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  • Christmas Oratorio, Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

    20 Dec 2005 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    The programme note was anonymous, the charming cover picture was unsigned, but their combined message on Sunday made a strong case for presenting Bach's Christmas Oratorio as an entity rather than a sequence of six cantatas to be sung between Christmas and Epiphany.

  • Band stripped of prize after jibe provokes gig violence

    19 Dec 2005 - KATIE EMSLIE - Edinburgh Evening News [ news ]

    A ROCK group have been stripped of their Battle of the Bands trophy after violence erupted between rival fans in an Edinburgh nightclub.

  • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, CCA, Glasgow

    19 Dec 2005 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    At the end of a year which has seen collaborations with guitarist Fred Frith and vocalist Maggie Nicols added to their already impressive list of work with major figures from the musical world they inhabit, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra could afford to look back with satisfaction and look ahead with justifiable anticipation.

  • It is all about happiness, stupid

    18 Dec 2005 - Sunday Herald [ comment ]

    THE most important item in the Cultural Commission’s report, which was buried unceremoniously last summer, informs us that the Greek government’s ambition is to reduce all measurement of public policy down to one indicator – does it make people happier? By that index, much of what modern governments do is a failure.

  • Oasis, SECC, Glasgow

    16 Dec 2005 - LOUISA McEWAN - Herald [ review ]

    Now these guys know what they're doing, and so they should.

  • Scotland's Musicians on "Most Eligible" list.

    16 Dec 2005 - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    Skye DJ and the man responsible for the latest dance revival, Mylo, tops the list as Scotland's most eligible bachelor, whilst Texas' Sharleen Spiteri is named as Scotland's most eligible female.

  • Gordon Duncan - Piper and Composer Extraordinaire!

    16 Dec 2005 - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    Ian Green (Greentrax recordings) writes:
    I was devastated to learn today that Gordon Duncan had died on the 14th December at his home in Edradour, Pitlochry, Perthshire.

  • VARIOUS ARTISTS: POPISM - POCKET RAINDROPS VOLUME TWO ****

    16 Dec 2005 - Scotsman [ review ]

    THE Glasgow-based label Creeping Bent returns after a three-year hiatus in its release schedule with an eclectic compilation of old compatriots and new friends, which reinforces the independent artistic ethos on which the label based its previous eight years of activity.

  • Perthshire world-famous piper dies

    15 Dec 2005 - Dundee Evening Telegraph [ news ]

    The world of Scottish music was today stunned to hear of the death of Perthshire’s Gordon Duncan.

  • 'There was no reason for anybody to like Biffy Clyro... we have never been cool'

    15 Dec 2005 - FIONA SHEPHERD - Scotsman [ news ]

    IT'S ALWAYS the quiet ones you've got to watch.

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