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  • Prom 2: Scottish CO/Norrington, Royal Albert Hall, London **

    19 Jul 2006 - Annette Morreau - Independent [ review ]

    The evening concert, entitled "Mozart the Dramatist", offered a whistle-stop tour through nine of Mozart's 22 operas that could not demonstrate Mozart's dramatic genius because there was no dramatic context.

  • Free in the park

    19 Jul 2006 - Vivienne Nicoll - Evening Times [ feature ]

    THOUSANDS of music fans are expected to flock to Glasgow's West End this weekend for a mini T in the Park.

  • Art of songwriter colours shortlist for Mercury Prize

    19 Jul 2006 - Duncan Gardham - Daily Telegraph [ news ]


    The shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize was announced yesterday with a mix of big-selling bands such as the Arctic Monkeys and Muse along with breakaway solo artists and the now-obligatory obscure debut.

  • Idlewild Are Added To City's Rock Festival Bill

    19 Jul 2006 - Scotsman [ news ]

    SCOTS rockers Idlewild are the latest band confirmed for a new city indoor music festival.

  • It's Rock 'n' Enroll As Deacon Blue Star To Teach Talent Of Future

    19 Jul 2006 - MICHAEL BLACKLEY - Scotsman [ news ]

    HE has played in front of crowds of thousands at Stirling Castle and Glasgow's George Square.

  • Former Belle is on shortlist for Mercury Prize

    19 Jul 2006 - PHIL MILLER, Arts Correspondent - Herald [ news ]

    A Scottish singer-songwriter, once part of the leading group Belle and Sebastian, has been shortlisted for the biggest prize in British pop music.

  • Scots Vocalist Up For Prize

    19 Jul 2006 - Scotsman [ news ]

    SCOTS singer Isobel Campbell, previously part of pop act Belle and Sebastian, was yesterday named as a finalist in this year's Mercury music awards for Ballad of the Broken Seas.

  • An adventure with Anton

    19 Jul 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ feature ]

    Was Anton Bruckner an idiot? Certainly, that view of the Austrian composer, whose nine gargantuan symphonies will be performed as part of the Lloyds TSB Scotland Concerts in this year's Edinburgh Festival, is one that prevailed during the composer's lifetime and until recent times.

  • A word in your ear: Searle’s sound has vision

    19 Jul 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ feature ]

    Let me tell you a curious and intriguing tale about a young Scottish musician.

  • Paolo's streets ahead in Glasgow

    18 Jul 2006 - Maureen Ellis - Evening Times [ feature ]


    HOW do you follow-up supporting the Rolling Stones in front of 40,000 fans in Vienna? Paisley's boy wonder Paolo Nutini did it by launching his debut album These Streets on the busiest street in Glasgow.

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