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around the fiddle powerhouse of Fiona Cuthill, the distinctive voice of Marieke McBean and the virtuoso guitar and bouzouki playing of Stevie Lawrence. Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors Open - 7.30pm for 8pm start. www.leithfolkclub.com

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SARAH MCQUAID: Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted Send us all your gig dates for chocolate and “honey poured Edinburgh and Lothians. into wine” (Minor 7th). A Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com captivating performer, she seduces her audience with 25 AUGUST cheeky banter and stories from 6 SEPTEMBER the road, as well as with ELJAM AND FEAST RECORDS AL SHIELDS AND THE stunning musicianship; in her SHOWCASE: The best of East hands, the guitar becomes much WILTED ROSES: Torphichen Lothian’s young musical talent. Inn, Bathgate. Time: 8:00pm. more than merely an 3pm – 10pm at The Brunton, Phone: 01750 725480. Price £10 accompanying instrument. Musselburgh. Young, up and Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 in advance, £13 on door. coming music acts from East Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors Lothian will be under the Open - 7.30pm for 8pm start. 7 SEPTEMBER spotlight at The Brunton this www.leithfolkclub.com August when the ELjam and OUT OF THE BEDROOM: Feast Records Showcase host a Featuring Allan Dixon plus our 24 SEPTEMBER number of acts during the Open Mic night with only original Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The LARSA: Dynamically fusing material on Saturday nights at Showcase is an exciting contemporary and traditional The Kilderkin Bar, 67 collaboration between ELjam, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. influences from Scotland, East Lothian Youth Music Forum Each performer can play 3 songs Ireland, the Canadian Maritimes and Feast, Edinburgh College’s (or 15 minutes if you have long and beyond, Larsa's tightly student-run record label and driven tunes and soulful songs songs). We canny get enough undoubtedly the place to be for new blood so come down and have been captivating audiences the best in local up-and-coming give us a song. Turn up for across the UK and Europe since talent. The ELjam and Feast 19:15 for best chances to get a their formation in early 2012. Records Showcase will be in slot! It's first come, first served, Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 venue 1 at The Brunton (venue and the slots do fill up quickly. Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors 191) on Sunday 25 August from www.facebook.com/groups/outofthebedroom Open - 7.30pm for 8pm start 3pm – 10pm. Tickets are £5 www.leithfolkclub.com (standing) and are available now 10 SEPTEMBER on 0131 665 2240 or online at 28 SEPTEMBER www.thebrunton.co.uk. Tickets RURA: Combining highland pipes, whistles, flute, fiddle, are also available from the JOHN LEWIS TRIO: Rockabilly bodhran, guitar and vocals, their band band Plus resident DJs. Fringe on 0131 226 0000 or powerful, energetic www.edfringe.com The Spiders web pub, 258 performances breathe new life Morrison Street, Edinburgh. All into traditional music and 31 AUGUST gigs are in the function hall. The showcase Scotland’s emerging doors open at 8.30pm. £10 on talent in new contemporary folk the door MATT NORRIS: A well known songs and instrumentals. local singe songwriter! Ryries Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Bar, Haymarket, Edinburgh. 12 OCTOBER Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors 9pm – Late. Open - 7.30pm for 8pm start. OUT OF THE BEDROOM: www.leithfolkclub.com Featuring Dog On A Swing plus ESTRELLA; Tower Music our Open Mic night with only Rooms, The Mall, Livingston. 14 SEPTEMBER original material on Saturday nights at The Kilderkin Bar, 67 1 SEPTEMBER OUT OF THE BEDROOM: Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. Featuring The Keystone Project Each performer can play 3 songs ESTRELLA; Party In The Park, plus our Open Mic night with (or 15 minutes if you have long Kirkton Park, Bathgate. only original material on songs). We canny get enough Saturday nights at The Kilderkin new blood so come down and 3 SEPTEMBER Bar, 67 Canongate, Edinburgh, give us a song. Turn up for EH8 8BT. Each performer can 19:15 for best chances to get a RALLION RALLION: A three - play 3 songs (or 15 minutes if slot! It's first come, first served, piece contemporary folk group, you have long songs). We canny and the slots do fill up quickly. hailing from Glasgow and get enough new blood so come www.facebook.com/groups/outofthebedroom Perthshire. They bring a wide down and give us a song. Turn range of musical influences up for 19:15 for best chances to 22 NOVEMBER together to create their get a slot! It's first come, first powerful, persuasive music. VIC GODARD AND THE S/ served, and the slots do fill up Their unique sound is based OBJECTS: Voodoo Rooms, West quickly. www.facebook.com/groups/outofthebedroom

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AUTUMN Sam Dickinson is a YouTube top 40 charting singer songwriter from Newcastle Upon 27 AUGUST Tyne whose “soul sound is inspired by Simply Red and VOODOO VOODOO; Gabrielle. Selina Autumn is a Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St pop/dance/rock Singer26 AUGUST Glasgow, Time 11.30pm, Tickets Songwriter from Glasgow, Send us all your gig dates for DUMB TERMINALS / Free employing a combination of Glasgow and West Coast. RACHELLE RHIENNE / ANDY powerhouse vocals mixed with Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com BRIEN / FI VASS: Box, 431 28 AUGUST catchy melodies and cleverlySauchiehall Street, Glasgow. crafted lyrics, Selina is sure to 25 AUGUST TWO YEARS IN RUSSIA / both intrigue and entertain all EVANJACK / HOLLY METAL RABIES / MATHEW kinds of audience. And for those ROLLING DAMNED: Highland DRUMMOND / DEAR LARA; PASTKEWICZ / LUMINOUS who simply just like a good based rock act Toby Michaels Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St beat…she’s got that in the bag MONSTER / WORD OR Rolling Damned will follow the OBJECT / GENETIC NOOSE / Glasgow, Time 7.30pm, Tickets too! 13th Note, 50 –60, King release of their double A side £4. SISSYBOY SLAP PARTY / Street, Glasgow. Tickets £6, single 'Rolling Damned'/'A Little MADAM: Metal Rabies - bringing Time 8pm Bit of What You Fancy (Does You their self-destructive best back DAVID BOWDEN + JAZZ Good)' and their debut Rockness to Glasgow / Mathew GUESTS: The Butterfly and the 30 AUGUST appearance with August shows Pig, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. Pastkewicz - Intense, highincluding Nice N Sleazys, volume droning soundscapes / TAAQ (Thermal And A Glasgow. Frontman Toby 29 AUGUST Luminous Monsters, Quarter- India), A Sudden Michaels said “Our single has Malodorous headshop vibes and Burst Of Colour, Fair Weather had great support so far and THE WINTER PASSING / caffé latte world fusion. Word Soldiers, No More Rockness was epic fun for us or Object, Grindcore done in a HINDSIGHT / WOLVES AT Tomorrow - Fresh from a and the crowd, we can't wait to way you wont like. Genetic HEART: Broadcast café Bar, 427 residency at the Edinburgh take our music to the rest of Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Noose, The man from festival, TAAQ - who have Scotland!” Powderhouse brings you fresh supported huge acts including Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St noise Sissyboy Slap Party, SHORE; Nice 'n' Sleazy. 421 Guns n Roses in their native Glasgow, Time 7.30pm, Tickets Pretty sure it does what it says Sauchiehall St Glasgow, Time India head to glasgow for their £5 11.30pm, Tickets Free. on the tin. / Madam, The first show since 2006. £6, www.facebook.com/tobymichaelsrollingdamned burning witch of Glasgow noise. 715pm 18+. At Buff Club, 142 SAM DICKINSON / SELINA 13th Note, 50 –60, King Street, Bath Lane, Glasgow. G2 4SQ

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www.facebook.com/ thebuffclubglasgow DIRTY DIAMOND AND THE GUNSLINGER/ DIXE FRIED / MATT SCOTT: Broadcast café Bar, 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Her music has been described as emotive, sparse, haunting, beautiful, deep, harmonious and thought-provoking. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Show 7pm. Tickets £10.

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DAVID BOWDEN + JAZZ GUESTS: The Butterfly and the THE VEX; Generally a mammoth 3Hour set comprising Pig, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. TAILOR BIRDS / THE CHERRY of Original material by Glasgow 6 SEPTEMBER WAVE / MATTHEW J Southside Band The Vex, who MALONE: Tailor Birds are a originally played extensively thru THE COCKROCKETS / SIN crossover-combination of Glasgow and the West in the HARVEST, AS TITANS FALL, experimental, classical and early/mid 80’s , NOW RECIRCLE OF TYRANTS. London electronica. Joining the bill will FORMED!, Set complimented be local acts, The Cherry Wave, with ‘songs that inspired’, many Punk rockers The Cockrockets plus local punk and metal. Buff and Matthew J Malone. 13th rocking tributes to chiefly the Note, 50 –60, King Street, highly influential Punk/Nu wave Club, 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow. Glasgow. Tickets £5, Time 9pm bands of the late 70’s early 80’s Tickets £5, Time 7.15pm, such as the Stranglers, Damned, 18plus. WHO’S WHO: Since forming in Jam, Clash, Buzzcocks, Ramones 7 SEPTEMBER London in 1997, Who's Who etc who served as major have become a quntessential influences to the band." 13th VIGO THIEVES: Album Preview ingrediant of the Who legacy. Note, 50 –60, King Street, Show at The Arches, Glasgow. Four top class players who have Glasgow. Tickets £4, Doors Following on from becoming the blazed a trail around the UK, 1.30pm, Tickets £4 first unsigned band to sell out Europe and the Middle East two consecutive nights at the attaining fantastic reviews for legendary King Tuts Wah Wah their celebrated interpretation of HEART OF RUST: Crazy horse era neil Young tribute band. If Hut, Vigo Thieves released their a Who show. Village Theatre, you ask me, and folks usually new single 'Believe' on 1 August. Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride. wouldn't buuuut i'm not usually They are then going to be Time 8pm. Tickets £15/£13 into tribute bands but I caught releasing their debut album in conc. these dudes once and it was October but people that go to straight up authentic sounds and their Arches show in September EARTHS / HUXTABLE / fluid lead lines, kept it going will get to hear the album and CALLUM BAIRD; Nice 'n' right to the end. of the. line. If have the first chance to buy it. Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St www.facebook.com/vigothieves Glasgow, Time 7.30pm, Tickets wethcan dig it, so too can you. 13 Note, 50 –60, King Street, £3 Glasgow. Tickets £4, Time LITTLE EYE / MARK ANGELS: 8.30pm. Special matinee show, ABC 2, STEPHEN BISHOP (OPAL 300 Sauchiehall St Glasgow TAPES) / MARK MAXWELL / Glasgow. Time 12 noon. All FERGUS CLARK; Nice 'n' 1 SEPTEMBER ages, tickets £7.50 plus booking Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St, fee. Glasgow, Time 7.30pm, Tickets KATMEN as part of the ‘No £4 Mean City Festival’. ABC2 300 http://www.seetickets.com/event/little-eye-mark-angels/o2-abc-glasgow/725340

11 SEPTEMBER DAVID BOWDEN + JAZZ GUESTS: The Butterfly and the Pig, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. 13 SEPTEMBER THE HENCHMEN / PROUD HONEY / PROGGY STYLE: Rock and punk. Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow. Tickets £5, Time 7.15pm, 18+ from 3 local acts with one more still tbc. 18 SEPTEMBER DAVID BOWDEN + JAZZ GUESTS: The Butterfly and the Pig, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. 19 SEPTEMBER CHASTITY BROWN’ Friends, we have a great artist making their Glasgow debut in the shape of Chastity Brown. I’m sure she will put a spell on you. As it says on her website “she is sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. Throw all the genres together – gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country – they are all right there. Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club,30 Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. Time 8pm. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door. 20 SEPTEMBER SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK

THE ACOUSTIC AFFAIR WITH JASMINE AND JOHN MCLINDEN: With a dynamically powerful yet delicate voice that is mature for her age, Glaswegian singer-songwriter Jasmine performs live at CCA, presenting songs from her debut album. After recently performing for an audience of over 3,000 during the Caritas Award Ceremony at Clyde Auditorium, Jasmine brings her sweet vocals to a more intimate setting. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Show 7pm. Tickets £10. 31 AUGUST KILL YR IDOLS; Nice'n'Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall St Glasgow, Time 11.30pm, Tickets £3 THE ACOUSTIC AFFAIRRUTH MARTIN WITH JOHN MORGAN & CRAIG ALAN HUGHES; With an acoustic guitar and a rich soulful voice, Ruth Martin has been writing and performing her own individual blend of acousticfolky-bluesy-rock for a decade,

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UNION; CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Show 8pm Tickets £12/£10 concessions

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Scotland's hottest musical exports, The Outside Track 24 NOVEMBER simultaneously won Best Group in both the LiveIreland awards th SIXTIES GOLD 50 and the TIR awards. A stunning ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For 25 SEPTEMBER synthesis of virtuosity and lovers of Sixties music, this is energy, their marriage of Celtic DAVID BOWDEN + JAZZ the ultimate, and probably never music, song, dance has been GUESTS: The Butterfly and the to be repeated, line-up. Don’t rapturously received around the Pig, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. miss your chance to celebrate world. They effortlessly fuse th the 50 anniversary of when it traditional and contemporary 27 SEPTEMBER all began. Featuring record with winning joie de vivre. Now breaking Merseybeat band joined by acclaimed singer Aoife HAZY SHADES / CASINO Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also Scott, the next generation of the CIRCUS / SUNDANCE from Liverpool and tipped to be legendary Black Family from SHATTER / DONT LOOK as big as The Beatles, The Ireland, they blend fiddle, DOWN / THE METHOD ONE: Searchers’ first single also went accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, Local indie and rock acts to No. 1 and led to five more step-dance and vocals with headlined by Aberdeen Indie Top 5 hits and a total of 128 breathtaking vitality. 'Among the band Casino Circus. Buff Club, weeks in the charts. top groups in the world. 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow. Tickets Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Traditional, creative, and £5, Time 7.15pm, 18 plus. Proby, whose trouser splitting brilliant' (LiveIreland). Mundell shocked the nation, was a Music, Back Stage, The Green 28 SEPTEMBER Melody Maker teen idol award Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. 8.00pm winner in 1964 and spent 91 doors and show starts at SOCIAL LUNACY/THE weeks in the charts. The 9.00pm. Tickets £12. Booking / PHANTOMS/BIG DIRTY Fortunes stormed the Top 10 Ticket Information RIDE/THE WHITE BLIND/ with You’ve Got Your Troubles, www.mundellmusic.com CHARLY HOUSTON: Presented Here It Comes Again, Freedom by Indievous. Maggie May's, Come Freedom Go and Storm in 6 SEPTEMBER Trongate, Merchant City, a Teacup. And finally, Brian Glasgow. 7.30pm £6/£4 on Poole and Chip Hawkes. On GTS BOOS BAND:. Fresh from door. stage together. Clyde their recent success with the www.facebook.com/indievous Auditorium, Exhibition Way, Jocks Juke Joint project, Stirling Finnieston, Glasgow. blues rockers GTs Boos Band are ESTRELLA supporting Attica delighted to announce the Rage; Classic Grand - 18 launch of eagerly awaited debut Jamaica Street, Glasgow. Tickets album Steak House, which will available from take place with a special night of www.estrellamerch.bigcartel.com/product/gig-tickets Blues Rock at the Tolbooth. 8pm £7, Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. 5 OCTOBER www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth BROOKS WILLIAMS: Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club,30 Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. Time 8pm. www.brookswilliams.com

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DAVID LATTO BAND: The David Latto Band are carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com songwriters David Latto and Gavin Brady. Their eponymous 3 NOVEMBER 29 AUGUST debut has recieved widespread acclaim, culminating with airplay ELEANOR MCEVOY: Woodend ESTRELLA; 20 Rocks, 15 Ward across the UK and Europe. Their Bowling and Tennis Club, 30 Road, Dundee. songs are mostly borne out of Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. late night picking sessions in the Time 8pm. 30 AUGUST quiet of the Fife countryside. Mundell Music, Back Stage, The 9 NOVEMBER ALY BAIN & PHIL Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. CUNNINGHAM @ The Albert 8.00pm doors and show starts THE COAL PORTERS: Woodend Halls, Stirling 7.30pm. £16/£14/ at 9.00pm. Tickets £10. Bowling and Tennis Club,30 £12. In 1988, two members Booking / Ticket Information Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. from two of Scotlands leading www.mundellmusic.com Time 8pm. bands, The Boys of The Lough and Silly Wizard, came together 10 SEPTEMBER 10 NOVEMBER to work on a television series. You could say - the rest is WATT NICOLL: Transatlantic ROD PICOTT: Woodend history. In the 25 years they Records called him one of the Bowling and Tennis Club,30 have been performing together Great Scots along with Hamish Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. they have become household Imlach, Billy Connolly, Gerry Time 8pm. names in Scotland and are Raferty, and Martin McGinn. renowned around the world. They all played together, wrote 15 NOVEMBER songs for each other. Watt and www.stirling.gov.uk/tollbooth Hamish were an influence on the RODDY HART & THE comedy of Billy Connolly. LONESOME FIRE: Roddy Hart ESTRELLA; Monty’s Bar, Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 & The Lonesome Fire are set to Guildhall Street, Dunfermline. Muirs, Kinross. Music Show make their mark this year with starts at 9.00pm and doors open the release of their long awaited 3 SEPTEMBER at 8.00pm. Tickets £15 eponymous album. The Arches, www.mundellmusic.com Glasgow. Tickets £12.50 plus b. THE OUTSIDE TRACK; One of

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of guitar, piano and harmonica styles on show, as well as a vast FINBAR FUREY: Finbar Furey array of vintage instruments to comes from a unique pedigree - see and hear at first hand. If an all Ireland Uillean Pipe your taste is for the music of the Champion and whistle player, early blues masters, played with singer/songwriter as well as soul, grit and authenticity you playing 5-string banjo, and won’t get better than this! guitar. In 1972 John Peel gave Mundell Music, Back Stage, The Finbar, and his brother Eddie, Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. their big break by voting them 8.00pm doors and show starts at act of the year. Their music was 9.00pm. Tickets £8. Booking / phenomenal because it was a Ticket Information new sound - Irish (Uillean) Pipes www.mundellmusic.com with Guitar and voice (which up till then had not been done) and 19 SEPTEMBER now actor . Finbar has been round the block many times with NIMMO BROTHERS: Pilebrother Eddie, recording for driving blues rock from this fine Transatlantic records in the 60's young band from Scotland, and after 30 years of fronted by the twin guitar/vocals phenomenal success as the of Stevie and Alan Nimmo. The frontman for the family group, best in UK blues/rock, Finbar decided it was time to guaranteed to raise the roof. pursue his solo career and Musically stunning, they never concentrate particularly on his fail to impress audience after own song writing, singing and audience with their show. playing the instruments for Mundell Music, Back Stage, The which he is loved- the uileann Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. pipes, 5 string banjo and the low 8.00pm doors and show starts at whistle. Finbar's reputation as a 9.00pm. Tickets £14. Booking / solo artist has increased with Ticket Information every performance. Backstage at www.mundellmusic.com the Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. 8.00pm doors and show 19 SEPTEMBER starts at 9.00pm. Tickets £20. KAN: Kan is one member of Booking / Ticket Information Lau, one member of Flook and www.mundellmusic.com two members of more bands than even they can remember 13 SEPTEMBER together making a union of four of the finest players on the BLUES HEROES: BLUES current trad scene. On stage, HEROES with Fraser Speirs, Kan perform in an arc with no Allan Jones and Richard O’Donnell: This promises to be lead musician The drums are as important to the melodic content a very special show, with three as the fiddle.But the most of Scotland’s top acoustic performers celebrating the music exciting thing about Kan is theres never been a band like of their blues heroes. FRASER SPEIRS is Scotland’s top session them before. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £13/£11. harmonica player. He has Time 8pm. appeared over the years with performers as diverse as Alexis 21 SEPTEMBER Korner, Muddy Waters, Homesick James, Champion Jack FIFESTOCK ACOUSTIC / Dupree, Marion Montgomery, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, John BRUCE & JAMIE WATSON: Fifestock Strictly Acoustic is a Herald, Tam White and two day Acoustic Wonder! contemporary artists such as Approx 15 Artists to play each Paulo Nutini, Carol Laula, Rab night with an assortment of Noakes, John Wright, Hans styles and genres. This is to Theesink, Eddi Reader, James Grant and Carol Kidd. Tonight’s become an annual event so be the first to experience this show promises to be a ‘mini blues festival’ with a wide range celebration of acoustic music!

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CHRISTINE COLLISTER DAVE KELLY & PETER FILLEUL: Close friends Christine, Dave and Peter have done 3 great Mundell Music, Back Stage, The tours together when touring with Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross. The Travelling Gentlemen, 7.00pm doors and show starts at fronted by Collister & Kelly, with 8.00pm. Tickets £15. Booking / Peter as the 3rd harmony vocal. Ticket Information They will perform a host of their www.mundellmusic.com favourite songs - crossing every music genre; soul, blues, LANDOLFI STRING TRIO country and maybe a little WITH NOREEN LEIGHTON: folkabilly too. An evening Shades of Autumn (afternoon packed with musicality, talent, recital). Stirling based Landolfi emotion. … and surely a little string trio, Carolyn Sparey humour also. Mundell Music, violin, Maggie Miller - viola, Aline Back Stage, The Green Hotel, 2 Gow - cello, will be joined by Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £18. actress Noreen Leighton, to 8.00pm doors and show starts at bring to the Tolbooth an 9.00pm. Booking / Ticket afternoon of music and poetry Information inspired by fireworks, bonfires, www.mundellmusic.com and all things autumnal. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. 28 SEPTEMBER Tickets £8. Time 2.30pm RUBY TURNER: Blessed with a 25 SEPTEMBER voice to die for, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a MICK RALPHS BLUES BAND: song, whether it is a passionate The Mick Ralphs Blues Band is a soaring ballad or a funky upband formed in the heat of a tempo groove. A star vocalist in blues jam. We all had our Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues heritages – you can see it in the Orchestra, Rubys star is burning touches of grey – but we hardly brighter than ever. Tolbooth, Jail knew each other. It just seemed Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £20. to work. Sam always brings that Time 8pm soul, funk and reggae consciousness to everything; Jim 2 OCTOBER is a Deadhead, a dust bowl hero EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After and an Americanian several years of busking on the (Americano?) – ok, he likes streets of Glasgow, Emma American music. Son is a stumbled across a queue bluesman, Dick plays both auditioning people for 'Must Be Country and Western and The Music' (Sky's 'real' version anything else in between. So of the X Factor). She joined the here we are, mixing things up queue and went on to win the and pouring them out to see competition. She subsequently how they feel. It’ll be bluesy, funky, soulful and groovy. Most secured a record deal with Universal Music and scored to 2 of all it will be fun. Come and Top 10 Singles and a Top 15 join in with The Mick Ralphs Blues Band. Mundell Music, Back album. The Green Hotel, 2 Muirs Stage, The Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire. Doors 8pm, Kinross. 8.00pm doors and show Gig starts 9pm. Tickets £10 starts at 9.00pm. Tickets £22. 26 OCTOBER Booking / Ticket Information www.mundellmusic.com EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After several years of busking on the several years of busking on the streets of Glasgow, Emma stumbled across a queue streets of Glasgow, Emma auditioning people for 'Must Be stumbled across a queue The Music' (Sky's 'real' version auditioning people for 'Must Be of the X Factor). She joined the The Music' (Sky's 'real' version of the X Factor). She joined the queue and went on to win the competition. She subsequently queue and went on to win the secured a record deal with competition. She subsequently Universal Music and scored to 2 secured a record deal with Universal Music and scored to 2 Top 10 Singles and a Top 15

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8 NOVEMBER RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE: Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire are set to make their mark this year with the release of their long awaited eponymous album. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £10 / £8. 23 NOVEMBER SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. The Fortunes stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together. 23rd Caird Hall, Critchen Street, Dundee.

blends a dark wit with serious social and political satire based THE MIRROR TRAP / on a diverse range of subjects SUPPORT: Dundee based The including cocaine, Tesco, Mirror Trap have been lucky London, gun crime, myspace, enough to share the stage with global warming and the Lake Placebo, The View, Idlewild, District. He is a friend of Frank Glasvegas and many more as Turner, and is mentioned in I well as having apperances at T Knew Prufock Before He Got in The Park under their belt. It's Famous, Live Fast Die Old and easy to see why when you catch To Absent Friends. The Tunnels, this band live. . The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen. 14 Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen. 14 plus event. Tickets from Cafe plus event. Admission £4 On The Drummond Aberdeen. Door. www.agpaberdeen.bigcartel.com www.seetickets.com and on the 12 SEPTEMBER door. BLOOD RELATIVES / REDFOOT THE FENCE’: Anyone with any sense loved Kitty The Lion, now fresh with a new name and new direction, we welcome their new guise - Blood Relatives to Aberdeen for the first time. Having played music together for a number of years, the band release their debut album in the Autumn of 2013. The music blends a uniquely Scottish sense of humour with a sunny sound, because they like to be upbeat to detract from the dreary weather of their hometown. Lyrical depth is a defining feature of the music: the songs are word-play entwined with catchy pop hooks so that it stays in your head long after you've left the show. The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen. 14 plus event. Tickets from Cafe Drummond Aberdeen, www.agpaberdeen.bigcartel.com www.seetickets.com and on the door. 23 SEPTEMBER

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RM HUBBERT / CRAIG B (UNWINDING HOURS): It didn't need his recent Scottish Album Of The Year award to tell 26 SEPTEMBER us that RM Hubbert is an amazing talent, but the recent THIS SILENT FOREST / MISS accolade has introduced many LUCID / CASINO CIRCUS / more to this talented solo artist. SEANCONNERY: This Silent As support acts go, you can't Forest are about to release their wish for any better than Craig B much anticipated debut album. of Unwinding Hours. Another The band are currently releasing perfect show! . The Tunnels, preview clips from that release Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen. 14 on their facebook page. Go and plus event. check them out, we guarantee Tickets from you'll love the band and want to www.wegottickets.com come to this! The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen. 14 3 OCTOBER plus event. Tickets from Cafe Drummond EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After Aberdeen, www.agpaberdeen.bigcartel.com several years of busking on the www.seetickets.com and on the streets of Glasgow, Emma stumbled across a queue door. auditioning people for 'Must Be The Music' (Sky's 'real' version 27 SEPTEMBER of the X Factor). She joined the queue and went on to win the RANDOLPH'S LEAP / competition. She subsequently STANLEY / THE YOUTH & YOUNG: Line ups like this don't secured a record deal with come along too often. Described Universal Music and scored to 2 Top 10 Singles and a Top 15 as "kings and queens of indie album. The Lemon Tree, 5 W pop in Scotland" by Vic Galloway, Randolph's Leap bring North St Aberdeen. Doors 8pm. Tickets £10.plus bf. you perfect pop music which twists the folk genre to its limits. Aberdeens Stanley are back with a new look line up but all of the talent and tunes that have seen them rightfully rise to the forefront of the scene in the city and completing the bill are Edinburgh based The Youth &

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SHOWADDYWADDY; Yes – it’s really them! The amazing 70s & 80s teddy boy, RODDY HART & THE LONESOME rock ‘n’ roll super group, who spent 209 FIRE: Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire weeks in the UK singles chart with their are set to make their mark this year with 23 UK hits. Registering 10 top ten singles the release of their long awaited to their name, including ‘Three Steps To eponymous album. The Lemon Tree, 5 W Heaven’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Under The Moon Of North St Aberdeen. Doors 19:30pm. Love’, ‘I Wonder Why’…. the list goes on Tickets Adults, Teens £8.80 including and on! After 40 incredible years, rock ‘n’ booking fee. roll music is alive and kicking in the hands of the legendary Showaddywaddy! 22 NOVEMBER Macdonald’s Resort, Aviemore, SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. The Fortunes stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together. Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen. 23 NOVEMBER CLASSIC CLAPTON; Classic Clapton, the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall. Classic Clapton comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/ guitar), Paul Warren (keyboards/ backing vocals), Danny Davison (drums) and Dave Robson (bass guitar /backing vocals). Dave is a former member of chart band Geordie. In fact he was with them at the time Brian Johnson left to join AC/DC. Fans are advised to book early. Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre, King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA. 7.30pm Tkts £15 concs £12.50 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com/events/classic-clapton

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25 AUGUST THE OUTSIDE TRACK: At Bogbain, Inverness. Featuring Fiona Black accordion; Ailie Robertson - harp; Mairi Rankin - fiddle/stepdance/vocals; Cillian O'Dalaigh - guitar/stepdance/vocals and Aoife Scott - vocals/whistle/bodhran. Doors open at 7.30pm. £6.00. Northern Roots Events, Bogbain of Inshes, Inverness. IV2 5BD www.bogbainfarm.com

28 AUGUST DOUG PAISLEY: We close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. These shows will all be ticketed, at as low a cost as we can manage. Our goal is to be able to bring as high quality of guest to Aviemore as possible, which makes ticketing essential. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended.The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets £4. Booking recommended. 30 AUGUST THE BANANA SESSIONS VS ROSS COUPER AND TOM OAKES, The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 10pm. Tickets: FREE, in the bar/ lounge 5 SEPTEMBER DAVE SHARPE: We close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. These shows will all be ticketed, at as low a cost as we can manage. Our goal is to be able to bring as high quality of guest to Aviemore as possible, which makes ticketing essential. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended. The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets £4, all seated, in the conservatory. Booking recommended. 13 SEPTEMBER NEVADA BASE, 7 DJ JO PAFKI: The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets FREE, in the bar/lounge 18 SEPTEMBER IVAN DREVER: we close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. These shows will all be ticketed, at as low a cost as we can manage. Our goal is to be able to bring as high quality of guest to Aviemore as possible, which makes ticketing essential. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which

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DO YOU HAVE A NEW RELEASE? If you’d like your new release to be included in the MUSIC NEWS Scotland ‘New Release’ section and be in with a chance of being picked for the monthly MNS Top 4 spot then send your cd to: New Releases, MUSIC NEWS Scotland Romar House, Birgham, Berwickshire. TD12 4NF booking is strongly recommended. The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets: £5, all seated, in the conservatory. Booking recommended. 20 SEPTEMBER LATE NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS – TRIBES: The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 10pm. Tickets FREE, in the bar/lounge 25 SEPTEMBER MARK MORRISS (The Bluetones); The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets £5. 28 SEPTEMBER BLUE ROSE CODE: we close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. These shows will all be ticketed, at as low a cost as we can manage. Our goal is to be able to bring as high quality of guest to Aviemore as possible, which makes ticketing essential. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended. The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 9.30pm. Tickets £4, all seated. Booking recommended. 29 SEPTEMBER

quality of guest to Aviemore as possible, which makes ticketing essential. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended.The Old Bridge Inn, 23 Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore. Time 8.30pm. Tickets £5.

The Fortunes stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together. Eden Court Theatre, Bishop’s Road, Inverness. 22 NOVEMBER

30 SEPTEMBER EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After several years of busking on the streets of Glasgow, Emma stumbled across a queue auditioning people for 'Must Be The Music' (Sky's 'real' version of the X Factor). She joined the queue and went on to win the competition. She subsequently secured a record deal with Universal Music and scored to 2 Top 10 Singles and a Top 15 album. Ironworks, 122B Academy St, Inverness. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £8 9 NOVEMBER RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE: Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire are set to make their mark this year with the release of their long awaited eponymous album. Ironworks, 122b Academy Street, Inverness. Doors 7pm. Tickets £8. 21 NOVEMBER

SIXTIES GOLD 50th EMMA’S IMAGINATION; After ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For several years of busking on the lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never streets of Glasgow, Emma to be repeated, line-up. Don’t stumbled across a queue miss your chance to celebrate auditioning people for 'Must Be the 50th anniversary of when it The Music' (Sky's 'real' version of the X Factor). She joined the all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band queue and went on to win the Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also competition. She subsequently from Liverpool and tipped to be secured a record deal with Universal Music and scored to 2 as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went Top 10 Singles and a Top 15 album. we close the curtains and to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks dim the lights, for a series of in the charts. Controversial, intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. These shows will ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the all be ticketed, at as low a cost as we can manage. Our goal is nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and to be able to bring as high spent 91 weeks in the charts.

CLASSIC CLAPTON; Classic Clapton, the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall. Classic Clapton comprises 4 excellent musicians:- Mike Hall (lead vocals/guitar), Paul Warren (keyboards/ backing vocals), Danny Davison (drums) and Dave Robson (bass guitar / backing vocals). Dave is a former member of chart band Geordie. In fact he was with them at the time Brian Johnson left to join AC/DC. Fans are advised to book early. Ironworks, Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LX. 8pm Tkts £12.50 adv., £15 door www.ironworksvenue.com www.classic-clapton.com

MacQueen’s Butchers and Port Bannatyne Post Office. Doors open 7pm, music 7.30pm. Bring Your Own Drink. 6 SEPTEMBER THE BLAS FESTIVAL: Traditional Scottish Music & Song. Blas Festival presents Kathleen MacInnes, Christine Primrose, Fèis an Earraich and Meg Bateman Aros (Isle of Skye) Ltd, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye. Time 7.30pm. £14 adult, £12 senior citizen. £5 children and school pupils, £34 family (2+2) Box Office 01478 613750 7 SEPTEMBER

INNOVATION - AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA; The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra is a collection of dedicated young people who come together to keep alive the traditional music of Scotland. Their music has entertained all over the world having performed in numerous locations, from rural community centres on the Isle of Skye to the Sydney Opera House, and from retirement homes in Oslo to the lawn of the White House. ‘Innovation’ is a new and exciting fiddle group directed by Alistair McCulloch and made up from top senior and former players of the Ayrshire Fiddle Send us all your gig dates Orchestra. Specialising in for all of the islands. contemporary arrangements of Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Celtic music from around the world, the group has in its 28 AUGUST repertoire music from North America, Spain, Finland, Ireland KATY MOFFATT; The most and Scotland. Traditional memorable American roots Scottish Music & Song. Aros (Isle music, be it western, country, of Skye) Ltd, Viewfield Road, folk, rock or blues, is always Portree, Isle of Skye. Time informed by a simple fact of life; 7.30pm. Tickets £12 / £8 for you live and you learn. Born in students. Box Office 01478 Fort Worth, Katy Moffatt sings 613750 her songs with the voice of hard won authority having travelled 12 SEPTEMBER many a road since her debut album in 1976. Katy delivers a THE BLAS FESTIVAL presents show with honesty, power and a ‘Cruinn’, Seumas Begley and purity of sound. She sings her Jim Murray and Fèis an own songs plus a repertoire Earraich. Traditional Scottish drawn from other notable singer/ Music & Song: £14 adult, £12 songwriters. St Pauls Church senior citizen. £5 children and Hall, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute, school pupils, £34 family (2+2). Tickets £10 from Musicker,

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evocative set. Other parts of the set will feature a selection of Floyd tracks from albums such TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES. as Meddle, Wish You Were Here, Guest bands and musicians The Wall and The Division Bell. always welcome. All gear Along with an improved light supplied. All types of music show, the band take great pride catered for. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 in performing all the Floyd The Cross, Prestwick. 9.15pm. numbers with accuracy and Free admission. For further detail thanks to a talented line information contact Bill 07967 up including up to three different 503027. lead/backing vocalists and guitarists performing with great 6 SEPTEMBER passion. MacFloyd will take you on a journey which promises to GUNS OR ROSES (Guns N' transport you back to those Roses Tribute From spectacular times if only for a Manchester). Eagle Tavern, 3-5 night. Main Theatre, Gaiety The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr. Free admission. Free Admission Tickets £16.50/£15.50(conc). Online bookings are subject to a SLUTCAKE, The Tower Hotel, £2 booking fee per transaction. 23 Beach Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Time 7,30pm. Time 9pm. Free admission. 12 SEPTEMBER 7 SEPTEMBER TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES. Guest bands and musicians BACK IN THE RED, Eagle always welcome. All gear Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, supplied. All types of music Prestwick. 9.00pm. Free catered for. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 admission. The Cross, Prestwick. 9.15pm. Free admission. For further REVAMP, The Alton Inn, 57 Byres Rd, Kilwinning. Time 9pm. information contact Bill 07967 503027. Free admission. 5 SEPTEMBER

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CLASSIC CLAPTON; Classic Clapton, the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making their first ever appearance in Ayr although they have played numerous sold-out concerts in nearby Irvine. The band will perform all of EC's classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally and of course Layla! There will even be an “UNPLUGGED”

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Guest bands and musicians always welcome. All gear supplied. All types of music catered for. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.15pm. Free admission. For further information contact Bill 07967 503027.

ALL OR NOTHING (60's tribute): The Tower Hotel, 23 Beach Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Time 9pm. Free admission.

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14 SEPTEMBER WILDCARD, Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. Free admission. ISIS, The Alton Inn, 57 Byres Rd, Kilwinning. Time 9pm. Free admission. 19 SEPTEMBER TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES. Guest bands and musicians always welcome. All gear supplied. All types of music catered for. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.15pm. Free admission. For further information contact Bill 07967 503027. 20 SEPTEMBER REPUBLIC OF SOUL, Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. Free admission. SOUTHBOUND (The re-union tour): The Tower Hotel, 23 Beach Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Time 9pm. Free admission.

27 SEPTEMBER THE HELMS, The Tower Hotel, 23 Beach Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Time 9pm. Free admission. 28 SEPTEMBER THE RESONATORS, Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. Free admission.

18 OCTOBER SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. On stage together. 18TH DG1 Hoods Loaning, Dumfries.

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21 SEPTEMBER UNDER WRAPS, Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. Free admission.

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pm. Price: £12 (£6 if ST. RONAN’S SILVER BAND accompanying a child under 12). presents the second School students free. Innerleithen Youth Band Contest. Around ten bands from DAVID FRANCEY:The the Borders and beyond have straightforward songs of David entered and will play short, Francey tell honest stories of real entertaining programmes. Come people and real places. Poetic & hear some great young perception and a keen eye for musical talent! Part of the the heart of the matter are Borders Festival of Brass 2013. trademarks of the man and his St Ronan's School, Innerleithen. music. His songs and stories are Time: 10am Phone: 01896 a direct connection for audiences 831721. Price: £2.50 (£1.50 seeking depth and meaning in children). the day-to-day. The Gordon Arms Hotel, Yarrow Category. THE BOYDS: Classic songs Time 8:00 pm. Price: £9. Unplugged. Two voices, one guitar, classic songs from the 30 AUGUST 50's,60's,70's,80's Village Hall, Teviothead, Time 7:30pm. Price: TAMMY MILLER @ Fisherman’s £7. Bar available Arms, Birgham Berwickshire, tickets TD12 4NF. Free, 9pm. Tammy is www.borderevents.com/boxoffice or a young self taught singer/ 01750 725480 songwriter with over 40,000 YouTube views who recently 9 SEPTEMBER caused a stir at the MV Festival in Aviemore. She is definitely MACFLOYD - Scotland’s Tribute going places and this is a great To Pink Floyd. Fans are in for a opportunity to hear her in a spectacular display of 70s small intimate venue. psychedelia, lasers and special www.facebook.com/TammyMillerOfficial effects. Main Theatre, Gaiety www.facebook.com/fishermansarmsbirgham Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr. Tickets £16.50/£15.50(conc). 7 SEPTEMBER Online bookings are subject to a £2 booking fee per transaction. FOLK ROCKIN 4 FLODDEN; Time 7,30pm. Norham Flodden 500 committee presents ‘Folk Rockin for 14 SEPTEMBER Flodden’. The line up: Scotland's top folk and Rock Band GALASHIELS CLEF CLUB: An SCOCHA, From Lindisfarne evening of classical music and DAVE HULL-DENHOLM & song presented by local CHARLIE HARCOURT present musicians in a mutual friendly The Alan Hull Songbook. From environment. If you would like to Lindisfarne STEVE DAGGETT, perform a short piece, why not THE AGITATOR – Derek come along and see what we do? Meins, SMALL HALL BAND, All levels of experience will be NORTHUMBRIAN PIPERS.Time made very welcome. Piano 6.30pm – 11pm in the field at supplied. The Clef Club meets Norham Castle. All tickets are approximately monthly with 8 standing and price will be £20 meetings each year. Ideal for per head for a full evenings musicians of any age or level entertainment. Food and drink who want to meet fellow players on sale. No drink, barbeques, and form instrumental or choral gazebos, tents etc to be brought groups, or for students or their into the event. Tickets available teachers who need experience of soon from performing an exam piece to a www.borderevents.com and also small and friendly audience. The Maltings, Berwick.For more Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels. information, please contact Time 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Phone: Sheila Johnson on 01896 752375 Price: £12 per sheila.johnson@hotmail.co.uk year for adult playing members www.flodden1513.com/index.php/site/event/474/ or come and try for free.

CHRISTINA LAWRIE: This outstanding Scottish pianist JESTER'S FURY, The Alton Inn, returns as part of Peebles Arts Festival in a programme of 57 Byres Rd, Kilwinning. Time Fantasias and Bagatelles by 9pm. Free admission. Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninov www.stboswellslive.com and Ronald Stevenson, ending 26 SEPTEMBER weblink: www.stboswellslive.com with Schubert's epic Wanderer blog: http://stboswellslive.wordpress.com/ Fantasy. Eastgate Theatre & TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES. Arts Centre, Peebles. Time: 7:30

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features internationally acclaimed artists from Scotland and beyond. www.kirriefestival.org This year will be our sixth Festival and like last year our 2013 extravaTrad on the Tyne ganza will run for a full five days. Portpatrick Folk Haddington, East Lothian Yes, FIVE days! Proceedings kick off Festival August 30 - September 1 on Wednesday 11th September and Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloconclude, just in time for the ferry, A festival of music and plenty way on the evening of Sunday 15th Sepmore - great concerts (including September 6-8 tember. And setting the scene for Steele the Show, the outstanding our celebrations will be our opening tribute to one of Scotland’s greatest 3 day folk festival held each SepWednesday evening concert, when singers and songwriters), cometember that celebrates folk music in the artists playing for us will be and-try sessions, workshops by a beautiful harbour village near none other than the TANNAHILL Gary West (smallpipes), Wendy Stranraer in south west Scotland. WEAVERS. Yes, the boys are popStewart (harp) and Siobhan Miller Of course the usual livey open pub ping in just before they embark on (singing), Open Stage, late-night sessions that make the festival so their annual tour of the states. sessions, storytelling, a hog roast, unique, with their eclectic mix of loface painting, pony rides and cal and visiting talent, will undoubt- www.colonsay.org.uk/Events/Ceol-Cholasa more… Trad on the Tyne, organised edly be in full swing once again this by Haddington Pipe Band in associa- year. Shetland Blues Festival tion with the Waterloo Bistro, reShetland turns for its second year to promote www.portpatrickfolkfestival.org September 13-15 the enjoyment of – and participation in – music in the lovely setting Live @ Troon The UK's most northerly blues festiof Haddington’s East Haugh by the Ayrshire val brings the crème da la crème of river Tyne. We very much hope that September 6-8 British Blues to Shetland, with gigs you can join us and that you enjoy running all over the isles and acousthis celebration of music tic and electric blues, this is becomHAPPY birthday to us. We’re four

music festival is mainly a free festival. However, there is a small admission fee but only for the main event on Saturday Night. No tickets are needed, just show up and pay at the door. There is a collection to cover costs, please give generously!

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Another spectacular weekend of blues awaits us in late summer. A medley of solo artists, bands and jams hosted by the port town of Stromness spread across several local venues.

this year. We’ve come through the Terrible Twos and the Temperamental Threes and now we are planning Summer Isles Festival a huge party to celebrate the FanAchiltibuie, near Ullapool tastic Fours! We’re calling it August 31 Live@Troon 2013. Clever, eh? We’ve come a very long way in a “Celebrating our community, our fairly short time and have became enthusiasm and our cultural idenan established event on the Scottish tity, through top quality music, music festival calendar. Besides food, arts and crafts.`’Artists consome world class music acts, we firmed so far: Shooglenifty, The have workshops, children’s enterPoozies, Donald MacDonald and the tainment, sideshows, comedy, film Islands, James Graham, Mairearad and, for the first time, a range of and Anna Ceilidh Band craft stalls, bringing a real festival feel to Live@Troon. www.summerislesfestival.com www.liveattroon.com

Edinburgh Mela

Leith August 31 - September 1 The Mela will be back once again this year with our best show yet. We’re looking forward to announcing an even more diverse, dazzling line up than last year’s, in June 2013. 2012 was our biggest festival to date, with increased audience and performer numbers, a special free pyrotechnic show, and a whole extra stage - we’re currently working hard on plans to make 2013 even better. www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk

SEPTEMBER Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song Kirriemuir September 6-8

Blas Festival Highlands September 6-14 Blas Festival is rapidly establishing itself as the Highlands' premier Gaelic and traditional music festival. Blas takes place in venues across the Highlands and includes an eclectic line-up of local, national and international artistes www.blas-festival.com

Linlithgow Folk Festival Linlithgow September 11-15 The 15th Linlithgow Folk Festival promises to be the best yet! With concert, family ceilidh, workshops, canal cruises, children’s events. www.linlithgowfolk.com/index.php/festival-2013

Festival of Scottish traditional music and song including competitions, ceilidhs and concerts. Kirrie Festival is a real labour of love for all concerned, and it is your support and the support of the audiences which

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ing one of the best festival weekends in the Northern Isles www.shetlandblues.info

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

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The Lammermuir Festival East Lothian September 20-23 If you love music, and exploring new places, then the Lammermuir Festival is perfect for you. Wonderful musicians perform great music in striking and sometimes unexpected locations across the beautiful Scottish county of East Lothian. www.lammermuirfestival.co.uk

Orkney Blues Weekend Orkney September 20-22

Islay September 13-15

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The Islay Jazz Festival is an extraordinary and totally unique event which presents the best jazz you can hear in Scotland in the most unusual, atmospheric and inspirational venues

Ullapool September 20-21

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Best of the West Festival Inveraray September 14-15 Best of the West Festival an 'end of season' showcase held annually in the grounds of Inveraray Castle in Argyll. This family weekend includes two days of music and song with performances in both English and Gaelic. The festival has a strong focus on local young talent as well as the best of the established performers. As well as a great line-up of music, food and drink it's also important to us to provide a wide range of activities for all ages. www.bowfest.co.uk

Tarbert Music Festival Tarbert September 20-22

Annual free music festival in the beautiful fishing village of Tarbert Colonsay Folk Festival Loch Fyne, Argyll. Every kind of September 11-15 music from Rock to Pipe Bands, Ceòl Cholasa is held the third week- Reggae to Jazz to Folk. Thanks to very generous sponsors, Tarbert end of September each year and

Loopallu

On paper they said it wouldn’t work, a festival in late September in a remote village on the West Coast of Scotland 60 miles from the nearest town, but Loopallu seven years later has had the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mumford & Sons and Franz Ferdinand grace their little stage. This is a small intimate festival with a lineup of well known festival favourites and Scottish acts. www.loopallu.co.uk

Isle of Jura Music Festival Jura September 27-29 Now in its 20th year, The Isle of Jura Musical Festival is a wellestablished favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene. You can pre-purchase your tickets online now. http://juramusicfestival.com/

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