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29 NOVEMBER THE WYNNTOWN MARSHALS / JAY BROWN; The Wynntown Marshals are of the freshest and stylistically most authentic No Depression/alt.country bands on the scene right now comes to us straight from … no, not Austin, Minneapolis, Portland, Raleigh or Louisville… but from Edinburgh in Scotland. It's true! Jay Brown is an Edinburgh-based singersongwriter and his music is heartfelt, packed with passion, and lies somewhere between the raw emotional style of Ryan Adams and the hopeful romanticism of early Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. In his opening slot here, he'll preview some songs from his forthcoming new album, which has been produced by the legendary Boo Hewerdine. From 7.30pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Edinburgh. Advance tickets £9 stbf available from Ripping Records. JAZZ; 6-8.30pm, Free before 8pm: Teatime Acoustic – SHER WATSON & Friends, 9pm (Entry from 8pm), £5/£4 GROOVEYARD, Scottish guitar legend Malcolm MacFarlane (ex Jamie Cullum, Barbara Thompson) brings in classic swing/funk jazz organ grooves featuring alto sax genius Martin Kershaw, hip Hammond Organ from keys ace Paul Harrison, and driving ex-US drummer Paul Mills 12-3am (Entry from 11.30pm), £5/£4. iFOUNDATION (Reggae!), Dance to classic 'Lover's Rock' Reggae sounds from West Coast 7-piece, who were nominated for last year's British Reggae Awards in London. Plus Funk DJ. The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh. NORDIC FESTIVAL - WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE. Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £12 + BF, Doors: 7pm. THE RETROPHONES are a 10piece Edinburgh-based funk band playing a set of high-tempo 1970s’ grooves, including songs from funk legends: Chic, James Brown, and KC & The Sunshine Band. They are a fun and funky band, guaranteed to get your event grooving – so be

sure to bring your dancing shoes! From 8pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Edinburgh. £5 in advance or £6 on the door. Buy online here. Over 18 only

(Leeds), Bringing hard hitting Klezmer to the world music stage, Leeds-based 4-piece acoustic/ electric band 'Tantz' deliver a powerful blend of Eastern European folk and broken beats, as enjoyed by thousands at festivals eg EGEBAMYASI; Two room Bestival, Knockengorroch, London extravaganza featuring the awesome EGEBAMYASI in his 30th Remixed, and gigs at Balkanarama, year of performing his own brand of Rhythmtree and Galtres. 'A serious dance response from a happy and eggstream ACID! Breakcore sweaty canteen crowd' (Venue hardcore superstar DJ Skull Vomit Magazine); 'Tantz continued the who is blowing up all over the gypsy vibe with a high-paced and scene working with all the top talents including Otto von schirach! exhaustingly gapless set that was more than enough to keep your Sadistic kicking out some serious reviewer up into the early hours!' hardcore/crossbread and local Galtres Festival, 12-3am (Entry heros Autonome and Pedigree from 11.30pm) £3/£2, THE Skum Sound System. Fat techno, SUNDAY SINNERS, Dynamic funk/ booming hip hop, raging jungle, soul-inspired grooves from in-theand a chill out room all night! pocket 5-piece band, featuring Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, outstanding vocalist Ms Fiona Edinburgh. Start and end times: Lynch! The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers 11pm – 5 am tbc Price: £4.50 Street, Edinburgh. 30 NOVEMBER MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE; JAZZ; 12.30-2.30pm CLOSED Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Private Party, 3-5.30pm Free Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: TBC, FTERNOON JAZZ with THE Doors: 7pm. MELLOTONES TRIO, 6.308.30pm, Free before 8pm: Teatime DALLAHAN / ADAM HOLMES; Acoustic - MIKE MacFARLANE & Dallahan, EP Launch event. Friends, 9-12 (Entry from 8pm), Through unique arrangements of £5/£4, 'WORLD PREMIERE' original music and traditional Irish QUINTET, Every Saturday, a handtunes and songs, Dallahan brings a picked 5-piece of excellent jazz fresh new sound to the world of players is brought together for the Celtic music and drive the genre first time. With a different selection forward. A breath taking musical of musicians each week, it's always journey delivered by award winning a 'surprise' line-up - even for the musicians. Adam Holmes is a players! Tonight features top singer/songwriter who has already trumpeter Colin Steele, SNJO sax been a Celtic Connections Young player Bill Fleming, and pianist Traditional Musician Award finalist, David Patrick, plus Ed Kelly BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best (bass) and Bill Kyle (drums) 12Newcomer nominee and Scottish 3am (Entry from 11.30pm), £5/£4. Traditional Music Award winner. THE BANJO LOUNGE FOUR, From 8pm in The Ballroom. The Innovative, party-powering 4Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register piece with guitar, banjo, bass and St Edinburgh. Admission £8. Over drums, plus 3-part vocals, 18 only delivering Mash-up versions of songs by Louis Prima, Beyonce, 4 DECEMBER New Order, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Punjabi MC, Stevie LOOP + Special Guests. Liquid Wonder, New Order, Blur, Lady Room, 9c Victoria Street, Gaga, The White Stripes, House of Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £15 STBF. Pain, Survivor … and more! Plus DJ Secret CDs featuring Lorraine D'Viking, The Jazz Bar, 1a Mccauley And The Borderlands + Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Iona Marshall + Arran Artic + Dog on a Swing, 7pm. GLEN TILBROOK; Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv SECRET CDS is a monthly live Tickets: TBC. Doors: 7pm music night and website with one aim – to sell the CDs of musicians BIG COUNTRY + GUESTS; Liquid based in and around the Edinburgh Room, 9c Victoria Street, area. On the first Wednesday of the Edinburgh. Adv Tickets £25 + BF. month in The Voodoo Rooms Doors: 7pm Speakeasy four acts get 30 minutes on stage to convince you that 1 DECEMBER buying their CD will make your life better. Lorraine Mccauley And JAZZ; 6-8.30pm, Free before 8pm: The Borderlands, EdinburghTeatime Acoustic: HOT TIN ROOF based, and Donegal-born, Lorraine (Blues), 9pm (Entry from 8pm), McCauley has been performing and £5/£4, 'TANTZ' KLEZMER BAND recording with the Borderlands for

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the last 3 years, creating uplifting gigs which have built them a loyal fan base, including Karine Polwart, in the Scottish folk and festival scene. Iona Marshall won a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections and has a self produced numerous EPs since, including a release on De-fence records in 2011. Arran Arctic (a.k. a. Arran Southall) is a D.I.Y. singer songwriter, musician and artist who has been independently producing and releasing music for almost a decade. When he’s not recording in his home studio, he’s doodling, knitting and generally being creative in any way possible! Dog On A Swing is the pseudonym under which Ed Ritchie writes and plays music. It's usually just him, but he likes to bring in other musicians on a fluid and flexible basis. From 7.30pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Edinburgh. Admission £3. Over 18 only 5 DECEMBER HEIDI TALBOT: See Heidi perform with her band at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on 5 December (and St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow on 24 November). Heidi also has a new single out on 1 December. Heidi's band are: John McCusker, Ian Carr, Andy Cutting and Ewen Vernal plus special guests Julie Fowlis and Louis

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DED RABBIT / THE HOLY GHOSTS; Liverpudlian John Power has been a singer songwriter and musician who has been at the top of his game since he stepped onto the scene with The La's in second half of the 80's. During his 5 years with The La's, not only did he prove himself as an excellent musician, he also emerged as an excellent My First Music present JOHN songwriter, something that would POWER: At The Voodoo Rooms truly be realised following his Edinburgh with THE HOLY departure from the band in 1991, GHOSTS, DED RABBIT and KAT as the following year he formed HEALY. John's a singer songwriter Cast where he was frontman. Kat and musician who has been at the Healy and her band-The Kat Healy top of his game since he stepped Music Club, are an acoustic/poponto the scene with The La’s in the based act from Edinburgh. Since second half of the 80′s. Following her first performances in 2005, his departure from the band in Kat’s reputation as a notable singer/ 1991, the following year he formed songwriter in the Scottish music Cast where he was frontman. Cast scene has proven she is a longwent on to have four excellent lasting international music figure. albums and a string of hit singles Ded Rabbit “A band of brothers over a ten year period. In 2010 playing an eclectic mix of indie and Cast reformed and this year sax funk” may at first conjure up an released their fifth album ‘Troubled image of a jazz hands modern day Times’. John is performing a short version of The Osmonds but the 4 acoustic tour of Scotland taking in boys from Ded Rabbit couldn’t be Edinburgh, Glasgow and further from it. Originally from Kilmarnock. Expect to hear an array Yorkshire, it was a move to the of both classic tracks from Power’s Highlands of Scotland made these past as band member and solo boys pick up their instruments and artist. Tickets Available @ find a better way to beat their www.tickets-scotland.com/ Price £9 boredom. With musical influences https://twitter.com/mfmayrshire as diverse as their music, they www.facebook.com/mfmpromos absorbed everything from The Beatles and Hendrix to Queens of JOHN POWER / KAT HEALY / the Stone Age and threw in some

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Thousand Wings is a multicultural concert celebrating inspiring people, projects and communities from around the world, all of whom hold a connection with Edinburgh and Scotland this year. www.tinderboxproject.co.uk www.thequeenshall.net ENUFF Z NUFF; Bannermans, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Tickets £12, Time 8pm. KELBURN GARDEN PARTY. The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax and Sparkz / Ill Papa Giraffe / Soul Jam Hot DJs / The Too Much Fun Club (Live Art). We are having a "Winter Warmer" featuring one of the finest live UK hip-hop acts on the circuit just now, The Mouse Outfit ft Dr Syntax & Sparkz. This band have been making big waves at the festivals this summer, and are currently touring their breathtakingly diverse and well-produced debut album, Escape Music. Support comes from Edinburgh outfit Ill Papa Giraffe, who feature cult MC Tickle. Studio 24, Carlton Road, Edinburgh, Tickets: £6+BF advance / £9 on the door. 10.30pm – 3am Tickets available here: http://www. kelburngardenparty.com/tickets/ and usual Edinburgh outlets

Entertaining's finale will boast over 50 performers playing a Duke Ellington's C Jam Blues, with audience participation. Regardless of whether everyone has enjoyed their mulled wine and mince pie, the concert is guaranteed to be 'Most Entertaining', with special guests appearing too, including, father Christmas... Summerhall, Dissection Room. Swummerhall Place, Edinburgh, Tickets £10 for adults – children go free. Time 3pm.

ANN PIGALLE / NATALIE PRYCE; Ann Pigalle The Last Chanteuse needs no introduction…Like Edith Piaf , The Last Chanteuse grew up at the back of Montmartre in Paris, France. Her teenage years were spent playing guitar in an all girls punk band and watching films. Anne then moved to London, recorded with Michael Nyman and Adrian Sherwood and then went on to sign a recording contract with Trevor Horn’s record label ZTT, with whom she recorded an album and a few singles. Hailed as the Queen of Chic Bohemia. Natalie Pryce are a Glasgow based band that channel a fascination with the roots of jazz, blues and punk into their own unique, narrative, song-writing. Her live shows are known for their electrifying energy and spectacle. DOBBYN AND MCGLASHAN Using specially designed lighting Together In Concert For The First and always performing in black suits Time. Dave Dobbyn and Don the band craft an immersive and McGlashan, two of New Zealand’s intense atmosphere. They play with most successful songwriters, will passion and precision throwing share a stage for the first time everything they have into the when they tour later this year. delivery of the songs. From 7.30pm These respected and much-loved in The Ballroom. The Voodoo musicians will perform an intimate, Rooms, 19a West Register St seated concert drawing on a vast Edinburgh. Advance tickets £10 catalogue of songs written as solo stbf available from Ticketweb, The artists and as members of The Voodoo Rooms, Ripping Records, Mutton Birds, Th’ Dudes, Blam Blam Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Buy Blam and DD Smash. The Bongo online here. Over 18 only. Club, Edinburgh. Time 7pm, Tickets £15 + BF. tickets are available from 10 DECEMBER Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland FERGUS OF GALLOWAY heads and The Bongo Club. into town - The World premiere of a new mini opera by Alexander McCall JOHN HAY’ From 6.30pm in The Speakeasy. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a Smith and Tom Cunningham followed by Alexander McCall Smith West Register St Edinburgh, Admission price TBC. Over 18 only. discussing his recent work with writer Jamie Jauncey. Edinburgh’s Queen's Hall, with Mince Pies and 8 DECEMBER mulled wine. MOST ENTERTAINING'S ANNUAL www.thequeenshall.net WINTER CONCERT; MOST Entertaining's annual Winter concert JAMMIN' AT VOODOO; Monthly will be hosted for the first time at Live Jam Session with some of Summerhall – which is an afternoon Scotland's leading musicians playing of music for all the family. The lounge grooves from many genres. student concert will feature a Catch Blues, Soul, Funk, Ska, Rock selection of debut performances and Reggae, Jazz & Country. from our after school Music-Making There's decent valve amps, a tight Clubs – with primary school children sound system & tech. Musicians coming from across Edinburgh to play by invitation to set a good perform in their ensembles. One standard. Recent guests have school ensemble promises to included Elvis Presley’s legendary present a revised version of The 12 guitarist, James Burton, Jerry Days of Christmas, produced by our Donahue, Gregg Wright, Neville American intern, Tabitha Gallagher. Marten, Jimmy Moon & The Our concert will also include solo Moonshiners, John Bruce, Adam instrumentalists of all ages and Clarkson of Zoot Money & many abilities, including an 11 year old more. Usually a Wednesday, midplaying the James Bond theme tune month. Watch this site & on trumpet to 90 year old taking to announcement each month for the stage for the very first time, dates. The sessions are arranged by performing boogie-woogie piano Rod Kennard who plays bass with after only 6 months of lessons! Most The River Devils & Blues in Trouble

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Hands Up for Trad has launched their latest Scotland Sings weekend which will take place in celebration of St Andrew’s Day, from the 29 November until 1 December, and it is calling out for singers, karaoke fans and shower rock stars to sign up for this year’s festivities. It is one of many events that are part of the Event Scotland, Scotland’s Winter Festival.

Singer Melanie Masson and the Razzmatazz children's choir belted out Auld Lang Syne at Robert Burns Cottage to help launch Scotland Sings 2013 Scotland Sings is the first ever initiative designed to encourage people to get out there and have a sing-a-long and the three-day festival will see a series of singing events spanning the width and breadth of Scotland, in locations including Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow, Cumbernauld and Balerno. People of all ages, backgrounds and vocal talent are being encouraged to get involved, with the aim of getting the whole of Scotland singing and having a great time in the process whether that is as part of a community group, by yourself or in a band. Says Melanie Masson: “I’m delighted to be here at the Burns Museum to launch Scotland Sings with such a talented group of youngsters. Burns was such a wonderful songwriter and poet which is inspiring in itself. When people think of singing, they usually think of being on a big stage in front of lots of people. That’s something I love but it’s not for everyone and not the only way you can be involved in singing. I’ve seen first-hand how singing has helped young people gain confidence and make friends, which is why initiatives like Scotland Sings are so important. I'm proud to be Scottish and proud to be part of Scotland Sings.” Adds Simon Thoumire, Creative Director of Hands Up for Trad: “We hope today’s launch inspires people from all over the country to sign up for Scotland Sings. You don’t need to sound like SuBo to take part – just love to sing and have some fun. The last Scotland Sings Weekend saw over 60 events and 3000 people take part and we hope to beat that this year and what could be more inspiring than doing it over our national holiday weekend”. To find out more about Scotland Sings events taking place in your area visit: www.scotlandsings.co.uk and to take part email: scotlandsings@handsupfortrad.co.uk Further information on the Winter Festivals programme @

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TERRY MCDERMOTT MUSIC & THE BONFIRES with support from Amy Sawers and Craig John Davidson on 29 December in Aberdeen's Lemon Tree. Terry McDermott & The Bonfires make their first return to the UK since launching their debut CD the Palmetto Heights EP on Fat Hippy Records in June this year. Aberdeen's Terry McDermott has made a big difference to the City's Fat Hippy Records since they released Terry's Palmetto Heights EP with his band The Bonfires back in June. Following his success last year on The Voice USA Terry has developed a massive worldwide fan base and has brought so much attention to Aberdeen and it's many amazing musicians by choosing to work with Fat Hippy again. Thanks to Terry the label made it to LA earlier this month with Amy Sawers and Craig John Davidson and with his help they are planning a tour to New Orleans next year. Terry's continued support and passion for all things Aberdonian is never-ending! So get along and support one of Aberdeen's most avid supporters and ambassadors when he returns to Scotland with his favourite label mates Amy Sawers and Craig John Davidson. If ever there was a hard working Aberdeen musician that deserved a sold out Lemon Tree to play to it's this guy!!Lemon Tree, 5 West North St, Aberdeen. event page: www.facebook.com/events/548653075188609/ tickets: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com www.facebook.com/terrymacmusic and Ash Gupta, Guitarist & leader of KoolVibration, Scotland's top Roots Reggae ensemble featuring Trav "Hedkandi" Panesar on sax. Entrance Free except for occasional special guest nights. From 9pm 11pm in The Ballroom. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Edinburgh. Free admission. Over 18 only 11 DECEMBER EDINBURGH UNLIMITED: Relaunch night, Following on from last year's successful run, Edinburgh Unlimited is back with a vengeance. Audience will be treated to the jazzy folk of Caro Bridges And The River, original tunes from Scarborough's one and only Sir Tom Watton and Edinburgh based singer songwriter Nicole Strachan. Edinburgh Unlimited will be presenting a handpicked selection of Edinburgh based bands and performers on a monthly basis, and since the admission price is free, there's no reason to stay at home! Pivo, 2-6 Calton Rd, Edinburgh. Time 8pm. Free admission. www.facebook.com/EdinburghUnlimited

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Rautavaara. Rautavaara is known for his mystical soundworlds and eclectic style and, like Sibelius, who also features in the programme, writes music which is evocative of his home country. The short Christensen and Rautavaara interludes challenge audiences to listen to Grieg’s popular string work afresh. The Nordic journey continues in Finland with the noble melodies of Sibelius’ stirring Andante festivo, a single movement work originally scored for string quartet which layers simple musical lines to great effect. The programme finishes in Norway with the striking folk colours and drama of Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1, in a brand new arrangement for string orchestra by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £15, Students £5, Under 16s free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking Tel 0131 668 2019. www.thequeenshall.net www.scottishensemble.co.uk

SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: NORDIC NIGHTS: Concerts by Candlelight, The Scottish Ensemble’s Christmas Concerts by Candlelight take a fresh approach to the traditional Christmas concert offering. This year – in keeping with the 2013/14 season’s theme of place and musical identity – the programme centres on winter Nordic landscapes. Audiences are invited to take a trip to the frozen north and explore sparkling, spirited Scandinavian music in the festive setting of candlelit churches and cathedrals across the country. The programme begins with Grieg’s fivemovement Holberg Suite interspersed with new music from today’s Scandinavia. This includes a new commission from Christian Winther Christensen, an avant garde Danish composer who draws inspiration from a wide range of cultural and musical influences, resulting in a style which is entirely his own. There are also short 13 DECEMBER interludes from The Fiddlers by leading Finnish composer Einojuhani VOODOO KINGS; Bannermans,

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THE VALVES + GUESTS; Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Adv Tickets: £13.50 + BF, Doors: 7pm 27 DECEMBER

SKERRYVORE are a multi-award THE TWILIGHT SAD; Liquid Room, winning Scottish band creating a 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. ‘trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Doors: 7pm, Adv Tickets: £12.50. Century. Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston. Doors 19:00; 16 DECEMBER Tickets £18/£16, Tel 01506 777666 www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk THE PATHHEAD CHOIR CONCERT; This will be an 31 DECEMBER opportunity for the choir to share what they have worked on during WEE DUB HOGMANAY; Once their 2013 autumn term so expect again we return to the magnificent beautiful new arrangements of medieval vaulted archways of The carols, jazz standards, original and Caves in Edinburgh’s Old Town for traditional songs. St Mary’s Chapel, another massive Hogmanay party. Pathhead. Doors 7.30pm, Concert Last year’s event was such a great 8pm. Admission is free but success we just had to do it again. donations to the choir fund are What’s more we have invited one of welcome. the giants of the UK scene, Dreadzone, to give us the full force 17 DECEMBER of their soundsystem show featuring legendary MCs Spee and Earl 16. The WONDER STUFF on their Alongside Dreadzone, we have a set ‘SLEIGH THE UK 2013’ Tour, from rising star from dancehall/ with POP WILL EAT ITSELF AND jungle producer Jinx In Dub JESUS JONES. Following the featuring probably the hottest MC in phenomenal response to the 2012 the country just now - Parly B. Jinx shows, The Wonder Stuff are In Dub has carved a niche for pleased to announce that they will himself over the last 2 years with once again join their two old his dancefloor-destroying fusion of sparring partners for another run of reggae, dancehall and jungle - his shows. Edinburgh Picture House,. sound has smashed the biggest Lothian Rd, Edinburgh. Time 7pm. late-night festival crowds this Tickets £22.50 + fees Tel 0131 221 summer. Parly B has toasted with 2280 the biggest reggae acts over the www.seetickets.com/event/sleigh-the-uk/the-picture-house/709336/ past 12 months, and he returns to Edinburgh to show us why he is so 18 DECEMBER in demand. Also performing in Room 1 are Edinburgh hip-hopLORNA REID: With a cross genre reggae producers Capitol 1212, jazz set from her new album alongside Astroboy and DJ Nem. "Falling Like Dew" plus swinging Sound is provided by the mighty standards with all star line Quartet Electrikal Soundsystem. Put this at The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers incredible line-up into Edinburgh Street, Edinburgh most historic and atmospheric http://lornareid.bandzoogle.com/live venue, The Caves, and you have a very special and unique Hogmanay LEVELLERS with special guests party. ROOM 1: Dreadzone Panjenix and put simply; this will be a fantastic experience and night Soundsystem ft. Greg Dread, MC Spee + Earl 16 Jinx In Dub ft. Parly to remember!Celebrating 25 years B + Perc B Capitol 1212 (DJ Set) in the business, the Levellers are Astroboy b2b Nem powered by set to present their third album in Electrikal Soundsystem. ROOM 2: full plus other hits and favourites, In Room 2 we present an exciting from the likes of their gold-selling AV collaboration between The Too album ‘Levellers’, which reached Much Fun Club and Chapel Perilous number 2 in the charts in 1993. Art System - featuring a projection Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Tickets £22. Time 7pm. mapped stage set. Sounds come from international digital dancehall specialists Riddim Tuffa Sound, 19 DECEMBER techno stalwart Neil Templar and resident DJs. Chapel Perilous Art DIRTY HARRY + SIMPLE MINDED; Liquid Room, 9c Victoria System meets The Too Much Fun Club ft. Riddim Tuffa Sound and Neil Street, Edinburgh. Doors: 7pm Templar. The Caves, Niddry Street South, Edinburgh. 10pm - 5am. 20 DECEMBER Tickets: £19 + BF (earlybird) / £24+BF (standard) / £28 on the CYANIDE PILLS / BUZZBOMB, THE BEGRUDGERS; Bannermans, door. www.weedubfestival.co.uk 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Tickets £5, Time 8pm.

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29 NOVEMBER TEXAS GUN; Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Road, Glasgow. DEAD SEA SOULS (14+) 'FOREVER ELECTRIC' TOUR PUS GUESTS BUTTONMEN & THE LAPELLES & EWAN BUTLER; Big Rock Candy Records presents: Dead Sea Souls (14+) 'Forever Electric' Tour pus guests Buttonmen & The Lapelles & Ewan Butler Stereo, 2228 Renfield Lane, Glasgow. Time 7pm, Tickets £5 advance buy tickets at www.ticketmaster.co.uk PETE WESTWATER 5.30pm and THE FRANK O'HAGAN BAND 9.30pm The Scotia Bar, Glasgow. http://scotiabar.net/music.html EASTCOASTDEFECTOR / DUGLAS T STEWART + FRIENDS / EASTWOOD; Indie-pop collobaration between Alan Clarke who has previously played the 13th note with strangethatway and a team of musicians from both Glasgow and Dunfermline. 8pm 13th Note, 60 King St, Glasgow. TOP AMERICANS HIT GLASGOW FOR CHARITY GIG: The Light of Day Scotland charity concert features nine acts, including four from the USA. All are performing for free. On the bill are Jesse Malin, Guy Davis, Joe D’Urso and Rob Dye – all from the New York and New Jersey areas – along with home-based talent such as Maeve O’Boyle, Jim Dead, Jack Law, Adam Smith and Billy Crawford. Staged to raise funds for research into neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s and MS, all money raised from the gig goes direct to charities, Revive MS and Funding Neuro. Jesse Malin – who has duetted with Bruce Springsteen live and on record – has a great reputation as a live artiste and has two sell-out gigs in Glasgow under his belt. Guy Davis, whose fans include Jackson Brown, is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer and a bluesman through and through with the blues permeating every corner of his creativity. Joe D’Urso, on the Board of Directors for The Light of Day Foundation internationally, is widely praised for making music with passion and for a purpose to help others. His music is rootsy, introspective and rocking. Rob Dye’s music incorporates elements of rock, old school country, Staxinfluenced R&B, gospel and more

while remaining true to the essence of each style. He logs over 150 shows a year, whether in a duo or with a band playing covers along the Jersey Shore or touring the country and overseas for the Light Of Day Foundation. The charity takes its name “Light Of Day” from the title of a Springsteen song and a film starring Parkinson’s sufferer, Michael J Fox. The charity was established in 2000 to raise money for the disease after Bob Benjamin, a well-known music figure in the New York area was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. At Oran Mor, Byers Rd, Glasgow. Doors at 7pm. Tickets: £13.50 (£10) online via www.ticketweb.co.uk / at the venue / Tickets Scotland www.facebook.com/pages/Light-of-Day-Scotland/344872325602650

30 NOVEMBER My First Music present: POINT BLANK, LOSING GROUND, TIJUANA BIBLES, THE KLEPTOCRATS, AVERAGE ANDY at Bakers Niteclub, Kilmarnock. 7pm/£6 www.facebook.com/mfmpromos LEMON GRASS; Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Road, Glasgow. CLAM JAFFRIE 4.30pm and THE SHOTGUNS 9.30pm @ The Scotia Bar, Glasgow. http://scotiabar.net/music.html HUDSON TAYLOR: Broadscast, Venue Cafe Bar - 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Doors 7pm, tickets £8. Over 14s event. BACCHUS BARACUS / IASK / DUNE; Bacchus Baracus lay down fat slabs of groove, pounding rhythms and growled vocals / Isak are a 3 piece Stoner Rock band from Dundee/Perth. Definitely a band to keep an eye on. / / Dune Band are described as Sludge, Metal, Rock, Prog. Take your pick, you can't go wrong with those genres. 13th Note, 60 King St, Glasgow, 8pm £6. Surrealismo. BLACK BALLOONS / PENFOLD / LOVERS TURN TO MONSTERS; Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £6 1 DECEMBER MARINA ROLINK / Charly Houston / Rain / Tiger Honey / David McIntyre; House Cat Promotions Presents: An Evening of Indie. With music from some of Glasgows finest talents, this is part two of House Cats Launch event. The evening will have something to suit everyone with music from Marina Rolink showcasing some Indie Pop and fantastic vocals, Tigerhoney showcasing some Indie Folk and quirky lyrics, Rain showcasing some Indie Brit-Pop, with comparisons to the likes of Oasis, David McIntyre showcasing

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 11: glasgow area + mid west coast some more quirky Indie Folk and Charly Houston showcasing some Romantic Indie and lyrical poetry. Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £5 2 DECEMBER JACK OMER WITH JENN BOSTIC; Jack Omer announces that he will be joining US songstress Jenn Bostic on her full UK tour this winter. Gaining a reputation for thought provoking, evocative live performances and being compared to the likes of Frank Turner by some, his album is receiving rave reviews. Passionate about human justice and forthcoming with opinions on life, Jack Omer is constantly writing new material on the road inspired by his journey. Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. JACK SAVORETTI; Since reemerging on the live scene at the beginning of last year, acclaimed singer songwriter Jack Savoretti has been showcasing material from his new album Before The Storm this time joined on stage by his band The Dirty Romantics and captivating audiences wherever he goes. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £10. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS; Come down, sing a song or just chill out with our cosy Acoustic Open Mic Night, hosted to you by the truly wonderful Gerry Lyons. Free beer for ll performers. Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 8.30pm. Tickets Free. 3 DECEMBER

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4 DECEMBER The Fallen Angels Club present: Gurf Morlix at The Admiral Bar, Glasgow. Tickets from Tickets Scotland on 0141 204 5151 www.ticketweb.co.uk www.thefallenangelsclub.com JAMES SKELLY & THE INTENDERS + support: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £10.50

OH LAND; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut RODDY FRAME PLAYS AZTEC 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. CAMERA’S HIGH LAND HARD Doors 8pm. Tickets £10. RAIN; The legendary Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Frame has THE VINYLS / THOMAS announced three very special shows MCCONNELL / SUPPORT; The for December, performing Aztec Vinyls are an energetic four piece from Brighton that pride themselves Camera’s debut album ‘Hard Land, Hard Rain’ in full. Following their on uplifting melodies, a sense of songwriting that cuts right through debutAztec Camera went onto to release Knife (1984), Love (1987), to the heart, and the innate ability to charm any crowd into the palms Stray (1990), Dreamland (1993) of their hands. Deeply rooted in the and Frestonia (1995),/em> and affections of modern musicianship, spawned hits in the UK and US with expect brilliant, well crafted songs, Oblivious, Somewhere in My Heart a one-of-a-kind show and of course, and Good Morning Britain. As founder of the band Aztec Camera, some very smart attire. Thomas Roddy Frame has since undertaken McConnell is the one of the most exciting up-and-coming songwriters a successful solo career. These new dates see Roddy Frame celebrate 30 working around the North of years since the debut album and England today. Thomas recently will be playing hits such as went viral when a video of him playing Paul McCartney's latest song ‘Oblivious’, ‘Pillar To Post’, ‘Walk 'New' was tweeted by Paul himself, Out to Winter’ and many more the video reaching 15,000 people in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, only 2 days. McConnell triumphs in Glasgow. Time 8pm. Tickets £45, £35, £25. There is a £2.00 booking weaving elaborate layers of fee per ticket for this event. A harmony around shining chorus structures that call to mind a wealth transaction charge of £1.50 applies of influence while standing alone as to all phone bookings, A transaction an arresting new voice in the world charge of £1 applies to all online. of modern music. Nice N 5 DECEMBER Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £5 Crown Sound Presents: TOO

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acoustic tour of Scotland taking in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kilmarnock. Expect to hear an array of both classic tracks from Power’s past as band member and solo artist. Tickets Available @ www.tickets-scotland.com/ Price £9 SCOTTISH FICTIONS PRESENTS: https://twitter.com/mfmayrshire A BEERJACKET & FRIENDS www.facebook.com/mfmpromos CHRISTMAS; Mono, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow. My First Music present: ‘Official Ocean Colour Scene Afterparty’ with GLENN TILBROOK / Leslie THE GOOD OLD GIN, THE Mendelson: Glenn Tilbrook’s RESPONSIBLE, SOLDIER ON, playing is about enjoying the THE BEAT MOVEMENT plus DJ set moment, and it’s that desire and from STEVE CRADOCK at Admiral enthusiasm that sets him apart Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow. from so many of his peers. Whether 7.30pm/£8 he’s playing to a room of 50 people www.facebook.com/mfmpromos or to a festival crowd, either with Squeeze or solo, Glenn Tilbrook still THE ZIPS join Berlin punk rockers, EROTIC DEVICES, as they play gets the buzz from playing and their first-ever Scottish dates. Erotic making music that is all too rare Devices are a punk rock band from among his peers or those he has Berlin, formed in 2010. They play inspired, and marks him out as a fast, short, simple, melodic and performer to be cherished King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent explosive songs heavily influenced by early punk groups such as the Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Ramones, Eater, The Zeros, Tickets £17.50 Teenage Head, The Outcasts, Johnny thunders and the 6 DECEMBER heartbreakers, SLF, Protex. McChuills, High St, Glasgow. Time My First Music present JOHN 8pm. Free entry. POWER: At Pivo Pivo - Glasgow with CABEY, POINT BLANK and JAMIE LENMAN / Halo Tora: more TBA. John's a singer Jamie Lenman is best known as the songwriter and musician who has singer, guitarist and songwriter for been at the top of his game since he stepped onto the scene with The underground heroes Reuben, who toured and released relentlessly for La’s in the second half of the 80′s. most of the noughties. Their Following his departure from the band in 1991, the following year he combination of brutal riffs, heartfelt melodies and frank, intelligent formed Cast where he was lyrics, together with their explosive frontman. Cast went on to have live shows and innovative promo four excellent albums and a string of hit singles over a ten year period. videos won them a hard core of In 2010 Cast reformed and this year dedicated fans and respect amongst released their fifth album ‘Troubled peers and critics alike. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Times’. John is performing a short Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm.

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SARAMAGO PRESENTS: THE PASTELS & WE WERE KINGS / FEUDAL SYSTEM; Nice LALI PUNA & ELA ORLEANS DJ SET; N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time Mono, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tickets £6 THE ZIPS join Berlin punk rockers, EROTIC 7 DECEMBER DEVICES, as they play their first-ever Scottish dates. Erotic Devices are a punk My First Music present JOHN POWER: At rock band from Berlin, formed in 2010. They Bakers Nite Club - Kilmarnock with THE play fast, short, simple, melodic and HEEBY JEEBYS, DELGETTI and more TBA. explosive songs heavily influenced by early John's a singer songwriter and musician who punk groups such as the Ramones, Eater, has been at the top of his game since he The Zeros, Teenage Head, The Outcasts, stepped onto the scene with The La’s in the Johnny thunders and the heartbreakers, SLF, second half of the 80′s. Following his Protex. Bungalow Bar, Shuttle St, Paisley. departure from the band in 1991, the Time 8pm. Free entry. following year he formed Cast where he was frontman. Cast went on to have four MARY JEAN LEWIS AND HER LOW MEN excellent albums and a string of hit singles with support from The First Charge of the over a ten year period. In 2010 Cast Light Brigade. Mary Jean is Jerry Lee Lewis reformed and this year released their fifth niece and with her Low Men makes the most album ‘Troubled Times’. John is performing a fantastic sound, Americana roots at its best, short acoustic tour of Scotland taking in from soft and sultry through to rough and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kilmarnock. Expect tumble honky tonk. Sounds in the Suburbs, to hear an array of both classic tracks from Woodend Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club, 30 Power’s past as band member and solo artist. Chamberlain Road, Jordanhill, Glasgow. Tickets Available @ Tickets £10. Time 8pm. www.tickets-scotland.com/ Price £9 8 DECEMBER https://twitter.com/mfmayrshire THE DEADLINE SHAKES – (BRIGHT SPOT IN A BAD YEAR single launch) / BRONAGH & THE BOYS / SYDNEY SHAW; The Deadline Shakes: "I'd described them before as having the lush harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the angular guitar lines of The Strokes, but there is so much more than that." Vic Galloway, BBC Introducing blog ‘Bright Spot in a Bad Year’ is The Deadline Shakes’ new single. 2013 had quite a few bright spots for the band. They played a live BBC Introducing session with Vic Galloway. They played at some great Scottish festivals like Go North, Wickerman and Kelburn Garden Party. They picked up radio support from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Jim Gellatly, Roddy Hart and loads of stations across the globe. Artrocker, The List and Daily Record featured the band. Written and produced by Greg Dingwall, ‘Bright Spot in a Bad Year’ is out 9thDecember on Glasgow based label Flowers In The Dustbin, available from itunes and all major digital stores. You can listen to ‘Bright Spot in a Bad Year’ here: http:// soundcloud.com/flowersinthedustbin/thedeadline-shakes-bright Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=I21BhV_ZlJs - "Really good, a winsome, mandolin-led blast of power-country of the sort Kassidy wish they were making." The List - “Three and a bit minutes of perfect, chiming euphony.” Louder Than War - “Classic pop/rock… could almost be a great ELO song.” Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net. Everyone attending gets a free copy of the new single! 13th Note, 50-60 King Street, Glasgow. £6 entry, Doors 8pm www.thedeadlineshakes.com www.flowersinthedustbin.org VEX RUFFIN; On paper Vex Ruffin’s music is simple: an untrained punk musician who uses a few basic instruments in uncomplicated ways, he calls the style ‘minimalist.’ Although it may not seem like it upon first listen, Vex’s music is rooted in sampling and hip hop beat-making culture. Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 8pm. Tickets £6 TWISTED WHEEL / The Jigawotts / The Bawlers / Enemies of the State: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £8.00

TOMMY REILLY / Ryan Joseph Burns: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £10. 9 DECEMBER ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS; Come down, sing a song or just chill out with our cosy Acoustic Open Mic Night, hosted to you by the truly wonderful Gerry Lyons. Free beer for ll performers. Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 8.30pm. Tickets Free. 10 DECEMBER SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: NORDIC NIGHTS: Concerts by Candlelight. The Scottish Ensemble’s Christmas Concerts by Candlelight take a fresh approach to the traditional Christmas concert offering. This year – in keeping with the 2013/14 season’s theme of place and musical identity – the programme centres on winter Nordic landscapes. Audiences are invited to take a trip to the frozen north and explore sparkling, spirited Scandinavian music in the festive setting of candlelit churches and cathedrals across the country. The programme begins with Grieg’s fivemovement Holberg Suite interspersed with new music from today’s Scandinavia. This includes a new commission from Christian Winther Christensen, an avant garde Danish composer who draws inspiration from a wide range of cultural and musical influences, resulting in a style which is entirely his own. There are also short interludes from The Fiddlers by leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. Rautavaara is known for his mystical soundworlds and eclectic style and, like Sibelius, who also features in the programme, writes music which is evocative of his home country. The short Christensen and Rautavaara interludes challenge audiences to listen to Grieg’s popular string work afresh. The Nordic journey continues in Finland with the noble melodies of Sibelius’ stirring Andante festivo, a single movement work originally scored for string quartet which layers simple musical lines to great effect. The programme finishes in Norway with the striking folk colours and drama of Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1, in a brand new arrangement for string orchestra by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. Wellington Church, University Avenue, Hilhead, Glasgow, Time 7.30pm.

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 15: glasgow area + mid west coast Tickets £13, Students £5, Under 16s free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking Tel 0141 353 8000. www.glasgowconcerthalls.com www.scottishensemble.co.uk EMILY WELLS / Melody Says: Emily Wells has been hailed for her multi-instrumental ambidexterity, a symphonic embroidering of swirling strings, ingenious electronics, and intricate, irresistible beats, sewn together with celestial vocals and deeply personal song-craft. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.00 11 DECEMBER MILK Christmas Party feat Randolph's Leap / Special Guest Carol Singers; The ever-twinkly MILK Christmas Party is a staple of the festive calendar - where else do you get mulled cider, mince pies, presents from Bad Santa and glorious live music all in the one teeny cosy room? This year Randolph's Leap (of Fence Records) provide the cockle-warming - all 8 of them! PLUS we've got some very special secret guest carol singers (think Glasgow indie music scene...) who'll be bringing a piano and playing all the Christmas hits from Cliff Richard to East 17. A lovely local choir will welcome guests through the doors and as usual we'll have guest DJs keeping the fun going till the early hours.Flat 0/1, Bath Street. 9pm-3am. £4 entry. MIZKAI / X CRITICAL STRIKE X THEREMIN HERO / KING KEYTAN / BUBU / JIMI LEE; The Roxy 171, Great Western Road, Glasgow. Time 9pm-1am. Tickets £5. COLD CROWS DEAD / Jonathan Snee; Something beautifully dark is happening to our notions of pop music, and haunting us with every note, beat and word uttered are Cold Crows Dead, a collaborative project from Murray Macleod, the charismatic frontman of The Xcerts, and gifted producer/songwriter Paul Steel (Mika, Empire of the Sun, Pnau, Saint Raymond). Inspired by the melancholic psychedelia of Sparklehorse. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6.50 12 DECEMBER WRECKLESS ERIC, like Vic another musical legend with great new songs and a fabulous back catalogue of pop classics.m Woodend Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club, 30 Chamberlain Road, Jordanhill, Glasgow. Time 8pm.

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20 DECEMBER THE TWILIGHT SAD / SUPPORT; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.50. MODEL AEROPLANES / BACCHANAL PARTY; Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 8pm. Tickets £6. 21 DECEMBER THE TWILIGHT SAD / SUPPORT; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.50

EUGENE'S LAIR / JAMES EDWYN AND THE BORROWED BAND / PROGGYSTYLE; Eugene's Lair Glasgow’s future of funk injected blues-rock from underneath the carpets of all your favourite parties. James Edwyn and The Borrowed THE RAIN EXPERIMENT / L'ELEPHANT / VEGAN LEATHER; Band: Hailing from Glasgow's deepest and darkest west end Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, streets, singer-songwriter and Glasgow. Time 8pm. Tickets £6. guitarist James Edwyn has styled his latest work in the bracket of 19 DECEMBER Americana, folk-rock, alternative LOUIE'S CHRISTMAS RAPPING / country. Proggy Style: support: Special festive rap battle Instrumental funk from a power trio featuring the best local MCs, hosted of innovation and invention. Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, by the undefeated Louie from the Glasgow. Time 7.30pm. Tickets £5. critically-acclaimed Hector Bizerk. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St 22 DECEMBER Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors FROM THE STORM / Rain / Steady State Regime /Pseudo Satellites; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00

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NICE N SLEAZY'S HOGMANAY PARTY WITH HARSH TUG, TOTAL 23 DECEMBER JERKS (LIVE) & DJ DUNCAN HARVEY; Very happy to announce SONIC HEARTS FOUNDATION / 31 DECEMBER our plans for Hogmanay 2013. From Electric Alice; King Tut's Wah Wah 10pm until 4am, Harsh Tug and Hut 272a St Vincent Street, MILK Hogmanay Party feat Voodoo Voodoo will be taking over Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets Hector Bizerk + Pronto Mama + the upstairs bar and downstairs £7.00 S.T.A.R. To celebrate another year basement for a full-throttle, non of MILK and fantastic live music, stop party. Upstairs Harsh Tug will 24 DECEMBER we've picked three of our best acts be presenting 'Tugmanay', with DJ over the past year to bring in the Notorious BAG unleashing his BOMBSKARE / Skarsoles: King bells: drum-rap phenomenons expansive hip-hop collection and Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent Hector Bizerk, big-brass sound from inimitable dj style on the masses. Street, Glasgow. Doors 8.30pm. Pronto Mama and self-styled We'll be removing some of the Tickets £8 'saviours of pop-punk' S.T.A.R. (who upstairs seating, allowing more will be bringing a drum riser and room to move and groove, and 27 DECEMBER confetti canon for the ultimate stage there might be a few surprises too... show - not to be missed). Lucky 7 Downstairs Voodoo Voodoo will be CAMMY BLACK / Cabey / next door will be hosting the first taking over, with DJ Duncan Harvey Emmma James / Johnny Jack; breakfast of 2014 - bacon rolls on the decks all night spinning old King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 272a St included in the MILK ticket price, as school rock n roll, soul, surf, disco Vincent Street, Glasgow. Doors well as a free glass of punch. Plus and the aural curveball. Total Jerks 8.30pm. Tickets £7.00 all the usual perks - free cookies, will be taking to the stage too just made to order mint/pink/white after the bells for a full set of dance28 DECEMBER russians, a photographer snapping inducing rock n roll and soul covers. all the action and DJs till 4AM!Flat Don't miss out! ; Nice N Sleazy, 421 CULANN / Alburn / Ripley / 0/1, Bath Street. 8pm-4am.Limited Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Time 8pm. Keeping Dirt Clean; King Tut's early bird tickets (£5) on sale now Tickets £10. Wah Wah Hut 272a St Vincent from Tickets Scotland!

ELEPHANT REVIVAL - Celtic Connections Festival. Renowned as one of the most uplifting ‘live’ experiences on the American roots music circuit, Elephant Revival will make their first ever visit for a short string of tour dates. This band has become one of the most in-demand Stateside touring ensembles, performing in some of the country’s most prestigious venues and appearing at every major festival due to the following they now have. Brookfield Knights promotion, The Old Fruit Market. Candleriggs, Glasgow. Tickets £16. Starts 9pm. 31 JANUARY DE TEMPS ANTAN; It is more than three years since their last recording, and with a terrific new release from Quebecois livewires, De Temps Antan, there’s an air of excited anticipation as they prepare for this visit. ‘Live’, they have been thrilling audiences with a dynamic delivery of classic tunes and songs, as well as original compositions, thanks to the infectious nature of the music, their boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre. This hugely-impressive multiinstrumentalist group is firmly established as The Big Three of Quebecois traditional music. After touring across the United States in October, the band remains on the road in Quebec until December before flying across the Atlantic for a rare string of appearances here at the start of 2014, including a headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. Brookfield Knights promotion, Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, Glasgow. 1 FEBRUARY The Fallen Angels Club 10th Anniversary Show @ Celtic Connections: GRETCHEN PETERS & ANTHONY D'AMATO at The

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FOY VANCE SUPPORT RAMS' POCKET RADIO; Foy Vance was born in the North Ireland town of Bangor, but his passion for traditional music was born in the southern states of America. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy travelled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to. Returning to Ireland some years Send us all your gig dates for later, Foy began writing his own Tayside, Perthsdhire, music, deeply shaped by the sounds Fife and Central of his youth. Since those days, he . Email them to Carol has spent a considerable amount of carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com time on the road, touring with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Michael 29 NOVEMBER Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol, and Ed Sheeran. Foy also DICK GAUGHAN: 1990's Scottish super-group 'Clan Alba', Dick has a scored Oscar-winning short-film The Shore with David Holmes, who unique solo style and tours constantly throughout the world.t. If collaborated with Vance on his 2012 you love AC/DC then you'll love our Melrose EP. Foy’s newest album, Joy Of Nothing, will be released this high energy performance - a show year. RAMS' POCKET RADIO is not to be missed. All The Hits and Peter McCauley, a drummer, pianist, More! Mundell Music, Back Stage, jack-of-all and songwriter from The Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire. Doors 8pm, show time is Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Unfettered personal expression is at 9.00pm. Tickets £14. Tel: 01577 863467. Booking / Ticket the impetus of the project, and with the timeless works of the 1950's Information product designer, Dieter Rams', in www.mundellmusic.com mind; purity, simplicity and longevity are the first concerns. 30 NOVEMBER Stirling Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 7pm, tickets £10 + £2bf, CLOUDBUSTING (Kate Bush Tribute), 'Cloudbusting' are a group Standing Only. Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by of five musicians who perform the an adult over 18. music of the unique and incomparable Kate Bush. At a 'Cloudbusting' show you can expect 5 DECEMBER all of her visual style, atmosphere FRED MORRISON; Kirkcaldy and musical excellence, recreated live on stage. Lisa Oliver's uncanny Acoustic Music Club, Polish Exservicemen's Club, Bennochy House, vocal similarity to Kate has won Forth Park Drive,Kirkcaldy. Starting approval from not only Kate's fans at 7.30 till about 10.30. Entry £8 but also the only official Kate Bush news site, katebushnews.com, who members, £10 non-members. invited the band to headline at their www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk annual Summer party in London. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The 6 DECEMBER Muirs, Kinross. 8.00pm doors and show starts at 9.00pm, Tickets £15. CAROL KIDD sings Cole Porter, Tel: 01577 863467, Booking / Ticket with Brian Kellock; Carol Kidd, Scotland's first lady of jazz, comes Information to the Tolbooth for her debut www.mundellmusic.com performance and we couldn't be more thrilled!. Accompanied by Rubber Stamp Promotions piano maestro Brian Kellock, they present THE COUNTERFEIT celebrate the glorious music of CLASH, Sex Pistols tribute band supremely gifted songwriter Cole BODIES support. plus SO4. Wee Jimmies, High Street, Cowdenbeath. Porter. Don't miss this relaxed and intimate evening of great music 8pm/£7 Tickets from Wee Jimmies performed by two great artists, with or www.ticketweb.co.uk www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions songs such as Love for Sale, I Concentrate On You, True Love, Get DICK GAUGHAN; For St Andrews Out of Town and You'd be So Nice to Day, we're proud to welcome back Come Home To. Stirling Tolbooth, our best known troubadour - Dick Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 8pm, Gaughan - who has been performing tickets £18.50. now over 4 decades. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, musical 7 DECEMBER director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been there, PAUL LAMB & THE KINGSNAKES; done it. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, It didn’t happen suddenly. It took Stirling. Time 8pm. Tickets £12/ years of hard work and application, £10. unfashionable words that signify little in these days of instant fame. 3 DECEMBER As Paul can tell you, he and his

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band have done their individual time, made their mistakes, applied what they’ve learned, focused on their musicianship and the results are passed on to audiences that flock to their gigs. They in turn are guaranteed to enjoy genuine music performed with skill and mutual encouragement. It’s a simple but sure formula. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, 8.00pm doors and show starts at 9.00pm, Tickets £18. Tel: 01577 863467, Booking / Ticket Information www.mundellmusic.com TOMMY SMITH YOUTH JAZZ ORCHASTRA: A welcome return after last year's hugely successful concert by the cream of Scotland's youth players. Come and relax pre Christmas with an afternoon of some great jazz. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some well known jazz standards and new pieces, meet friends, enjoy a festive mince pie and still get home before dark. Established in June 2002 by leading international saxophone star, Tommy Smith, the TSYJO features the very best young Scottish jazz musicians and since its inauguration the orchestra has grown from strength to strength receiving critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Showcasing endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve, the TSYJO musicians bring alive the music of jazz, paying tribute to the true legends of jazz and making their compositions sing with enthusiasm, style, personality and expression. Stirling Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling. Time 2.30pm,Tickets £10/£8/free for under 16. 8 DECEMBER SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: NORDIC NIGHTS: Concerts by Candlelight, The Scottish Ensemble’s Christmas Concerts by Candlelight take a fresh approach to the traditional Christmas concert offering. This year – in keeping with the 2013/14 season’s theme of place and musical identity – the programme centres on winter Nordic landscapes. Audiences are invited to take a trip to the frozen north and explore sparkling, spirited Scandinavian music in the festive setting of candlelit churches and cathedrals across the country. The programme begins with Grieg’s five-movement Holberg Suite interspersed with new music from today’s Scandinavia. This includes a new commission from Christian Winther Christensen, an avant garde Danish composer who draws inspiration from a wide range of cultural and musical influences, resulting in a style which is entirely his own. There are also short interludes from The Fiddlers by leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. Rautavaara is known for his mystical soundworlds and eclectic style and, like Sibelius, who also features in

the programme, writes music which is evocative of his home country. The short Christensen and Rautavaara interludes challenge audiences to listen to Grieg’s popular string work afresh. The Nordic journey continues in Finland with the noble melodies of Sibelius’ stirring Andante festivo, a single movement work originally scored for string quartet which layers simple musical lines to great effect. The programme finishes in Norway with the striking folk colours and drama of Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1, in a brand new arrangement for string orchestra by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, Time 7.30pm. Tickets £12, Students £5, Under 16s free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking Tel 01382 434940. www.dundeebox.co.uk www.scottishensemble.co.uk 9 DECEMBER SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: NORDIC NIGHTS: Concerts by Candlelight, The Scottish Ensemble’s Christmas Concerts by Candlelight take a fresh approach to the traditional Christmas concert offering. This year – in keeping with the 2013/14 season’s theme of place and musical identity – the programme centres on winter Nordic landscapes. Audiences are invited to take a trip to the frozen north and explore sparkling, spirited Scandinavian music in the festive setting of candlelit churches and cathedrals across the country. The programme begins with Grieg’s five-movement Holberg Suite interspersed with new music from today’s Scandinavia. This includes a new commission from Christian Winther Christensen, an avant garde Danish composer who draws inspiration from a wide range of cultural and musical influences, resulting in a style which is entirely his own. There are also short interludes from The Fiddlers by leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. Rautavaara is known for his mystical soundworlds and eclectic style and, like Sibelius, who also features in the programme, writes music which is evocative of his home country. The short Christensen and Rautavaara interludes challenge audiences to listen to Grieg’s popular string work afresh. The Nordic journey continues in Finland with the noble melodies of Sibelius’ stirring Andante festivo, a single movement work originally scored for string quartet which layers simple musical lines to great effect. The programme finishes in Norway with the striking folk colours and drama of Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1, in a brand new arrangement for string orchestra by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. St John's Kirk, 31 St John's Place, Perth, Time 7.30pm. Tickets £12, Students £5, Under 16s free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Booking Tel

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‘trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century. Formed in 2005 on the isle of Tiree in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, the band has developed 11 DECEMBER both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional PAT MCMANUS BAND; The ‘Pat music and songs with the urban McManus Band’ are a powerful three sounds of rock and funk. With their piece Blues/Rock Trio, headed up by powerful musicianship and the former “Mama’s Boys’ and distinctive voice of singer Alec ‘Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso Dalglish, Skerryvore has gripped and true gent Pat McManus (AKA audiences across the world from ‘The Professor’). The ‘PMB’ line-up is Chicago to Beijing and have been completed by two other Irish the highlight of many a big festival, musicians, the powerful drummer both home and abroad. Tolbooth, Paul Faloon and bassist Marty Jail Wynd, Stirling. Doors 19:30; McDermott, both of whom have Tickets £16/£14 Available from served their time with a variety of Tolbooth Box Office, 01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth top Irish acts and as top session men working all over the globe. Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The 28 DECEMBER Muirs, Kinross, 8.00pm doors and show starts at 9.00pm, Tickets £15. Rubber Stamp Promotions Tel: 01577 863467, Booking / Ticket present DIRTY HARRY Blondie Information www.mundellmusic.com Tribute with support THE VINTAGE. At Wee Jimmies, High Street, Cowdenbeath. 8pm/£8 12 DECEMBER Tickets from Wee Jimmies or www.ticketweb.co.uk KING KING; The meteoric rise to prominence of British blues breakers www.facebook.com/RubberStampPromotions King King has seen them racking up BLUES N TROUBLE; Led by top UK a host of accolades culminating in Blues singer and harmonica player this year’s Best Band and Best Tim Elliott, award winning British Album at the British Blues Awards. Blues band Blues 'n' Trouble have Since they began touring three years ago, King King’s unique brand forged an international reputation of multi-faceted blues rock has won over almost 30 years as a hard driving, good time Blues and Boogie over audiences as diverse asThe outfit. Great British Rhythm and Blues Now sporting a retooled and Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz rejuvenated line-up incorporating andbBlues Festival, the Tim Elliott (vocals/harmonica), internationally acclaimed Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival in Peer and Sandy Tweeddale (guitar/vocals), even Glastonbury. Backstage at the Angus Rose (keyboards/guitar), Rod Kennard (bass) and Andy Munro Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, (drums), Blues 'n’ Trouble are 8.00pm doors and show starts at heading for 30th anniversary 9.00pm, Tickets £16. Tel: 01577 celebrations with the fire and 863467, Booking / Ticket Information www.mundellmusic.com swagger for which this top British blues band has always been renowned. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 17 DECEMBER Stirling. Time 8pm, Tickets £10. Standing Only. FAT SUIT’ are one of Scotland's most interesting bands. FAT-SUIT are not about to be one of Glasgow's best kept musical secrets any longer! Building on a successful summer which included a packed debut headline gig in Glasgow's Art School and a (last of last minute) request from the organisers Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to feature on their Seedling's stage to play for a 200+ crowd FAT-SUIT are striving to go from strength to strength. With their unique musical approach (something between HipHop, Jazz, Funk and Folk), 15 piece line-up and engaging live show, FAT-SUIT are a distinct act to watch out for in Scotland's incredible modern music scene.Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, 8.00pm doors and show starts at 9.00pm, Tickets £12. Tel: 01577 863467, Booking / Ticket Information www.mundellmusic.com 21 DECEMBER SKERRYVORE are a multi-award winning Scottish band creating a

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29 NOVEMBER THE SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS: Formed in 2010, this team of gifted musicians faithfully re-create the authentic sound of ‘The Boss’ and The E Street Band in a blistering show which grabs you from the opening chords of Badlands until it deposits you two hours (and 40 years of music) later with tracks from Wrecking Ball. A must for fans of The Boss (and the musically curious)… a great night out is guaranteed! Café Drummond,1 Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Time 8pm.

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his own quartet performing original compositions and re-workings of jazz standards from his recent debut album Clock. The band features the cream of UK jazz talent and long term collaborators in Tom Gibbs on piano, Mario Caribe on Bass and Stuart Brown on Drums.Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen. Tickets £10/£8 (concession), Students - 2

7 DECEMBER ALABAMA 3: Mixing rock, dance, blues, country, gospel, and spoken word styles, Alabama 3, on their Undaground 4 Life tour in The Lemon Tree Lounge (standing), West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 8pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

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MUSIC NEWS Scotland GIGguide …….. page 21: aberdeen + northeast or tel 01224 641122 HANDS UP FOR TRAD presents the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, the amazing ‘Folk Oscars’ which attracts folk fans from across the country and goes out live on TV, in the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 7pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 8 DECEMBER GRAMPIAN HOSPITALS CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT: In aid of the CLICSargent Cancer Care for Children, Grampian Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert, in the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 2.30pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 JAMES GRANT: One of the best singers, songwriters and performers in the business James Grant, in The Lemon Tree Lounge (seated), West North Street, Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 9 DECEMBER OCEAN COLOUR SCENE: Brit pop veterans Ocean Colour Scene in Concert, with special guests, in the Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

THE LORELEI; Scottish Festival Favourites The Lorelei are back at the Lemon Tree for another of their legendary Lorelei Festive Frenzy shows after a busy summer touring down to London and bringing the party to the likes of Belladrum and Spey Fest. Previous efforts have included a crowd participation kazoo choir and festive bell solo’s, so this promises to be a fun night! With support from popular local favourites Brothers Reid and The Deportees this is one festive party not to be missed. Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen Tickets £11.00 including booking fee. Doors 7.30pm. Over 14 Only; U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/the-lorelei-s-festive-frenzy www.thelorelei.co.uk www.facebook.com/fathippyrecords

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by the Grampian Sinfonia, led by conductor Alistair MacDonald, The THE BLOODY MARYS festive season would not be CHRISTMAS STOCKING, The complete without a performance of fabulous Aberdeen trio break out Handel’s great oratorio in the Music the suspenders, boas and glitter for Hall, Union Street. Aberdeen at 10 DECEMBER The Bloody Marys Christmas 7.30pm. Tickets from Stocking, in The Lemon Tree www.aberdeenperformingarts.com THE COURTEENERS, plus Lounge (standing), West North or tel 01224 641122 support: Indie rock heroes, in the Street, Aberdeen, doors at 8pm. Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen Tickets from 18 DECEMBER doors at 7pm. Tickets from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122 MARTHA REEVES & THE or tel 01224 641122 VANDELLAS, Synergy Concerts 15 DECEMBER presents definitive Motown legends 12 DECEMBER Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK: Calling famous internationally for blistering AJO/MARISHA ADDISON his pals together and opening his soul classics Dancing in the Street, QUINTET: A festive double bill Christmas songbook Phil Nowhere to Run, Heatwave and featuring the wonderful sound of Cunningham presents his Jimmy Mack, in The Lemon Tree Aberdeen’s own big band with the Christmas Concert with Eddi Lounge, West North Street, cream of Aberdeen’s musicians plus Reader, Karen Matheson, John Aberdeen, doors at 7pm. Tickets top vocalist Marisha Addison singing McCusker and of course himself, in from her favourites in her own set with the Music Hall, Aberdeen at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com her quintet. A great evening of jazz 7.30pm. Tickets from or tel 01224 641122 standards in the warm and friendly www.aberdeenperformingarts.com atmosphere of the Blue Lamp or tel 01224 641122 19 DECEMBER ensures a great festive night out. Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, 16 DECEMBER ROYAL SCOTTISH SYMPHONY Aberdeen. Tickets £10/£8 ORCHESTRA present their (concession), Students - 2 tickets YOUNG FATHERS PLUS SUPPORT Christmas Concert: The for £10. FROM LAW: Primary Talent Snowman, With Howard Blake’s presents Scots alternative hip hop timeless music and narrated by a 14 DECEMBER group Young Fathers in The Lemon special guest star, Conducted by Tree Lounge, West North Street, Christopher Bell, in the Music Hall, ABERDEEN MUSIC CENTRE Aberdeen, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets Union Street, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. CHRISTMAS CONCERTS, from Tickets from Featuring some of Aberdeen’s finest www.aberdeenperformingarts.com www.aberdeenperformingarts.com young musicians in two concerts of or tel 01224 641122 or tel 01224 641122 festive music by bands, orchestras and choirs, in the Music Hall, Union 17 DECEMBER 20 DECEMBER Street, Aberdeen at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets from THE MESSIAH from ABERDEEN BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY www.aberdeenperformingarts.com CHORAL SOCIETY, accompanied ORCHESTRA With singer and

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who draws inspiration from a wide range of cultural and musical CHRISTMAS CEILIDH WITH influences, resulting in a style which SHINDIG, Enjoy an evening of is entirely his own. There are also traditional Scottish dancing in the short interludes from The Fiddlers Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen by leading Finnish composer at 8pm. Tickets from Einojuhani Rautavaara. Rautavaara www.aberdeenperformingarts.com is known for his mystical or tel 01224 641122 soundworlds and eclectic style and, like Sibelius, who also features in 23 DECEMBER the programme, writes music which is evocative of his home country. ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Performed The short Christensen and Send us all your gig dates for by Gary Mullen and The Works, a Rautavaara interludes challenge the Highlands spectacular concert recreating the audiences to listen to Grieg’s Email them to Carol look, sound, pomp and popular string work afresh. 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The up Terry McDermott is fast making a is also a born storyteller, who very talented local choir presents name for himself in the states as a enthralled and delighted a large major star. Following his No1 single audience on his previous visit to the Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and on Itunes “Pictures” and a debut EP Pavilion. He was awarded the OBE other Christmas favourites, under “Palmetto Heights” on his original in 2011 for services to music and a the baton of the dynamic John Aberdeen label Fat Hippy Records, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Thomson – more info soon. www.dingwallchoralsociety.co.uk Terry has toured relentlessly all over BBC Folk Awards 2013. We are the UK and the USA and is soon to very happy to welcome him back to www.StrathpefferPavilion.org be on The Voice Vietnam as well. the Pavilion. Tickets £17.50 / 20 DECEMBER Catch this immensely talented local £16.50 / £6 online from lad who may someday be WeGotTickets.com and www. 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30 NOVEMBER THE WATT NICOLL BAND: Folk legend and master showman. 7.30pm £12/£10/£6 www.aros.co.uk 7 DECEMBER THE SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS: Formed in 2010, this team of gifted musicians faithfully re-create the authentic sound of ‘The Boss’ and The E Street Band in a blistering show which grabs you from the opening chords of Badlands until it deposits you two hours (and 40 years of music) later with tracks from Wrecking Ball. A must for fans of The Boss (and the musically curious)… a great night out is guaranteed! Mareel, North Ness, Lerwick www.springsteensessions.co.uk 14 DECEMBER SKERRYVORE are a multi-award winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century. Rothesay Pavilion, Argyle St., Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Tel 01700 504250, Doors 19:30; With

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LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest 28 NOVEMBER bands and musicians. Time 9:15pm. SKERRYVORE are a multi-award Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, winning Scottish band creating a LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted Prestwick. For Further information ‘trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest contact Bill 07967 503027 Century. An Lanntair, Kenneth St, bands and musicians. Time 9:15pm. Stornoway. Over 18 event. Doors Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, 20 DECEMBER 21:30; Tickets £12 from or Box Prestwick. For Further information Office, 01851 708480 or contact Bill 07967 503027 THE HALOS; Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The www.anlanntair-tickets.co.uk/event_listing.aspx Cross, Prestwick. Time 9pm. free 5 DECEMBER admission, For Further information contact Bill 07967 503027 LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest 21 DECEMBER bands and musicians. Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. Time MILESTONE’ Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The 9:15pm. For Further information Cross, Prestwick. Time 9pm. free Send us all your gig dates contact Bill 07967 503027 admission, For Further information for Dumfriesshire, contact Bill 07967 503027 South West and Cumbria. 7 DECEMBER Email them to Carol SWAGGER; Alton Inn, 57 Byres Rd, carol.musicnewsscotland@gmail.com JOHN POWER; Bakers Nightclub, 4 Kilwinning, time 9pm. Free John Finnie St, kilmarnock. Time admission. 29 NOVEMBER 7pm. Tickets £9. 24 DECEMBER SKERRYVORE: At Buccleuch Centre, Langholm. Skerryvore are a SCOTT NICOL & THE INVISIBLE FIVE WHEEL DRIVE’ Eagle multi-award winning Scottish band SKY, Alton Inn, 57 Byres Rd, Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. creating a ‘trad-rock’ fusion for the Kilwinning, time 9pm. Free Time 9pm. free admission, For admission. 21st Century. World Of Chances Further information contact Bill album 'Deluxe Edition' available 07967 503027 THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS, now from www.skerryvore.com Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, 26 DECEMBER Prestwick. Time 9pm. free THE MARAUDERS, Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick from 9pm, admission, For Further information LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted contact Bill 07967 503027 free admission. by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest bands and musicians. Time 9:15pm. TAMBO & THE SPITFIRES; The 30 NOVEMBER Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Clutha Vaults, 167 –169 Stockwell Prestwick. For Further information Street, Glasgow. Time 4pm. free SHOOT THE CRAW, Eagle Tavern, contact Bill 07967 503027 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick from 9pm, admission free admission. 27 DECEMBER 12 DECEMBER ESCAPADE, Alton Inn, 57 Byres LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted MONSTERS OF MOCK, TRICKY Rd, Kilwinning. Time 9pm, free by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest FINGERS (STONES TRIBUTE) admission. bands and musicians. Time 9:15pm. PLUS LIVE & DANGEROUS (THIN LIZZY TRIBUTE)’ Eagle Tavern, 3Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, 7 NOVEMBER 5 The Cross, Prestwick. Time 9pm. Prestwick. For Further information free admission, For Further contact Bill 07967 503027 LIVE MUSIC/JAM session hosted information contact Bill 07967 by Tambo & The Spitfires with guest 503027 bands and musicians. Time 9:15pm. 13 DECEMBER Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, BIG SLINKY; Eagle Tavern, 3-5 28 DECEMBER Prestwick. For Further information The Cross, Prestwick. Time 9pm. contact Bill 07967 503027 free admission, For Further THE PEAS; Eagle Tavern, 3-5 The Cross, Prestwick. Time 9pm. free admission, For Further information contact Bill 07967 503027 3 JANUARY

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29 NOVEMBER ST BOSWELLS LIVE! : Bread & Jam Open Mic. Something new for St Boswells Live! We have had continued calls for jam sessions and open mics, but the big hall can be a bit scary, especially when there are lots of people watching and even milling about at the end. With this in mind, and with the help of St Boswells Cricket Club, we are introducing Bread & Jam, a terrible pun on a simple concept. This is how it works: From 8pm, turn up at the Cricket Club (just round the back of the Buccleuch Arms Hotel) with your instrument, voice or just a willingness to listen and enjoy the music. Feel free to bring an amplifier if you need one, but the room is small enough to be acoustic. If you feel an urge, and there is no one else doing it, play your instrument, sing your song, tell your story or whatever you want to do. We encourage people to join in, but if you want to do it alone then just ask. In the meantime, get drinks from the Cricket Club bar, listen to other people, and enjoy the soup and bread we’ve laid on (that’s where the “bread” bit comes from). That’s it. Donations to pay for the food, and keep St Boswells Live! running are welcome, but there’s no obligation. Oh, and if you’re planning on coming then drop us a note, just so we get an idea of numbers for food. in St Boswells Cricket Club from 8pm. www.stboswellslive.com RESTON CONCERT BAND: Village Hall, Cockburnspath. Time: 7:00pm. Phone: 01368 830482 Price: £5.00 1 DECEMBER ANDANTE CHAMBER CHOIR; Old Parish Church, Kelso. 8 DECEMBER THE KAZMIRANDA ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAFE WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL: At Berwick-uponTweed's new laid-back acoustic music café at 83c Marygate (TD15 1BA) above The Music Gallery. The line up is being put together now, to get details email Brian Martin @ themusicgallery@btconnect.com www.themusicgallery.co.uk

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NOVEMBER Aberfeldy Festival Aberfeldy November 1-3

as "the friendliest weekender ever" by all of the patrons that attended this incredible 3 day and 3 night event set in an incredible venue. Don't be misled by the name The Scottish Soulful Weekender, yes we play a lot of soul music in some of the rooms but we also cater for soulful and jackin' house music lovers in the Pressure Point and nu disko, techy vibes and edits in the Blue Room with everything else in between.

Now in its sixth year the House Folk Scottish Music Festival brings you two nights of Scottish music performed by top artists in a highly unusual and intimate venue. The concerts take place every year in autumn in the village of Kinlochard situated in the Heart of the Trossachs. The concerts offer an expo of bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles that have influenced the music scene around the globe. Each night differs from the other but both include a blend of great music for everyone with a mix of folk and traditional styles!

Aberfeldy Festival is back and this year’s line-up is going to be bigger and better than ever! With the latest and greatest contemporary alternative music, alongside poetry, art, street entrainment and fireworks, it’s certainly going to be a www.scottishsoulfulweekender.co.uk great weekend. Those kind folk at DEWAR’S® are sponsoring our Carrying Stream amazing festival again this year, so Festival there is sure to be some great whisky too…what more can you ask! Edinburgh November 6-13 www.scottishmusicfestival.co.uk www.aberfeldyfestival.co.uk The 12th annual autumn music fesCarlisle Blues & Rock tival by The Edinburgh Folk Club Scottish Soulful who meet every Wednesday at 8pm Festival Weekender 3 in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar Carlisle Dumfries November 8-10 November 1-3 www.edinburghfolkclub.co.uk The highly acclaimed Carlisle Blues SSW3 - the third Scottish Soulful Festival celebrated five incredibly House Folk Scottish Weekender and biggest event so exciting and successful years with a far! The last two year's events were Music Festival weekend event in November 2011 massive successes and were hailed Kinlochard which many regarded as the best November 7-8

UK blues festival of the year. 2012 even surpassed that cementing the event as one of the top three of its kind in the country. The key to the success of the Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival has always been the consistent strength of the line up and its refusal to be restricted within a genre. It doesn’t guarantee to please all of the people all of the time but it does promise to please the vast majority of the audience for the most part of the time. Whatever happens the Carlisle festival in 2013 promises another feast of the very best in real live music. Would you want to miss out? http://carlislebluesfestival.com/

Kinross-shire Music Festival Kinross-shire November 14-17+22-24 Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation (KLEO) is delighted to announce that Ricky Ross will perform at the Kinross-shire Music Festival

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to an end. But no other instrument can compare with the piano for the power it gives the individual player to create a whole many-voiced world of colours, lines, arguments, textures – and emotions. Few other instruments have proven themselves as multifaceted and versatile as this astounding creation of wood, metal, wire, felt and lacquer. That is why in November, we celebrate The www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk Piano.

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Fiddle 2013

Edinburgh Building on Dannsa's legacy, Strath- November 22-24 spe Away will now be lead by a committee of enthusiastic support- The Scots Fiddle Festival seeks to ers of the event. Dannsa is happy to sustain and promote Scottish fiddle announce the return of the very tradition and idioms, by providing a successful weekend festival of tradi- platform for performance, educational dance but this time with an tion, and participation. A weekend international twist. On 15-17th No- of concerts, recitals, workshops, vember 2013 Kingussie will be talks and exhibitions is held on an bouncing once again with dance annual basis highlighting regional workshops, showcases and live mu- Scottish fiddle styles and interculsic from across the land. tural connections. www.dannsa.com/forthcoming_events.asp

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St Andrews Festival St Andrews November 30 Celebrating St Andrews Day in St

Andrews is like celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Dublin! Join the town in celebrating Scotland’s patron saint. Spend the day visiting top tourist attractions including St Andrews Cathedral where it is said a relic of St Andrew is buried and then spend the night enjoying the festivities. Join the pipe band led torchlight procession through the town culminating in the largest outdoor Ceilidh in the world! Savour the atmosphere of the weekend with a variety of fringe events and performances including the St Andrews Food & Drink Festival. www.festivalsinfife.co.uk/festivals/67-st-andrews-festival

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Stirlings Hogmanay Stirling Castle December 31 Stirling's Hogmanay Concert on Stirling Castle's Esplanade, it's the big outdoor concert with headline bands, huge crowds, countdown to midnight and one of the very best fireworks displays in the country. Tickets go on general sale for the Hogmanay concert in October priced at £25 but 500 Early Birds on sale 17 September at £12.50 www.facebook.com/StirlingsHogmanay

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay Celtic Connections Edinburgh December 31

Glasgow January 16 - February 2

Four fabulous days and nights of amazing events kick off the world's greatest New Year party. With the traditional torchlit procession, street performers, fireworks, concerts, ceilidh, the big Hogmanay party itself and a New Year's Day run to blow the cobwebs away - Edinburgh's buzzing. Come along and experience the magic for yourself.

Celtic Connections 2014 comprises a wealth of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days across various venues in Glasgow. Celtic Connections 2014 will also use the brand new SSE Hydro, Scotland’s biggest ever music venue. Tickets are on sale now. www.celticconnections.com

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