to follow was the Infinite Lovechild on drums and, finally, Tony Pantera on guitar. Together they have but one mission: to bring rock to the music lover of today. Supermodel, New Zealand rock band return to the UK for their debut European tour. There Loud, feisty and tightly packaged melodies evoke the tight, bright pant brigades of the late 60s and the chunky riffs of the 80s and 90s. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 8pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets £4 stbf available from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only 24 OCTOBER PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / FEDERATION OF THE DISCO PIMP; Public Service Broadcasting are a duo from London who take old propaganda and 40's and 50's information films and with it, teach the lessons of the past through music of the future. The show is a visual treat. If you are a fan or listener of 6 Music (or Radio 2!) then you would have heard the bands latest single 'Spitfire' being played by every single DJ on the 6 Music roster. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.30pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets £8 stbf available from The Voodoo Rooms, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only DJANGO DJANGO; The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £12 + BF, Doors: 7pm 25 OCTOBER OPEN SESSIONS RANTUM SCANTUM; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. SKINNER (LIVE AND UNPLUGGED) / DANIELLE; ‘Skinner’ is an evolving collective of Glasgow musicians based around the music of Grahame Skinner. After a ten year hiatus Grahame decided to ‘get back on the horse’ and return to the stage. The impetus for this volte face was a guest appearance with old chum, and Glasgow crooner, James Grant ‘The response from the crowd gave me such a buzz I decided I needed more’, said Grahame. DANIELLE A new acoustic Folk/Pop artist 'Danielle' has hit the Glasgow music scene! Recently performing at venues such as Classic Grand, Pivo Pivo, King Tuts and supporting Youtube sensation 'Kate McGill' at Captains Rest as part of her UK tour! The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets £10 stbf available from Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only 26 OCTOBER OPEN MIC, MATT NORRIS; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street,

Edinburgh. THE SOUL FOUNDATION was started to celebrate Classic Soul and Motown. Tired of hearing poor, often cheesy cover bands mutilating the great sound of Soul, our main aim was to try and get as close to the original songs as possible. T.S. F. play sets including: Marvin Gaye Stevie Wonder Jackie Wilson Bill Withers Temptations Four Tops Martha Reeves & many many more. More recently we have added to the foundation, bringing in 2 DJ's 'AfroRods' & 'FusionKev' & a VJ 'Udit' to create SOUL EXPLOSION (A Soul Party Night -with live music, visual experimentation & DJ's playing classic Motown, Stax, Atlantic as well as some soul/funk fusions). The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.30pm in The Ballroom. Free admission. Over 18 only 27 OCTOBER THE REVOLUTIONAIRES ROCKIN BLUES BAND; Spiders web pub, Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Doors open 8.30pm, Tickets are £10 on the door UNION CANAL’ The Ale House 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh.

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AFTERNOON BLUES SESSIONS THE WOLF SESSIONS; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. MITCH LADDIE; Marrying his volcanic guitar sound with a pop sensibility style reminiscent of 'The Police', blues and rock fans in the UK and abroad eagerly anticipated Mitch's next effort, 'Burning Bridges' released during February 2012 on Mystic Records. The Mitch Laddie Band is a live experience that will leave anybody with an interest in guitar playing or vintage blues rock spellbound. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.15pm in The Speakeasy. Advance tickets £7 stbf available from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only HADDOW FEST featuring ADMIRAL FALLOW, The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £18.50. Doors: 4pm 30 OCTOBER SONGWRITERS NIGHT, AARON WRIGHT; The Ale House - 18-22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. 31 OCTOBER MINIATURE DINOSAURS. Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh.

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LIVE MUSIC FROM PELTS / GAR HUNTER / THE WEATHER FORCATS/CRAIG JOHN DAVIDSON; Slouch, 203-205 Bath Street, Glasgow. Doors 9pm, Free entry 15 OCTOBER PRIZE WINNING STRINGS; This concert will feature some of the winners of our most prestigious prizes for string players in 2011 – 2012. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Guiness room, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets £7 / £5. Time 1pm. Tel 0141 332 5057 / www.rcs.ac.uk

7pm-11pm, Tickets £15 plus bf. WILLIE DICK / MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN / MORE TO BE CONFIRMED; An Open Mic with featured artists, every week will feature at least 3 featured acts and some open stage time for local performers to get up for a couple of songs. The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow. 8pm start, ends at 11pm. Price: free entry 16 OCTOBER

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DAVID TAYLOR /HOWLIN' RADIO; An evening of blues revival & country/bluegrass hits from southside music collective 'Howlin Radio' plus special guests: David Taylor, formerly of Glasgow folk rock band 'West Avenue' takes you on a musical journey through an array of everyday situations, subject matter we can all understand & echo's of the longgone coffee shop/Bob Dylan era. Creedence, 48a West Regent Street, Glasgow. 8pm start, ends at midnight. Free entry.

THE D.O.T; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30 Tickets £15.00. 1 STOMP HOUSE SAUCE PLUS SUPPORT; Late night bar bites, booze and blues. Slouch, 203-205 Bath Street, Glasgow. Doors 9pm, Free

THE JIM JONES REVUE; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent 18 OCTOBER Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £11.00 GAZ COOMBES / CAVE PAINTING; King Tut's Wah Wah FOSSIL COLLECTIVE / LUKE DAVID PAUL JONES; Fresh from a Hut 272a St Vincent Street, SITAL-SINGH / JONNY JACK / magical performance of his song Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets CHERRYGROVE; King Tut's Wah collection Palmstar Poppy – Songs £12.50 Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, In Search Of Love Lost At Sea at Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, one of THE BLOKES; Playing the best Folk £6.50 Scotland’s most eminent and Blues around. Maggie Mays Bar, contemporary composers returns to 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 9pm. perform tracks old and new, Free Entry DIRTY PROJECTORS; New York’s including the premiere of The Crow experimental indie darlings Dirty Flies As Miss Clare Sings and The SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS Projectors come to Glasgow this Old Man Of Storr. Taking the SHOWCASE CROSSING GIANTS autumn following the release of listener on a deeply personal + 2 ACTS TO BE CONFIRMED; their highly anticipated sixth album, journey through emotional and The south sides own musical variety Swing Lo Magellan. One of the most evocative soundscapes, in 2011 show, featuring a selection of up & talked-about names of the mid-late DPJ – as he is popularly known – coming bands & acoustic acts.. This 00s NY indie scene, their sound is was awarded the Glenfiddich Spirit week Livingston based acoustic 2 difficult to describe and yet instantly of Scotland Award for Music for his piece 'Crossing Giants' are playing, recognisable: always surprising, cinematic compositions. The Arches, an act that have successfully always thoughtful, and alternating Argyle St, Glasgow. Time 7.30pm. adapted original heavy rock onto between grandiose simplicity and Tickets £10 plus bf. two acoustic guitars. Linen 1906 ungraspable complexity. The 1110 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. Arches, Argyle St, Glasgow. Time LIVE JAZZ with special guests;

19 OCTOBER HOWLIN' RADIO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS. Glasgow’s south side music collective head out of Glasgow to Balloch, playing uplifting and original arrangements of classic folk, rock & pop hits. The Doghouse, Balloch Road Balloch, West Dunbartonshire. 8.30pm start, ends at midnight Price: free entry. http://www.facebook.com/ doghousebarballoch SKERRYVORE; Behind the Wall, 14 Melville St, Falkirk, Doors 8.30pm. Skerryvore from 9.30pm. Tickets £10 from Behind the Wall. www. behindthewall.co.uk WIND ORCHESTRA – STRICTLY COME DANCING! Nigel Boddice

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and John Logan Conductors Dominic Muldowney Dance Suite Warren Benson The Solitary Dancer Adam Gorb Yiddish Dances Dance fever has hit the Wind Orchestra, so come and get your toes tapping with music influenced by ballet, tango, the waltz, and breakdancing. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets £10.50 / £7.50. Time 1pm. Tel 0141 332 5057 / www.rcs.ac.uk LITTLE COMETS / GENERAL FIASCO; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £9.00 DESOLATION BLVD / GREEN EYED GLORY / MARK NICHOLS / ACEDIA; A night of live music from Maggie Mays Basement, 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm. Entry £6 BADSEED WITH DAN SOUTH If you’ve got a Rock 'n' Roll problem, we've got the solution. Rock N Roll, Blues, Rock, Funk Soul & the kitchen sink. Slouch, 203-205 Bath Street, Glasgow. 11pm - 3am. Free Entry 20 OCTOBER LIFE IN FILM / THE BANTER THIEFS / THE DIFFERENCE; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00. MEATMEN paying the best Classic old time Rock n’Roll Maggie Mays Bar, 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 6pm. Free Entry THIS FEELING With live music from local bands. Maggie Mays Bar, 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. Tickets £6. ELEMENTAL / LOOSE CANNON & VAGUE; Stereo, 22-28 Renfield Lane Glasgow, Time 7pm. Tickets £6. SEAN KENNEDY Singer/Songwriter Sean Kennedy began writing songs while recuperating from a career ending injury in football.He was only 21. Now, only 3 years later he's gaining plaudits for his live performances, well crafted songs and intoxicating voice.The last year and a half Sean has been writing and recording with top producers and grammy winning mix engineers. Sean will be performing with his full band at Oran Mor for the launch of his first EP. Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. Tickets £10, which can be purchased at the bar. 21 OCTOBER JOSHUA JAMES / JAMES MURRAY; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 LIVE MUSIC FROM PELTS / GAR HUNTER / THE WEATHER FORCATS; Slouch, 203-205 Bath Street, Glasgow. Doors 6pm, Free

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POKEY LAFARGE AND THE SOUTH CITY THREE; Of the many HEAVENLY HARPS; The celestial roots musicians travelling the world sounds of the harp fill the Guinness and spreading the early American Room for an hour of heavenly music tradition, Pokey LaFarge and music. The Royal Conservatoire of the South City Three are the next in Scotland, Guiness Room,100 line to make a significant impact on Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets £7 / music enthusiasts everywhere. £5. Time 1pm. Tel 0141 332 5057 / From St. Louis, Missouri, their www.rcs.ac.uk creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western CHARLOTTE CHURCH / HOUDINI swing rings true and fine, making DAX; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut them among the most innovative of 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. all the purists performing American Doors 8.00pm. Tickets £15.00 roots music today. Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. DELPHIC; The Arches, Argyle St, Tickets £12.50, which can be Glasgow. Time 7pm. Tickets £13.50 purchased at the bar. plus bf. 25 OCTOBER SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS WITH TALES OF JAKE / RHIANNON HOWLER / THE CAST OF RAE GARRITY / MORE TO BE CHEERS / GROSS MAGIC; King CONFIRMED; An Open Mic with Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent featured artists, every week will Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.00pm. feature at least 3 featured acts and Tickets £10.00 some open stage time for local performers to get up for a couple of JOHN GRANT; American singersongs. The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale songwriter John Grant comes to the Road, Glasgow. 8pm start, ends at Arches as part of . Glasgay! Festival 11pm. Price: free entry. following the release of his second album. The Arches, Argyle St, BO NINGEN; Stereo, 22-28 Glasgow. Time 7.30pm - 11pm. Renfield Lane Glasgow, Time 7pm. Tickets £15.00 plus bf. Tickets £7 in advance STBF. Over 14s. THE BLOKES; Playing the best Folk and Blues around. Maggie Mays Bar, 23 OCTOBER 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 9pm. Free Entry JAMES WALSH / THE BIG FIGURE; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut JER MCDADE + 2 ACTS TO BE 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. CONFIRMED; The south sides own Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.50. musical variety show, featuring a selection of up & coming bands & LIVE JAZZ WITH SPECIAL acoustic acts. Linen 1906 - 1110 GUESTS; Slouch, 203-205 Bath Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. 8.30pm Street, Glasgow. Doors 9pm, Free start, ends at 1am. free entry. 24 OCTOBER

THE MIDDEN / HOWLIN' RADIO; An evening of blues revival & MUSIC SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE; country/bluegrass hits from Mozart Divertimento in D Schumann Southside music collective 'Howlin Quartet No. 3 in A Major (arr. J Radio' plus special guests: 'The Morton) Purcell Fantasias Britten Midden' fresh from launching their Les illuminations (with video by album 'In The End' on the 25th of Netia Jones) During the 2012 – 13 September, this will be a great season The Scottish Ensemble is chance to see the band up close and celebrating the centenary of 100% acoustic, with 2 violins, Benjamin Britten. Royal guitar, cajon and 3 voices, the Conservatoire of Scotland alumnus midden play an upbeat mixture of Thomas Walker joins the Ensemble traditional & original folk music in this first concert of the thats grabs your attention & will Ensemble’s season to perform have everyone up dancing in no Britten’s Les illuminations time. Creedence, 48a West Regent accompanied by live visuals newly- Street, Glasgow. 8pm start, ends at commissioned from video artist midnight. Netia Jones. The Ensemble will also explore Britten’s musical passions LITTLE EYE: Stereo, 22-28 with works by Purcell, Mozart and Renfield Lane Glasgow, 14+, www. Schumann. The Royal Conservatoire littleyeband.com of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets £13 / 26 OCTOBER £5. Time 7.30pm. Tel 0141 332 5057 / www.rcs.ac.uk MUSIC STRING ENSEMBLE PLAYS VIVALDI ; Ensemble BLUES HOT TIN ROOF PLUS Roland Roberts Director / Violin SUPPORT; Late night bar bites, Roland Roberts directs a booze and blues, Slouch, 203-205 programme of great works for Bath Street, Glasgow. Doors 9pm, strings, including Grieg’s evocative Free Holberg Suite and a Vivaldi showcase for four of our talented NATELY'S WHORE'S KID violinists. The Royal Conservatoire SISTER /YOUNG LIAR / of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, 100 ANALOGUE OF THE SUN; Stereo, Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets 22-28 Renfield Lane Glasgow, Time £10.50 / £7.50. Time 1pm. Tel 8pm. Tickets £6 on the door 0141 332 5057 / www.rcs.ac.uk

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EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / FICTION; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.50 HIDDIN AGENDA; Playing live the best rock n’roll from the past to present. Maggie Mays Bar, 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 9pm. Free Entry LIVE MUSIC FROM LOCAL BANDS; Maggie Mays Basement, 60 Trongate, Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £6.

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years. As a performer he has played all over the world. As a teacher, he has helped to train a golden 28 OCTOBER generation of talented musicians. In recognition of his outstanding ROLO TOMASSI / achievements Allan Neave has been OATHBREAKER / GOODTIME awarded the title of Professor by the BOYS; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Today’s opening concert of the Big Doors 8.00pm. Tickets £10.00 Guitar Weekend (of which Allan is Artistic Director) marks this LIVE MUSIC FROM REBEL 69 / accomplishment, and is the first of JONPAUL PALOMBO / SIENNA; two consecutive Fridays at One Slouch, 203-205 Bath Street, recitals for our new professors. The Glasgow. Doors 6pm, Free Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Guiness Room, 100 Renfrew St, KATZENJAMMER; An all-female Glasgow. Tickets £7 / £5. Time Norwegian quartet whose musical 1pm. Tel 0141 332 5057 / www.rcs. style is rooted in both pop/rock and ac.uk country-folk. Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. DINGUS KHAN / SHAMBLES Tickets £9.00 which can be MILLER / DAVID LAING; King purchased at the bar. Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. 29 OCTOBER Tickets £6.

JAY BRANNAN Texas-born singer, songwriter, and actor Jay Brannan's angelic voice and folky, acoustic approach may make him appear like BADSEED WITH DAN SOUTH If a garden-variety contemporary you’ve got a Rock 'n' Roll problem, singer/songwriter, but his musical we've got the solution…Rock N Roll, sensibility brings him closer to hardBlues, Rock, Funk Soul & the to-fit-in-a-box female artists like Ani kitchen sink Slouch, 203-205 Bath DeFranco, Lisa Loeb, Sinéad Street, Glasgow. Free 11pm - 3am. O'Connor, or Liz Phair, and he Free Entry sounds like nothing so much as a male version of Joni Mitchell at 27 OCTOBER times. Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. Tickets DOG IS DEAD; This upcoming £11.00 which can be purchased at MUSIC VIVA ESPAÑA; The Brass Nottingham quintet have quite the the bar. Department celebrates the sounds knack for making bright, breezy and of Iberia, including sultry songs infectious indie pop’ King Tut's Wah THE LIPSTICK TEARAWAYS / from Carmen. 0141 332 5057 / Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, THE MOONDOGS / www.rcs.ac.uk Music Professor Allan Glasgow. Doors 8.00pm. Tickets FLUORESCENT FIELDS / THE Neave Fri 2 Nov / 1pm / Stevenson £8.50 HAZY SHADES / KERRI WATT; Hall / £10.50 (£7.50) Allan Neave Maggie May's, Trongate, Merchant has been one of Scotland’s most MEATMEN paying the best Classic City, Glasgow. Door Time: 7.30pm. important guitarists for over 25

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STEVE POLTZ; Noineen Noiny Noin is without reservation, the most ALT-J; Òran Mór, Top of Byres absurdly-named, pulchritudinous, Road, Glasgow. Doors 7pm. Tickets foot- stomping party of 2012. Few £9.00 which can be purchased at will be surprised to learn that it is the bar. the title of the newest release from award-winning singer-songwriter 30 OCTOBER Steve Poltz. Steve is one of the most beloved songwriters of his TWO GALLANTS; King Tut's Wah generation. His music--as both a Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, solo artist and with cult legends The Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets Rugburns--has enjoyed long £12.00 stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream 31 OCTOBER radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and BLUES WITH THE RUBBER BAND movies. The Green Hotel Golf & PLUS SUPPORT. Late night bar Leisure Resort, 2 The Muirs, bites, booze and blues. Slouch, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £10 203-205 Bath Street, Glasgow. Doors 9pm, Free 17 OCTOBER MORE THAN CONQUERORS/ CARNIVORES; The Jam Jar 19 Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, Fife.

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Romantics. The Consulate General of Japan presents a special concert by four talented young Japanese musicians. Playing the violin, cello, shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and piano, the group performs beautiful melodies that conjure images of Japanese landscapes, but they also play ‘Annie Laurie’ and other traditional Scottish songs. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. 8pm. £5 19 OCTOBER TRADITIONAL OPEN SESSION NIGHT; The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Pitlochry. PEGGY SEEGER A singer and multi-instrumentalist, Peggy is considered to be one of North America’s finest female folk singers. Peggy’s performances are full of warmth and humour, laced with a sharpness of perception - don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch Peggy on tour. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. 8pm. £14/£12

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like Jethro Tull, Wishbone Ash, Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa. The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £5 21 OCTOBER ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW Legendary singer songwriter Andy Fairweather Low returns after a four year gap with his band to perform his new material and, of course, his many hits from his solo career and from his time with Amen Corner. The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £28 22 OCTOBER THE HAWKLORDS live capture the true spirit of the age with their raw sonic power and amazing visuals. Fronted with flamboyant charisma by Hawkwind founder member Nik Turner and ex- Hawkwind vocals Ron Tree, the band is dramatically driven by the cream of ex Hawkwind members Don Thomson, Alan Davey and Jerry Richards with a wide screen wall of keyboard sounds provided by original Hawkwind members Harvey Bainbridge and Steve Swindells. The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £18

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page 13: dundee / perth / fife / aberdeen + north east 24 OCTOBER SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ELLINGTON: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE DUKE; Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, bandleader - he reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled. His music was evocative and emotional, richly textured in mood from lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity. The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, winner of the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Jazz Ensemble 2012 and featuring Scotland’s leading players, have chosen a variety of pieces spanning Ellington's vast six-decade output with which to pay their respects. There will be a preshow talk from 6.45pm. Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth. £18 (inc booking fee)/ Kids Go Free

MITCH LADDIE & LAURENCE JONES; Mitch Laddie , Marrying his volcanic guitar sound with a pop sensibility style reminiscent of 'The Police', blues and rock fans in the UK and abroad have eagerly anticipated Mitch's next effort, 'Burning Bridges' which is due out in February 2012 on Mystic Records. Check out the touring schedule to see some of the new tunes being played live. The Mitch Laddie Band is a live experience that will leave anybody with an interest in guitar playing or vintage blues rock spellbound. The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £14 28 OCTOBER ALTERED SKY; The Jam Jar 19 Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, Fife 29 OCTOBER

JOAN ARMATRADING special guest is Chris Wood, BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2011. Three times Grammy OPEN MIC NIGHT; The Old Mill, Mill Lane, nominated, Brit Award nominee and Ivor Pitlochry Novello winning artist Joan Armatrading MBE, will be touring the UK during autumn 2012. 26 OCTOBER Widely recognised as one of the world's TRADITIONAL OPEN SESSION NIGHT; leading singer-songwriters and guitarists, her The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Pitlochry. long and illustrious career has seen her successfully cover many musical bases SOPHIE BANCROFT & TOM LYN. Covering including pop, blues, folk, reggae and jazz. songs ranging from Sonny Rollins to a Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth. £30, jazzed-up version of Robert Burns’ Can Ye £27; no concessions. (includes booking fee). Sew Cushions, the pair managed to hold their Time 7.30pm. own against their musical idols, with Bancroft’s voice perfectly blending with NINA NESBITT Singer/songwriter Nina Lyne’s incredible finger work on both the Nesbitt was only 16 years old when she double bass and bass guitar. Inn At emerged on the British music scene in 2011, Lathones, St Andrews oldest coaching inn. By thanks to a handful of beautifully conceived Largoward, St. Andrews, Fife.9pm, Tickets cover versions made available on her £8,Bookings and ticket info from The Inn at YouTube page. Half Swedish, half Scottish Lathones, Tel: 01334 840494, http://www. and endowed with a voice boasting technical innatlathones.com/ agility and a searching passion that cut straight to the emotional core of her chosen STEVE DAGGETT; If pop stardom in this day material, through word of mouth Nesbitt and age depended upon great tunes and quickly began to urgent, passionate delivery rather than garner a passionate following for her well synthetically enhanced voices (and more!) chosen covers. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. and demographic calculations of appeal then 8pm. £8 Steve Daggett would already be a huge star. Sadly for his bank manager - but luckily for us - Daggett is one of the many musicians out there producing heartfelt, hugely enjoyable music that lovers of good sounds will find if they take the trouble to look. The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, 2 The Send us all your gig dates for Aberdeen Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire Tickets £12 and the North East. Email them to Carol BAIN, MOLLER & MOLLSKY This 25 OCTOBER

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melodically and rhythmically exciting collaboration by three of the world’s leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its first British tour in 2010. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. 8pm. £14/£12 27 OCTOBER

HOWLIN' RADIO + SPECIAL GUESTS; Glasgow’s south side music collective head north again to Pitlochry, playing uplifting and original arrangements of classic folk, rock & pop hits.The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Pitlochry. 8.30pm start, ends at midnight. Price: free entry. http://www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk LIVE MUSIC; The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Pitlochry.

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20 OCTOBER SKERRYVORE; with support from Lorelei. Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardice St, Stonehaven, Doors 19:30, Tickets £15 from Box Office, http://www.stonehaventownhall. org.uk/Events.html Or from Ma Simpson's Ltd, 26B Evan St, Stonehaven. Tel; 01569 766264 email chrissie.stirk@btinternet.com

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THE DONALD BLACK TRIO; Having received his first harmonica from a kindly aunt at the tender age of four, Donald is totally self-taught, and, with his own unique style and mastery, has almost singlehandedly been responsible for the humble mouth organ having been given a new respect and acceptance. The Aros Centre, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, Telephone 01478 613750 (box office). aros@aros.co.uk Tickets £12. £10, £6. Time 7.30pm.

THE SHEE are an exceptional allfemale band showcasing three powerful vocalists and an astonishing level of instrumental prowess. Their diverse range of individual musical influences combine to produce an adventurous Send us all your gig dates brew of Folk, Gaelic, Scots and for Dumfriesshire, Bluegrass and has earned them South West and Cumbria. considerable recognition along with Email them to Carol high profile performances at carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com festivals. The Aros Centre, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, Telephone 01478 613750 (box 14 OCTOBER office). aros@aros.co.uk Tickets £12. £10. £6 under 16. Time THE HENRY GIRLS are fast 7.30pm. becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of 27 OCTOBER Ireland in the last decade, and

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within a few years have developed a growing international profile from touring in Europe, North America and further afield. The girls are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to many other harmonising siblings such as The McGarrigle Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers. Glencairn Memorial Institute, Chapel Street. Moniaive. Ticket details:

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LEWIS HAMILTON & THE BOOGIE BROTHERS; The Vintage Lounge, Shakespeare Lane, English Street, Dumfries, Tickets £5/£7. Tickets will soon be through ticketweb or on the door. Doors 8pm 26 OCTOBER DISTILLED RECORDS SHOWCASE The Vintage Lounge, Shakespeare Lane, English Street, Dumfries, Tickets £5/£7. Tickets will soon be through ticketweb or on the door. Doors 8pm

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS For more 2012 dates see our FESTIVALS! supplement @ http://musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com/festivals/ tional Music Festival. Selkirk Sessions welcomes all musicians who enjoy playing folk Glasgow Americana (traditional or modern), conFestival temporary and bluegrass mu3-7 October sic and anyone who just likes listening to good stuff. SesGlasgow's annual celebration sions galore in pubs and bars. of Americana brings musiSaturday Workshops & Comcians from as far afield as petitions Campsite at the Texas and Canada to perform Haugh with free mini bus roots music from blues to transport to and from the rockabilly. This year’s GlasSessions. Hotels and B&Bs in gow Americana takes place town. from 3rd to 7th October, and features Jason & The Scorch- www.selkirksessions.com ers, Steve Forbert, Sam Baker, Eliza Gilkyson, plus more tbc Ullapool Guitar Festival 5-7 October www.glasgowamericana.com The 13th Festival will take place on the 5th,6th and 7th Selkirk Sessions of October 2012. The Festival 5-7 October normally consists of 5 conScottish Borders certs, 3 latenight Festival clubs and workshops on the 2012 is the seventh year of Saturday and Sunday mornthe Selkirk Sessions Tradiings, we also have a fabulous

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The Royal National Mod will take place in Dunoon in 2012. The Feis events will take place in local hotels, public houses and local central venThe festival consists of concerts and dances throughout ues with the final details of Shetland on Thursday and Fri- this still to be worked out with day evening, a grand dance in the local proprietors. An Lerwick on Saturday evening Comunn Gàidhealach is one of and a final concert on Sunday the oldest and most respected Gaelic organisations. Founded afternoon. The festival prein Oban in 1891, it has long sents the best in traditional been a leading light in the music from Shetland, Scotteaching, learning and use of land, Ireland and Scandinathe Gaelic language and the via. The Shetland Accordion Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival 11-15 October

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS our quick guide for the next couple of months, for our 2012 listings see our FESTIVALS! supplement @ www.musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com study and cultivation of Gaelic ture, club nights, education literature, history, music and events, community arts proart. jects. www.dunoonmod2012.org/ Big National Ceilidh 13 October Worldwide The Big National Ceilidh is a worldwide ceilidh or barn dance. The 2012 event will take place on Saturday 13 October. This unique event will unite the world in support of WaterAid as thousands of people across the globe dance to raise funds and awareness to make a difference to the lives of those living without safe water and sanitation. The money your event raises really will improve people's lives. You will help communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific work with WaterAid on safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects that not only improve people’s health but benefit their education and livelihoods also. www.bignationalceilidh.co.uk Blazin’ in Beauly 15-19 October

www.glasgay.co.uk St Andrew’s Voices 18-21 October St Andrews Voices is a new vocal festival that will take place annually in October, beginning next year. Located in the beautiful and world famous university town of St Andrews, the festival will play host to an eclectic range of top quality performers of a wide variety of musical genres – from Baroque to 1930sstyle cabaret; opera to contemporary folk. With such an array of styles, presented in a mix of formal and more relaxed venues, the festival aims to attract audiences young and old, and seeks to encourage people to explore – and enjoy – types of vocal music they may not previously have considered. If you would like to find out more about St Andrews Voices and be kept up to date with all the latest developments, please email standrewsvoices@gmail.com Twitter: @StAndrewsVoices

Join Blazin’ Fiddles and friends for a musical extravaganza in a week of classes, sessions, concerts and craic in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This year we are delighted to announce that we have guest fiddle tutors Adman Sutherland of Session A9 and Gillian Frame, formally with Back of the Moon and currently tours with Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers. www.blazininbeauly.com Glasgay! 15 October - 3 November

Biggar Little Festival 18-28 October A family-friendly festival in the historic market town of Biggar - a small town at large! Join us to celebrate music, dance, arts and crafts, literature, and drama. Biggar will be filled with an eclectic programme of workshops, exhibitions, children's events, performances, a craft and food fair, and festival clubs. Discover what brought wellknown performers such as Ian Rankin, Kevin Bridges, Old Blind Dogs, Fred McCauley and Alexander McCall Smith to the festival in previous years. Take your pick from more than 50 events spread across 10 days in October. Many events are free! So start planning your visit to the Biggar Little Festival now!

Sound educational events. Known lo20 October - 18 November cally as the ‘Peerie Willie’ GuiVenues in North East tar Festival, the event is dedicated to the memory of the North East Scotland's festival late William Johnson, a highly of new music, is driven by the regarded guitarist who piopassion to make new music neered the jazz influenced acmore accessible to audiences companiment style, prevalent of all ages and backgrounds. in traditional Shetland music. It embraces a network of local organisations to produce a www.shetland-music.com varied programme of events exploring new music. The festival brings together a large Perthshire Amber range of different genres of The Dougie MacLean music to appeal to a wide va- Festival riety of tastes and encourage 26 October - 4 November people to discover new sounds and widen their musi- Internationally acclaimed cal horizons. Singer-songwriter and Composer Dougie MacLean fulfilled www.sound-scotland.co.uk his dream with the creation of The Perthshire Amber FestiThe Spree val, a festival that lights up Paisley the Autumn across some of 25-28 October Scotland's more beautiful countryside. The Perthshire ‘The Spree’ was born from a Amber Festival includes condesire to build on Paisley’s cert performances in an insuccessful bid to host the spiring range of venues...from Royal Mòd in 2013 and with concert hall, town halls and the intention of creating a cul- village halls to castles, cathetural legacy invigorating the dral and even an Iron Age town beyond that particular crannog! It gives locals and event. The Spree is a flagship visitors the opportunity to exfestival and forms part of a plore Perthshire with a focus, wider plan that links with and for enthusiasts for Dougie Renfrewshire Council's events MacLean's music to experiand Creative Renfrewshire ence the place where he lives strategies and is part of the and gain a deeper underYear of Creative Scotland. standing of the meaning of and inspiration for some of his www.thespree.co.uk songs and instrumental compositions. Wave Festival Thurso www.perthshireamber.com 25-28 October Haddow Fest ‘We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Edinburgh headline the festivals largest 28 October gig on the Friday to date at Skinandis Nightclub. Joining Haddowfest is back for one them are another up and day only.Big announcement coming Scottish act coming soon! ‘Fatherson’ a three piece band from Kilmarnock and local www.haddowfest.com boys ‘Running With Scissors’. On Saturday The Hazey Janes NOVEMBER and We Are All Outsiders play.

Glasgay! is Scotland's annual www.facebook.com/wave.north celebration of queer culture, the festival was founded in Shetland Peerie Willie 1993.The Glasgay festival Guitar Festival presents a professional pro26-28 October gramme of top acts and new artists from around the world The Shetland Peerie Willie with events spanning comedy, music, film, theatre, visual www.biggar-little-festival.com Guitar Festival is a celebration of guitar with concerts and art, performance art, litera-

Denholm Folk Music Festival 1-4 November Denholm, Scottish Borders Folk fused with rock and country gives the 9th Denholm Folk Music Festival an added twist. This folk fusion

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS our quick guide for the next couple of months, for our 2012 listings see our FESTIVALS! supplement @ www.musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com festival in the Scottish countryside is a relative newcomer, slowly building a reputation in the local area. It's a small and cozy affair not far across the Scottish border which has always managed to attract quality headline acts to compliment the workshops and open mic sessions.

shaping up for the Carlisle event, not just for this year but for the next one and beyond. More significantly, for the immediate future, the Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival is set to embrace a new "BLUES BOOM" and raise the bar yet again....

sis highlighting regional Scot- 5th September - priced at tish fiddle styles and intercul- £25 / £12.50 (15yrs and untural connections. der). But the HOT 500 are on sale from 10am from 22 Auwww.scotsfiddlefestival.com gust until midnight on 31 August (or earlier if the 500 tickets are sold) St Andrews Festival 23 November - 2 www.facebook.com/ December StirlingsHogmanay

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Sonica Glasgow 14-18 November

The annual autumn music festival by The Edinburgh Folk Club who meet every Wednesday at 8pm in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar

Sonica is Cryptic’s new event dedicated to world-class sonic arts and music. Sonica will add to the already vibrant music scene highlighted by Glasgow’s UNESCO City of Music, presenting work by established international artists, providing a UK platform for further performances of exceptional and rarely seen work and, showcasing the best emerging local and international talent. Sonica takes place across Glasgow’s most prestigious venues, with Tramway as the focal point, along with events taking place at the CCA, Scotland Street Museum, Scottish Music Centre, The Glue Factory, The Whiskey Bond and The Hub.

www.edinburghfolkclub.co.uk House Folk Scottish Music Festival 8-10 November Kinlochard Now in its 5th year the House Folk Music Festival brings you three nights of Scottish music performed by top artists in highly unusual and intimate venues. The concerts take place every year in autumn in the village of Kinlochard situated in the Trossachs.

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Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival 9-11 November

Fiddle 2012 16-18 November Edinburgh

The highly acclaimed Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival celebrated five incredibly exciting and successful years with a weekend event last November which many regarded as the best UK blues festival in 2011. As the new year unfolds exciting new plans are

The Scots Fiddle Festival seeks to sustain and promote Scottish fiddle tradition and idioms, by providing a platform for performance, education, and participation. A weekend of concerts, recitals, workshops, talks and exhibitions is held on an annual ba-

The 2012 Festival will start on Friday 23 November with the opening night of the Byre’s production of McPherson’s Rant in the Festival Marquee on the lawn in front of Madras College. www.standrewsfestival.co.uk

DECEMBER Edinburgh's Hogmanay 31 December Four fabulous days and nights of amazing events kick off the world's greatest New Year party. With the traditional torchlit procession, street performers, fireworks, concerts, ceilidh, the big Hogmanay party itself and a New Year's Day run to blow the cobwebs away - Edinburgh's buzzing. Come along and experience the magic for yourself.

Inverness Hogmanay 31 December Red Hot Fling - Scotland's Biggest FREE Hogmanay Party brings the 2012 Inverness Festivals programme to a close. Full details can be found on their website later in the year. www.invernessfestivals.com

2013 JANUARY Celtic Connections 17 January - 3 February

Around 1500 artists, 300 events, 18 days, 14 venues, 1 brilliant festival - 2013 line up announcement and tickets on sale dates coming soon! Glasgow comes alive each January as Celtic Connections, one of the world’s largest winter muwww.edinburghshogmanay.org sic festivals and the premiere Celtic music festival in the Stirling Hogmanay UK, ensures that the city is 31 December buzzing with music! The festiThe Hot Hogmanay 500 tick- val is a major event in the folk and world music calenets are for Stirling's Hogmadar. Each year it welcomes nay Concert at Stirling Casvisitors from around the globe tle's Esplanade. It's the big outdoor concert with headline to the festival, where international artists perform alongbands, huge crowds, countdown to midnight and one of side the very best Scottish talent. the very best fireworks displays in the country. Tickets www.celticconnections.com go on general sale for the Hogmanay concert on Wed

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