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LIMBO FEATURING THE TIDE INSIDE / BIRDHEAD / HIVA OA; Limbo sets out to bring you consistently great live music in a well Send us all your gig dates for produced environment. The new band from Mark Edinburgh and Lothians area. Donnelly (ex-Action Group) and friends, THE TIDE INSIDE released their impressive debut Email them to Carol album at the end of 2013. Having wowed Limbo carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com on two previous occasions, we’re happy to welcome them back as headliners. Birdhead 4 FEBRUARY take to the stage again to deliver more of their digital cacophony. This two piece band has a Leith Folk Club present: MAIRI ORR AND beak and talons. Hiva Oa are a 4-piece THE LOST TRACKS. Mairi Orr is a Scottish alternative/post folk band from Edinburgh. singer songwriter based in Edinburgh whose Formed early 2010 when Stephen (guitar, vocals) melodic style draws influence from Scottish traditional, bluegrass, Scottish and American folk and Christian (cello) left their former band due to creative improbabilities. They were soon joined music. Mairi regularly performs live with an accompanying band known as The Lost Tracks, a by Marco (bass) and Andrew (percussion) and fine collective of choice musicians. Her songs tell began work on their debut album during mid 2010, where also saw them play to sell-out of truth and tales in the tradition of folk, shows supporting such bands as Admiral Fallow. delivered with a contemporary edge in lyrical content and musical arrangements. If you catch From 9pm - 1am in The Ballroom, The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. the band live, you’ll hear a taste of what’s to come - an album is in planning. Mairi's work can Advance tickets are £3 (early bird) / £5 stbf, or be heard at http://mairiorr.com/ At Victoria Park more on the door. Over 18 only. House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, EH6 4NN. 7.30pm. 10 FEBRUARY £7. Tickets Available from www.leithfolkclub.com GET ORGANISED: John's programme includes favourite pieces by Grieg including 'Morning' from MUSIC FOR SCOTLAND WEDDING BAND the Peer Gynt Suite, 'Wedding Day at SHOWCASE. Wedding band showcases give couples planning their big day an opportunity to Troldhaugen' and also the well-known 'Norwegian Dance'. Other composers featured are Niels Gade hear a range of great live music entertainment (the 'Danish Mendelssohn'), the Norwegians Egil with a view to finding that perfect band. - See Hovland (his glittering Toccata on 'Now thank we more at: all our God') and Carl Nielsen; and Sweden is www.thevoodoorooms. From 7.30pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register represented by a Baroque composer, Johan Street, Edinburgh. Free admission. Over 18 only. Helmich Roman who has been described as the 'Swedish Handel'. Finland will be slipped into this programme in an organ transcription of Sibelius's 6 FEBRUARY great tone-poem Finlandia. Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. Time 1.10pm. Tickets £3. BORN TO BE WIDE IS 10!: Scotland’s leading music industry seminar and social night, Born To 12 FEBRUARY Be Wide, celebrates its 10th birthday at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 6 February with a TAV FALCO AND HIS FAMOUS, special party looking back on the past decade. Previous DJs will be invited to play their favourite UNAPPROACHABLE PANTHER BURNS / THE FNORDS: From 8pm in The Speakeasy.The three Scottish releases since 2004, and leading Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, industry commentator David Balfour [Record Of Edinburgh. Advance tickets £10 stbf. Over 18 The Day] and promoter Dave Corbet [T In The Park/DF Concerts] will reflect on developments in only. the business. At The Electric Circus, 39 Market JAMMIN' AT VOODOO: Monthly Live Jam Street, EH1 1DF £5, £3.50 [MU members] Session with some of Scotland's leading www.borntobewide.co.uk musicians playing lounge grooves from many genres. Catch Blues, Soul, Funk, Ska, Rock and 7 FEBRUARY Reggae, Jazz & Country. There's decent valve amps, a tight sound system & tech. Musicians LADYKILLER CATERPILLAR / JEN AND THE GENTS / GARETH FITZGERALD: From 7pm in play by invitation to set a good standard.From 9pm - 11pm in The Ballroom, The Voodoo The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Register Street, Edinburgh. Admission £5. Over Free admission. Over 18 only. 18 only. 8 FEBRUARY

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Live music @ Ryrie's: KEVIN GORE DUO Scottish Folk 9pm – late. Ryrie's, 1A Haymarket

MEGAN D: At The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic

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£8 stbf. Over 18 only. CLASSICAL CONCERT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA; Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart - Violin Masterpieces Founded in 2006 by Maestro Tigranyan, a world-renowned violinist who graduated from Moscow State Conservatory, Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra is a California-based virtuoso ensemble, consisting of 28 world-class musicians. The Orchestra has toured Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the USA. The 2014-15 season will take them to France, Italy, China, South America and the UK. 'Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach - Violin Masterpieces' will feature a selection of violin concertos by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi, including the celebrated "Four Seasons". Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £29, £25, £21, £16, £12. Time 7.30pm.

MISSY MALONE & FRIENDS BURLESQUE REVUE; Missy Malone, and her band of glamorous friends return to their Edinburgh home with their sellout show presenting the very best in Burlesque from across the globe, incorporating vintage style, glamour, comedy and music into a spectacular night out. Valentine's Love-in! Times: TBC in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets £17 stbf. Over 18 only.

16 FEBRUARY Triple G Music presents THE QUIREBOYS: From 7pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets £17 stbf available from Ticketmaster. Over 18 only.

SEAFIELDROAD; Seafieldroad is singersongwriter Andrew Eaton-Lewis, part of the core creative team behind the award15 FEBRUARY winning Whatever Gets You Through The Night (along with director Cora Bissett, Live music @ Ryrie's: HOT TIN ROOF playwright David Greig and Andrew's band Scottish Shanty Blues 9pm – late. Ryrie's, Swimmer One). Andrew last played live at 1A Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH125EY the Queen's Hall during 2013's Edinburgh www.facebook.com/RyriesBarEdinburgh Fringe, performing in Whatever Gets You Through The Night with Rachel Sermanni, STILLMARILLION: Stillmarillion pay Emma Pollock, Withered Hand, Meursault, tribute to the classic "Fish Era" of Marillion. RM Hubbert, Wounded Knee, Bigg Taj and PLUM DUFF / JONNY RAPESEED; Plum To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Duff are a recently reformed band of rock the Second Hand Marching Band. At this classic Fugazi album, Stillmarillion will leviathans; coming at you live with some rare, intimate solo performance, he'll be fiery new numbers and tonnes of old belters feature the whole album during the set. It previewing new Seafieldroad album The includes regular crowd favourites such as (songs that is)! From 7.30pm in The Winter of 88 – a limited edition of just 88 Assassing and Punch and Judy, plus there Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West handmade, personalised copies – live for will also be rarely played numbers such as Register Street, Edinburgh. Free admission. the first time, alongside older songs such as Emerald Lies and She Chameleon. Amongst The Palace of Light and There Are No Maps Over 18 only. that will be a whole host of other classic For This Part Of The City. Live preview for Fish Era Marillion tracks. A must for any fan the new LP "The Winter of 88". From 8pm in 14 FEBRUARY of the early era of Marillion. From 8pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a MEGAN D: At Jazz Bar, Edinburgh The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West West Register Street, Edinburgh. Free www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets admission. Over 18 only.

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20 FEBRUARY FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Visit The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh as part of their Winter Tour. Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention remains one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene and their annual Winter Tour has become a much-loved cultural institution. As well as the Edinburgh concert the tour will visit over two dozen other venues in England, Wales and Scotland. The concert will open with a short opening solo set from talented singer/ songwriter EDWINA HAYES. Edwina has worked with Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith and Roger McGuinn among many others. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets and booking information from the box office 0131 668 2019 or www.thequeenshall.net BEN WESTBEECH (AKA BREACH): One of the undisputed house music stars of 2013, Breach enjoyed huge chart and club success in the summer with his hit single ‘Jack’; an infectious blend of bass-heavy grooves, stripped back drums, and a simple but ohso-seductive vocal hook. At The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh AMY DUNCAN WITH FRIENDS: Singer/ songwriter and double bassist Amy Duncan with Lisa Rigby, Stuart Clark, Fiona Rutherford and Lawrie MacMillan. An evening of songs, harp, double bass, electric bass and percussion. From 7.30pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets £6 stbf. Over 18 only. 22 FEBRUARY Hit The Road presents: At Electric Circus, Edinburgh. The first Hit The Road tour of 2014 featuring FARKOW - MAN OF MOON - MOSCO. Ticket information will be available soon, we hope to see you at one of the shows! www.facebook.com/hittheroadscotland Live music @ Ryrie's: BLIND LEMON Covers and classics 9pm – late. Ryrie's, 1A Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH125EY www.facebook.com/RyriesBarEdinburgh SON OF DAVE / BLACK CAT BONE / TOMLIN LECKIE: From 7.30pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets £10 stbf available from The Voodoo Rooms, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only. 24 FEBRUARY

accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking album “TURAS” is released on 24 January Tel 0131 668 2019 on Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and www.thequeenshall.net songs from their separate geographical www.scottishensemble.co.uk backgrounds to create a new music that’s uplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo 27 FEBRUARY fell into playing together when they were studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won DAVE ARCARI special guests HAVE the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s MERCY LAS VEGAS: SLIDE guitarist & Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds named BBC Scotland Young Traditional owe as much to trash country, punk and Musician of the Year. Marit was also part of rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues the highly acclaimed VAMM. and have been showcased via eight www.maritandrona.com internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases. From 8pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo 11 MARCH Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. Advance tickets £8 stbf or £10 MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Penicuik on the door available from Ripping Records. Folk Club (with Kirsty Law, Scots Singer). Over 18 only. As well as having physical Their debut album “TURAS” is released on tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow and 24 January on Watercolour Music. It melds Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) and tunes and songs from their separate Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums geographical backgrounds to create a new in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all music that’s uplifting, daring and CD and vinyl in stock. harmonious. The duo fell into playing www.davearcari.com together when they were studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted ESTHER SWIFT: Launches her debut solo Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic E.P. 'The Mairches' at 'The Caves' where she Connections Festival and Rona was named will be joined by the musicians who feature BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of on it, and supported by the wonderfully the Year. Marit was also part of the highly talented guitarist Mike Brown, also from The acclaimed VAMM. Scottish Borders. The night will end with an www.maritandrona.com hour of electronics and some exciting remix's of songs from the EP, created by 3 APRIL The Reverse Engineer and Jack Swift. 'The Mairches' features cojon, string quartet and ADAM ANT plus THE GOOD THE MAD & trumpet and the songs are based on her life THE LOVELY POSSE: At The Liquid Room, growing up in The Scottish Borders. Whilst Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7.30 p.m. being heavily influenced by her folk roots, her music also uses a lot of jazz, blues and Advance tickets are £23.50 from 0131 226 7010 or 0131 220 3234 or go online at minimalist references, and she has been compared to artists who include Kate Bush, www.gigbox.co.uk/buy_tickets www.adam-ant.net Eddie Reader and Joanna Newsom. www.liquidroom.com For a sneak preview of one of the tracks visit https://soundcloud.com/estherswift/ 9 APRIL for-you www.facebook.com/pages/EstherWIDE DAYS: Scotland’s Wide Days music Swift/284344198267007 business convention has a new format for its daytime programme, which will take 28 FEBRUARY place at Teviot Row House in Edinburgh on The Pathhead Music Collective present: April 9-10, 2014. The Scottish Stepdance Company (with Day one will focus on topics relating to the PMC’s AMY GEDDES) and CERA IMPALA live sector. John Langford, director of (of the Bevvy Sisters) and the New concerts, events and ticketing at The Hydro, Prohibition play an evening concert at is confirmed to take part in an interview Pathhead Village Hall. about the flagship Glasgow venue and its http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/ impact. Regular Music presents THE BEARDS; The sessions on day two will concentrate on The concept of The Beards is simple – A topics relating to rights holders - record folk-rock band that exclusively perform songs about just one subject: Beards. From labels, publishers, artists and managers – with one panel set to feature decision 7.30pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo makers from radio, retail and digital Rooms, 19a West Register Street, platforms talking about why they get behind Edinburgh. Advance tickets £10 stbf available from Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh), a release. Ripping Records, Ticketmaster, Over 18 Organisers have frozen the price of both the only. standard pass [£49] and the premium pass [£125], which helps raise funds to host the FINI TRIBE SOUND SYSTEM; Single event and support the concession rates £38 launch party with The Baron and Oli students and £34 Musicians’ Union Findlay: The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West members. Register Street, Edinburgh.

SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: LOVE AND WAR IN BOHEMIA CONCERTS with mezzo soprano SOPHIE HARMSEN: SE presents Love and War in Bohemia with the thrilling young mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen. The programme includes rich treasures of Bohemian music from Dvořák, Suk, Biber 8 MARCH and Haas alongside the sparkling melodies and dancing rhythms of three Handel arias. At Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 7.30pm. Tickets MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Highland Annual, Teviot Row, Edinburgh. Their debut £15, Students £5, Under 16s free when

Delegates registering before January 16, when further details of the programme will be announced, benefit from a special early bird rate of £33 [standard] and £100

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VACANCY Regional Officer Scotland & Northern Ireland Region (Glasgow based)

The Musicians' Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of our members with all the major employers in the industry, we offer a range of support services for professional and student musicians of all ages and backgrounds.

Key to our operations are our regional offices, including the Scotland & Northern Ireland Region, located in Glasgow, where we have a vacancy for a Regional Officer. As a Regional Officer, your knowledge and experience of trade union or membership organisations will help you to drive forward the Union’s recruitment and retention initiatives. At the same time, your knowledge and experience of the music industry will enable you to play a full and effective role in the team’s delivery of a range of services to our members within the Region. Working as part of small team, your excellent customer service and personal communications skills will be used to the full, as will your sound administrative abilities. The position attracts a salary of £38,000. A car is also provided, as well as a contribution towards a personal pension scheme. Although working a basic 37 1/2 hour week, the demands of this post is such that you will need to be available for work outside normal office hours, for which time off in lieu is available. The annual leave entitlement is 30 days, excluding public holidays. For further details and an application form, please email Lynn Calvin on lynn.calvin@theMU.org

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10 APRIL WIDE DAYS: Scotland’s Wide Days music business convention has a new format for its daytime programme, which will take place at Teviot Row House in Edinburgh on April 9-10, 2014.

Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 2 FEBRUARY RX BANDITS: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.00.

Day one will focus on topics relating to the live sector. John Langford, director of concerts, events and ticketing at The Hydro, is confirmed to take part in an interview 3 FEBRUARY about the flagship Glasgow venue and its impact. ANAMANAGUCHI: Anamanaguchi is The sessions on day two will concentrate on serious about being happy. They’re part of a wave of young Internet romantics, nostalgic topics relating to rights holders - record for a future they know may never come, but labels, publishers, artists and managers – can see the seeds of it in the beauty that with one panel set to feature decision surrounds them. They’re making emotional makers from radio, retail and digital platforms talking about why they get behind dance music for the video game generation and aren’t afraid to claim it. Anamanaguchi a release. was born past cynicism & indifference; Organisers have frozen the price of both the they’re in love with the universe and aim to standard pass [£49] and the premium pass celebrate magic-made-real with their music. [£125], which helps raise funds to host the The band is interested in breathing life into low-tech machines and making expressive, event and support the concession rates emotional melodies using the simplest, [£38 students and £34 Musicians’ Union rawest electronic tones available. members]. Anamanaguchi is what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would’ve been if they were a Delegates registering before January 16, when further details of the programme will boy band. Ary is cool but rude, Luke is a be announced, benefit from a special early party dude, Pete leads, and James does machines (he’s responsible for all the DIY bird rate of £33 [standard] and £100 sound-and-light electronics the band uses). [premium]. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £7.50. Wide Days 2014 convention passes can be purchased from: www.widedays.com/tickets

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STANLEY ODD: A special, one off acoustic show with Celtic Connections. The 02 ABC, The Pathhead Music Collective present: 300 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow. Join TOM BANCROFT, SATOKO FUJI and 5 FEBRUARY UNA MCGLONE for an evening of improvised musical mayhem at Pathhead ANDY WHITE supported by Jimmy Village Hall. Livingstone. Sounds in the Suburbs http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/ Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club, 10 Chamberlain Road Jordanhill, Glasgow. Time 24 MAY 8pm. Tickets £10 adv £12 on the door. A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Summerhall, Details: Alan 07944 354459 or email: Edinburgh. If you missed ABCQ performing soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh https://twitter.com/suburbs1 Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking 6 FEBRUARY forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! MEGAN D: At Avant Grande, Glasgow www.bidingtimeremix.com www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn 19 APRIL

away in Nov 2011, a huge loss to us all. Jackie was a regular at Woodend and played some great gigs there. At present I have Andy White, Graham Skinner, Scott MacDonald and Paul Tasker all down to perform and I'm actively chasing some additional acts to make this a really great night. I am also delighted that Ian Rankin has donated a signed book which we will raffle, all monies will go the the Core Trust who Jackie did a lot of work with, so please do come along and support this event. Suburbs Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club, 10 Chamberlain Road. Jordanhill, Glasgow Doors at 8.00 and Tickets £10. Details: Alan 07944 354459 or email: soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk https://twitter.com/suburbs1 THE WINTER TRADITION + Cicero's Secret: Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition? This grizzly comforting hybrid from Edinburgh rattle off arena-sized stadium hooks so effortlessly, you wonder why every band doesn’t do it. Their atmospheric brand of alternative indie rock is capable of filling any grand edifice in the land and will leave you feeling like you must experience it before they outgrow the local venues.King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £7.00.

7 FEBRUARY SPEAKEASY + Jamie & The Buzz + Violet Drive: Speakeasy are a 4 peice alternative rock band hailing from Ayrshire. Formed in 2013 the members got together as we couldn't find people who did music our way, where it is sometimes loud, sometimes soft but always with our undeniable edge! We are a band who continually look to challenge ourselves as this is the only way to keep things interesting, fresh and define our sound. Some of our influences are the Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Green Day, The Cure, Grunge and 90's Alternative rock.King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6 8 FEBRUARY MEGAN D: At Box, Glasgow www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic Indievous Presents: THE HAZY SHADES + BIG DIRTY RIDE + THE PATRIOTS + THE ROCK-FORD FILES + MICHAEL MCGURN @ Pivo Pivo, Waterloo Street, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets on door: £5/£4 www.facebook.com/indievous

MODERAT: At The Arches - extra show added! The Moderat show at The Arches has been subject to overwhelming demand, and THE WINTER TRADITION: At King Tuts, 14 JUNE Glasgow."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses while the early event running from 7pm to 10pm has now sold out, you can still grab and the tightest live show around. What is The Pathhead Music Collective present: tickets here for the newly added late show. there not to like about The Winter Share a summer evening with INDIA ALBA Both the early and late shows will feature Tradition?" and the CORRINA HEWAT BAND at Moderat (live), Anstam (live) and Gavin www.facebook.com/thewintertradition Pathhead Village Hall. Richardson (Substance). http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/ JACKIE LEVEN TRIBUTE NIGHT - a night www.thearches.co.uk/events/clubs/ moderat-live-2 to celebrate the life and work of the http://moderat.fm/ wonderful Jackie Leven who sadly passed

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www.substance-audio.com PUP & SLAVES: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00. 9 FEBRUARY MEGAN D: At Pivo Pivo, Glasgow www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic 10 FEBRUARY THE DEFILED + Butcher Babies + The Killer Lights: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £9.00.

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SOPHIE HARMSEN: SE presents Love and War in Bohemia with the thrilling young 16 FEBRUARY mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen. The programme includes rich treasures of LAUREN AQUILINA; King Tut's Wah Wah Bohemian music from Dvořák, Suk, Biber Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors and Haas alongside the sparkling melodies 8pm. Tickets £8.00 and dancing rhythms of three Handel arias. At City Halls, Glasgow, 7.30pm. Tickets £13, 17 FEBRUARY Students £5, Under 16s free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking ORLA GARTLAND; King Tut's Wah Wah Tel 0141 353 8000 Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors www.glasgowconcerthalls.com 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 www.scottishensemble.co.uk 18 FEBRUARY

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FOXES; Sometimes the most rewarding discoveries are the ones that take you 11 FEBRUARY completely by surprise. Foxes is one of those discoveries. Arriving unheralded with THE TREATMENT + Cage The Gods + 20 FEBRUARY her Neon Gold Records’ debut Youth late States Of Panic: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut last year, it wasn’t long before the song’s Hit The Road presents: At Stereo, 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors resplendent synths, industrial percussion Glasgow. The first Hit The Road tour of 2014 8.30pm. Tickets £9.50 and by-turns-searing-and-soaring vocal featuring FARKOW - MAN OF MOON were the talk of the town. Foxes is in actual MOSCO. Ticket information will be available fact just one – Louisa Rose Allen. The 13 FEBRUARY soon, we hope to see you at one of the Southampton-born 22 year-old followed her CIRCA WAVES + Algernon Doll; King shows! big sister to London the day she turned 18. Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, www.facebook.com/hittheroadscotland She tried her hand at studying music but Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 dropped out when she realised it wasn’t the studying part that she enjoyed. With Youth DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in 14 FEBRUARY (and its mournful b-side Home, and February and March. Broadcast, Glasgow, resulting remixes) having so far garnered UK (+ special guests HAVE MERCY LAS LOUISE RUTKOWSKI: Album Launch. over a million combined Soundcloud and Former This Mortal Coil and The Hope Blister VEGAS). As well as having physical tickets YouTube plays, and 1,250 Hypemachine vocalist Louise Rutkowski releases her first for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh ‘likes’ between them, it’s unlikely she’ll be dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping solo album (4AD Records) on 21 February. heading back to class anytime soon. King (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in Co-written with and produced by Irvin Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all Duguid it is described by its supporters as, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £8 CD and vinyl in stock. “A truly haunting and beautiful album”, “Beautiful, stirring, and alive with emotion”, www.davearcari.com 27 FEBRUARY and “Pure poetic, lovelorn angst at its best”. It includes mixes by Calum Malcolm (The TOY + Proper Ornaments; King Tut's Wah BOY & BEAR: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Blue Nile), and Steve Orchard (Sir Paul Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors McCartney, Chris Cornell). At the launch Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £10 8.30pm. Tickets £8.00 Louise will performing tracks from the album at Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 28 FEBRUARY 21 FEBRUARY 103, Glasgow. Time 7pm (finish time 10pm). Tickets £15 from BEN WESTBEECH (AKA BREACH): One of The Fallen Angels Club presents: ANAIS www.louiserutkowski.co.uk MITCHELL plus NED ROBERTS at St the undisputed house music stars of 2013, Breach enjoyed huge chart and club success Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow. Tickets CHERYL RISK + Si Si Rae + Aaron Fyfe in the summer with his hit single ‘Jack’; an 0141 204 5151 or online @ www.ticketweb. + Rachelle Rhienne. King Tut's Wah Wah co.uk infectious blend of bass-heavy grooves, Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors www.fallenangelsclub.com stripped back drums, and a simple but oh8.30pm. Tickets £6 so-seductive vocal hook. At The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL. 11pm-3am. DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in 15 FEBRUARY February and March. Harbour Arts Centre, £12 adv. Irvine (+ special guests Have Mercy Las www.thearches.co.uk CLUB NOIR ‘VALENTINES IN NEW Vegas). As well as having physical tickets YORK’, 18+ burlesque and cabaret acts for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh SEASIDE SONS + Kleptocrats + The from around the UK. DJs play vintage and dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping Responsible; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut modern music. 1920’s Speakeasy with DJ, (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors singers, films, beauty stall from Lush. Dress stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 up. O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton St, Glasgow. CD and vinyl in stock. Tickets £15.50, Times -9pm till 3am. www.davearcari.com 22 FEBRUARY TIJUANA BIBLES + Peppermint Fiction + The Henchmen; Some bands tap you on the shoulder, while others grab you by the throat. Tijuana Bibles do this with their gritty guitars, driving bass lines, baritone vocals and rock-steady drums, Glasgow’s Tijuana Bibles very much belong to the latter campKing Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm.

My First Music presents: MARK MORRISS with some old friends. Part of the exciting Glasgow’s Dirty Weekender where he shall be playing at The Admiral, Waterloo St with a host of other acts. Mark Morriss lead The 23 FEBRUARY Bluetones from 1993 right up until SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: LOVE AND WAR IN September 2011, and he is currently pursuing a solo career. He released his solo BOHEMIA CONCERTS with mezzo soprano debut album, Memory Muscle, in May 2008 GEORGE EZRA: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £8

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 11: glasgow area + mid west coast / dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk and this is being followed up early this year by A Flash oF Darkness, which was exclusively released last year by Pledge Recordings and has a full release coming up on Acid Jazz. Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland on 01563 537 711 or www.tickets-scotland.com www.facebook.com/mfmayrshire RADKEY: Radkey is a punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri made up of three teenage brothers: Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon. Inspired by the music they grew up listening to such as the Misfits, Ramones, the Who, and Death, the self taught trio decided to form a band. They had the pleasure of opening for Fishbone, Local H and Supersuckers and performed at the 2012 Afro-punk Festival in Brooklyn NY as well as playing an official 2013 SXSW showcase. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £7.00 1 MARCH My First Music presents: MARK MORRISS with some old friends. At Edinburgh’s Electric Circus with support from DED RABBIT and STONEHOUSE VIOLETS. Mark Morriss lead The Bluetones from 1993 right up until September 2011, and he is currently pursuing a solo career. He released his solo debut album, Memory Muscle, in May 2008 and this is being followed up early this year by A Flash oF Darkness, which was exclusively released last year by Pledge Recordings and has a full release coming up on Acid Jazz. Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland on 01563 537 711 or www.tickets-scotland.com www.facebook.com/mfmayrshire

Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or online @ www.ticketweb. co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com 12 MARCH PATSY REID & friends: Village Hall, Tayvallich, Argyll. www.patsyreid.com Sounds in the Suburbs presents: MY DARLING CLEMENTINE at Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club. Details: Alan 07944 354459 or email: soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk https://twitter.com/suburbs1 14 MARCH HUE AND CRY REMOTE WEEKEND: STRIPPED SET at o2 ABC, GLASGOW. Also full band set on 15th. Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.uk 15 MARCH HUE AND CRY REMOTE WEEKEND: FULL 8 PIECE BAND at o2 ABC, GLASGOW. Also stripped set set on 14th. Tickets from

DUNDEE, TAYSIDE, PERTH, FIFE, STIRLING + FALKIRK Send us all your gig dates for Tayside, Perthsdhire, Fife and Central areas . Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 2 FEBRUARY HORSECROSS TRAD SESSIONS: Tim Edey and friends. Led by some of the very finest traditional musicians around, these informal sessions are open to all players to join in - and for absolutely anyone to come along, have a drink and enjoy some great music. Grayfriers Bar, Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 3 FEBRUARY

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included in the price is a free release worth £25, via Scotland's leading digital distribution company EmuBands. This covers Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and most other online stores and streaming services. www.offtherecord.me www.borntobewide.co.uk WATT NICHOL; Backed by some of the best musicians in Scotland, the audience is in for an incredible musical experience! All this combined with the comedic storytelling Watt is famous for will insure an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £10, Time 8pm. 9 FEBRUARY PERTH PIANO SUNDAYS: RICHARD GOODE; It is a privilege to welcome Richard Goode back to Perth with a wonderfully varied programme. His previous visit to Perth brought unforgettable Chopin interpretations. His Debussy playing has to be heard to believed. Schubert Impromptus Op. 90 Nos 1 & 3, Schubert Klavierstücke Nos 1 & 3, Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Chopin Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61, Debussy Preludes, Book 1 (complete). 'Richard Goode's ability to clothe the intellectual backbone of his interpretations in playing of airy mercuriality may not be unique, but it is rare and individual enough to make his recitals unmissable.' (The Guardian). Time 7.30pm. Tickets £20, £16, £12; concessions £18, £14, £10 Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 10 FEBRUARY

ROSS AINSLIE AND JARLATH HENDERSON; Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born 8 FEBRUARY Jarlath Henderson. Individually they're two of the best players around but Born To Be Wide presents: OFF THE collectively they create a chemistry RECORD. at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith which is almost magic. They are not only Theatre, and features workshops for young musicians and those interested in vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and working in the music business. Off The Record is open to anyone aged between energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the 14-25, with key industry figures instruments can achieve in a providing essential advise on subjects including recording, releasing, promotion performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with and organising/getting gigs. Speakers traditional tunes. Two of the most major include: talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Ally McCrae (BBC Radio One), Olaf Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Furniss (Born To Be Wide Director/The Scotsman), Michael Lambert (Born To Be Jarlath Henderson first met back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Wide Director/artist manager), Lloyd Armagh. After taking their time to hone Meredith (Olive Grove Records/Peenko and perfect their unique partnership of Blog), Fielding Hope (DJ & booker, Nice’N’Sleazy), Tallah Brash (musician & Scottish bagpipes and Irish uilleann pipes, each also playing a variety of booker, Electric Circus), Stuart Stenhouse (EmuBands) and Garry Boyle whistles, the pair exploded onto the scene with 2009's stunning debut album, (The Depot Studios). Admission is £2 Partners in Crime. Taking a couple of [including lunch] and tickets must be years off, Radio 2 Musician of the Year bought in advance from www. Award nominee Ross performed with offtherecord.me or in person from the Salsa Celtica, The Treacherous Orchestra Adam Smith box office. A parental and Dougie Maclean whilst Jarlath consent form is also required from became a doctor. With new album Air-Fix attendees under the age of 18 and can now released they are back on the road be downloaded from the website. Also

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 15: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk doing what they do best. Ross and Jarlath will be backed by the wonderfully talented Ali Hutton on guitar. Tickets £14; concessions £12 (includes booking fee Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 8pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

guaranteed an unforgettable night. Come and celebrate 50 years of British Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come. Tickets £29.50; no concessions (includes booking fee) Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031

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PERTH CHAMBER MUSIC: MCKENZIE SAWERS DUO; Two classical musicians, Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers have been 11 FEBRUARY www.horsecross.co.uk collaborating for seven years. Bizet THE WINTER TRADITION: At Duke's L’Arlésienne Suite (extract), D’Indy Choral 14 FEBRUARY Corner, Dundee."Woolly jumpers, catchy varié, Op.55. Planel Prélude et Saltarelle choruses and the tightest live show around. Bonneau Suite: mprovisation; Danse des TERRY EMM: At Café Borsa, Dundee. Terry Démons; Plainte; Espièglerie Ibert Histoires What is there not to like about The Winter Emm is an emerging new talent on the Folk (selection), Iles Alma Venus Jackson The Tradition?" acoustic scene. Already a favourite with Bob Coral Sea, Mintzer Saxophone Solo, www.facebook.com/thewintertradition Harris at BBC radio, his new album Gershwin A Foggy Day in London Town ‘Starlight’ is sure to impress with its 12 FEBRUARY (piano solo, arr. Finnisy),Fitkin Gate. Tickets excellent song writing, subtle intricacies and £11 (includes booking fee); students beautiful dynamics. You can download the HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE: LADS IN THEIR £2Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth latest title track single here: HUNDREDS; A programme marking the Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time https://soundcloud.com/terryemm/terrycentenary of the outbreak of WW1 with its 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 emm-starlight/s-kviRC themes of tragedy, loss, demoralisation, www.horsecross.co.uk www.facebook.com/terryemmmusic defiance and hope. Rorem War Scenes 'Night Battle' Stuart MacRae: Parable 20 FEBRUARY 15 FEBRUARY (Hebrides Ensemble Commission) Stirling Tolbooth presents: Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet THE WINTER TRADITION: At Twa Tams, McGOLDRICK, MCCUSKER & DOYLE. Butterworth Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Perth."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and 8pm, £14/£12. One of Scotlands most Lad' Debussy Berceuse Héroique the tightest live show around. What is there accomplished and versatile musicians in any Schoenberg (arr Webern) Chamber not to like about The Winter Tradition?" genre, John McCusker is a multiSymphony No 1 Op 9 Rorem War Scenes: instrumentalist, producer and composer 'The real war will never get in the books'. www.facebook.com/thewintertradition who has worked with artists as diverse as Marcus Farnsworth, baritone Hebrides SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA; A feast Paul Weller and Patti Smith, Teenage Ensemble. Tickets £14; concessions £10; of music ranging from lively jigs and reels Fanclub and Billy Connolly. students £5 Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall to strathspeys and beautiful slow airs. The www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Scottish Fiddle Orchestra are supported by Time 7.30pm. 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Come along and you Muirhead: 13-date UK tour in February and www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk will discover why people are attracted to March. Buskers (formerly 20 Rocks/ return again and again.Tickets £19, £15; 16 Doghouse), Dundee. As well as having Mundell Music presents: THE ELECTRIC and under £5 (includes booking fee) physical tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow STRAWBS: The Strawbs comprise David Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth and Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) Cousins, along with lead guitarist Dave Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's Lambert, and the astonishingly versatile 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 albums in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Chas Cronk, who together formed the www.horsecross.co.uk Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. frontline of the classic 1970s lineup of the www.davearcari.com band. 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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 16: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk presents ‘An Evening With Kurt Elling: Syntopicon’ Kurt Elling is one of the greatest jazz singers of our time. With his rich baritone voice and command of rhythm, phrasing and dynamics, he sings with both astonishing technical mastery and huge emotional depth. Following their successful joint tour in 2011, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra have invited Kurt to join them again to bring their new show Syntopicon to accessible, three-dimensional life. Exploring in music and song, philosophies such as love, knowledge, life and death, courage, good and evil, Kurt has the insight, creative talent and vision, which together with the fabulous sound of the SNJO will create a wonderful evening to remember. "Is there any more masterful singer on the planet right now?…The mastery went way beyond charisma. Listening to Elling is a masterclass on how to make voice, words, melody and microphone work together to fix an atmosphere. The voice itself is astonishing." The Daily Telegraph. Tickets £25; students and unemployed £10, (includes booking fee). Kids Go Free. £5 SNJO Youth Card Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Hit The Road presents: At The Shore, Dundee. The first Hit The Road tour of 2014 featuring FARKOW - MAN OF MOON MOSCO. Ticket information will be available soon, we hope to see you at one of the shows! www.facebook.com/hittheroadscotland 27 FEBRUARY VERA VAN HEERIGEN TRIO: Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 nonmembers. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk

ROOM. 8pm, £10. Voodoo Room are a new and exciting classic Power Trio, featuring some of the UKs finest musicians. They feature all your favourite "Hendrix" and Cream tunes, performed with the energy and virtuosity that is at the heart of this incredible music. They deliver a Full On Show that brilliantly integrates these two massive influences on the world of classic blues/rock. "INCREDIBLE PLAYERS!" Neneh Cherry. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth 14 MARCH Horsecross Arts presents WORDS AND MUSIC: Horsecross Arts has teamed up with Perth College UHI and the Traditional Music Forum to create Words and Music, a gathering for musicians and music workers from across Scotland and beyond. Packed with practical tips, networking opportunities, evening gigs and showcases the two-day conference in Perth Concert Hall on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March aims to inspire, educate and entertain musicians of all genres at all stages of their careers. Those interested in attending can register online at www.wordsandmusic.co.uk or by calling Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 or book in person at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ. www.wordsandmusic.co.uk

MIKE AND THE MECHANICS; Mike And The Mechanics - "The Living Years" 25th Anniversary. Mike Rutherford/Andrew Roachford/Tim Howar plus support from Sadie and the Hotheads, Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell ten million records worldwide. Globally known for hits including The Living Years, All I Need Is a Miracle, Over My Shoulder and Another Cup of Coffee the band has featured many great vocalists and now boasts two 22 FEBRUARY superb singers in Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. Tickets £36, £33, £30; no Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: concessions, (includes booking fee) DIRTY HARRY (Blondie Tribute) + THE Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth 15 MARCH POLIS - At PJ Molloy's, Dunfermline. Dirty Theatre 185 High Street, Perth, Time Harry is the only tribute band for the true 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 Horsecross Arts presents WORDS AND Blondie fan. Formed in Edinburgh in early www.horsecross.co.uk MUSIC: Horsecross Arts has teamed up 2011, Dirty Harry was borne out of singing with Perth College UHI and the Traditional doctor, Sarah Kennedy’s desire to create a 7 MARCH Music Forum to create Words and Music, a act which could play homage to everyone’s gathering for musicians and music workers favourite rock goddess, Debbie Harry and to Stirling Tolbooth presents: TONY from across Scotland and beyond. Packed the band who practically invented Power MCMANUS. 8pm, £12/£10. Acclaimed with practical tips, networking opportunities, Pop, Blondie. The Polis are Scotland's one guitarist Tony McManus has been called 'the evening gigs and showcases the two-day and only Police Tribute act and play an best Celtic guitarist in the world' by conference in Perth Concert Hall on Friday energetic set of over 2 hours of The Police's legendary English guitarist John Renbourn, 14 and Saturday 15 March aims to inspire, best known singles and album tracks. The and is known for his virtuosic fingerstyle educate and entertain musicians of all band do not pretend or try to look like the performances on the steel-string guitar. To genres at all stages of their careers. Those original members but instead focus their find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument interested in attending can register online at energies on trying to capture the nuances as the acoustic guitar is quite an www.wordsandmusic.co.uk or by calling and energy of the original band at their achievement. Its a masterpiece. Im reeling- Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 best. John Renbourn. 'Tony McManus is the Jeff or book in person at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Beck of the acoustic guitar' Paul Reed Street, Perth PH1 5HZ. Tickets £8 from PJ Molloy's and Smith, PRS Guitars www.wordsandmusic.co.uk www.ticketweb.co.uk www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth www.facebook.com/ 18 MARCH RubberStampPromotions Mundell Music present: GARLAND Stirling Tolbooth presents: Stellar Quines SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: LOVE AND WAR IN JEFFERYS - Forty years into his storied and Fife Cultural Trust's 'DARE TO CARE' BOHEMIA CONCERTS with mezzo soprano career, Garland Jeffreys is enjoying the kind by Christine Lindsay, Directed by Muriel SOPHIE HARMSEN: SE presents Love and of creative second wind most artists can Romanes. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Arriving for a War in Bohemia with the thrilling young only hope for the first time around, earning spell behind bars, where there are no mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen. The a swarm of critical accolades and secrets or boundaries, and carrying their programme includes rich treasures of experiencing his most prolific stretch in lifes baggage, a group of women tell their Bohemian music from Dvořák, Suk, Biber decades. 'Truth Serum,' his second album in stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant and Haas alongside the sparkling melodies two years, is a cri de cœur, a stripped-down insight into their lives and the price theyll and dancing rhythms of three Handel arias. tone poem from an artist taking his rightful pay. Linked by common threads of hope, At Caird Hall, Dundee, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, and hard-earned place in the musical fear, love and survival and told in a chorus Students £5, Under 16s free when pantheon. of words, rhyme and stand up comedy, the accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking www.mundellmusic.com collective voice of the women is heard. Tel 01382 434940 Supported by Creative Scotland www.dundeebox.co.uk 8 MARCH www.scottishensemble.co.uk www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth Stirling Tolbooth presents: VOODOO

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SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Birnam Arts Centre – Birnam. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.birnamarts.com www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion 6 APRIL Fife Jazz Club presents: FREDDIE KING. At The Woodside Hotel, Aberdour from 2pm. Tickets £8. Freddie King with Lachlan McColl. Freddie King is the hippest singer in town singing bebop ballads and blues all spun afresh in a net of warmth and pleasure with a distinctive voice all his own. During the last two years Freddie has travelled to Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and New York, gigging in various jazz clubs, top hotels and cocktail bars performing the material by Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine, thereby firmly establishing his reputation as a top international singer. This visit to Fife Jazz Club is part of a Scottish tour with guitarist Lachlan McColl www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub 7 APRIL

MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Stirling Folk Club, Stirling (with Kirsty Law, Scots 23 MARCH Singer) Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January on Watercolour Fife Jazz Club presents: RICHARD Music. It melds tunes and songs from their MICHAEL. At The Woodside Hotel, Aberdour separate geographical backgrounds to from 2pm. Tickets £8. Richard Michael at create a new music that’s uplifting, daring the piano. As a pianist and organist, Richard and harmonious. The duo fell into playing gives recitals on The Art of Improvisation, together when they were studying in and can improvise in any key, in any style Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted at the merest hint of a theme! He is Radio Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Scotland’s ‘Jazz Jargonbuster’ and has Connections Festival and Rona was named demonstrated many styles of Jazz in ‘The BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of Jazz House’ the Year. Marit was also part of the highly www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub acclaimed VAMM. www.maritandrona.com 29 MARCH 8 APRIL Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: THE SELECTER + TALISMAN + DJ JUNIOR PATSY REID & friends. Perth Concert LAZAROU - At Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy. Hall, Mill Street, Perth. Time “Too Much Pressure” released by the 7.30pm/8.00pm. Tickets £13/£11. Tel; important and influential platinum selling 01738 621031 band The Selector in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska 13 APRIL lovers. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the Fife Jazz Club presents: NOVA SCOTIA social and political issues of the early JAZZ BAND. At The Woodside Hotel, Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to Aberdour from 2pm. Tickets £10. Nova disaffected youth across the racial divide. Scotia Jazz Band. One of the most popular Talisman are one of the UK’s top British and swinging dixieland bands in Scotland. Roots Reggae bands from the late 70’s and Clarinettist and saxophonist, John Burgess, early 80’s.The band’s prowess back in the steeped in the music of Alex Welsh and day earned them support slots with acts as Eddie Condon, is the energetic leader of a diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and band that plays hot jazz Chicago style, with The Rolling Stones. DJ Junior Lazarou will be real drive and passion. All tickets can be keeping everyone entertained when the reserved by calling 01592 750625 or 01592 bands aren't on stage with some top 2 Tone, 263687 Ska & Reggae tunes! Tickets £15 from www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub Windsor or www.ticketweb.co.uk 2 MAY www.facebook.com/ Mundell Music presents: THE MOVE - The RubberStampPromotions

Move have rock band credentials that speak for themselves. They can boast being the first band to be played on Radio 1, and have toured alongside The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Without doubt, The Move are one of Britain's most respected bands, having had numerous hit records over the last 30 years including classics such as Flowers In The Rain and Blackberry Way. Minus Roy Wood, but still featuring original members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan. www.mundellmusic.com 22 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy. If you missed ABCQ performing Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! www.bidingtimeremix.com www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn

ABERDEEN + NORTH EAST Send us all your gig dates for the Highlands Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 5 FEBRUARY PHILIP HIGHAM: Aberdeen Performing Arts presents Culture Café, featuring young cellist Philip Higham, one of the first British cellists in generations to have won top prizes at three major international competitions, accompanied by pianist Carole Presland, at the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 1pm. Tickets from 01224 64112 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com RM HUBBERT: Prolific live performer RM Hubbert, who has released music under a variety of guises since 1993 and supported the likes of Nick Cave, Tortoise, Mogwai, Godspeed you! Black Emperor, Franz Ferdinand and The Twilight Sad as well as touring extensively around the EU in his own right, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 641122 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 6 FEBRUARY FAT HIPPY BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Heat 8. 7.30pm at The Malt Mill, Holburn Street, Aberdeen. See event page: www.facebook.com/ events/244544859055279/ www.facebook.com/FatHippyBOTB 8 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Cafe

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THE 1975 Promoting their self-titled debut album, up-and-coming indie rockers The 1975 play the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen doors at 7pm. Tickets from tel 01224 64112 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

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MARK MCCABE, With his new album A Good Way To Bury Bad News newlyreleased in January, Mark McCabe, who has travelled all over the world performing with the likes of Frank Turner and PJ Bond, brings his melancholic, moving and witty acoustic songs to The Lemon Tree Lounge (seated), West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 641122 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 15 FEBRUARY ULTIMATE RHYTHM AND BLUES, With an amazing line-up of bands who collectively notched up 37 hits records in the UK charts over 300 weeks, the 50th anniversary tour of Ultimate Rhythm and Blues, with The Zombies, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis and Maggie Bell, at the Music Hall,Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 64112 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

DAVE ARCARI 13-date UK tour in February and March. The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. As well as having physical tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. This gig is supported by the very talented ED MUIRHEAD. www.davearcari.com

17 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Woodend Barn, Banchory. If you missed ABCQ performing Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! www.bidingtimeremix.com

BEN WESTBEECH (AKA BREACH): One of www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn the undisputed house music stars of 2013, Breach enjoyed huge chart and club success in the summer with his hit single ‘Jack’; an infectious blend of bass-heavy grooves, Send us all your gig dates stripped back drums, and a simple but ohfor all of the Scottish islands so-seductive vocal hook. At Snafu, Aberdeen

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23 FEBRUARY SON OF DAVE: This is Now Agency presents Son Of Dave, formerly of the Crash Test Dummies, with music from his latest record, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 641122 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 25 FEBRUARY

THE JOHN KNOX SEX CLUB Stirlingshire band The John Knox Sex Club, who have two critically-lauded albums to their name, in The Lemon Tree Lounge (standing), West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 641122 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Woodend Barn – Banchory. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.woodendbarn.com www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion

THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES In their annual concert of traditional military music, The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines present a wonderfully colourful show in aid of Seafarers UK for maritime charities, at the Music Hall, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 64112 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 9 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Madhatters, Inverness."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition 14 FEBRUARY

Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: CHAZ ROYAL’S VALENTINES BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA. 8.30pm. Spice up this Valentine's Day with a glamorous evening of world class burlesque and cabaret starring 18 FEBRUARY some of Scotland's best and brightest performers in the genre. Chaz Royal, KRIS DREVER AND EAMONN COYNE The internationally recognised as the 'King of uniquely talented Kris Drever and Eamonn MIKE & THE MECHANICS Formed in 1984 Burlesque' comments, "I’m thrilled to be Coyne dazzle on banjo, guitar and mandolin by Genesis founding member, guitarist, invited to produce a show in the Highlands, with disarmingly simple songs, in The bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, so I’ve chosen the best artists I know and Lemon Tree (seated), 5 West North Street, Mike & the Mechanics play the Music Hall, regularly work with from Scotland and Aberdeen, AB24 5AT. 7.30pm, £11.00. Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01224 beyond for the occasion’’. Tickets £16 Tickets from 01224 641122 64112 already online with WeGotTickets & www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Ticketweb UK – on sale elsewhere very the-lemon-tree soon! 28 FEBRUARY www.StrathpefferPavilion.org 19 FEBRUARY DANSE MCCABRE: An evening of 21 FEBRUARY THE ANSWER, on their latest tour traditional Scottish dancing to all-girl ceilidh promoting their new album, the band’s band, Danse McCabre, at the Music Hall, SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: LOVE AND WAR IN fourth studio offering which features Aberdeen at 8pm. Tickets from 01224 BOHEMIA CONCERTS with mezzo soprano production from Toby Jepson and mixes 64112 SOPHIE HARMSEN: SE presents Love and from rock icon Mike, in The Lemon Tree www.aberdeenperformingarts.com War in Bohemia with the thrilling young Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors mezzo soprano Sophie Harmsen. The at 8pm. Tickets from 01224 641122 18 MARCH programme includes rich treasures of www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Bohemian music from Dvořák, Suk, Biber BLAZIN’ FIDDLES; The Lemon Tree,5 W and Haas alongside the sparkling melodies 20 FEBRUARY North Street. Aberdeen, Tickets £16.50. and dancing rhythms of three Handel arias. Time 8.30pm. Tel; 01224 641 122 At OneTouch Theatre, Eden Court, THE PEOPLE’S SONGS, Popular TV and www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Inverness, 8pm. Pre-concert talk 7.15pm. radio presenter, journalist and author Tickets £15.00, Students £5.00, Under 16s Stuart Maconie talks about his new book 28 MARCH free when accompanied by a full paying

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28 FEBRUARY CALUM STEWART & HEIKKI BOURGAULT: Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, 7 MARCH MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: At Crafts and Things, Glencoe. Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January on Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and songs from their separate geographical backgrounds to create a new music that’s uplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo fell into playing together when they were studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Marit was also part of the highly acclaimed VAMM. www.maritandrona.com

MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Tain Royal Academy, Tain, Ross-shire. Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January on Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and songs from their separate geographical backgrounds to create a new music that’s uplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo fell into playing together when they were studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Marit was also part of the highly acclaimed VAMM. www.maritandrona.com 22 MARCH

amaSing festival. Tickets £15 now online (and selling fast!) from WeGotTickets.com and Ticketweb.co.uk – on sale elsewhere very soon www.treacherousorchestra.com http://elephantsessions.com www.StrathpefferPavilion.org 9 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Eden Court, Inverness. If you missed ABCQ performing Biding Time (remix) at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the show and are looking forward to touring it this year; hopefully to a venue near you! www.bidingtimeremix.com www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn 16 MAY Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: TOPLOADER. 7.30pmtop pop rock band, which has sold over two million albums with a string of top 20 chart hits at home and abroad and is famous for the hugely popular single Dancing in the Moonlight. Toploader’s latest single This is the Night is currently the most played song on BBC Radio 2. Support to be announced. Tickets £15 are already selling online with WeGotTickets and Ticketweb UK – also via Ticketweb 24-hr hotline 08444 771000 – on sale elsewhere very soon. www.StrathpefferPavilion.org

MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Benderloch Village Hall, Benderloch, Argyll. Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January on Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and songs from their separate TAIGH CÈILIDH / CÈILIDH HOUSE: At geographical backgrounds to create a new Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness @ music that’s uplifting, daring and 7:30PM Càite nise nochd an tèid mi, chan eil harmonious. The duo fell into playing cèilidh air a’ phrairie? Bha Bàrd Mhealaboist together when they were studying in fo chianalas thall thairis ach bidh Comunn Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted Gàidhlig Inbhir Nis a’ cur fàilte bhlàth Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic oirbhse uile gu fìor dheagh chèilidh neoConnections Festival and Rona was named fhoirmeil air Dihaoine 7mh Am Màrt 2014. BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of Informal traditional entertainment by some the Year. Marit was also part of the highly of Gaeldom’s top artists is how the Gaelic acclaimed VAMM. Society of Inverness describes its Annual www.maritandrona.com Gaelic Showcase. The star line-up will include singers Arthur Cormack, Sineag 25 MARCH Send us all your gig dates MacIntyre, Iain MacKay, Kirsteen for all of the Scottish islands MacDonald, and Alex Macdonald, and music SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At will be provided by piper D. J. MacIntyre Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. Edinburgh Email them to Carol and by the talented new band Marloch! based six piece roots and folk collective tour Deagh chur seachad oidhche! Come along carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com all across UK behind the acclaimed chart and join in! topping fifth album www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/ 9 FEBRUARY www.eden-court.co.uk taigh-ceilidh-ceilidh-house www.facebook.com/ Transclyde Music presents: ANDY southerntenantfolkunion 14 MARCH WHITE in Musicker. Transclyde Music promote live music on the Isle of Bute. 25 APRIL BLAZIN’ FIDDLES Workshops in the https://twitter.com/transclydemusic afternoon, Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: Inverness. Tickets £17 – Conc’s available. TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA with THE Time 8pm. Tel; 01463 234 234 ELEPHANT SESSIONS. 7.30pm. Scotland's 22 FEBRUARY www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/ foremost group of anarchic tunesmiths blazin-fiddles-1 Transclyde Music presents: HUGH emerged from the vibrant Glasgow folk scene. Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish MOFFATT in St Paul’s Church Hall. 20 MARCH dance music into a thrilling new dimension. Transclyde Music promote live music on the Isle of Bute. Having grown up under the influence of MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Plockton, pioneering fusion acts such as Shooglenifty, https://twitter.com/transclydemusic venue tbc. Their debut album “TURAS” is Martyn Bennett, Salsa Celtica and Croft No. http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ released on 24 January on Watercolour 5, they draw simultaneously on deep Music. It melds tunes and songs from their MARCH (tbc) traditional roots and contemporary separate geographical backgrounds to influences. Featuring bagpipes, whistles, create a new music that’s uplifting, daring Transclyde Music presents: The return of flutes, fiddles, accordion, banjo, guitars, and harmonious. The duo fell into playing bass, drums and percussion, they combine the fantastic ALAN MURPHY plus local together when they were studying in ferocious energy and sophisticated musical group RISE (tbc). Transclyde Music Newcastle. In 2012 they won the coveted promote live music on the Isle of Bute. arrangements, with explosive results. Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic https://twitter.com/transclydemusic Support by The Elephant Sessions, who Connections Festival and Rona was named played a great set at the Pavilion during the http://transclydemusic.co.uk/

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Transclyde Music presents: We have folk royalty in the guise of multi award winner MARTIN SIMPSON, who will play at the Marble Hall in Mount Stuart. https://twitter.com/transclydemusic http://transclydemusic.co.uk/

11 APRIL PATSY REID & friends: An Tobar, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Time 8pm/8.30pm. Tickets £10/£8. Tel 01688 302211 www.patsyreid.com

REPUBLIC OF SOUL: (9 piece soul band) At Eagle Tavern, Prestwick. 9pm, free admission www.facebook.com/eagle.prestwick 15 FEBRUARY

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APRIL (tbc) Transclyde Music presents: A departure from our traditional singer/songwriter line up with a four piece band called BLUE SWAMP. One of the artists played with the Animals and another in the Dylan Band – so it should prove to be an interesting event. https://twitter.com/transclydemusic http://transclydemusic.co.uk/

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Send us all your gig dates for Dumfriesshire, South West and Cumbria areas Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 8 FEBRUARY THE SHOTGUNS: At Alton Inn , Kilwinning - free admission www.facebook.com/pages/The-AltonInn/130778983635951 ELECTRIC WARRIOR: At Eagle Tavern, Prestwick. 9pm, free admission www.facebook.com/eagle.prestwick

Eagle Tavern, Prestwick - Prestfest / Cash for Kids Live Music Day with Blackleaf 40, The Helms, The Jack Daniels Band, Live & Dangerous (Thin Lizzy tribute), Scott Nicol & The Limitless Sky, The Splinters, Tambo & The Spitfires, Trunk Monkey & Wildcard. Admission by donation. From 2pm www.facebook.com/eagle.prestwick SHOOT THE CRAW: At Alton Inn , Kilwinning - free admission www.facebook.com/pages/The-AltonInn/130778983635951 22 FEBRUARY TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES: At Alton Inn , Kilwinning - free admission www.facebook.com/pages/The-AltonInn/130778983635951 THE SHOTGUNS: At Eagle Tavern,

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 23: dumfries + south west / scottish borders and 'just over the border' Prestwick. 9pm www.facebook.com/eagle.prestwick 28 FEBRUARY DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK plus support from MEANBONE: At Eagle Tavern, Prestwick. 9pm, free admission www.facebook.com/eagle.prestwick 1 MARCH KRIS DREVER AND EAMONN COYNE: The folk duo play The Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN. 7.30pm. Tickets £12/£10 conc. Tel 01644 420374 www.catstrand.com

SCOTTISH BORDERS Send us all your gig dates for Scottish Borders and Northumberland areas Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 8 FEBRUARY SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles. Edinburgh based six piece roots and folk collective tour all across UK behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth album www.eastgatearts.com www.facebook.com/ southerntenantfolkunion PRESTON REED - The String Jam Club:Spectacular acoustic guitar virtuoso spellbinding, heart-stopping, an unmissable tour de force "Widely thought of as the world's most gifted acoustic guitarist." Total Guitar. At The County Hotel, Selkirk www.facebook.com/StringJamClub

www.facebook.com/pages/KazmirandaVintage-Local-ArtBoutique/478898812161209 www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUk RUARRI JOSEPH, PLUS THE JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER: St Boswells Live! is delighted to announce that the unfeasibly talented RUARRI JOSEPH will be playing for us. Ruarri was born in Edinburgh, but has now found his way to Cornwall via New Zealand and a life full of writing and playing music. A talented and deeply emotional singer-songwriter, Ruarri has released four studio albums, all of them to critical acclaim if not great commercial success, such is the fickle nature of the music industry. He is a popular live performer across the UK and Ireland, and we are sure you will fall for his musical gifts. Alongside Ruarri, we welcome the delightful Jellyman’s Daughter, who we were trying to find a chance to welcome back since their appearance here in November 2012. Graham Coe (‘cello, guitar & vocals) and Emily Kelly (guitar & vocals) are classically trained musicians who have earned their spurs busking in Edinburgh and writing innovative and moving songs. Currently supporting Chris TT in Edinburgh and Glasgow, they have lots of new songs for you to bounce along to. This show will NOT be at St Boswells Village Hall as the hall is being refurbished. Instead, we will be holding St Boswells Live! at the Salmon Room, Buccleuch Hotel, St Boswells. www.stboswellslive.com 22 FEBRUARY Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: Open Mic www.facebook.com/pages/KazmirandaVintage-Local-ArtBoutique/478898812161209 www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUk

Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. www.davearcari.com BLAZIN’ FIDDLES Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Scottish Borders. Tickets £14– Conc’s available 7.30pm. Tel 01387381196 www.buccleuchcentre.com 8 MARCH RAB NOAKES - The String Jam Club: The king of Scottish songwriters himself – fabulous songs, catchy melodies, superb guitar picking and warmly intimate vocals. "The closest Scotland has to musical royalty.” Go Magazine. At The County Hotel, Selkirk. www.facebook.com/StringJamClub

14 MARCH Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: Jam class from 3pm—6pm. www.facebook.com/pages/KazmirandaVintage-Local-ArtBoutique/478898812161209 www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUk 5 APRIL CALUM STEWART & HEIKKI BOURGAULT: The Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, 10 APRIL PATSY REID & friends: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. Tel 01721 725 777 www.patsyreid.com 16 APRIL

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MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Candlelit Concert, Peebles. Their debut album Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: “TURAS” is released on 24 January on THE WINTER TRADITION: At Heriot-Watt STEVE MORRISON 'Blues Buffet' at £10 Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and Student Union, Galashiels."Woolly jumpers, each, with support from JACK CANT songs from their separate geographical catchy choruses and the tightest live show DANCE. 7pm—11pm. Pre-booking required. backgrounds to create a new music that’s around. What is there not to like about The www.facebook.com/pages/Kazmirandauplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo Winter Tradition?" Vintage-Local-Artfell into playing together when they were www.facebook.com/thewintertradition Boutique/478898812161209 studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUk the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s 14 FEBRUARY Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was 7 MARCH named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: Musician of the Year. Marit was also part of Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: Beginners DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in the highly acclaimed VAMM. www. jam session 7pm—10pm. February and March. The Cluny, Newcastle. maritandrona.com www.facebook.com/pages/KazmirandaAs well as having physical tickets for the Vintage-Local-Artforthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh dates Boutique/478898812161209 www.facebook.com/TheMusicGalleryUk 10 FEBRUARY

15 FEBRUARY Kazmiranda Music Cafe presents: ANTIC HAY, Bluegrass with ballads and sweet harmonies, self penned memorable songs and proper hoe-down fiddle tunes. Its free, if you enjoy the band you can put a donation in their hat, or buy a CD.

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Inverness Music Festival

The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival is an anInverness MV Festival nual celebration and gathering of 1-14 March Aviemore musical talents. Find out more 28-30 March about us at www.clarsachsociety.co. Inverness's Music Festival is a comuk The Clarsach Society (Comunn petitive event attracting over 1000 A weekend of comedy, music and entrants to venues throughout the thrills on the hills in Aviemore. The na Clarsaich) encourages interest in the instrument, especially amongst city. Prizes are awarded in a multi- festival will be based in the MacCeltic Connections young players, who enjoy its tude of styles across Vocal, Instru- donald Aviemore Resort with two adaptability to solo work, accompaGlasgow mental, Speech, Gaelic and Scottish other venues in the town being 16 January - 2 February disciplines. used as well. 2013 Scottish Alterna- niment or ensemble playing. The tive Music Award (SAMA) ‘Best Rock Society also presents the Edinburgh International Harp Festival - an anCeltic Connections 2014 comprises www.invernessmusicfestival. Act’ winners Culann are the first a wealth of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, org/Festival/ band to be announced. Tickets from nual celebration and gathering of musical talents. Every Spring we workshops, free events and late www.ukgigsonline.com at £22.50 bring harpists from across the globe night sessions taking place over 18 for a Friday or Saturday ticket and Wee Dub Festival together to rub shoulders with you, days across various venues in Glas£37.50 (online) for a weekend Edinburgh the audience. gow. Celtic Connections 2014 will ticket. Proceeds from the Festival 7-9 March also use the brand new SSE Hydro, go to the Children's Hospice Assowww.harpfestival.co.uk Scotland’s biggest ever music The 2014 edition of Wee Dub Festi- ciation Scotland (CHAS) and Disvenue. Tickets are on sale now. ability Snowsport UK. val is by far the best line-up yet, Wikeed Day Out featuring giants of UK dancehall culwww.celticconnections.com www.mvfestival.com Glasgow ture, top live bands, and hot up5 April coming talent. For the artist line-up and programme go to the website Wikeed Day Out is a brand new fesbelow. Tickets are now on sale for tival coming to Glasgow and being all 5 sessions, as well as Earlybird held at Nice N Sleazys. The event Weekend tickets and Wee Dub Mega Fife Jazz Festival will see 7 acts in one day come toTickets, which get you into both the Edinburgh Internagether from across Scotland in one Fife festival and Wee Dub Hogmanay for tional venue. 7-9 February a healthy discount. We look forward to welcoming you to another week- Harp Festival https://twitter.com/ The 7th edition of the Fife Jazz Fes- end of roots, culture and good vibes Edinburgh WikeedDayOut tival. Whether you're a jazz and 4-9 April in Edinburgh in March 2014. blues specialist or a casual listener, we hope that you're going to find www.weedubfestival.co.uk plenty to enjoy. Thanks to all the musicians who are going to give us such a great weekend, and thanks Niel Gow Scottish to Fife Council for enabling us to reFiddle Festival open The Byre Theatre to put on Dunkeld & Birnam such an exciting programme in St 21-23 March Andrews.

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The 2014 Niel Gow Festival will be held in the beautiful Perthshire vilGlasgow’s Dirty Week- lage of Dunkeld & Birnam, home of Niel Gow. The annual festival was ender established in 2004 to celebrate the Glasgow life and music of Perthshire's fiddle 28 February - 1 March legend. It is envisaged that through time the festival and other activities Across 5 wonderful venues, PIVO will gather enough funds to erect a PIVO, IVORY BLACKS, THE ADMIfitting memorial to Niel Gow in RAL, STEREO and CLASSIC GRAND Dunkeld & Birnam. Niel Gow (not this Dirty Weekender is going to Neil Gow) was born in Strathbraan bring you out, get you about and on 22nd March 1727 and grew up in have you experience such a diverse the village of Inver, by Dunkeld. and eclectic range of musical talent that your ears are going to be aswww.niel-gow.co.uk saulted, caressed, abused, made loved to and make you realise why you loved live music Hawick Reivers Festiin the first place. Immerse yourself val in this remarkable occurrence and you will understand why it has been Hawick created why Kilmarnock has loved it 23-25 March as much in recent years and why it As always music is at the heart of HAD to come and spend its first Hawick Reivers Festival and Session weekend in Glasgow. A9 and Scocha will provide the foTickets from www.tickets-scotland. cus for this. There are a number of com and www.killieweekender.com new innovations this year and plans watch at www.youtube.com/watch? are being finalised for an exciting weekend. As the town hall is unv=E9zx95MXkNA available the main concert venue switches to the Old Baths where www.killieweekender.com Scocha will kick off the festival in their own inimitable way. www.fifejazzfestival.com

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Dirty Weekender

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Girvan 2-4 May

Kilmarnock 23-25 May

2014 marks the 40th Girvan Folk Festival. The Festival started in 1975, a time when folk music in Scotland was increasingly exploring its own roots. Concert venues, competitions, ceilidh dance childrens events, sessions for tunes and songs, Open Stage, workshops,secure campsite. So please tell all of your friends and help to make this the biggest Girven Festival ever! There will be plenty of room and plenty of music for all to enjoy.

Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender music festival was established in 2012. In 2013 the event expanded with over 40 acts performing and a third venue being added to include an all agers stage. In 2014 Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender will see further growth with the inclusion of the 1300 capacity Grand Hall venue. 2014 will also see the development and implementation of Glasgow’s Dirty Weekender. This will take place between the 28 February and the 1 March over three of the city’s venues, Pivo Pivo, Ivory Blacks and Stereo. The Dirty Weekender crew will take its years of experience and deliver a unique and diverse event to Glasgow for the first time.

Glenfarg 11-13 April Ran by Glenfarg Village Folk Club the festival may be small but its stature and longevity are huge to say the least. We pride ourselves on running a friendly event with workshops and competitions to suit all tastes, and the World famous Puff-a -Box competition just has to be seen to be believed! www.glenfargfolkclub.com

Northern Nashville Country Music Festival Caithness 18-20 April

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In 2004 we took a gamble and ran our first ever Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival (NNCCMF), which thankfully was a great success. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength, with country music fans converging on Caithness over Easter Weekend to be part of this 3-day 5-show extravaganza of live country music. This is truly an international event featuring top class acts from the USA, Canada, Europe, Ireland and the U.K. alongside our wealth of local talent and youth bands. www.nncmc.co.uk

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Scotland's premier electronic music festival Electric Frog returns this May Bank Holiday weekend with Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival. Organisers have today revealed plans to add a second day and return to the spectacular Riverside Museum site for the second consecutive year for the 2014 instalment, with what’s set to be their biggest event yet. Organisers have reconfigured the site to feature two stages aiming to maximise the space and enhance the festival experience for the thousands of electronic music fans expected to descend on the event over both days. The party will continue late into the night at various venues in the city. Line-up and ticket details will be announced soon. www.theelectricfrog.co.uk

34th Shetland Folk Festival Shetland 1-4 May The Festival as the UK's most northerly folk festival is regarded a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer. www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

Thornhill Music Festival

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Kirkcudbright 22-25 May If you prefer a bigger festival in a smaller pot you are a Knockengorrocher! Join us beside the glittering Water of Deugh beneath the broad shoulders of southwest Scotland's great mountain peaks to celebrate some of the finest music from the Celtic diaspora and everywhere inbetween. The World Ceilidh melds together the most ancient roots music with the latest cutting edge sounds. This first truly backwoods upland music fest in Scotland hosts some of the best musicians and performers from across the world. All are invited to journey over hill and dale by rock and stream to our natural greenfield auditorium and to our upland stage to experience the biggest little festival this side of anywhere! www.knockengorroch.org.uk

Dumfriesshire 2-4 May 20 plus band cross-genre Music Festival in Dumfriesshire, early May Bank Holiday, Run by Lewis Hamilton Music. The village is an attractive and vibrant community of some 2,000 people, and Dumfries and Galloway is a well-known music destination, hosting such successful events as the Wickerman, Moniaive Folk and Bluegrass Festivals. Thornhill lies at the junction of the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock and A702 New Galloway to Edinburgh roads in the mid-section of the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire. www.facebook.com/pages/Thornhill-Music-Festival/487819717906138

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JUNE Solas Festival The Bield at Blackruthven 20-22 June In what promises to be a exciting year in the spotlight for Scotland, Solas will entertain you with a mixing pot of art, music, dance and comedy whilst covering everything from jazz to ceilidh dancing, and hip hop to slow food. Our brilliant variety of acts and friendly atmosphere make it a great destination for families. Under12s go free. The festival aims to create a generous, hospitable space in Scotland where the arts can be performed and enjoyed by all. The programme also makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. www.solasfestival.co.uk

AUGUST Doune The Rabbit Hole Cardross, nr Stirling 22-24 August A small family-friendly festival with a twist! Doune The Rabbit Hole presents music, comedy, art, spoken word, drama, puppetry and much more! Events across Scotland throughout the year culminating in a 3 day multi arts festival... it's time to go Doune The Rabbit Hole!! We make people happy through music, art, cake and loads of other stuff! After we've done that we teach people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to how to do creative things, like play instruments, write poetry and paint. www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk

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