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  • Maggie Bell/The British Blues Quintet*** RENFREW FERRY, GLASGOW

    22 Mar 2006 - Scotsman [ review ]

    "I'M 61 and I've got a bus pass," declared homecoming heroine Maggie Bell to her welcoming committee of fans, but this non-retiring pensioner's voice - that wonderful bluesy rasp which adorns the Taggart theme tune - hadn't aged a bit.


    22 Mar 2006 - Susan Nickalls - Scotsman [ review ]

    IN RECENT years the new music flag has been kept flying in Edinburgh largely thanks to the sterling efforts of the Hebrides Ensemble and the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Trust (ECAT) - which commissioned three world premieres, tributes to the blues, for this event.

  • My choice for Scots anthem

    22 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ comment ]

    Here we go again.

  • Shenachie, Gartmore Village Hall

    22 Mar 2006 - AMY PARKER - Herald [ review ]

    As the sunset burns in the sky over the Trossachs, the townie critic's anticipation is that the world premiere of Sally Beamish's musical for her local amateur dramatic group in the village hall will be accompanied by a tombola and prize-winning vegetables with interval drinks served by the local vet.

  • Gaelic Music Conference and Gathering

    22 Mar 2006 - [ feature ]

    Scotland’s first dedicated Gaelic Music Conference – Iùl Ciùil (meaning Guiding Music and pronounced Yule Cule!) will take place in Glasgow’s City Halls on the 22nd and 23rd of March.

  • Billy Worton

    21 Mar 2006 - DONNIE MUNRO - Herald [ obituary ]

    Billy Worton, sound engineer; born August 7, 1952, died March 1, 2006.

  • City of Glasgow Chorus, City Hall, Glasgow

    20 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    It's already well-established that the refurbished City Hall is a splendid venue for choral music.


    20 Mar 2006 - KENNETH WALTON - Scotsman [ review ]

    THIS wasn't a new repertoire for the Scottish Ensemble, but the resurrection of its Eight Seasons programme - a combination of Vivaldi's and Astor Piazzolla's complementary violin concertos - struck the perfect chord as part of last week's Paganini in Glasgow celebrations.


    20 Mar 2006 - SUSAN NICKELLS - Scotsman [ review ]

    WOMEN used to swoon and men burst into tears when listening to the virtuosic violinist Nicolo Paganini.

  • Billy Worton - an appreciation

    20 Mar 2006 - Scotsman [ obituary ]

    Sound engineer
    Born: 7 August, 1952, in Luanshya, Zambia.

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