Music / Songwriting Virtuoso’s Launch Masterclass for Creatives Impacted by Pandemic

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Songwriting virtuoso’s Boo Hewerdine and Findlay Napier have today announced the launch of a series of songwriting workshops aimed at creative people in Scotland whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by the corona-virus pandemic. Funded by Creative Scotland, the Bird on a Wire songwriting courses will be free to attend. There are a limited number… Read more »

Music / Misfit’s Jubilee – Jim White

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Jim White came to the fore with his full album debut, ‘The Mysterious Tale Of How I Shouted Wrong-Eyed Jesus’. An album that had its manic moments but was wrapped in the pop imagination of its creator. There followed a series of albums that had this enigmatic artist exploring the darker areas of the outside… Read more »

Music / Debut Album from Shetland Brothers Ross and Ryan Couper

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Brothers Ross and Ryan Couper, who hail from Shetland, are set to release their debut album And Den Dey Made Tae on Friday 11th December 2020. This new release is a culmination of years of playing together for the pair. Having grown up playing music as a duo, both at home and in live settings,… Read more »

Music / Sounds Like Knockengorroch Lockdown Album

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Knockengorroch Festival has announced the release of a lockdown album, Sounds Like Knockengorroch, featuring 20 tracks from artists who performed at Virtually Knockengorroch – an interactive live stream of the festival held in May 2020. One of Scotland’s longest running greenfield festivals, Knockengorroch is normally held in the beautifully secluded Carsphairn hills in south west… Read more »

Music / At Last! The Ninebarrow Band Gig You Didn’t Get To See!!

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Back in March, BBC award nominees Ninebarrow, widely recognised as one of the finest duos in UK folk music, were about to set out on tour with their own band for the very first time. Described by BBC Radio’s Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, Dorset duo Jon Whitley and Jay… Read more »

Music / Show of Hands New Album and Reunion Concert Stream

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One of the most anticipated live tours is coming to living rooms this month as folk supergroup Phil Beer, Steve Knightley, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne reunite on stage for a captivating performance – also available on a new double album. This is the first live album for duo Steve and Phil since their very… Read more »

Music / ‘THE LOCK IN – LOCKED OUT’ Breaking Tradition Director Creates a New Outdoor Show

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Breaking Tradition is the UK’s leading folk and hip hop dance company. Founded by Artistic Director Damien Barber in 2005, they’ve developed their own unique repertoire of folk and hip hop dance fusion. It is this originality that has led to the company’s critical acclaim, gaining 4 and 5 star national reviews for their high quality productions. But… Read more »

Music / Worldwide Stream of ‘Happy Holly Day’ by Kate Rusby on 12th December

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Kate Rusby is a Holly Head. If you hadn’t already spotted from her other Christmas albums, Sweet Bells, While Mortals Sleep, The Frost Is All Over and Angels and Men, she is not only Santa’s biggest musical helper, but she is also an incurable Christmas nerd.Obsession can lead an individual down many different paths, but… Read more »

Music / Awake Arise a Christmas Show for our Times 2020

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In an unmissable collaboration, five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists bring you Awake Arise – A Christmas Show For Our Times; celebrating the riches of our varied winter traditions and reflecting upon the hope and resilience in music and song that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season. Award… Read more »

Music / Living On Mercy – Dan Penn

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The name of Dan Penn may not be familiar to you but nonetheless many of his often co-written songs will be recognisable. ‘The Dark End Of The Street’ by James Carr, ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’ by Aretha Franklin and ‘Cry Like A Baby’ by The Box Tops come to mind. As you’ll recognise,… Read more »