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Once more Into The Valley...

We don’t want to take fans on a nostalgic trip back to 1977,” Richard Jobson said speaking of the Skids’ anniversary tour, when I caught up with him for a chat.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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You can dance, you can jive... the group get stuck into rehearsals ahead of the show.

Get ready to dig the Dancing Queen

Get those dancing shoes on and warm up the vocal chords as AOC productions bring the hits of ABBA and other poular songs to Peterhead Community Theatre.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Ben Watt – stripped back, fresh and alive

Ben Watt – stripped back, fresh and alive

Following sell-out shows with his band in 2016, Ben Watt returns in early 2017 with a new stripped-back approach.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Rufus Wainwright. Pic: Matthew Welch

Rufus Wainwright’s very special dates in Scotland

When we heard that singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright was heading to Aberdeen and Perth as part of a three-date Scottish Highlands tour, of course we were excited.

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Pupils from Gilcomstoun School, Quarryhill School and Bramble Brae School, who are young ambassadors for the Music Hall Transformation.

Emeli Sande revealed as face of Music Hall Transformation

International superstar Emeli Sande has pledged her support to the multi-million pound redevelopment of Aberdeen’s historic Music Hall.

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Anna Barton, winner of NEX Factor 2015 (JN Photography).

Banchory teen wins NEX Factor singing prize

A Banchory schoolgirl has set her sights on global stardom after winning the north-east’s largest youth singing contest, the NEX Factor.

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Arbuthnott Jazz Concert

An Arbuthnott audience was treated to a wonderful jazz concert by local musicians, Dick Wardell, Ken Muir and Graham Ling.

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The concert in Fetteresso Church will start at 7.30pm and entry will cost �5, payable at the door.

Youth Choir Concert

Fetteresso Church will be hosting a concert by the Fair City Singers, this Friday June 6.

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Joint charity concert in Bervie this weekend

A joint charity concert this Saturday in the masonic lodge, Inverbervie, will raise funds on behalf of the Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

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Beer and Music Festival

Following the success of the 2013 Balmakewan Beer and Music Festival, the organisers have decided to host three packed days of entertainment in 2014. The festival will take place from tomorrow (Friday) un til Sunday, May 30 to June 1, with great live music all weekend including top bands EmeraldSunday and Amber Road.

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Stonehaven Chorus celebration concert

Stonehaven Chorus will present a concert celebrating 25 years with conductor and composer, Dr John Hearne, this Sunday, May 11.

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Aly Bain, pictured (right) at the speed of light, and Phil Cunningham.

Tickets selling fast for Phil and Aly show

Tickets are selling fast for Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham at Stonehaven Town Hall on Sunday, May 25, with less than 100 tickets left to see the duo bringing their popular show to a local audience.

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Tickets on sale now for Stoney Folk Festival...

The committee of Stonehaven Folk Festival are excited that this year’s line-up includes legendary Irish Super Group Patrick Street headlining on Saturday night.

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Magicof motown competition.

Win tickets to the Magic of Motown

Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown is coming toAberdeen with its all-new Reach Out 2014 Tour and we have a pair of tickets to see the show to give away.

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