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

Glasgow area mid west coast

Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Michelle McManus sits in for Bryan with listeners chosen Scottish anthems. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Dundee Perth, Fife Stirling Falkirk

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Vic Galloway: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Vic has an interview with SLEAFORD MODS, plus material from the best alternative artists. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Blas: 11.30pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring EMILY SMITH, BATTLEFIELD BAND, LINDA MacLEOD, BLAZIN' FIDDLES and BREABACH. www.bbcalba.co.uk FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER Cuirm @ Celtic: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Featuring MOVING HEARTS at Celtic Connections. www.bbcalba.co.uk The Music Match: 10pm on BBC Radio Scotland. MICHELLE McMANUS plays a selection of her favourite tracks. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Fonn Fonn Fonn: 11pm on BBC ALBA. An offbeat music quiz show hosted by sharp dresser and resident wit Gilleasbuig Ferguson. www.bbcalba.co.uk Tiree Music Festival: 11.30pm on BBC ALBA. Highlights from TMF 2016. www.bbcalba.co.uk SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER

Fonn Fonn Fonn: 10pm on BBC ALBA. An offbeat music quiz show hosted by sharp dresser and resident wit Gilleasbuig Ferguson. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Take the Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary Innes has a session from MATTHEW MacLENNAN and his Scottish dance bands. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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Port: 10pm on BBC ALBA. JULIE FOWLIS and MUIREANN NicAMHLAOIBH explore their musical roots in Donegal. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Ar Duain: 8pm on BBC ALBA. Mary Ann Kennedy with minority-language music, including a performance by CEITLIN SMITH. www.bbcalba.co.uk

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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

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Award: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC ALBA. BBC ALBA is to once again provide live coverage of the highpoint of the traditional music calendar - the much-anticipated 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Hosted by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney live from the Caird Hall in Dundee, this spectacular evening of music will acknowledge Scotland’s best traditional musicians for 2016. Joining the party in Dundee will be BBC ALBA viewers across Scotland plus a global audience, with live worldwide streaming via the BBC ALBA website at www.bbc.co.uk/alba For radio listeners, live coverage of the event will also be available on BBC Radio Scotland from 9.00 until 11.00pm. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbcalba.co.uk

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The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Janice 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 plays essential music chosen by listeners. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

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The Quay Sessions: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Roddy Hart's guests are Belfast singersongwriter DUKE SPECIAL and THE SKINNER Billy Sloan: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Billy GROUP. plays tracks written by IAN HUNTER, plus he www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland highlights the career of MARTYN WARE. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Tiree Music Festival: 10pm on BBC ALBA. Highlights from TMF 2016. SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER www.bbcalba.co.uk The Quay Sessions: 3pm on BBC Radio

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

Take the Floor: 7pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Gary Innes has a session from MATTHEW MacLENNAN and his Scottish dance bands. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

Port: 10pm on BBC ALBA. JULIE FOWLIS and MUIREANN NicAMHLAOIBH explore their musical roots in Connemara. www.bbcalba.co.uk

Another Country with Ricky Ross: 9pm on BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky has a session and interview with American singersongwriter AUSTIN LUCAS. 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. Roddy Hart: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Classics Unwrapped: 9pm on BBC Radio Roddy Hart shines a spotlight on great Scotland. Jamie MacDougal presents the contemporary and classic songwriting. Piping Live Shorts: 11.50pm on BBC very best in classical music. www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland ALBA. OBAN HIGH SCHOOL PIPE BAND www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland performing at the 2011 Piping Live! festival Fonn Fonn Fonn: 11.30pm on BBC ALBA. in Glasgow. Billy Sloan: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. An off-beat music quiz show hosted by www.bbcalba.co.uk Billy plays a Great Collaboration track sharp dresser and resident wit Gilleasbuig featuring DIRE STRAITS and STING. Ferguson. WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbcalba.co.uk The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC MONDAY 5 DECEMBER TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER Radio Scotland. Janice tunes into what is happening in music, arts and culture from The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC The Janice Forsyth Show: 2pm on BBC across Scotland. Radio Scotland. Janice tunes into what is Radio Scotland. Edi Stark sits in for Janice www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland happening in music, arts and culture from and tunes into what is happening in music, across Scotland. arts and culture from across Scotland. Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays essential music chosen by listeners. Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm Get It On... With Bryan Burnett: 6.30pm www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays on BBC Radio Scotland. Bryan plays essential music chosen by listeners. essential music chosen by listeners. The Jazz House: 9pm on BBC Radio www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland Scotland. Stephen Duffy presents the latest new releases from Scotland and beyond.

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Combing through a 15-year back catalogue, from familiar singles like Fonn Fonn Fonn: 10pm on BBC ALBA. An Barcode Bypass, Watching Xanadu, and off-beat music quiz show hosted by sharp The Final Arrears, to gems plucked from dresser and resident wit Gilleasbuig his latest like Build Another Brick, The Ferguson. Ballad of Ivor Punch and Sleepy Hollow, it'll www.bbcalba.co.uk be a night crammed full of lyrical tales. Complemented by award-winning prose Port: 10.30pm on BBC ALBA. JULIE and passages read by Colin from his first FOWLIS and MUIREANN NicAMHLAOIBH novel, it will be an enthralling insight into explore their musical roots in Connemara. Colin's larger-than-life talent and charming, www.bbcalba.co.uk modest persona.Tickets @ www.mullhistoricalsociety.com Iain Anderson: 11pm on BBC Radio Scotland. End the day in the company of the 13 DECEMBER songwriting masters of country, folk, blues and soul. THE NINTH WAVE: At Oslo, Hackney, www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland London. www.facebook.com/TheNinthWaveOfficial -----------------------------------------------14 DECEMBER

and draws from his three critically acclaimed albums, his BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and his performances and collaborations on the Transatlantic Sessions. This Autumn Ewan McLennan will be touring throughout the UK, performing songs from all three of his studio albums and collaborations. He will also be airing new material, both self-penned and traditional arrangements, delivered with subtle pathos and a rare skill on the guitar. www.ewanmclennan.co.uk www.falkirkfolkclub.co.uk

Underground Live: At Teviot Underground, Teviot Row House. Edinburgh University Student’s Association host free live music every Thursday night, showcasing some of Scotland’s best upcoming musicians, and all for free. Indigo Velvet, The Rising Souls, Universal Thee, Earths, and many others have played BAY CITY ROLLERS: At Eventim Apollo, Underground Live over the last two years. London. After a very public spat back in This series of live events will see acts such July, which led to Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood as The Boy with the Lion Head, Delphi, parting company with his fellow Rollers, the Broken Boy, Teek and literally, dozens band vowed never to perform together more, play. Come along and hear some again. Now after a lot of soul searching, great Scottish acts – you don’t need to be a talking and man hugging, they agreed to student! Full list of upcoming acts @ settle their differences once and for all and http://bit.ly/2cQtXkr www.facebook.com/undergroundliveedinburgh are set to bring some real festive cheer to the their fans as they prepare to rock in 2 DECEMBER December. Tickets are on sale now. www.facebook.com/RollersOfficial SKERRYVORE: At Darvel Music Festival, Darvel. Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in HELPING SCOTTISH BASED 2005. Back then, the band consisted of MUSICIANS PROMOTE Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, LONDON GIGS whistles & accordion) who bonded with Send us all your gig Fraser West (drums & vocals) dates for London! Reaching our Scottish expat holidaymaker and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & readership in America Email them to Carol guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and iazz. carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Send us all your USA It was this mix of musical styles and sounds gig and tour details that set the path for the band. Now when 23 NOVEMBER not touring the different corners of the Email them to Carol MEDICINE MEN: At The Victoria, London. carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com globe, the band can be found performing relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Glaswegian psyche/dance hybrid machine Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Medicine Men will release new single In The Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale as Breeze via Neon Tetra Records on 11 well as special needs schools throughout the November. In The Breeze will feature on UK. “Six of the best musical ambassadors Medicine Men's debut album, due for Scotland could ever have wished for… a release in Spring 2017. Upon their living, breathing, l2 legged party waiting to formation in 2014, the band were selected happen.” - The Falkirk Herald to play at T In The Park after just 5 gigs. http://skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ Medicine Men have enjoyed airplay from Radio X and BBC Scotland, coupled with NEON WALTZ: At Sneaky Petes, great write ups from Q and the NME. Edinburgh. Hailing from the northern tip of www.facebook.com/medicinemenband mainland Scotland, Neon Waltz are a sixpiece indie band with a psychedelic flair and 2 DECEMBER rich, melodic sound that calls to mind ’60sinfluenced forebears like The Stone Roses MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY - From and The Coral. Signing their first record deal Stage to Page evening of words and with Atlantic in 2015 they have already music: At St Pancras Old Church, London. been names one of the finest British bands Colin MacIntyre celebrates his latest by the likes of Q and NME. They have album Dear Satellite and award-winning Send us all your gig dates for recently released their new single debut novel The Letters of Ivor Punch Edinburgh and Lothians area. ‘Dreamers’. with a night of words and music at the www.facebook.com/neonwaltz beautiful and intimate St Pancras Old Email them to Carol Church in London. An evening of carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 3 DECEMBER storytelling, reminiscence and looking ahead, Colin's special year-end London 1 DECEMBER The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. An show will have him playing old and new evening with LAU: At Queen’s Hall, Mull Historical Society songs sprinkled with EWAN MCLENNAN: At Falkirk Folk Club. a little history and some related yarns. Ewan McLennan’s current touring builds on Edinburgh. Performing two sets with no

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remix “Really enjoyed reshaping the Filthy Tongues' dark visions of Scotland's capital with some brooding breakbeats and acid bass, hopefully it scares you a little bit.” The brooding slice from the Edinburgh underbelly is released on Halloween. www.filthytongues.com

over the last couple of weeks. The track is taken from their eponymous 2nd album Klammer, which is available on Under Dogz Records. The band have just played to a sell out crowd at 100 Club in London and ARE out touring the UK and Ireland with Richie Ramone and his band. www.klammer.co.uk

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Brookfield Knights presents ….. CAM PENNER & JON WOOD: At Soundhouse at The Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh. Cam Penner & Jon Wood continue to make a big impact on this side of the Atlantic on the back of their valuable BBC2 TV exposure and sold-out show at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Cam’s new albm Sex & Politics, has been winning him column THE FILTHY TONGUES: At The Liquid inches and radio plays too – and much Rooms, Edinburgh. The Filthy Tongues have praise from the critics. occupied a unique place at the heart of www.campenner.com Scottish alternative rock, in various www.brookfield-knights.com manifestations, since the mid 80’s. The single Jacobs Ladder, taken from the bands 7 DECEMBER album of the same name has received numerous BBC Scotland plays and the RICHIE RAMONE and KLAMMER: At album a 4 star Scottish Express review. God Edinburgh Bannerman's. Post Punk is in the TV said about the album “These influenced but forward looking band songs wrap themselves around you like a Klammer have just released 'Everything warm blanket and effortlessly soothe your Depends Upon The King' on 7" vinyl on soul.” The single has now received a Curious Fox Records, which is exclusively magical remix from the sublime creative available from Rough Trade shops. BBC's 6 ears of Miaoux Miaoux. He said about the Music DJ Steve Lamacq has been playing it

8 DECEMBER Underground Live: At Teviot Underground, Teviot Row House. Edinburgh University Student’s Association host free live music every Thursday night, showcasing some of Scotland’s best upcoming musicians, and all for free. Indigo Velvet, The Rising Souls, Universal Thee, Earths, and many others have played Underground Live over the last two years. This series of live events will see acts such as The Boy with the Lion Head, Delphi, Broken Boy, Teek and literally, dozens more, play. Come along and hear some great Scottish acts – you don’t need to be a student! Full list of upcoming acts @ http://bit.ly/2cQtXkr www.facebook.com/undergroundliveedinburgh

9 DECEMBER EMILY SMITH plus special mystery guest!: At Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Multiaward winning Scottish folksinger Emily

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Travelling a distance to play or watch a gig? Get a winter roads and traffic update @ http://trafficscotland.org/ https://twitter.com/trafficscotland Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. December sees the release of her sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’. Emily’s career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track). On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background. Joining Emily on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie with the addition of Ross Hamilton at Edinburgh and Dumfries - plus also at Edinburgh a very well known female Scottish singer-songwriter! www.emilysmith.org www.thequeenshall.net Hit The Road presents ..... WYLDE + PLEASURE HEADS + THE VISTAS: At The Mash House, Edinburgh. National youth music touring project, Hit The Road visits Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk from 9-11 December 2016. Managed by the Scottish Music Centre; the project provide young musicians living in Scotland, between the ages of 14-19 years old, the opportunity to learn about the live industry before embarking on a professionally managed tour. Hit The Road aims to equip young artists with the knowledge, contacts and tools to work within the live industry and is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS for Music Foundation. www.hittheroad.org.uk 11 DECEMBER Edinburgh Blues Club presents ….. Charity Night: At Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. Finally, we will have a fundraiser for our nominated charity partner, Rowan Alba on Sunday 11 December. We are still to select the acts to perform at this event. If you're an emerging act who has yet to play the club and would like to feature, please register your interest. All shows on public sale but the most effective way to enjoy the shows at Edinburgh Blues Club is to become a member. For £10 per month/£18 for a couple or £110 per annum you can see all shows with no additional ticket costs. For more details go to ….. www.edinburgh-blues.uk/join-2/ 12 DECEMBER DEAN OWENS & THE WHISKY HEARTS BAND: At Soundhouse at the Traverse,

Edinburgh. Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand. His songs, including Raining in Glasgow and Man From Leith, have been hailed as classics of Scottish songwriting. Last time Dean Owens and the Whisky Hearts played for us at The Traverse it was a sell-out so we recommend early booking for this gig. Dean is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand. Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. www.deanowens.com www.soundhouse.org.uk 15 DECEMBER MAYFLOWER MADAME + MAD GERALD + PUBLISHER: At Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh. 7-10pm. Mayflower Madame is a band from Oslo that specializes in a dark and distinctive blend of psychedelia, shoegaze and post-punk. They are now current with their debut album “Observed in a Dream” which has received excellent reviews both in their home country Norway and abroad. Mellow Promotions have booked them to play The Wee Red Bar with support from Edinburgh four-piece Mad Gerald and electronic act, Publisher. Tickets @ https://tickets-scotland.com/mayfl www.facebook.com/mellowpromotions

orchestra, the TSYJO. Suitable for the whole family, these concerts are an ideal introduction to the incredible sound of Big Band and a great way to start Christmas. www.snjo.co.uk 19 DECEMBER Soundhouse present ..... THE BEVVY SISTERS: At The Traverse, Edinburgh. After last year’s SELL OUT Xmas show, The Bevvy Sisters return for a repeat run of the fun at The Traverse once again. The evening will be introduced by the regular band of Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Cera Impala and David Donnelly. They will then ramp up the action by adding The Bad Boys, truly kicking off the festive season in the way that only The Bevvy Sisters can do. If you’ve been to their parties before you’ll want to come again, if you haven’t …well you’d better get that ticket now as there were a lot of disappointed people turned away last year. www.soundhouse.org.uk 20 DECEMBER Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook with PHIL CUNNINGHAM, KAREN MATHESON, KRIS DREVER, KEVIN MCGUIRE, IAN CARR, JOHN MCCUSKER, EDDI READER: At The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. "The Perfect Way To Fill Up Your Festive Fuel Tank" - The Scotsman www.facebook.com/philschristmassongbook 22 DECEMBER

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook with PHIL CUNNINGHAM, KAREN 16 DECEMBER MATHESON, KRIS DREVER, KEVIN MCGUIRE, IAN CARR, JOHN MCCUSKER, A Christmas Festival of Jazz with THE EDDI READER: At The Queen's Hall, SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA Edinburgh. "The Perfect Way To Fill Up Your and the TOMMY SMITH YOUTH JAZZ Festive Fuel Tank" - The Scotsman ORCHESTRA: At The Queen’s Hall, www.facebook.com/philschristmassongbook Edinburgh. at 7.30pm. Enjoy this wonderful pre Christmas opportunity to relax and get 30 DECEMBER into the festive spirit as the SNJO and TSYJO bring you a double bill of fabulous swinging SKERRYVORE: At Howden Park Centre, jazz to set the scene. Duke Ellington’s Livingston. Skerryvore first formed on the Nutcracker Suite from the SNJO will be tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in encased by some festive delights and 2005. Back then, the band consisted of classics from the TSYJO to create superb Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie evenings of upbeat joyful jazz. This year, (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has whistles & accordion) who bonded with been celebrating 20 years as Scotland’s holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) national Jazz Orchestra. A superb selection and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & of concerts and spectacular musical guitar) over a shared love of music: experiences will culminate next month in “A everything from traditional to rock and iazz. Christmas Festival of Jazz”: two wonderful It was this mix of musical styles and sounds concerts in Edinburgh and Glasgow that that set the path for the band. Now when feature both the SNJO and their youth not touring the different corners of the

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Smith are an acoustic duo hailing from central Scotland. Laura Begley was a contestant on The Voice 2016 (BBC) and has a strong, quirky and original voice. She has worked with professional vocal coaches and more recently, the infamous ‘Boy George’ during her time on BBC’s ‘The Voice’. Her talent is undeniable and has a vocal that will not disappoint. She is joined by Chris Smith, a 33 year old multiinstrumentalist from Glasgow. Support from local acts Carrie Mac, Amy Lou and Craig Mc Morrow. Tickets @ www.assemblyroxy.com www.facebook.com/mellowpromotions 8 JANUARY DOGHOUSE ROSES: At The Wee Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Edinburgh. There’s always been a melodic streak through the folkblues sound of Glasgow’s Doghouse Roses; influenced by the rich musical heritage of the city, along with the fingerpicked guitars and heartfelt tales of many dusty storytellers, this is the 'boundary ignoring landscape' (Americana UK) of the new record, Latest album 'Lost is not Losing’ was released on 25 November. www.doghouseroses.org

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The Fallen Angels Club presents ….. CAM PENNER & JON WOOD: At The Admiral Bar, Glasgow. 7.30pm for 8pm £13 from Tickets Scotland. They were flown in from their base in Canada for a sold-out headline show at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre during Celtic Connections Festival this year 7 JANUARY after winning major TV exposure when tracks from the sensational To Build A Fire LAURA BEGLEY & CHRIS SMITH + album were chosen as the backdrop to the CARRIE MAC + AMY LOU + CRAIG recent BBC 2 TV drama based on Iain McMORROW: At Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. 7-10pm. Laura Begley and Chris Banks’ Stonemouth novel. The new album –

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second House Concert guest at the volunteer-run station’s studios, Eef Barzelay played live there earlier in November to start what the station hopes will be a regular feature.Doors 7.30 pm. Donations (suggested £10) and BYOB. www.celticmusicradio.net RICHIE RAMONE and KLAMMER: At Glasgow’s Stereo. Post Punk influenced but forward looking band Klammer have just released 'Everything Depends Upon The King' on 7" vinyl on Curious Fox Records, which is exclusively available from Rough Trade shops. BBC's 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq has been playing it over the last couple of weeks. The track is taken from their eponymous 2nd album Klammer, which is available on Under Dogz Records. The band have just played to a sell out crowd at 100 Club in London and ARE out touring the UK and Ireland with Richie Ramone and his band. www.klammer.co.uk 10 DECEMBER

Hit The Road presents ..... WYLDE + PLEASURE HEADS + THE VISTAS: At The Garage (Attic), Glasgow. National youth music touring project, Hit The NEON WALTZ: At King Tuts, Glasgow. Road visits Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hailing from the northern tip of mainland Falkirk from 9-11 December 2016. Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six-piece Managed by the Scottish Music Centre; indie band with a psychedelic flair and the project provide young musicians rich, melodic sound that calls to mind living in Scotland, between the ages of ’60s-influenced forebears like The Stone 14-19 years old, the opportunity to learn Roses and The Coral. Signing their first about the live industry before embarking record deal with Atlantic in 2015 they on a professionally managed tour. Hit have already been names one of the The Road aims to equip young artists finest British bands by the likes of Q and with the knowledge, contacts and tools NME. They have recently released their to work within the live industry and is new single ‘Dreamers’. funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth www.facebook.com/neonwaltz Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS for Music Foundation. ESMÉ PATTERSON: (SOLD OUT) At www.hittheroad.org.uk Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Esmé Patterson's third album is released on 11th 11 DECEMBER November 2016 on CD and limited edition magenta vinyl. The lead track BAY CITY ROLLERS: At SSE Hydro, ‘Feel Right’ is a high energy opener, a Glasgow. After a very public spat back in happy-go-lucky Esmé careening into July, which led to Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood early 2000s garage rock and is currently parting company with his fellow Rollers, being played on 6Music, BBC London and the band vowed never to perform Radio X. Esmé says: "Really looking together again. Now after a lot of soul forward to my British Entrance searching, talking and man hugging, (‘brentrance’) tour this November and they agreed to settle their differences December, opening for the one and only once and for all and are set to bring Frank Turner! Thanks so much to the some real festive cheer to the their fans wonderful folks at Xtra Mile for releasing as they prepare to rock the SSE Hydro in We Were Wild to the rest of the world, December. Tickets are on sale now. it's such a pleasure working with that rad www.facebook.com/RollersOfficial team. See you soon, UK!" http://esmepatterson.com BADSTONE: At John Brown’s, Clydebank, 4.30pm, free admission www.facebook.com/johnbrownsbarclydebank 8 DECEMBER Celtic Music Radio presents ….. AGS CONNOLLY: At Celtic Music Radio, Admiral Street, Glasgow. Ags Connolly, a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, but a proud supporter of the ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a traditional roots influence, is heading for a live show at Celtic Music Radio. He will be the

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21 DECEMBER Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook with PHIL CUNNINGHAM, KAREN MATHESON, KRIS DREVER, KEVIN MCGUIRE, IAN CARR, JOHN MCCUSKER, EDDI READER: At Glasgow City Hall, Glasgow. "The Perfect Way To Fill Up Your Festive Fuel Tank" - The Scotsman www.facebook.com/philschristmassongbook 14 JANUARY EDGAR ROAD: At 02 ABC Glasgow. Elgin's own "Edgar Road" are an Alternative Rock Band creating music that is original and vibrant – the band has made it to the finals of the Sound wave music competition and now play the 02 ABC in Glasgow. www.edgarroad.com

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BEN HUNTER, JOE SEAMONS AND PHIL WIGGINS: At Celtic Connections Festival, Club Noir Hogmanay Blast: At Classic Glasgow. Jump into the creek and take an Grand, Glasgow. £22. 9-4pm. Dazzling invigorating swim with Ben Hunter, Joe midnight celebrations. Two burlesque shows Seamons and Phil Wiggins presenting their before and after midnight. DJs play vintage swirling musical whirlpool of pre-war and modern music. Dress up. No jeans or American music. This is music that paved trainers. the way for everything we enjoy today. In www.facebook.com/ClubNoirBurlesque the UK for a rare visit as one of the main overseas attractions at Glasgow’s Celtic 20 JANUARY Connections Festival. www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS: At Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow. Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make a welcome return after their triumphant UK tour of 2016. Last time around, Maverick magazine said this was “uplifting rootsy acoustic music of the finest quality.” You betcha! www.lindsayloumusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

21 JANUARY LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS: At Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow. Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make a welcome return after their triumphant UK tour of 2016. Last time around, Maverick magazine said this was “uplifting rootsy acoustic music of the finest quality.” You betcha! www.lindsayloumusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

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2 FEBRUARY NATHAN BELL: At Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow. Nathan Bell was raised in Iowa City, the son of a nationallyrecognised poet, by 1983, he’d formed the duo Bell & Shore with then-wife Susan Shore. The two scored a record deal, began touring heavily, and would eventually release a pair of records, the second, LRanko Motel, scoring rave reviews. Their marriage and musical partnership ended in 1989 and he didn’t pick up a guitar or write a song again for almost 15 years. www.nathanbellmusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

3 FEBRUARY MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY plus special guest Martha Ffion: At St Lukes, Glasgow for Celtic Connections. Multiinstrumentalist, songwriter and author Colin MacIntyre celebrates his latest album Dear Satellite and award-winning debut novel The Letters of Ivor Punch with a night of words and music in the beautiful surrounds of Saint Luke’s. Produced by Grammy award-winning Dom Morley, known for his work on Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, Dear Satellite has been gaining attention steadily since its release in 2016. Presenting classic songwriting with a dream pop sheen, Glasgow-based Irish songwriter Martha Ffion is “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim" (Goldflakepaint). Tickets @ www.mullhistoricalsociety.com NATHAN BELL: At Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow. Nathan Bell was raised in Iowa City, the son of a nationallyrecognised poet, by 1983, he’d formed the duo Bell & Shore with then-wife Susan Shore. The two scored a record deal, began touring heavily, and would eventually release a pair of records, the second, LRanko Motel, scoring rave reviews. Their marriage and musical partnership ended in 1989 and he didn’t pick up a guitar or write a song again for almost 15 years. www.nathanbellmusic.com www.brookfield-knights.com/up-coming-tours.html

5 FEBRUARY DOGHOUSE ROSES: At The Hug & Pint, Glasgow. There’s always been a melodic streak through the folk-blues sound of Glasgow’s Doghouse Roses; influenced by the rich musical heritage of the city, along with the fingerpicked guitars and heartfelt tales of many dusty storytellers, this is the 'boundary ignoring landscape' (Americana UK) of the new record, Latest album 'Lost is

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Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents ….. FRED MORRISON: At Polish Exservicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5TA. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. Starting at 7.30 till about 10.30. Fred Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, but it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style. His outstanding technical prowess saw him winning many top competition prizes while still at school. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish DEAN OWENS & THE WHISKY HEARTS smallpipes, or reelpipes – Morrison being a BAND: At Tolbooth, Stirling. 8pm £12. pivotal populariser of this once-rare Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville … variety – and Irish uilleann pipes. He was Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest also one of the first Scottish artists to forge singer songwriters, with fans including Bob dynamic links with his Celtic cousins in Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brittany and north-west Spain, adding Brand. Armed with a searingly soulful voice further to his repertoire of influences and and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting tunes, and has long been renowned as an melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana outstanding tune composer. through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk sensibility. His Whisky Hearts band is former Silencers/Simple Minds drummer Jim 9 DECEMBER McDermott, Brian McAlpine -keys and accordion, Amy Geddes - fiddle, Craig Ross - FRED MORRISON: At Tolbooth, Stirling. guitar and Mike McCann -bass, who can rock 8pm £14/£12. A solo performance from one up a storm, with flashes of folk and a touch of Celtic music’s most profoundly skilled and of twang. Tickets from Tolbooth box office audaciously inventive exponents. Scottish 01786 274000 or at piper Fred Morrison is justly famed for his www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth passionately expressive style, rooted in the Gaelic traditions of his father’s native South 4 DECEMBER Uist, and enriched by influences from far and wide, which has seen him dubbed “the STIRLING ORCHESTRA: At The Albert Jimi Hendrix of the pipes”. Tickets from Halls, Stirling. 7:30pm, £10/£8/£5 students Tolbooth box office 01786 274000 or at with ID/£2 children. An orchestra of mostly www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth amateur players from the Stirling area including Stirling university, led by ROY ORBISON SHOW: At The Albert Halls, conductor Stephen Broad and orchestra Stirling. 7:30pm, £20.50/£19.50. Barry leader Joëlle Broad, and tonight featuring Steele is widely recognised as one of the soloist Charlotte Rowan on violin. world’s leading tributes to Roy Orbison, as www.culturestirling.org/albert-halls he presents this contemporary production, celebrating the life and musical legacy of the 6 DECEMBER Big O. Barry is backed in this all live multimedia show, with not only a fabulous band NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR OF and musicians, but a big screen featuring SCOTLAND: At The Albert Halls, Stirling. both live streaming, and images from the 7pm. The 14 NYCoS Area Choirs are part of life and times of Roy Orbison, interspersed the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the with factoids and information about the life organisation dedicated to encouraging and times of what is considered to be one of singing for young people aged 0–25. Led by the best singers the world has ever known. enthusiastic and expert staff, the Choir www.culturestirling.org/albert-halls provides great singing experiences that are both fun and develop musical skills. 11 DECEMBER www.culturestirling.org/albert-halls Hit The Road presents ..... WYLDE + 8 DECEMBER PLEASURE HEADS + THE VISTAS: At Behind The Wall, Falkirk. National youth music touring project, Hit The Road visits Crail Folk Club Christmas Party: At Town Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk from 9-11 Hall in Crail, Fife. Free. Crail Folk Club offers December 2016. Managed by the Scottish a wide range of musical styles to suit all Music Centre; the project provides young tastes, they welcome seasoned musicians, musicians living in Scotland, between the beginners and those that just want to come ages of 14-19 years old, the opportunity to along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. learn about the live industry before During Singers' nights they feature local embarking on a professionally managed singers and musicians. All are welcome. If tour. Hit The Road aims to equip young you don’t want to make music then just artists with the knowledge, contacts and come along and tap your feet. For all gigs tools to work within the live industry and is

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FIFE / CENTRAL / PERTHSHIRE / TAYSIDE Send us all your gig dates for Tayside, Perthshire, Fife and Central areas . Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 1 DECEMBER DEAN OWENS: At Clark’s on Lindsay St, Dundee. Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand. His songs, including Raining in Glasgow and Man From Leith, have been hailed as classics of Scottish songwriting. www.deanowens.com Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club presents ….. CAM PENNER & JON WOOD: At Polish Ex-servicemen's Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5TA. Entry £8 members, £10 non-members. Starts 7.30 till about 10.30. Cam Penner doesn’t so much sing songs as summon them up like a medium calling up spirits. His gentle growl can become a Delta howl, as if he is the conduit, a mere medium articulating the blues of a whole continent, emanating from a bottomless well of shared everyman experience. www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk www.campenner.com www.brookfield-knights.com NEON WALTZ: At PJ Molloys, Dunfermline. Hailing from the northern tip of mainland Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six-piece indie band with a psychedelic flair and rich, melodic sound that calls to mind ’60sinfluenced forebears like The Stone Roses and The Coral. Signing their first record deal with Atlantic in 2015 they have already been names one of the finest British bands by the likes of Q and NME. They have recently released their new single ‘Dreamers’. www.facebook.com/neonwaltz 2 DECEMBER

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Almost Blue Promotions presents ….. CAM PENNER & JON WOOD: At The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £10 / £8 adv. We are very happy to announce the return of the brilliant CAM PENNER & JON WOOD to Aberdeen ! Get your tickets early, this was a very busy night the last time they played! The music he plays - and energy generated - has won him many friends, fans and admirers. The Send us all your gig dates for mesmerising live show is bigger - and Aberdeenshire and the north east brighter - than before, spontaneously grand area and fragile at the same time. Percussive elements and layered guitar techniques Email them to Carol have added rich texture. Cam hails from a carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Mennonite community in Southern Manitoba, where his parents, town rebels, 1 DECEMBER ran an illegal roadhouse and his grandfather, a bootlegger, was a muchRED DIRT SKINNERS: At Montrose Folk loved character in the rural community. Club, Links Hotel, Montrose. £8. In 2013, Growing up against that background, he the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band found an appreciation for common people's in history to succeed at both the British stories. Since stepping out aged 18, he has Blues Awards and the British Country Music experienced more raw humanity than most Awards, but don't let this impressive

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SKERRYVORE: At The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie ESMÉ PATTERSON: (SOLD OUT) At The 11 DECEMBER (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, Garage, Aberdeen. Esmé Patterson's third whistles & accordion) who bonded with album is released on 11th November 2016 EMILY SMITH: At Woodend Barn, holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) on CD and limited edition magenta vinyl. Banchory. Multi-award winning Scottish and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & The lead track ‘Feel Right’ is a high energy folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading guitar) over a shared love of music: opener, a happy-go-lucky Esmé careening voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a everything from traditional to rock and iazz. into early 2000s garage rock and is decade. December sees the release of her It was this mix of musical styles and sounds currently being played on 6Music, BBC sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’. that set the path for the band. Now when London and Radio X. Esmé says: "Really Emily’s career began in 2002 when she not touring the different corners of the looking forward to my British Entrance became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young globe, the band can be found performing (‘brentrance’) tour this November and Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live December, opening for the one and only accolades include Scots Singer of the Year Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Frank Turner! Thanks so much to the 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale as wonderful folks at Xtra Mile for releasing We BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 well as special needs schools throughout the Were Wild to the rest of the world, it's such (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional UK. “Six of the best musical ambassadors a pleasure working with that rad team. See Track). On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily Scotland could ever have wished for… a you soon, UK!" presents a beautifully crafted album of living, breathing, l2 legged party waiting to http://esmepatterson.com original and traditional material drawn from happen.” - The Falkirk Herald her folk background. Joining Emily on tour http://skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ 4 DECEMBER will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie with the addition of Ross Hamilton at 19 DECEMBER Brookfield Knights presents ….. CAM Edinburgh and Dumfries - plus also at PENNER & JON WOOD: At The Bothy, Edinburgh a very well known female Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

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HIGHLANDS + WEST COAST / ARGYLL Send us all your gig dates for the Highlands Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com 9 DECEMBER THE NINTH WAVE: At Madhatters, Inverness. www.facebook.com/TheNinthWaveOfficial NEON WALTZ: At Madhatters, Inverness. Hailing from the northern tip of mainland Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six-piece indie band with a psychedelic flair and rich, melodic sound that calls to mind ’60sinfluenced forebears like The Stone Roses and The Coral. Signing their first record deal with Atlantic in 2015 they have already been names one of the finest British bands by the likes of Q and NME. They have recently

released their new single ‘Dreamers’. www.facebook.com/neonwaltz 10 DECEMBER EMILY SMITH: At The Arc Sessions, Inchberry Hall, Fochabers. Multi-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. December sees the release of her sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’. Emily’s career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track). On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background. Joining Emily on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie with the addition of Ross Hamilton at Edinburgh and Dumfries - plus also at Edinburgh a very well known female Scottish singer-songwriter! www.emilysmith.org www.eventbrite.co.uk 31 DECEMBER SKERRYVORE: At Red Hot Highland Fling, Inverness. Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in

2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and iazz. It was this mix of musical styles and sounds that set the path for the band. Now when not touring the different corners of the globe, the band can be found performing relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale as well as special needs schools throughout the UK. “Six of the best musical ambassadors Scotland could ever have wished for… a living, breathing, l2 legged party waiting to happen.” - The Falkirk Herald http://skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ 2 JANUARY SKERRYVORE with SKIPINNISH: At Nevis Centre, Fort William. Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock

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10 DECEMBER HARRY & THE HENDERSONS: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 9pm. Free admission. www.thepht.co.uk 11 DECEMBER HARRY & THE HENDERSONS: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 4pm. Free admission. www.thepht.co.uk 13 DECEMBER

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accompanied by a talented young fiddler and local youngsters singing www.thepht.co.uk 25 DECEMBER World Music: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. Noon. Free admission. www.thepht.co.uk 26 DECEMBER Live Music: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 3pm. Free admission. www.thepht.co.uk 31 DECEMBER THE LIFT SHAFT INCIDENT: At The Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 9pm. Free admission. The Lift Shaft Incident named themselves after the accident that threw them forward in time and embarked on a mission to SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. Armed with only the stage clothes and light show from 1988 they play the music of their time. Van Halen, Motley Crue, AC\DC, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns n Roses and some new tunes they picked up along the way www.thepht.co.uk

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SKERRYVORE: At Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright. Skerryvore first formed on BADSTONE: At The Harbour Bar, Troon, the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west 9pm, free admission coast in 2005. Back then, the band www.facebook.com/harbourbartroon consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie 4 DECEMBER (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West EMILY SMITH: At Loch Arthur Farm Shop, (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish Beeswing. Multi-award winning Scottish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading music: everything from traditional to rock voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a and iazz. It was this mix of musical styles decade. December sees the release of her and sounds that set the path for the band. sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’. Now when not touring the different corners Emily’s career began in 2002 when she of the globe, the band can be found became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young performing relentlessly, contributing to Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The accolades include Scots Singer of the Year Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the Cornton Vale as well as special needs BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 schools throughout the UK. “Six of the best (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional musical ambassadors Scotland could ever Track). On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily have wished for… a living, breathing, l2 presents a beautifully crafted album of legged party waiting to happen.” - The original and traditional material drawn from Falkirk Herald her folk background. Joining Emily on tour http://skerryvore.com/gigs-2/ will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie with the addition of Ross Hamilton at 15 DECEMBER Edinburgh and Dumfries - plus also at Edinburgh a very well known female EMILY SMITH: At Theatre Royal, Dumfries. Scottish singer-songwriter! Multi-award winning Scottish folksinger www.emilysmith.org Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the www.dgartslive.org.uk Scottish folk scene for over a decade. December sees the release of her sixth solo

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£12. 7.30pm. The music of Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni has the flesh of Folk but, if you were to cut the skin, you’d find it pumped with contemporary, genreblended blood. Born under a rainbow, in Raigmore Hospital, on the 7th November ’91, Rachel has grown into a writer, musician and artist. In all that she creates, it seems, there remains a preservation of the pure and mystical, symbolic in that beam of fragmented light that shone 24 18 DECEMBER sun-spun years ago. The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and EMILY SMITH: At Drumlanrig Castle, songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by Thornhill. Multi-award winning Scottish artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading Villagers, Feist, John Martyn, Van Morrison, voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a Fionn Regan, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright decade. December sees the release of her Eyes and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’. Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Emily’s career began in 2002 when she Martin’s music regularly silences audiences became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young and turns heads. Lead single ‘Your Face’ has Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent received over 2 million Spotify plays as well accolades include Scots Singer of the Year as steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio. 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the www.macarts.scot BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional 3 DECEMBER Track). On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of RED DIRT SKINNERS: At Eyemouth original and traditional material drawn from Hippodrome, Eyemouth, Borders. £12.50. In her folk background. Joining Emily on tour 2013, the Red Dirt Skinners became the first will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie band in history to succeed at both the with the addition of Ross Hamilton at British Blues Awards and the British Country Edinburgh and Dumfries - plus also at Music Awards, but don't let this impressive Edinburgh a very well known female accolade pigeonhole their music for you; Scottish singer-songwriter! they've also recently been nominated for an www.emilysmith.org Americana award. Drawing on influences as www.dgartslive.org.uk diverse as Acker Bilk and ACDC, this unique duo are breaking all the rules and creating a whole new sound. www.facebook.com/RedDirtSkinners www.eyemouthhippodrome.org

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RED DIRT SKINNERS: At Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria. £10. In 2013, the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band in history to succeed at both the British Email them to Carol carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, but don't let this impressive accolade pigeonhole their music for you; 30 NOVEMBER they've also recently been nominated for an Americana award. Drawing on influences as FRED MORRISON: At The Hippodrome, diverse as Acker Bilk and ACDC, this unique Harbour Road, Eyemouth, Berwickshire duo are breaking all the rules and creating a TD14 5HT. All concerts begin at 8.00pm. Full details on website or call 01890 750099. whole new sound. www.facebook.com/RedDirtSkinners www.eyemouthhippodrome.org 1 DECEMBER RACHEL SERMANNI + THE LAKE POETS + TAYLOR: At MacArts Centre, Galashiels.

St Boswells Live presents ….. An Evening with MARTIN CARTHY: At St Boswells Village Hall, Jenny Moore's Road, TD6 0AL. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his 10 DECEMBER award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more String Jam Club presents MARY than 40 albums. Tickets £12 in advance @ COUGHLAN: At The County Hotel, 1-5 High https://musicglue.com Street, Selkirk, Scottish Borders TD7 4BZ www.facebook.com/stboswellslive

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Three days of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe. See Shetland Vikings bearing firelit torches, hear beautiful choral singing in St Giles' Southside Fringe Cathedral, enjoy birling to traditional Scottish music in the Old Town, and watch top stars and Glasgow incredible fireworks from Princes Street Gardens. 12-18 May 2017 Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to With their festival programme running from the party! 12th-28th of May 2017, Southside Fringe is now gearing up for its 5th year. Online event applicawww.edinburghshogmanay.org tions launch on the 30th of November, you can register your event via www.southsidefringe. com . Building on the success of 2016 with 50 venues hosting more than 200 events, Southside Fringe are now putting the call out for all kinds of events to be part of next year’s festival – Celtic Connections Theatre, Music. Comedy, Art, Cabaret, Spoken Glasgow Word, Family, Heritage, Food & Drink, Health & 19 January - 5 February Wellbeing, Film, and Literary/Books. Closing date for applications, 17 February 2017. For Celtic Connections 2017 comprises a wealth of more information, contact: concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events corinna@southsidefringe.org.uk and late night sessions taking place over 18 days across various venues in Glasgow. From Thurswww.southsidefringe.com day 19 January to Sunday 5 February 2,100 musicians from across the globe will take part in 300 events at venues throughout Glasgow, Scot- Orkney Folk Festival land, for one of the leading annual festivals of Orkney world, folk and roots music. The festival is sup25-28 May 2017 ported by Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland, and delivered by Glasgow Life. 18 days One of Scotland’s longest-running folk festivals, of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, work- celebrating its 35th outing in 2017, the Orkney shops, free events, late night sessions and a Folk Festival is one of the most prolific events in host of special one-off musical collaborations will the Scottish and UK folk calendars, and one of once again light up the Scottish winter when the highlights of Orkney’s diary of community Celtic Connections returns. events. An entirely voluntary run event, the fes-

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FEBRUARY Groove CairnGorm Cairngorms 25-25 February 2017 Launched last year as the UK’s first resort based snowsports festival, Groove Cairngorm combined winter snowsports, along with a selection of DJs and acoustic acts performing over two stages up the mountain, followed by an Apres-ski party until the early hours at Badaguish Outdoor Centre featuring acts including Grandmaster Flash, Hot Chip and Radio 1’s Monki amongst many others. www.facebook.com/groovecairngorm

The Bield at Blackruthven, Perthshire 23-25 June 2017

tival annually attracts artists from all corners of the folk world - from leading international names to up and coming fresh faces - to Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland, for four days of concerts, ceilidhs, clubs, sessions, talks and craic. Artists and audiences are welcomed by and into Orkney’s own thriving folk scene, with Orcadian artists providing around two thirds of the festival programme. Line-up announced across December-March, with tickets on sale in April, around six weeks ahead of the event. This is relatively close to the festival itself, as the festival consists of around 35 individually programmed and ticketed events, rather than offering all-in-one day or weekend tickets. Artists visiting the festival perform on several occasions, though, offering a number of chances to catch them over the weekend. www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

Hebridean Celtic Festival Hebrides 19-22 July 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. The cream of international folk and Celtic music have heaped praise on HebCeltl as it celebrated its 20th year in 2015 by hosting its biggest number of live performances ever. Award-winning artists who took part in this year's Hebridean Celtic Festival hailed it a huge success after bosses laid on new venues and returned to its roots for the showpiece event. www.hebceltfest.com

ButeFest The Isle of Bute 28-30 July 2017 A three day festival of music, food and fun. This accessible and hugely friendly family festival all takes places a mere thirty-five miles as the crow flies from Glasgow. Butefest has endeavoured to compile a richly varied and superb line-up that includes both the contemporary and the classic of the music world and runs that gamut from rock to roots and folk to dance. www.butefest.co.uk

AUGUST Tartan Heart ‘Belladrum’ Festival Beauly 3-5 August 2017 Get yourself a ticket to Scotland’s all ages wackiest festival of music and performing arts. Bella is back in its beautiful Highland setting with all the crazy variety that makes it Scotland’s premier boutique festival. ''Belladrum - quite simply, it’s what everyday life should be like, if only everyday life didn't get in the way.'' - Clare Damdoaran, eFestivals. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival takes place in the beautiful Highland surround-

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SCOTTISH MUSIC FESTIVALS Read our full festival listings @ http://musicnewsscotland.wordpress.com/festivals/ ings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire. The independent festival has built a reputation for its eclectic line-ups, its offbeat non-musical entertainments and its all-ages approach. www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

SEPTEMBER Drumlanrig Castle 1-2 September 2017

lanrig Castle, south west Scotland. We’ve been working really hard to top last year and we’re pretty excited about this summer, as well as having some brand new developments. One of the most exciting music festivals in Scotland returns in 2016, over two days in the stunning grounds of Drumlanrig Castle!

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