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Once more Into The Valley...

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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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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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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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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