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20 JULY OUT OF THE BEDROOM: Featuring Jackie Gill plus our Open Mic night with only original material on Saturday nights at The Kilderkin Bar, 67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. Each performer can play 3 songs (or 15 minutes if you have long songs). We canny get enough new blood so come down and give us a song. Turn up for 19:15 for best chances to get a slot! It's first come, first served, and the slots do fill up quickly. www.facebook.com/groups/outofthebedroom

BLANK CANVAS/ TAFFY/ WE CAME FROM THE NORTH/ WOZNIAK: Eclectic evening of music from stylish post-punkers Blank Canvas, the poppy sound of Tokyo's own Taffy promoting the release of their second album 'Lixivate', epic earblasting from We Came From The North and feedback fury from the mighty Wozniak. Time 7pm, Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, £4 adv/ £7 on door. FAT HIPPY RECORDS SHOWCASE: Featuring Scottish Artists; THE LORELEI, DIRTY SHOES AND CRAIG JOHN DAVIDSON at Bannermans, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ Tel 0131 556 3254 Show 8pm Tickets £6 www.bannermanslive.co.uk

swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Bob Stewart (drums). 6pm -7.30pm, Free before 7pm: Teatime Acoustic MIKE MacFARLANE & Friends. Acoustic Wizardry from the fine singer/songwriter/ finger-style guitarist 8-10.30pm (Entry from 7pm), Tickets £5/£4 'WORLD PREMIERE'

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JAZZ ALFRESCO: In Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, from 2-5pm, accompanied by live jazz and blues from Al’s Dixie Palz and The Foo Birds. This event is QUINTET, Sean Gibbs Every Saturday, a hand-picked 5-piece free for all, presented in association with Greater of excellent jazz players is Grassmarket Business brought together for the first Improvement District. time. With a different selection www.edinburghfestivalcarnival.com of musicians each week, it's always a 'surprise' line-up BLIND POET: In West even for the players! Tonight Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. features young trumpet sensation Sean Gibbs and local Sunday Service with host sax legend Sam Coombes, plus Shamless. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet award-winning pianist Alan Benzie 11pm-1am (entry from 10.45pm) £5. EDINBURGH JAZZ JAZZ: 8.30pm (entry from 7.30pm) £10. GRAEME FESTIVAL JAM SESSION, The STEPHEN/ FRASER FIFIELD Jazz Bar is the setting for the DUO / SZK: SIZHUKONG Jazz Festival's famous Jam (Taiwan) Session, with all kinds of (Edinburgh Jazz Festival DoubleFestival names coming in to Bill), 8.30pm. Beautiful and play, backed by our super beguiling Scottish folk music biano/bass/drums House Trio taken into the future, with 1.30am-LATE (Entry from guitarist Graeme Stephen and 12.30am) £5/£4 BANJO piper, whistle player and LOUNGE FOUR, Innovative, saxophonist Fraser Fifield. party-powering 4-piece with 9.30pm Taiwanese band guitar, banjo, bass and drums, SIZHUKONG blend jazz idioms plus 3-part vocals, delivering with traditional Taiwanese/ Mash-up versions of songs by Chinese folk music into an exotic Louis Prima, Beyonce, New Order, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, mix of striking melodies and Punjabi MC, Stevie Wonder, New shifting tempos. 12-LATE (Entry from 11.30pm) £3/£2 THE Order, Blur, Lady Gaga, The SUNDAY SINNERS, Dynamic White Stripes, House of Pain, funk/soul-inspired grooves from Survivor … and more! Plus DJ in-the-pocket 5-piece band, Astroboy. The Jazz Bar, 1a featuring outstanding vocalist Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Ms Fiona Lynch! The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh. 21 JULY

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL CARNIVAL: Princes Street and www.fathippyrecords.co.uk Princes Street Gardens will be alive with the sounds of street BODIES / THE I-MAN-I music, colourful costumes, EXPERIENCE / DAPITZ: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison circus and street theatre and dance from 2-4pm on Sunday Street, Edinburgh. Time 21 July – with free admission for 7.00pm. Tickets £5. all. Over 35 acts, with a total of over 400 performers, from the BLIND POET: In West West Indies (Martinique and Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. The Victorian Trout Conspiracy. Trinidad and Tobago); the South Indian Ocean (Réunion); China; Free Entry all across Europe (Hungary, www.facebook.com/blindpoet France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain); and JAZZ: 3-5.30pm, Free from Scotland and the rest of afternoon jazz with THE the UK will come together to MELLOTONES TRIO. Hot www.facebook.com/events/430179627078813/

create a vibrant international Carnival party. At the Ross Bandstand, there will be seating available to relax and enjoy an eclectic mix of international music and dance acts.

22 JULY LACH’S ANTIHOOT OPEN STAGE: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Time 7.00pm. Tickets free. SNARKY PUPPY: Music for your brain and body, Brooklyn's Snarky Puppy bring their dazzling, genre-bending, jazz/ funk/dance fused sounds to the Festival. Queens Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Tickets £15. Time 8pm. 23 JULY

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MAIN STREET BLUES: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. The Tron, 8pm. See website for details and tickets. www.mainstreetblues.co.uk

BLIND POET: In West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Open mic at 9pm with host Chris Buckley. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet

MALCOLM BUSHBY: Born in Tasmania, Australia with a strong Scottish heritage Malcolm grew up listening to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland through his parents playing and recordings. Since arriving in the UK Malcolm has worked and studied with Aidan O’Rourke, Catriona MacDonald, Shona Mooney, Sophy Ball and has studied with Stewart Hardy ( ex John Wright Band). Malcolm has taught fiddle at Core Music Shop in Hexham, Northumberland and ran workshops on traditional fiddle playing. Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors Open 7.30pm. Tickets from £7 www.leithfolkclub.com Email: leithfolkclubtickets@hotmail.co.uk

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SONGWRITERS’ CELLAR acts tbc: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Time 7.30pm. Tickets free.

DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET + TOM DAVIS QUARTET: Jazz was as cool as a dry Martini when Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond came to town in the 1950s. Darius Brubeck carries the Brubeck flame, playing hits like Blue Rondo A La Turk and Take Five with the great saxophonist Brandon Allen in the Paul Desmond role. Brubeck’s set also features South African jazz, plus his own original compositions. American guitarist Tom Davis' quartet features Paul Desmond tunes and focuses on the ones he made famous with Jim Hall, with Martin Kershaw taking the alto hot seat. Queens Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Time 8pm. Tickets £16 / £12.50.

Street, Edinburgh. Time 7.30pm. Street, Edinburgh. Time 8pm. Tickets £5. Tickets £16 / £12.50. BLIND POET: In West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Pressure Valve Events at 10pm bringing you a host of bands new and old on the Edinburgh Music Scene. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet

26 JULY BLIND POET: In West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Jamie Scott our resident acoustic magician. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet

25 JULY

RED STRIPE BAND / DOM AND THE IKOS: A great night ENZO FAVATA / DAVE of blues and boogie woogie. MILLIGAN / COLIN STEELE: Festival favourite Red Stripe and One of the big hits of last year's his seven- piece band are back Festival was the collaboration with another rollicking night of between Sardinian saxophonist boogie woogie, blues, jump jive, Enzo Favata and Scottish swing, and rock‘n’roll. Queens musicians, Colin Steele and Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Dave Milligan. They're back, and Edinburgh. Time 8.30pm. Tickets with a really special 12 piece £17.50 / £15. group, consisting of six Scottish and six Italian leading 27 JULY musicians. Their music is rooted just as much in European folk OUT OF THE BEDROOM: OOTB music - from the Mediterranean pre-festival Special! Featuring islands to the North Atlantic Nathan Fynn plus our Open Mic islands - as it is in jazz, and their night with only original material spirited playing finds constant on Saturday nights at The connections between Italian and Kilderkin Bar, 67 Canongate, 24 JULY Scottish traditions, as well as Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. Each inspiring beautiful melodies and performer can play 3 songs (or LACH’S ANTIHOOT RADIO some astonishingly moving 15 minutes if you have long NIGHT: LACH / GUEST TBC: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison music. Queens Hall, 85-89 Clerk songs). We canny get enough

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23: AnTobar, Tobermory 24: Carradale Village Hall 25: Aros, Isle of Skye JULY: 26: Tolbooth, Stirling 18/19: HebCeltFest 20: Salmon Bothy, Portsoy 27: Eastgate, Peebles 21: Eden Court, Inverness 28: Harbour Arts, Irvine

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new blood so come down and give us a song. Turn up for 19:15 for best chances to get a slot! It's first come, first served, and the slots do fill up quickly. www.facebook.com/groups/ outofthebedroom

Time 7.00pm. Tickets Free. BLIND POET: In West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Open mic at 9pm. Mix of covers and original music from host Craig Finnie on the last Tuesday. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet

THE STARK PALACE / WHITE LIGHTNIN’ / ONE TBC: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison 31 JULY Street, Edinburgh. Time 7.00pm. LACH’S ANTIHOOT RADIO Tickets £5 / £4. NIGHT: LACH / GUEST TBC: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison BLIND POET: In West Street, Edinburgh. Time 7.00pm. Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Tickets free. A'Turas. Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet BLIND POET: In West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. 28 JULY Pressure Valve Events at 10pm BLIND POET: In West bringing you a host of bands Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. new and old on the Edinburgh Sunday Service with host Rayne. Music Scene. Free Entry Free Entry www.facebook.com/blindpoet www.facebook.com/blindpoet 2 AUGUST 29 JULY THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats LACH’S ANTIHOOT OPEN play stringband music with STAGE: Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a simple intentions: to keep the Morrison Street, Edinburgh. role of traditional musician as Time 7.00pm. Tickets free. entertainer and commentator alive and kicking. At Edinburgh BLIND POET: In West Fringe. Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. www.facebook.com/thehotseats Willie Logans singer/songwriter evening 8pm. Free Entry EMERGING MUSIC’S www.facebook.com/blindpoet SHOWCASE: at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starring Turning 30 JULY Plates, Jo Mango and The State Broadcasters. All of the artists MICHELLE BURKE: Michelle has on the bill were included in The recently worked for the Scots Herald’s Top 50 Albums of 2012, Music Group Inspire project so this is something you won’t whose aims were to encourage want to miss! By bringing these participation and involvement of artists along to the Fringe socially excluded and vulnerable Festival, we hope to get some participants in folk music and extra exposure for them and singing. Initiated by her work also give the public an insight with the Inspire project and a into the latest up and coming new desire to create her own acts from Scotland. Creative songs, Michelle has spent time Scotland have just awarded focusing on developing her Turning Plates with funding songwriting potential in towards the recording of their Nashville’s dynamic songwriting debut album, which is expected culture while collaborating with to be released early 2014. While songwriters and attending Jo Mango and The State workshops. Victoria Park House Broadcasters have won Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, widespread acclaim for their Edinburgh. Doors Open latest albums. 7.30pm. Tickets £7 from www.facebook.com/ www.leithfolkclub.com emergingmusicuk Email: leithfolkclubtickets@hotmail.co.uk MAIN STREET BLUES: Phone - 07502024852 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Henry's Cellar Bar, 7.30pm.See PHIL LEE on his "Fall and website for details and tickets. Further Decline of the Mighty www.mainstreetblues.co.uk King Of Love" European Tour/ Fash Stewart and The STANLEY ODD: Stanley Odd Slim Panatellas. Leith Folk are playing a special one-off Club, The Victoria Park House show. The Edinburgh hip-hop Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, band reprise their stunning Edinburgh. Celtic Connections show with spectacular 12-piece string SONGWRITERS’ CELLAR: section, the Electric String ACTS TBC: Henry’s Cellar Bar, Orchestra. Queens Hall, 85-89 16a Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Tickets

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A BAND CALLED QUINN: Biding Time (remix). 9pm The Dissection Room at Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL. £12/ £10. A Band Called Quinn bring their immersive, silent-disco journey through the fame factory to the largest arts festival in the world this August. For three dates only audience 4 AUGUST members will have the THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats opportunity to experience this critically acclaimed multimedia play stringband music with performance combining live simple intentions: to keep the music by A Band Called Quinn, role of traditional musician as film by Uisdean Murray & entertainer and commentator performance directed by Grid alive and kicking. At Edinburgh Iron theatre director Ben Fringe.

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Harrison. The band will be launching the soundtrack album to the show at The Fringe. The show has been supported by members of the public via a Sponsume crowdfunding campaign including best selling crime writer Ian Rankin & a sponsorship deal with Freshman Guitars & Arts & Business Scotland. Freshman Guitar's are manufactured in singer Louise Quinn's hometown of East Kilbride & count actor Steven Segal amoungst their endorsees! You can listen to tracks from the album here: https://soundcloud.com/ laquinn27/sets/a-band-calledquinn-biding Tickets: http://festival. summerhall.co.uk/event/bidingtime-remix www.abandcalledquinn.com 6 AUGUST TWANGDOGS: Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe www.facebook.com/twangdogs 7 AUGUST MAIN STREET BLUES: Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick Masonic Hall, 8pm. See website for details and tickets. www.mainstreetblues.co.uk TWANGDOGS: Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. www.facebook.com/twangdogs 11 AUGUST A BAND CALLED QUINN: Biding Time (remix). 9pm The Dissection Room at Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL. £12/ £10. A Band Called Quinn bring their immersive, silent-disco journey through the fame factory to the largest arts festival in the world this August. For three dates only audience members will have the opportunity to experience this critically acclaimed multimedia performance combining live music by A Band Called Quinn, film by Uisdean Murray & performance directed by Grid Iron theatre director Ben Harrison. The band will be launching the soundtrack album to the show at The Fringe. The show has been supported by members of the public via a Sponsume crowdfunding campaign including best selling crime writer Ian Rankin & a sponsorship deal with Freshman Guitars & Arts & Business Scotland. Freshman Guitar's are manufactured in singer Louise Quinn's hometown of East Kilbride & count actor Steven Segal amoungst their endorsees! You can listen to tracks from the

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Van Zandt, Vic Chesnutt and Will https://soundcloud.com/laquinn27/sets/a-band-called-quinn-biding Oldham. Tickets: http://www. Tickets: edfringe.com/event/NUALAKE http://festival.summerhall.co.uk/event/biding-time-remix www.abandcalledquinn.com £12/£10 9.45pm Venue 123, Acoustic Music Centre @St 12 AUGUST Bride's - 10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ Tel: 0131 A BAND CALLED QUINN: 668 2019 Biding Time (remix). 9pm The www.facebook.com/ Dissection Room at Summerhall, events/184963955006265 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL. £12/ £10. A Band Called 23 AUGUST Quinn bring their immersive, silent-disco journey through the THE WINTER TRADITION with fame factory to the largest arts support from THE LONELY festival in the world this August. TOGETHER and BOOK GROUP: For three dates only audience @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh. members will have the The Winter Tradition will play opportunity to experience this their biggest headline show to critically acclaimed multimedia date at The Liquid Room as part performance combining live of DF Concerts world renowned music by A Band Called Quinn, line up at the Edinburgh Festival film by Uisdean Murray & Fringe. Doors 7pm, over 14s. performance directed by Grid Tickets are available for £8 Iron theatre director Ben from Harrison. The band will be http://thewintertradition. launching the soundtrack album bigcartel.com along with some to the show at The Fringe. The exclusive merchandise and ticket show has been supported by bundles. members of the public via a Sponsume crowdfunding 25 AUGUST campaign including best selling crime writer Ian Rankin & a ELJAM AND FEAST RECORDS sponsorship deal with Freshman SHOWCASE: The best of East Guitars & Arts & Business Lothian’s young musical talent. Scotland. Freshman Guitar's are 3pm – 10pm at The Brunton, manufactured in singer Louise Musselburgh. Young, up and Quinn's hometown of East coming music acts from East Kilbride & count actor Steven Lothian will be under the Segal amoungst their endorsees! spotlight at The Brunton this You can listen to tracks from the August when the ELjam and album here: Feast Records Showcase host a https://soundcloud.com/laquinn27/sets/a-band-called-quinn-biding number of acts during the Tickets: Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The http://festival.summerhall.co.uk/event/biding-time-remix www.abandcalledquinn.com Showcase is an exciting collaboration between ELjam, 16 AUGUST East Lothian Youth Music Forum and Feast, Edinburgh College’s NUALA KENNEDY BAND (IRL/ student-run record label and SCOT) + A. J. ROACH (U.S. undoubtedly the place to be for A.): Stunning Irish/Scottish the best in local up-and-coming traditional music with a twist talent. The ELjam and Feast meets original songs from the Records Showcase will be in Appalachian Mountains in a one- venue 1 at The Brunton (venue off Festival Fringe Special! 191) on Sunday 25 August from Nuala Kennedy, Described as 3pm – 10pm. Tickets are £5 fearless of the unknown by The (standing) and are available now Irish Times, Edinburgh resident on 0131 665 2240 or online at flute player and singer Nuala www.thebrunton.co.uk. Tickets Kennedy has been based in are also available from the Scotland since 1995. Currently Fringe on 0131 226 0000 or living in Leith, she has toured www.edfringe.com the world to critical acclaim as the Nuala Kennedy Band, her 7 SEPTEMBER Scottish power-house quartet. A. J. ROACH, now splitting his OUT OF THE BEDROOM: time between New York City and Featuring Allan Dixon plus our Edinburgh, A. J. Roach was born Open Mic night with only original and raised in the deep hollows of material on Saturday nights at mountainous Scott County, The Kilderkin Bar, 67 Virginia -- the cultural and Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. geographical epicenter of Each performer can play 3 songs America's Appalachian Mountain (or 15 minutes if you have long Range, and the birthplace of songs). We canny get enough American country music. A. J.'s new blood so come down and songs have been featured in give us a song. Turn up for several U.S. televison shows and 19:15 for best chances to get a feature-length films, and have slot! It's first come, first served, drawn comparisons to Townes and the slots do fill up quickly.

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12 OCTOBER OUT OF THE BEDROOM: Featuring Dog On A Swing plus our Open Mic night with only original material on Saturday nights at The Kilderkin Bar, 67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT. Each performer can play 3 songs (or 15 minutes if you have long songs). We canny get enough new blood so come down and give us a song. Turn up for 19:15 for best chances to get a slot! It's first come, first served, and the slots do fill up quickly. www.facebook.com/groups/ outofthebedroom

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20 JULY THE PATRIOTS/ANDY GALLAGHER AND OVERHAUL/ THE HYPNIC JERKS/ DISTRICT 55/BLACK JACK: Indievous Presents - Indie Rocks. Maggie May's, Trongate, Merchant City, Glasgow. Door Time, 7.30pm. Cost £6/£4. Tickets from door www.facebook.com/indievous TEKLO / Roman Nose / The Mighty Cream / Darc: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 2010. 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm, Tickets £6.00. 21 JULY FOLK JAM SESSIONS: Traditional folk music with the

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reverent irreverence, they are a sight to behold. Relix Magazine, The Hot Seats VIGO THIEVES: Album Preview Show at play stringband music with simple The Arches, Glasgow. Following on from intentions: to keep the role of traditional becoming the first unsigned band to sell musician as entertainer and out two consecutive nights at the commentator alive and kicking. Tolbooth, legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Vigo Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 8pm, Tickets Thieves released their new single £12 / £10. 'Believe' on 1 August. They are then www.facebook.com/thehotseats going to be releasing their debut album in October but people that go to their 27 JULY Arches show in September will get to hear the album and have the first chance PHIL CUNNINGHAM: Superb, to buy it. innovative instrumentalist, with not www.facebook.com/vigothieves simply the fastest fingers in the West but some of the most sensitive ones, too! 15 NOVEMBER The man who, in Scotland at least, made the accordion respectable again and also RODDY HART & THE LONESOME plays fine keyboard and whistle; FIRE: Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire composer, whose range extends from are set to make their mark this year with heart-tugging slow airs to vibrant tunes the release of their long awaited for a string of successful theatrical eponymous album. The Arches, Glasgow. productions and to full-scale concert Tickets £12.50 plus b.f. Doors 7pm. suites, where bagpipes, bodhrans and bouzoukis meet up with sometimes 24 NOVEMBER bemused classical orchestras in a whirlpool of rampant, exuberant sound; SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY Crail Parish Church, Marketgate North TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is Fife. Time. 8pm. Tel; 0133 345 0108 the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your 2 AUGUST chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record SARAH MACNEIL AND FRIENDS: breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Sarah MacNeil is an exciting young Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and harpist from Larbert. A recent graduate tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 Sarah will play with her band and led to five more Top 5 hits and a CherryGrove, who've had a busy year total of 128 weeks in the charts. performing up and down the country. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, Expect a variety of modern compositions, whose trouser splitting shocked the songs and traditional melodies performed nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol by an exciting line up of fantastic award winner in 1964 and spent 91 musicians! Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. weeks in the charts. The Fortunes Time 7.30pm, Tickets £8 / £6. stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom 17 AUGUST Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Rubber Stamp Promotions present Chip Hawkes. On stage together. Clyde THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES with Auditorium, Exhibition Way, Finnieston THE PROJECT and WOLFMONKEY: At Glasgow. the Windsor Kirkcaldy from 7pm. Tickets £12.50 from Windsor and www.ticketweb.co.uk

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23 AUGUST PAUL MCKENNA BAND AND JEANA LESLIE AND SIOBHAN MILLER: The Paul McKenna Band combines a love for folk and traditional music with original songs and tunes. The distinctive sound of this 5-piece band is created through powerful vocals, driving guitar and bouzouki, intense fiddle playing, and a warm pairing of flute and whistles and dynamic bodhrán and percussion. Opening the evening is Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, who will be joined by guitarist Jenn Butterworth. Critics and audiences alike have responded warmly to the duo's fresh approach to vocal arrangements and to their open, communicative personalities onstage, not to mention their two acclaimed albums! Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 8pm, Tickets £13 / £11

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lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and 30 AUGUST spent 91 weeks in the charts. The Fortunes stormed the Top ALY BAIN & PHIL 10 with You’ve Got Your CUNNINGHAM @ The Albert Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Halls, Stirling 7.30pm. £16/£14/ Freedom Come Freedom Go and £12. In 1988, two members Storm in a Teacup. And finally, from two of Scotlands leading Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. bands, The Boys of The Lough On stage together. 23rd Caird and Silly Wizard, came together Hall, Critchen Street, Dundee. to work on a television series. You could say - the rest is history. In the 25 years they have been performing together they have become household names in Scotland and are renowned around the world.

Aberdeen, at 8pm. Tickets from boxofficeaberdeen.com or tel 01224 641122 21 AUGUST WE ARE THE IN CROWD: At The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, 7.30pm £12+bf. We Are The In Crowd, the foursome from Poughkeepsie, NY formed in 2009 and caught the interest of independent label, Hopeless Records early on. The band, made up of Tay Jardine (vocals), Jordan Eckes (guitar/vocals), Mike Ferri (bass), and Rob Chianelli (drums), lacked experience but did not lack in talent or ingenuity. Book your tickets to an incredible night out now on the weblink below or call 01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com/ events/we-are-the-in-crowd

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SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks 23 AUGUST in the charts. Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose ROLLING DAMNED: Highland trouser splitting shocked the based rock act Toby Michaels nation, was a Melody Maker teen Rolling Damned will follow the idol award winner in 1964 and release of their double A side spent 91 weeks in the charts. single 'Rolling Damned'/'A Little The Fortunes stormed the Top Bit of What You Fancy (Does You 10 with You’ve Got Your Good)' and their debut Rockness Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Send us all your gig dates for Freedom Come Freedom Go and Aberdeen and the North East. appearance with August shows including The Moorings, Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Aberdeen. Frontman Toby Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. Michaels said “Our single has On stage together. Music Hall, 20 JULY had great support so far and Union Street, Aberdeen. Rockness was epic fun for us and THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats the crowd, we can't wait to take play stringband music with our music to the rest of simple intentions: to keep the Scotland!” role of traditional musician as www.facebook.com/ entertainer and commentator tobymichaelsrollingdamned Send us all your gig dates for alive and kicking. At Salmon the Highlands Bothy, Portsoy. Email them to Carol 24 AUGUST carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com www.facebook.com/thehotseats MAIN STREET BLUES: Bell 26 JULY Rock Blues Festival, Arbroath. St 20 JULY Thomas Bar, 3pm. See website THE MOUSE THAT ATE THE WINGIN’ IT: The Ceilidh Place, for details and tickets. CAT: Re-scheduled show, 14 West Argyle Street, Ullapool, www.mainstreetblues.co.uk Original Tickets Valid for both. Highland. Tel 01854 The Tunnels. Carnegies Brae, 612103 Doors 7pm Tickets £8/ MAIN STREET BLUES: Bell Aberdeen. £6 conc. www.theceilidhplace. Rock Blues Festival, Arbroath. com Station Bar, 8pm. See website 28 JULY for details and tickets. 21 JULY www.mainstreetblues.co.uk SKERRYVORE: The first in a THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats series, profiling young traditional play stringband music with music and multi-award winning 6 NOVEMBER simple intentions: to keep the band, Skerryvore, The Lemon role of traditional musician as Tree Lounge, West North Street, RODDY HART & THE

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9 NOVEMBER RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE: Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire are set to make their mark this year with the release of their long awaited eponymous album. Ironworks, 122b Academy Street Inverness. Doors 7pm. Tickets £8. 21 NOVEMBER

SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it 4 AUGUST all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band PHIL LEE on his "Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also King Of Love" European Tour. from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Support from Hamish Roberts and The David Latto Searchers’ first single also went Band. Meet the Folks, Richmond to No. 1 and led to five more Hotel, Crystal House Retreat @ Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. The Richmond Hotel, Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Strathpeffer. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a 17 AUGUST Melody Maker teen idol award ROLLING DAMNED: Highland winner in 1964 and spent 91 based rock act Toby Michaels weeks in the charts. The Rolling Damned will follow the Fortunes stormed the Top 10 release of their double A side with You’ve Got Your Troubles,

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venues due to their solid reputation as an act that’s not to be missed. This band has the unique ability to appeal to all age groups – and cut across all musical boundaries. Guaranteed to put smiles on every face. Aros, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye. Time 7.30pm. www.facebook.com/thehotseats 2 AUGUST

PHIL CUNNINGHAM: Superb, innovative instrumentalist, with Send us all your gig dates not simply the fastest fingers in for all of the islands. the West but some of the most Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com sensitive ones, too! The man who, in Scotland at least, made 23 JULY the accordion respectable again and also plays fine keyboard and THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats whistle;composer, whose range play stringband music with extends from heart-tugging slow simple intentions: to keep the airs to vibrant tunes for a string role of traditional musician as of successful theatrical entertainer and commentator productions and to full-scale alive and kicking. At AnTobar, concert suites, where bagpipes, Tobermory. bodhrans and bouzoukis meet www.facebook.com/thehotseats up with sometimes bemused classical orchestras in a CHOPIN MASTERPIECES, whirlpool of rampant, exuberant including a new piece by sound; Orkney Arts Theatre Mill virtuoso Scottish contemporary Street, Kirkwall, Orkney. Time composer, Henry James, The 8pm. Tel; 0185 685 0773 Henry James’ Bb Minor Nocturne premiere is a journey of 3 AUGUST impressions, holding its enchanting, classical yet PHIL CUNNINGHAM: Superb, contemporary ‘song of the night’ innovative instrumentalist, with throughout and culminating in a not simply the fastest fingers in wonderful, singular climax. the West but some of the most Cathedral of the Isles, 19 sensitive ones, too! The man George St, Millport, Isle Of who, in Scotland at least, made Cumbrae. the accordion respectable again and also plays fine keyboard and 25 JULY whistle;composer, whose range extends from heart-tugging slow THE HOT SEATS; Virginian airs to vibrant tunes for a string livewires ‘The Hot Seats’ have of successful theatrical wowed the crowds at big events productions and to full-scale such as Celtic Connections, concert suites, where bagpipes, Shetland Folk Festival, bodhrans and bouzoukis meet Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, up with sometimes bemused Maverick Festival, Speyfest and classical orchestras in a Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where whirlpool of rampant, exuberant they picked up the biggest sound; Cullivoe Hall Fiddle accolade possible – a Herald Frenzy, Yell, Shetland. Time Angel – for their outstanding 7:30pm. Tel 0159 574 5555 contribution to the event. Of web: www.shetlandboxoffice.org course, they are now recognised as one of the most popular and 5 AUGUST entertaining touring bands on the UK roots music circuit too, PHIL CUNNINGHAM: Superb, pulling capacity crowds to many innovative instrumentalist, with

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all began. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 20 JULY and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the MILESTONE: Eagle Tavern, 3-5 charts. Controversial, ponytailed The Cross, Prestwick. 9.00pm. P.J. Proby, whose trouser Free admission. splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award 21 JULY winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. The PHIL LEE on his "Fall and Fortunes stormed the Top 10 Further Decline of the Mighty with You’ve Got Your Troubles, King Of Love" European Tour. Here It Comes Again, Freedom Support from Hamish Roberts Come Freedom Go and Storm in and The David Latto Band. a Teacup. And finally, Brian Beath Masonic Hall, Ayrshire Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together. 18TH DG1 Hoods 25 JULY SKIPINNISH: At Aros Centre in Loaning, Dumfries. Portree, 7.30pm. Tickets from JAM SESSION HOSTED BY www.ticketweb.co.uk or call TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES PLU 01478 613750 to book tickets GUEST. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The for all events. Cross, Prestwick. 9.30pm. For www.aros.co.uk further information contact Bill 07967 503027 10 AUGUST Send us all your gig dates for Dumfriesshire, South West and Cumbria. Email them to Carol -

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THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats play stringband music with ALY BAIN AND PHIL simple intentions: to keep the CUNNINGHAM: At Aros Centre role of traditional musician as in Portree, 7.30pm. Tickets from entertainer and commentator www.ticketweb.co.uk or call alive and kicking. At CatStrand, 01478 613750 to book tickets New Galloway. for all events. www.facebook.com/thehotseats www.aros.co.uk 24 AUGUST MCGINN MEETS SEEGER AND MACCOLL: At Aros Centre in Portree, 7.30pm. Tickets from www.ticketweb.co.uk or call 01478 613750 to book tickets for all events. www.aros.co.uk

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PHIL LEE on his "Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty King Of Love" European Tour. Support from Hamish Roberts and The David Latto Band. The New Folk Club, 73 S Beach, Troon, Ayrshire. 18 OCTOBER SIXTIES GOLD 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR: For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it

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and also plays fine keyboard and whistle;composer, whose range extends from heart-tugging slow airs to vibrant tunes for a string of successful theatrical productions and to full-scale concert suites, where bagpipes, bodhrans and bouzoukis meet up with sometimes bemused classical orchestras in a whirlpool of rampant, exuberant sound. Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre Eastgate Peebles. Time 7:30pm. Tel; 0172 172 5777. 17 AUGUST THE STRING JAM CLUB @ Innerleithen Music Festival 2013 - Any Border’s musicians wishing to perform at the annual String Jam event at Innerleithen Music Festival on Saturday 17 August 12.30 – 3.30 – please get in touch ASAP, spaces are filling up fast! Email: stringjamclub@vixenrecords.com www.facebook.com/ stringjamclub 7 SEPTEMBER

FOLK ROCKIN 4 FLODDEN; Norham Flodden 500 committee presents ‘Folk Rockin for Flodden’. The line up: Scotland's top folk and Rock Band THE HOT SEATS: The Hot Seats SCOCHA, From Lindisfarne play stringband music with DAVE HULL-DENHOLM & simple intentions: to keep the CHARLIE HARCOURT present role of traditional musician as The Alan Hull Songbook. From entertainer and commentator Lindisfarne STEVE DAGGETT, alive and kicking. At Eastgate, THE AGITATOR – Derek Peebles. Meins, SMALL HALL BAND, www.facebook.com/thehotseats NORTHUMBRIAN PIPERS.Time 6.30pm – 11pm in the field at ST BOSWELLS LIVE! Norham Castle. All tickets are Cancelled - Summer Ceilidh standing and price will be £20 Due to poor advanced sales, we per head for a full evenings have been unable to go ahead entertainment. Food and drink with the Summer Ceilidh. on sale. No drink, barbeques, Apologies to everyone who was gazebos, tents etc to be brought planning on going. into the event. Tickets available www.stboswellslive.com soon from www.borderevents. com and also The Maltings, 1 AUGUST Berwick.For more information, please contact Sheila Johnson on PHIL CUNNINGHAM: Superb, sheila.johnson@hotmail.co.uk innovative instrumentalist, with www.flodden1513.com/index. not simply the fastest fingers in php/site/event/474/ the West but some of the most sensitive ones, too! The man who, in Scotland at least, made the accordion respectable again

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JULY Big Tent Festival Fife July Taking a break this year and back in 2014! A unique green festival, music festival, arts festival, family festival - all-in-one. www.bigtentfestival.co.uk

Aboyne & Deeside Festival Aboyne July 3 - August 3 An annual arts festival in Royal Deeside with a broad range of events covering classical, folk and contemporary music, politics, art, drama, literature and film. This year’s music includes a King Creosote / Rick Redbeard double-bill, the BinghamString Quartet, Jonny Hardie and British jazz pianist Huw Warren. www.aboyneanddeesidefestival.org.uk

Hebridean Celtic Festival Stornoway July 17-20 Fantastic four-day festival set against the rich cultural backdrop of the Outer Hebrides, featuring top quality music from around the Celtic nations and beyond. Stornoway and throughout Lewis and Harris. www.hebceltfest.com

Southern Fried Festival Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre July 19-21 July Southern Fried Festival, Scotland's biggest and best festival of American Roots music returns to Perth. Covering all the American Roots music bases including blues, country, cajun, gospel, swing and soul, this little nugget of Americana in the rolling Scottish countryside is a rich vein of international stars and home grown talent just waiting to be prospected! Taking place in Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre and other venues within easy strolling distance, Southern Fried is a super-sized serving of the best in American Roots music topped with a warm slice of Scottish hospitality. www.southernfriedfestival.co.uk

Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival Perthshire July 19-21 The festival is held in the idyllic village of Guildtown in rural Perthshire. Great food and drink are

available at the Festival Session Marquee. Breakfasts, snacks, lunches and meals available at family friendly prices. Festival attendees camp on the village green and enjoy the facilities in the village hall, which includes washing, and toilet facilities. Tents, caravans and RVs are welcome. The festival is famed for its informal, friendly and exciting atmosphere. It incorporates great music, both in concerts and in informal sessions www.scottishbluegrass.com

Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival

teamed up with school friend Stewart MacLennan with the radical idea of holding an open-air festival on their local island of Tiree. TMF is more than just attending a music festival – it is an island adventure. From the stunning sail or flight to the island of Tiree, camping next to the white sands of Crossapol Bay or surfing at Balevullin beach, TMF is an experience very few festivals in the world could compete with. www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

Merchant City Festival July 24-28 Glasgow

Ugie Folk Festival Peterhead July 26-28 Ugie Folk Club, based in the north east of Scotland, runs a weekend of concerts, pub folk nights and sessions. www.ugiefolk.co.uk

80’s Rewind Festival 26-28 July Perth The event is set to take place at Scone Palace, the historic home of the Earl of Mansfield, on the banks of the river Tay. Expect leg warmers and mullets aplenty and acts such as Level 42, Kim Wilde, UB40, Captain Sensible, OMD, Mike and the Mechanics and lots lots more!.

The Festival aims to showcase the best of what the Merchant City has to offer. Celebrate the undisputed cultural quarter of Glasgow, showThere’ll be great nights out at Festi- case the wide range of restaurants, val Theatre, party atmospheres at cafes and bars, cultural venues and the Spiegeltent, top performers arts organisations on offer within www.rewindfestival.com playing at the Queen’s Hall, a cool this unique urban space. new modern jazz club at 3 Bristo Place, a traditional haven at the www.merchantcityfestival.com Aberdeen Royal Overseas League, an all day International Festival club at the Tron Kirk, and a The Wickerman Youth Festival new programme strand - Cross the Aberdeen Tracks – where the Festival checks Festival July 26 - August 3 in to musics on or just over the sty- July 26-27 listic border.“We look forward to Dumfries & Galloway Celebrating its 41st successful year, welcoming old and new friends. We have a great line up this year with Scotland's alternative music festival the Festival continues its commitment to nurturing and developing something for everyone. Looking in Dumfries & Galloway offers a artistic and creative talent by proforward to seeing you all over the unique and eclectic celebration of ten days of the Festival,” cult musical genres and cult cinema viding world class venues for young people to perform to welcoming auwith a relaxed, laidback familydiences. AIYF began its life as a www.edinburghjazzfestival.com friendly atmosphere, aimed at the more discerning contemporary mu- classical music festival in the 1960s sic fan. All the action climaxes with in Switzerland and moved to AberPKD Festival deen in 1973, where orchestras and the burning of a giant traditional Dalgety Bay chamber musicians from across willow and straw effigy. July 20 Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environwww.thewickermanfestival.co.uk PKD Festival in Dalgety Bay in Fife ment. Forty years later and the is in aid of cash for kids (it also this festival has now grown, modernised Speyfest year features the East Coast Bike and includes even more genres of Moray Show). They have 17 live bands the youth arts movement including July 26-28 playing and entry is totally free (a dance, theatre, opera and world donation on the gate is for charity). music. Now a truly international There is also a huge kids zone and As Scottish Music Festivals go Spey- event, with participants travelling fest is a real Gem - The small town food court, bar etc. from all four corners of the globe to folk festival with big ideas! Three take part, AIYF is also committed to days of Concerts, Ceilidhs and www.pkdfestival.com supporting emerging talent from Stomps, with some of the biggest across Scotland and the rest of the names from the world of traditional Elphin Music Festival UK. and contemporary Celtic music and Sutherland all in the beautiful village of FochJuly 20 www.aiyf.org abers on the banks of the River Spey. It just can't get any better Elphin Fest is a free folk/rock festiAuchinleck’s Alive & than that! val in Elphin in Sutherland. The first Kicking Festival ever Elphin Fest was held in 2011 www.speyfest.com Auchinleck and this year has The Whiskys, August 2-4 Lionel, MIR, Matt Stockl, Eilidh HadLomond Folk Festival den, The Maginot Band and Jemma A weekend of music and activities, Tweedie along with a variety of lo- July 26-28 from the opening concert free gigs Loch Lomond cal talent - young and old! to the closing dinner and ‘Tribute’ evening The Lomond Folk Festival is Scotwww.facebook.com/elphinfest land’s friendliest family festival! Music wall to wall on the banks of Loch www.auchinleckfestival.co.uk Tiree Music Festival Lomond, workshops, concerts, all Many more festival Isle of Tiree day open stage and lots of street July 20-21 listings in our latest entertainment. Concerts in the evening in the marquee on the Moss-oFESTIVALS! edition @ Tiree Music Festival (TMF) was Balloch. Balloch. http://wp.me/P12d6v-21 formed in 2010 when Tiree musician Daniel Gillespie (SKERRYVORE) www.lomondfolkfestival.com Edinburgh July 19-28

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