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  • A sax god who won’t blow his trumpet

    27 Jun 2006 - ALISON KERR - Herald [ feature ]

    Saxophonist Bobby Wellins's return visit to the Glasgow Jazz Festival this week is another homecoming his audiences will relish.

  • BBC SSO, Glasgow University Chapel

    26 Jun 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    Concert halls without resident organs are a Glasgow shortcoming, temporarily resolved last week when the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra moved to Glasgow University Chapel to take part in organ concertos by Poulenc and Giles Swayne.

  • Lord of the Rings Symphony, Royal Concert Hall,Glasgow

    26 Jun 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    You have to hand it to composer Howard Shore.

  • Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd, Municipal Hall, Biggar

    26 Jun 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    There was so much young musical talent involved in this extravaganza that one finale couldn't contain it all and the second finale involved a heavily crowded stage and a hastily organised orchestra pit.

  • Big names in a small town

    26 Jun 2006 - ALISON KERR - Herald [ feature ]

    It's a balmy Sunday evening and more than 300 jazz fans are taking their seats in the conference room of an elegant seaside hotel.


    26 Jun 2006 - DAVID POLLOCK - Scotsman [ review ]

    IN THE words of Joe Walsh's song, life's been good to the Eagles so far.

  • The Eagles, Hampden Park, Glasgow

    26 Jun 2006 - BARCLAY McBAIN - Herald [ review ]

    The Eagles had their Dixie Chicks moment when Don Henley criticised the Bush administration for the continuing folly of the Iraq war before the band launched into Hole in the World, their 9/11 song.


    26 Jun 2006 - PAUL WHITELAW - Scotsman [ review ]

    AN EARLY entry in the annual cavalcade of outdoor festivals, Rock Ness was basically one of DJ Fatboy Slim's old Brighton beach bashes transplanted a few hundred miles north to the banks of Loch Ness.

  • How to glue Scotland's arts visionaries together

    26 Jun 2006 - KENNETH WALTON - Scotsman [ review ]

    THE great and the good in Scottish arts and education have been invited to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) on Friday.

  • Caledon, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

    26 Jun 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    According to the programme notes for Caledon's appearance at the RSNO Proms, Scotland's three tenors formed to rescue Scots song from neglect.

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