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DAVE ARCARI returns from USA for home gigs with ANDRES ROOTS from Estonia - read more in our GIGspotlight on page 15. All dates @ www.davearcari.com/tour Pictured Dave Arcari :: photo by Valentina Abrazey / www.abrazey.com

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Travelling Folk: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bruce Macgregor brings you the very best of folk and roots music from around the world. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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The Musical Path: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. Showcasing new cutting edge acts from the Scottish and Irish traditional scene. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic has a BBC Introducing session with LUCIA. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY Ceolraidh: 8pm on BBC ALBA. Gaelic music and song. www.bbcalba.co.uk Jill Barkley: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. New and classic Scottish music, soul rockabilly, pop and indie from around the world. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland ALT with THE LAFONTAINES, MODERN STUDIES, INYAL and C DUNCAN: 11pm on BBC ALBA. Alt is big, it’s bold and it’s brash – it’s Alt. It’s here to reclaim music from shiny floored studios and give it back to the fans, each episode crackling with an energy and vibrancy that comes from a mix of crowdpleasing favourites and exciting breakthrough acts. The headliners go back to their roots, playing intimate, electric sets to diehard fans, and the postindustrial aesthetic of derelict spaces lend the show a unique visual style reflecting the spare, down and dirty performances from emerging stars and seasoned professionals. Since the noisy dawn of rock’n’roll, Scotland has produced bands that have ignited stages and imaginations. From Lonnie Donegan through to The View, Scotland has punched above its musical weight. With the brightest up and coming talents at the roots of the scene, right through to the most renowned and best in the country, this series will feature the music and musicians that represent the strength of talent the country has to offer and the amazing contributions it has made to popular and contemporary music. In episode one, Motherwell’s finest, THE LA FONTAINES top the bill. 2018 was another landmark year for the band, which saw them tour Europe, perform across India and round it all off with a sell-out homecoming show at the Motherwell Concert Hall. The set includes latest single Up and fan favourites Release the Hounds and Common Problem. The show also features the gorgeous “chamber-pop” of MODERN STUDIES, whose latest album received a string of 5-star reviews, Inyal putting their electro spin on traditional folk and the hypnotic, Mercury nominated C DUNCAN. www.bbcalba.co.uk SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY Take The Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. For the very best in traditional music and song join Gary Innes. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Pipeline: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. The definitive pipe music programme featuring news and recordings The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. from the piping world. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland ALT: 9.55-11pm on BBC ALBA. Alt is big, it’s bold and

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Na Trads: 7.25pm on BBC ALBA. MALINKY play at the 2015 Trad Awards. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy Hart;s guests are SLOW READERS CLUB and ASTRID. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Natasha Raskin Sharp: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An eclectic mix of music.

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IAIN MORRISON, whose blend of classic rock and tradition music combine to startling effect and RACHEL NEWTON who continues to captivate. Also, on the show, DANIEL DOCHERTY who, after busking on the streets of Glasgow, looks set for bigger and better things in 2019. Finally RODDY WOOMBLE, frontman of Idlewild and successful solo artist in his own right, picks the key tracks from his brilliant back catalogue. www.bbcalba.co.uk Billy Sloan: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Hot new releases, plus rock and pop music from Scotland and around the world. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY Mike Ritchie On Sunday: 4-6pm on Celtic Music Radio 95FM + DAB. Handpicked tunes from established acts, new voices and anything that takes my fancy from the wonderful worlds of americana, roots, folk, singer/songwriters without worrying about labels. Voted Best Radio Show in americana-uk 2017 Readers' Poll. www.celticmusicradio.net Take The Floor: 5pm on BBC Radio Scotland. For the very best in traditional music and song join Gary Innes. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Jazz Nights: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Seonaid Aitken with the best in jazz music from contemporary to classic. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

A Night At The Theatre: 7-7.30pm + 9.3010pm on BBC Scotland. Scottish comedian Iain Stirling hosts a special one-off entertainment show with the very best performances in comedy and music to kick off the first night of the brand new BBC Scotland channel. Singers LEWIS CAPALDI and NINA NESBITT will be among the performers in an evening packed with laughs and entertainment. The show will broadcast in two parts over the course of the first night’s schedule and promises lots of audience surprises. Recorded at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, A Night At The Theatre is made for BBC Scotland by the Scottish production arm of Hungry Bear Media, the team behind All Round To Mrs Brown’s, and promises to be an unmissable show. www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcscotland Classics Unwrapped: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen Broad presents music in the studio from Venezuelan pianist GABRIELA MONTERO. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

performances from emerging stars and seasoned professionals. Kim Carnie and Dol MacKInnon present a live set by KYLE FALCONER. www.bbcalba.co.uk 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 MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Vic Galloway: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An interview special including KATHRYN JOSEPH, SCOTT HUTCHISON, STEPHEN MALKMUS & ALT: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Alt is big, it’s bold and KIM DEAL. it’s brash – it’s Alt. It’s here to reclaim music www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland from shiny floored studios and give it back to the fans, each episode crackling with an energy Trusadh - Eric R. Cregeen: 9-10pm on BBC and vibrancy that comes from a mix of crowdALBA. Although Eric Radcliff Cregeen was of pleasing favourites and exciting breakthrough Manx origin and had no direct connection with acts. The headliners go back to their roots, Scotland, he devoted much of his life to the playing intimate, electric sets to diehard fans, collecting, recording, photographing and and the post-industrial aesthetic of derelict collating of precious written material and folklore spaces lend the show a unique visual style in the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland reflecting the spare, down and dirty during the 60s and 70s. The main focus of his

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work was Gaelic Scotland where he recorded the events and traditions of the local people, including a wealth of poetry, music and song from generations of tradition bearers. Fifty years on, 22-year-old Pàdruig Morrison from Grimsay in North Uist, who has a passion for Scottish studies and music, sets out to discover more about this remarkable man. Although his contribution to the likes of the School of Scottish Studies is vast, his name as a pioneer of folklore collecting methods is largely unknown to the masses due to his untimely passing in 1983. With archive recordings and interviews from family members, colleagues, and friends, this programme explores the remarkable legacy he left to Scottish folklore. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: At Twickfolk, Twickenham. Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on creative forces on the Scottish music scene – BBC Radio Scotland. Vic Galloway sits in with all thoroughly active and a truly energised with a the essential songs. heart-warming zing. He made his name touring www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio www.findlaynapier.com Scotland. Enjoy live performances from the Foyer at BBC Radio Scotland's Pacific Quay. 27 MARCH www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: Natasha Raskin Sharp: 11pm on BBC Radio At Green Note, London. Findlay Napier is one of Scotland. An eclectic mix of music. the most highly-regarded performers and The Musical Path: 10pm on BBC ALBA. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland creative forces on the Scottish music scene – Performances from INYAL, DAMIEN KANE and thoroughly active and a truly energised with a EOGHANN NEFF. ------------------------------------------------ heart-warming zing. He made his name touring www.bbcalba.co.uk and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. Iain Anderson: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. www.findlaynapier.com End the day in the company of the songwriting masters of country, folk, blues and soul. 16 APRIL www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland SALTHOUSE: At The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY Great Sutton Street, London. EC1V 0DX. 7.30pm. "Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio organic folksinger/songwriter as you can get. Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, She absorbs the culture, essence, stories and arts and culture from across Scotland. legends of her native region and manufactures PLEASE CHECK ALL GIG DATES/ them into inspired songs and tunes which reflect www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland of the natural world around her." - Folk All DETAILS BEFORE TRAVELLING much Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on www.facebook.com/jennysturgeonmusic BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential OR BOOKING TICKETS songs. THINGS CAN CHANGE!! www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Another Country with Ricky Ross: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Nashville singer-songwriter and record producer NEILSON HUBBARD in conversation. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Roddy Hart: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy shines a spotlight on great songwriting both contemporary and clsssic. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY The Afternoon 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 with all the essential 14 MARCH songs. TANNARA: At Slaughtered Lamb, London. With www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting Travelling Folk: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bruce Macgregor with live performances onstage pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and at the Edinburgh Festivals. diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland music is an electrifying meeting place for a Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and interview special including KATHRYN JOSEPH, gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, SCOTT HUTCHISON, STEPHEN MALKMUS & guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is KIM DEAL. uniquely theirs. They've just released their www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. www.tannaramusic.com THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

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Got a 2019 American tour planned - get the dates listed here!!! 3 JANUARY - 29 MARCH SKERRYVORE - EVO Tour USA: Twice winners of Scottish 'Live Act Of The Year' Skerryvore extend their EVO World Tour to include more US shows in 2019 with dates in NY, PA, FL, OK, IL, WI, MI, AR and KS throughout January and March. Back on the remote Scottish island of Tiree in 2005, the raw but contemporary trad quartet that formed Skerryvore could have only dreamed that over the next decade they would become a multi-award winning act that was performing in over 25 countries worldwide. From those traditional roots the band have developed

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both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. The band’s ability to fuse traditional Scottish music and rhythms with a range of other genres is a trademark of their distinctive, high-energy sound. www.skerryvore.com www.facebook.com/skerryvore

MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singersongwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, APRIL / MAY Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef DEAN OWENS & THE WHISKY HEARTS: In Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of USA (various dates inc Albino Skunk Music Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Festival SC, Pensacola Festival FL, Frog Pond Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ AL). Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/ www.tickets.rockportmusic.org songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful www.dougiemaclean.com voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and 13 APRIL engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His band, The DOUGIE MACLEAN in Concert: At 8th Step @ Whisky Hearts, is a mighty all star line-up who Proctors/GE Theatre, Schenectady, NY. “Dougie can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singerand twang. songwriter and a national musical www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting 8 APRIL and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song DOUGIE MACLEAN in Concert: At Blackstone 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and River Theatre, Cumberland, Rhode Island. inspired performances. His songs have been “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan singer-songwriter and a national musical Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef and instrumental composition. He is Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of internationally renowned for his song Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ inspired performances. His songs have been www.8thstep.org/dougie-maclean covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan www.dougiemaclean.com Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. 14 APRIL He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of DOUGIE MACLEAN in Concert with special Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC guests THE WINDHAM CHAMBER SINGERS: Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ At The River Club Music Hall, Scituate, MA. www.riverfolk.org “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent www.dougiemaclean.com singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a 10 APRIL unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is DOUGIE MACLEAN in Concert with special internationally renowned for his song guests THE WINDHAM CHAMBER SINGERS: 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and At Windham Performing Arts Centre, Windham, inspired performances. His songs have been Maine. “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's precovered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan eminent singer-songwriter and a national Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef songwriting and instrumental composition. He is Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of internationally renowned for his song Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ inspired performances. His songs have been www.theriverclubmusichall.com covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan www.dougiemaclean.com Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ www.windhamchambersingers.tix.com www.dougiemaclean.com

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Send us all your gig dates for Edinburgh and Lothians area. Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 21 FEBRUARY ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Every Thursday at 2.30pm. www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh 22 FEBRUARY MAIRI CAMPBELL and the PENDULUM BAND with HANNAH READ: At Queens Hall, Edinburgh. The Pendulum Band is coming to town! This one-off concert is going to be something else. Mammoth tracks from Pulse and Auld Lang syne plus acoustic songs and improvisations. Innes Watson on guitar, William Jaquet on drums, Duncan Lyall on bass, Ada Francis and her vocal trio, Sua lee on cello, Nicky Haire on fiddle, myself on viola and voice and a troup of dancers! We’re sharing the night with the wonderful Hannah Read, singer songwriter who is from Edinburgh but living in New York. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial 25 FEBRUARY Soundhouse presents ..... MIKE VASS - Save His Calm: At The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. Soundhouse - putting on great live music in Edinburgh ... fundraising for a new centre for musicians and music lovers www.facebook.com/soundhouseorg 26 FEBRUARY RootsBase presents ..... INYAL: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club - dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and rootsbased music. Going under the name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co. uk/programme 28 FEBRUARY ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Every Thursday at 2.30pm. www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh 1 MARCH DAVE ARCARI with ANDRES ROOTS: At Leith Dept, Edinburgh. With one of Estonia's top guitar players Andres Roots joining Dave on a run of three Scottish shows. Alternative blues (alt.blues) 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 ten internationally-acclaimed solo album releases.

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“Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” - Seasick Steve www.facebook.com/andres.roots.roundabout www.davearcari.com/tour/

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COLLABRO: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Popular 9 MARCH vocal quartet stop off en route to the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets @ McGOLDRICK MCCUSKER DOYLE: At Brunton www.thequeenshall.net Theatre, Musselburgh. One of the highlights of any year is going on the road and playing with 2 MARCH my friends Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' Global Bagpipes @ NMS: At National Museum continues in 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 UK & Ireland. We hope to see some of you at 1JF. 11:30–11:50 & 12:30–12:50. Free drop-in. one of the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates The bagpipes are a key instrument for both @ Scotland and Iran. Enjoy musical performances www.johnmccusker.co.uk which show the different styles and surprising similarities in both countries, accompanied by 10 MARCH Iranian and Scottish dancers. Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival MIDGE URE: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. ‘Songs www.nms.ac.uk/iranianfestival and Stories’. Midge will play with COLE STACEY and JOE O’KEEFE (India Electric Company) and EDINBURGH HIGHLAND REEL & answer audience questions. Tickets @ STRATHSPEY SOCIETY Annual Concert: At www.thequeenshall.net Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. A varied programme of traditional Scottish fiddle music. Tickets @ 11 MARCH www.thequeenshall.net Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER 4 MARCH AND RAIN: At Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Homecoming 2: The Return of Mackay’s Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain Memoirs: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. have established a strong footing, appealing to Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Martyn the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Bennett’s commemorative piece, four of the Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing original musicians (MAEVE GILCHRIST, BEN elements of rock and pop with acoustic DUNCAN, ADAM CLIFFORD and DAVE instrumentation, they have created a very LLOYD) will perform the stunning composition distinctive sound of their own. alongside pupils from the City of Edinburgh www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco Music School. Tickets @ www.brookfield-knights.com www.thequeenshall.net 12 MARCH 5 MARCH RootsBase presents ..... ADAM RootsBase presents ..... RACHEL HAIR & SUTHERLAND: At Gilded Balloon Basement, RON JAPPY: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live live music club - dedicated to presenting the music club - dedicated to presenting the very very best in folk, trad and roots-based music. best in folk, trad and roots-based music. Going Going under the name RootsBase, the weekly under the name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will gigs will take place every Tuesday at the Gilded take place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Balloon Basement at the west end of Rose Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co.uk/ @ www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme programme 6 MARCH

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TANNARA: At Edinburgh Folk Club. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've just released their second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. www.tannaramusic.com

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Instrumental Music Service. Tickets @ www.thequeenshall.net 15 MARCH FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: At House Concert (see web site), Edinburgh. Findlay Napier is one of the most highlyregarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and a truly energised with a heart-warming zing. He made his name touring and recording with multiaward winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. www.findlaynapier.com HATS OFF GENTLEMEN IT’S ADEQUATE: At St Cecilia’s Hall, University of Edinburgh. Malcolm Galloway singing and talking about the past, present and future of the brain at Edinburgh’s Mad Hatter/Grey Matter Festival. An unusual event, merging a science lecture with a 'Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate' concert. Many of our songs have been inspired by neuroscience. Malcolm Galloway combines working as a consultant neuropathologist and medical school teacher with being an award winning musician. His band 'Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate' have written albums inspired by neuroscience, brain evolution, and artificial intelligence). Tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk www.hatsoffgentlemen.com 19 MARCH RootsBase presents ..... THE BEVVY SISTERS: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club - dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based music. Going under the name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme 21 MARCH Synergy Concerts presents..... LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY: At Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh. 7.30-11pm. www.summerhall.co.uk www.twitter.com/NEHHSH ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Every Thursday at 2.30pm. www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh 23 MARCH

MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Naturally 7 with EDINBURGH SCHOOLS Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship JAZZ ORCHESTRA: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to As part of the Resonate series of concerts in 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality conjunction with the City of Edinburgh and expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With Instrumental Music Service, the ESJO get a live music, animation and movement, this funny once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support and heartfelt show resonates with wider America’s foremost a cappella group who have universal truths. The show premiered at shared a stage with Michael Bublé and Coldplay. Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling In partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by

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songs under the theme of journeys, and follows the success of Claire’s debut album ‘Between River and Railway’ released in 2016. (“An exquisite album” SONGLINES). The album features accomplished musicians Jenn Butterworth (guitar), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Thomas Gibbs (piano) and Andrew Waite (accordion). It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound Studios by engineer Stuart Hamilton alongside producer Inge Thomson. The album showcases the versatility of Claire’s style and repertoire, with some interesting stories along the way. www.clairehastings.com/tour 7 APRIL JENNA REID & HARRIS PLAYFAIR with MR MCFALL’S CHAMBER: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. One of Shetland’s finest and most accomplished modern-day fiddlers, Jenna Reid, is joined by long-time accompanist Harris Playfair and the genre-defying string ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber in a sumptuous double-bill of musical mastery. Supported by SAM BREADON (a member of The Queen’s Hall). Tickets @ www.thequeenshall.net 9 APRIL

RootsBase presents ..... IONA FYFE: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose 29 MARCH Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, UFO Final Tour: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. trad and roots-based music. Going under the 50th anniversary and final tour for the hard rock name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take place band. Tickets @ every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Basement www.thequeenshall.net at the west end of Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) and all 30 MARCH tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme BBC BIG BAND featuring CLAIRE MARTIN: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Multi award-winning 11-13 APRIL jazz vocalist and radio presenter, Claire Martin OBE, joins the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Wide Days Music Convention 2019: At Band for a unique celebration of the legendary Various venues in Edinburgh. Wide Days is set ladies of jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie to celebrate its tenth edition with an expanded Holiday, Judy Garland and their contemporaries. programme including more networking Supported by SAM BREADON (a member of opportunities, pre-event activities and the The Queen’s Hall). Tickets @ addition of a significantly expanded live offering www.thequeenshall.net which will see three Scottish festivals each curate a venue. Delegates arriving in Edinburgh 2 APRIL on Thursday 11 April will have the option to take part in a guided tour of the city followed by RootsBase presents ..... SEONAID AITKEN: pre-event entertainment. Friday 14 April will A NIGHT WITH ELLA: At Gilded Balloon continue with the conference at Teviot Row Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, House, followed by a showcase featuring a Edinburgh. A new live music club - dedicated to selection of Scotland’s most promising acts. presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots- Saturday 13 April will see the addition of a based music. Going under the name RootsBase, range of optional activities, an event catering for the weekly gigs will take place every Tuesday at the performing artists and a significant boost to the Gilded Balloon Basement at the west end of the live programme. This will provide delegates Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors and public alike with an opportunity to get a open at 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at flavour of the participating festivals – to be £11 (£9 concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co. announced next month - which will also include uk/programme a selection of exciting acts from outside Scotland. 3 APRIL www.widedays.com CLAIRE HASTINGS (album tour): At Edinburgh Folk Club, Edinburgh. Claire tours her much-awaited second album from former BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings. It is a blend of original and traditional

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28 MAY RootsBase presents ..... HEISK: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based music. Going under the name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) @ www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme 4 JUNE

RootsBase presents ..... OBT (TOM OAKES, JON BEWS, DANIEL THORPE): At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club 7 MAY dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based music. Going under the RootsBase presents ..... RACHEL name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take NEWTON: At Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All music club - dedicated to presenting the very shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at best in folk, trad and roots-based music. 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 Going under the name RootsBase, the weekly concession) @ gigs will take place every Tuesday at the www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme Gilded Balloon Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All shows begin at 7.30pm 11 JUNE (doors open at 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 concession) @ RootsBase presents ..... RYAN YOUNG: At www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme Gilded Balloon Basement, Rose Theatre, Rose Street, Edinburgh. A new live music club 10 MAY dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based music. Going under the TIM GARLAND: Weather Walker: At name RootsBase, the weekly gigs will take Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Three world-class place every Tuesday at the Gilded Balloon virtuosi (GARLAND, JASON REBELLO and Basement at the west end of Rose Street. All YURI GOLOUBEV) at the height of their shows begin at 7.30pm (doors open at creative powers perform material born from 6.30pm) and all tickets are priced at £11 (£9 Tim’s love of the natural world. The music concession) @ uses folk song and some unconventional www.gildedballoon.co.uk/programme atmospheric devices. Tickets @ www.thequeenshall.net 13 June 11 MAY

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Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 23 FEBRUARY MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Eastwood Arts Centre, Giffnock. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live music, animation and movement, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist Collective. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial 27 FEBRUARY DAVE ARCARI with ANDRES ROOTS: At The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. With one of Estonia's top guitar players Andres Roots joining Dave on a run of three Scottish shows. Alternative blues (alt.blues) 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 ten internationally-acclaimed solo album releases. “Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” - Seasick Steve www.facebook.com/andres.roots.roundabout www.davearcari.com/tour/ 2 MARCH DAVE ARCARI with ANDRES ROOTS: At Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, by Drymen. With one of Estonia's top guitar players Andres Roots joining Dave on a run of three Scottish shows. Alternative blues (alt.blues) 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 ten internationally-acclaimed solo album releases. “Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” - Seasick Steve www.facebook.com/andres.roots.roundabout www.davearcari.com/tour/ VAGABOND VOICES with DEAN OWENS + YVONNE LYON: At Milngavie Folk Club, Glasgow. Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His band, The Whisky Hearts, is a mighty all star line-up who can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots and twang. www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic

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Scottish troubadour joined by Estonian guitar master for double-bill shows GIGnotes ..... Dave Arcari + Andres Roots @ Wednesday 27 February - Glad Cafe, Glasgow :: Friday 1 March - Leith Depot, Edinburgh :: Saturday 2 March - Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, Drymen. All tour details @ www.davearcari.com/tour

Scotland's hard working alt.blues troubadour DAVE ARCARI returns from another USA tour to play a three exclusive double-bill shows with his friend ANDRES ROOTS – Estonia’s top blues and slide guitarist. The pair will play Glasgow’s Glad Cafe on Wednesday 27 February then on Friday 1 March they are at Leith Depot, Edinburgh. The final show of the series is on Saturday 2 March at Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, Drymen – close to Arcari’s home on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond…and the venue for the 2017 recording of his Live at Memorial Hall double album. The two musicians have been close friends since Roots instigated Arcari’s first appearances in Estonia – and, in fact, outside the UK – in 2005 which included the Augustibluus Festival and a Tartu blues club event where Arcari was the first overseas performer to appear. Arcari has since returned to play major festivals and venues in Estonia on an almost annual basis, most recently in December when one of the shows was a special event celebrating the 15th anniversary of Tartu blues club. Roots has visited Scotland and the UK a number of times over the same period, most recently when he and Arcari were both billed at Shetland Blues Festival in 2013.

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slashing slide guitar work this release features his banjo playing…and a mellower side to his songwriting and performance. It’s available to stream and download via Spotify, Apple Music and all digital services. “Actually, the banjo has featured in my live set for a while, but I only had a couple of songs on it,” says Arcari. “And while they (Still Friends and Good Moonshine) have become crowd favourites, I felt it was becoming too predictable that I’d play these songs whenever I picked up the banjo.

Arcari has also provided vocals on a number of “So I was keen to come up with a new banjo tracks on Roots’ record releases. song that was a little different. This one is Fresh from his USA West Coast debut, having based on the story of Glengoyne single malt previously toured the East Coast, Arcari’s tour whisky….my local distillery. There’s a few schedule included a four-day stint at the more in the pipeline for both slide guitar and NAMM (National Association of Music banjo.” Merchants) Show in Los Angeles where he was Arcari’s last full length release – Live at with National Reso-Phonic Guitars whose Memorial Hall – hit the streets last autumn on instruments have become a stylistic double 180g coloured vinyl and digipak CD as trademark of Arcari’s music. well as download/streaming via iTunes, Dave's latest release – Whisky Trail – reveals another side to Arcari. Known mainly for his

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Arcari has recently been taken onboard by Reunion Blues Gig Bags as an official artist, another partnership which sees the premium instrument case manufacturer join Arcari’s list of endorsees alongside National Reso-Phonic Guitars, Newtone Strings, G7th Capos and Diamond Bottlenecks. “Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” Seasick Steve

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 16: glasgow + surrounding area The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... SAM LEWIS & JAKE MORRELL: At The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start. After being one of the stand out acts at Glasgow Americana in 2015, we are delighted to welcome Sam Lewis back to Glasgow for his own headline show in what is our 15th anniversary of putting on shows. With rich soulful vocals, well crafted songs, roots country and blue eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam’s debut a complimentary companion to Charles’ own, two volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Leaving home as soon as the opportunity arrived, Sam landed in Knoxville, and later Nashville. Jake Morrell was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival. Tickets £13 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/samlewistunes www.facebook.com/Thejakemorrell www.fallenangelsclub.com

15-16 MARCH SAMAs 'Paisley Takeover': At Paisley Arts Centre + The Bungalow, Paisley. The two-day event will offer an array of live music, workshops, seminars & spoken word. Paisley Takeover will include music performances by a range of Scottish artists including C DUNCAN, KATHRYN JOSEPH,MICHAEL TIMMONS, SWEATY PALMS, CRYSTAL, PLEASURE HEADS, and MEGAN AIRLIE. There's also an 'In Conversation' with Stuart Braithwaite about record label Rock Action Records (Mogwai / The Twilight Sad / Sacred Paws), while the other panels will explore Paisley’s Cultural Community & Potential, and Working In The Music Business, whilst 23rd Precinct Music will also host a special workshop giving insight into sync, licensing and royalties within music. Tickets from £7 - £12 on 0300 300 1210, from Eventbrite UK or @ www.officialsama.co.uk 22 MARCH

TANNARA: At Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as 8 MARCH well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their music is an FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: At Boarding House, Howwood (nr. Paisley). Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and Findlay Napier is one of the most highlyhonest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and regarded performers and creative forces on the vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and a musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've truly energised with a heart-warming zing. He just released their second album STRANDS at made his name touring and recording with multi- Celtic Connections. award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back www.tannaramusic.com of the Moon. www.findlaynapier.com 26 MARCH 9 MARCH

Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At The Performing Arts Centre, TANNARA: At Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Kilbarchan. With their roots in traditional With a background in Scotland’s native bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece traditions, their ceaseless musical development Thunder and Rain have established a strong is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: footing, appealing to the same audience as The From indie rock to electronica, as well as Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and Unafraid to experiment, their music is an pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: created a very distinctive sound of their own. Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and www.brookfield-knights.com vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've 28 MARCH just released their second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. CLAIRE HASTINGS (album tour): At Biggar www.tannaramusic.com Corn Exchange, Biggar. Claire tours her muchawaited second album from former BBC Young 10 MARCH Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings. It is a blend of original and traditional songs The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... under the theme of journeys, and follows the FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: success of Claire’s debut album ‘Between River At The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Findlay Napier is one and Railway’ released in 2016. (“An exquisite of the most highly-regarded performers and album” SONGLINES). The album features creative forces on the Scottish music scene – accomplished musicians Jenn Butterworth thoroughly active and a truly energised with a (guitar), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Thomas Gibbs heart-warming zing. He made his name touring (piano) and Andrew Waite (accordion). It was and recording with multi-award winning recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. Studios by engineer Stuart Hamilton alongside www.findlaynapier.com producer Inge Thomson. The album showcases www.fallenangelsclub.com the versatility of Claire’s style and repertoire,

with some interesting stories along the way. www.clairehastings.com/tour The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... JASON RINGENBERG: At CCA (Club Room), Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start. Jason Ringenberg was born and raised on an Illinois hog farm that bordered the Rock Island Line Railroad. When he left for Nashville on 4th July 4, 1981, to pursue his dream of “making a band that could kick American roots music into the modern age!” little did he know just how far that kick would go. He immediately formed Jason & The Scorchers and never looked back. His latest album Stand Tall was written whilst participating in the Artist in Residence Program for the National Park Service at Sequoia National Park. It is not hard to imagine him writing songs whilst climbing a 10000 foot Sierra Nevada mountain! That restless spirit will not be stilled. Tickets £14 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/jasonringenbergmusic www.fallenangelsclub.com 14 APRIL The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... GOOD LOVELIES & FORTUNATE ONES: At CCA, Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start. The Good Lovelies are a Canadian folk/country harmony trio, consisting of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. Three immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless. Over the course of their decade-plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points. Fellow Canadians Fortunate Ones will be opening up the show as a duo. Tickets £15 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/goodlovelies/ www.fallenangelsclub.com 28 APRIL Brookfield Knights presents ..... MAY ERLEWINE TRIO: At Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan. May Erlewine made a big impression when she played UK festival dates with her side project, The Sweet Water Warblers, in 2017. Now, she tours in her own right, with two of her renowned backing band to perform in the trio format that has been on the road in the USA. www.facebook.com/mayerlewinemusic www.brookfield-knights.com 5 MAY PARLIAMO with PLEASURE HEADS: At Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow. The band fuse a revival of rock 'n' roll guitar music with pop melodies alike to the 60's whilst carrying a punk energy and huge echoey drums of 80's dance music, Parliamo represent an exciting take on underground pop and play anthems by the youth, for the youth. Lyrically inspired by the likes of John Cooper Clarke and Mike Skinner and name their musical influences as including The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Fatboy Slim and

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 19: glasgow + surrounding area:: fife + central + perthshire + tayside Oakzy B amongst others. The group are made up of Jack Dailly (vocals), Finn Freeburn Morrison (guitars), Fraser Nicholson (bass), Calum Simpson (guitar) and Ben France (drums). www.facebook.com/ParliamoBand 7 MAY Brookfield Knights presents ..... THE FRETLESS: At Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan. Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) also picked up two nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Contemporary Album and Instrumental Group of The Year). The accolade was great news for a band that continues to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit. www.facebook.com/thefretless www.brookfield-knights.com 17-19 MAY DAVE ARCARI: At Drimsynie Estate Hotel, Drimsynie Estate Hotel, Lochgoilhead, Bute Town. Alternative blues (alt.blues) 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 ten internationally-acclaimed solo album releases. “Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” - Seasick Steve www.davearcari.com/tour/

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. Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 21 FEBRUARY Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents ..... MIKE VASS: At The Polish Ex-serviceman's Club, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy, doors 7.30pm. The Acoustic Music Club provides concerts every Thursday night in the Polish Club. The club encourages interest in Scottish Traditional and World music. We also actively encourage links with other countries and have hosted bands from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden & Germany amongst others. We encourage involvement in playing instruments and in song and regularly host “Open Mic” nights for our club members and visitors. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk 28 FEBRUARY Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents .....

FAKE THACKRAY: At The Polish Exserviceman's Club, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy, doors 7.30pm. The Acoustic Music Club provides concerts every Thursday night in the Polish Club. The club encourages interest in Scottish Traditional and World music. We also actively encourage links with other countries and have hosted bands from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden & Germany amongst others. We encourage involvement in playing instruments and in song and regularly host “Open Mic” nights for our club members and visitors. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk

5 MARCH McGOLDRICK McCUSKER DOYLE: At The Tolbooth, Stirling. One of the highlights of any year is going on the road and playing with my friends Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' continues in 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the UK & Ireland. We hope to see some of you at one of the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates @ www.johnmccusker.co.uk 9 MARCH

Crail Folk Club presents ..... 'A Singers Night': At Crail Town Hall, Marketgate South, Crail. 8pm BYOB. £1. Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound? Bring your own bottle and glass. Full details @ www.crailfolkclub.org.uk www.facebook.com/crailfolkclub

Strange Behaviours presents ..... GASP + JACKAL TRADES: At Tolbooth, Stirling. Doors 7.30pm. The Tolbooth’s regular alternative gig night returns with rare sets from two of Scotland’s most widely respected and lesserspotted hip hop artists. Enigmatic, prolific and influential, GASP is arguably one of underground hip-hop’s most revered emcees. Via a steady slew of videos, he portrays a character bordering on unhinged, lunacy, aggression, a sense of horror either stuffed down your throat 1 MARCH where you stand, or else lurking never too far away. In his lyrics however you see the humour Langtoun Jazz presents ..... Jazz & and the innate ability to sum up common Cocktails: At Blue Monday Night Club, High experience in neat verse that has kept him at Street, Kirkcaldy. With vocalist EVELYN LAURIE the top of the scene’s foodchain for years now. with FRANK BOLAM on guitar and MARIO Joining him on the night is cult producer CARIBE on bass. From 8.30pm to 10.30pm. We Physiks, a regular collaborator and part of what are working towards a mini festival in October has kept GASP’s output of the highest quality in 2019 and a full blown festival in July 2019 - we production and musicality. In support is have lots of fundraising events planned and emerging emcee and Scottish Alternative Music looking for support from jazz lovers in Kirkcaldy Award-nominated artist Jackal Trades. A writer and surrounding area. Advance bookings are whose distinctive rasp and work with a range of preferred but it should always be possible to pay esteemed producers has seen his reputation at the door. For £10 tickets email build, through two self-released albums chocked info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @ full of social observation, political backlash and www.brownpapertickets.com sarcastic one-liners. Tickets: £6 advance / £8 on www.facebook.com/langtounjazz/ the door / £5 with a Young Scot Card (purchase in person at Box Office required). On sale now 2 MARCH on 01786 274 000, via Tolbooth website or @ http://bit.ly/sbGASP PARLIAMO with PLEASURE HEADS: At www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth Church, Dundee. The band fuse a revival of rock www.facebook.com/strangebehavioursstirling 'n' roll guitar music with pop melodies alike to the 60's whilst carrying a punk energy and huge 14 MARCH echoey drums of 80's dance music, Parliamo represent an exciting take on underground pop FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: and play anthems by the youth, for the youth. At The Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. Findlay Lyrically inspired by the likes of John Cooper Napier is one of the most highly-regarded Clarke and Mike Skinner and name their musical performers and creative forces on the Scottish influences as including The Stone Roses, The music scene – thoroughly active and a truly Smiths, Fatboy Slim and Oakzy B amongst energised with a heart-warming zing. He made others. The group are made up of Jack Dailly his name touring and recording with multi-award (vocals), Finn Freeburn Morrison (guitars), winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of Fraser Nicholson (bass), Calum Simpson (guitar) the Moon. and Ben France (drums). www.findlaynapier.com www.facebook.com/ParliamoBand Crail Folk Club presents ..... 'ALAN REID': At 4 MARCH Crail Town Hall, Marketgate South, Crail. 8pm BYOB. £8. Multi-instrumentalist Alan Reid found McGOLDRICK McCUSKER DOYLE: At Perth fame with the internationally renown Battlefield Theatre, Perth. One of the highlights of any year Band making almost 30 albums and being is going on the road and playing with my friends inducted into the Hall of Fame. He also has solo Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really albums and four with Rob Van Sante. Working ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' continues in with Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield also looks 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the UK & good on the CV. It will be a welcome solo return Ireland. We hope to see some of you at one of to Crail for Alan. Sure to be a big night. Tickets the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates @ and full details @ www.johnmccusker.co.uk www.crailfolkclub.org.uk

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Langtoun Jazz presents ..... DUNDEE UNIVERSITY BIG BAND: At Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy. From 2pm to 4pm. We are working towards a mini festival in October 2019 and a full blown festival in July 2019 - we have lots of fundraising events planned and looking for support from jazz lovers in Kirkcaldy and surrounding area. Advance bookings are preferred but it should always be possible to pay at the door. For £10 adults / £5 U16s tickets email info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @ www.brownpapertickets.com www.facebook.com/langtounjazz/

Langtoun Jazz presents ..... THE ANDY LAWRENSON TRIO: At Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy. The Andy Lawrenson Trio playing jazz in the style of Django Rheinhardt Busking Sharks Community Big Band playing modern big band classics. We are working towards a mini festival in October 2019 and a full blown festival in July 2019 - we have lots of fundraising events planned and looking for support from jazz lovers in Kirkcaldy and surrounding area. Advance bookings are preferred but it should always be possible to pay at the door. For £10 adults / £5 U16s tickets email info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @ www.brownpapertickets.com www.facebook.com/langtounjazz/

21 MARCH Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain have established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own. www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco www.brookfield-knights.com

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Langtoun Jazz presents ..... Rock till you drop Jive Workshop & Dance: At Linton Lane Community Centre, Templehall, Kirkcaldy. With RAY & NICKY DOULL and THE BUICK55s. We are working towards a mini festival in October 2019 and a full blown festival in July 2019 - we have lots of fundraising events planned and looking for support from jazz lovers in Kirkcaldy and surrounding area. Advance bookings are preferred but it should always be possible to pay at the door. For £12 tickets email 22 MARCH info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @ www.brownpapertickets.com MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Byre www.facebook.com/langtounjazz/ Theatre, St Andrews. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. Tales of 10 MAY time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to 5-star Pulse Langtoun Jazz presents ..... Jazz & (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and Cocktails: At Blue Monday Night Club, High expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live Street, Kirkcaldy. From 8.30pm to 11.30pm. music, animation and movement, this funny and With vocalist GRACE BLACK with ESMOND heartfelt show resonates with wider universal SELWYN on guitar then a jam session with truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh piano, guitar and bass and anyone who wants to Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre join in and sing or play. We are working towards throughout August 2018. Presented by a mini festival in October 2019 and a full blown Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist festival in July 2019 - we have lots of fundraising Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and events planned and looking for support from jazz directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist lovers in Kirkcaldy and surrounding area. Collective. Advance bookings are preferred but it should www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial always be possible to pay at the door. For £10 for Audience members (£5 for participants in the 29 + 30 MARCH jam session) tickets email info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @ The Clunie Concerts - DOUGIE MACLEAN in www.brownpapertickets.com Concert in a Perthshire Village Hall: At www.facebook.com/langtounjazz/ Clunie Hall, Perthshire. “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a 11 MAY national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots Langtoun Jazz presents ..... ROSYTH based' songwriting and instrumental CONCERT BAND: At Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, composition. He is internationally renowned for Kirkcaldy. From 2-4pm. Rosyth Concert Band his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the playing Big Band Classic with guests GRACE Mohicans' and inspired performances. His songs BLACK & ESMOND SELWYN. We are working have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy towards a mini festival in October 2019 and a MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie full blown festival in July 2019 - we have lots of Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other fundraising events planned and looking for top performers. He has received two prestigious support from jazz lovers in Kirkcaldy and Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music surrounding area. Advance bookings are Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award preferred but it should always be possible to pay from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! at the door. For £10 adults / £5 U16s tickets Tickets @ email www.cluniehall.co.uk info@langtounjazz.co.uk for details or online @

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 22: aberdeenshire + north east :: highlands + west coast + argyll 23 FEBRUARY Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... MY DARLING CLEMENTINE + DAVID LATTO: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 7.30pm. ABP bringing Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers, Almost Blue Promotions was set up with the aim of bringing Americana, Country, Roots gigs to Aberdeen on a regular basis. We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp. www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions/ 1 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Alvah Parish Hall, Turriff. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live music, animation and movement, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist Collective. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial 2 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At The Phoenix Arts Centre, Newton Dee, Bielside. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live music, animation and movement, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist Collective. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial 7 MARCH McGOLDRICK MCCUSKER DOYLE: At Glassel Hall, nr Banchory. One of the highlights of any year is going on the road and playing with my friends Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' continues in 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the UK & Ireland. We hope to see some of you at one of the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates @ www.johnmccusker.co.uk FINDLAY NAPIER with MEGAN HENWOOD: At Montrose Folk Club. Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and a truly energised with a

heart-warming zing. He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. www.findlaynapier.com 8 MARCH McGOLDRICK MCCUSKER DOYLE: At Glenbuchat Hall, Glenbuchat. One of the highlights of any year is going on the road and playing with my friends Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' continues in 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the UK & Ireland. We hope to see some of you at one of the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates @ www.johnmccusker.co.uk 22 MARCH Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 7.30pm. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain have established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own. www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions/ www.brookfield-knights.com 23 MARCH Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At Tin Hut, Gartly, by Huntly. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain have established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own. www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco www.brookfield-knights.com 4 APRIL JAMES BROWN IS ANNIE: At The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. Soul-funk outfit James Brown Is Annie released their anticipated new album (JBiA II) on 15 September. Funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Average White Band legend Hamish Stuart the 11-track album saw the Edinburgh-based sextet move away from straight-up funk to what could be described as Caledonia Soul. www.facebook.com/Earls.Of.Caithness 14 APRIL Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... LEO RONDEAU & AGS CONNOLLY: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 7.30pm. ABP bringing Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers, Almost Blue Promotions was set up with the aim of bringing Americana, Country, Roots gigs to Aberdeen on a regular basis. We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as

well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp. www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions/ 25 APRIL Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... AMBER CROSS: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 7.30pm. ABP bringing Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers, Almost Blue Promotions was set up with the aim of bringing Americana, Country, Roots gigs to Aberdeen on a regular basis. Tickets £12/£10adv @ SeeTickets We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp. www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions/ 30 APRIL Brookfield Knights presents ..... MAY ERLEWINE TRIO: At Glassel Hall, Banchory. May Erlewine made a big impression when she played UK festival dates with her side project, The Sweet Water Warblers, in 2017. Now, she tours in her own right, with two of her renowned backing band to perform in the trio format that has been on the road in the USA. www.facebook.com/mayerlewinemusic www.brookfield-knights.com 17 MAY Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... Songwriters In The Round with DAVID STARR, MARTHA L HEALY, AL SHIELDS: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 7.30pm. ABP bringing Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers, Almost Blue Promotions was set up with the aim of bringing Americana, Country, Roots gigs to Aberdeen on a regular basis. We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp. www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions/

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JAMES BROWN IS ANNIE: At Mr C’s, Thurso, MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Caithness. Soul-funk outfit James Brown Is Melvich Village Hall, Melvich, Thurso. Mairi Annie released their anticipated new album presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld (JBiA II) on 15 September. Funded by Creative Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship Scotland and produced by Average White Band combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to legend Hamish Stuart the 11-track album saw 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, the Edinburgh-based sextet move away from vitality and expression…” Musical Theatre straight-up funk to what could be described as Review). With live music, animation and Caledonia Soul. movement, this funny and heartfelt show www.facebook.com/Earls.Of.Caithness resonates with wider universal truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe at 13 APRIL Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by Greengold Projects and the CLAIRE HASTINGS (album tour): At Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co- Universal Hall, Findhorn. Claire tours her muchdevised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the awaited second album from former BBC Young Authentic Artist Collective. Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial It is a blend of original and traditional songs under the theme of journeys, and follows the 16 MARCH success of Claire’s debut album ‘Between River and Railway’ released in 2016. (“An exquisite MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Lyth album” SONGLINES). The album features Arts Centre, Lyth, Wick. Mairi presents her accomplished musicians Jenn Butterworth theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. (guitar), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Thomas Gibbs Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an (piano) and Andrew Waite (accordion). It was exhilarating and original sequel to 5-star Pulse recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and Studios by engineer Stuart Hamilton alongside expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live producer Inge Thomson. The album showcases music, animation and movement, this funny and the versatility of Claire’s style and repertoire, heartfelt show resonates with wider universal with some interesting stories along the way. truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh www.clairehastings.com/tour Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by 14 APRIL Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and CLAIRE HASTINGS (album tour): At Lyth directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Arts Centre, Wick. Claire tours her muchArtist Collective. awaited second album from former BBC Young www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings. It is a blend of original and traditional songs 26 MARCH under the theme of journeys, and follows the success of Claire’s debut album ‘Between River TANNARA: At Eden Court, Inverness. With a and Railway’ released in 2016. (“An exquisite background in Scotland’s native traditions, their album” SONGLINES). The album features ceaseless musical development is a melting pot accomplished musicians Jenn Butterworth of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to (guitar), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Thomas Gibbs electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and (piano) and Andrew Waite (accordion). It was diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound music is an electrifying meeting place for a world Studios by engineer Stuart Hamilton alongside of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, producer Inge Thomson. The album showcases tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, the versatility of Claire’s style and repertoire, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an with some interesting stories along the way. intensely considered musical world which is www.clairehastings.com/tour uniquely theirs. They've just released their second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. 18 MAY www.tannaramusic.com DAVE ARCARI: At Gig in the Goil, 6 APRIL Lochgoilhead, Cairndow. PA24 8AQ. With one of

Estonia's top guitar players Andres Roots joining Dave on a run of three Scottish shows. Alternative blues (alt.blues) 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 ten internationally-acclaimed solo album releases. “Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” - Seasick Steve www.facebook.com/giginthegoil www.davearcari.com/tour/

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Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Isle of Bute …. Transclyde Music is a group of like minded people on the Isle of Bute whose aims are to promote live music on the island. For their latest gig news go to …. www.facebook.com/Transclydemusic 2 MARCH TANNARA: At An Lanntair, Stornoway. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've just released their second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. www.tannaramusic.com 8 MARCH MAIRI CAMPBELL :: Auld Lang Syne: At Atlantic Islands Centre, Isle of Luing. Mairi presents her theatre show Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne. Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 24: ayrshire + dumfriesshire :: scottish borders :: + 1 hour over border 5-star Pulse (“Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression…” Musical Theatre Review). With live music, animation and movement, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. The show premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Scottish Storytelling Centre throughout August 2018. Presented by Greengold Projects and the Authentic Artist Collective. Auld Lang Syne is co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson of the Authentic Artist Collective. www.facebook.com/MairiCampbellOfficial

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Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 23 FEBRUARY DOUGIE MACLEAN in Concert: At Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, Whitehaven, Cumbria. “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! Tickets @ www.rosehilltheatre.co.uk www.dougiemaclean.com 3 MARCH McGOLDRICK MCCUSKER DOYLE: At CatStrand, New Galloway. One of the highlights of any year is going on the road and playing with my friends Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle. The never really ending 'The Wishing Tree Tour' continues in 2009! We have a 25 date tour of the UK & Ireland. We hope to see some of you at one of the gigs - 'John McCusker. All tour dates @ www.johnmccusker.co.uk 10 MARCH TANNARA: At Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar,

accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've just released their second album STRANDS at Celtic Connections. www.tannaramusic.com

hurricane of stories and songs. His band, The Whisky Hearts, is a mighty all star line-up who can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots and twang. www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic

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Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain have established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own. www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco www.brookfield-knights.com

Brookfield Knights presents ..... THUNDER AND RAIN: At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. With their roots in traditional bluegrass and folk, Colorado-based five-piece Thunder and Rain have established a strong footing, appealing to the same audience as The Stray Birds, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Railsplitters. Fusing elements of rock and pop with acoustic instrumentation, they have created a very distinctive sound of their own. www.facebook.com/thunderandrainco www.brookfield-knights.com

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CLAIRE HASTINGS (album tour): At Hippodrome, Eyemouth. Claire tours her muchawaited second album from former BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings. It is a blend of original and traditional songs Send us all your gig dates for under the theme of journeys, and follows the Scottish Borders and success of Claire’s debut album ‘Between River Northumberland areas and Railway’ released in 2016. (“An exquisite album” SONGLINES). The album features Email them to Carol accomplished musicians Jenn Butterworth carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com (guitar), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Thomas Gibbs (piano) and Andrew Waite (accordion). It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound 8 MARCH Studios by engineer Stuart Hamilton alongside TANNARA: At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. With a producer Inge Thomson. The album showcases background in Scotland’s native traditions, their the versatility of Claire’s style and repertoire, ceaseless musical development is a melting pot with some interesting stories along the way. of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to www.clairehastings.com/tour electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their 20 APRIL music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, DARK SIDE OF THE MOOR: At Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Dark Side of the Moor is a tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely Pink Floyd tribute band who evolved from the classic rock covers band HD7, which has a considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. They've just released their second album history spanning more than 30 years and although there have been a number of line up STRANDS at Celtic Connections. changes and different musical styles over the www.tannaramusic.com years, two of the original members remain in the band and the music has always remained faithful 9 MARCH to our rock based roots. Even as a rock covers band, HD7 always played (and continue to play) VAGABOND VOICES with DEAN OWENS + a large amount of Pink Floyd in a standard set YVONNE LYON: At String Jam Club, Selkirk. and the inevitable decision was taken back in Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/ 2012 to indulge ourselves and play an entire set songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful of Pink Floyd! In 2013, Dark Side of the Moor voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably made their first trip to Berwick, when they were heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and invited to play the Headline slot on the Saturday engaging live performer, with an emotional night of the Beer Festival. Since then the band hurricane of stories and songs. His band, The has returned on two occasions, playing at the Whisky Hearts, is a mighty all star line-up who can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots Beer festival once again and most recently at the Malting Theatre in January 2018. and twang. www.facebook.com/darksideofthemoorhd7 www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic www.facebook.com/BerwickMaltings 24 MARCH

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DEAN OWENS & THE WHISKY HEARTS: At Top Secret Blues Festival, Scarborough. Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/ songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional

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One of Scotland’s longest-running folk festivals, celebrating its 37th outing in 2019, the Orkney Folk Festival is one of Celtic Connections the most prolific events in the Scottish Glasgow and UK folk calendars, and one of the 17 January - 3 February highlights of Orkney’s diary of commuFrom Thursday 17 January to Sunday 3 nity events. An entirely voluntary run event, the festival annually attracts artFebruary 2019, musicians from across ists from all corners of the folk world the globe will take part in over 300 events in venues throughout Glasgow for from leading international names to up and coming fresh faces - to Stromness, the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK's premier celebration of in Orkney’s West Mainland, for four days of concerts, ceilidhs, clubs, sessions, Celtic music. The 18 days of entertaintalks and craic. Artists and audiences are ment will brighten up the dark, wet welcomed by and into Orkney’s own January nights with a mixture of concerts that include a host of one-off musi- thriving folk scene, with Orcadian artists cal collaborations alongside talks, work- providing around two thirds of the festishops, film screenings, theatre produc- val programme. Line-up announced across December-March, with tickets on tions, ceilidhs, exhibitions, free events sale in April, around six weeks ahead of and late-night sessions. the event. www.celticconnections.com www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

Big Burns Supper Dumfries 24 January - 3 February

Festival organisers launched the Big Burns Supper 2019 festival programme with a warm invitation to audiences old and new from near and far to join them alongside a host of top Scottish and international artists for the biggest contemporary celebration of Scotland’s national poet in town he called home, Dumfries. Big Burns Festival 2019 runs from 24 January - 3 February with over 111 events transforming the historic town with a blistering cultural celebration and a warm welcome for all. www.bigburnssupper.com

MAY Shetland Folk Festival Shetland 3-5 May

JUNE Oban Live

Oban 7-8 June 2019 Early bird tickets for Oban Live 2019, Argyll’s biggest outdoor music concert, are to go on sale on Saturday November 10, the event team has announced. The event, started in 2016 by one of Scotland’s finest musical exports Skerryvore, takes place on June 7 and 8 next year at Mossfield Stadium in Oban, Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. www.obanlive.com

JULY Tiree Music Festival Tiree 12–14 July

TMF is celebrating the fastest ever ticket The Festival as the UK's most northerly sales for the annual festival, with 750 early bird tickets selling out in just 52 folk festival is regarded a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors minutes and all Glamping and Camperalike. Organised by a voluntary commit- van tickets selling out in just 10 minutes, an unprecedented record for the tee (and run by an even bigger pool of festival that will help mark its 10th edivolunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung tion. 2019 will see the 2000 capacity festival celebrate its 10th birthday and a areas of Shetland. Concerts are organspecial year of celebrations will mark the ised throughout the isles, consisting of decade, beginning in January with some of the best International, British TIREE: A Toast to 10 Years of Tiree Muand Shetland music that the world has sic Festival show at Celtic Connections. to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity This one-off night will be hosted by Tiree natives Skerryvore and Trail West at and quality of local musicians that our Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket where a numremote isles have to offer. ber of very special guests alongside www.shetlandfolkfestival.com brand-new collaborations from musicians who have played the TMF stages over Orkney Folk Festival the last 10 years. TMF10’s line-up will Orkney also be officially announced in spectacu23-26 May lar fashion as part of this celebratory

night and remaining tickets will also be released on general sale. www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

HebCelt Hebrides 18-20 July

Advance weekend tickets for next year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival, to be held from 18-20 July 2019, are available from the festival website. Day tickets and those for opening shows, late night activities and community events in Lewis and Harris go on sale next year when the full festival programme is finalised. www.hebceltfest.com

SEPTEMBER Party in the Park Bathgate, West Lothian 1 September

Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in 2019 Bathgate's 'Party in the Park' is a yearly family focused music festival with two music stages, childrens rides, free face painting, food, stalls, and lots of fun it's held in the town's Kirkton Park. There is a main stage and acoustic stage with music on both throughout the day with free entry and no ticket required. A real mix of music from local bands and artists to those further afield. There is no ticket required and no entry fee and as this is geared towards families there is a strict no alcohol policy. www.facebook.com/partyinthepark

NOVEMBER Perthshire Amber The Dougie MacLean Festival Perthshire 1-3 November

The Perthshire Amber Festival brings together many musicians and entertainers from different parts of the world who have been involved with Dougie MacLean over the years. This unique festival shares Dougie’s inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of Perthshire in the heart of Scotland and showcases the beautiful scenery. It’s a vibrant, welcoming festival with music at its core in beautiful autumnal Perthshire. The Festival Hub is Amber Central (The Royal Hotel, Dunkeld). With concerts from castle to concert hall plus Cabaret Amber, Open Mic + acoustic sessions. Contact 01350 724261 for latest or email admin@butterstone.com www.perthshireamber.com

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