Category Archives: Music


“Lead Belly was not an influence, he was the influence. If it wasn’t for him, I may never have been here. I don’t think he’s really dead. A lot of people’s bodies die but I don’t think their spirits die with them.”  … Continue reading

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World War 1 Techno Tent is centrepiece of major new exhibition in Aberdeen

   Tardis style tent transports visitors back in time at new World War 1 exhibition An original military ridge tent from WW1 is set to play a pivotal role in a major exhibition at Aberdeen Maritime Museum which highlights the … Continue reading

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Edwyn Collins & Grace Maxwell say thank you to Helmsdale

He’s ‘got everything he needs, he’s an artist, he don’t look back.’ Bob Dylan’s words sum up the positive energy that is around Edwyn Collins who along with his wife Grace Maxwell, hosted a free screening of The Possibilities Are … Continue reading

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Why I rejoiced in Britten in the broom cupboard

  The radio is almost a constant in the cottage in much the same way as it is my flat in Glasgow, which is why I’m writing this now instead of heading straight out for a walk up the valley.  … Continue reading

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Hear Glasgow!

Hear Glasgow! From finding gig venues for young bands in a difficult economic climate, to developing songwriting and stagecraft, Hear Glasgow! rolls out a month-long events and training programme. Aimed at giving young people across Glasgow access to quality music … Continue reading

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Oslo Jazz Festival

I’m in jazz nirvana. My first day at the Oslo Jazz Festival kick started with lunch in the delicious company of Norway’s jazz royalty, including Bugge Wesseltoft who had received a special award at the opening concert at the Operaen … Continue reading

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Oslo Jazz Festival – The Dance of Life

  Today is the start of the Oslo Jazz Festival, and if all goes to plan, this time tomorrow I’ll be sitting in Bare Jazz in my favourite city in the world. I’ve lost count of the number of times … Continue reading

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