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The Jazz House: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen Duffy presents new feature Gold Standard, plus RAY ANTHONY is his Pocket Legend. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Glasgow area mid west coast

Port: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. Compilation of some of the best bits of the music series. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Iain Anderson: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. End the day in the company of the songwriting masters of country, folk, blues and soul. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Seirm: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Mary Ann Kennedy presents music from the 2015 Celtic Connections festival. www.bbcalba.co.uk SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY Take the Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary Innes presents a session from SCOTT BAND and his Scottish dance band. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Na Trads: 7.20pm on BBC ALBA. NORRIE MacIVER performs 'A Ribhinn Og' from Glasgow's Arches. www.bbcalba.co.uk Pipeline: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary West presents piping news and music. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Billy Sloan: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Billy presents rock and pop music including tracks written by MARTIN METCALFE. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY Sunday Morning with ..... : 10am on BBC Radio Scotland. Music and conversation. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Perthshire Amber: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring Take the Floor: 5pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary KAREN MATHIESON who duets with DOUGIE Innes presents a session from SCOTT BAND and his MACLEAN. Scottish dance band. www.bbcalba.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Aberdeen + North East

The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays songs that say how listeners feel about their parents. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy Hart presents contemporary folk music from ALASDIAR ROBERTS and SIOBHAN MILLER. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Ayrshire Dumfriesshire South West

Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic has a BBC Introducing session from EDWIN ORGAN. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Fonn mo Bheatha: 11.25pm on BBC ALBA. Music and chat with Cathy Ann MacPhee. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Perthshire Amber: 6.15pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring TUNEBOOK with MAIREARAD GREEN and ROSS AINSLIE. www.bbcalba.co.uk Travelling Folk: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bruce MacGregor presents a special programme of live music from BASCO and TALISK. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Classics Unwrapped: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen Broad presents the best in classical music. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Billy Sloan: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Billy plays a Great Collaboration track featuring LULU and JOE COCKER. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY

The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Fringe Fling: ABC meets BBC at the Adelaide Fringe with Sonya Feldhoff and Janice Forsyth. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Another Country with Ricky Ross: 8pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky has a session and interview with Grammy Award winning artist STURGILL SIMPSON. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays essential music chosen by listeners. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Na Trads: 9.25pm on BBC ALBA. MANRAN perform 'Glaodh an Iar'. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Vic Galloway: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. KATE TEMPEST reveals the tracks she returns to time and again. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

The Music Match: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Journalist and weather presenter Kawser Quamer introduces her choice of music and chat.

Port: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. Compilation of some of the best bits of the music series.

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page 3: music on scotland's tv & radio this week :: scots in london www.bbcalba.co.uk Roddy Hart: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy shines a spotlight on great contemporary and classic songwriting. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Fringe Fling: ABC meets BBC at the Adelaide Fringe with Sonya Feldhoff and Janice Forsyth. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays essential music chosen by listeners. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Another Country with Ricky Ross: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky has a session and interview with Catalan singer-songwriter JOANA SERRAT. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Iain Anderson: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. End the day in the company of the songwriting masters of country, folk, blues and soul. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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MEURSAULT: At The Lexington, London. Named after the protagonist of Camus' novel Na Trads: 7.20pm on BBC ALBA. NORRIE L'Etranger, Meursault is a creative offspring of MacIVER performs 'A Ribhinn Og' from Edinburgh's champion of “epic lo-fi” Neil Glasgow's Arches. Pennycook. “It isn't really a band, more a solo www.bbcalba.co.uk project with a revolving cast of friends/ musicians,” says Pennycook. New album 'I Will ------------------------------------------------ Kill Again' (out on 27 February) was recorded at

Song, By Toad's studio/live space The Happiness Hotel in Leith, with the help of musician friends Liam Chapman, Faith Eliott, Alex Livingstone and Reuben Taylor, and produced by Neil Pennycook and mastered by Reuben Taylor. Current live Meursault band includes Sam Mallalieu, Fraser Hughes, Robyn Dawson and Reuben Taylor. www.iammeursault.com 7 APRIL ADRIANA SPINA: At The Sound Lounge, Watermill Way, London. Adriana's songs are honest and sparkling, and her live performances not quickly forgotten - raw and heartfelt in equal measure. Having released her debut album in 2011, she has performed prolifically, sharing the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Paolo Nutini, Eddi Reader, Midge Ure, and Dar Williams. www.facebook.com/adrianaspinamusic 29 APRIL EDDI READER + special guest ADAM HOLMES: At Union Chapel, London. EDDI READER famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the songwriting influences of artists such as John Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and

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www.facebook.com/UndergroundLiveEdinburgh 17 FEBRUARY Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. INA FORSMAN with ROBBIE HILL: At The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. February sees the Scottish debut of Finnish breakthrough artist of 2016, Ina Forsman, featuring Scotland’s very own Robbie Hill on guitar. Ina Forsman is everything that great music should be: real, raw, written from the heart and shot from the hip. Likewise, Ina herself is everything that great frontwomen are meant to be: enigmatic, honest, passionate and dangerous. Edinburgh Blues Club is a Community Interest Company created to harness popular support for high quality blues music events and related masterclasses. www.facebook.com/bluesclubedinburgh

TIM KLIPHUIS SEXTET: At Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Based between Scotland, Ireland and Send us all your gig dates for the Netherlands, the trio consists of virtuosi; Edinburgh and Lothians area. DAVE ARCARI: At Blue’s Kitchen, Camden, violinist Tim Kliphuis, guitarist Nigel Clark and London. Slide guitarist & songwriter Dave double-bassist Roy Percy. Combining a masterful Email them to Carol Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com command of both instruments and repertoire, country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war with genre-mashing interpretations of folk, jazz Delta blues and have been showcased via nine and classical music, the trio have created a 12 FEBRUARY internationally acclaimed solo CD releases. genuinely unique style with popular appeal, that Arcari’s latest release – the Hellbound Train EP – INDIGO VELVET: At Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh. has delighted music fans and critics across the entered the iTunes blues charts at number globe. For their Glasgow / Edinburgh dates Indigo Velvet are a young, Tropical-pop band seven in June 2016 and a follow up album, (16,17 Feb), at Cottiers / Queen's Hall from Edinburgh. They’ve had a breakthrough provisionally titled Givers & Takers, is scheduled year; dubbed ’one’s to watch’ by Scotland On respectively, they're playing as a Sextet, inviting for release in early 2017. Sunday, Clash Magazine, The Sun and Tenement some of their favourite musicians along www.davearcari.com including, Greg Lawson, well-known for his TV. Airplay on BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and a live session on The Janice recent symphonic tribute to Martin Bennet on‘Grit’, he is also a member of the BBC Scottish Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. Symphony Orchestra, Seonaid Aitken, performs http://weareindigovelvet.co.uk/ with Scottish Opera and Treacherous Orchestra, and Su-a Lee, a founder member of Mr McFalls 16 FEBRUARY Chamber she is also asst. cello leader at Scottish Chamber Orchestra. LBA presents DROWNED TEN with support www.timkliphuis.com from SAPIEN: At La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Reaching our Scottish expat Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So are you 18 FEBRUARY ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come on readership in America down to La Belle Angèle — we promise you a great time full of live entertainment, great tunes DF Concerts presents ….. JULIAN COPE: At Send us all your USA and a very well stocked bar. 7pm - £5. All ticket La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Close, off Guthrie gig and tour details Street, Edinburgh. So are you ready for a night links for all shows @ you’ll never forget? Come on down to La Belle www.la-belleangele.com Email them to Carol Angèle — we promise you a great time full of carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com live entertainment, great tunes and a very well Underground Live presents ….. THE stocked bar. 7pm - £26.25. All ticket links for all CLIFTONS / THE MOTION POETS / JOHN shows @ EDGE: At Teviot Underground every Thursday, www.la-belleangele.com hosted by Edinburgh University Student's 8 AUGUST

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page 7: edinburgh + mid - east - west lothian VANCOUVER and WYLDE: At La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So are you ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come on down to La Belle Angèle — we promise you a great time full of live entertainment, great tunes and a very well stocked bar. 7pm - £5. All ticket links for all shows @ www.la-belleangele.com

music – also known as ‘sham step’. On top of beats that have been bumping in the Arab World for centuries they hype it up with analog synthesisers, hypnotic guitar lines, and shattering verses from the four singers. All monies go to the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh festival 25 to 28 May Tickets @ www.knockengorroch.org.uk

commissioned by the SNJO, as they weave their unique spell around the timeless songs of HENRY MANCINI and JOHNNY MANDEL with Moon River, Pink Panther, Shadow Of Your Smile and more. Also in Dundee (24th) and Glasgow (26th) Edinburgh tickets @ www.thequeenshall.net www.snjo.co.uk

SIOBHAN MILLER: At The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of Underground Live presents ….. RACHEL the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as ALICE JOHNSON (EP Launch with full band) one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. + DMS + SUPPORT: At Teviot Underground Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and from every Thursday, hosted by Edinburgh University a musical household her new album ‘Strata’ (due Student's Association. 9pm until 12:15am. Free out February 2017) sees her looking back to the entry shows to see some of the best, new and songs she grew up around and that influenced exciting bands from the East Coast of Scotland. her musical life. Refreshing these songs and Scottish-New Zealander and Edinburgh College recording them for the first time, she is joined of Art Graduate RACHEL ALICE JOHNSON by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including returns with her debut EP ‘2AM’ after a another Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and successful season of performances at the Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since being selected traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw, for Creative Scotland’s ‘Verden Studios Demo Celtic Connections Artistic Director Project 15’, Rachel Alice Johnson has been www.siobhanmiller.com steadily winning over critics with her contagiously catchy melodies, with her debut EP LBA presents ….. OI POLLOI with support transitioning in to sultry rock and roll and from MANTILLA: At La Belle Angèle, 11 electro-pop, inspired by Lana Del Rey, Royal Hastie's Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So Blood, Chelsea Wolfe and Wolf Alice. are you ready for a night you’ll never forget? www.facebook.com/RachelAliceJohnsonArts Come on down to La Belle Angèle — we promise www.facebook.com/UndergroundLiveEdinburgh you a great time full of live entertainment, great tunes and a very well stocked bar. 7pm - £5. All LBA presents ….. START STATIC with ticket links for all shows @ support from COLOUR TRAP and PARALLEL www.la-belleangele.com LIGHTS: At La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So are you ready 25 FEBRUARY for a night you’ll never forget? Come on down to La Belle Angèle — we promise you a great time NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At The Bluebird Café, full of live entertainment, great tunes and a very Edinburgh. 8pm. Norrie McCulloch’s on tour well stocked bar. 7pm - £5. All ticket links for all supporting his third full-length album, 'Bare shows @ Along The Branches', in as many years www.la-belleangele.com effortlessly merges folk, country, americana and indie genres. Recorded live to analogue tape 24 FEBRUARY with regular collaborators: Dave McGowan (Teenage Fanclub), Stuart Kidd and Marco Rea Knockengorroch presents ….. 47SOUL, (The Wellgreen), Iain Thompson (Bella Hardy AWRY, SAMEDIA SHEBEEN SOUNDSYSTEM, band) and Iain Sloan (Wynntown Marshals) this BEASTIE DRUMMERS and more: At Studio 24 is his most accomplished collection of songs to Calton Road, Edinburgh. The night kicks off at date. 10pm, £9 earlybird price throughout Jan, £10 in www.norriemcculloch.com advance £13 on the door. The organisers of the renowned Knockengorroch World Ceilidh festival SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA in Dumfries and Galloway are bringing the plays the songs of MANCINI and MANDEL: pioneering Palestinian band 47SOUL to At The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Featuring JOE Edinburgh! Previously dubbed a ‘Palestinian Hot LOCKE on vibes and KENNY WASHINGTON on Chip’ 47SOUL play electro Palestinian ‘debke’ vocals and new big band arrangements

MCFALLS with DOMINIC WAXING LYRICAL + ABERFELDY: At La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So are you ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come on down to La Belle Angèle — we promise you a great time full of live entertainment, great tunes and a very well stocked bar. 7pm - £10. All ticket links for all shows @ www.la-belleangele.com

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MEURSAULT: At Song, by Toad's GRANFALLOON @ Summerhall, Edinburgh. Named after the protagonist of Camus' novel L'Etranger, Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh's champion of “epic lo-fi” Neil Pennycook. “It isn't really a band, more a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/ musicians,” says Pennycook. New album 'I Will Kill Again' (out on 27 February) was recorded at Song, By Toad's studio/live space The Happiness Hotel in Leith, with the help of musician friends Liam Chapman, Faith Eliott, Alex Livingstone and Reuben Taylor, and produced by Neil Pennycook and mastered by Reuben Taylor. Current live Meursault band includes Sam Mallalieu, Fraser Hughes, Robyn Dawson and Reuben Taylor. www.iammeursault.com 26 FEBRUARY Hip Hop At La Belle – STEVIE CREED, SKYY BOII, MADHAT MCGORE + WERD: At La Belle Angèle, 11 Hastie's Close, off Guthrie Street, Edinburgh. So are you ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come on down to La Belle Angèle — we promise you a great time full of live entertainment, great tunes and a very well stocked bar. 6pm - £3. All ticket links for all shows @ www.la-belleangele.com 27 FEBRUARY BARBARA DICKSON: At Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Barbara Dickson’s career spans 50 years and she is now recording some of her most interesting material, a fusion of old and

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page 8: edinburgh + mid - east - west lothian new. ‘I started in folk clubs of the 1960s’, says Dickson, ‘and there I learned songs I’ve never forgotten.’ That material, paired with soaking up the ‘new’ songs of the time has given her a prodigious knowledge of music. Tickets @ www.ticketline.co.uk www.barbaradickson.net 2 MARCH Underground Live presents ….. STAR ROVER / HOW WE GOT GIRAFFES / SUPPORT: At Teviot Underground every Thursday, hosted by Edinburgh University Student's Association. 9pm until 12:15am. Free entry shows to see some of the best, new and exciting bands from the East Coast of Scotland. www.facebook.com/UndergroundLiveEdinburgh 6 MARCH Brookfield Knights present ….. BRONWYNNE BRENT: At Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh. Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores for three weeks of touring (in trio format) having entranced the UK on her last visit. Her spinetingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks from her stunning album, Stardust, repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners: “This is absolutely gorgeous - really special!" www.bronwynnebrent.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

11 MARCH THE LITTLE KICKS: At Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. The Little Kicks have announced their new album "Shake Off Your Troubles" - will be released on 3 March. To celebrate they will be playing four release shows with two in their hometown Aberdeen, and also Glasgow and Edinburgh. Tickets for these shows, complete with pre-order album bundles are available now – see website for details. Since forming in early 2009 the band have been regulars on the UK touring circuit but have also played to a great response in Europe. The band has enjoyed sharing stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Twin Atlantic, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, The Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing and Maccabees and have also performed at many of Scotland’s major music festivals including T in the Park, Belladrum, Insider, Brew at the Bog, Electric Fields, Solus, Kelburn Garden Party and Insider.

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Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT RUSSO TRIO: At Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh. Since releasing her 2013-issued debut ‘The Traveller’s Song’, which stimulated interest across Europe, the US and Canada, Lizabett Russo has continued to develop and fine-tune a style and character that is refreshingly her own. She toured Japan and Seoul in 2015 and 2016, latterly to showcase material from her latest release, “The Burning Mountain”. Reviewing the CD for Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper applauded her “Björk-like intensity” while fRoots praised her “astonishing vocal range” and added: “This is an artist who is well worth investigating.” www.lizabettrusso.com

USED BLUES: At The Barrelhouse Bar & Grill, Edinburgh. 4pm, free. From the 1940's tunes of Louis Jordan to the contemporary songs of Gary Clark Jr via Tom Waits, Buddy Guy et al, this band delivers! www.usedblues.rocks/gigs 27 MARCH

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Soundhouse @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. September 2016 saw the release of the seventh Southern Tenant Folk Union album Join Forces and the band now tour in support of it. It was written following the May 2015 general election result, and then recorded in June and July last www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html year amidst a quickly changing political landscape, something that has made the suite of 17 MARCH songs seem timelier still. The band will be touring to support the release throughout the JENNY STURGEON: At House Concert, remainder of 2016 and into Spring 2017. Edinburgh. "Jenny Sturgeon is a singerMusically the album harks back to the more songwriter who brings together the old and new roots and bluegrass sounding earlier albums and with a rare skill" R2 Magazine. The inspiration for is divided into two main strands. Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical www.southerntenantfolkunion.com events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature 30 MARCH creeps in to all her work. www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs MAIRI CAMPBELL: Pulse: At Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Mairi Campbell: 18 MARCH Pulse on the road in spring 2017 with more dates to be added. A homecoming in viola, voice, RACHEL ALICE JOHNSON: At Cabaret Voltaire, movement, animation and storytelling. Pulse is Edinburgh. Since being selected for Creative the story of Mairi Campbell’s quest to heal Scotland's 'Verden Studios Demo Project 15', cultural wounds. From classical training at Rachel Alice Johnson has gone on to perform London’s Guildhall, to love and danger in Mexico with her band at such venues as the BBC and discovering step-dancing in Cape Breton. Scotland Castle Tent and most recently at King Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson. Tuts Wah Wah Hit. Inspired by Lana Del Rey, Supported by Made in Scotland. The album Pulse Royal Blood and The Black Keys, her debut EP (2016 edition) is also available to buy as a '2AM' transitions in to a new vibe of sultry rock download or a CD. and toll combined with bass heavy electro-pop. www.mairicampbell.scot www.facebook.com/RachelAliceJohnsonArts 6 APRIL 23 MARCH Scary Biscuit Promotions presents ….. BEN Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. NINE GLOVER – The Emigrant Tour: At Voodoo BELOW ZERO: At The Voodoo Rooms, Rooms, Edinburgh. “Glover is one of the finest in Edinburgh. Legendary blues band Nine Below the Americana genre …” Folk Radio UK. Tickets Zero perform a Big Band show performing songs £13+b/f from from across the blues and R&B spectrum. www.brownpapertickets.com Edinburgh Blues Club is a Community Interest www.benglover.co.uk Company created to harness popular support for

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 11: edinburgh + mid - east - west lothian :: glasgow + surrounding area 7 APRIL Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. GILES ROBSON and GERRY JABLONSKI & THE ELECTRIC BAND: At The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. Joint headliner show from Giles Robson and Gerry Jablonski & the Electric Band. Giles Robson Band: World leading blues harmonica player Giles Robson and his first class band experienced an awesome 2016. His debut album, "For those Who Need The Blues" recorded completely live in one session captured the spontaneous dirty and rough blues sound that is gaining Robson and the band rave reviews and stellar audience reactions. Robson and his band have created an incredible buzz around their dirty sweat down the walls twelve bar road house blues. The Gerry Jablonski Band: Regulars to the Edinburgh Blues Club will know that the Gerry Jablonski Band are a four piece blues rock powerhouse that never fails to win over their audience as they take them on a rollercoaster ride of original music that pays tribute to the blues rock classics that have influenced this band. Edinburgh Blues Club is a Community Interest Company created to harness popular support for high quality blues music events and related masterclasses. www.facebook.com/bluesclubedinburgh

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Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. THE JENSEN INTERCEPTORS: At The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. The Jensen Interceptors are one of the most authentic and exciting Blues bands to hit the UK scene in recent years. Playing in the classic blues style, fronted by harmonica ace Gary Martin, the band tear Send us all your gig dates for through a mix of covers by the likes of Slim Harpo/ Little Walter/ T’Bone Walker and Glasgow and West Coast area Muddy Waters as well as their own originals Email them to Carol which are all delivered with the authentic Jensen carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com spin. Edinburgh Blues Club is a Community Interest Company created to harness popular support for high quality blues music events and 15 FEBRUARY related masterclasses. The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. CHUCK www.facebook.com/bluesclubedinburgh PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS plus MAX GOMEZ: At The O2 ABC2 Glasgow, 300 22 APRIL Sauchiehall Street Glasgow. Tickets £17.50 from The 02 ABC Box Office on 0844 477 2000. Doors JENNY STURGEON: At House Concert, 7pm, 7.45pm start. Chuck Prophet returns to Edinburgh. "Jenny Sturgeon is a singersongwriter who brings together the old and new Glasgow with the Mission Express in support of his thirteenth album which is scheduled for with a rare skill" R2 Magazine. The inspiration 11 APRIL for Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical release early next year on Yep Roc. Where Chuck excels the most is in the live setting with events and personal experience, and having THE NIGHT WITH ….. JOANNA NICHOLSON trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature his two hour powerhouse shows pulling tracks from his massive back catalogue and stretching and EMMA LLOYD: At The Rowantree, 253 The creeps in to all her work. them out with epic guitar solos on tracks like Cowgate, Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs ‘You Did’ or ‘Castro Halloween’. £8conc. Season ticket £32. Booking fees not www.fallenangelsclub.com included. The Night With returns for a second 28 APRIL season. Featuring new work by Nina Whiteman and Matthew Whiteside. Brookfield Knights present ….. CONNLA: At 16 FEBRUARY www.thenightwith.co.uk TradFest, Edinburgh. These five tremendous TIM KLIPHUIS SEXTET: At Cottiers, Glasgow. musicians came together while studying at 13 APRIL Ulster University. Their debut EP won them loads Based between Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands, the trio consists of virtuosi; of attention and rave reviews. Irish Music violinist Tim Kliphuis, guitarist Nigel Clark and EDDI READER + special guest ADAM magazine said of the sampler: “Consider this double-bassist Roy Percy. Combining a masterful HOLMES: At Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. EDDI your early warning system…there is something READER famously harmonized with Annie serious on the horizon and that creative storm is command of both instruments and repertoire, Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her Connla.”Their 2016-issued album, River Waiting, with genre-mashing interpretations of folk, jazz and classical music, the trio have created a time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It won them even more well-deserved exposure. genuinely unique style with popular appeal, that was the short-lived but warmly remembered www.connlamusic.com has delighted music fans and critics across the Fairground Attraction that really brought her into www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html globe. For their Glasgow / Edinburgh dates the limelight and to the attention of a much Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. DANNY (16,17 Feb), at Cottiers / Queen's Hall wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent BRYANT BIG BAND SHOW: At The Voodoo respectively, they're playing as a Sextet, inviting album First of a Million Kisses both topped the Rooms, Edinburgh. Danny will be performing some of their favourite musicians along British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the with a nine-piece big band. The band has been including, Greg Lawson, well-known for his songwriting influences of artists such as John specially assembled and will feature keys, and a recent symphonic tribute to Martin Bennet Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van four-piece brass section. The ensemble will on‘Grit’, he is also a member of the BBC Scottish Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and begin touring select venues in Europe in January Symphony Orchestra, Seonaid Aitken, performs

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BOB CHEEVERS “Fifty Years” UK Tour: At Berits and Brown, Eurocentral (just off M8 near Airdrie, behind Dakota Hotel). Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob 18 FEBRUARY Cheevers’ is touring to support the release of a 5-disc, box-set appropriately called “Fifty BADSTONE: At The Bellfield Tavern, Years”. The retrospective album covers half a Kilmarnock, free admission. 9pm. Some century of his writing featuring almost 100 Rock, Blues, Soul plus more from a group of songs. To coincide with the album’s release. experienced musicians who have many years Bob is undertaking an extensive UK tour (see playing, touring and recording experience dates below). Growing up in the R&B between them flavoured city of Memphis was followed by 25 www.facebook.com/Badstone.Band years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville 19 FEBRUARY which led him to what he describes as his “wonderful life in Austin”. A veteran of Sounds in the Suburbs presents ..... JEFF touring the UK (this February being his 12th FINLIN and CLIVE BARNES: At Woodend year), he has earned the respect of his peers Bowling Club, 30 Chamberlain Road, world wide. Do not miss this truly great Glasgow. country singer and cult favourite, whose https://twitter.com/suburbs1 rootsy, blues-flavoured songs spin tales of life in a conversational language of the heart 21 FEBRUARY that rock the soul. www.bobcheevers.com HUGH KELLY supporting BE CHARLOTTE: At Jinty McGintys, Glasgow. 9.30pm. Not FEROCIOUS DOG: At St Luke’s, Calton, 17 only has Hugh been featured by The Scotland Bain St. Glasgow, G40 2JZ. Doors: 7pm. on Sunday and The Scotsman newspapers as Tickets: £12.50 Box Office: 0141 552 8378. their 'Artist of the Week' but last year was Ferocious Dog are a full-on six-piece band also selected as ‘single of the week’ on BBC that encompass folk infused with rock, Radio Scotland's Janice Forsyth Show, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The highlighted as one of Jim Gellatly's top picks combination of instruments creates a palette for April in The Sun newspaper & featured as of sound that offers infinite variations: going one of the ‘Fresh Faves’ on Tom Robinson's in hard to get the audience up and moving, FreshOnTheNet.co.uk in May. During last or slipping into melodic passages and dubsummer Hugh completed a 10 date UK tour like fusions. before launching into 45 solo gigs in 23 days www.ferociousdog.co.uk at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - his highlights were performances for Scottish 25 FEBRUARY Television (STV) & also 2 performances for the BBC. SIOBHAN MILLER: At Beacon Arts Centre, www.hughkellymusic.com Greenock. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded 24 FEBRUARY as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At The State Bar, from a musical household her new album Glasgow. 7.30pm. Norrie McCulloch’s on tour ‘Strata’ (due out February 2017) sees her supporting his third full-length album, 'Bare looking back to the songs she grew up Along The Branches', in as many years around and that influenced her musical life. effortlessly merges folk, country, americana Refreshing these songs and recording them and indie genres. Recorded live to analogue for the first time, she is joined by some of tape with regular collaborators: Dave Scotland’s finest musicians including Kris McGowan (Teenage Fanclub), Stuart Kidd Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and and Marco Rea (The Wellgreen), Iain Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting Thompson (Bella Hardy band) and Iain Sloan new traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald (Wynntown Marshals) this is his most Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director accomplished collection of songs to date. www.siobhanmiller.com www.norriemcculloch.com 26 FEBRUARY 911: At The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2 3LW. 7pm. 911, the massive multi million selling 90’s boyband are coming SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA back to where it all started…in Glasgow. The plays the songs of MANCINI and boys are set to blast their way through their MANDEL: At The Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow. Featuring JOE LOCKE on vibes and popular hit singles and explosive dance KENNY WASHINGTON on vocals and new routines. 911’s first ever show was at the big band arrangements commissioned by the famous Glasgow venue and that gig helped SNJO, as they weave their unique spell propel them to superstardom and on to around the timeless songs of HENRY becoming one of the biggest selling pop MANCINI and JOHNNY MANDEL with bands of the 90’s with 14 hits, 12 top 10 singles including Body Shaking, Don’t Make Moon River, Pink Panther, Shadow Of Your Me Wait, Party People…Friday Night and the Smile and more. Also in Dundee (24th) and Edinburgh (25th). Glasgow tickets @ Number no 1 single A Little Bit More. This appearance marks the start of a new era for www.rcs.ac.uk www.snjo.co.uk 911 with lots of new music to come but for now, fans can relive the magic and BADSTONE: At The Tea Gardens, Paisley, excitement of that golden pop era of the free admission. 7pm. Some Rock, Blues, Soul 90’s. 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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 15: glasgow + surrounding area 28 FEBRUARY City Radio Presents ….. THE RAIN EXPERIMENT, ST PROVIDENCE + CHRIS MAC: At Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow. 8-11pm. City Radio Presents takes place as part of the Creative City Festival which runs from 27 February to 17 March. The City of Glasgow College HNC Radio Students are hosting the gig as part of an enterprise project alongside Bridge2Business which is an organisation that helps students develop their Entrepreneurial skills. Tickets are £7 on the door and £5 online @ https://fixr-app.com/event/12962 1 MARCH THE NIGHT WITH ….. RED NOTE ENSEMBLE: At The Hug and Pint, 171 Great Western Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8conc. Season ticket £32. Booking fees not included. The Night With returns for a second season. Music by David Fennnessy, Michael Gordon and Kaija Saariaho. www.thenightwith.co.uk

Twin Atlantic, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, The Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing and Maccabees and have also performed at many of Scotland’s major music festivals including T in the Park, Belladrum, Insider, Brew at the Bog, Electric Fields, Solus, Kelburn Garden Party and Insider. Gig tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/SOYTGLA10Mar www.thelittlekicks.co.uk 12 MARCH The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. MARK EITZEL: At The Admiral Bar, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151. www.fallenangelsclub.com USED BLUES: At The Cave, Paisley. 6pm, free. From the 1940's tunes of Louis Jordan to the contemporary songs of Gary Clark Jr via Tom Waits, Buddy Guy et al, this band delivers! www.usedblues.rocks/gigs 17 MARCH

Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT RUSSO TRIO: At The Performing Arts Centre, BARBARA DICKSON: At Royal Concert Hall, Kilbarchan. Since releasing her 2013-issued Glasgow. Barbara Dickson’s career spans 50 debut ‘The Traveller’s Song’, which stimulated years and she is now recording some of her interest across Europe, the US and Canada, most interesting material, a fusion of old and Lizabett Russo has continued to develop and new. ‘I started in folk clubs of the 1960s’, says fine-tune a style and character that is Dickson, ‘and there I learned songs I’ve never refreshingly her own. She toured Japan and forgotten.’ That material, paired with soaking up Seoul in 2015 and 2016, latterly to showcase the ‘new’ songs of the time has given her a material from her latest release, “The Burning prodigious knowledge of music. Tickets @ Mountain”. Reviewing the CD for Acoustic www.ticketline.co.uk magazine, Julian Piper applauded her “Björk-like www.barbaradickson.net intensity” while fRoots praised her “astonishing vocal range” and added: “This is an artist who is 4 MARCH well worth investigating.” www.lizabettrusso.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html StG Promotions Presents ….. SPACE - Give Me Your Future Tour 2017 with special 18 MARCH guests ESCOBAR 9: At The Classic Grand, Glasgow. Doors 7pm £15. Over 18's *1st 200 tickets sold receives a free aftershow wristband MAIRI CAMPBELL – ‘Wolves’: At Tramway, send proof of purchase to stgpromotions@gmail. Glasgow. 3pm + 7pm. Wolves, is a new show that Mairi Campbell’s working on with the com - After show entertainment is The Glitter Barrowland Ballet. “I always wondered what and Grind Revue and the band djing till 3am. crowd surfing would be like and yesterday I Tickets Available from Tickets Scotland found out, being lifted by five dancers while www.facebook.com/StgPromotions playing viola! Luke Sutherland is the composer so it’s a real thrill being part of a new creation 7 MARCH which also includes an intergenerational cast of dance artists including older performers, Brookfield Knights present ….. teenagers and children.” Tickets are available BRONWYNNE BRENT: At Performing Arts now. For a full list of upcoming gigs visit Centre, Kilbarchan. Mississippi Delta songbird, www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores for three weeks of touring (in trio format) having 22 MARCH entranced the UK on her last visit. Her spinetingling vocal style has been compared to Billie NORRIE MCCULLOCH supporting PETER Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes BRUNTNELL: At The Doublet, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Norrie McCulloch’s on tour supporting class. Bob Harris, playing tracks from her stunning album, Stardust, repeatedly on his BBC his third full-length album, 'Bare Along The Branches', in as many years effortlessly merges Radio 2 show told listeners: “This is absolutely folk, country, americana and indie genres. gorgeous - really special!" Recorded live to analogue tape with regular www.bronwynnebrent.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html collaborators: Dave McGowan (Teenage Fanclub), Stuart Kidd and Marco Rea (The 10 MARCH Wellgreen), Iain Thompson (Bella Hardy band) and Iain Sloan (Wynntown Marshals) this is his THE LITTLE KICKS: At The Hug & Pint, most accomplished collection of songs to date. Glasgow. The Little Kicks have announced their www.norriemcculloch.com new album "Shake Off Your Troubles" - will be released on 3 March. To celebrate they will be The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. BEN playing four release shows with two in their GLOVER plus ALAN TENNIE: At The Admiral hometown Aberdeen, and also Glasgow and Bar 72 Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA. NashvilleEdinburgh. Tickets for these shows, complete based Irishman, Ben Glover back in Glasgow. with pre-order album bundles are available His latest album, The Emigrant, is confirming his now – see website for details. Since forming in status as a formidable singer/songwriter with early 2009 the band have been regulars on the whom the likes of Gretchen Peters and Mary UK touring circuit but have also played to a Gauthier are keen to collaborate. Tickets £13 great response in Europe. The band has enjoyed from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and from sharing stages with the likes of Foals, The The Admiral Bar. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, www.fallenangelsclub.com

Sounds in the Suburbs presents ..... PETER BRUNTNELL TRIO: At Doublet Bar, Glasgow. https://twitter.com/suburbs1 24 MARCH Sounds in the Suburbs presents ..... WILL KIMBROUGH and BRIGITTE DEMEYER: At (venue to be confirmed), Glasgow. https://twitter.com/suburbs1 25 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL – ‘Wolves’: At Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. 7pm. Wolves, is a new show that Mairi Campbell’s working on with the Barrowland Ballet. “I always wondered what crowd surfing would be like and yesterday I found out, being lifted by five dancers while playing viola! Luke Sutherland is the composer so it’s a real thrill being part of a new creation which also includes an intergenerational cast of dance artists including older performers, teenagers and children.” Tickets are available now. For a full list of upcoming gigs visit www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ 30 MARCH THE PINEAPPLE THIEF with support GODSTICKS: Pulse: At ABC2, Glasgow. As part of a string of European dates in support of their highly acclaimed new album, Your Wilderness. They will be joined by virtuoso Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums and will play live together for the first time on this tour. On tour, the band will be performing Your Wilderness plus a string of re-imagined favourites from their back catalogue, and with an expanded 5-piece line-up including Darran Charles on additional guitar duties. Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch vital ingredients of the unmistakable TPT sound. www.thepineapplethief.com 31 MARCH Rock concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust with BIG COUNTRY and special guests ALTERED SKY + CHRIS ASHTON: At Grand Hall, Clydebank Town Hall, Clydebank, G81. £25. 7pm. A night of music in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Fully licensed bar and headline performance by Scottish music giants Big Country.Tickets are available online @ www.tct.bigcartel.com WORSE THAN MOE: At Ivory Blacks, Glasgow. Back for the first time in two years at Ivory Blacks showcasing their new album The Ideal of Youth was released on the 16 December. This second Album will leave you wondering what's coming next as it skips through multiple genres like the progressive sound on Cabin Fever to the Ska movements of Could You Be this album has it all. Containing 14 tracks that move through Rock,Pop,Jazz and touching on the sound of the late 80's-90's Seattle Grunge movement it's simply a masterclass in musical production. www.facebook.com/worsethanmoeofficial 1 APRIL USED BLUES: At The Doghouse Bar, Balloch. 9.30pm, free. From the 1940's tunes of Louis Jordan to the contemporary songs of Gary Clark Jr via Tom Waits, Buddy Guy et al, this band delivers! www.usedblues.rocks/gigs

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 16: glasgow + surrounding area Ian Prowse’s PELE: At Weavers, Cumbernauld. 2017 is 25 years since Ian Prowse’s first ever album with his band Pele. Fireworks was a classic debut album bursting with energy and melody which gained Ian’s songwriting it’s first ever set of fans when the band toured the land constantly in the early 90’s. Fireworks was released on Polydor/M&G and produced 4 singles, 3 of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 1. To celebrate the anniversary the album will be re-issued & re-mastered with a beautiful souvenier booklet and free extras CD. Ian and his 6 piece band will also recreate the madness of those early shows by playing the album in full on a UK tour to coincide with the actual anniversary. Fireworks is only 38 minutes long so all the best of the rest of Ian’s career will feature in this very special show. Tickets available from www.amsterdam-music.com/live www.facebook.com/ian.prowse.5 7 APRIL

folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals to play his own unique brand of Americana, with a hint of Scotland. www.eddireader.co.uk 22 APRIL EDDI READER + special guest ADAM HOLMES: At Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock. EDDI READER famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the songwriting influences of artists such as John Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals to play his own unique brand of Americana, with a hint of Scotland. www.eddireader.co.uk

The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO: At Stereo, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151. www.fallenangelsclub.com The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. OH SUSANNA: At The Admiral Bar, Glasgow. 12 APRIL Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151. www.fallenangelsclub.com THE NIGHT WITH ….. JOANNA NICHOLSON and EMMA LLOYD: At The Hug and Pint, 171 29 APRIL Great Western Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8conc. Season ticket £32. Booking fees The Stripped Sessions Presents ….. BRIAN not included. The Night With returns for a (NASHER) NASH - (Ex Frankie Goes to second season. Featuring new work by Nina Hollywood) with special guest DARYL Whiteman and Matthew Whiteside. SPERRY: At Audio Glasgow. Doors 7:30 pm www.thenightwith.co.uk £10. Over 18's. Tickets Available from Tickets Scotland 17 APRIL www.facebook.com/events/763191313819273/ Sounds in the Suburbs presents ..... REBECCA PRONSKY: At Woodend Bowling Club, 30 Chamberlain Road, Glasgow. https://twitter.com/suburbs1 20 APRIL EDDI READER + special guest ADAM HOLMES: At City Halls, Glasgow. EDDI READER famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the songwriting influences of artists such as John Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals to play his own unique brand of Americana, with a hint of Scotland. www.eddireader.co.uk

Brookfield Knights present ….. CONNLA: At Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan. These five tremendous musicians came together while studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP won them loads of attention and rave reviews. Irish Music magazine said of the sampler: “Consider this your early warning system…there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla.”Their 2016-issued album, River Waiting, won them even more welldeserved exposure. www.connlamusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

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DOGHOUSE ROSES & JOSEPH PARSONS DUO: At The Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG. Doghouse Roses are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006. The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not Losing’(Yellowroom Music). On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'. Joseph 21 APRIL Parsons is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label EDDI READER + special guest ADAM releases. Both live and with his recordings, HOLMES: At Beacon Arts, Greenock. EDDI Joseph Parsons has always created his own READER famously harmonized with Annie unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It songs through energy and emotional honesty, ranging from stories of people caught in hard was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into times to uplifting songs of love and life. Tickets £10 from the limelight and to the attention of a much www.musicglue.com wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent www.doghouseroses.net album First of a Million Kisses both topped the www.Josephparsons.com British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the songwriting influences of artists such as John Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van 2 MAY Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and

JENNY STURGEON: At The Star Folk Club, Glasgow. "Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" R2 Magazine. The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work. www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs 3 MAY THE NIGHT WITH ….. THE AUREA QUARTET: At The Hug and Pint, 171 Great Western Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8conc. Season ticket £32. Booking fees not included. The Night With returns for a second season. Music by Kevin Volans, Arvo Part and Garth Knox. www.thenightwith.co.uk 6 MAY MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. 8.00pm. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary tale of of finding her way back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far and wide and is touring to all kind of venues, For a full list of upcoming gigs visit www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ SKIDS with support THE FILTHY TONGUES: At ABC, Glasgow The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock, in various manifestations, since the mid 80’s. The single Jacobs Ladder, taken from the bands album of the same name has received numerous BBC Scotland plays and the album a 4 star Scottish Express review. God is in the TV said about the album “These songs wrap themselves around you like a warm blanket and effortlessly soothe your soul.” www.filthytongues.com 10 MAY Sounds in the Suburbs presents ..... THE KENNEDYS: At (venue to be confirmed), Glasgow. https://twitter.com/suburbs1 17 MAY The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. TIM O’BRIEN plus KAIA KATER: At St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151. www.fallenangelsclub.com 26 MAY The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. Aoife O’Donovan: At Cottiers, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151. www.fallenangelsclub.com 14 JUNE THE NIGHT WITH ….. TOM POULSON, DANIELLE PRICE and TIMOTHY COOPER: At The Hug and Pint, 171 Great Western Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8conc. Season ticket £32. Booking fees not included. The Night With returns for a second season. Music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alistair MacDonald and Jonathan Harvey. www.thenightwith.co.uk 17 JUNE StG Promotions Presents ….. THE FILTHY TONGUES with special Guests: At 02 ABC, Glasgow. The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock, in various manifestations, since the mid 80’s. The single Jacobs Ladder, taken from the bands album of the same name has received

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band) and Iain Sloan (Wynntown Marshals) this is his most accomplished collection of songs to date. www.norriemcculloch.com CATCH with PINACT: At Beat Generator, Dundee. This new Dundee band launched in late 2016 and have already released a new 3 track EP which has been greatly received so far and has been played on Jim gellatly and Shell Zenners radio shows. www.facebook.com/Catchband

Manolo, a band blending elements of indie pop with shoegaze dynamics and meandering, hypnotic bass grooves. Completing the lineup is Niamh Baker, a relative newcomer both to the Stirlingshire music community and gigging in general. A sweet voice obscured behind brash electric guitar and a burning energy, her songs are soaked in melancholy and guarded aggression. Tickets are available from Box Office on 01786 274 000 or @ www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth

BOB CHEEVERS “Fifty Years” UK Tour: At Greyfriars, South Street, Perth. Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers’ is touring to support the release of a 5-disc, box-set appropriately Send us all your gig dates for called “Fifty Years”. The retrospective album Tayside, Perthshire, covers half a century of his writing featuring Fife and Central areas almost 100 songs. To coincide with the album’s release. Bob is undertaking an extensive UK tour . Email them to Carol (see dates below). Growing up in the R&B carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com flavoured city of Memphis was followed by 25 years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 16 FEBRUARY years as a journeyman writer in Nashville which Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents ….. led him to what he describes as his “wonderful Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents ….. TIA MCGRAFF: At Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, life in Austin”. A veteran of touring the UK (this EWAN MACPHERSON TRIO: At Polish ExBennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy, February being his 12th year), he has earned the servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park KY2 5TA. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. respect of his peers world wide. Do not miss this Drive, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5TA. Entry £8 members, Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. truly great country singer and cult favourite, £10 non-members. Starting at 7.30 till about www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk whose rootsy, blues-flavoured songs spin tales of 10.30. life in a conversational language of the heart www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk BOB CHEEVERS “Fifty Years” UK Tour: At Dave that rock the soul. McNamara House Concert, Perth. Celebrating his www.bobcheevers.com 18 FEBRUARY 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers’ is touring to support 26 FEBRUARY TIM KLIPHUIS TRIO: At Hospitalfield House, the release of a 5-disc, box-set appropriately Arbroath. Based between Scotland, Ireland and called “Fifty Years”. The retrospective album BARBARA DICKSON: At Rothes Hall, the Netherlands, the trio consists of virtuosi; covers half a century of his writing featuring Glenrothes. Barbara Dickson’s career spans 50 violinist Tim Kliphuis, guitarist Nigel Clark and almost 100 songs. To coincide with the album’s years and she is now recording some of her most double-bassist Roy Percy. Combining a masterful release. Bob is undertaking an extensive UK tour interesting material, a fusion of old and new. ‘I command of both instruments and repertoire, (see dates below). Growing up in the R&B started in folk clubs of the 1960s’, says Dickson, with genre-mashing interpretations of folk, jazz flavoured city of Memphis was followed by 25 ‘and there I learned songs I’ve never forgotten.’ and classical music, the trio have created a years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 That material, paired with soaking up the ‘new’ genuinely unique style with popular appeal, that years as a journeyman writer in Nashville which songs of the time has given her a prodigious has delighted music fans and critics across the led him to what he describes as his “wonderful knowledge of music. Tickets @ globe. life in Austin”. A veteran of touring the UK (this www.ticketline.co.uk www.timkliphuis.com February being his 12th year), he has earned the www.barbaradickson.net respect of his peers world wide. Do not miss this 21 FEBRUARY truly great country singer and cult favourite, 28 FEBRUARY whose rootsy, blues-flavoured songs spin tales of BOB CHEEVERS “Fifty Years” UK Tour: At life in a conversational language of the heart BARBARA DICKSON: At Perth Concert Hall. Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross. that rock the soul. Barbara Dickson’s career spans 50 years and she Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with www.bobcheevers.com is now recording some of her most interesting over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers’ is material, a fusion of old and new. ‘I started in touring to support the release of a 5-disc, box24 FEBRUARY folk clubs of the 1960s’, says Dickson, ‘and there set appropriately called “Fifty Years”. The I learned songs I’ve never forgotten.’ That retrospective album covers half a century of his material, paired with soaking up the ‘new’ songs writing featuring almost 100 songs. To coincide SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA of the time has given her a prodigious with the album’s release. Bob is undertaking an plays the songs of MANCINI and MANDEL: knowledge of music. Tickets @ extensive UK tour (see dates below). Growing up At Gardyne Theatre, Dundee. Featuring JOE www.ticketline.co.uk in the R&B flavoured city of Memphis was LOCKE on vibes and KENNY WASHINGTON on www.barbaradickson.net followed by 25 years in the West Coast pop field vocals and new big band arrangements and then 16 years as a journeyman writer in commissioned by the SNJO, as they weave their 2 MARCH Nashville which led him to what he describes as unique spell around the timeless songs of his “wonderful life in Austin”. A veteran of HENRY MANCINI and JOHNNY MANDEL with RAB NOAKES: At Backstage at The Green touring the UK (this February being his 12th Moon River, Pink Panther, Shadow Of Your Smile Hotel, Kinross. Show 8pm Tickets £16 Tel. year), he has earned the respect of his peers and more. Also in Edinburgh (25th) and Glasgow 01577 863467. Celebrating his 70th birthday world wide. Do not miss this truly great country (26th) Dundee tickets @ and his 50th year touring Scottish singer singer and cult favourite, whose rootsy, blueswww.dundeebox.co.uk songwriter Rab Noakes launched his EP ‘The flavoured songs spin tales of life in a www.snjo.co.uk Treatment Tapes’ in January. Early in 2015 Rab conversational language of the heart that rock Noakes was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer. The the soul. 25 FEBRUARY songs on this EP were written during the postwww.bobcheevers.com treatment period and were part of that process. Strange Behaviours presents ….. TAUPE They were recorded chronologically so their 23 FEBRUARY with support YOLO MANOLO + NIAMH performances reflect that progress. There’s no BAKER: At The Tolbooth, Stirling. The regular self-pity though, here you’ll find defiance, NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At The Tolbooth, indie/alternative night ‘Strange Behaviours’ kicks resilience, love, support and wit. Stirling. 8pm. Norrie McCulloch’s on tour off 2017 with Taupe, a band who specialise in www.mundellmusic.com supporting his third full-length album, 'Bare razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory www.rabnoakes.com Along The Branches', in as many years improvisation and raw, high energy live effortlessly merges folk, country, americana and performance. An instrumental 3-piece (guitar, 4 MARCH indie genres. Recorded live to analogue tape sax, drums) who blend math rock flavours with with regular collaborators: Dave McGowan moments of free jazz and noise, Taupe are all CATCH: At ‘Live Transmission @ Beat (Teenage Fanclub), Stuart Kidd and Marco Rea subtlety and flow. In support are Glasgow’s Yolo Generator’, Dundee. This new Dundee band (The Wellgreen), Iain Thompson (Bella Hardy Crail Folk Club presents ….. 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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 20: fife + central + perthshire + tayside launched in late 2016 and have already released a new 3 track EP which has been greatly received so far and has been played on Jim gellatly and Shell Zenners radio shows. www.facebook.com/Catchband

At Glenfarg Folk Club, Backstage At The Green, The Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8AS. Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage are an amazing duo - recently showcased by Fatea Magazine. Pauline has been said to have “one of the finest voices to have emerged in the 9 MARCH Scottish folk scene in recent times” [Wee Folk Club] “reminiscent of Sandy Denny“ [Rumer]. Crail Folk Club Singers Night: At Crail Town Sandy’s sensitive fingerstyle guitar has earned Hall. 8pm. BYOB. Crail Folk Club aims to provide him the label “virtuoso” [Sheena Wellington] and a quality guest list with the emphasis on "a fabulous guitar player" [Ian Bruce] with his entertainment. Come along and listen in a masterful sense of accompaniment. Their friendly atmosphere. During Singers' Nights the acoustic sets allow their talent to shine through club features local singers and musicians, as well as they perform original and interpreted songs as those visiting Crail. It usually meets in the from a range of genres including contemporary, historic Town Hall in the centre of Crail. folk and blues. Doors 8pm, Tickets: Non www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Members £9, Members £6. www.glenfargfolkclub.com 11 MARCH www.paulinealexander.com SIOBHAN MILLER: At Tolbooth, Stirling. A twotime winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and from a musical household her new album ‘Strata’ (due out February 2017) sees her looking back to the songs she grew up around and that influenced her musical life. Refreshing these songs and recording them for the first time, she is joined by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director www.siobhanmiller.com

Bar), Tolbooth Street, Falkirk FK1 1NL. Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage are an amazing duo - recently showcased by Fatea Magazine. Pauline has been said to have “one of the finest voices to have emerged in the Scottish folk scene in recent times” [Wee Folk Club] “reminiscent of Sandy Denny“ [Rumer]. Sandy’s sensitive fingerstyle guitar has earned him the label “virtuoso” [Sheena Wellington] and "a fabulous guitar player" [Ian Bruce] with his masterful sense of accompaniment. Their acoustic sets allow their talent to shine through as they perform original and interpreted songs from a range of genres including contemporary, folk and blues. Doors 8pm, Tickets tbc. www.falkirkfolkclub.co.uk www.paulinealexander.com 27 APRIL

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Brookfield Knights present ….. CONNLA: At Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. These five Crail Folk Club Singers Night: At Crail Town tremendous musicians came together while Hall. 8pm. BYOB. Crail Folk Club aims to provide studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP won a quality guest list with the emphasis on them loads of attention and rave reviews. Irish entertainment. Come along and listen in a Music magazine said of the sampler: “Consider friendly atmosphere. During Singers' Nights the this your early warning system…there is club features local singers and musicians, as well something serious on the horizon and that as those visiting Crail. It usually meets in the creative storm is Connla.”Their 2016-issued historic Town Hall in the centre of Crail. album, River Waiting, won them even more wellwww.crailfolkclub.org.uk deserved exposure. www.connlamusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html 13 APRIL

Crail Folk Club presents ….. MAGGIE HOLLAND: At Crail Town Hall. 8pm. BYOB. Crail Folk Club aims to provide a quality guest list with 16 MARCH the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT Nights the club features local singers and RUSSO TRIO: At Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. It Since releasing her 2013-issued debut ‘The usually meets in the historic Town Hall in the Traveller’s Song’, which stimulated interest centre of Crail. across Europe, the US and Canada, Lizabett www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Russo has continued to develop and fine-tune a style and character that is refreshingly her own. 18 APRIL She toured Japan and Seoul in 2015 and 2016, latterly to showcase material from her latest EDDI READER + special guest ADAM release, “The Burning Mountain”. Reviewing the HOLMES: At Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy. CD for Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper applauded EDDI READER famously harmonized with Annie her “Björk-like intensity” while fRoots praised Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her her “astonishing vocal range” and added: “This is time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It an artist who is well worth investigating.” was the short-lived but warmly remembered www.lizabettrusso.com Fairground Attraction that really brought her into www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent Crail Folk Club presents ….. WIZZ JONES: At album First of a Million Kisses both topped the Crail Town Hall. 8pm. BYOB. Crail Folk Club aims British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis songwriting influences of artists such as John on entertainment. Come along and listen in a Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van friendly atmosphere. During Singers' Nights the Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and club features local singers and musicians, as well folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and as those visiting Crail. It usually meets in the Ryan Adams and The Cardinals to play his own historic Town Hall in the centre of Crail. unique brand of Americana, with a hint of www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Scotland. www.eddireader.co.uk 23 MARCH 20 APRIL KAELA ROWAN: At Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club. Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT Kirkcaldy, KY2 5TA. Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: £10/ RUSSO TRIO: At Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. £8. Known for her interpretations of exquisitely Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody crafted folk songs and dynamic musical Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of arrangements, Kaela Rowan is joined by her the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, band –James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String reviewers unanimously declared them to be one Sisters, Grit Orchestra) and Ewan of the most entertaining acts on the Americana MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House, Alan Kelly circuit. Recently signed by Muddy Roots Records, Gang). Kaela Rowan is best known as lead singer Maverick magazine praised their last release as with the influential Scottish band Mouth Music. “an intoxicating blend of rural and urban She recorded four albums with the band and stringband, country blues and jug band music.” toured globally with them in the 1990s. www.woodypines.com https://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html www.kaelarowan.net 20 APRIL 27 MARCH PAULINE ALEXANDER & SANDY STANAGE: PAULINE ALEXANDER & SANDY STANAGE: At Falkirk Folk Club, Tolbooth Tavern (Upstairs

DOGHOUSE ROSES & JOSEPH PARSONS DUO: At Clarks on Lindsay Street, 80 N Lindsay St, Dundee DD1 1PS. Doghouse Roses are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006. The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not Losing’(Yellowroom Music). On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'. Joseph Parsons is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label releases. Both live and with his recordings, Joseph Parsons has always created his own unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his songs through energy and emotional honesty, ranging from stories of people caught in hard times to uplifting songs of love and life. Tickets £8 from www.eventbrite.co.uk www.doghouseroses.net www.Josephparsons.com Crail Folk Club Singers Night: At Crail Town Hall. 8pm. BYOB. Crail Folk Club aims to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' Nights the club features local singers and musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. It usually meets in the historic Town Hall in the centre of Crail. www.crailfolkclub.org.uk 30 APRIL DAVE ARCARI: At Bonfest, Kirriemuir. Slide guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via nine internationally acclaimed solo CD releases. Arcari’s latest release – the Hellbound Train EP – entered the iTunes blues charts at number seven in June 2016 and a follow up album, provisionally titled Givers & Takers, is scheduled for release in early 2017. www.davearcari.com

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musician Brian Miller and from a musical household her new album ‘Strata’ (due out February 2017) sees her looking back to the songs she grew up around and that influenced her musical life. Refreshing these songs and recording them for the first time, she is joined by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director www.siobhanmiller.com

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THE LITTLE KICKS: At The Studio, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. The Little Kicks have announced HUGH KELLY supporting BE CHARLOTTE: At their new album "Shake Off Your Troubles" - will The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. 7pm. Not only has be released on 3 March. To celebrate they will Hugh been featured by The Scotland on Sunday be playing four release shows with two in their and The Scotsman newspapers as their 'Artist of hometown Aberdeen, and also Glasgow and the Week' but last year was also selected as Edinburgh. Tickets for these shows, complete ‘single of the week’ on BBC Radio Scotland's with pre-order album bundles are available Janice Forsyth Show, highlighted as one of Jim now – see website for details. Since forming in Gellatly's top picks for April in The Sun early 2009 the band have been regulars on the newspaper & featured as one of the ‘Fresh UK touring circuit but have also played to a Faves’ on Tom Robinson's FreshOnTheNet.co.uk great response in Europe. The band has enjoyed in May. During last summer Hugh completed a sharing stages with the likes of Foals, The 10 date UK tour before launching into 45 solo Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, gigs in 23 days at the Edinburgh Festival Twin Atlantic, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Fringe - his highlights were performances for Errors, The Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing and Scottish Television (STV) & also 2 performances Maccabees and have also performed at many of for the BBC. Scotland’s major music festivals including T in www.hughkellymusic.com the Park, Belladrum, Insider, Brew at the Bog, Electric Fields, Solus, Kelburn Garden Party and 23 FEBRUARY Insider. Gig tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/SOYTABZ04Mar INDIGO VELVET: At The Tunnels, Aberdeen. www.thelittlekicks.co.uk Indigo Velvet are a young, Tropical-pop band from Edinburgh. They’ve had a breakthrough 5 MARCH year; dubbed ’one’s to watch’ by Scotland On Sunday, Clash Magazine, The Sun and Tenement JENNY STURGEON: At Underdog, Aberdeen. TV. Airplay on BBC Introducing, Radio X, "Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who Amazing Radio, and a live session on The Janice brings together the old and new with a rare skill" Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. R2 Magazine. The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics http://weareindigovelvet.co.uk/ comes from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a 3 MARCH biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work. THE LITTLE KICKS: At The Studio, The Lemon www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs Tree, Aberdeen. The Little Kicks have announced their new album "Shake Off Your Troubles" - will SIOBHAN MILLER: At The Drouthy Cobbler, be released on 3 March. To celebrate they will Elgin. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of the be playing four release shows with two in their Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of hometown Aberdeen, and also Glasgow and the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Daughter of Edinburgh. Tickets for these shows, complete folk musician Brian Miller and from a musical with pre-order album bundles are available household her new album ‘Strata’ (due out now – see website for details. Since forming in February 2017) sees her looking back to the early 2009 the band have been regulars on the songs she grew up around and that influenced UK touring circuit but have also played to a her musical life. Refreshing these songs and great response in Europe. The band has enjoyed recording them for the first time, she is joined sharing stages with the likes of Foals, The by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and Twin Atlantic, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new Errors, The Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing and traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw, Maccabees and have also performed at many of Celtic Connections Artistic Director Scotland’s major music festivals including T in www.siobhanmiller.com the Park, Belladrum, Insider, Brew at the Bog, Electric Fields, Solus, Kelburn Garden Party and 9 MARCH Insider. Gig tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/SOYTABZ03Mar KAELA ROWAN: At Montrose Folk Club, Links www.thelittlekicks.co.uk Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose. DD10 8RL. Tel: 01674 671000. Doors: 7.30pm. Known for her 4 MARCH interpretations of exquisitely crafted folk songs and dynamic musical arrangements, Kaela JENNY STURGEON: At Finzean Hall, Banchory. Rowan is joined by her band –James "Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit brings together the old and new with a rare skill" Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, R2 Magazine. The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics Salt House, Alan Kelly Gang). Kaela Rowan is comes from folklore, historical events and best known as lead singer with the influential personal experience, and having trained as a Scottish band Mouth Music. She recorded four biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to albums with the band and toured globally with all her work. them in the 1990s. www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs www.kaelarowan.net SIOBHAN MILLER: At Town Hall, Stonehaven. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. 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BRONWYNNE BRENT: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores for three weeks of touring (in trio format) having entranced the UK on her last visit. Her spinetingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks from her stunning album, Stardust, repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners: “This is absolutely gorgeous - really special!" www.bronwynnebrent.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

14 MARCH MEURSAULT: At The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. Named after the protagonist of Camus' novel L'Etranger, Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh's champion of “epic lo-fi” Neil Pennycook. “It isn't really a band, more a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/ musicians,” says Pennycook. New album 'I Will Kill Again' (out on 27 February) was recorded at Song, By Toad's studio/live space The Happiness Hotel in Leith, with the help of musician friends Liam Chapman, Faith Eliott, Alex Livingstone and Reuben Taylor, and produced by Neil Pennycook and mastered by Reuben Taylor. Current live Meursault band includes Sam Mallalieu, Fraser Hughes, Robyn Dawson and Reuben Taylor. www.iammeursault.com 17 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL: Pulse: At Woodend Barn, Banchory. Mairi Campbell: Pulse on the road in spring 2017 with more dates to be added. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling. Pulse is the story of Mairi Campbell’s quest to heal cultural wounds. From classical training at London’s Guildhall, to love and danger in Mexico and discovering stepdancing in Cape Breton. Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson. Supported by Made in Scotland. The album Pulse (2016 edition) is also available to buy as a download or a CD. www.mairicampbell.scot 19 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL: Pulse: At Newton Dee and Camphill Community, Aberdeen. Mairi Campbell: Pulse on the road in spring 2017 with more dates to be added. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling. Pulse is the story of Mairi Campbell’s quest to heal cultural wounds. From classical training at London’s Guildhall, to love and danger in Mexico and discovering step-dancing in Cape Breton. Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson. Supported by Made in Scotland. The album Pulse (2016 edition) is also available to buy as a download or a CD. www.mairicampbell.scot 22 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At New Deer Village Hall, Aberdeenshire. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary tale of of finding her way back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far and wide and is touring to all kind of venues, For a full list of upcoming gigs visit www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ 23 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At Tullynessle & Forbes Hall, near Alford, Aberdeenshire. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary tale of of finding her way back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far and

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Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006. The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not 24 MARCH Losing’(Yellowroom Music). On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Almost Blue Promotions presents ….. PETER THE FILTHY TONGUES: At Cafe Drummond, Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it BRUNTNELL: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. Aberdeen. The Filthy Tongues have occupied a 'delivers an extraordinary punch'. Joseph "Now in our 4th Year, Almost Blue Promotions unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative Parsons is a prolific songwriter, recording artist continue to bring the best of independent rock, in various manifestations, since the mid and performer with over 20 commercial label Americana and Roots music to Aberdeen. With 80’s. The single Jacobs Ladder, taken from the releases. Both live and with his recordings, between 10-12 gigs per year, ABP have again bands album of the same name has received Joseph Parsons has always created his own been working tirelessly to come up with an numerous BBC Scotland plays and the album a 4 unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his impressive programme for 2017 with artists from star Scottish Express review. God is in the TV songs through energy and emotional honesty, the USA as well as the UK. said about the album “These songs wrap ranging from stories of people caught in hard www.AlmostBluePromotions.com themselves around you like a warm blanket and times to uplifting songs of love and life. Tickets effortlessly soothe your soul.” £8 from MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At www.filthytongues.com www.musicglue.com MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland, near Aboyne, www.doghouseroses.net Aberdeenshire. Pulse is "One musician's 20 APRIL www.Josephparsons.com extrodinary tale of of finding her way back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far and RAB NOAKES: At Links Hotel, Montrose Folk 3 MAY wide and is touring to all kind of venues, For a Club. Show 8pm Tickets £9 Tel. 01674 671000. full list of upcoming gigs visit Celebrating his 70th birthday and his 50th year Almost Blue Promotions presents ….. THE www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ touring Scottish singer songwriter Rab Noakes LOWEST PAIR: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. launched his EP ‘The Treatment Tapes’ in "Now in our 4th Year, Almost Blue Promotions KAELA ROWAN: At Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. January. Early in 2015 Rab Noakes was continue to bring the best of independent AB36 8TS. Tel: 01975 641303. Doors: 8pm. diagnosed with tonsillar cancer. The songs on Americana and Roots music to Aberdeen. With Tickets: £10 (under 16 free). Known for her this EP were written during the post-treatment between 10-12 gigs per year, ABP have again interpretations of exquisitely crafted folk songs period and were part of that process. They were been working tirelessly to come up with an and dynamic musical arrangements, Kaela recorded chronologically so their performances impressive programme for 2017 with artists from Rowan is joined by her band –James reflect that progress. There’s no self-pity though, the USA as well as the UK. Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit here you’ll find defiance, resilience, love, support www.AlmostBluePromotions.com Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, and wit. Salt House, Alan Kelly Gang). Kaela Rowan is www.montrosefolkclub.co.uk best known as lead singer with the influential www.rabnoakes.com Scottish band Mouth Music. 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RODDY historical events and personal experience, and stringband, country blues and jug band music.” WOOMBLE KATHRYN WILLIAMS AND having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for www.woodypines.com RACHEL SERMANNI: At Abriachan Village Hall www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html nature creeps in to all her work. (15km south-west of Inverness), 8pm. Moniack www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs Mhor are running a songwriting course and as 23 APRIL part of it these three amazing musicians will be KAELA ROWAN: At Glenuig Hall, A861 Gleniug, putting on a very special one-off gig. More Lochailort, PH38 4NG. Tel: 01687 470267 Doors: Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT details and tickets @ 8pm. Tickets: £10/£6 (under 18). 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She recorded four Scotland On Sunday, Clash Magazine, The Sun stringband, country blues and jug band music.” and Tenement TV. Airplay on BBC Introducing, albums with the band and toured globally with www.woodypines.com them in the 1990s. Radio X, Amazing Radio, and a live session on www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html https://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. www.kaelarowan.net http://weareindigovelvet.co.uk/ Almost Blue Promotions presents ….. THE WOODY PINES: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 14 APRIL 9 MARCH "Now in our 4th Year, Almost Blue Promotions continue to bring the best of independent EDDI READER + special guest ADAM SIOBHAN MILLER: At Eden Court, Inverness. A Americana and Roots music to Aberdeen. With HOLMES: At Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen. 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EDDI READER + special guest ADAM HOLMES: At Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. EDDI KAELA ROWAN: At Resolis Memorial Hall, READER famously harmonized with Annie Conon Bridge, Dingwall, IV7 8LP. Tickets, Times Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her etc: David on 01381 610 204. Known for her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It interpretations of exquisitely crafted folk songs was the short-lived but warmly remembered and dynamic musical arrangements, Kaela Fairground Attraction that really brought her into Rowan is joined by her band –James the limelight and to the attention of a much Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, album First of a Million Kisses both topped the Salt House, Alan Kelly Gang). Kaela Rowan is British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the best known as lead singer with the influential songwriting influences of artists such as John Scottish band Mouth Music. She recorded four Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van albums with the band and toured globally with Zandt with the rhythm and blues, country and them in the 1990s. folk music textures of The Band, Neil Young and www.kaelarowan.net Ryan Adams and The Cardinals to play his own unique brand of Americana, with a hint of 11 MARCH Scotland. www.eddireader.co.uk KAELA ROWAN: At Crafts & Things, Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HN. Tel: 01855 811325. Doors: 7.30 for 8pm Tickets: £14/£12 (students). Known for her interpretations of exquisitely crafted folk songs and dynamic musical arrangements, Kaela Rowan is joined by her band –James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Send us all your gig dates Sisters, Grit Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House, Alan Kelly for all of the Scottish islands Gang). Kaela Rowan is best known as lead singer Email them to Carol with the influential Scottish band Mouth Music. She recorded four albums with the band and carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com toured globally with them in the 1990s. www.kaelarowan.net Isle of Bute …. Transclyde Music is a group of like minded 16 MARCH people on the Isle of Bute whose aims are to MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At Eden promote live music on the island. For their latest gig news go to …. Court Theatre, Inverness. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary tale of of finding her way www.facebook.com/Transclydemusic

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as classic Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly performed with a vintage punk attitude and of course a right good dusting of SKA – they also join with friends from Arran to jam together www.facebook.com/ThePHTArran 8 MARCH SIOBHAN MILLER: At Sabha mor Ostaig, Skye. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and from a musical household her new album ‘Strata’ (due out February 2017) sees her looking back to the songs she grew up around and that influenced her musical life. Refreshing these songs and recording them for the first time, she is joined by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director www.siobhanmiller.com 10 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At Atlantic Islands Centre, Luing, Slate Islands, Argyll. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary tale of of finding her way back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far and wide and is touring to all kind of venues, For a full list of upcoming gigs visit www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ 24 MARCH

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis. September 2016 saw the release of the seventh Southern Tenant Folk Union album Join Forces and the back home" and the story of Pulse resonates far band now tour in support of it. It was written and wide and is touring to all kind of venues, For 18 FEBRUARY following the May 2015 general election result, a full list of upcoming gigs visit and then recorded in June and July last year THE GEORGE LINDSAY BAND: At The www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ amidst a quickly changing political landscape, Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 9pm. something that has made the suite of songs Free admission. Delivering 100% Blues from the seem timelier still. The band will be touring to 23 MARCH delta, the Clyde Delta that is. This 4 piece band support the release throughout the remainder of from Glasgow play the blues in a completely SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Eden 2016 and into Spring 2017. Musically the album Court Theatre, Inverness. September 2016 saw uncompromising style, from an 'in your face' harks back to the more roots and bluegrass the release of the seventh Southern Tenant Folk hard nosed fashion, much like you would expect sounding earlier albums and is divided into two Union album Join Forces and the band now tour from a Glasgow band, to the smooth and main strands. in support of it. It was written following the May intensely melodic that can make the hair on the www.southerntenantfolkunion.com 2015 general election result, and then recorded back of your neck stand up! www.facebook.com/ThePHTArran in June and July last year amidst a quickly 14 APRIL changing political landscape, something that has made the suite of songs seem timelier still. The band will be touring to support the release throughout the remainder of 2016 and into Spring 2017. Musically the album harks back to the more roots and bluegrass sounding earlier albums and is divided into two main strands. www.southerntenantfolkunion.com

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MAIRI CAMPBELL’s ‘Pulse’ on tour: At Mull Theatre, Druimfin, Tobermoray, Isle of Mull. THE GEORGE LINDSAY BAND: At The 8.00pm. Pulse is "One musician's extrodinary Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 3pm. tale of of finding her way back home" and the Free admission. Acoustic set. Delivering 100% story of Pulse resonates far and wide and is Blues from the delta, the Clyde Delta that is. touring to all kind of venues, For a full list of This 4 piece band from Glasgow play the blues in upcoming gigs visit a completely uncompromising style, from an 'in www.mairicampbell.scot/gigs/ your face' hard nosed fashion, much like you 15 APRIL would expect from a Glasgow band, to the smooth and intensely melodic that can make the EDDI READER + special guest ADAM HOLMES: At Strathpeffer Pavillion, Strathpeffer. hair on the back of your neck stand up! EDDI READER famously harmonized with Annie www.facebook.com/ThePHTArran Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It 25 FEBRUARY was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into THE THREE N EIGHTS: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 9pm. Free the limelight and to the attention of a much Send us all your gig dates admission. Live show features originals as well wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent for Dumfriesshire, as classic Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly performed album First of a Million Kisses both topped the with a vintage punk attitude and of course a South West and Cumbria areas British charts. ADAM HOLMES combines the right good dusting of SKA. songwriting influences of artists such as John Martyn, Bon Iver, James Taylor and Townes Van www.facebook.com/ThePHTArran Email them to Carol

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6 MAY JENNY STURGEON: At Craigie Folk Club, Craigie nr Kilmarnock. "Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" R2 Magazine. The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work. www.jennysturgeonmusic.com/gigs

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KAZMIRANDA JAMMING BAND: At The Auction House in Tweedmouth, Berwick-uponTweed (next to Asda). 7.30-11pm. Free. The band has a singer for the first time in the history of the jam band (8 years) - Emily Lerpiniere has www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html the most amazing voice and with Simon Usher on drums, Yves Martins and Nick Holmes on 16 MARCH electric guitars and Alex Hek on bass and Brian Martin on acoustic guitar its sure to be a great RAB NOAKES: At The Catstrand, Castle Douglas. Show 7.30pm Tickets £12 Tel. 01644 night! www.facebook.com/AuctionHouseBerwick 420374. Celebrating his 70th birthday and his 50th year touring Scottish singer songwriter Rab www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUK www.facebook.com/ Noakes launched his EP ‘The Treatment Tapes’ cafekazmirandaberwickontweed in January. Early in 2015 Rab Noakes was diagnosed with tonsillar cancer. The songs on this EP were written during the post-treatment period and were part of that process. They were recorded chronologically so their performances reflect that progress. There’s no self-pity though, here you’ll find defiance, resilience, love, support and wit. https://catstrand.cloudvenue.co.uk www.rabnoakes.com

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STOWED OUT: At Stow Town Hall. 7pm £6/£4. Following the huge success of last years fundraiser for Unicefs work in Syria we have decided to do it again but this time with a great selection of acoustic acts. Some of the acts are being kept secret just now but we can tell you that our headliner has 5 albums to his name, appeared on the BBC's Quay sessions and The 21 APRIL Sunday Times said: "A beautiful album that has Mercury Music Prize Shortlist written all over Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT RUSSO TRIO: At The CatStrand, New Galloway. it" -Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets or the usual Stow outlet. Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody www.stowedoutfestival.org.uk Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one THE OUTSIDE TRACK: At The Hippodrome, of the most entertaining acts on the Americana Eyemouth. Pan Celtic group, The Outside Track perform Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and circuit. Recently signed by Muddy Roots stepdance. 8.00pm Tickets £13.50 Early bird Records, Maverick magazine praised their last £11.50. The Hippodrome is an arts space where release as “an intoxicating blend of rural and people of all ages can meet to enjoy theatre, urban stringband, country blues and jug band music, exhibitions, poetry and film in the music.” picturesque Berwickshire fishing town of www.woodypines.com Eyemouth. www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 30 APRIL

TRAVELLER: At The Auction House in Brookfield Knights present ….. CONNLA: At Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed (next to Asda). The summer of 2012 saw Gerry Sheridan Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. These five and Simon Usher begin their songwriting tremendous musicians came together while partnership, which progressed to become studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP Traveller in January 2016 when they were joined won them loads of attention and rave reviews. by Martin Yves on guitar and Brian Socha on Irish Music magazine said of the sampler: “Consider this your early warning system…there bass. By spring 2016 the band had written and recorded their debut EP at Chamber Studios in is something serious on the horizon and that Edinburgh. Taking just four days to complete, creative storm is Connla.”Their 2016-issued album, River Waiting, won them even more well- 'All This Time' enabled Traveller to connect to an ever growing fanbase who are drawn to their deserved exposure. Anthemic Rock wall of sound.http:// www.connlamusic.com travellerband.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours. html 20 FEBRUARY

BOB CHEEVERS “Fifty Years” UK Tour: At String Theory, Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill, Hawick. Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers’ is touring to support the release of a 5-disc, box-set appropriately called “Fifty Years”. The retrospective album covers half a century of his writing featuring almost 100 songs. To coincide with the album’s release. Bob is undertaking an extensive UK tour (see dates below). Growing up in the R&B flavoured city of Memphis was followed by 25 years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville which led him to what he describes as his “wonderful life in Austin”. A veteran of touring the UK (this February being his 12th year), he has earned the respect of his peers world wide. Do not miss this truly great country singer and cult favourite, whose rootsy, blues-flavoured songs spin tales of life in a conversational language of the heart that rock the soul. www.bobcheevers.com 25 FEBRUARY CARDBOARD FOX: At The Hippodrome, Eyemouth. Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth award for best debut, Cardboard Fox are an exciting four piece band, featuring the Carrivick sisters, Laura and Charlotte on guitar, fiddle and vocals, Joe Tozer on mandolin and John Breese on double bass. 8.00pm Tickets £12.00 Early Bird £10.00. The Hippodrome is an arts space where people of all ages can meet to enjoy theatre, music, exhibitions, poetry and film in the picturesque Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 2 MARCH KAZMIRANDA JAMMING BAND: At The Auction House in Tweedmouth, Berwick-uponTweed (next to Asda). 7.30-11pm. Free. The band has a singer for the first time in the history of the jam band (8 years) - Emily Lerpiniere has the most amazing voice and with Simon Usher on drums, Yves Martins and Nick Holmes on electric guitars and Alex Hek on bass and Brian Martin on acoustic guitar its sure to be a great night! www.facebook.com/AuctionHouseBerwick www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUK www.facebook.com/ cafekazmirandaberwickontweed 4 MARCH JOHN GOLDIE: At The Hippodrome, Eyemouth. World class acoustic guitarist, John Goldie, plays jazz, blues, Celtic and funk. 8.00pm Tickets £12.00 Early Bird £10.00. The Hippodrome is an arts space where people of all ages can meet to enjoy theatre, music, exhibitions, poetry and film in the picturesque Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 7 MARCH SIOBHAN MILLER: At Hippodrome, Eyemouth. A two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and from a musical household her new album ‘Strata’ (due out February 2017) sees her looking back to the songs she grew up around and that influenced her musical life. Refreshing these songs and recording them for the first time, she is joined by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke, from Lau, and Phil Cunningham. ‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’ - Donald Shaw,

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Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 17 MARCH CLAUDE BOURBON: At The Hippodrome, Eyemouth. St Patrick’s Day Concert with guitarist/singer Claude Bourbon. An acoustic fusion of styles - blues, jazz, spanish, classical and medieval. 8.00pm Tickets £10.00 Early Bird £9.00. The Hippodrome is an arts space where people of all ages can meet to enjoy theatre, music, exhibitions, poetry and film in the picturesque Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 25 MARCH CATHAL McCONNELL TRIO: At The Hippodrome, Eyemouth. Cathal McConnell Trio with Cathal McConnell (flute, whistles, song) Karen Marshalsay (Scottish harp) Kathryn Nicoll (fiddle, viola) County Fermanagh-born Cathal McConnell is a world-renowned musician and singer with “The Boys of the Lough”. 8.00pm Tickets £13.50 Early Bird £11.50. The Hippodrome is an arts space where people of all ages can meet to enjoy theatre, music, exhibitions, poetry and film in the picturesque Berwickshire fishing town of Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 19 APRIL Brookfield Knights present ….. LIZABETT RUSSO TRIO: At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody

Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. Recently signed by Muddy Roots Records, Maverick magazine praised their last release as “an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues and jug band music.” www.woodypines.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours. html 31 APRIL DOGHOUSE ROSES & JOSEPH PARSONS DUO: At The County Hotel, High Street, Selkirk. Doors 3pm. Doghouse Roses are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006. The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not Losing’(Yellowroom Music). On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'. Joseph Parsons is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label releases. Both live and with his recordings, Joseph Parsons has always created his own unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his songs through energy and emotional honesty, ranging from stories of people caught in hard times to uplifting songs of love and life. Tickets £8 from www.musicglue.com www.doghouseroses.net www.Josephparsons.com

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Celtic Connections 2017 comprises a wealth of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days across various venues in Glasgow. From Thursday 19 January to Sunday 5 February 2,100 musicians from across the globe will take part in 300 events at venues throughout Glasgow, Scotland, for one of the leading annual festivals of world, folk and roots music. The festival is supported by Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland, and delivered by Glasgow Life. 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, free events, late night sessions and a host of special one-off musical collaborations will once again light up the Scottish winter when Celtic Connections returns. www.celticconnections.com

FEBRUARY

TradFest Edinburgh | Dùn Èideann Edinburgh 26 Apr – 7 May 2017

Experience Scotland Live with a seasonal feast of living traditions and local cultures. Encounter music, storytelling, dance, craft, song and folk drama at venues – indoor and outdoor – across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Rooted in the past yet resonating in the present, TradFest showcases dynamic engagement with Scotland’s History and Heritage as well as providing a platform for up and coming talent in the world of Trad. Look out for the Battle of the Folk Band event as part of the finale performances this year! www.tracscotland.org/tradfest

MAY Southside Fringe Glasgow 12-18 May 2017

Groove CairnGorm

With their festival programme running from the 12th-28th of May 2017, Southside Fringe is now gearing up for its 5th year. Online event applications launch on the 30th Launched last year as the UK’s first resort of November, you can register your event based snowsports festival, Groove Cairnvia www.southsidefringe.com . Building on gorm combined winter snowsports, along the success of 2016 with 50 venues hosting with a selection of DJs and acoustic acts more than 200 events, Southside Fringe are performing over two stages up the mounnow putting the call out for all kinds of tain, followed by an Apres-ski party until the events to be part of next year’s festival – early hours at Badaguish Outdoor Centre Theatre, Music. Comedy, Art, Cabaret, Spofeaturing acts including Grandmaster Flash, ken Word, Family, Heritage, Food & Drink, Hot Chip and Radio 1’s Monki amongst many Health & Wellbeing, Film, and Literary/ others. Books. Closing date for applications, 17 February 2017. For more information, conwww.facebook.com/groovecairngorm tact: corinna@southsidefringe.org.uk Cairngorms 25-25 February 2017

relatively close to the festival itself, as the festival consists of around 35 individually programmed and ticketed events, rather than offering all-in-one day or weekend tickets. Artists visiting the festival perform on several occasions, though, offering a number of chances to catch them over the weekend. www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

JUNE Solus

The Bield at Blackruthven, Perthshire 23-25 June 2017 Solas Festival is an allage arts festival held in Perthshire from 17 to 19 June, with hiphop, electro loops and some of the finest folk and roots music you’ll find in a Scottish field: a rich mix of traditions, talents and tastes. Expect an unusual mix of art, music, theatre, comedy, debate and soulsearching. The programme also makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. Solas Festival offers a creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment. www.solasfestival.co.uk

JULY Hebridean Celtic Festival Hebrides 19-22 July

Fantastic four-day festival set against the rich cultural backdrop of the Outer Hebrides, featuring top quality music from around the Celtic nations and beyond. Stornoway and throughout Lewis and Harris. The cream of www.southsidefringe.com international folk and Celtic music have heaped praise on HebCeltl as it celebrated Orkney Folk Festival its 20th year in 2015 by hosting its biggest Lochwinnoch Arts Festival Orkney number of live performances ever. AwardLochwinnoch 25-28 May 2017 winning artists who took part in this year's 15-26 March 2017 Hebridean Celtic Festival hailed it a huge One of Scotland’s longest-running folk festi- success after bosses laid on new venues and The 16th annual Festival of Music, Drama, vals, celebrating its 35th outing in 2017, the returned to its roots for the showpiece Literature, Creative & Visual Arts in LochOrkney Folk Festival is one of the most pro- event. winnoch, Renfrewshire takes place across a lific events in the Scottish and UK folk calenrange of local venues. There are a number dars, and one of the highlights of Orkney’s www.hebceltfest.com of our favourite performers and artists rediary of community events. An entirely volturning in 2017 including Karine Polwart, untary run event, the festival annually atEirlys Myfanwy Davies, Flute Phonics, Govan tracts artists from all corners of the folk ButeFest Gaelic Choir, Calder Drama, Glasgow Thea- world - from leading international names to The Isle of Bute tre Guild, the Rose Room and many more! 28-30 July 2017 up and coming fresh faces - to Stromness, We have some exciting new acts and perin Orkney’s West Mainland, for four days of formances including Fara - four exciting concerts, ceilidhs, clubs, sessions, talks and A three day festival of music, food and fun. Orkney musicians, Tony Roper, the Glasgow craic. Artists and audiences are welcomed This accessible and hugely friendly family Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra and many festival all takes places a mere thirty-five by and into Orkney’s own thriving folk more!. Visit our website for more info: miles as the crow flies from Glasgow. scene, with Orcadian artists providing Butefest has endeavoured to compile a around two thirds of the festival prohttp://lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk/ gramme. Line-up announced across Decem- richly varied and superb line-up that includes both the contemporary and the clasber-March, with tickets on sale in April, around six weeks ahead of the event. This is sic of the music world and runs that gamut

MARCH

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SEPTEMBER

Party in the Park Bathgate, West Lothian 3 September

Now in its 7th year ‘Party in the Park’ music festival and family fun day is a great day Beauly Electric Fields out for music lovers with families, held in 3-5 August 2017 Drumlanrig Castle Bathgate’s Kirkton Park. There is a main 1-2 September 2017 stage and acoustic stage with music on both Get yourself a ticket to Scotland’s all ages throughout the day from 11am to 6pm with wackiest festival of music and performing Nestling in the beautiful surroundings of free entry and no ticket required. A real mix arts. Bella is back in its beautiful Highland Drumlanrig Castle, south west Scotland. of music from local bands and artists to setting with all the crazy variety that makes We’ve been working really hard to top last those further afield. This is no ticket reit Scotland’s premier boutique festival. year and we’re pretty excited about this quired and no entry fee and as this is ''Belladrum - quite simply, it’s what everysummer, as well as having some brand new geared towards familys there is a strict no day life should be like, if only everyday life developments. One of the most exciting alcohol policy. didn't get in the way.'' - Clare Damdoaran, music festivals in Scotland returns in 2016, eFestivals. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival over two days in the stunning grounds of www.facebook.com/partyinthepark takes place in the beautiful Highland surDrumlanrig Castle! roundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly

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