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Highlands + Islands Ayrshire Dumfriesshire South West

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

Michelle McManus: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. A selection of music. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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

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

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Oran Na Mna: 8pm on BBC ALBA. Mary Smith explores the themes of love and loss through Gaelic poetry and song. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Feis na Mara: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring KATHLEEN MacINNES, DONALD MacDONALD & THE ISLANDS and MANRAN. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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

Perthshire Amber: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring the MACLEAN PROJECT recorded at Perth Concert Hall. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Perthshire Amber: 11.15pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring the MACLEAN PROJECT recorded at Perth Concert Hall. www.bbcalba.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH

Na Trads - SHOOGLENIFTY: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. SHOOGLENIFTY perform in Inverness at the 2014 Trad Awards, celebrating 25 years as a band. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Natasha Raskin Sharp: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An eclectic mix of music. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

A gu U, An Cuala Tu?: 9pm on BBC ALBA. An alphabetical trip through the BBC's song archive in the company of Mary Anne Kennedy. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Vic Galloway: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Nicola Meighan sits in with some new music under the micrscope. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Aberdeen + North East

PISTOLS at Belladrum 2017. www.bbcalba.co.uk

The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. RACHEL NEWTON and BROKEN RECORDS are Roddy Hart's guests. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Belladrum: 9.45pm on BBC ALBA. THE DUB

Belladrum: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. RACHEL SERMANNI performs an acoustic set at Belladrum 2016. www.bbcalba.co.uk SATURDAY 17 MARCH Take the Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary Innes with the very best in traditional music and song. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland World Pipe Band Championships: 9pm on BBC ALBA. Catriona MacNeil presents performances from the World Pipe Band Championships 2015. www.bbcalba.co.uk Pipeline: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary West with pipe music and news. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Billy Sloan: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. A selection of hot new releases plus rock and pop music from Scotland and beyond. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Hebridean Celtic Festival: 10.45pm on BBC ALBA. PADDY CALLAGHAN performs on the Islands Stage at HebCelt 2013. www.bbcalba.co.uk SUNDAY 18 MARCH Take the Floor: 5pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary Innes with the very best in traditional music

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Scotland. Janice Forsyth tunes into what is happening in music, arts and culture from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

The Jazz House: 7.05pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen Duffy delves into the last 10 years of jazz on BBC Radio Scotland. Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan with the www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Classics Unwrapped: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Jamie MacDougal presents the Na Trads - LORI WATSON: 7.25pm on best in classical music. BBC ALBA. LORI WATSON performs at the www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland 2017 Trads. www.bbcalba.co.uk World Pipe Band Championships: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Catriona MacNeil presents Vic Galloway: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. performances from the World Pipe Band Classic tracks, new tunes and news about Championships 2015. this year's Electric Fields. www.bbcalba.co.uk 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 Perthshire Amber: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring DOUGIE MacLEAN recorded at Blair Castle. www.bbcalba.co.uk MONDAY 19 MARCH The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio

Cuirm @ Celtic: 10pm on BBC ALBA. JULIE FOWLIS highlights from Celtic Connections 2014. www.bbcalba.co.uk

TUESDAY 20 MARCH The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Janice Forsyth tunes 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 the essential songs. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Na Trads - LORI WATSON: 7.30pm on BBC ALBA. LORI WATSON performs at the 2017 Trads. www.bbcalba.co.uk RONA: 9pm on BBC ALBA. Music documentary about RONA LIGHTFOOT www.bbcalba.co.uk

Another Country with Ricky Ross: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky introduces Iain Anderson: 11pm on BBC Radio new and classic Americana and Alternative Scotland. End the day in the company of the Country. songwriting masters of country, folk, blues www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland and soul. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Ar Duain: 11pm on BBC ALBA. Mary Anne Kennedy with minority-language music, Fonn Fonn Fonn: 11.30pm on BBC ALBA. including a performance by CEITLIN An off-beat music quiz show.. SMITH. www.bbcalba.co.uk www.bbcalba.co.uk

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Roddy Hart: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy shines a spotlight on great songwriting, both contemporary and classic. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH The Afternoon Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Grant Stott tunes into what is happening in music, arts and culture from across Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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

HELPING SCOTTISH BASED MUSICIANS PROMOTE LONDON GIGS

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 Vic Galloway: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Classic tracks, new tunes and news about this year's Electric Fields.. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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20 APRIL KRIS DREVER and special guests: At Union Chapel, London. 7.30pm. An evening with BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of Year. Latest album and tickets @ www.krisdrever.com 20+21 APRIL Cryptic presents Sonica 2018: At Kings Place, London. Experience everything from a living audiovisual installation starring 176 snails to a silent disco-style opera or concerto for laser beam, all from only £9.50 as Sonica, sonic art for the visually minded, returns to Kings Place this April. Prepare for a packed weekend of "outlandish, interdisciplinary" (The Quietus) live performances and installations from leading artists across the globe. www.sonic-a.co.uk

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DEAN OWENS (album launch): At The Betsey, Trotwood, London. A special, Cuirm @ Celtic: 10pm on BBC ALBA. intimate gig to celebrate the release of JULIE FOWLIS highlights from Celtic Southern Wind, the new album by Connections 2014. acclaimed troubadour Dean Owens. One of www.bbcalba.co.uk Scotland's finest singer/songwriters, and the first Scottish musician to officially Pipers of Bornish: 11.45pm on BBC ALBA. showcase at Americanafest in Nashville The traditional tale of the boy who receives (2017). Armed with a searingly soulful the gift of piping from a sinister fairy!. voice, skillfully crafted stories and earwormwww.bbcalba.co.uk generating melodies, Dean's music conjures the open road's wild romanticism, whilst FRIDAY 30 MARCH searching for, and combining the primal sounds of two very different countries. The Quay Sessions: 11.20-11.55pm on Southern Wind was also recorded in BBC Two Scotland. Roddy Hart presents a Nashville, with producer Neilson Hubbard. It selection of Quay Sessions highlights filmed is released on At The Helm Records. as part of BBC Radio Scotland’s weekly www.facebook.com/deanowensmusic show. There’ll be classic pop from one of Scotland’s most loved exports, Belle & 4 APRIL Sebastian, as well songs from 2-tone legends The Selecter, Sunderland artIONA FYFE (album launch): At rockers Field Music and the kings of melody, Slaughtered Lamb, London. Come for Turin Brakes.. ballads and craic! Tickets @ www.bbc.co.uk/scotland www.wegottickets.com www.ionafyfe.com ------------------------------------------------

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tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China. Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland. 2018 will bring the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album accompanied by a global tour that will include a headline performance at the legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ 26 APRIL - 22 MAY

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THE FRATELLIS with special guest Email them to Carol BLOOD RED SHOES: Jon Mince and Barry carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail. Fratelli tour North America as they return com with their 5th album 'In Your Own Sweet Time’ to be released on 9 March. Blood Red 14 MARCH Shoes will be joining them on tour. www.thefratellis.com/site/north-americanSQUARE ONE with ANDY MIDDLETON: tour-blood-red-shoes/ At The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh. Award-winning Scottish quartet Square One are delighted OCTOBER - NOVEMBER to announce a short Scottish tour in March 2018 (including Glasgow, Edinburgh, DAVE ARCARI USA Tour: alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari on tour in America Stirling, Greenock, New Galloway and Mull) with very special guest, American promoting his latest album, 'Live at Memorial Hall'. Arcari is a finalist in the Best saxophonist Andy Middleton, for an unmissable evening of dynamic modern Acoustic Artist and Best Regional Artist jazz. Comprising some of Scotland’s finest (Scotland) categories of the UK Blues emerging jazz musicians, Square One are Awards 2018. 'Live at Memorial Hall' was known for their heavy-hitting melodic released last autumn on double 180g compositions and energised live coloured vinyl and digipak CD as well as performances. Whilst their music blends download/streaming via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and the usual digital services. folk-inspired lyricism with a gritty rock The album has been attracting rave reviews edge, it is an intelligent musical rapport that makes this powerhouse of Scottish jazz and radio airplay at home and abroad, talent more than the sum of all these parts. making album of the week on Celtic Music The proud recipients of the Peter Radio. Whittingham Jazz Award, administered by www.davearcari.com Help Musicians UK for emerging jazz artists, they released their debut album In Motion (October 2016) to acclaim by critics and listeners alike. Andy Middleton is one of the very top-tier saxophonists living in Europe today. Imaginative and adventurous virtuosity spans an incredibly wide breadth of expression - from fierce power to tender warmth, lyrical yet rhythmically driving,

masterful and inspired. His compositions, harmonically modern and melodic yet clearly rooted in the jazz tradition, provide the perfect setting. www.squareonequartet.com www.andymiddleton.com 15 MARCH DAVE ARCARI: At The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari plays two Scottish shows this month to promote his latest album, 'Live at Memorial Hall'. Arcari is a finalist in the Best Acoustic Artist and Best Regional Artist (Scotland) categories of the UK Blues Awards 2018. 'Live at Memorial Hall' was released last autumn on double 180g coloured vinyl and digipak CD as well as download/streaming via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and the usual digital services. The album has been attracting rave reviews and radio airplay at home and abroad, making album of the week on Celtic Music Radio. Entry on the door is £10 (subject to availability). Doors open at 8pm and showtime is 8.30pm. Advance tickets (£9) are available @ http:// wegottickets.com/davearcari – www.davearcari.com 18 MARCH TIDELINES: At The Caves, Edinburgh. Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a phenomenal Scottish success story. While their music is heavily influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re probably just about there! Having already established a firm fan base at home, Tide Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe and 2017 closed out with the band having played to audiences in Germany, France and Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and possible world domination! www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/

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Travelling a distance to play or watch a gig? Get latest roads and traffic updates @ http://trafficscotland.org/ https://twitter.com/trafficscotland The Edinburgh Quartet: At Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. 3pm. The Edinburgh Quartet continue their tour of Scotland in March, with concerts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fraserburgh. After a successful visit to Shetland in November 2017, where the Quartet performed at the Mareel Auditorium in Lerwick, the Quartet head East to the town of Fraserburgh where they will work with local schools and perform at the Dalrymple Hall & Arts Centre, in addition to other outreach projects. Three concerts coming up in March will feature a programme that alludes to the East through Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet, nicknamed after the glorious rising theme that begins the quartet, as well as by featuring works by two of Eastern Europe’s most eminent composers. As the final string quartets of Haydn, Bartók and Dvorák, this programme celebrates three masters of the genre at the top of their game. The Edinburgh Quartet is one of Britain’s best-known chamber ensembles. It gives concerts throughout the UK, across Europe, the Far and Middle East, North and South America. www.edinburghquartet.com 19 MARCH KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN: At The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Show 8pm Tickets £11 on 0131 228 1404. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman; the Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive, across folk, rock, country and blues genres. A deft acoustic and electric guitarist and slick producer, Lakeman’s feted skills are matched by the exquisite voice and fluid piano and flute playing of Barnsley-born Roberts. Launching their new album 'Personae' on 9 March, this landmark fifth studio album is an eclectic emotional seesaw of material, melding 10 tracks of traditional ballads and their own versatile material, not surprisingly produced by Sean. www.traverse.co.uk www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com 22 MARCH MICHAEL JAMES AND THE BEDHEADS:

At Underground Live, Edinburgh. Upbeat indie rock band from Aberdeen. They keep their music and style rough and ready so never had theirtracks mastered. They also only take fuel money from their payments and give the rest to charity, alongside their money made from their EP. www.facebook.com/ MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads 23 MARCH MICHAEL JAMES AND THE BEDHEADS: At Purple Orange, Bathgate. Upbeat indie rock band from Aberdeen. They keep their music and style rough and ready so never had theirtracks mastered. They also only take fuel money from their payments and give the rest to charity, alongside their money made from their EP. www.facebook.com/ MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads

Pete's, Edinburgh. After eight years, four albums, and praise from the press, it is with a heavy heart that Fat Goth have announced they are calling it a day. The alt-rock trio have three shows planned in Glasgow, Edinburgh and their hometown Dundee, before officially calling it quits. Front man Fraser Stewart has said: "... we're immeasurably proud of everything our band has managed to achieve in the last 8 years and we would like to offer up our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for everyone who has supported us along the way." www.facebook.com/fatgoth1/ 19 APRIL

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS: At Summerhall, Ediburgh. There’s a new generation of women burning down the Nashville music industry. Powerful voices like Margo Price and Nikki Lane have been rewriting the script, owning their own songs 13 APRIL and vision. Now, add to this list Washington State Americana songwriter Courtney Marie DECLAN O’ROURKE: At Queens Hall, Andrews. After a decade spent at the height Edinburgh. Declan O’Rourke announces UK of the music industry, touring solo and with spring tour of award-winning album large pop bands, she realized her desire for Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine. a place to come home to. She found that in Fifteen years in the making, this epic song a small rural town in the deep forests of cycle combines the best of traditional Irish Washington State. There, she posted up at a music and the heart of modern song-writing local bar, slinging drinks, basking in the to present a series of extraordinary true simplicity and reflection it allowed. She has tales from the most dynamic period in emerged in 2016 with a new fire on Honest Irelands history. ‘Poor Boys Shoes’ the first Life, melding indie-folk and Americana with song of the collection, was inspired by a a rebellious country flavor reminiscent of passage from John O’Connor's book "The her Southwestern roots. Workhouses of Ireland.” O'Rourke recalls, www.courtneymarieandrews.com "The hair stood up on my neck when I read the lines 'The man who carried his wife from 20 APRIL the workhouse to their old home, mile after weary mile, and was discovered next Wide Days Showcases - STRATA, ZOE morning dead, his wife’s feet held to his GRAHAM, EDWIN ORGAN, CRYSTAL, breast as if he was trying to warm them...' I LUCIA, RASCALTON and WUH OH: At had stumbled into a chapter of history I Teviot Row House + La Belle Angele + The knew almost nothing about. I wanted to Mash House, Edinburgh. Wide Days 2018 is share these stories the best way I knew to showcase a diverse snapshot of how, through song." Scotland’s most exciting emerging talent as www.facebook.com/declanorourkemusic part of the award-winning convention which takes place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April. 14 APRIL Seven acts selected from a range of different genres including electronic, jazz, The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... pop and indie rock will perform across three AIDAN O'ROURKE & KIT DOWNES: At Edinburgh venues on the first evening with a Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh. The Fallen limited number of free tickets available to Angels Club bringing you the best the public. This year’s acts - Graham Americana music to Glasgow. Costello’s STRATA, Zoe Graham, Edwin www.fallenangelsclub.com Organ, CRYSTAL, LUCIA, Rascalton and Wuh Oh – were selected from over 200 18 APRIL applications. The showcases begin in the Debating Hall of Teviot Row House, the FAT GOTH Farewell Show with world’s oldest student union building, which FATALISTS and BRITNEY: At Sneaky is rebranded as the Gilded Balloon during

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16+17 MARCH Exchange 2018: At SWG3, Glasgow. Music for Youth Exchange returns to one of Glasgow’s leading arts venues, SWG3. Exchange is THE event for young people aged 21 and under from across Scotland who want to gain a unique insight into how to get ahead in music and the music industry, including the opportunity to perform for industry pros, as well as trade stands, stages and interactive sessions to get involved with. More details and booking: www.mfy.org.uk/events/exchange 20 MARCH The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... MATT McGINN: At The Admiral Bar, Glasgow (with Live The Star). The Fallen Angels Club bringing you the best Americana music to Glasgow. www.fallenangelsclub.com

26 APRIL 21 MARCH Väsen: At Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Widely regarded as one of the outstanding highlights of this year's Celtic Connections, Sweden's roots music ambassadors, Väsen, have just announced they will be returning to these shores for a whistle-stop tour in April. Their current album, Brewed, has been winning them even more media exposure and pulling in five star reviews in some of the biggest publications. When they return in the Spring, they will have shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shetland and Aberdeen. The Granite City show is a double-header with Heidi Talbot sharing the stage. www.vasen.se

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sleek modern electronic production, girding the entire enterprise with hints of soul. www.brunomajor.com 26 MARCH PORT CITIES: At King Tuts, Glasgow. Canadian band PORT CITIES are still bathing in the afterglow of November's Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. As with any form of musical collaboration, the magic occurs in the blending of one element with another, but unlike most groups, Port Cities never started out to be a band. Comprised of trio of celebrated Nova Scotian musicians Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro and Breagh MacKinnon, Port Cities were drawn together through songwriting as independent artists, with every intention of crafting new material, and then going their separate ways. Yet that is not quite how it panned out. www.kingtuts.co.uk www.facebook.com/portcities/ 29 MARCH

SKERRYVORE: At Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken MICHAEL JAMES AND THE BEDHEADS: them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to At Box, Glasgow. Upbeat indie rock band International tours that have included from Aberdeen. They keep their music and performances in Central Park NYC, The style rough and ready so never had Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai theirtracks mastered. They also only take Expo, China. Skerryvore create a unique fuel money from their payments and give fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana the rest to charity, alongside their money that represents all the different made from their EP. personalities and upbringing of the 8 band www.facebook.com/ members who hail from different regions of MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads Scotland. 2018 will bring the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album Send us all your gig dates for 23 MARCH accompanied by a global tour that will Glasgow and West Coast area include a headline performance at the Question Session 2018: At Centre of legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. More Email them to Carol Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. 11am to details and tickets @ carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 11pm. The annual event, Question Session, www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ 14 MARCH is organised by students from New College Lanarkshire's Faculty of Creative Industries The Fireside Sessions with NORRIE The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... to give them experience of hosting an MCCULLOCH & Guests: At Fault & Blame, JASON RINGENBERG: At The Admiral event, while exposing them to key industry 48a West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2RA. Bar, Glasgow. The Fallen Angels Club leaders. Following the success of Question A new monthly live music residency of bringing you the best Americana music to Session 2016 and 2017, this year will offer acoustic alt-folk, country and roots based Glasgow. a jam-packed programme of workshops, music. Starts 8:30pm-FREE entry. Pitched www.fallenangelsclub.com seminars, networking, live music and as one of the best artists to have emerged panels of industry representatives across in the Scottish Folk/Americana scene over 15 MARCH the all-day event. The event aims to attract the past few years, Ayrshire born those already in or interested in getting songwriter Norrie McCulloch continues to Red Note/Music Lab: At Royal into the music industry, providing impress critics with with 3 original albums Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. 6pm. networking opportunities as well as the in as many years and a tribute to country As Contemporary Ensemble in Residence at chance to learn something new. Register music legend Townes Van Zandt towards the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Red for this year’s free event and view the line- the end of 2017 followed by shows in the Note supports the Leverhulme Conducting up @ USA and an appearance at the opening Fellowship programme for young www.questionsession.co.uk night of Glasgow Americana Festival. conductors on the verge of a career. The www.facebook.com/norriemccullochmusic/ workshops culminate in a public concert of BRUNO MAJOR supporting SAM SMITH: new works by some of the most important At Glasgow Hydro. Bruno will be appearing 31 MARCH composers of our time. Programme: following a fully sold-out tour of the US and Matthews – Fuga; Finnis – In Situ; performing tracks from his much THE FRATELLIS: At Barrowland, Glasgow. Davies – Neon; Reich – Radio Rewrite. celebrated year-long evolving songbook Jon Mince and Barry Fratelli return with Tickets: £10 and £7.50 concession. Box project: ‘A Song For Every Moon’. Bruno their 5th album 'In Your Own Sweet Time’ Office on 0141 332 5057 @ will return for his own headline date at to be released on 9 March. www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice Broadcast on 1 May. Bruno Major splices www.thefratellis.com classic singer-songwriter confessionals with

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servicemen, living on the streets. Ferocious Dog, who have a big following of family and fans (Hell Hounds), was a suitable platform to reach a wider audience, they asked for any donations that could help, (food, clothes, etc), be brought along to the gigs, it was named “Food Drop”. The food drop now takes place at every show. www.facebook.com/FerociousDog 15 APRIL

DON PATERSON: At Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street, Glasgow. New monthly jazz series for Glasgow with Generally wary of combining poetry with jazz in concert, Paterson has agreed to read some of his poems as well as showcasing new compositions and an unusual choice of pop covers. Tickets for the opening 4 APRIL concert are available now from EventBrite. All concerts will begin at FAT GOTH Farewell Show with 8:00pm. HERBERT POWELL and CUTTY'S GYM: www.facebook.com/ At The Hug and Pint, Glasgow. After MerchantsHouseGlasgow eight years, four albums, and praise from the press, it is with a heavy heart that 16 APRIL Fat Goth have announced they are calling it a day. The alt-rock trio have CONNOR ADAMS: At King Tuts, three shows planned in Glasgow, Glasgow. Adams story telling within his Edinburgh and their hometown Dundee, songwriting is powerful enough to build a before officially calling it quits. Front man whole world in a matter of a few Fraser Stewart has said: "... we're minutes. Combined with his ability to immeasurably proud of everything our energise a live audience all on his own band has managed to achieve in the last or with a full live band – Connor Adams 8 years and we would like to offer up our is set for a very busy 2018. sincerest gratitude and appreciation for www.connoradamsmusic.com everyone who has supported us along the way." 20 APRIL www.facebook.com/fatgoth1/ RCS Friday’s at One - RCS Percussion 5 APRIL Ensemble with Eric Sammut: At Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Stevenson The Fallen Angels Club presents ..... Hall). 1pm. £5 - £10 (£7.50 THE LOWEST PAIR: At The Admiral concessions). Programme to include Bar, Glasgow. The Fallen Angels Club music by: Eric Sammut, John Williams, bringing you the best Americana music Gordon Stout. International Fellow for to Glasgow. Marimba, Eric Sammut, returns to lead www.fallenangelsclub.com our percussion students in an exciting programme of work with a special focus 6 APRIL on marimba. Join us for an end of the week lunchtime treat. Fridays at One is FEROCIOUS DOG: At St Luke’s, Carlton, an exciting variety of performances, from Bain St. Glasgow. G40 2JZ. 7pm. £15 on soloists, chamber ensembles and 0141 552 8378. How many bands do you orchestra, to international guest artists, know who collect items for the homeless RCS staff and students. Plus lots more at each gig? This is part of who happening at the RCS to listen to, check Ferocious Dog are and what they stand the website for details @ for. Ferocious Dog are a full-on six-piece www.rcs.ac.uk band that encompass folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The 22 APRIL combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite Väsen @ The Fallen Angels Club: At variations: going in hard to get the St Andrews In The Square, Glasgow. audience up and moving, or slipping into Widely regarded as one of the melodic passages and dub-like fusions. outstanding highlights of this year's The Charity Food Drop which has become Celtic Connections, Sweden's roots music an integral part of every show which ambassadors, Väsen, have just came about after the frontman’s (Ken announced they will be returning to Bonsall's) son, Lee Bonsall, committed these shores for a whistle-stop tour in suicide, he was suffering with PTSD after April. Their current album, Brewed, has serving in Afghanistan. The Lee Bonsall been winning them even more media Memorial Fund was set up, and Ken and exposure and pulling in five star reviews his wife Karen, would go and set up soup in some of the biggest publications. kitchens and help the homeless. They When they return in the Spring, they will discovered that many were exhave shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow,

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Wide Days 2018 Showcase Line-Up STRATA :: Zoe Graham :: Edwin Organ :: Crystal :: Lucia :: Rascalton :: Wuh Oh

Wide Days Showcases - Friday 20 April - Venues :: Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Place, EH8 9AJ + La Belle Angele, 11 Hastie's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1HJ + The Mash House, 37 Guthrie St, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ

Wide Days 2018 is to showcase a diverse snapshot of Scotland’s most exciting emerging talent as part of the award-winning convention which takes place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April. Seven acts selected from a range of different genres including electronic, jazz, pop and indie rock will perform across three Edinburgh venues on the first evening with a limited number of free tickets available to the public. Past Wide Days conventions have provided an early career springboard for artists including Honeyblood, Be Charlotte, Catholic Action, Fatherson, Scottish Album of the Year Award winner Kathryn Joseph and the Mercurynominated C Duncan. And in 2016, Wide Days was the first UK showcase event to feature a majority of acts fronted by women. This year’s acts - Graham Costello’s STRATA, Zoe Graham, Edwin Organ, Crystal, Lucia, Rascalton and Wuh Oh – were selected from over 200 applications received via the Wide Days website and digital service Gigmit. “Wide Days has established a reputation for presenting exciting new artists from Scotland, with many going on to be booked for international showcase events including Eurosonic, Reeperbahn Festival, SXSW, The Great Escape and Folk Alliance,” says the event’s founder, Olaf Furniss. “And thanks to the continued support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, PRS Foundation and Eventbrite, as well as new partners DIY with Jägermeister, we are able to offer additional mentoring to all the participants.” The line-up was chosen in consultation with a network of A&R scouts, broadcasters, promoters, journalists and festival organisers. Participating acts are provided with a package of benefits including free tickets for the conference. “Getting Scottish talent onto the industry’s radar at home and abroad is central to what Creative Scotland is about, as is developing skills and knowledge within the Scottish music sector,” says Alan Morrison, Creative Scotland’s head of music. “By hosting illuminating panels by day and electrifying showcases by night, Wide Days achieves both aims brilliantly, and it’s great to be supporting

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Crail Folk Club presents ..... TOM McCONVILLE & ANDY WATT: At Crail SKERRYVORE: At Pitlochry Festival Town Hall, 8pm. We aim to provide a Theatre, Perthshire. Twice winners of quality guest list with the emphasis on Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the entertainment. Come along and listen in a Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore friendly atmosphere. The Town Hall is not have been on a meteoric journey that has licensed, so please feel free to bring your taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on own bottle & glasses. Tickets on door or call 28 APRIL to International tours that have included 01333 450572 or @ performances in Central Park NYC, The www.crailfolkclub.org.uk FAT GOTH Farewell Show with Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai STONETHROWER: At Conroy's Basement, Expo, China. Skerryvore create a unique 15 APRIL Dundee. After eight years, four albums, and fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that praise from the press, it is with a heavy represents all the different personalities and DECLAN O’ROURKE: At Tolbooth, Stirling. heart that Fat Goth have announced they upbringing of the 8 band members who hail Declan O’Rourke announces UK spring tour are calling it a day. The alt-rock trio have from different regions of Scotland. 2018 will of award-winning album Chronicles Of The three shows planned in Glasgow, Edinburgh bring the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th Great Irish Famine. Fifteen years in the and their hometown Dundee, before studio album accompanied by a global tour making, this epic song cycle combines the officially calling it quits. Front man Fraser that will include a headline performance at best of traditional Irish music and the heart Stewart has said: "... we're immeasurably the legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. of modern song-writing to present a series proud of everything our band has managed More details and tickets @ of extraordinary true tales from the most to achieve in the last 8 years and we would www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ dynamic period in Irelands history. ‘Poor like to offer up our sincerest gratitude and Boys Shoes’ the first song of the collection, appreciation for everyone who has TIDELINES: At Birnam Arts, Dunkeld. was inspired by a passage from John supported us along the way." Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a O’Connor's book "The Workhouses of www.facebook.com/fatgoth1/ phenomenal Scottish success story. While Ireland.” O'Rourke recalls, "The hair stood their music is heavily influenced by, and up on my neck when I read the lines 'The 10 MAY rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, man who carried his wife from the they produce a highly eclectic sound. workhouse to their old home, mile after Crail Folk Club presents ..... THE Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the weary mile, and was discovered next POOZIES: At Crail Town Hall, 8pm. We aim E-Street band, but with bagpipes and morning dead, his wife’s feet held to his to provide a quality guest list with the electronics, and you’re probably just about breast as if he was trying to warm them...' I emphasis on entertainment. Come along there! Having already established a firm fan had stumbled into a chapter of history I and listen in a friendly atmosphere. The base at home, Tide Lines have been knew almost nothing about. I wanted to Town Hall is not licensed, so please feel free attracting the eye of music fans in Europe share these stories the best way I knew to bring your own bottle & glasses. Tickets and 2017 closed out with the band having how, through song." on door or call 01333 450572 or @ played to audiences in Germany, France and www.facebook.com/declanorourkemusic www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, 19 APRIL 12 MAY several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and possible world domination! ALEX CORNISH: At Green Hotel Kinross. NORRIE MCCULLOCH with support from www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/ Alex Cornish plays Backstage at the Green SCOTT WILLIAM URQUHART: At The Hotel at 8.00pm for Mundell Music. Tickets Tolbooth, Stirling. This is a chance to catch 5 APRIL £14. Alex Cornish is a singer-songwriter Norrie and his collaborators live in the

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The JATBL Community Band includes 30+ players on a whole range of CARA: At Green Hotel Kinross. Cara play instruments, while AUBB are joined by a Backstage at the Green Hotel at 8.00pm for special guest. Tickets £12.50 on 01224 Mundell Music. Tickets £18. Uplifting, 641122 or @ energising and expressive, CARA (Irish for www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 24 MAY friend) tour internationally. www.mundellmusic.com Lee Memphis King: At His Majesty’s Crail Folk Club presents ..... CLIVE Theatre, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Lee Memphis GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK: At Crail Town King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley Hall, 8pm. We aim to provide a quality guest tribute artist, recreates the essence of the list with the emphasis on entertainment. King with consummate ease and an almost Come along and listen in a friendly unbelievable combination of stunningly atmosphere. The Town Hall is not licensed, accurate vocals and incredible passion in Send us all your gig dates for so please feel free to bring your own bottle every performance during One Night of Aberdeenshire and the north east Elvis. Tickets £29 on 01224 641122 or @ & glasses. Tickets on door or call 01333 area 450572 or @ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com www.crailfolkclub.org.uk Email them to Carol The Edinburgh Quartet: At Dalrymple Hall carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 7 JUNE & Arts Centre, Fraserburgh. 7.30pm. The Edinburgh Quartet continue their tour of 15 MARCH NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At 'The Scotland in March, with concerts in HomeGround Sessions' at The Two Sisters Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fraserburgh. After RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND: At Lemon Tree Cafe, Carnoustie - Doors 7:30pm - Tickets a successful visit to Shetland in November Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Doors £10. Pitched as one of the best artists to 2017, where the Quartet performed at the 8pm. As part of Aberdeen Jazz Festival, Riot have emerged in the Scottish Folk/ Mareel Auditorium in Lerwick, the Quartet Jazz Brass Band will stir up some brilliant Americana scene over the past few years, head East to the town of Fraserburgh where dancefloor tunes. Fronted by the Ayrshire born songwriter Norrie McCulloch they will work with local schools and prodigious MC CHUNKY, these brasscontinues to impress critics with with 3 perform at the Dalrymple Hall & Arts Centre, wielding super-heroes have infected dance original albums in as many years and a in addition to other outreach projects. Three floors and festival fields far and wide with tribute to country music legend Townes Van concerts coming up in March will feature a their brass-heavy-aggro jazz, hip-hop Zandt towards the end of 2017 followed by programme that alludes to the East through samples, funked-up favourites, reshows in the USA and an appearance at the Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet, nicknamed after interpreted dubstep, drum 'n' bass and opening night of Glasgow Americana the glorious rising theme that begins the infectious sounds that never fail to excite. Festival. quartet, as well as by featuring works by Tickets £15 on 01224 641122 or @ www.facebook.com/norriemccullochmusic/ two of Eastern Europe’s most eminent www.aberdeenperformingarts.com composers. As the final string quartets of 14 JUNE Haydn, Bartók and Dvorák, this programme The Meat Loaf Story: At His Majesty’s celebrates three masters of the genre at the Theatre, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Steve Crail Folk Club presents ..... THE top of their game. The Edinburgh Quartet is Steinman, the creative force behind the GOLDHEART SISTERS: At Crail Town Hall, one of Britain’s best-known chamber hugely successful Vampires Rock, returns 8pm. We aim to provide a quality guest list ensembles. It gives concerts throughout the with this epic musical concert, The Meat with the emphasis on entertainment. Come UK, across Europe, the Far and Middle East, Loaf Story, delivering the best of the best along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. North and South America. from Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell recordThe Town Hall is not licensed, so please feel www.edinburghquartet.com breaking album. With incredible stage set, free to bring your own bottle & glasses. superb band, and Steve Steinman’s unique Tickets on door or call 01333 450572 or @ 17 MARCH sense of humour and stage presence, the www.crailfolkclub.org.uk show will have you up on your feet and ELKIE BROOKS: At His Majesty’s Theatre, dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat 28 JUNE Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Long before the end of Loaf hits – Paradise by the Dashboard Light, a live show and the frequent standing Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth, Crail Folk Club Singers Night: At Crail ovations that accompany it, there comes a Anything For Love, Dead Ringer For Town Hall, 8pm. During Singers' Nights we point where Elkie Brooks does something so Love and Bat Out of Hell, to name just a feature local singers and musicians, as well amazing that it leaves her audience almost few. Tickets £31.20 on 01224 641122 or @ as those visiting Crail. All are welcome. If spellbound. It could be a particularly www.aberdeenperformingarts.com you don’t want to perform then just come emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a along and tap your feet. Floor spots usually powerhouse blues vocal or one of her 16 MARCH available on guest nights. We aim to provide trademark impossibly long notes that leaves a quality guest list with the emphasis on the audience mesmerised. Elkie will be CÈILIDH: At Lemon Tree Studio, West entertainment. Come along and listen in a performing her biggest hits including North Street, Aberdeen. Doors 7pm. Cèilidh friendly atmosphere. The Town Hall is not “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You is a new play full of live music, songs and licensed, so please feel free to bring your think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” & “No stories. It is subtitled and suitable for own bottle & glasses. Tickets on door or call More The Fool” as well as many more anyone with or without Gaelic, but only

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide page 22: aberdeen + north east featured on her recent hit album “Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of”. Tickets £36.50 - £31.50 on 01224 641122 or @ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com FAT-SUIT WERKHA: At His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen at 8pm. Scotland’s own mighty crossover juggernaut, Fat-Suit Werkha effortlessly assimilate influences from Jazz, Fusion, House, Brass-Rock and Scottish Folk music to create a vibrant new musical vocabulary. With a lineup of guitars, violins, keyboards, horns, bass, drums and percussion, they play stunning original compositions blending various genres that create a fresh infectious sound. This event is part of Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Tickets £12.50 on 01224 641122 or @ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 18 MARCH Songs of Ella Fitzgerald: At His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. As part of Aberdeen Jazz Festival, Seonaid Aitken celebrates the songs of Ella Fitzgerald with The Groove Merchant Big Band. The beauty of hearing these great songs sung with the same clarity and freshness is an unalloyed pleasure, and so it is with Seonaid Aitken, the leading singer of her day, and the perfect one to celebrate Ella and the songs she made famous. A stunning night of great tunes, great music, and inspiring performances, in His Majesty’s Theatre. Tickets £25-£17.50 on 01224 641122 or @ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 19 MARCH STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: At Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Doors 7.30pm. Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. Tickets £22 on 01224 641122 or @ www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 29 MARCH TIDELINES: At Woodend Barn, Banchory. Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a phenomenal Scottish success story. While their music is heavily influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re probably just about there! Having already established a firm fan base at home, Tide Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe and 2017 closed out with the band having played to audiences in Germany, France and Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and possible world domination! www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/ 30 MARCH MICHAEL JAMES AND THE BEDHEADS: At Krakatoa, Aberdeen. Upbeat indie rock band from Aberdeen. They keep their music

and style rough and ready so never had theirtracks mastered. They also only take fuel money from their payments and give the rest to charity, alongside their money made from their EP. www.facebook.com/ MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads

and the development of his career in music. For the first time in Scotland fans will then be treated to an acoustic set performed by James and two of the band members of "TOSELAND"; Zurab Melua and Ed Bramford. This promises to be an evening not to be missed. The event is once again very kindly sponsored by Ecosse Motorcycles 31 MARCH of Aberdeen and Dundee. Tickets £18.18 on 01224 641122 or @ THE DOORS ALIVE: At Lemon Tree www.aberdeenperformingarts.com Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Doors www.motorcyclelegendevents.com 8pm. The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and 4 MAY most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960's rock gods The Doors in the SKERRYVORE: At Speyside Whisky world today. The band re-create the sound, Festival, Glenlivet. Twice winners of look, presence and magic of a real 1960's Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Doors concert, perfectly and effortlessly Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore transporting the audience back in time with have been on a meteoric journey that has classic hits such as Light My Fire, When The taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on Music's Over, Riders On The Storm, The End to International tours that have included and many more. Tickets £16.50 on 01224 performances in Central Park NYC, The 641122 or @ Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, www.aberdeenperformingarts.com China. Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that 6 APRIL represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... from different regions of Scotland. 2018 will PEEWEE MOORE + support from MIKE bring the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th WEST: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. studio album accompanied by a global tour 7.30pm. £8.00+bf / £10 on the door. With that will include a headline performance at the gift of raw talent, and showmanship the legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. Peewee has been fortunate enough to be More details and tickets @ able to share the stage with several of his www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ hero's, as well as some of outlaw country, americana, and rockabilly's most well 12 MAY known, and received acts such as Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allen Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... Coe, Ralph Stanley, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie BEN GLOVER + support from MARTHA L Daniels, Dicky Betts, Cowboy Jack Clement, HEALY: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. Steve Earle, Red Simpson, Shooter 7.30pm. £10.00+bf / £12 on the door. The Jennings, Junior Brown, Chris Knight, Todd music of Americana artists mixed with Irish Snyder, Wanda Jackson, The Blasters, music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover Southern Culture On The Skids, and growing up in the sleepy seaside village of countless others Glenarm in the north of Ireland. This www.almostbluepromotions.com musical theme is woven throughout his life one artist influenced by two countries 21 APRIL connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Glover’s relocation to America in 2008 has allowed Väsen @ Northern Arc Sessions with him to explore his influences in depth while HEIDI TALBOT: At The Lemon Tree, keeping a firm grasp on his Celtic roots. Aberdeen. Widely regarded as one of the www.almostbluepromotions.com outstanding highlights of this year's Celtic Connections, Sweden's roots music 8 JUNE ambassadors, Väsen, have just announced they will be returning to these shores for a Almost Blue Promotions presents ..... whistle-stop tour in April. Their current WYNNTOWN MARSHALS + support from album, Brewed, has been winning them NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At The Blue Lamp, even more media exposure and pulling in Aberdeen. 7.30pm. £8+bf / £10 on the five star reviews in some of the biggest door. Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The publications. When they return in the Wynntown Marshals tip their hat to artists Spring, they will have shows in Edinburgh, like The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Glasgow, Shetland and Aberdeen. The Ryan Adams and Neil Young. The Marshals' Granite City show is a double-header with sound can loosely be described as ‘country Heidi Talbot sharing the stage. rock', although the power pop hooks of www.vasen.se "Two's Company" and the Stones-y swagger of "You Can Have My Heart" convey the 29 APRIL band's love of guitars, their way with a catchy chorus and their unabashed belief in An Evening with JAMES TOSELAND: At the power of rock music as a storytelling The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, medium. Pitched as one of the best artists Aberdeen. 7.30pm. An evening with James to have emerged in the Scottish Folk/ Toseland, double World Superbike Champion Americana scene over the past few years, and now professional musician. 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SKERRYVORE: At The Arc Sessions, Fochabers. Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China. Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that Send us all your gig dates represents all the different personalities and for the Highlands upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland. 2018 will Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com bring the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album accompanied by a global tour that will include a headline performance at 17 MARCH the legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. HERON VALLEY with support RHUVAAL: More details and tickets @ www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ At Dalmally Hall, Dalmally. 8.30pm. Heron Valley, who were nominated for Up and Coming Artist at the Scots Trad Awards late 9 JUNE last year, will be playing material from their impressive debut album, Roam, along with SKERRYVORE: At Oban Live, Oban. Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live some new material ready for their 2018 Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), festivals. The band will be supported by another hot young Argyll band, Rhuvaal; a Skerryvore have been on a meteoric Campbeltown band quickly making a name journey that has taken them from the for themselves on the folk scene. Tickets @ remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in www.eventbrite.co.uk Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville www.heronvalleyband.co.uk and the Shanghai Expo, China. Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock 23 MARCH and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the TIDELINES: At Village Hall, Ullapool. 8 band members who hail from different Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a regions of Scotland. 2018 will bring the phenomenal Scottish success story. While release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album their music is heavily influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, accompanied by a global tour that will include a headline performance at the they produce a highly eclectic sound. legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark. More Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the details and tickets @ E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re probably just about www.skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ there! Having already established a firm fan 3 AUGUST base at home, Tide Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe TIDELINES: At Belladrum, Tartan Heart and 2017 closed out with the band having played to audiences in Germany, France and Festival, Inverness. Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a phenomenal Scottish success Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including story. While their music is heavily headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn places they grew up, they produce a highly (TBA), and possible world domination! eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/ Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re 24 MARCH probably just about there! Having already TIDELINES: At The Loft, Kinloss. Formed in established a firm fan base at home, Tide 2016, Tide Lines are a phenomenal Scottish Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe and 2017 closed out with the success story. While their music is heavily band having played to audiences in influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, they produce a highly Germany, France and Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with HebCelt and Belladrum, several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and bagpipes and electronics, and you’re possible world domination! probably just about there! Having already www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/ established a firm fan base at home, Tide Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe and 2017 closed out with the band having played to audiences in Germany, France and Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and possible world domination! www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/

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TIDELINES: At Aros Hall, Mull. Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are a phenomenal Scottish success story. While their music is heavily influenced by, and rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re probably just about there! Having already established a firm fan base at home, Tide Lines have been attracting the eye of music fans in Europe and 2017 closed out with the band having played to audiences in Germany, France and Switzerland, with plans for 2018 including headline slots at HebCelt and Belladrum, several UK festivals, UK tour in autumn (TBA), and possible world domination! www.tidelinesband.com/gigs/ 20 APRIL

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Väsen: At Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland. Widely regarded as one of the outstanding highlights of this year's Celtic Connections, Sweden's roots music ambassadors, Väsen, have just announced they will be returning to these shores for a whistle-stop tour in April. Their current album, Brewed, has Send us all your gig dates been winning them even more media for Dumfriesshire, exposure and pulling in five star reviews in South West and Cumbria areas some of the biggest publications. When they return in the Spring, they will have shows in Email them to Carol Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shetland and carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Aberdeen. The Granite City show is a double-header with Heidi Talbot sharing the 17 MARCH stage. www.vasen.se Pele Anniversary Show: At The Venue, Dumfries. Following the brilliant shows on 20 JULY the Fireworks tour Ian and the band will play a classic 1993 Pele set featuring plenty TIDELINES: At HebCelt Festival, of Sport Of Kings era songs, Fireworks tunes Stornoway. Formed in 2016, Tide Lines are as well as an Amsterdam & solo favourites a phenomenal Scottish success story. While set. Not a night to be missed! their music is heavily influenced by, and www.amsterdam-music.com rooted in, the Highland places they grew up, they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band, but with bagpipes and electronics, and you’re probably just about there! Having already established a firm fan base at home, Tide Lines have been Send us all your gig dates for attracting the eye of music fans in Europe Scottish Borders and and 2017 closed out with the band having

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NORRIE MCCULLOCH: At 'String Theory', Heart of Hawick, Hawick, Scottish Borders. Pitched as one of the best artists to have emerged in the Scottish Folk/Americana scene over the past few years, Ayrshire born songwriter Norrie McCulloch continues to impress critics with with 3 original albums in as many years and a tribute to country music legend Townes Van Zandt towards the end of 2017 followed by shows in the USA and an appearance at the opening night of Glasgow Americana Festival. www.heartofhawick.co.uk www.facebook.com/norriemccullochmusic/ 23 APRIL Väsen: At Sage, Gateshead. Widely regarded as one of the outstanding highlights of this year's Celtic Connections, Sweden's roots music ambassadors, Väsen, have just announced they will be returning to these shores for a whistle-stop tour in April. Their current album, Brewed, has been winning them even more media exposure and pulling in five star reviews in some of the biggest publications. When they return in the Spring, they will have shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shetland and Aberdeen. The Granite City show is a double-header with Heidi Talbot sharing the stage. www.vasen.se

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Oban 8-9 June Oban Live was created following the open-air Edinburgh concert ‘DECADE’ in 2015 – the 10th anniversary 26 Apr – 6 May celebration of trad-fusion band Skerryvore that Experience Scotland Live with a seasonal feast attracted 6,000 people from all over the world to of living traditions and local cultures. Encounter Oban. From this, Oban Live was formed in 2016 music, storytelling, dance, craft, song and folk with the aim of showcasing the very best Scotdrama at venues – indoor and outdoor – across tish and International artists as part of both the Edinburgh and the Lothians. Rooted in the past open-air concert and Oban Live Fringe events. yet resonating in the present, TradFest showDetails for early bird Oban Live 2018 tickets will cases dynamic engagement with Scotland’s His- be announced soon on Oban Live’s social media tory and Heritage as well as providing a platform channels. for up and coming talent in the world of Trad. www.obanlive.com Look out for the Battle of the Folk Band event as part of the finale performances this year! www.tracscotland.org/tradfest Killin Music Festival Killin 15-17 June Killin Music Festival delivers a weekend packed from start to finish with top-of-their-game artists, supported by a festival fringe featuring bar Shetland Folk Festival sessions, workshops, kids activities, competiShetland tions and even a pipe band! Now heading for it’s 3-6 May The Festival as the UK's most northerly folk fes- third year, Killin Music Festival looks to solidify tival is regarded a prestigious event for perform- it’s standing in the festival calendar, taking on ers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a vol- board feedback from visitors, and by spreading it’s wings a bit further this time. Don't miss out untary committee (and run by an even bigger for 2018! Tickets are on sale now via our website pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of www.killinmusicfestival.com and are selling fast! Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the www.killinmusicfestival.com isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world Riverside Rock has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are reguJedburgh larly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of 23 June local musicians that our remote isles have to ofRiverside Rock is a musical extravaganza with fer. something for everyone young and old and dewww.shetlandfolkfestival.com signed primarily to help raise cash for our chosen charity and other organisations around the Scottish Borders. Children’s Entertainment inTectonics Glasgow cludes, Laser Quest, Inflatables of all sorts, Glasgow Climbing Walls, Wrecking Ball, Kids Fun Fair 5-6 May The festival brings together international and lo- Rides and much more. Kids entertainment is free for under 18’s from 12pm till 6pm. You’ll not find cal artists, composers and performers from the a better value family festival anywhere in Scotworlds of classical, experimental, rock, noise, land, Riverside Rock is the place to be. sound art, dance and visual art for two days of www.riversiderock.co.uk exploratory music-making in Glasgow.

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Tiree Music Festival Isle of Tiree 13-15 July TMF is more than just attending a music festival – it is an island adventure. From the stunning sail or flight to the island of Tiree, camping next to the white sands of Crossapol Bay or surfing at Balevullin beach, TMF is an experience very few festivals in the world could compete with. Brandnew to TMF 2018 will be the ELEVATE STAGE. This new outdoor stage will showcase the best talent on the Scottish music scene with its lineup focusing on up-and-coming Scottish artists. www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk

Hebridean Celtic Festival Hebrides 18-21 July Four day festival set against the unique backdrop of the the Hebrides. Organised by the HCF Trust, this first festival was held in 1996 and now regularly attracts attendances of 14,000 over its four day run. Wild, but not a bit woolly, this festival has built up a fabulously loyal audience locally and from across the world, many of whom have Hebridean ties, many of whom just love coming here and joining in the great party. www.hebceltfest.com

AUGUST Belladrum Festival Beauly 2-4 August Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire. The independent festival has built a reputation for its

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eclectic line-ups, its offbeat non-musical entertainments and its all-ages approach. The festival won a VisitScotland Thistle Award in 2009 and is a past winner of the Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, the festival industry’s ‘Oscars’. www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

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Party at The Palace Linlithgow 11-12 August Following it's biggest event to date, Party at The Palace is back for its fifth year in 2018. The award winning 2 day party will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August in Linlithgow. 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

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Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh 14+17 August Taking place during Edinburgh’s world famous Festival Fringe, this exciting new era in Edinburgh’s music scene will bring these world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens, for a series of truly magical shows, in one of the most beautiful live music locations in the world. www.smmrsessions.com

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