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EDINBURGH + Mid - East - West Lothian Send us all your gig dates for Edinburgh and Lothians area. Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 25 JUNE NICKE BORG (BACKYARD BABIES): Bannermans, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Tickets £12, Time 7.30pm. 26 JUNE CAROLINE GILMOUR with MEGAN D: At The Mash House, Edinburgh. In the space of 2 years Caroline has supported Charlotte Church, Eleanor McEvoy, Paper Aeroplanes, Horse and performed in London (Monto Water Rats) and at The Cavern in Liverpool. The Edinburgh based singer has also performed in China, Australia and at Edinburgh's official St Andrew's Day Celebrations in 2013, including a special solo performance via video link up to Dunedin in New Zealand. Caroline releases a new Single, "Paper Planes" on 30 June. Support comes from 18 year old singer Megan D who recently picked up The Forth One to Watch Award. www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic www.carolinegilmour.com BELLA HARDY: At Vodoo Rooms Edinburgh. One of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK and now winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year award, Bella Hardy's captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. With fiddle in hand, she presents folk songs in the best tradition; not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks. www.thevoodoorooms.com www.BellaHardy.com 27 JUNE BOMBSKARE / VICTORIAN TROUT CONSPIRACY / BECKETT : At East Lothian’s Haddington Corn Exchange to launch the reopening of the historic building as a live music venue (in conjunction with Lamp House Music and HCDT) on Friday 27 June at 7pm when regular festival band Bombskare will headline a bill also featuring Victorian Trout Conspiracy and local youth band Beckett. Bombskare fluctuates from a 9 to 11 piece band, with ten due to play on the night. Bombskare are one of Scotland’s most explosive and entertaining live acts. Renowned for their high-energy shows the live band feature smooth three-part harmonies, guitar, keys and brass section, playing a blend of musical styles at a fast-paced ska rhythm that guarantees a full dance-floor, a fun gig and a true party atmosphere. Support will be provided

by the outstanding young ten-piece, Victorian Trout Conspiracy who perform a high-energy cocktail of original urban ghetto funk and local youth band, ‘Beckett’ will open the evening at 7.15pm. Tickets can be bought online via www. elleeventsltd.co.uk and on the door (subject to availability only). The gig is for over 18’s but over 16’s can attend if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are priced £12 and £10 concessions (concessions being under 18 year olds, students, unemployed and retired). There will be a bar available, plus a dry bar for under 18’s. Event page: www.facebook.com/ events/707483172652393 www.facebook.com/beckettband www.facebook.com/victoriantroutconspiracy www.facebook.com/bombskare Soundhouse Benefit Gig …..THE BANJO LOUNGE 4 / BLUEFLINT / DEAN OWENS + FRIENDS / DOLPHIN BOY: At The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh at 8pm (doors open at 7.30), £10. And we are expecting some surprise special guests too. The Soundhouse will be a new stateof-the-art music venue for Edinburgh, offering a fair deal for musicians, and a warm welcome to audiences of all ages. Andy Levy aka Dolphin Boy said: "Grassroots culture is alive in Edinburgh but it is not kicking and we desperately need a venue like the Soundhouse. I fully support the aims and aspirations of the Soundhouse project and would urge anyone who doesn’t want bankers and accountants as the sole arbiters of taste to do the same.” Tickets available via Ticketmaster @ www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.soundhouse.org.uk Moon Hop presents ….. ADAM STAFFORD / RICK REDBEARD / SIOBHAN WILSON: Play The Rowantree for the next edition of Moon Hop on Friday 27 June. Audible enjoyment this month comes from SAY award longlisters Adam Stafford and Rick Redbeard, as well as Siobhan Wilson, fresh from making serious waves at this years Go North Festival and, of course, the Moon Hop DJ’s. With tickets for a mere £2 on the door, Moon Hop mixes performances by some of the UK’s most exciting musicians with sets from the Moon Hop DJ’s and their genre defying record collection, and is fast becoming one the city’s monthly must-attends. http://siobhanwilson.bandcamp.com/ http://adam-stafford.tumblr.com/ www.chemikal.co.uk/artists/rick-redbeard/ FUCK ART LET'S DANCE / BEECHES; Fuck Art Let's Dance formed 2009 in the hanseatic city of Hamburg, Thet take on prolific electronica combined with hefty beats and indie spirit. Cabaret Voltaire 36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh. 7.00pm – 10.00pm. 14plus show. Tickets £6 available fromTicket Web. CARNABY STREET THE CONCERT: Following two fabulous tours of the UK, 'Carnaby Street The Musical' has assembled some of its incredible cast members to perform the great songs from the 60's in full costume for 'One Night in the Marquee', the famous 60's club, birthplace of The

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Who, Manfred Mann, The Moody Blues, and many more. So let's take you back in time.. What if The Beatles, The Who, The Stones, The Kinks and The Searchers all played in the same place? Well they did in the 60's and now they're about to do the same!... Only, this time, all on the same night! 'Carnaby Street - The Concert' features the incredible hits of a decade that brought you the best rock and roll music of all time. Featuring an amazing 6 -piece band, led by an array of fantastic singers, this astonishing night of sixties classics is not to be missed! The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh. Tickets £15 plus 10%bf.

Morningside Young Team are hosting an evening of shoegaze, post-rock and postpunk to mark the release of Wozniak’s new EP, Pikes Peak. www.facebook.com/wozniakofficial

28 JUNE Hit The Road presents ..... INDIGO VELVET, DANCING ON TABLES, CASINO CIRCUS : At The Mash House, Edinburgh. HIT THE ROAD is an exciting new project from the Scottish Music Centre, funded by the Youth Music Initiative. If you're between the age of 14-19, living in Scotland and want to take your music out into the world we can help you. Acts will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before its time to HIT THE ROAD! www.hittheroad.org.uk WOZNIAK/ OUR SMALLEST ADVENTURES/ GLASSBOOKS: At Opium, Edinburgh, £4 on the door, 8pm.

Michael Lambert (Born To Be Wide Director/ artist manager), Tallah Brash (The Electric Circus), Andy Loban (Gerry Loves Records) and Ally Gray (EmuBands). Additional speakers to be announced. Admission to each event is £2 (including lunch) and LINE OF FIRE: Bannermans, Cowgate, tickets must be bought in advance from Edinburgh. Tickets £6, Time 8pm. www.offtherecord.me, or in person from Tickets Scotland (127 Rose St, Edinburgh, THAT FRIDAY FEELING - MUSIC NIGHT: EH2 3DT). Also included in the price is a This Friday we have our brilliant acoustic free release worth £25, via EmuBands duo 'The Midnight Specials' performing covering Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and most some chilled tunes for our diners or anyone other online stores and streaming services. who is in for a quiet drink to kick off the www.offtherecord.me weekend from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. DJ Steve www.facebook.com/OTRScot Craven will be here to play the best tunes to get you on the dance floor and never want 15 JULY to leave it! The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, CAROLINE GILMOUR / SAM BROOKES : Edinburgh. Tickets £3 plus 10%bf. At Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh (Supporting Sam Brookes). In the space of 2 years 29 JUNE Caroline has supported Charlotte Church, Born To Be Wide presents ….. Off The Eleanor McEvoy, Paper Aeroplanes, Horse Record : Featuring workshops for young and performed in London (Monto Water musicians and those interested in working Rats) and at The Cavern in Liverpool. The in the music business, taking place on Edinburgh based singer has also performed Sunday 29 June at the Roxy Assembly, in China, Australia and at Edinburgh's Edinburgh. Off The Record is open to official St Andrew's Day Celebrations in anyone aged between 14-25, with key 2013, including a special solo performance industry figures providing essential advice via video link up to Dunedin in New on subjects including releasing, promotion Zealand. Caroline releases a new Single, and organising/getting gigs. Taking part in "Paper Planes" on 30 June. the Edinburgh event are: Olaf Furniss (Born www.carolinegilmour.com To Be Wide Director/The Scotsman),

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18 JULY THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8.30pm. www.thequeenshall.net 19 JULY IAIN HUNTER: At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8.30pm. www.thequeenshall.net 20 JULY MIKE STERN / BILL EVANS BAND featuring Dennis Chambers and Tom Kennedy : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8pm. www.thequeenshall.net 21 JULY OTIS TAYLOR : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8pm. www.thequeenshall.net 22 JULY KAISER BILL INVENTED JAZZ : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8pm. www.thequeenshall.net 23 JULY

official St Andrew's Day Celebrations in 2013, including a special solo performance via video link up to Dunedin in New Zealand. Caroline releases a new Single, "Paper Planes" on 30 June. www.carolinegilmour.com THE BAD PLUS : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8.30pm. www.thequeenshall.net 27 JULY CHRISTIAN SCOTT QUINTET / FEYA FAKU QUINTET : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8pm. www.thequeenshall.net 31 JULY COLIN CLYNE: At Whistlebinkies, Edinburgh. Folk singer/songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com

be a fusion of song and poetry and for the first time you will hear Valentina reading a selection of poems by laureates from Chile, Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral in translation (with snippets in Spanish). Roberto will also be reading some of Horacio Ferrer’s tango poems. www.vocesdelsur.co.uk

GLASGOW AREA Mid West Coast / Argyll Send us all your gig dates for Glasgow and West Coast area Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 24 JUNE SCARLET SHIFT "SPARKS" Single Launch - Live Music.The Venue, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 7pm. GLASGOW MAKES MUSIC - The Whisky Bar, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 9pm. 26 JUNE

EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Miaoux Miaoux, Turtle, Jonnie Common, Vic 1 AUGUST Galloway DJ set. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal DOUGIE MACLEAN Part of the Edinburgh Underground housed snugly within Festival Fringe 2014. Dougie MacLean is Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter: a 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy national musical treasure who has Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite 24 JULY developed a unique blend of lyrical, rootspub, and central hub, for the East End based songwriting and instrumental Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage LOUISE RUTKOWSKI: Former This Mortal composition. Internationally renowned for for special gigs by established Scottish Coil vocalist Louise Rutkowski presents her his song Caledonia, and for music for the artists, along with a chance to see some of first solo album, “Diary of a Lost Girl”, film Last of the Mohicans, his live our finest and most exciting emerging local accompanied by co-writer/producer and performances are especially intimate. The act. pianist, Irvin Duguid. At The Voodoo Rooms, Queens Hall, Edinburgh. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA. Time: 7.30pm (finish time 10pm). 7 AUGUST PEPPERMINT FICTION / LESS THAN Tickets £12 stbf Tickets Scotland: SOBER / THE TANGUERAYS: King Tut's www.tickets-scotland.com CAROLINE GILMOUR: At Edinburgh Fringe Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, www.facebook.com/LouiseRutkowski Festival, at Jazz Bar. In the space of 2 years Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 Caroline has supported Charlotte Church, 30 Years of Blues N Trouble : At The Eleanor McEvoy, Paper Aeroplanes, Horse TERRY NEASON: CELTIC KISSES, SLAPS Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 and performed in London (Monto Water 'N' TICKLES - Live Music, The Venue, The 9JG. 8pm. Rats) and at The Cavern in Liverpool. The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, www.thequeenshall.net Edinburgh based singer has also performed Glasgow. Time 7pm. in China, Australia and at Edinburgh's 25 JULY official St Andrew's Day Celebrations in 27 JUNE 2013, including a special solo performance MARTIN TAYLOR Great Guitars with via video link up to Dunedin in New STG Presents: The Stripped Sessions CHRISTIAN ESCOUDÉ and ULF Zealand. Caroline releases a new Single, MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY Plus Guests, At WAKENIUS : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk "Paper Planes" on 30 June. Cottiers Theatre, Kelvin Bridge 7:30 pm Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8.30pm. www.carolinegilmour.com Over 18's www.thequeenshall.net www.facebook.com/StgPromotions 21 AUGUST 26 JULY LAURA MCGHEE / BELLE IN THE VALENTINA and VOCES DEL SUR will be MEADOWS / LORI MCTEAR / FIONA CAROLINE GILMOUR: At Leith Theatre, hosting a Latin American Summer Solstice CUTHILL AND STEVIE LAWRENCE: King Edinburgh. In the space of 2 years Caroline Night of Music and Poetry in the tradition of Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, has supported Charlotte Church, Eleanor Chilean Peña at Café Life, Stockbridge, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £11.00. McEvoy, Paper Aeroplanes, Horse and Edinburgh. Valentina and Voces del Sur will performed in London (Monto Water Rats) be playing a vibrant and soul searching set WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS - Live and at The Cavern in Liverpool. The of Latin American Folk songs, with guest Music, The Venue, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top Edinburgh based singer has also performed musician, Edinburgh-based bandoneón of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 7pm. in China, Australia and at Edinburgh's player, Roberto Rabinovich. The night will KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA play Jelly Roll Morton with Evan Christopher, Duke Heitger, Don Vappie : At The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG. 8pm. www.thequeenshall.net

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28 JUNE A BAND CALLED QUINN & JOHN RUSH: At Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ. Doors 7:30pm, Tickets? £9 available via Tickets Scotland. A Band Called Quinn revisit earlier albums & more recent material in a stripped back session at the beautifully converted church which is now Webster's Theatre on Great Western Road. The band have just finished a tour of the critically acclaimed multimedia show Biding Time (remix) & are set to do a three week run of the show at Summerhall at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the prestigious Made In Scotland showcase. Ticket holders for the band's Stripped Session get free entry to the aftershow party at The Record Factory on Byres Road (bar open 'til 2am). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com/shows/ www.abandcalledquinn.com

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Glow Arts Traditional Song Workshop for Families: Two free sessions from 11am -11.45am and 12.30pm - 1.15pm. At the Peoples Palace, Glasgow Green, G40 1AT Join traditional Scots Singer Fiona Hunter for the Glow Arts Traditional Family Song Workshops. Fun for all the family exploring and learning traditional songs. Supported by Enterprise Music Scotland's Trad Arts Small Fund (funds from Creative Scotland). www.glowarts.co.uk STG Presents: The Stripped Sessions A BAND CALLED QUINN plus Special Guest JOHN RUSH At Cottiers Theatre, Kelvin Bridge 7:30 pm Over 18's www.facebook.com/StgPromotions FINDING ALBERT / SENEKA / MARTHA AND THE MOODIES: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 DUMB INSTRUMENT - Live Music, The Venue. The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 7pm. 29 JUNE MÖNGÖL HÖRDE / PALEHORSE: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.50 WEST END FESTIVAL ALL DAYER FEAT. THE VASELINES - Live Music. The Venue, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 4pm.

26 JUNE : CAROLINE GILMOUR with MEGAN D ..... At The Mash House, Edinburgh. In the space of 2 years Caroline has supported Charlotte Church, Eleanor McEvoy, Paper Aeroplanes, Horse and performed in London (Monto Water Rats) and at The Cavern in Liverpool. The Edinburgh based singer has also performed in China, Australia and at Edinburgh's official St Andrew's Day Celebrations in 2013, including a special solo performance via video link up to Dunedin in New Zealand. Caroline releases a new Single, "Paper Planes" on 30 June. Support comes from 18 year old singer Megan D who recently picked up The Forth One to Watch Award. www.facebook.com/MeganDMusic www.carolinegilmour.com

SUNDAY JAZZ - MICHAEL DEANS QUINTET - The Whisky Bar, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time GLASGOW MAKES MUSIC - The Whisky 5pm. Bar, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 9pm. 30 JUNE HEARTBREAK / THIRTYTHREECONNECTION; Box, 431 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Free Entry. Over 18’s. 1 JULY

beguiling, capturing the mood of songs that look back on memories of simpler times and beloved relatives. Her pedigree is impeccable – dad is Hank Williams Jnr with 2 JULY grandfather, Hank Snr – but she’s rightly making a name for herself on the road and The Fallen Angels Club presents: HOLLY in the studio. WILLIAMS plus support - bringing www.ticketweb.co.uk Nashville To Glasgow In July! In St www.fallenangelsclub.com Andrew’s In The Square, Glasgow. Tickets £14/Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151. Beyond and Glow Arts present LEO & Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Holly ANTO at Oran Mor, 7pm, £12 adv. 14+ Williams vocals are warm, yearning and only. Under 16's accompanied by an adult.

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In the Summer of 2013 with The Saw Doctors on a year long sabbatical, two band members and friends, Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite, have put together an acoustic show that will include different takes on well-known Saw Doctors' songs, versions of lesser-known band songs, a few from Anthony's solo-albums and other songs written recently with Tuam songwriter Padraig Stevens. It's all new and fresh and challenging and scary and exciting.

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EAST END SOCIAL: At Platform: El Hombre Trajeado, Ela Orleans, Wolf. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by www.facebook.com/events/616030588467544/ Chemikal Underground housed snugly within www.facebook.com/glowarts Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. LEO & ANTO (THE SAW DOCTORS) - Live www.facebook.com/eastendsocial Music, The Venue, The Venue, Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, Glasgow. Time 7pm. 18 JULY 3 JULY THE BIG SHOOGLE: At Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G11 5PU. The National Trust for Scotland is delighted to team up with The Big Shoogle and Cottiers Theatre and Bar in Glasgow to host its summer ceilidh in aid of conservation work at Ben Lomond. The Big Shoogle are one of Scotland’s most highly acclaimed Ceilidh Rock bands and have a unique approach, mashing up rock and contemporary grooves while still remaining solidly rooted in the Scottish folk music tradition. So, join us for a fun filled evening of dancing and hospitality at this fun-filled extravaganza of traditional Scottish folk music with a twist! Book your tickets now for and join us for a night of great music, great food and great fun – all in the name of conservation! Tickets: £20pp (includes buffet and free entry to a prize draw). Raffle Tickets - £5 on the night to win some fantastic prizes! (Proceeds from ticket and raffle ticket sales will help support conservation work on Ben Lomond). Doors open at 7.30pm and event closes at 11.45pm Tickets via Trust website below … www.nts.org.uk/Site/Fundraising-events/Ceilidh

5 JULY FAT GOTH: At King Tuts in Glasgow. "My favourite rock band on the planet right now" : Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland) www.facebook.com/fatgoth1

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DHM Concerts present ..... SARAH JAROSZ with special guest DECLAN McKAY of The Young Aviators : At Oran Mor in Glasgow, Doors 7pm, 8pm start. £15plus bf from www.ticketweb.co.uk Sarah Jarosz is a 22- year-old, GrammyThe Fallen Angels Club presents: THE nominated singer, songwriter and multiBLUEFIELDS plus support. At Stereo, instrumentalist who hails from just outside Renfield Lane Glasgow - bringing Nashville Austin, TX. A recent graduate from the To Glasgow In July! Tickets £14/Tickets prestigious New England Conservatory, she Scotland 0141 204 5151. Veterans they will release her third album, Build Me Up may be but Warner E. Hodges on lead guitar From Bones, for Sugar Hill Records on and vocals (Jason & The Scorchers), Dan September 24th. Over the past four years, Baird on bass, guitars and vocals (Georgia Jarosz, who musically fits comfortably where Satellites), Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan contemporary folk, Americana and roots Adams and the Cardinals) and Joe Blanton music intersect, has covered a remarkable on lead vocals and guitar (Royal Court of amount of ground thus far. She has toured China) are rightly regarded as a supergroup the United States extensively, as well as in every sense of the word. Southern fried, Canada and the UK, taped Austin City Limits raunchy and rootsy – as highlighted in their and the BBC Series The Transatlantic latest album “Under High Cotton” – The Sessions and appeared on A Prairie Home Bluefields’ tours are never less than Companion. blistering. www.facebook.com/sarahjaroszmusic www.ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com 23 JULY 18 JULY EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Tall Ships, United Fruit. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite pub, and central hub, for the East End Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage for special gigs by established Scottish artists, along with a chance to see some of our finest and most exciting emerging local act. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial

Glow Arts Traditional Song Workshop for Families: Two free sessions from 11am -11.45am and 12.30pm - 1.15pm. At the Peoples Palace, Glasgow Green, G40 1AT Join traditional Scots Singer Fiona Hunter for the Glow Arts Traditional Family Song Workshops. Fun for all the family exploring and learning traditional songs. Supported by Enterprise Music Scotland's Trad Arts Small Fund (funds from Creative Scotland). www.glowarts.co.uk

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Glow Arts Traditional Song Workshop for Families: Two free sessions from 11am -11.45am and 12.30pm - 1.15pm. At the Peoples Palace, Glasgow Green, G40 1AT Join traditional Scots Singer Fiona

EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Penman's Jazzmen. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow

EAST END SOCIAL: At Platform: Neu! Reekie! The Summer Sizzler feat The Pastels, Broken Records, Jock Scot, Jackie Kay, Rachel Maclean, Kevin Williamson, Kevin Pedersen. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial

EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Penman's Jazzmen. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite pub, and central hub, for the East End Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage for special gigs by established Scottish artists, along with a chance to see some of our finest and most exciting emerging local act. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial 25 JULY NICK HARPER: At Milngavie Folk Club, Fraser Centre, Milngavie. To call Nick Harper a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees Nick touring the length and breadth of the UK in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back to Scotland. www.harperspace.com 26 JULY

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 11: glasgow area / mid west / argyll coast LOUISE RUTKOWSKI: Former This Mortal Coil vocalist Louise Rutkowski presents her first solo album, “Diary of a Lost Girl”, accompanied by co-writer/producer and pianist, Irvin Duguid. At CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD. Time: 7.30pm (finish time 10pm). Tickets £12 stbf: www.cca-glasgow.com www.facebook.com/LouiseRutkowski

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COLIN CLYNE: At The Attic (Garage), Glasgow. Folk singer/songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 27 JULY EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Randolph's Leap, State Broadcasters, Skinny Dipper, Kid Canaveral, Meursault, BMX Bandits, Vic Galloway DJ set. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite pub, and central hub, for the East End Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage for special gigs by established Scottish artists, along with a chance to see some of our finest and most exciting emerging local act. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial 5-6 AUGUST EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: The New Mendicants (Norman Blake and Joe Pernice). An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite pub, and central hub, for the East End Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage for special gigs by established Scottish artists, along with a chance to see some of our finest and most exciting emerging local act. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial 8 AUGUST The Fallen Angels Club presents: ROBBIE FULKS @ Admiral Bar, Glasgow. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start No Support Tickets £13/Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151. Robbie Fulks, played the first ever Glasgow Americana Festival, the Chicagobased singer/songwriter has a large following who revel in his country-based music that has many twists and turns. Conventional is not a word associated with Robbie. It is mostly acoustic and leans heavily on a blue-grass, old-time vibe though live, Fulks can veer into all sorts of

27 JUNE : BOMBSKARE / VICTORIAN TROUT CONSPIRACY / BECKETT ..... At East Lothian’s Haddington Corn Exchange to launch the re-opening of the historic building as a live music venue (in conjunction with Lamp House Music and HCDT) on Friday 27 June at 7pm when regular festival band Bombskare will headline a bill also featuring Victorian Trout Conspiracy and local youth band Beckett. Bombskare fluctuates from a 9 to 11 piece band, with ten due to play on the night. Bombskare are one of Scotland’s most explosive and entertaining live acts. Renowned for their high-energy shows the live band feature smooth three-part harmonies, guitar, keys and brass section, playing a blend of musical styles at a fast-paced ska rhythm that guarantees a full dance-floor, a fun gig and a true party atmosphere. Support will be provided by the outstanding young ten-piece, Victorian Trout Conspiracy who perform a high-energy cocktail of original urban ghetto funk and local youth band, ‘Beckett’ will open the evening at 7.15pm. Tickets can be bought online via www. elleeventsltd.co.uk and on the door (subject to availability only). The gig is for over 18’s but over 16’s can attend if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are priced £12 and £10 concessions (concessions being under 18 year olds, students, unemployed and retired). There will be a bar available, plus a dry bar for under 18’s. Event page: www.facebook.com/events/707483172652393 www.facebook.com/beckettband www.facebook.com/victoriantroutconspiracy www.facebook.com/bombskare

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EAST END SOCIAL: At Rutherglen Town Hall: RM Hubbert, Richard Dawson. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial

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EAST END SOCIAL: At Bowler's Bar: Withered Hand, Justin Currie. An ambitious and eclectic new music project by Chemikal Underground housed snugly within Glasgow’s East End. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Bridgeton's cosy Bowler's Bar has fast become a favourite pub, and central hub, for the East End Social, offering a laid-back, intimate stage for special gigs by established Scottish artists, along with a chance to see some of our finest and most exciting emerging local act. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial

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9 AUGUST GIA VALENTINA, PRONTO MAMA and THE VELVETEEN SAINTS: An all-day gig at the Eagle Inn in Coatbridge. www.facebook.com/eagleinn.coatbridge

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page 13: glasgow area / mid west / dundee / fife GIRL BAND with SLINT : At The or email mhairijames@nrscot.org.uk Arches. On top of recently announced UK www.nordoffrobbinsscotland.org.uk and European dates including support slots with Metz, Girl Band announce a Glasgow live appearance in support of Slint. www.facebook.com/girlband 30-31 AUGUST EAST END SOCIAL ….. Richmond Park : The Last Big Weekend featuring Mogwai, Hudson Mohawke, more TBC. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. www.facebook.com/eastendsocial 3 OCTOBER Glasgow Americana presents: MARY GAUTHIER & BEN GLOVER @ St Andrew's In The Square Glasgow. Tickets £15 from 0141 204 5151. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start. The lady from Louisiana, Mary Gauthier will appear at this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival. The hugely popular and gloriously talented singer/ songwriter headlined the first ever Festival back in 2007. For this show, she will supported by Ben Glover who won many admirers during his performance at Glasgow Americana last year at the Gram Parsons’ tribute night. www.ticketweb.co.uk www.glasgowamericana.com

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STIRLING’S – BIG WEEKEND ….. A Weekend of Live Music in The Heart of Scotland: To celebrate Stirling 2014 the Tolbooth and Albert Halls have put together a Big Weekend of live music and entertainment. The Bruce is a specially commissioned piece by renowned piper and composer, Allan MacDonald, to produce a musical commemoration of the 700th anniversary of The Battle of Bannockburn. Hamish Stewart of the Average White Band brings his distinctive song-writing and guitar playing to the weekend. The Springsteen Sessions pay tribute to The Boss in enthralling style 23 OCTOBER and the formidable Fiddlers Bid will sweep you away with their beautiful music. Finally, Scotland's leading jazz The Fallen Angels Club presents: RED MOLLY @ CCA, Glasgow. 7.30 p.m. musician Laura MacDonald showcases her melodic folk style. For Tickets / Info £13.00 www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth www.ticketweb.co.uk www.fallenangelsclub.com

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DAVE ARCARI : Dave returns to The Fallen Angels Club presents: ZOE Buskers, Dundee to headline a special MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS + show as part of Almost Blue – the street festival that is filling the void left by the support @ CCA, Glasgow 7.30 p.m. cancellation of this year’s Dundee Blues £13.00 Bonanza. Support comes from local acts www.ticketweb.co.uk ED SINGS (Ed Muirhead), NO EGOS, www.fallenangelsclub.com SHOOGAR and SIN CITY BLUES. Arcari has shared the stage with major artists 15 NOVEMBER including country/Americana legend DAVE ARCARI: At Stripped Sessions @ Steve Earle, the mighty Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and veteran Cottiers Kelvingrove, Glasgow. SLIDE blues-rocker Robin Trower. guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt. www.davearcari.com blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do 28 JUNE pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via eight internationallyMusic at the Mill with URANG acclaimed solo CD releases. MATANG: At Barry Mill, Barry Village, www.davearcari.com Carnoustie, DD7 7RJ. A great evening of music for all the family! Bring your 29 NOVEMBER picnics, BBQs and dance the night away in the beautiful surroundings of Barry Scottish Music Awards 2014 : The Mill. Lots of fantastic performers with the Scottish Music Awards are back on Saturday 29 November at Glasgow’s Old amazing Urang Matang topping the bill! Local Real Ales will be served. All Fruitmarket. Last year’s event raised proceeds donated to the Mill. (Gates over £145,000 for the charity Nordoff 5pm) starts: 5.30pm - 10pm. Robbins Scotland and awarded Admission: £6 adults, £3 under 16s prestigious Tartan Clefs to Admiral www.facebook.com/urang.matang Fallow, Camera Obscura, Twin Atlantic, www.facebook.com/FriendsBarryMill Nina Nesbitt, Mogwai and Shirley Manson. To secure your place at the star 29 JUNE studded ceremony, call 0141 572 7079

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 15: dundee / fife / perth / stirling / falkirk Hit The Road presents ..... INDIGO VELVET, DANCING ON TABLES, CASINO CIRCUS : At PJ Molloy's, Dunfermline. HIT THE ROAD is an exciting new project from the Scottish Music Centre, funded by the Youth Music Initiative. If you're between the age of 14-19, living in Scotland and want to take your music out into the world we can help you. Acts will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before its time to HIT THE ROAD! www.hittheroad.org.uk 6 JULY Fife Jazz Club presents ….. DIAS BRAZIL: A foot-stomping funky take on classic Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Dias combine Latin American folk talents with a tight Scottish rhythm section to produce an exciting blend, full of dance, groove and ambient sounds at Woodside Hotel, 78 High Street, Aberdour, Fife KY3 0SW, from 2pm, phone 01592 750625 for tickets, £8. www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub 21 JULY ANDY ABRAHAM'S SOUL BAND: Come and be swept away by the smooth, swinging vocals of the UK's most loved soul artist. The most refreshing voice on the current soul scene, Andy Abraham is a talent that takes you back to the golden years of music, yet bringing his own contemporary twist to classic songs. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time, 7.30pm, Tickets £17.50/ £15.50 + £1 online b/f. 27 JUNE

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treatment as the band dances along the borders between Celtic heritage and FIDDLER'S BID & FRIEND: A very special contemporary sound. Most recently, the evening of the finest traditional music, band are delighted to have been voted the featuring the leading exponent of Shetland’s 'BEST GROUP 2014' in the publicly voted rich fiddle tradition, Fiddler’s Bid. There are Spiralearth awards. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, a total of seven formidable musicians on Stirling. Time 8pm. Tickets £13/£11 + £1 stage in the Bid, including four fiddlers who online b/f seem to be linked by musical telepathy, a strong rhythm section of guitar and bass 19 JULY and the flawless touch of Catriona McKay on harp and piano. They effortlessly blend the NYJOS THE MAGIC OF BRECKER; NYJOS, tradition of Shetland with wider musical directed by Malcolm Edmonstone and influences, reels, jigs and polkas, are all Andrew Bain, and featuring soloist Gordon delivered with amazing power and dexterity, McNeil on saxophone, will recreate the while their beautifully measured waltzes and magic of Brecker, from moving ballads to slow airs never fail to delight. The Albert upbeat fusion. The groundbreaking Halls,Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time repertoire will offer performers and 7.30pm. Tickets, £17/£16/£14 + £1 online audiences alike an insight into one of the b/f true greats of the jazz world. Widely considered as one of the most influential tenor saxophonists of all time, multi 30 JUNE Grammy award winner Michael Brecker has inspired jazz musicians in a way like few LAURA MACDONALD: Alto and soprano others. Since early beginnings in a musical saxophonist Laura Macdonald is one of home, Brecker went on to enjoy an Scotland’s leading jazz musicians and has a illustrious international career as a soloist, fast developing international reputation as a sideman and composer. His innovative and performer, composer and recording artist. evolutionary style covered a wide range of She is also an outstanding educator, which genres, including jazz, R&B, funk, rock and currently includes expertly leading the pop, and led him to form numerous regular Tolbooth jazz workshops. 20 for 14 partnerships with many world-renowned is a 90 minute world premier of an musicians. International Sextet featuring musicians Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 8pm, from the Commonwealth inspired by Tickets £10/£6/Under 16 £3 + £1 online b/f traditional folk melodies of Commonwealth Countries. Part of the Glasgow 2014 25 JULY Cultural Programme. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 8pm. Tickets £10/£5/FREE COLIN CLYNE: At Buskers in Dundee. Folk under 16yrs singer/songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned 11 JULY

DAVE ARCARI: At Buskers, Dundee. SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt. blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via eight internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases. www.davearcari.com

HM Frigate Unicorn Jazz & Blues for 2014: With DICK LEE’S SWINGTET. Dick Lee’s Swingtet features the music of Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt and Glenn Miller starring JAZZ Vocalist of the Year Alison Affleck and her tributes to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne. On board HM Frigate Unicorn which is berthed HAMISH STUART: We can scarcely believe in Dundee’s Victoria Dock, right next to the Tay Road Bridge. it ourselves that tonight in concert is the www.frigateunicorn.org/events/jazz-bluesman who, with the Average White Band, 2014 wrote 'Pick up the Pieces'...Since he first rocketed to fame in the 1970s as the JAMIE SMITH'S MABON support from falsetto voice and rhythm guitarist for Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail Band; The Scotland's own AWB , Glasgow native mighty Jamie Smith's MABON , the Hamish Stuart has written for and performed with some of the biggest names International, award winning, Welsh based band are Britain’s finest original InterCeltic in the music industry. music performers, travelling beyond borders Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan, George to explore the forms and styles of the Celtic Benson and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists who have relied upon Stuart's traditions and work them anew. Combining traditional instruments and a modern soulful vocal talent and musical versatility. rhythm section, the band perform Stuart's latest project, The Hamish Stuart outstanding original compositions - both Band, has once again earned him rave instrumental and vocal – written and reviews from critics and fans alike. Thirty composed by acclaimed accordionist Jamie. years after he first appeared on the scene The energetic sound of jigs and reels; or a Hamish Stuart is still at the forefront of modern R&B. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. graceful mazurka, an ecstatic muiñera; a Time 8pm. Tickets £20/£18.50 + £1 online haunting Welsh-language love-song or a driving, sing-along, fantasy epic – all are b/f given the same refreshing, creative

the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 4 AUGUST Two of Scotland's most outstanding vocalists ALI AFFLECK with the COPPER CATS & MARTY WAUGH with THE EUAN STEVENSON TRIO. At AVD Festival Marquee, Silver Sands, Aberdour, 8pm. Tickets online www.wegottickets.com/aberdourfestival 10 AUGUST Fife Jazz Club presents ….. An Aberdour Festival Fringe Event with the LORNA REID TRIO. Outstanding vocalist brings laid back jazz standards for a mellow afternoon. Tickets £8 including a cream tea (booking essential to account for catering). www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub

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Fife Jazz Club presents ….. MELISSA WESTERN & Friends. Australian vocalist accompanied by a fine trio of Scottish musicians led by pianist, Campbell Normand at Woodside Hotel, 78 High Street, Aberdour, Fife KY3 0SW, from 2pm, phone 01592 750625 for tickets, £8. www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub 4 SEPTEMBER PHIL & ALY Spring Tour: At Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth. PH1 5HZ. 7:30pm. 0173 862 1031. In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, “The Boys of The Lough” and “Silly Wizard”, came together to work on a television series. You could say “the rest is history”. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. 25 years on, they are filling not only small village halls, but all of our major performance venues. www.horesecross.co.uk http://philandaly.com/ 14 SEPTEMBER Fife Jazz Club presents ….. A Jazz Jamboree Celebrating Fife Jazz Club 6th Anniversary, phone 01592 750625 for tickets (£8 or £20 for all three events): Albert Hotel, 25 Main Street, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JG from 2pm Trad Jazz with HIGH SOCIETY JAZZ BAND. Ferrybridge Hotel, 1 Main Street, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JG, from 4.30pm vocal Jazz with LIZ DICKS, TINA HAHN & Friends. North Queensferry Community Centre, Brock Street, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JD, from 7.30pm. Big Band Swing with INVERKEITHING COMMUNITY BIG BAND www.facebook.com/groups/fifejazzclub OCTOBER-NOVEMBER DOUGIE MACLEAN (24 Oct-2 Nov) Perthshire Amber Festival - The Dougie MacLean Festival; Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter: a national musical treasure who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, rootsbased songwriting and instrumental composition. Internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, and for music for the film Last of the Mohicans, his live performances are especially intimate. Venues and artists to be announced May 8th 2014, Tickets on sale May 13th at 4pm (UK time) www.perthshireamber.com 28 NOVEMBER DAVE ARCARI: At Backstage @ The Green Hotel, Kinross. SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via eight internationallyacclaimed solo CD releases.

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Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 27 JULY

COLIN CLYNE: At Party in the Park, Stonehaven. Folk singer/songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at Hit The Road presents ..... INDIGO VELVET, DANCING ON TABLES, CASINO the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single CIRCUS : At Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. HIT 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the THE ROAD is an exciting new project from album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 the Scottish Music Centre, funded by the Youth Music Initiative. If you're between the July. Being released though Colin's age of 14-19, living in Scotland and want to hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from take your music out into the world we can working on a ship with long stints at sea, help you. Acts will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before its which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat time to HIT THE ROAD! tracks with a hint of Americana from his www.hittheroad.org.uk time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 18 JULY 27 JUNE

Almost Blue Promotions present RED DIRT SKINNERS: At The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, AB25 1BU Aberdeen. Tickets £8 adv / £10 on the door from www.seetickets. com The Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards (Runner up Best Instrumentalist) and also the British Country Music Awards (Finalist Best New Act and People's Choice). Husband and wife duo and Rob and Sarah Skinner have brought out their third album, Sinking The Mary Rose, which is going down a storm with audiences and press alike, and selling fast. www.almostbluepromotions.com www.facebook.com/AlmostBluePromotions COLIN CLYNE: At Stonehaven, Ma Simpsons (In Store) 4pm. Folk singer/ songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 19 JULY COLIN CLYNE: At Aberdeen, iiMusic (In Store) 2.30pm followed by Album Launch @ Captain Toms Studios. Folk singer/ songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music

1 AUGUST COLIN CLYNE: At Burgh Hall, Inverbervie. Folk singer/songwriter Colin Clyne was crowned the 'Best Acoustic Act' at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 and is now releasing his new single 'Merry Go Round' on 30 June from the album 'The Never Ending Pageant' out 21 July. Being released though Colin's hometown of Aberdeen’s label Fat Hippy Records, he's come quite a way from working on a ship with long stints at sea, which he used as good song writing inspiration! The album is filled with upbeat tracks with a hint of Americana from his time spent there during his work. www.colinclyne.com 6 AUGUST DOUGIE MACLEAN Part of the Aboyne & Deeside Festival 2014. Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter: a national musical treasure who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, rootsbased songwriting and instrumental composition. Internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, and for music for the film Last of the Mohicans, his live performances are especially intimate. Deeside Theatre, Aboyne

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25 JUNE SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA makes its popular annual visit to the Pavilion. The programme will be: Schubert Symphony No. 2, Mozart Flute Concerto in D Major, Haydn Symphony 194 (“London”) and Mendelssohn Scherzo from his Octet. Conductor Richard Egarr, soloist the SCO’s own brilliant Principal Flute Alison Mitchell. Strathpeffer Pavilion, The Square, Strathpeffer. Time 8pm. Tickets £15 / £13 / £5 now on sale from the Pavilion 01997 420124 and June’s Dingwall www.sco.org.uk www.intermusica.co.uk/egarr 5 JULY Caithness Gigs presents ..... HELLS BELLS: At Assembly Rooms, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, KW1 5AB. £14.00 / Over 18s Only. Tickets / Info @ www.caithnessgigs.com/whats-on/ 15 JULY Medicine Music presents: SOPHIE BANCROFT & TOM LYNE at Argyll Hotel, Ullapool 9pm. Entry By donation (suggested

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PHIL & ALY Spring Tour: At Universal Hall At Findhorn Foundation Community, The 16 JULY Park, Findhorn. IV36 3TZ. 8pm 0130 969 Medicine Music presents: SOPHIE 1170. In 1988, two members from two of BANCROFT & TOM LYNE (Supp. The Slim Scotland’s leading bands, “The Boys of The Panatellas) at IG:Lu Art gallery, 19 Church Lough” and “Silly Wizard”, came together to Street, Inverness 7.30 pm. Tickets £8 work on a television series. You could say www.medicinemusic.co.uk “the rest is history”. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together 24 JULY so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. 25 years on, they are filling NICK HARPER: At Madhatters (at not only small village halls, but all of our Hootananny Inverness). To call Nick Harper major performance venues. a superlative singer/songwriter could put his www.findhorn.org highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and http://philandaly.com/ to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate 20 SEPTEMBER songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with Caithness Gigs presents ..... VIGO this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, THIEVES: At Blackstairs Lounge, 20 showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees Breadalbane Terrace, Wick, Caithness, Nick touring the length and breadth of the Highlands, KW1 5AQ. £7.00 / Over 18s UK in support of his 8th studio album Only. Tickets / Info: 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary www.caithnessgigs.com/whats-on/ producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back 21 SEPTEMBER to Scotland. Caithness Gigs presents ..... VIGO www.harperspace.com THIEVES: At Assembly Rooms, Sinclair

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WEST COAST ISLANDS / SHETLAND / ORKNEY Send us all your gig dates for all of the Scottish islands Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 16-19 JULY ADAM HOLMES and the EMBERS: At Hebridean Celtic Festival. One of the brightest rising stars on today’s Scottish music scene and long-listed for a 2014 Scottish Album of the Year 'SAY' Award, the 23-year-old is a singer and songwriter of rare and timeless potency, drawing on influences from either side of the Atlantic. www.adamholmesandtheembers.com 18 JULY NICK HARPER: At Corrie Hall, Corrie, Isle of Arran. To call Nick Harper a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees Nick touring the length and breadth of the UK in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back to Scotland. www.harperspace.com 19 JULY Transclyde Music presents NICK HARPER at Craigmore Bowling Club, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. To call Nick Harper a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees Nick touring the length and breadth of the UK in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back to Scotland. Transclyde Music promote live music on the Isle of Bute. Tickets from Musicker 01700 502287. www.harperspace.com https://twitter.com/transclydemusic http://transclydemusic.co.uk/

MCQUAID : At St. Paul’s Hall. Sarah will also tutor a DADGAD guitar workshop on the Sunday. Transclyde Music promote live NICK HARPER: At The Old Inn, Carbost, music on the Isle of Bute. Tickets from Isle of Skye (free gig). To call Nick Harper a Musicker 01700 502287. superlative singer/songwriter could put his https://twitter.com/transclydemusic highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate 13 DECEMBER songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with Transclyde Music presents ….. BLUE this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, SWAMP BAND: At Craigmore Bowling Club. showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees Transclyde Music promote live music on the Nick touring the length and breadth of the Isle of Bute. Tickets from Musicker 01700 UK in support of his 8th studio album 502287. 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary https://twitter.com/transclydemusic producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This http://transclydemusic.co.uk/ July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back to Scotland. www.harperspace.com 23 JULY

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The String Jam Club presents ….. EWAN MCLENNAN : At The County Hotel, Market Irvine Folk Club presents: CLAUDE 19 SEPTEMBER Place, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4BZ. Ewan’s BOURBON music is noted for its depth of feeling and www.claudebourbon.org PHIL & ALY Spring Tour: At Kirkcudbright sincerity, something which comes from his www.irvinefolkclub.trad.org.uk Parish Church, St Mary's Street, DG6 4AQ. respect and passion for the music he plays. 7:30pm.. Whether singing haunting traditional 17 JULY In 1988, two members from two of Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful Scotland’s leading bands, “The Boys of The stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan’s NICK HARPER: At Irvine Sports Club. To Lough” and “Silly Wizard”, came together to unique, moving and earthy voice is always call Nick Harper a superlative singer/ work on a television series. You could say compelling. Having performed with and been songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar “the rest is history”. Aly Bain and Phil taught by a number of world-renowned talent in the shade, and to call him a Cunningham enjoyed performing together guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill guitarist's guitarist might slight his so much that they decided to have a small and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is distinctive, soulful voice and passionate tour that year. 25 years on, they are filling recognised as outstanding and forms an songs. For almost 2 decades, he has been not only small village halls, but all of our essential part of his music. Tickets from dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with major performance venues. venue in advance or on door £10 Tel. this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, http://philandaly.com/ 01750 721233 showmanship and sheer bravado. 2014 sees www.vixenrecords.com/sjclub.htm Nick touring the length and breadth of the www.facebook.com/StringJamClub UK in support of his 8th studio album www.facebook.com/EwanMcLennanfolk 'Riven', an epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. This 19 JULY July, we are pleased to welcome Nick back to Scotland. THE SOUTH (featuring members of The www.harperspace.com & Berwick + 1 hour over the border Beautiful South): At Galashiels Volunteer Hall in the Scottish Borders. Ex members of 23 JULY Send us all your gig dates for The Beautiful South, Dave Hemingway and Scottish Borders and Alison Wheeler will be singing many of those Irvine Folk Club presents: JINSKI Northumberland areas hits including A Little Time, Don't Marry Her, www.jinski.com Rotterdam, Good as Gold, Perfect 10 and Email them to Carol www.irvinefolkclub.trad.org.uk carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com many more from the back catalogue. This 9 piece band will also be performing several 26 JULY songs from their wonderfully received debut album as The South, Sweet Refrains. Tickets NICK HARPER: At Wickerman Festival, 27 JUNE on 01750 725480 or

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JUNE

Fèis an Eilein/ The Skye Festival

Glasgow West End Festival

Isle of Skye July-August

Glasgow 6-29 June

Nine weeks of music, theatre, ceilidhs and activities in the Sleat peninsula, South Skye starts on 1 July. It includes the world premiere of Over 100 Glasgow-based organisations, arts 'Aiseag' by Mary Ann Kennedy and Scott Armgroups and local and international artists deliver strong, a PRS Biennial Commission for the Cula mixture of activities and projects, overseen by tural Programme of the Commonwealth Games a small festival team. The WEF brings all of inspired by the small ferries of the west coast. these activities together in the festival proWe also have some great musicians playing ingramme and includes events, exhibitions, percluding Christine Primrose, Fergie MadDonald, formances, talks, tours, workshops and screenAddie Harper, Alasdair Fraser, bands Rant and ings, and many are free of charge to allow acCherrygrove. cessibility. The WEF’s ethos is to include participants and venues that can complement the alwww.seall.co.uk ready diverse programme.

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. Get your tickets quickly at www.hebceltfest.com/booking www.hebceltfest.com

Tiree Music Festival Isle of Tiree 18-20 July

Tiree Music Festival (TMF) was formed in 2010 when Tiree musician Daniel Gillespie (Skerryvore) 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 festiWizard Festival www.westendfestival.co.uk val – it is an island adventure. From the stunAberdeenshire ning sail or flight to the island of Tiree, camping 2014 (July tbc) next to the white sands of Crossapol Bay or Glasgow Jazz Festival surfing at Balevullin beach, TMF is an experience Glasgow Organisers are waiting for decisions on funding very few festivals in the world could compete 25–29 June for Wizard before they can confirm the 2014 with. Get your tickets quick, the early birds sold dates - but were looking at July. Stay up-to-date out in hours Welcome to the 2014 Glasgow International Jazz via facebook and twitter links. http://tireemusicfestival.co.uk/ticket-prices Festival, this is the 28th year of the Festival, and once again we hope that this year’s line up ofwww.facebook.com/wizardfestival www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk fers something for everyone! The first headliners https://twitter.com/wizardfestival include Courtney Pine’s acclaimed House of LegLost Map’s Howlin’ Fling ends, Martin Taylor, Neil Cowley Trio featuring Newton Stewart Traditional tracks from their latest album, Jazz Jamaica, Eigg Jacqui Dankworth & Todd Gordon. 18-20 July & Acoustic Music Festival Newton Stewart www.jazzfest.co.uk Lost Map would like to invite you to a special 4-5 July lost weekend of music, fun and adventure on the Traditional and acoustic music festival in the pic- Hebridean isle of Eigg. Prepare yourself for three Isle of Arran Distillers turesque market town of Newton Stewart, Dum- days of the best sounds from Scotland and beMalt and Music Festival yond, surrounded by the country’s most wonfries and Galloway, in South West Scotland. Arran drous sights - brought to you by the organisers Ross Couper & Tom Oakes, Siobhan Miller & 28 June Aaron Jones, Wendy Stewart, Aaron Jones & Na- of Home Game and Away Game, and made possible with support from Homecoming Scotland thon Jones, Zoë Bestel and Jonathan HenderTaking place over the last weekend in June, 2014. son...workshops, sessions...we look forward to Scotland in Miniature, as Arran is affectionately seeing you there. More details to follow... known, will come alive to the sound of bands http://lostmap.com/ from Arran and the mainland, all enjoyed with a www.facebook.com/TradMusicFestival dram of the distillery’s finest single malt. Of Edinburgh International course, the music will also play a major part of Black Isle Fiddle Festival Jazz & Blues Festival the day and we will be hosting some brilliant bands from Arran and the mainland. Tickets are Cromarty Edinburgh 4-6 July £5 which includes entrance, spey dram glass, 18-27 July dram token and opportunity to take a guided Do you want to learn from some of the finest tour and enjoy the day's festivities. Now the biggest jazz and blues festival in Scotfiddle players in Scotland in a unique Highland land, the programme ranges from star names to setting? Join us in Cromarty in July for the Black new Scottish-based players, and from trad to www.arranwhisky.com Isle Fiddle Weekend. Intensive tuition in a small the avant garde. New for 2014 - We've got Van class setting, top-notch concerts, informal sesMorrison, Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues OrBannockburn Live sions and of course, great Highland hospitality! chestra with special guest Mel C, Mike Stern/Bill Stirling The Black Isle Fiddle Weekend takes place in the Evans Superband; a tribute to Oscar Peterson; 28-29 June beautiful, historic village of Cromarty,at the Old Bill Wyman Rhythm Kings plus Maggie Bell & Brewery – an intimate and homely learning envi- Friends; Chris Barber Band; The Bad Plus; ChrisA two day feast of music, culture, ancestry, food ronment. tian Scott and drink and battle performances. As part of the Bannockburn Live weekend there is a plethora of home grown talent performing, including Dougie MacLean, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Rachel Sermanni and many more. This Homecoming Scotland 2014 signature event will immerse you in Scotland’s history and culture, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and celebrating the best of Scottish traditional and contemporary music, food and drink and more. www.bannockburnlive.com

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The Wickerman Festival

Fife 11-13 July What more can we say! Scotland’s most widely known and respected festival, which always attracts the biggest names. Check out if tickets are still available at www.tinthepark.com/tickets www.tinthepark.com

Hebridean Celtic Festival Hebrides 16-19 July

Dumfries & Galloway 25-26 July Scotland's alternative music festival in Dumfries & Galloway offers a unique and eclectic celebration of cult musical genres and cult cinema with a relaxed, laidback family-friendly atmosphere, aimed at the more discerning contemporary music fan. All the action climaxes with the burning of a giant traditional willow and straw effigy. www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash have been announced as headliners for this year’s Southern Fried Festival. Other acts confirmed for Scotland’s seventh annual festival of American Roots music in Perth Concert Hall and other city centre venues include John Fullbright, Marc Ford and Cedric Watson with more to be announced. As always, there will be the usual smattering of smaller gigs in city centre venues, a Sunday Brunch, support gigs and open mics all fuelled by the famous Southern Fried soul food and served up with a warm slice of Scottish hospitality. www.southernfriedfestival.co.uk

AUGUST

Stranraer Park Fest Stranraer 22-23 August

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What is the Park Fest? A music festival, a large marquee which is ticketed, a licensed bar and live music all day!! Nowhere else could you get so much great live music for so little a cost, in fact if you buy your ticket before hand it is less than £2 per band!! In the last 4 years our wee festival has got better and better, putting our lifeboat and Stranraer on the map. A Music Festival with loads of fun and family appeal

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Doune The Rabbit Hole Cardross, nr Stirling 22-24 August

Prestfest

A small family-friendly festival with a twist! Doune The Rabbit Hole presents music, comedy, art, spoken word, drama, puppetry and much more! Events across Scotland throughout the PRESTFEST the Prestwick Community Music Fes- year culminating in a 3 day multi arts festival... tival is run by enlisting financial support from lo- it's time to go Doune The Rabbit Hole!! We make cal pubs, cafes, restaurants,,hotels,shops and people happy through music, art, cake and loads other business services throughout the town. All of other stuff! After we've done that we teach types of music at various venues throughout the people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to how to town. do creative things, like play instruments, write poetry and paint. www.prestfest.co.uk www.dounetherabbithole.co.uk Prestwick 1-3 August

Magners Summer Nights Glasgow 7-10 + 14-16 August

A music festival featuring high-profile acts is to be held over two weekends at the newlyrefurbished £2m bandstand in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park. Teenage Fanclub, Squeeze, Alison Moyet, The Waterboys, Capercaillie and Steve Earle will perform at Magners Summer Nights. www.facebook.com/ MagnersSummerNights

Tartan Heart ‘Belladrum’ Festival

workshops, come-and-try classes, storytelling, pub sessions, and a wide range of family entertainment. Organised by Haddington Pipe Band in association with the Waterloo Bistro, Trad on the Tyne is now in its fourth year.

The Buffet 2014: The Shetland Rock Festival Shetland 22-24 August

Pioneered by local musician Mairearad Green, with fantastic music and the most beautiful festival setting, this year’s Summer Isles Festival in Achiltibuie, which is under an hour from Ullapool, promises to be the best yet. The varied line up for 2014 includes new electro/techno band, Halcyon, featuring John Somerville, Barry Reid and Adam Sutherland; best known as members of lively supergroup Treacherous Orchestra. The boys pack a big punch with a mix of Electro/ Techno/Big beat sounds alongside live instrumentation, vocal samples and bundles of raw energy. www.summerislesfestival.com

Electric Fields Drumlanrig Castle 30 August A brand new festival nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle, south west Scotland. Fatherson headlining. Organisers have worked tirelessly to put together a formidable line-up of musical talent at a ticket price that’s kind on the music-loving pocket. Organisers believe Electric Fields will be a hugely significant event both for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish music calendar. www.facebook.com/electricfieldsfestival

Two big full on jam-packed shows, one night and one day & night of rock and metal celebrating Shetland's finest and most original acts that make up the burgeoning Shetland metal scene. The line-up also includes seven bands from the mainland that will compliment the local acts and also some of these bands have already played in Shetland or toured with Shetland bands. There will be twenty bands playing over the two dates accompanied by local drum & DJ act, Lyall Vs Murray and MC'd by the hosts of the local Heavy Metal podcast 'The Heavy Metal Buffet'.

SEPTEMBER Nairn Book and Arts Festival Nairn 2-7 September

A unique celebration of literature, drama, music and art in the Highlands of Scotland. We’re really Beauly proud of our Festival Programme this year; with 8-9 August more variety than ever, we’re sure you and your family will love it. There will be music for all Get yourself a ticket to Scotland’s all ages wacki- www.heavymetalbuffet.co.uk tastes, from the inimitable jazz violinist Tim est festival of music and performing arts. Bella is Kliphuis to the Scottish Tango Ensemble, and back in its beautiful Highland setting with all the Trad on the Tyne some of the country’s best Scottish traditional crazy variety that makes it Scotland’s premier Haddington musicians, including the Occasionals, Highland boutique festival. ''Belladrum - quite simply, it’s 29-31 August Connection and Mike Vass, join us for a special what everyday life should be like, if only everycharity concert in memory of talented fiddler Ian day life didn't get in the way.'' - Clare DamdoThe outstanding Karine Polwart and Blazin’ FidHardie. We’d love you to join us for our first ever aran, eFestivals dles will be topping the bill at this year’s Trad on large scale singing event, Four Seasons of the Tyne festival in Haddington. Other headline Song – no previous choir experience necessary, www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk acts will include the Friel Sisters, the Victorian just join in and sing! Trout Conspiracy, and local singer/songwriter Alex Hodgson, while the programme will again https://nairnfestival.co.uk/ Stowed Out Festival feature massed pipes and drums, Open Stage, Stow 16 August

Stowed Out is ran by Sound Out are a not for profit organisation formed in 2009 by an eclectic group of musicians and music fans in the village of Stow in the Scottish Borders. Over the years Sound Out has grown and now hosts a range vibrant music and arts events where there is always a strong emphasis on en-

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