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Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy looks back at highlights from Series Four, including TOM WALKER and LEWIS CAPALDI. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Natasha Raskin Sharp: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An eclectic mix of music from Natasha. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Tune: 11pm on BBC Scotland. THE VACCINES play to an army of fans at the Motherwell Concert Hall. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland Fonn Fonn Fonn: 11.30pm on BBC ALBA. An off-beat music quiz show. www.bbcalba.co.uk FRIDAY 28 JUNE Grant Stott's Vinyl Collection: 6pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Grant celebrates the vinyl revival with classic records and new releases. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Horo Gheallaidh: 8pm on BBC ALBA. FIRIL and BORARAIG are amongst the guests. www.bbcalba.co.uk Ashley Storrie: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. New and classic Scottish music, soul rockabilly, pop and indie from around the world. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture Belladrum: 10.40pm on BBC ALBA. The influential band ALABAMA 3 perform an acoustic set at from across Scotland. Belladrum in 2016. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbcalba.co.uk Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Seirm: 11pm on BBC ALBA. Appearing in this final Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. episode are JIGJAM, SMITH AND McCLENNAN, www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland LAHIRA AND MARI. www.bbcalba.co.uk Travelling Folk: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bruce Macgregor brings you the very best of folk and roots SATURDAY 29 JUNE music from around the world. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Glastonbury: 3.30pm on BBC Scotland. Action from Belladrum: 9.45pm on BBC ALBA. Three songs from ANNE-MARIE and HOZIER on the Pyramid Stage 2019. an exclusive acoustic set by GRUFF RHYS at www.bbc.co.uk/scotland Belladrum 2016. www.bbcalba.co.uk The Story Of Scottish Pop: 6pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic Galloway delves into Scotland's music Fonn Fonn Fonn: 10pm on BBC ALBA. An off-beat that was made to make you dance. music quiz show. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Aberdeen + North East page 20-22

Highlands + Islands page 23-24

Ayrshire Dumfriesshire South West page 24

Scottish Borders + over page 24

Scottish Music Festivals Guide pages 26-29

Piping Live: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. Allan MacDonald presents performances from ROSS AINSLIE and BRIGHDE CHAIMBEUL. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Take The Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. For the very best in traditional music and song join Gary Innes. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic hosts a session with SAVAGE MANSION, along with the best alternative releases now out. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Pipeline: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary West is joined by piper CHRIS LEE from Hong Kong. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

THURSDAY 27 JUNE

The Defiant Ones: 9.50pm on BBC Scotland. DR DRE and JIMMY LOVINE each experience the highs and lows of the music business. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland

The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture Billy Sloan: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Hot from across Scotland. releases plus rock and pop music from Scotland and www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland around the world.

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page 3: music on scotland's tv & radio this week www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Storyville - The Great Hip Hop Hoax: 10.30pm on BBC Scotland. How two lads from Dundee duped the record industry and nearly destroyed themselves. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland SUNDAY 30 JUNE Take The Floor: 5pm on BBC Radio Scotland. For the very best in traditional music and song join Gary Innes. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Jazz Nights: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Seonaid Aitken previews the 2019 Edinburgh Jazz Festival with Fiona Alexander. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Classics Unwrapped: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Jamie MacDougal plays well-loved classics that began life as slow burners or first night flops. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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

Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Another Country with Ricky Ross: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky's favourite country and Americana music from the last six months. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Vic Galloway: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Featuring live sessions and new material from the best alternative artists. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Roddy Hart: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy shines a spotlight on great songwriting both contemporary and classic. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Piping Live: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Allan MacDonald presents performances from Piping Live 2018. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Horo Gheallaidh: 11pm on BBC ALBA. In this programme MAHOTELLA QUEENS and LUNASA are among the guests. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune into what is happening in music, arts and culture from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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

Belladrum: 11.20pm on BBC ALBA. Two songs from an exclusive acoustic set by BELLA HARDY at Belladrum in 2016. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Belladrum: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. Three songs from an exclusive acoustic set by C DUNCAN at Belladrum in 2016. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with all the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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

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

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page 5: scots in america :: scots in london :: edinburgh + west + mid + east lothian perform in over 25 countries worldwide. Twice Belladrum: 9.45pm on BBC ALBA. Three songs awarded 'Live Act of the Year' at the Trad Music from an exclusive acoustic set by C DUNCAN at Awards Belladrum in 2016. www.facebook.com/skerryvore www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Fonn Fonn Fonn: 10pm on BBC ALBA. An offbeat music quiz show. www.bbcalba.co.uk Piping Live: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. Allan MacDonald presents performances from Piping Live 2018. www.bbcalba.co.uk Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic hosts a session with SAVAGE MANSION, along with the best alternative releases now out. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Insiders Guide - Dundee: 11.40pm on BBC Scotland. Singer BE CHARLOTTE is a Dundee native and gives her top picks for exploring the city. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland

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material which she will share for the first time. She will be joined on stage by folk luminaries Mairearad Green (The Poozies), Rachel Newton (The Shee), Anna Massie (Blazin’ Fiddles), Megan Henderson (Breabach) and Signy Jakobsdottir. Commissioned by the Highland arts organisation Fèis Rois and premiered at Celtic Connections, ‘The Seer’ is a 45-minute suite of music based on the life and prophecies of 17th Century prophet, The Brahan Seer. Audiences can look forward to an emotive and engaging performance from Lauren, informed by tradition and a technique honed over many years, as she performs the album alongside brand new music. This tour is made possible by Creative Scotland www.laurenmaccoll.co.uk 27 JUNE ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Thursday 2.30pm. Americana and other stuff! www.facebook.com/ali.whitwell.5 www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh

ZAL CLEMINSON’s /sin’dogs/: At 100 Club

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W1D 1LL. 7.30pm. The legendary Zal Cleminson is back with his new band /sin’dogs/. Widely respected for his work with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band after Alex’s passing, Zal went on to play guitar in Nazareth for several years in the late 70s and early 80s, and also worked as a session musician touring with Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure. www.facebook.com/ZalCleminsonsSindogs 2 NOVEMBER

SKERRYVORE: At The Garage, London. Skerryvore are a multi-award winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock’ fusion that has seen them perform in over 25 countries worldwide. Twice awarded 'Live Act of the Year' at the Trad Music Awards www.facebook.com/skerryvore

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LAUREN MACCOLL on Tour: At The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Acclaimed fiddle player and composer Lauren MacColl is set to perform her moving album ‘The Seer’ for folk music fans across Scotland this summer, alongside new

Sketches Of Spain - The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA with guest trumpeter LAURA JURD: At The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. 'Sketches Of Spain' in collaboration with Edinburgh’s International Film Festival 28 June. As part of the EIFF’s Spanish theme this year, Miles Davis’ hugely popular Sketches of Spain will be performed by the SNJO with featured guest trumpeter Laura Jurd. Stemming from an interest in Spanish folk traditions, Davis and arranger/composer Gil Evans recorded Sketches of Spain in 1959/60, winning the 1961 Grammy Award for Best New Jazz Composition and it has since gone on to become one of the most celebrated albums of all time. www.snjo.co.uk 29 JUNE LUKE LA VOLPE : At Live in Livi Festival, Livingston. Luke La Volpe release their new single Nightmare of the Streets on 28 June. The band formed in July 2017, each of the members had their own separate music careers however they started playing together for fun and then formed the band after realising their potential. They bring together a mixture of blues and rock and roll to form a unique live sound, which has been generating interest across the industry. Since their formation, the band has enjoyed performing to packed venues across the country, supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Gerry Cinnamon & Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as selling out their debut own EP launch at the Caves in Edinburgh. Labelled by EH6 Festival as “One to watch in 2019”, it’s certainly an exciting time for Luke La Volpe. www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe 30 JUNE Soundhouse presents ..... THE SPOOKY MEN'S CHORALE: At The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm. Tickets: £16/11 each. The Spooky Men’s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving… as thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as

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page 7: edinburgh + west + mid + east lothian a wagonload of Spike Milligans and as sonorous as a cloister of monks. The manchoir emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of NSW fifteen years ago and armed with no more than their impressively cavernous vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an illmatched set of hats, have been gleefully wooing audiences throughout Australia, NZ and the UK ever since. Brandishing a shiny brand new CD Welcome To The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK in 2019, ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems. www.facebook.com/soundhouseorg 4 JULY ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Thursday 2.30pm. Americana and other stuff! www.facebook.com/ali.whitwell.5 www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh 6 JULY Soundhouse presents ..... THE BANANA SESSIONS: At The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm. Tickets: £11 each. The Banana Sessions is a band. Not just any band either – the sort of band that haunt your dreams with annoyingly catchy melodies, Beatles-esque harmonies and washboard beats. But don’t let that put you off – if Marmite can win the hearts of many, then so can they. The Banana Sessions exploded onto the Scottish music scene way back when in 2007. Fresh out of music school, Roberta Pia and Calum Wood had met and bonded over tea and bananas and began to write songs about the most mundane topics they could possibly think of – running out of tea bags, the health benefits of bananas, stories about bears in the forest and being chased by imaginary white rabbits. It’s safe to say they had a wild imagination from the off – but with Calum coming from a Pearl Jam background and Roberta from a Billie Holiday background, their approach to song-writing was quite different. 2019 sees the band reform once again with the same stripped back classic lineup of vocals, guitar, percussion and plenty of harmonies with some brand-new material, some very old material and an album of B sides featuring music that has never been heard before. It’s going to be a homecoming when they hit The Traverse in July, and you should be there … www.facebook.com/soundhouseorg

Nisbet Jr. with The Gospel According to Niz, featuring special guests The Soundhouse Choir and The Bevvy Sisters. The music was made in homage to his father Joe Nisbet, an evangelical preacher with whom he toured across the southern states of America as a child. It ignited a lifelong fascination with the classic sound of the black gospel quintets of the 40s and 50s and the commitment and excitement of that music. It took four days to finish the record, but 30 years to start it. It was the first time he’d sung on a recording. Stuart and The Bevvy Sisters first worked together in Dick Gaughan’s band a decade ago, but it was at a gig only last October that the Sisters first heard Joe Nisbet Jr sing with his trio – Nico Bruce on string bass, and Neil Weir on trumpet. They fell in love and tonight’s concert was born. Heather Macleod, of the Bevvy Sisters is also Director of the 100strong Soundhouse Choir. The Queen’s Hall extended their endorsement to the community choir in 2017, and have since presented two outstanding performances here. In addition to their contribution to the Gospel tonight, the Soundhouse Choir will open the concert by sharing their work so far on a programme of Music from Scotland that they will present at the International Choir Festival in Santiago de Cuba in October this year. www.facebook.com/soundhouseorg

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ALI WHITWELL: At Captain's Bar, South College Street, Edinburgh. Thursday 2.30pm. Americana and other stuff! www.facebook.com/ali.whitwell.5 www.facebook.com/CaptainsBarEdinburgh

LUKE LA VOLPE : At Party at the Palace, Linlithgow. Luke La Volpe release their new single Nightmare of the Streets on 28 June. The band formed in July 2017, each of the members had their own separate music careers however they started playing together for fun and then formed the band after realising their potential. They bring together a mixture of blues and rock and roll to form a unique live sound, which has been generating interest across the industry. Since their formation, the band has enjoyed performing to packed venues across the country, supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Gerry Cinnamon & Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as selling out their debut own EP launch at the Caves in Edinburgh. Labelled by EH6 Festival as “One to watch in 2019”, it’s certainly an exciting time for Luke La Volpe. www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe

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8 AUGUST DEAN OWENS & THE CELTABILLY ALLSTARS: At Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick. Scottish troubadour Dean Owens has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” by the International Songwriting Competition, for Love Prevails (co-written with Will Kimbrough). The Nashville based competition is open to songwriters worldwide, across a range of genres, with a panel of industry judges including Tom Waits, Adam Lambert and Rodney Crowell. After a string of American dates he now returns to Scotland to play some solo shows and return to Fringe by the Sea Festival in North Berwick with his Celtabilly Allstars band (which sold out in 2018). Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours (with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC’s Bob Harris). In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to officially showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville (supported by PRS Foundation/Creative Scotland and Saltire Society) and in 2018 he undertook his first US tour (also supported by Creative Scotland) which included a headline slot at the Levitt Shell in Memphis TN www.deanowens.com

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DOUGIE MacLEAN : Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh. Dougie MacLean, originally famed The Say Award Live At The Longlist 2019 WITH for writing the song 'Caledonia', has built an C DUNCAN, KOBI ONYAME, ROD JONES FROM international reputation as songwriter, composer IDLEWILD + MODERN STUDIES: At Queen's and extraordinary performer on his own terms. Hall, Edinburgh. This talent has taken his performance to Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, concerts and festivals all over the world and to 11 JULY has announced that the highly anticipated Live the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, at the Longlist event will take place at The London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera Soundhouse presents ..... THE GOSPEL Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. The event will feature House. Tickets on 0131 665 2240 or @ ACCORDING TO MR NIZ + THE BEVVY live performances from some of Scotland’s best www.eastlothian.gov.uk/thebrunton SISTERS & THE SOUNDHOUSE CHOIR: At creative talent and SAY alumni including C www.dougiemaclean.com The Queen’s Hall, South Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Duncan, Kobi Onyame and a special Doors open: 7pm | Music starts: 8pm. Tickets: collaboration between Idlewild’s Rod Jones and The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 £18 (£16/£10/£8) each. Stuart Nisbet (Niz) is Modern Studies. The twenty outstanding with MOISHE’S BAGEL: At The Pianodrome well known for his work as Scotland’s first Scottish albums that will make up The SAY (Venue 391), Pitt Street Market, 125 Pitt St, session guitarist, perhaps with China Crisis or Award Longlist for 2019 will be exclusively Edinburgh EH6 4DE. 9pm. Edinburgh’s The the Proclaimers or with Kylie at the revealed on a night celebrating the incredible Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 - three Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. strength and diversity of Scottish music. Tickets of the most exciting 5-piece cross-genre Tonight he presents a personal passion as Joe available now @ acoustic bands from Scotland - Moishe’s Bagel,

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page 8: edinburgh + west + mid + east lothian John Goldie & The High Plains and Kinnaris Quintet – with three individual concerts, and one almighty showcase of all three in one show. The bands produce ingenious and highly listenable music, transcending categorisation, and appealing to lovers of music in all its forms. They represent what Scottish musicians excel at: melding a variety of styles, influences and origins to make exciting, world-leading sounds. Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel play thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Their long anticipated 5th album will be launched at their gig. The 3X5 performances are part of Made in Scotland’s curated showcase programme. Pianodrome at The Pitt is a brand new venue for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, a custom made auditorium, built entirely from up-cycled pianos. Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating. Pianodrome is a radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throwaway culture. Originally created for the Botanics in 2018, The Pianodrome has a new home this year, moving to the Leith-based Pitt Street Market. All Tickets: £15/£12 www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 17 AUGUST DEAN OWENS - A Hatful of Songs (solo): At New Town Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe). Scottish troubadour Dean Owens has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” by the International Songwriting Competition, for Love Prevails (cowritten with Will Kimbrough). The Nashville based competition is open to songwriters worldwide, across a range of genres, with a panel of industry judges including Tom Waits, Adam Lambert and Rodney Crowell. After a string of American dates he now returns to Scotland to play some solo shows and return to Fringe by the Sea Festival in North Berwick with his Celtabilly Allstars band (which sold out in 2018). Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours (with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC’s Bob Harris). In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to officially showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville (supported by PRS Foundation/Creative Scotland and Saltire Society) and in 2018 he undertook his first US tour (also supported by Creative Scotland) which included a headline slot at the Levitt Shell in Memphis TN www.deanowens.com 19 AUGUST The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 with JOHN GOLDIE & THE HIGH PLAINS: At The Pianodrome (Venue 391), Pitt Street Market, 125 Pitt St, Edinburgh EH6 4DE. 3pm. Edinburgh’s The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 - three of the most exciting 5-piece cross-genre acoustic bands from Scotland Moishe’s Bagel, John Goldie & The High Plains and Kinnaris Quintet – with three individual concerts, and one almighty showcase of all three in one show. The bands produce ingenious and highly listenable music, transcending categorisation, and appealing to lovers of music in all its forms. They represent what Scottish

musicians excel at: melding a variety of styles, influences and origins to make exciting, worldleading sounds. John Goldie is one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now. He is joined by his brand new backing band, The High Plains. Playing original tunes, The High Plains is made up of some of the most accomplished string players in folk, jazz and classical music. The 3X5 performances are part of Made in Scotland’s curated showcase programme. Pianodrome at The Pitt is a brand new venue for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, a custom made auditorium, built entirely from up-cycled pianos. Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating. Pianodrome is a radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throwaway culture. Originally created for the Botanics in 2018, The Pianodrome has a new home this year, moving to the Leith-based Pitt Street Market. All Tickets: £15/£12 www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 19 AUGUST The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 with KINNARIS QUINTET: At The Pianodrome (Venue 391), Pitt Street Market, 125 Pitt St, Edinburgh EH6 4DE. 9pm. Edinburgh’s The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 - three of the most exciting 5-piece cross-genre acoustic bands from Scotland - Moishe’s Bagel, John Goldie & The High Plains and Kinnaris Quintet – with three individual concerts, and one almighty showcase of all three in one show. The bands produce ingenious and highly listenable music, transcending categorisation, and appealing to lovers of music in all its forms. They represent what Scottish musicians excel at: melding a variety of styles, influences and origins to make exciting, world-leading sounds. John Goldie is one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now. Kinnaris Quintet is one of Scotland's hottest new folk bands. The line-up is a marriage of five exquisite musicians from diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles, all distilled into beautifully crafted and powerful arrangements. Medleying between new compositions, traditional Scottish and Irish, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Classical music, they produce a sound which is uplifting, honest and powerful. The 3X5 performances are part of Made in Scotland’s curated showcase programme. Pianodrome at The Pitt is a brand new venue for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, a custom made auditorium, built entirely from up-cycled pianos. Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating. Pianodrome is a radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throwaway culture. Originally created for the Botanics in 2018, The Pianodrome has a new home this year, moving to the Leith-based Pitt Street Market. All Tickets: £15/£12 www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 20 AUGUST ANGUS MUNRO: At The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh. Angus Munro is an exciting emerging talent on the Scottish music scene for which The Scotsman described him as ‘soulful and outrageous …the highest range I’ve ever seen’; The Herald said he is ‘tightly energetic and precisely punchy’ and BBC Radio Scotland rated

him as ‘the best artist we’ve ever had in session.’ Angus has toured and appeared on stage with a wide range of artists from Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and Charlie Barnes (Bastille) to Scouting For Girls, The Hoosiers and jazz outfit Snarky Puppy; all of whom have been ‘weirded out’ by him. 18 March marks the launch of Angus Munro’s stunning debut deluxe edition EP Mirror Man, featuring 5 self-penned songs released on Councillor Records. www.angusmunromusic.com 20 AUGUST The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 Triple Bill: MOISHE’S BAGEL + JOHN GOLDIE & THE HIGH PLAINS + KINNARIS QUINTET: At The Pianodrome (Venue 391), Pitt Street Market, 125 Pitt St, Edinburgh EH6 4DE. 7pm. Edinburgh’s The Soundhouse Organisation presents 3X5 - three of the most exciting 5-piece cross-genre acoustic bands from Scotland Moishe’s Bagel, John Goldie & The High Plains and Kinnaris Quintet – with three individual concerts, and one almighty showcase of all three in one show. The bands produce ingenious and highly listenable music, transcending categorisation, and appealing to lovers of music in all its forms. They represent what Scottish musicians excel at: melding a variety of styles, influences and origins to make exciting, worldleading sounds. Soundhouse favourites Moishe’s Bagel play thrillingly original cuttingedge klezmer and folk music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Their long anticipated 5th album will be launched at their gig. John Goldie is one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now. He is joined by his brand new backing band, The High Plains. Playing original tunes, The High Plains is made up of some of the most accomplished string players in folk, jazz and classical music. Kinnaris Quintet is one of Scotland's hottest new folk bands. The line-up is a marriage of five exquisite musicians from diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles, all distilled into beautifully crafted and powerful arrangements. Medleying between new compositions, traditional Scottish and Irish, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Classical music, they produce a sound which is uplifting, honest and powerful. The 3X5 performances are part of Made in Scotland’s curated showcase programme. Pianodrome at The Pitt is a brand new venue for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, a custom made auditorium, built entirely from up-cycled pianos. Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating. Pianodrome is a radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throwaway culture. Originally created for the Botanics in 2018, The Pianodrome has a new home this year, moving to the Leith-based Pitt Street Market. All Tickets: £15/£12 www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 23 AUGUST DEAN OWENS - A Hatful of Songs (solo): At New Town Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe). Scottish troubadour Dean Owens has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” by the International Songwriting Competition, for Love Prevails (co-

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supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Gerry Cinnamon & Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as selling out their debut own EP launch at the Caves in Edinburgh. Labelled by EH6 Festival as “One to watch in 2019”, it’s certainly an exciting time for Luke La Volpe. www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe 22 SEPTEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... LETITIA VANSANT : At Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing competition - an honour previously granted to many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith. Here, she makes her UK debut in duo format with her band’s guitarist David McKindley-Ward, a longstanding collaborator, who also doubles up on vocal harmonies. www.brookfield-knights.com 27 SEPTEMBER

The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by Tommy Smith presents An American Journey featuring BILL EVANS: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. 7.30pm start. A preconcert talk with Bill and Tommy from 6.45 for 20 mins. The SNJO is joined by saxophonist Bill Evans and invite you to take a wonderful musical expedition across America from north to south and east to west. Along the way, jazz will meet up with bluegrass, soul, funk, fusion and country to create a road trip to remember. Well known for conducting experimental marriages between firmly established but quite distinct forms of American music, Bill Evans' 12 SEPTEMBER portmanteau projects have included such unlikely bedfellows as soul and bluegrass, and Blues Caravan 2019 featuring ..... INA jazz and country music. Here he is reunited with FORSMAN (Finland), ALLY VENABLE (USA) the SNJO to perform a new programme of wildand KATARINA PEJAK (Serbia): At The at-heart, cross-genre music in the true spirit of Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. The Blues Caravan the west and the music and performance are keeps on rolling. In a shifting music industry, guaranteed to raise the bar again for jazz music you can rely on Ruf’s annual revue tour as the in Scotland. gold-standard for modern blues. This year – just www.snjo.co.uk like every year since the first trek back in 2005 – you can expect a night of house-rocking 14 OCTOBER live music, as three unique artists hit the stage at clubs across the US and Europe. It’s your first Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN glimpse of the scene’s hottest tips – before they BELL : At Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Voted become supernovas. Words alone cannot convey Male Performer of The Year in the Readers' Poll the special sound that this trio create together at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017, at the end and the only way to truly experience this is by of 2018, he was once again named as runner up seeing them live. in that same category - a sure sign that he www.facebook.com/bluescaravan remains hugely popular with UK audiences. Nathan will have two new albums released in the 21 SEPTEMBER summer - perfect timing for tons of media attention ahead of this tour. LUKE LA VOLPE : At AMP Fest, Armadale www.brookfield-knights.com (Headline). Luke La Volpe release their new single Nightmare of the Streets on 28 June. The NOVEMBER band formed in July 2017, each of the members had their own separate music careers however TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch they started playing together for fun and then Carrying Stream Session : Annual session formed the band after realising their potential. celebrating Hamish Henderson - date to be They bring together a mixture of blues and rock confirmed. Since its foundation in 1966, The and roll to form a unique live sound, which has Traditional Music and Song Association of been generating interest across the industry. Scotland has helped to foster and promote Since their formation, the band has enjoyed Scotland's unique musical traditions. It is a performing to packed venues across the country, membership organisation and members include

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XpoNorth has announce the list of acts invited to showcase at this year’s edition of Scotland’s leading conference and showcase for the creative industries in Inverness. Taking place across the 3-4 July, the live programme will see some of the most exciting artists from the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland perform across a host of city centre venues. There will also be the opportunity to see two fantastic new acts from Finland and Germany selected through XpoNorth’s EXCITE partnership. A host of talent selected to perform at this year’s event will also be offered slots on the XpoNorth Stage at the multi-award winning Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise said: ‘The live showcase element remains an extremely important aspect of XpoNorth and offers a fantastic platform for talent to access a global network of industry professionals- in addition to developing their audience more broadly. It also brings an incredible energy and highlights the diversity and vibrancy of the venue infrastructure in the city. It’s key that the conference remains a great destination to connect new talent with leading buyers, partners and music consumers and we’re delighted with the quality and range of the acts invited to perform this year.’ The amazing line-up is :: Amy Lou, Andy Williamson, Annie Booth, BooHooHoo, Broken Chanter, Calum Mackenzie Jones, Cara Rose, Chuchoter, Echo Machine, Emiah, Emme Woods, Fabric Bear, False Friends, Fauves, Ivy Flindt (Germany), Folda, GHØSTWRITER, Goodnight Louisa, Hamish Hawk & The New Outfit, Hannah Slavin, James Leonard Hewitson, Kier Gibson, LaKyoto, Lizzie Reid, Luke La Volpe, LUNIR, LYLO, Mark McGowan, Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves, Megan Airlie, Mike Vass, Miracle Glass Company, Moonlight Zoo, Mt. Doubt, November Lights, Pleasure, Heads, Pure Grief, Quiche, Real Life Entertainment, Roddy Johnson, Russell Stewart, Sam Cain, Savage Mansion, Scarlett

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sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences. Nathan will have two new albums released in the summer - perfect timing for tons of media attention ahead of this tour. www.brookfield-knights.com 17 OCTOBER PELICAN: At Classic Grand, Glasgow. Chicago instrumental post-metal/sludge/doom titans Pelican are touring the UK in support of their 1st album in 6 years, Nighttime Stories, out 7 June on Southern Lord. Meticulously crafted and detail-oriented the compositions recall everything from the triumphant call-to-arms of classic Dischord, to the vicious troglodyte battery of the Melvins. Nowhere is this evinced as clearly as on initial album single Midnight and Mescaline. www.facebook.com/pelicansong Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN BELL : At The Admiral, Glasgow. Voted Male Performer of The Year in the Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017, at the end of 2018, he was once again named as runner up in that same category - a sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences. Nathan will have two new albums released in the summer perfect timing for tons of media attention ahead of this tour. www.brookfield-knights.com 20 OCTOBER

The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... KRIS DREVER : At Webster's Theatre, Glasgow. 8pm. Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The 28 SEPTEMBER Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA Awards. For his forthcoming concert series Kris directed by Tommy Smith presents An will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the American Journey featuring BILL EVANS: At key songs from his first decade and some new Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium, Glasgow. material played live for the first time. “The Fallen 7.30pm start. A pre-concert talk with Bill and Angels club has become a vital component in Tommy from 6.45 for 20 mins. The SNJO is Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, joined by saxophonist Bill Evans and invite you presenting established masters of the to take a wonderful musical expedition across storytelling song form and many of the flood of America from north to south and east to west. new artists who promise a great future for music Along the way, jazz will meet up with bluegrass, rooted in the American soil.” Rob Adams The soul, funk, fusion and country to create a road Glasgow Herald. Tickets £15 on 0141 204 5151 trip to remember. Well known for conducting and @ experimental marriages between firmly www.Ticketweb.co.uk established but quite distinct forms of American www.fallenangelsclub.com music, Bill Evans' portmanteau projects have included such unlikely bedfellows as soul and 27 OCTOBER bluegrass, and jazz and country music. Here he is reunited with the SNJO to perform a new The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... MOLLY programme of wild-at-heart, cross-genre music TUTTLE plus support: At St Andrew's In The in the true spirit of the west and the music and Square, Glasgow. Tickets £16 from Tickets performance are guaranteed to raise the bar Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb. Doors again for jazz music in Scotland. 7.30pm, 8pm start. A virtuosic, award-winning www.snjo.co.uk guitarist with a gift for insightful song writing, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with 15 OCTOBER boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, When You’re Ready. Already Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the BELL : At Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan. 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of Voted Male Performer of The Year in the her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans 2017, at the end of 2018, he was once again for her incredible flatpicking guitar technique and named as runner up in that same category - a confessional song writing. Graced with a clear,

true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 25year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. When You’re Ready, produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist. Molly's new album "When You’re Ready" is infused with an intoxicating wash of drums and electric guitar while still keeping Tuttle front and centre. “I wanted to keep the focus on the songs,” she says, “but also make an interesting guitar record.” The album opens with “Million Miles,” a song that her song writing collaborator Steve Poltz brought to her, mentioning that he and Jewel started it in the ‘90s and didn’t complete it. With their blessing, she finished the song and enlisted Sierra Hull to play mandolin and Jason Isbell to sing background vocals. The wistful track sets the tone for an album that offers subtle moments of reflection as well as dazzling musicianship. Tuttle wrote or co-wrote all 11 tracks since moving to Nashville, giving the project a unified feeling. “A lot of the songs are more personal than I’ve written before, and many of them are conversational, like one person talking to another,” she says. But, when it comes to the messages of the songs, each one stands apart. “Take the Journey” provides encouragement, even as “The High Road” finds two individuals going their own way. Later, the subdued “Don’t Let Go” concludes with a spaced-out slow groove, while “Lights Came On (Power Went Out)” amplifies the album’s youthful energy. “Sleepwalking,” a gentle love song, may be the album’s most impassioned and emotionally intense moment. www.facebook.com/mollytuttlemusic www.fallenangelsclub.com 2 NOVEMBER The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... BRENNEN LEIGH & NOEL MCKAY : At The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. 8pm. Texas cultivated, Nashville based song writing team Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay are set for a Glasgow show in November, following the release of their self titled second duet album (Voxhall Records Nashville). Noel McKay and Brennen Leigh met in 2002 through Austin’s vibrant music scene. McKay was part of the regionally popular country and Tex-Mex band McKay Brothers, while the bluegrass and classic country educated Leigh had just arrived in Texas to pursue a solo career. Six years later the two began writing and touring together, somehow fitting in writing trips to Nashville between tour dates. “The Fallen Angels club has become a vital component in Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, presenting established masters of the storytelling song form and many of the flood of new artists who promise a great future for music rooted in the American soil.” Rob Adams The Glasgow Herald. Tickets £13 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com 5 NOVEMBER The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... CARTER SAMPSON plus support : At The Admiral Bar, Glasgow. 8pm. Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 19: glasgow + surrounding area :: fife + central + perthshire + tayside talents like Roy Orbison. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist. “The Fallen Angels club has become a vital component in Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, presenting established masters of the storytelling song form and many of the flood of new artists who promise a great future for music rooted in the American soil.” Rob Adams The Glasgow Herald. Tickets £13 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com

You Again (1982) and Force (1986). Following the release of Force, the band moved to A&M for two releases - Good Together (1989) and acr: mcr (1990) and, after the leaving the major, released Up In Downsville (1992) and Change the Station (1997) on Robs Records, the label set up by New Order’s manager and Factory’s director, Rob Gretton, an important catalyst in the Manchester scene. Their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avantgarde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. www.facebook.com/acertainratio

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The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... THE DELINES plus THOSE PRETTY WRONGS : At BAaD, Glasgow. 8pm. After their packed out show at Oran Mor during Celtic Connections in January and a number one record, The Delines are making a return back to Glasgow. The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its “widescreen romanticism”, calling it “the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written. “The Fallen Angels club has become a vital component in Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, presenting established masters of the storytelling song form and many of the flood of new artists who promise a great future for music rooted in the American soil.” Rob Adams The Glasgow Herald. Tickets £18 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com

The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... KIM RICHEY plus support : At CCA, Glasgow. 8pm. We always look forward to welcoming the wonderful Kim Richey back to Glasgow, we have been working with Kim since 2008 and she always puts on a great show. Edgeland moves roots singer/subtle excavator of the human condition Kim through the topography of the life lived by a woman committed to following her music. Flinching over hurting another, knowing the ways of the road, seeking higher ground and accepting the fact everyone’s truth isn’t a white picket fence, she continues defying labels as she defines the thinking person’s life. “The Fallen Angels club has become a vital component in Glasgow’s live Americana music scene, presenting established masters of the storytelling song form and many of the flood of new artists who promise a great future for music rooted in the American soil.” Rob Adams The Glasgow Herald. Tickets £14 on 0141 204 5151 and @ www.Ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com

12 NOVEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN BELL : At Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan. Hot Cincinnati 4-piece, The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape. Invigorating as it gets, they count many of their peers as fans. For instance, Iris Dement says: “I could sit and listen to them all night long!” www.brookfield-knights.com 16 NOVEMBER A CERTAIN RATIO: At King Tuts, Glasgow. A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Highlighted recently by FACT, who said: “Their dub-infused punk-funk recordings have proved massively influential over the past thirty years, and Andy Weatherall has called them his favourite ever band (a prestigious accolade in our estimation)”, the band have influenced generations of musicians from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Sink Ya Teeth. Five albums were released on Factory – The Graveyard and the Ballroom (1979), To Each…(1981), Sextet (1982), I’d Like To See

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28 JUNE SECKOU KEITA (SOLO): At East Neuk Festival, Fife. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita are due to take to the Highlands and Islands this June for a tour of some of Scotland’s iconic music venues, as well as some more intimate gigs in beautiful places. The award-winning duo will be swapping their tour bus for a campervan and will be hitting the road with harp and kora onboard to travel for a fortnight of dates which will include Tolbooth, Stirling; St Mary’s Space, Fasnacloich, Appin, Argyll; The Macphail Centre, Ullapool; An Lanntair, Stornoway; Aros Community Theatre, Portree; Eden Court, Inverness; The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and East Neuk Festival, Fife. www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita 29 JUNE CATRIN FINCH + SECKOU KEITA: At East Neuk Festival, Fife. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita are due to take to the Highlands and Islands this June for a tour of some of Scotland’s iconic music venues, as well as some more intimate gigs in beautiful places. The award-winning duo will be swapping their tour bus for a campervan and will be hitting the road with harp and kora onboard to travel for a fortnight of dates which will include Tolbooth, Stirling; St Mary’s Space, Fasnacloich, Appin, Argyll; The Macphail Centre, Ullapool; An Lanntair, Stornoway; Aros Community Theatre, Portree; Eden Court, Inverness; The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and East Neuk Festival, Fife. www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita 30 JUNE CATRIN FINCH (solo): At East Neuk Festival, Fife. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita are due to take to the Highlands and Islands this June for a tour of some of Scotland’s iconic music venues, as well as some more intimate gigs in beautiful places. The award-winning duo will be swapping their tour bus for a campervan and will be hitting the road with harp and kora onboard to travel for a fortnight of dates which will include Tolbooth, Stirling; St Mary’s Space, Fasnacloich, Appin, Argyll; The Macphail Centre, Ullapool; An Lanntair, Stornoway; Aros Community Theatre, Portree; Eden Court, Inverness; The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and East Neuk Festival, Fife. www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita 11 JULY Crail Folk Club presents ..... IAN WALKER BAND : At Crail Town Hall BYOB £8. Our guests are the Ian Walker Band. 8pm. Ian Walker is a successful and popular singer and songwriter based in Glasgow. His songs "Still" and "The Everlasting Way" and his cover version of Amanda McBroom's "The Rose" from his last solo album "Singing the River" topped World/ European, UK and Country charts in 2011. Ian has published two song books and released eighteen albums, including three with Fellside Records, Cumbria and one (with Ian Bruce) on Greentrax Records, Edinburgh. Ian performs solo but also records and sings as “The Ian

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Brookfield Knights presents ..... LETITIA VANSANT : At Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. DOUGIE MacLEAN : Strathearn Artspace, Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to 13 JULY Crieff. Dougie MacLean, originally famed for prominence in 2017 when she won the writing the song 'Caledonia', has built an prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing DEAN OWENS (solo): At Woodside Hotel, international reputation as songwriter, composer competition - an honour previously granted to Aberdour. Scottish troubadour Dean Owens has and extraordinary performer on his own terms. many who went on to become big names, such been awarded an “Honorable Mention” by the This talent has taken his performance to as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith. Here, she International Songwriting Competition, for Love concerts and festivals all over the world and to makes her UK debut in duo format with her Prevails (co-written with Will Kimbrough). The the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, band’s guitarist David McKindley-Ward, a longNashville based competition is open to London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera standing collaborator, who also doubles up on songwriters worldwide, across a range of genres, House. Tickets - Sold Out vocal harmonies. www.brookfield-knights.com with a panel of industry judges including Tom www.strathearnartspace.co.uk Waits, Adam Lambert and Rodney Crowell. After www.dougiemaclean.com 28 SEPTEMBER a string of American dates he now returns to Scotland to play some solo shows and return to 17 AUGUST Langtoun Jazz presents ..... FILIP Fringe by the Sea Festival in North Berwick with VERNEERT & EO SIMON QUARTET + JEANhis Celtabilly Allstars band (which sold out in DOUGIE MacLEAN : Sruighlea 2019 Festival, BAPTISTE RICHON QUARTET: At Old Kirk, 2018). Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s Stirling. Dougie MacLean, originally famed for Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy. From 2-4pm. Filip finest troubadours (with fans including writing the song 'Caledonia', has built an Verneert & Eo Simon Quartet - marvellous Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC’s Bob international reputation as songwriter, composer guitar player and piano player from Belgium and Harris). In September 2017 he became the first and extraordinary performer on his own terms. Spain with friends on bass and drums JeanScottish musician to officially showcase at the This talent has taken his performance to Baptiste Richon Quartet, piano based quartet prestigious Americanafest in Nashville concerts and festivals all over the world and to from Edinburgh. We are working towards a mini (supported by PRS Foundation/Creative Scotland the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, festival in October 2019 and a full blown festival and Saltire Society) and in 2018 he undertook London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera in July 2019 - we have lots of fundraising events his first US tour (also supported by Creative House. Tickets on 01786 273556 or @ planned and looking for support from jazz lovers Scotland) which included a headline slot at the www.sruighlea.scot in Kirkcaldy and surrounding area. Advance Levitt Shell in Memphis TN. www.dougiemaclean.com bookings are preferred but it should always be www.deanowens.com possible to pay at the door. Advance bookings 24 AUGUST are preferred but it should always be possible to 21 JULY pay at the door. For £10 adults / £5 U16s tickets Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer presents ..... 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The Launched in 2015 and supported by Creative band formed in July 2017, each of the members Scotland, Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer continues to go had their own separate music careers however from strength to strength, becoming a significant they started playing together for fun and then fixture on the region’s live music calendar, often formed the band after realising their potential. welcoming back many of the musicians who They bring together a mixture of blues and rock grace its stage to take their place in the crowd. and roll to form a unique live sound, which has Taking a local and international outlook, Send us all your gig dates for been generating interest across the industry. 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The band powerful of the new breed of bands which are formed in July 2017, each of the members had steeped in the old-time Appalachian style, these will be swapping their tour bus for a campervan and will be hitting the road with harp and kora their own separate music careers however they masters of their trade have been described as onboard to travel for a fortnight of dates which started playing together for fun and then formed three of the most accomplished musicians will include Tolbooth, Stirling; St Mary’s Space, the band after realising their potential. They playing on this planet, and that is not Fasnacloich, Appin, Argyll; The Macphail Centre, bring together a mixture of blues and rock and overstating the case. John Showman might be Ullapool; An Lanntair, Stornoway; Aros roll to form a unique live sound, which has been better known to most Americana fans as the Community Theatre, Portree; Eden Court, generating interest across the industry. Since main vocalist with super-talented alt-country their formation, the band has enjoyed band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a well- Inverness; The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and East Neuk Festival, Fife. performing to packed venues across the country, established singer-songwriter with a www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Gerry considerable pedigree and bassman Max Cinnamon & Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as Heineman has earned himself the kind of 29 JUNE selling out their debut own EP launch at the plaudits normally reserved for those who are Caves in Edinburgh. Labelled by EH6 Festival as much longer in the tooth. TMSA Aberdeen Branch - Young Performers “One to watch in 2019”, it’s certainly an exciting www.brookfield-knights.com

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Brookfield Knights presents ..... THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND : At Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. Arguably the most powerful of the new breed of bands which are steeped in the old-time Appalachian style, these masters of their trade have been described as three of the most accomplished musicians playing on this planet, and that is not overstating the case. John Showman might be better known to most Americana fans as the main vocalist with super-talented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a wellestablished singer-songwriter with a considerable pedigree and bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the kind of 27 AUGUST plaudits normally reserved for those who are much longer in the tooth. Brookfield Knights presents ..... 3hattrio : At www.brookfield-knights.com The Tin Hut, Gartly, Aberdeenshire. They took Celtic Connections by storm and triumphed too 22 SEPTEMBER at Denmark's big Tønder Festival. Then, 3hattrio ended 2018 on a high after being voted runner- Brookfield Knights presents ..... THE up in the Best Band of The Year category of the LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND : At The Blue annual Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK. With Lamp, Aberdeen. Arguably the most powerful of banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the the new breed of bands which are steeped in the extraordinarily evocative music and richlyold-time Appalachian style, these masters of burnished vocals of this internationallytheir trade have been described as three of the acclaimed band can raise the hairs on the back most accomplished musicians playing on this of your neck as they create a sound that planet, and that is not overstating the case. John responds to the natural world of their sacred Showman might be better known to most homeland near Zion National Park, Utah. Americana fans as the main vocalist with superwww.brookfield-knights.com talented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a well-established singer4 SEPTEMBER songwriter with a considerable pedigree and bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who FRONT COUNTRY : At The Blue Lamp, 121 are much longer in the tooth. Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. 7.30pm. Front www.brookfield-knights.com Country is an acclaimed acoustic band from California, fronted by gifted singer and 29 SEPTEMBER songwriter Melody Walker and her huge bluesy voice. The quintet is based on bluegrass The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA instrumentation but draws on a broad palette of directed by Tommy Smith presents An country, blues, Americana and jazz influences. American Journey featuring BILL EVANS: At Almost Blue Promotions bring Country / Music Hall, Aberdeen. 7.30pm start. A preAmericana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to concert talk with Bill and Tommy from 6.45 for Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello 20 mins. The SNJO is joined by saxophonist Bill album of Country covers. We have hosted artists Evans and invite you to take a wonderful musical from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the expedition across America from north to south great historic setting of The Blue Lamp and east to west. Along the way, jazz will meet www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions up with bluegrass, soul, funk, fusion and country to create a road trip to remember. Well known 20 SEPTEMBER for conducting experimental marriages between firmly established but quite distinct forms of Brookfield Knights presents ..... THE American music, Bill Evans' portmanteau LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND : At The Tin projects have included such unlikely bedfellows Hut, Gartly. Arguably the most powerful of the as soul and bluegrass, and jazz and country new breed of bands which are steeped in the music. Here he is reunited with the SNJO to old-time Appalachian style, these masters of perform a new programme of wild-at-heart, their trade have been described as three of the cross-genre music in the true spirit of the west most accomplished musicians playing on this and the music and performance are guaranteed planet, and that is not overstating the case. John to raise the bar again for jazz music in Scotland. Showman might be better known to most www.snjo.co.uk Americana fans as the main vocalist with supertalented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, 5 OCTOBER Chris Coole is a well-established singersongwriter with a considerable pedigree and TMSA Aberdeen Branch - Doric Concerts : bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the Doric Concerts, two concerts (also on 19 kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who October) celebrating North East cultural are much longer in the tooth. heritage. Since its foundation in 1966, The www.brookfield-knights.com Traditional Music and Song Association of

Scotland has helped to foster and promote Scotland's unique musical traditions. It is a membership organisation and members include music enthusiasts, amateur and professional performers, tutors, and academics. Encouraging both widespread popular participation and individual artistic excellence, the TMSA branches work on a local level to provide opportunities for universal participation by running festivals, ceilidhs, concerts, workshops and competitions. www.tmsa.org.uk 16 OCTOBER Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... NATHAN BELL : At The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. 7.30pm. Sometimes a solo artist can knock your socks off and Nathan Bell is one of these. With a voice and songs sitting alongside the likes of Townes, Guy Clark, John Prine etc.. Really!! - this guy's songs and voice hit you with a clarity not often encountered. Sharp edged songs, a voice of gravel and grit and whiskey and some rather accomplished guitar playing makes this guy pretty special. Almost Blue Promotions bring Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers. We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp. www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions www.brookfield-knights.com 19 OCTOBER Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA : At The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. 7.30pm. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them. Almost Blue Promotions bring Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Roots music gigs to Aberdeen - named after the iconic Elvis Costello album of Country covers. We have hosted artists from the US & Canada as well as the UK in the great historic setting of The Blue Lamp www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions 19 OCTOBER TMSA Aberdeen Branch - Doric Concerts : Doric Concerts, two concerts (also on 5 October) celebrating North East cultural heritage. Since its foundation in 1966, The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland has helped to foster and promote Scotland's unique musical traditions. It is a membership organisation and members include music enthusiasts, amateur and professional performers, tutors, and academics. Encouraging both widespread popular participation and individual artistic excellence, the TMSA branches work on a local level to provide opportunities for universal participation by running festivals, ceilidhs, concerts, workshops and competitions. www.tmsa.org.uk

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prophecies of 17th Century prophet, The Brahan Seer. Audiences can look forward to an emotive and engaging performance from Lauren, informed by tradition and a technique honed over many years, as she performs the album alongside brand new music. This tour is made possible by Creative Scotland www.laurenmaccoll.co.uk 3-4 JULY

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XpoNorth Music Showcases : The live carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com XpoNorth programme will see some of the most exciting artists from the Highlands and Islands 26 JUNE and the rest of Scotland perform across a host of city centre venues. By night, the XpoNorth CATRIN FINCH + SECKOU KEITA: At Eden music industry conference sets the city alight Court, Inverness. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and with creativity - from the event’s firmly Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita are due established new music showcase sound tracking to take to the Highlands and Islands this June a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the for a tour of some of Scotland’s iconic music hottest new acts around, to a specially curated venues, as well as some more intimate gigs in short film programme and a range of relaxed beautiful places. The award-winning duo will be networking events. swapping their tour bus for a campervan and will www.facebook.com/xponorth be hitting the road with harp and kora onboard to travel for a fortnight of dates which will 4 JULY include Tolbooth, Stirling; St Mary’s Space, Fasnacloich, Appin, Argyll; The Macphail Centre, LUKE LA VOLPE : At XpoNorth, Inverness. Luke Ullapool; An Lanntair, Stornoway; Aros La Volpe release their new single Nightmare of Community Theatre, Portree; Eden Court, the Streets on 28 June. The band formed in July Inverness; The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and East 2017, each of the members had their own Neuk Festival, Fife. separate music careers however they started www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita playing together for fun and then formed the

band after realising their potential. They bring together a mixture of blues and rock and roll to form a unique live sound, which has been LAUREN MACCOLL on Tour: At Bonar Bridge, generating interest across the industry. Since Tain (Sutherland Sessions). Acclaimed fiddle their formation, the band has enjoyed player and composer Lauren MacColl is set to performing to packed venues across the country, perform her moving album ‘The Seer’ for folk supporting the likes of Alabama 3, Gerry music fans across Scotland this summer, Cinnamon & Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as alongside new material which she will share for selling out their debut own EP launch at the the first time. She will be joined on stage by folk Caves in Edinburgh. Labelled by EH6 Festival as luminaries Mairearad Green (The Poozies), “One to watch in 2019”, it’s certainly an exciting Rachel Newton (The Shee), Anna Massie time for Luke La Volpe. (Blazin’ Fiddles), Megan Henderson www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe (Breabach) and Signy Jakobsdottir. Commissioned by the Highland arts organisation 26 JULY Fèis Rois and premiered at Celtic Connections, ‘The Seer’ is a 45-minute suite of music based DOUGIE MacLEAN : At Food in the Park Live!, on the life and prophecies of 17th Century Marquee behind the Museum, Blair Atholl. prophet, The Brahan Seer. Audiences can look Dougie MacLean, originally famed for writing the forward to an emotive and engaging song 'Caledonia', has built an international performance from Lauren, informed by tradition reputation as songwriter, composer and and a technique honed over many years, as she extraordinary performer on his own terms. This performs the album alongside brand new music. talent has taken his performance to concerts This tour is made possible by Creative Scotland and festivals all over the world and to the stages www.laurenmaccoll.co.uk of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival 28 JUNE

29 JUNE LAUREN MACCOLL on Tour: At Lyth Arts Centre, Wick. Acclaimed fiddle player and composer Lauren MacColl is set to perform her moving album ‘The Seer’ for folk music fans across Scotland this summer, alongside new material which she will share for the first time. She will be joined on stage by folk luminaries Mairearad Green (The Poozies), Rachel Newton (The Shee), Anna Massie (Blazin’ Fiddles), Megan Henderson (Breabach) and Signy Jakobsdottir. Commissioned by the Highland arts organisation Fèis Rois and premiered at Celtic Connections, ‘The Seer’ is a 45-minute suite of music based on the life and

Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets on 01796 6481244 or @ www.eventbrite.co.uk www.dougiemaclean.com 3 AUGUST

NORRIE McCULLOCH: At Belladrum Festival. Norrie McCulloch is a singer-songwriter and award-winning visual artist originally from Ayrshire he currently lives and works out of of Stirling, Scotland. McCulloch's songs are a tangle up of folk, indie and country influences that manage to stay true to his Scottish roots, equating to a style that offers a welcome touch of originality and garnering critical acclaim with

Americana UK naming McCulloch 'An astonishingly good songwriter', Maverick Magazine calling his sound 'Sublime indie-folk' and David Esson of Scottish Daily Mail describing songs as ‘Caledonia, Folk & Country combined perfectly’. www.facebook.com/norriemccullochmusic 8 AUGUST DOUGIE MacLEAN : Universal Hall, Findhorn. Dougie MacLean, originally famed for writing the song 'Caledonia', has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This talent has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets on 01309 691170 or @ www.universalhall.co.uk www.dougiemaclean.com

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carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Isle of Bute …. Transclyde Music is a group of like minded people on the Isle of Bute whose aims are to promote live music on the island. For their latest gig news go to …. www.facebook.com/Transclydemusic 27 JUNE LAUREN MACCOLL on Tour: At An Tobar, Mull. Acclaimed fiddle player and composer Lauren MacColl is set to perform her moving album ‘The Seer’ for folk music fans across Scotland this summer, alongside new material which she will share for the first time. She will be joined on stage by folk luminaries Mairearad Green (The Poozies), Rachel Newton (The Shee), Anna Massie (Blazin’ Fiddles), Megan Henderson (Breabach) and Signy Jakobsdottir. Commissioned by the Highland arts organisation Fèis Rois and premiered at Celtic Connections, ‘The Seer’ is a 45-minute suite of music based on the life and prophecies of 17th Century prophet, The Brahan Seer. Audiences can look forward to an emotive and engaging performance from Lauren, informed by tradition and a technique honed over many years, as she performs the album alongside brand new music. This tour is made possible by Creative Scotland www.laurenmaccoll.co.uk 6 AUGUST DOUGIE MacLEAN : An Lanntair, Stornoway. Dougie MacLean, originally famed for writing the song 'Caledonia', has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This talent has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages

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8 SEPTEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... 3hattrio : At Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. They took Celtic Connections by storm and triumphed too at Denmark's big Tønder Festival. Then, 3hattrio ended 2018 on a high after being voted runnerup in the Best Band of The Year category of the annual Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK. With banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the extraordinarily evocative music and richlyburnished vocals of this internationally-acclaimed band can raise the hairs on the back of your neck as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah. www.brookfield-knights.com 21 SEPTEMBER

Brookfield Knights presents ..... LETITIA VANSANT : At Vertex Festival, Village Hall, West Kilbride. Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first 4 JULY came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing THE NIGHT TRAIN: At Red Lion, Prestwick. Every Thursday, The Night Train Plug in and Play competition - an honour previously granted to Jam Session from 9:30pm. Musicians and bands many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith. Here, she welcome. www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Lion-Prestwick/405633106305386 makes her UK debut in duo format with her band’s guitarist David McKindley-Ward, a longstanding collaborator, who also doubles up on 14 JULY vocal harmonies. www.brookfield-knights.com DOUGIE MacLEAN : At Newton Stewart Cinema, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway. Dougie MacLean, originally famed for writing the 13 OCTOBER song 'Caledonia', has built an international Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This BELL : At Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. Voted talent has taken his performance to concerts and Male Performer of The Year in the Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017, at the end festivals all over the world and to the stages of of 2018, he was once again named as runner up Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets on in that same category - a sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences. 01671 404 924 or at 07762 064 298 @ Nathan will have two new albums released in the www.event.bookitbee.com summer - perfect timing for tons of media www.dougiemaclean.com attention ahead of this tour. www.brookfield-knights.com 27 JULY BADSTONE: At Sanquhar Bowling Club, Speddoch Road, Sanquhar. From 8:30pm. This group of seasoned musicians play a wide variety of music from the likes of the Beatles, The Stones, ZZ Top, Thin Lizzy, Stereophonics, ACDC, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, Queen,

17 NOVEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... NATHAN BELL : At The Grapes, Stranraer. Hot Cincinnati 4-piece, The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country

31 AUGUST The Big 'Hing's Summer Love 'Hing: At The Vale Club, Innerleithen. We have the return of 'Hing favourites GECKOHEAD - A warm welcome to the amazing THE 62 - Our superb trio NOBLE MISCHIEF - Frank Usher and Seoras Ashby with another incredible set as as "HUSH HUSH" - Rounded off with the 'Hings house band THE DERIVATIVES. The Big 'Hing is a night of great live music, a collaboration of great bands. Watch out for a 'Big Hing arriving at a venue near you in Peeblesshire soon! www.facebook.com/thebighing www.facebook.com/geckoheadband 11 SEPTEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... 3hattrio : At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. They took Celtic Connections by storm and triumphed too at Denmark's big Tønder Festival. Then, 3hattrio ended 2018 on a high after being voted runnerup in the Best Band of The Year category of the annual Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK. With banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the extraordinarily evocative music and richlyburnished vocals of this internationally-acclaimed band can raise the hairs on the back of your neck as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah. www.brookfield-knights.com 18 SEPTEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ..... THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND : At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. Arguably the most powerful of the new breed of bands which are steeped in the old-time Appalachian style, these masters of their trade have been described as three of the most accomplished musicians playing on this planet, and that is not overstating the case. John Showman might be better known to most Americana fans as the main vocalist with supertalented alt-country band, New Country Rehab, Chris Coole is a well-established singersongwriter with a considerable pedigree and bassman Max Heineman has earned himself the kind of plaudits normally reserved for those who are much longer in the tooth. www.brookfield-knights.com

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JUNE St Magnus Festival 21-27 June Orkney

Day tickets and those for opening shows, late night activities and community events in Lewis and Harris go on sale next year when the full festival programme is finalised. www.hebceltfest.com

Doune the Rabbit Hole

The magical atmosphere of Orkney at midsummer, its ancient landscape and unique performance settings blend together to create a very special experience for audiences. Performances take place across the Orkney Islands, in venues as diverse as a tall ship, outdoor gardens, a sports centre and the great medieval cathedral of St Magnus in Kirkwall. www.stmagnusfestival.com

Port of Menteith 19-21 July

Doune the Rabbit Hole is an intimate family friendly, dog loving independent music & arts festival located amidst the glorious ancient oak trees of the Cardross Estate in Port of Menteith. See you there! www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk

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XpoNorth Festival

Fringe by the Sea

Inverness 3-4 July

North Berwick 2-11 August

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth, formerly goNORTH, is Scotland’s leading creative industries festival and offers delegates access to an exceptional creative programme. The conference and showcase take place over two vibrant days and nights in the Highland capital. www.xponorth.co.uk

Tickets for our first wave of acts for Fringe By The Sea are now on sale. Check out our website for who’ll be joining us in North Berwick this summer, and scroll right down for the full line-up so far, by date. Follow us on social media for more music, comedy, film, family, literature, conversation, wellbeing & exploration announcements over coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming you harbour-side! www.fringebythesea.com

Tiree Music Festival Tiree 12–14 July

Party at The Palace

TMF is celebrating the fastest ever ticket sales for the annual festival, with 750 early bird tickets selling out in just 52 minutes and all Glamping and Campervan tickets selling out in just 10 minutes, an unprecedented record for the festival that will help mark its 10th edition. 2019 will see the 2000 capacity festival celebrate its 10th birthday and a special year of celebrations will mark the decade, beginning in January with TIREE: A Toast to 10 Years of Tiree Music Festival show at Celtic Connections. This one-off night will be hosted by Tiree natives Skerryvore and Trail West at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket where a number of very special guests alongside brand-new collaborations from musicians who have played the TMF stages over the last 10 years. TMF10’s line-up will also be officially announced in spectacular fashion as part of this celebratory night and remaining tickets will also be released on general sale. www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

Stonehaven Folk Stonehaven 11-14 July

The pretty North East coastal town of Stonehaven comes alive with a vibrant mix of traditional and contemporary “Folk” music and song ….. concerts, ceilidh, sessions, singarounds, workshops, the famous aqua ceilidh and world paper’n’comb championships! www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk

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Hebrides 18-20 July

Linlithgow 10-11 August

This is the sixth outing for the Linlithgow festival and is set to be another highlight in Scotland’s live music calendar. Taking the top spots are The Charlatans and KT Tunstall (Saturday) and Deacon Blue and Wet Wet Wet (Sunday) and the rest of the weekend’s acts are sure to prove a hit with Party at the Palace regulars. It’s only 20 mins from Edinburgh and 35mins from Glasgow, making it one of the most easily accessible music festivals in Scotland. www.partyatthepalace.co.uk

Lindisfarne Festival

Beal Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed 29 August - 1 September An epic 3 day festival on the Northumberland coast, overlooking Holy Isle. Anyone who has been to the Northumberland coast will be well aware of the sheer magnificence of the scenery. Located in a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the UK's voted #1 Holiday Destination, our festival site overlooks the mythical & magical Holy Island of Lindisfarne, boasting breath-taking views stretching from Goswick Sands to the North, to Bamburgh Castle to the South. www.lindisfarnefestival.com

SEPTEMBER Party in the Park Bathgate 1 September

Advance weekend tickets for next year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival, to be held from 18-20 July Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in 2019 Bath2019, are available from the festival website. gate's 'Party in the Park' is a yearly family fo-

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

Linlithgow Folk Festival Linlithgow 11-15 September

Organisers are promising a real "Feast of Folk" at this year’s festival. Planning for the Linlithgow Folk Festival in 2019 is now underway. Our programme is launched annually in July and will be available here at that time. www.linlithgowfolk.com

True North

Aberdeen 19-22 September Aberdeen Performing Arts presents True North, Aberdeen’s festival of music and song, celebrating the North-east's singer songwriter tradition. True North is Aberdeen’s music festival - located at the heart of the city, the festival features the contemporary music industry’s most interesting, relevant and exciting artists. The festival features a series of unique performances in city centre venues, a Fringe programme of intimate gigs across the city, and an opportunity to get up close and personal with festival artists. www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/truenorth

OCTOBER Glasgow Americana Glasgow 2-6 October

Glasgow Americana has lined up gigs featuring overseas and home-based acts for this year’s five-day-long festival. We are delighted to confirm our dates for our 2019 Americana extravaganza. Please watch this space for details on the first acts confirmed for this year. www.glasgowamericana.com

The Cumnock Tryst Cumnock 3-6 October

A music festival under the leadership of Scottish composer, James MacMillan CBE Cumnock, Scotland. The Cumnock Tryst is an annual event with concerts in venues in and around the town. The programme will feature some of the finest, international classical artists, as well as music and musicians from different backgrounds both stylistically and socially. The Cumnock Tryst aims to make its strong commitment to the community at the heart of all its activities, for instance involving young people at school and college, amateur choirs and local bands. www.thecumnocktryst.com

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS Celtic Connections Glasgow 16 January - 2 February

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Musicians from across the globe will take part in over 300 events in venues throughout Glasgow for the largest winter music festival of its kind So why is the UGF so special? Perhaps it’s the and the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music. mix of music old and new, of electric and acousThe 18 days of entertainment will brighten up tic, of steel and nylon, of seasoned performers the dark, wet January nights with a mixture of and those, like the students from the Royal Conconcerts that include a host of one-off musical servatoire of Scotland, just starting out on their collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film careers. Perhaps it’s the location on Loch Broom screenings, theatre productions, ceilidhs, exhibiand the drive up through some of Scotland’s tions, free events and late-night sessions. most spectacular scenery. Perhaps it’s the informal air of the whole weekend: there’s no “us www.celticconnections.com and them”, no VIP area. Everyone mingles, and you’re likely to find yourself sitting beside a guitar legend in the Festival Club – or even jamming with them on one of the trade stands.

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Lindisfarne Festival

Beal Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed 29 August - 1 September

An epic 3 day festival on the Northumberland coast, overlooking Holy Isle. Anyone who has Tenement Trail Festival will move to the East been to the Northumberland coast will be well End of Glasgow in 2019! We are delighted at this aware of the sheer magnificence of the scenery. news, as we breathe fresh energy into #TT19, Located in a recognised Area of Outstanding taking over some of the most iconic and exciting Natural Beauty (AONB), in the UK's voted #1 live music venues in the country including BarHoliday Destination, our festival site overlooks rowland Ballroom, Saint Luke's & The Winged the mythical & magical Holy Island of LindisOx, BAaD with more to be announced. Stay farne, boasting breath-taking views stretching tuned for headliner announcement coming soon. from Goswick Sands to the North, to Bamburgh Early Bird Tickets are on sale now! Castle to the South.

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Perthshire Amber -

The Dougie MacLean Festival Perthshire 1-3 November

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

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SEALL Festival of Small Halls Isle of Skye 22-30 November

The Festival of Small Halls on the Isle of Skye brings music to ten remote village halls around the Island and Lochalsh. The SEALL Festival of Small Halls runs for eight days and includes concerts, cèilidhs and public and music workshops in halls and schools by some of the nation’s finest traditional musicians.

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Edinburgh 31 December

See in the New Year at the world’s best street party as Edinburgh invites the world to share the love, embrace friends – old and new – and celebrate the New Year in the home of Hogmanay. Get 2020 ready now - take advantage of our Early Bird discount with tickets for £20.00 + £1.00 booking (limited availability).

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