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  • Just the kind of souvenir every jazzer brings back from Japan

    10 Apr 2006 - Scotsman [ feature ]

    When his 'holiday' became a sell-out tour, Bill Wells wanted to return the compliment.

  • Voice of youth hits right note

    10 Apr 2006 - KENNETH WALTON - Scotsman [ feature ]

    AT A TIME when musical education policy in Scotland is struggling to find focus and direction, one organisation is swimming against the tide of mediocrity.

  • Colin Steele's Stramash ***** QUEEN'S HALL, EDINBURGH

    10 Apr 2006 - KENNY MATHIESON - Scotsman [ review ]

    ANY lingering doubts on how effectively the music of trumpeter Colin Steele would translate from his quintet to the expanded ten-piece Stramash were instantly dispelled in the opening sequence.

  • Placebo, Carling Academy, Glasgow

    10 Apr 2006 - JOHN PAUL BRESLIN - Herald [ review ]

    Having put the luke-warm response to their last album Sleeping With Ghosts behind them, one-time glam rockers Placebo seem keen to move closer to their original sound.

  • Bonnie Raitt, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

    10 Apr 2006 - JOHN WILLIAMSON - Herald [ review ]

    It would take the most hard-hearted individual to not be charmed by the intimate nature and musical content of this show, in support of Raitt's eighteenth album in her 35 years as a recording artist.

  • NYOS, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

    10 Apr 2006 - AMY PARKER - Herald [ review ]

    The adrenalin starts to kick in before the performance has even started; the prospect of the first note makes one strain with anticipation: the National Youth Orchestra certainly knows how to create a sense of occasion.

  • SCO, City Hall, Glasgow

    10 Apr 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    A provocative duality lay at the heart of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Mozart 250 concert on Friday night and it did not rest in the intelligent and logical coupling of works by Stravinsky and Mozart that comprised the programme.

  • Canty/The Poozies, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

    10 Apr 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    Edinburgh International Harp Festival celebrated the twin anniversaries of the 75th year of Comunn na Clarsaich, the society at the heart of the revival in Scottish harp playing, and its own 25th birthday with music that spanned the centuries from medieval times to the present day.

  • RSNO, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

    10 Apr 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    Up to a point, the RSNO's Glasgow concert at the end of last week was a dyed-in-the-wool classic.

  • £11m upgrade for failing Burns museum unveiled

    9 Apr 2006 - Paul Dalgarno - Sunday Herald [ news ]

    HIGH-tech information handsets and a state-of-the-art study centre are among the plans for the £11 million regeneration of the Burns National Heritage Park in Alloway.

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