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EDINBURGH + LOTHIANS Send us all your gig dates for Edinburgh and Lothians area. Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 20 JANUARY DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP; Edinburgh Blues Club, The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £12.50 + BF. Doors: 7pm,

take to the Usher Hall stage for a wide range of high-calibre concerts. Join us for a relaxing daytime performance and discover some great new talent. Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. 29 JANUARY LEITH FOLK CLUB: Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors 7.30pm. Rantum Scantum £7 This is what happens when a singer songwriter from Fife ends up working with a classically trained violin player from Yorkshire. Rantum Scantum perform extensively around Europe, specialising in original and re-worked traditional material. www.leithfolkclub.com

ITCH: Edinburgh Blues Club, The Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh.

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24 JANUARY STAMPEDE ROAD: Henry's Cellar Bar, 8 Morrison Street, Edinburgh.

Live music @ Ryrie's: KEVIN GORE DUO Scottish Folk 9pm – late. Ryrie's, 1A Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH125EY www.facebook.com/RyriesBarEdinburgh

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SONIC HEARTS FOUNDATION / WOZNIAK / SALT HOUSE: Edinburgh Blues Club. Music Hub, INUIT: 7 -10pm at Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh. Price - TBC. Pedals - check. Feedback - check. Bellmans Rd, Penicuik. Melody - oh, ok then. Morningside Young Team are pleased to have persuaded these fine 21 JANUARY Glaswegian noisemakers to head East. Wozniak add some local flavour. LEITH FOLK CLUB: Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, EH6 4NN. Doors 7.30pm. Live music @ Ryrie's: MEET MR CALAGHAN Kathryn Nicoll and Friends £7 Kathryn is a local Blues 9pm – Late. Ryrie's, 1A Haymarket Terrace fiddle player who has won a number of awards Edinburgh EH125EY and is much sought after by others to augment www.facebook.com/RyriesBarEdinburgh their performances. Last time Kathryn played the club it was to open our new venue. It was a 2 FEBRUARY sell out show and no-one went home disappointed. The Pathhead Music Collective present: An www.leithfolkclub.com afternoon Jazz Brunch at the Stair Arms with FIONNA DUNCAN (of The Clyde Valley MAP TEST: Edinburgh Blues Club. Usher Hall, Stompers fame), RONNIE RAE, BRIAN Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. KELLOCK and TOM BANCROFT. http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/ OLGA JEGUNOVA (pianist); This talented Latvian pianist makes every performance fresh 6 FEBRUARY and compelling. Olga possesses a remarkable musical imagination combined with a seriousness BORN TO BE WIDE IS 10!: Scotland’s leading of purpose and discipline. Her repertoire ranges music industry seminar and social night, Born To from Bach to Schnittke, Scarlatti to Bartok and includes much contemporary repertoire, not least Be Wide, celebrates its 10th birthday at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 6 February with a some new works composed especially for her. She has gained an enviable reputation as soloist special party looking back on the past decade. Previous DJs will be invited to play their favourite and recitalist, not least winning many major three Scottish releases since 2004, and leading international piano competitions. These include the Ginette Gaubert competition in Paris and the industry commentator David Balfour [Record Of Steinway-Förderpreis in Hamburg. She has been The Day] and promoter Dave Corbet [T In The a prize-winner at the Maryse Cheilan competition Park/DF Concerts] will reflect on developments in the business. At The Electric Circus, 39 Market in France, the Stasys Vainiunas competition in Street, EH1 1DF £5, £3.50 [MU members] Vilnius, the Animato competition in Zurich, and www.borntobewide.co.uk was recently a semi-finalist at the prestigious Geza Anda Concours in Zurich. Usher Hall, 8 FEBRUARY Lothian Rd, Edinburgh.

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the Peer Gynt Suite, 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen' and also the well-known 'Norwegian Dance'. Other composers featured are Niels Gade (the 'Danish Mendelssohn'), the Norwegians Egil Hovland (his glittering Toccata on 'Now thank we all our God') and Carl Nielsen; and Sweden is represented by a Baroque composer, Johan Helmich Roman who has been described as the 'Swedish Handel'. Finland will be slipped into this programme in an organ transcription of Sibelius's great tone-poem Finlandia. Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. Time 1.10pm. Tickets £3.

Edinburgh. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £29, £25, £21, £16, £12. Time 7.30pm. 15 FEBRUARY Live music @ Ryrie's: HOT TIN ROOF Scottish Shanty Blues 9pm – late. Ryrie's, 1A Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH125EY www.facebook.com/RyriesBarEdinburgh

13 FEBRUARY 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,

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DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in February and March. The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (+ special guests HAVE MERCY 20 FEBRUARY LAS VEGAS). As well as having physical tickets for the forthcoming Glasgow and FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Visit The Edinburgh dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh as part of their Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums Winter Tour. Hailed as the originators of in stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention CD and vinyl in stock. remains one of the most entertaining bands www.davearcari.com on the live music scene and their annual Winter Tour has become a much-loved 28 FEBRUARY cultural institution. As well as the Edinburgh The Pathhead Music Collective present: concert the tour will visit over two dozen The Scottish Stepdance Company (with other venues in England, Wales and Scotland. The concert will open with a short PMC’s AMY GEDDES) and CERA IMPALA (of the Bevvy Sisters) and the New opening solo set from talented singer/ Prohibition play an evening concert at songwriter EDWINA HAYES. Edwina has Pathhead Village Hall. worked with Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/ and Roger McGuinn among many others. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets and booking 8 MARCH information from the box office 0131 668 2019 or MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Highland www.thequeenshall.net Annual, Teviot Row, Edinburgh. Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January 22 FEBRUARY on Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and

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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

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Organisers have frozen the price of both the standard pass [£49] and the premium pass [£125], which helps raise funds to host the event and support the concession rates £38 students and £34 Musicians’ Union members.

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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 [premium].

The Pathhead Music Collective present: Join TOM BANCROFT, SATOKO FUJI and UNA MCGLONE for an evening of improvised musical mayhem at Pathhead Village Hall. http://pathheadmusiccollective.org.uk/

MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Penicuik Folk Club (with Kirsty Law, Scots Singer). 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

standard pass [£49] and the premium pass [£125], which helps raise funds to host the event and support the concession rates [£38 students and £34 Musicians’ Union The sessions on day two will concentrate on members]. topics relating to rights holders - record labels, publishers, artists and managers – Delegates registering before January 16, with one panel set to feature decision when further details of the programme will makers from radio, retail and digital be announced, benefit from a special early platforms talking about why they get behind bird rate of £33 [standard] and £100 a release. [premium].

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3 APRIL ADAM ANT plus THE GOOD THE MAD & THE LOVELY POSSE: At The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7.30 p.m. Advance tickets are £23.50 from 0131 226 7010 or 0131 220 3234 or go online at www.gigbox.co.uk/buy_tickets www.adam-ant.net www.liquidroom.com 9 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.

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. 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 about the flagship Glasgow venue and its impact.

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24 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Summerhall, Edinburgh. 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

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Jay Maas, “There’s a prevalent thing in this genre where if you’re not doing what hardcore bands have been doing for the last 25 years almost verbatim, you’re fucking up.” Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica Street, Glasgow. Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £12,

‘The O's’ are returning to Ireland and the UK in January 2014 with a new record “Thunderdog”. They will support Del Amitri on their first UK/Irish tour in ten years. The O's are no strangers to the local music scene, having toured all over the country, from Cork to London to Thurso in the last 22 JANUARY five years. The O’s new album “Thunderdog” was released on Glasgow's CONNAN MOCKASIN; King Tut's Wah Wah Electric Honey label in December. Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors www.facebook.com/wearetheos 8.30pm. Tickets £9.00 RACHEL SERMANNI; SSE Hydro, BOBS OPEN MIKE NIGHT; Avant Garde, International Burns Concert. Glasgow. 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 8pm. RULES OF THE ROOT / SLEEPY EYES NELSON; 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, 23 JANUARY Glasgow. Doors 8pm REDD KROSS; Redd Kross have always been too good, too perfect, too true, to believe. Mythic. Could this tuneful hardcore punk EP really be the work of a brother band with the 15-year-old on vocals and guitar and the 11-year-old on bass? Did Redd Kross really open for Black Flag? Could Jeff and Steve really have been born and raised in the Beach Boys’ hometown of Hawthorne, California, and did Jeff really see the Beatles live in 1966? Did one of them, dressed in Gene Simmons makeup, really kill a Bruce Springsteen impersonator onstage? Is that really their hair? Could Researching the Blues, their first studio album in 15 years, be not just the hottest thing since Cher went solo but the best start-to-finish Redd Kross record ever King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £16.00 24 JANUARY THE O’s with DEL AMITRI: At Glasgow Hydro - part of Celtic Connections. Scotland's favorite Texan duo ‘The O's’ are returning to Ireland and the UK in January 2014 with a new record “Thunderdog”. They will support Del Amitri on their first UK/Irish tour in ten years. The O's are no strangers to the local music scene, having toured all over the country, from Cork to London to Thurso in the last five years. The O’s new album “Thunderdog” was released on Glasgow's Electric Honey label in December. www.facebook.com/wearetheos ELEPHANT REVIVAL - Celtic Connections Festival. Renowned as one of the most uplifting ‘live’ experiences on the American roots music circuit, Elephant Revival will make their first ever visit for a short string of tour dates. This band has become one of the most in-demand Stateside touring ensembles, performing in some of the country’s most prestigious venues and appearing at every major festival due to the following they now have. Brookfield Knights promotion, The Old Fruit Market. Candleriggs, Glasgow. Tickets £16. Starts 9pm. CALUM STEWART & HEIKKI BOURGAULT: Celtic Connections, Glasgow 25 JANUARY THE O’s with NORMAN BLAKE: At The Arches, Glasgow - part of Celtic Connections. Scotland's favorite Texan duo

THE HOLY PISTOL CLUB; Every now and again a new band will appear from seemingly nowhere and be massive; Holy Pistol Club are going to be one of the these enigmas. Recently penning for Mott The Hoople at The Armadillo in Glasgow, these guys proved that they are already capable of playing such big venues...Holy Pistol Club are the most dynamic, enthusiastic and exciting band to come out of Scotland and burst on to the music scene in years. Formed in 2011 from the ashes of three bands the life-long friends have now set about bringing their own unique passionate, enigmatic and sleazy twist on rock ’n’ roll. During their short time together the power five piece band have played to packed crowds throughout the UK and have received critical acclaim from some of the biggest names in the music industry. Now they find themselves with the world at their feet and with their swagger, self-belief, catchy songs and an unstoppable desire to entertain - the group are destined for big things. King

MENONI; 13th Note, 50 –60 King Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm THE EXTRACTS / ECHO PARK / THE ALLEYS; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00. 31 JANUARY RACHEL SERMANNI; Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow. THE MEDIA WHORES: with LOUISE DISTRAS at Classic Grand, Glasgow www.facebook.com/pages/The-MediaWhores/167214953396994 DE TEMPS ANTAN; It is more than three years since their last recording, and with a terrific new release from Quebecois livewires, De Temps Antan, there’s an air of excited anticipation as they prepare for this visit. ‘Live’, they have been thrilling audiences with a dynamic delivery of classic tunes and songs, as well as original compositions, thanks to the infectious nature of the music, their boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre. This hugelyimpressive multi-instrumentalist group is firmly established as The Big Three of Quebecois traditional music. After touring across the United States in October, the band remains on the road in Quebec until December before flying across the Atlantic for a rare string of appearances here at the start of 2014, including a headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. Brookfield Knights promotion, Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, Glasgow. EAST INDIA YOUTH; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6

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BLAZIN’ FIDDLES with Stockton’s Wing: The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Time 8pm, Tickets £16. Standing only. Tel; 0141 353 8000 www.celticconnections.com

ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH BERNADETTE COLLIER; Avant Garde, 3444 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 7.30pm.

BLUES ‘N’ TROUBLE. East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride Glasgow. Tickets 9.00, £7.00 concs. from www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk

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STG Promotions present DECLAN O'ROURKE at the Cottiers Theatre as part of their ‘The Stripped Sessions’ where they have established and known artists performing in a stripped down environment with up and coming singer/songwriters being given the opportunity to open up in a songwriting atmosphere. This is the first Stripped Sessions of the year and local acts John Rush and The Joyce Twins opening up for Mutli Platinum and acclaimed Irish songwriter Declan O'Rourke.

THE FALLEN ANGELS CLUB 10th Anniversary Show @ Celtic Connections: GRETCHEN PETERS & ANTHONY D'AMATO at The Mitchell Library Glasgow. Tickets £13 from GRCH Box Office 0141 353 8000 www.thefallenangelsclub.com

DAVE WILSONS JAZZ SESSION; Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 2pm.

BOBS OPEN MIKE NIGHT; Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Time 8pm. 30 JANUARY CHRIS SUCKLE / FRAGILE X / LUISA

ONE CHANCE NIGHTS: First gig of 2014 and what will be the first of bi-monthly nights held in the 300 capacity Bungalow Bar venue in Paisley. The Bungalow Bar, located on the towns night life hotspot, Shuttle Street has been open for over a year and is a reincarnation of The Original Bungalow Bar that saw, The Jam, The Clash, The Skids, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Tourists, Buzzcocks and Primal Scream to mention a few take to the stage. The venue is a 5 minute walk from two train stations and bus links. The night’s acts:

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VAGABOND POETS, a Psychedelic Rock band based in Cumbernauld who take their main influences from bands in the sixties. They have recently supported the likes of The Milk, The 1975, Theme Park and The Strypes across the country. Joining them will be KNOCK ON EFFECT, “A bluesy, folksy and classic hit quality all packed in here” from Greenock. To finish the line up off they have THE TWISTED MELONS, “Psychedelic beatpop. Combination of intellectual rock, hard-core riffs” who are from Kintyre. Tickets cost £4 before the night and £6 on the door, tickets from Tickets Scotland, The Bungalow Bar and online at www.one-chance.co.uk. Doors open at 8.00pm www.facebook.com/onechancenights 2 FEBRUARY RX BANDITS: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.00. 3 FEBRUARY ANAMANAGUCHI: Anamanaguchi is serious about being happy. They’re part of a wave of young Internet romantics, nostalgic for a future they know may never come, but can see the seeds of it in the beauty that surrounds them. They’re making emotional dance music for the video game generation and aren’t afraid to claim it. Anamanaguchi was born past cynicism & indifference; they’re in love with the universe and aim to celebrate magic-made-real with their music. The band is interested in breathing life into low-tech machines and making expressive, emotional melodies using the simplest, rawest electronic tones available. Anamanaguchi is what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would’ve been if they were a boy band. Ary is cool but rude, Luke is a party dude, Pete leads, and James does machines (he’s responsible for all the DIY sound-and-light electronics the band uses). King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8pm. Tickets £7.50. 4 FEBRUARY STANLEY ODD: A special, one off acoustic show with Celtic Connections. The 02 ABC, 300 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow.

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THE DEFILED + Butcher Babies + The Killer Lights: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut JACKIE LEVEN TRIBUTE NIGHT - a night 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £9.00. to celebrate the life and work of the wonderful Jackie Leven who sadly passed 11 FEBRUARY away in Nov 2011, a huge loss to us all. Jackie was a regular at Woodend and played THE TREATMENT + Cage The Gods + some great gigs there. At present I have States Of Panic: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Andy White, Graham Skinner, Scott 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors MacDonald and Paul Tasker all down to 8.30pm. Tickets £9.50 perform and I'm actively chasing some additional acts to make this a really great 13 FEBRUARY night. I am also delighted that Ian Rankin has donated a signed book which we will CIRCA WAVES + Algernon Doll; King raffle, all monies will go the the Core Trust who Jackie did a lot of work with, so please Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 do come along and support this event. Suburbs Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club, 14 FEBRUARY 10 Chamberlain Road. Jordanhill, Glasgow Doors at 8.00 and Tickets £10. Details: LOUISE RUTKOWSKI: Album Launch. Alan 07944 354459 or email: Former This Mortal Coil and The Hope Blister soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk vocalist Louise Rutkowski releases her first https://twitter.com/suburbs1 solo album (4AD Records) on 21 February. Co-written with and produced by Irvin THE WINTER TRADITION + Cicero's Duguid it is described by its supporters as, Secret: Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses “A truly haunting and beautiful album”, and the tightest live show around. What is “Beautiful, stirring, and alive with emotion”, there not to like about The Winter Tradition? and “Pure poetic, lovelorn angst at its best”. This grizzly comforting hybrid from It includes mixes by Calum Malcolm (The Edinburgh rattle off arena-sized stadium Blue Nile), and Steve Orchard (Sir Paul hooks so effortlessly, you wonder why every McCartney, Chris Cornell). At the launch band doesn’t do it. Their atmospheric brand Louise will performing tracks from the of alternative indie rock is capable of filling album at Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate any grand edifice in the land and will leave 103, Glasgow G1 5HD. 7pm (finish time you feeling like you must experience it 10pm). Tickets £15 from before they outgrow the local venues.King www.louiserutkowski.co.uk 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

CHERYL RISK + Si Si Rae + Aaron Fyfe + Rachelle Rhienne. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6 15 FEBRUARY CLUB NOIR ‘VALENTINES IN NEW YORK’, 18+ burlesque and cabaret acts from around the UK. DJs play vintage and modern music. 1920’s Speakeasy with DJ, singers, films, beauty stall from Lush. Dress up. O2 Academy, 121 Eglinton St, Glasgow. Tickets £15.50, Times -9pm till 3am.

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 5 FEBRUARY gritty guitars, driving bass lines, baritone vocals and rock-steady drums, Glasgow’s 8 FEBRUARY ANDY WHITE supported by Jimmy Tijuana Bibles very much belong to the Livingstone. Sounds in the Suburbs Indievous Presents: THE HAZY SHADES latter campKing Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club, 10 Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Chamberlain Road Jordanhill, Glasgow. Time + BIG DIRTY RIDE + THE PATRIOTS + THE ROCK-FORD FILES + MICHAEL Tickets £6.00 8pm. Tickets £10 adv £12 on the door. MCGURN @ Pivo Pivo, Waterloo Street, Details: Alan 07944 354459 or email: Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets on door: £5/£4 16 FEBRUARY soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk https://twitter.com/suburbs1 www.facebook.com/indievous LAUREN AQUILINA; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 6 FEBRUARY PUP & SLAVES: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 8pm. Tickets £8.00 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors THE WINTER TRADITION: At King Tuts, 17 FEBRUARY Glasgow."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00. and the tightest live show around. What is

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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.

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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 Closing date for applications is 6th February 2014

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 11: glasgow area + mid west coast ORLA GARTLAND; King Tut's Wah Wah co.uk Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors www.fallenangelsclub.com 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in 18 FEBRUARY February and March. Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (+ special guests Have Mercy Las THE PREATURES King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Vegas). As well as having physical tickets 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh 8.30pm. Tickets £8.50 dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in 20 FEBRUARY stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in www.davearcari.com February and March. Broadcast, Glasgow, UK (+ special guests HAVE MERCY LAS My First Music presents: MARK MORRISS VEGAS). As well as having physical tickets with some old friends. Part of the exciting for the forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh Glasgow’s Dirty Weekender where he shall dates Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping be playing at The Admiral, Waterloo St with (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in a host of other acts. Mark Morriss lead The stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all Bluetones from 1993 right up until CD and vinyl in stock. September 2011, and he is currently pursuing a solo career. He released his solo www.davearcari.com debut album, Memory Muscle, in May 2008 and this is being followed up early this year BOY & BEAR: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut by A Flash oF Darkness, which was 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors exclusively released last year by Pledge 8.30pm. Tickets £8.00 Recordings and has a full release coming up on Acid Jazz. Tickets £13 from Tickets 21 FEBRUARY Scotland on 01563 537 711 or www.tickets-scotland.com SEASIDE SONS + Kleptocrats + The www.facebook.com/mfmayrshire Responsible; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors RADKEY: Radkey is a punk band from St. 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 Joseph, Missouri made up of three teenage 22 FEBRUARY GEORGE EZRA: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £8 26 FEBRUARY FOXES; Sometimes the most rewarding discoveries are the ones that take you completely by surprise. Foxes is one of those discoveries. Arriving unheralded with her Neon Gold Records’ debut Youth late last year, it wasn’t long before the song’s resplendent synths, industrial percussion and by-turns-searing-and-soaring vocal were the talk of the town. Foxes is in actual fact just one – Louisa Rose Allen. The Southampton-born 22 year-old followed her big sister to London the day she turned 18. She tried her hand at studying music but dropped out when she realised it wasn’t the studying part that she enjoyed. With Youth (and its mournful b-side Home, and resulting remixes) having so far garnered over a million combined Soundcloud and YouTube plays, and 1,250 Hypemachine ‘likes’ between them, it’s unlikely she’ll be heading back to class anytime soon. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £8

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

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 9 MARCH The Fallen Angels Club presents: SONS OF BILL and THE WYNNTOWN MARSHALS at Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or online @ www.ticketweb. co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com 12 MARCH 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 12 APRIL PATSY REID & friends: Village Hall, Tayvallich, Argyll. www.patsyreid.com 18 APRIL PATSY REID & friends: Star Folk Club, 1 St Andrews Square, Glasgow. Time 7.30pm/9.00pm. Tickets £9, tickets on the door. www.patsyreid.com 7 MAY A BAND CALLED QUINN: At CCA Glasgow. 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 8 MAY

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28 JANUARY ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO; Sir Alexander Gibson Opera School Timothy Dean, conductor The Royal Conservatoire La Clemenza di Tito contains some of Mozart’s most haunting music, heartwrenching for its simplicity and beauty including hits such as ‘Parto, Parto’, and remarkable ensembles. Tickets £18.50, £14.50, £12.50; concessions £16.50, £12.50, £9, (includes booking fee). Time 7.30pm. Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 30 JANUARY

Stirling Tolbooth presents: 8pm, GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS. Support from G.T'S BOOS BAND. £12/£10. Hailing from Canada's Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. His fine fiddling and thrilling 24 JANUARY dance style, mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann's blistering guitar STAN WEBB'S CHICKEN SHACK: solos, and the lively multi instrumental MaBlues band formed back in the midtalents of rhythm section Thomas Webb 60s by Stan Webb, Chicken Shack are a and Mark Geddes, and Gordie mainstay of the British blues scene. Stan MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an Webb is recognised high in the top ten of unforgettable live experience. British blues guitarists. He started www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth Chicken Shack in 1965 and within two years they were topping the charts DAVID LATTO BAND: Kirkcaldy with'I'd Rather Go Blind' featuring Acoustic Music Club, Polish ExChristine Perfect (aka McVie), later of servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Fleetwood Mac' Rumours' era. Stan's Forth Park Drive Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 style owes much to his friend and members, £10 non-members. Starting at mentor, the legendary Freddie King, who 7.30 till about 10.30. inspired Stan Webb's delicate vibrato and www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk sustain, and above all else his emotive blues tone. Aside from a stint with GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS Canned Heat (the only UK guitarist to RHYTHM BOYS SUPPORT FROM G.T'S ever play with them) and Savoy Brown, BOOS BAND; Hailing from Canada's Stan continues to tour Chickenshack in Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Europe and occasionally in the UK. Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The serve up old-time roots music with an Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £22. energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. His fine 25 JANUARY fiddling and thrilling dance style, mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann's MICHAEL KATON: While it's entirely blistering guitar solos, and the lively accurate to describe the music of Detroit multi instrumental talents of rhythm legend Michael Katon as 'blues', it also section Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, fails to do justice to the power, intensity and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm and raw Motor City attitude that Katon Boys are an unforgettable live commands with every note and chord. experience. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Ever since he first started playing around Tickets £12/£10, Time 8pm. the bars and clubs of Detroit at the tender age of fifteen, Katon has infused the traditional blues sound with his own 31 JANUARY Michigan. Backstage at the Green Hotel, Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £15 CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - XSLF, CRIMEDESK, THE STATIC & THE 27 JANUARY MANKY HOORS at Wee Jimmies Cowdenbeath. This has been cancelled LUNCHTIME CONCERT: DANISH due to illness regarding a member of STRING QUARTET; Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High XSLF and will be rescheduled. Tickets for this gig can be full refunded from the Street, Perth, tickets: 01738 621031 point of purchase. www.horsecross.co.uk CALUM STEWART & HEIKKE BOURGAULT: 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

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 15: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk LUNCHTIME CONCERT: CHIAROSCURO QUARTET; Star violinist Alina Ibragimova leads this BBC New Generation Artist Quartet in Haydn and Mozart performed on period instruments. Haydn String Quartet in C Op 20 No 2. Mozart String Quartet in E Flat K428. Chiaroscuro Quartet, 'Their technique is impeccable - only players of the highest calibre could risk such an exposed, unadorned approach and make it sound this good - and their unanimous musical intuition makes consistent sense so that every phrase takes the space it needs and every gesture feels natural.' (The Herald) advance (until 12noon on the day); £7; concessions £6 after 12noon on the VAMPIRES ROCK’ Steve Steinman plays day: £8; no concessions Horsecross, Perth the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High owner of the Live and Let Die Club. In Street, Perth. Time 1pm. tickets: 01738 search of a new bride, the Baron must 621031 convince the unsuspecting Pandora to cross www.horsecross.co.uk over to the dark side and live forever in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell. A full cast of superb 6 FEBRUARY singers, dancers and formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest rock AN EVENING WITHOUT JAKE THACKRAY; Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bat Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Been Gone, Sweet Child of Mine, Total Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 nonEclipse of the Heart, I Love Rock n Roll, Poison and many more. All teamed with an members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. amazing set and pyrotechnics to blow your www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed! £23.50, £21.50, £19.50; no ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL concessions (includes booking fee) ORCHESTRA: OUNDJIAN CONDUCTS Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth WALTON; Wagner's Tannhäuser is so racy Theatre 185 High Street, Perth, Time that some Victorian audiences considered it 7.30pm. tickets: 01738 621031 improper! It's a barnstorming opening to a www.horsecross.co.uk real blockbuster of a concert from RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian, and it's 1 FEBRUARY almost mild compared to William Walton's volcanic First Symphony. You'll want to cool Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: down between them - and Mozart's TOM HINGLEY (Ex Inspiral Carpets) + THE deliciously playful piano concerto is perfect PROJECT + DARREN LEES + ROBIE for the job, especially when performed by GILMOUR + STUART SHIELDS - Tom master-Mozartian Richard Goode. Wagner Hingley joined the Inspiral Carpets as lead Overture to 'Tannhäuser' Mozart Piano vocalist in 1989 (future Oasis guitarist Noel Concerto No.17, K453 Walton Symphony No Gallagher also auditioned, but was not 1 chosen).November 2013 saw the release of Peter Oundjian, conductor Richard Goode, not one, but two albums from Tom Hingley. piano Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm (free to His third solo acoustic LP - Sand - is out ticket holders). Tickets £25.50, £21.50, now as is Paper, a compilation that brings £19.50, £16, £11.50 (includes booking fee) together full band versions of his new songs Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth with alternate takes and remixes. Tickets £7 Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time available from Wee Jimmies and 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.ticketweb.co.uk www.horsecross.co.uk CALVIN 'FUZZY' SAMUEL (Legendary Bass with CSNY);A rare opportunity to come and meet this legendary bass player and musician who played for Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Stephen Stills Manassas. Fuzz will be appearing as a duo with Nils Poulin. The rhythm section of Fuzz and Conrad were then hired to record Stephen Stills' first solo album which included superstars Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Mama Cass, Rita Coolidge, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and The Memphis Horns. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £12

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14 plus. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth BLUES ‘N’ TROUBLE FIFE JAZZ FESTIVAL With the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra. Combo. Elmwood College, Carslogie Road, Cupar, Fife. Time 8.00pm Tickets 12.00 from http://www.onfife.com/events/blues-ntrouble-fyjo. 8 FEBRUARY Born To Be Wide presents: OFF THE RECORD. at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre, and features workshops for young musicians and those interested in working in the music business. Off The Record is open to anyone aged between 14-25, with key industry figures providing essential advise on subjects including recording, releasing, promotion and organising/getting gigs. Speakers include: Ally McCrae (BBC Radio One), Olaf Furniss (Born To Be Wide Director/The Scotsman), Michael Lambert (Born To Be Wide Director/ artist manager), Lloyd Meredith (Olive Grove Records/Peenko Blog), Fielding Hope (DJ & booker, Nice’N’Sleazy), Tallah Brash (musician & booker, Electric Circus), Stuart Stenhouse (EmuBands) and Garry Boyle (The Depot Studios). Admission is £2 [including lunch] and tickets must be bought in advance from www.offtherecord. me or in person from the Adam Smith box office. A parental consent form is also required from attendees under the age of 18 and can be downloaded from the website. Also 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 7 FEBRUARY Richard Goode back to Perth with a wonderfully varied programme. His previous THE WINTER TRADITION; “Woolly visit to Perth brought unforgettable Chopin jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest interpretations. His Debussy playing has to live show around. What is there not to like be heard to believed. Schubert Impromptus about The Winter Tradition?” This grizzly Op. 90 Nos 1 & 3, Schubert Klavierstücke comforting hybrid from Edinburgh rattle off Nos 1 & 3, Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Chopin arena sized stadium hooks so effortlessly, Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61, Debussy you wonder why every band doesn’t do it. Preludes, Book 1 (complete). 'Richard Their atmospheric brand of alternative indie Goode's ability to clothe the intellectual rock is electric. "It's only after you've backbone of his interpretations in playing of experienced The Winter Tradition’s full set airy mercuriality may not be unique, but it up in a sold out venue that the big musical is rare and individual enough to make his “O” occurs — and when it does, it’s recitals unmissable.' (The Guardian). Time glorious." (K. Creighton - Popdose). Jail 7.30pm. Tickets £20, £16, £12; concessions Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £7, Time 7pm. Age £18, £14, £10 Horsecross, Perth Concert

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10 FEBRUARY ROSS AINSLIE AND JARLATH HENDERSON; Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson. Individually they're two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland's Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson first met back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh. After taking their time to hone and perfect their unique partnership of Scottish bagpipes and Irish uilleann pipes, each also playing a variety of whistles, the pair exploded onto the scene with 2009's stunning debut album, Partners in Crime. Taking a couple of years off, Radio 2 Musician of the Year Award nominee Ross performed with Salsa Celtica, The Treacherous Orchestra and Dougie Maclean whilst Jarlath became a doctor. With new album Air-Fix now released they are back on the road 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 11 FEBRUARY

BROOM BEZZUMS FEATURING KATE DOHERTY; Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk Mundell Music presents: THE ELECTRIC STRAWBS: The Strawbs comprise David Cousins, along with lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the frontline of the classic 1970s lineup of the band. As The Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain's most successful international progressive folk rock band. With Adam Wakeman on Keyboards. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross. Tickets £20 www.mundellmusic.com ULTIMATE RHYTHM AND BLUES 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR with The Zombies / Animals + friends / The Yardbirds / Spencer Davis / Maggie Bell: Don't miss this chance to hear the musical revolution of 1964. With this amazing line-up that had 37 hit records in the UK charts for over 300 weeks you are 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 www.horsecross.co.uk

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and under £5 (includes booking fee) Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 16 FEBRUARY PERTH PIANO SUNDAYS: SIMON CRAWFORD-PHILLIPS AND PHILIP MOORE; A feast of music for piano duet. Schubert’s Grand Duo is quite simply a masterpiece, Firebird is a virtuoso showpiece and Schönberg’s Chamber Symphony is a thrilling high point of late romantic music Schubert Grand Duo Stravinsky Three Movements from Firebird (arr.Moore) Schönberg Chamber Concerto (arr Berg) ‘The duo’s ensemble is astonishingly good and the sheer panache of these performers makes this a most satisfying release with a unique feature.’ (Gramophone). Tickets £20, £16, £12; concessions £18, £14, £10 (includes booking fee)Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 3pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 18 FEBRUARY PERTH CHAMBER MUSIC: MCKENZIE SAWERS DUO; Two classical musicians, Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers have been collaborating for seven years. Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite (extract), D’Indy Choral varié, Op.55. Planel Prélude et Saltarelle Bonneau Suite: mprovisation; Danse des Démons; Plainte; Espièglerie Ibert Histoires (selection), Iles Alma Venus Jackson The Coral Sea, Mintzer Saxophone Solo, Gershwin A Foggy Day in London Town (piano solo, arr. Finnisy),Fitkin Gate. Tickets £11 (includes booking fee); students £2Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk 20 FEBRUARY

THE WINTER TRADITION: At Twa Tams, Perth."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?"

Stirling Tolbooth presents: McGOLDRICK, MCCUSKER & DOYLE. 8pm, £14/£12. One of Scotlands most accomplished and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is a multi12 FEBRUARY www.facebook.com/thewintertradition instrumentalist, producer and composer who has worked with artists as diverse as Paul HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE: LADS IN THEIR SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA; A feast Weller and Patti Smith, Teenage Fanclub HUNDREDS; A programme marking the of music ranging from lively jigs and reels to and Billy Connolly. centenary of the outbreak of WW1 with its strathspeys and beautiful slow airs. The www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth themes of tragedy, loss, demoralisation, Scottish Fiddle Orchestra are supported by defiance and hope. Rorem War Scenes top Scottish vocalists, tenor James Nicol and SESSION/SINGAROUND: Kirkcaldy 'Night Battle' Stuart MacRae: Parable mezzo soprano Arlene Rolph, young dancers Acoustic Music Club, Polish Ex-servicemen's (Hebrides Ensemble Commission) Stravinsky from the Myra Shuttleworth School of Dance Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive Three pieces for solo clarinet Butterworth based in Castle Douglas and back by popular Kirkcaldy. Entry £8 members, £10 nonSix Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' Debussy demand, the Edradour Pitlochry And Blair members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. Berceuse Héroique Schoenberg (arr Atholl Pipe Band. The show will be hosted by www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk Webern) Chamber Symphony No 1 Op 9 our popular compere Jim McColl and Rorem War Scenes: 'The real war will never conducted by Blair Parham.The SFO have 21 FEBRUARY get in the books'. Marcus Farnsworth, delighted audiences in many UK and baritone Hebrides Ensemble. Tickets £14; International venues. Our show is full of joy DAVE ARCARI with support from Ed concessions £10; students £5 Horsecross, and mirth for all ages. Come along and you Muirhead: 13-date UK tour in February and Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre 185 will discover why people are attracted to March. Buskers (formerly 20 Rocks/ High Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm. Tickets: return again and again.Tickets £19, £15; 16

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 18: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk Doghouse), Dundee. 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. www.davearcari.com Stirling Tolbooth presents: STUART MACONIE THE PEOPLES SONGS; Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he talks about his new book and epic radio series, The People's Songs, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles. The Times calling him 'a National Treasure'. Jail Wynd, Stirling. Tickets £12.50, Time 8pm. www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth

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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

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 superb singers in Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. Tickets £36, £33, £30; no concessions, (includes booking fee) Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall and Perth 15 MARCH Theatre 185 High Street, Perth, Time 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 Horsecross Arts presents WORDS AND www.horsecross.co.uk MUSIC: Horsecross Arts has teamed up with Perth College UHI and the Traditional 7 MARCH Music Forum to create Words and Music, a gathering for musicians and music workers Stirling Tolbooth presents: TONY from across Scotland and beyond. Packed MCMANUS. 8pm, £12/£10. Acclaimed with practical tips, networking opportunities, guitarist Tony McManus has been called 'the evening gigs and showcases the two-day best Celtic guitarist in the world' by conference in Perth Concert Hall on Friday legendary English guitarist John Renbourn, 14 and Saturday 15 March aims to inspire, and is known for his virtuosic fingerstyle educate and entertain musicians of all performances on the steel-string guitar. To genres at all stages of their careers. Those find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument interested in attending can register online at as the acoustic guitar is quite an www.wordsandmusic.co.uk or by calling achievement. Its a masterpiece. Im reeling- Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 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. Smith, PRS Guitars www.wordsandmusic.co.uk

THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA; The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith 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 www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth 7.30pm. Tickets: 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk Mundell Music present: GARLAND JEFFERYS - Forty years into his storied 22 FEBRUARY career, Garland Jeffreys is enjoying the kind of creative second wind most artists can Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: only hope for the first time around, earning DIRTY HARRY (Blondie Tribute) + THE a swarm of critical accolades and POLIS - At PJ Molloy's, Dunfermline. Dirty experiencing his most prolific stretch in Harry is the only tribute band for the true decades. 'Truth Serum,' his second album in Blondie fan. Formed in Edinburgh in early two years, is a cri de cœur, a stripped-down 2011, Dirty Harry was borne out of singing tone poem from an artist taking his rightful doctor, Sarah Kennedy’s desire to create a act which could play homage to everyone’s and hard-earned place in the musical favourite rock goddess, Debbie Harry and to pantheon. the band who practically invented Power Pop, Blondie. The Polis are Scotland's one and only Police Tribute act and play an energetic set of over 2 hours of The Police's best known singles and album tracks. The band do not pretend or try to look like the original members but instead focus their energies on trying to capture the nuances and energy of the original band at their

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18 MARCH Stirling Tolbooth presents: Stellar Quines and Fife Cultural Trust's 'DARE TO CARE' by Christine Lindsay, Directed by Muriel Romanes. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Arriving for a spell behind bars, where there are no secrets or boundaries, and carrying their lifes baggage, a group of women tell their stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant insight into their lives and the price theyll pay. Linked by common threads of hope, fear, love and survival and told in a chorus of words, rhyme and stand up comedy, the collective voice of the women is heard. Supported by Creative Scotland

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 20: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk / aberdeen + northeast from popular TV and Radio panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and The Unbelievable Truth returns to the UK tour circuit, with her best show yet 'Northern Soul'. Does geography shape our destiny? Lucy is like the perpetual littlest hobo - seeking her spiritual home. Genuinely delightful The Telegraph Fizzing with inventive one-liners, a treat from start to finish The Herald www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth 22 MARCH Stirling Tolbooth presents: THE REVELLERS. 8pm, £12/£10. Formed when founding members of two of the mightiest forces in American roots music - The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys came together - Louisiana Cajun kings, The Revelers are now firmly established as true ambassadors for their music.It's nostalgic, gutsy and pulsating as they recall an era when music was played for no other reason than it was coursing through the veins and had to come out. www.stirling.gov.uk/tollbooth 29 MARCH Rubber Stamp Promotions presents: THE SELECTER + TALISMAN + DJ JUNIOR LAZAROU - At Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy. “Too Much Pressure” released by the important and influential platinum selling band The Selector in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide. Talisman are one of the UK’s top British Roots Reggae bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s.The band’s prowess back in the day earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones. DJ Junior Lazarou will be keeping everyone entertained when the bands aren't on stage with some top 2 Tone, Ska & Reggae tunes! Tickets £15 from Windsor or www.ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions

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 7 APRIL MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Stirling Folk Club, Stirling (with Kirsty Law, Scots Singer) 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 8 APRIL PATSY REID & friends. Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth. Time 7.30pm/8.00pm. Tickets £13/£11. Tel; 01738 621031 2 MAY Mundell Music presents: THE MOVE - The 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

ABERDEEN + NORTH EAST Send us all your gig dates for the Highlands Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 27 JANUARY SUPERSTAR PIANIST BENJAMIN GROSVENOR in the second of three stellar concerts in the A Romantic Journey series, performing with The Maxwell Quartet a repertoire which includes Beethoven, Ravel and Brahms at the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112 30 JANUARY One of Britain’s best-loved pianists, JOHN LILL and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with John Lill’s 70th and a programme which includes Stravinsky, Schubert and Brahms, at the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm and a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm, free to ticket holders. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112

Uniform and Second Star, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 8pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 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 www. aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112 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 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 8 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition 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 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112 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 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 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 1 FEBRUARY Hall,Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from SUBURBAN SAINTS, are a four-piece indie www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel pop band. They will be launching their debut 01224 64112 album Stuck on Repeat, with support from

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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 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 64112

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 some of Scotland's best and brightest performers in the genre. Chaz Royal, internationally recognised as the 'King of MIKE & THE MECHANICS Formed in 1984 Burlesque' comments, "I’m thrilled to be 18 FEBRUARY by Genesis founding member, guitarist, invited to produce a show in the Highlands, bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, so I’ve chosen the best artists I know and KRIS DREVER AND EAMONN COYNE The Mike & the Mechanics play the Music Hall, regularly work with from Scotland and uniquely talented Kris Drever and Eamonn Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from beyond for the occasion’’. Tickets £16 Coyne dazzle on banjo, guitar and mandolin www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel already online with WeGotTickets & with disarmingly simple songs, in The 01224 64112 Ticketweb UK – on sale elsewhere very Lemon Tree Lounge (seated), West North soon! Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets 28 FEBRUARY www.StrathpefferPavilion.org from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 DANSE MCCABRE: An evening of 28 FEBRUARY traditional Scottish dancing to all-girl ceilidh 19 FEBRUARY CALUM STEWART & HEIKKI band, Danse McCabre, at the Music Hall, BOURGAULT: Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, Aberdeen at 8pm. Tickets from THE ANSWER, on their latest tour Inverness, www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel promoting their new album, the band’s 01224 64112 fourth studio offering which features 7 MARCH production from Toby Jepson and mixes 18 MARCH from rock icon Mike, in The Lemon Tree MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: At Crafts Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors BLAZIN’ FIDDLES; The Lemon Tree,5 W and Things, Glencoe. Their debut album at 8pm. Tickets from “TURAS” is released on 24 January on North Street. Aberdeen, Tickets £16.50. www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and Time 8.30pm. Tel; 01224 641 122 01224 641122 songs from their separate geographical www.aberdeenperformingarts.com backgrounds to create a new music that’s 20 FEBRUARY uplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo 28 MARCH fell into playing together when they were THE PEOPLE’S SONGS, Popular TV and SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won radio presenter, journalist and author Woodend Barn – Banchory. Edinburgh the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Stuart Maconie talks about his new book based six piece roots and folk collective tour Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was and epic radio series in The People’s all across UK behind the acclaimed chart named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Songs, in The Lemon Tree Lounge (seated), topping fifth album Musician of the Year. Marit was also part of West North Street, Aberdeen, at 8pm. www.woodendbarn.com the highly acclaimed VAMM. www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion Tickets from www.maritandrona.com www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 17 MAY 01224 641122 14 MARCH A BAND CALLED QUINN: At Woodend Barn, Banchory. If you missed ABCQ DAVE ARCARI 13-date UK tour in February performing Biding Time (remix) at last and March. The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. As year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the band were blown away by the reaction to the well as having physical tickets for the show and are looking forward to touring it forthcoming Glasgow and Edinburgh dates this year; hopefully to a venue near you! Love Music (Glasgow) and Ripping (Edinburgh) have all Dave's albums in www.bidingtimeremix.com stock...and Big Sparra Vinyl in Ayr has all CD and vinyl in stock. This gig is supported www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn by the very talented ED MUIRHEAD. www.davearcari.com 22 FEBRUARY

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES Workshops in the afternoon, Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, Inverness. Tickets £17 – Conc’s available. Time 8pm. Tel; 01463 234 234 www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/ blazin-fiddles-1 20 MARCH

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SCOTTISH ISLANDS Send us all your gig dates for all of the Scottish islands Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 9 FEBRUARY Transclyde Music presents: ANDY WHITE in Musicker. Transclyde Music promote live music on the Isle of Bute. https://twitter.com/transclydemusic http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ 22 FEBRUARY Transclyde Music presents: HUGH MOFFATT in St Paul’s Church Hall. Transclyde Music promote live music on the Isle of Bute. https://twitter.com/transclydemusic http://transclydemusic.co.uk/

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MILESTONE; Alton Inn, 57 Byres Rd, Transclyde Music presents: The return of Kilwinning, Time 9pm. Free admission. the fantastic ALAN MURPHY plus local 25 MARCH group RISE (tbc). Transclyde Music promote 26 JANUARY live music on the Isle of Bute. SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At BIG COUNTRY – AND FRIENDS! ‘LIVE’: https://twitter.com/transclydemusic Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. Edinburgh Dumfries: The Big Burns Supper based six piece roots and folk collective tour http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ (Spiegeltent) 01387 271820 www. all across UK behind the acclaimed chart bigburnssupper.com BIG COUNTRY are 27 MARCH topping fifth album immensely proud and excited to be www.eden-court.co.uk introducing three very special friends as www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION: At Guests for these shows; STEVIE AGNEW Aros Arts Centre , Viewfield Road, Portree,, (another one of Dunfermline’s finest – and Isle Of Skye. Edinburgh based six piece 25 APRIL son of Pete Agnew of NAZARETH); DAVE roots and folk collective tour all across UK SHARP (Formerly of THE ALARM) and behind the acclaimed chart topping fifth Strathpeffer Pavilion presents: SIMON HOUGH ex-front man for DENNY album TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA with THE LAINE (WINGS), ERIC BELL (THIN LIZZY) ELEPHANT SESSIONS. 7.30pm. Scotland's www.aros.co.uk etc. www.facebook.com/southerntenantfolkunion foremost group of anarchic tunesmiths www.bigcountry.co.uk emerged from the vibrant Glasgow folk scene. Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish (tbc) APRIL 30 JANUARY dance music into a thrilling new dimension. Transclyde Music presents: A departure Having grown up under the influence of LIVE MUSIC/JAM SESSION hosted by pioneering fusion acts such as Shooglenifty, from our traditional singer/songwriter line Tambo & The Spitfires with guest bands Martyn Bennett, Salsa Celtica and Croft No. up with a four piece band called BLUE and musicians. For Further information SWAMP. One of the artists played with the 5, they draw simultaneously on deep contact Bill 07967 503027 Eagle Tavern, 3-5 Animals and another in the Dylan Band – so traditional roots and contemporary The Cross, Prestwick it should prove to be an interesting event. influences. Featuring bagpipes, whistles, https://twitter.com/transclydemusic flutes, fiddles, accordion, banjo, guitars, http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ bass, drums and percussion, they combine ferocious energy and sophisticated musical 11 APRIL arrangements, with explosive results. Send us all your gig dates for Support by The Elephant Sessions, who Scottish Borders and played a great set at the Pavilion during the PATSY REID & friends: An Tobar, Argyll Northumberland areas Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Time amaSing festival. Tickets £15 now online 8pm/8.30pm. Tickets £10/£8. Tel 01688 Email them to Carol (and selling fast!) from WeGotTickets.com 302211 and Ticketweb.co.uk – on sale elsewhere carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com www.patsyreid.com very soon www.treacherousorchestra.com 25 JANUARY (tbc) MAY http://elephantsessions.com www.StrathpefferPavilion.org Kazmiranda Music Café presents: THE Transclyde Music presents: We have folk CELIA BRYCE BAND will be playing at the royalty in the guise of multi award winner Kazmiranda to launch there new album. MARTIN SIMPSON, who will play at the They are playing the afternoon slot from Marble Hall in Mount Stuart. 1pm in an acoustic format, then back in the https://twitter.com/transclydemusic

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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

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.

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MARIT FALT & RONA WILKIE: Candlelit Concert, Peebles. Their debut album “TURAS” is released on 24 January on www.facebook.com/StringJamClub Watercolour Music. It melds tunes and songs from their separate geographical 5 APRIL backgrounds to create a new music that’s uplifting, daring and harmonious. The duo CALUM STEWART & HEIKKI fell into playing together when they were BOURGAULT: The Sage, St Mary's Square, studying in Newcastle. In 2012 they won Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival and Rona was 10 APRIL named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. PATSY REID & friends: Eastgate Theatre, www.maritandrona.com

10 FEBRUARY THE WINTER TRADITION: At Heriot-Watt Student Union, Galashiels."Woolly jumpers, catchy choruses and the tightest live show around. What is there not to like about The Winter Tradition?" www.facebook.com/thewintertradition 15 FEBRUARY St Boswells Live! Presents: RUARRI JOSEPH plus THE JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER, live at The Salmon Room, Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells, Scottish Borders. Doors 7.30pm. Discounted tickets now available from St Boswells Post Office or from www.musicglue.com/stboswellslive The unfeasibly talented Ruarri Joseph will be playing for St Boswells Live! If you haven’t heard of him then he has been kind enough to put his entire album on YouTube for people to listen to: go to http://youtu.be/thXHbVGa3h0. Also keep an eye on the web site for announcements about the ST BOSWELLS LIVE! ‘Bread & Jam Sessions’. Support your local music club! www.stboswellslive.com 7 MARCH DAVE ARCARI: 13-date UK tour in February and March. The Cluny, Newcastle. 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. www.davearcari.com BLAZIN’ FIDDLES Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Scottish Borders. Tickets £14– Conc’s available 7.30pm. Tel 01387381196 www.buccleuchcentre.com 8 MARCH

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JANUARY Celtic Connections Glasgow 16 January - 2 February Celtic Connections 2014 comprises a wealth of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days across various venues in Glasgow. Celtic Connections 2014 will also use the brand new SSE Hydro, Scotland’s biggest ever music venue. Tickets are on sale now. www.celticconnections.com

Big Burns Supper Dumfries 24-26 January Big Burns Supper is Dumfries’ newest multidisciplinary festival of contemporary performing arts, providing an annual platform for the most innovative music, theatre, visual arts, dance, live art, film, cabaret and children’s events. The festival will take place from the 25th until the 27th January 2013. Go to www.bigburnssupper. com to find out more about the festival. World's Biggest Night Burns Celebration.

gramme go to the website below. Tickets are now on sale for all 5 sessions, as well as Earlybird Weekend tickets and Wee Dub Mega Tickets, which get you into both the festival and Wee Dub Hogmanay for a healthy discount. We look forward to welcoming you to another weekend of roots, culture and good vibes in Edinburgh in March 2014. www.weedubfestival.co.uk

Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Festival Dunkeld & Birnam 21-23 March The 2014 Niel Gow Festival will be held in the beautiful Perthshire village of Dunkeld & Birnam, home of Niel Gow. The annual festival was established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend. It is envisaged that through time the festival and other activities will gather enough funds to erect a fitting memorial to Niel Gow in Dunkeld & Birnam. Niel Gow (not Neil Gow) was born in Strathbraan on 22nd March 1727 and grew up in the village of Inver, by Dunkeld. www.niel-gow.co.uk

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The event will see 7 acts in one day come together from across Scotland in one venue. https://twitter.com/WikeedDayOut www.facebook.com/WikeedDayOut

Glenfarg Folk Feast 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 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.

A weekend of comedy, music and thrills on the hills in Aviemore. The festival will be based in the Macdonald Aviemore Resort with two other venues in the town being used as well. 2013 www.nncmc.co.uk Scottish Alternative Music Award (SAMA) ‘Best Rock Act’ winners Culann are the first band to be announced. Tickets from www.ukgigsonline.com at £22.50 for a Friday or Fife Jazz Festival Saturday ticket and £37.50 (online) for a weekFife end ticket. Proceeds from the Festival go to the 7-9 February Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) 34th Shetland Folk Festival Shetland The 7th edition of the Fife Jazz Festival. Whether and Disability Snowsport UK. 1-4 May you're a jazz and blues specialist or a casual liswww.mvfestival.com tener, we hope that you're going to find plenty The Festival as the UK's most northerly folk festo enjoy. Thanks to all the musicians who are tival is regarded a prestigious event for performgoing to give us such a great weekend, and ers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a volthanks to Fife Council for enabling us to re-open untary committee (and run by an even bigger The Byre Theatre to put on such an exciting propool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in gramme in St Andrews. reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Edinburgh International Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the Harp Festival www.fifejazzfestival.com isles, consisting of some of the best InternaEdinburgh tional, British and Shetland music that the world 4-9 April has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International local musicians that our remote isles have to ofHarp Festival is an annual celebration and gath- fer. ering of musical talents. Find out more about us Inverness Music Festival at www.clarsachsociety.co.uk The Clarsach Soci- www.shetlandfolkfestival.com Inverness ety (Comunn na Clarsaich) encourages interest 1-14 March in the instrument, especially amongst young Thornhill Music Festival Inverness's Music Festival is a competitive event players, who enjoy its adaptability to solo work, accompaniment or ensemble playing. The Soci- Dumfriesshire attracting over 1000 entrants to venues 2-4 May 3-4 ety also presents the Edinburgh International throughout the city. Prizes are awarded in a Harp Festival - an annual celebration and gathmultitude of styles across Vocal, Instrumental, 20 plus band cross-genre Music Festival in Dumering of musical talents. Every Spring we bring Speech, Gaelic and Scottish disciplines. friesshire, early May Bank Holiday, Run by Lewis harpists from across the globe together to rub Hamilton Music. The village is an attractive and www.invernessmusicfestival.org/Festival/ shoulders with you, the audience. vibrant community of some 2,000 people, and Dumfries and Galloway is a well-known music www.harpfestival.co.uk Wee Dub Festival destination, hosting such successful events as Edinburgh the Wickerman, Moniaive Folk and Bluegrass Wikeed Day Out 7-9 March Festivals. Thornhill lies at the junction of the Glasgow A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock and A702 New Gal5 April The 2014 edition of Wee Dub Festival is by far loway to Edinburgh roads in the mid-section of the best line-up yet, featuring giants of UK the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire. Wikeed Day Out is a brand new festival coming dancehall culture, top live bands, and hot upto Glasgow and being held at Nice N Sleazys. www.facebook.com/pages/Thornhill-Music-Festival/487819717906138 coming talent. For the artist line-up and prowww.bigburnssupper.com

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