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  • Thoroughly Modern Music, City Hall, Glasgow

    15 May 2006 - Keith Bruce - Herald [ review ]

    The versatility of the BBC SSO has rarely been more apparent: from free improvisation to Elgar with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union in four days.

  • Sonic Fusion Research Ensemble, St John's Church, Edinburgh

    15 May 2006 - ROWENA SMITH - Herald [ review ]

    One of the long-term goals of Sonic Fusion, the new contemporary music festival in Edinburgh, is the establishment of a research ensemble.

  • Jazz Glasgow's Big Night Out, City Halls, Glasgow

    15 May 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    As a city with a long history of jazz occasions that tumble effortlessly into nostalgic conversations about great nights and unforgettable sights, Glasgow has been punching a bit below its weight in recent years.

  • Benedetti's album cover-up shows maturity beyond her years

    14 May 2006 - SARAH JONES - Scotland on Sunday [ feature ]

    FROM a purely superficial point of view, it is something of a relief to us girls to see that Nicola Benedetti, the talented young violinist launched on a galactic trajectory by her BBC Young Musician win two years ago, has not been cajoled into a 'cleavage shot' for the front of her second album.

  • King Biscuit Time: Black Gold ***

    12 May 2006 - Fiona Shepherd - Scotsman [ review ]

    NOT content to split up his previous group, the Beta Band, before things got stale, Steve Mason has taken artistic integrity to further extremes by splitting up his solo project before he has even released the debut album.

  • KT Tunstall: KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza ***

    12 May 2006 - Fiona Shepherd - Scotsman [ review ]

    NAMED after the acoustic night she used to run in Edinburgh, Acoustic Extravaganza - only on sale at her website - will be the only place to hear new Tunstall material.

  • The Whistlebinkies: Albannach ***

    12 May 2006 - Kenny Mathieson - Scotsman [ review ]

    THIS once ground-breaking Scottish band now operate in a much more crowded musical environment than when they launched four decades ago.

  • New sonic experience is the sound of the future

    12 May 2006 - ROWENA SMITH - Herald [ feature ]

    If you think the idea of a music-improvising electronic brain sounds like a concept straight out of a science-fiction novel, think again.

  • Preston and Long

    12 May 2006 - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    The much-acclaimed Aberdeenshire flute and piano duo "Preston and Long" will
    be releasing a new CD this week entitled "Beltane" after the Celtic May Day
    festival of the same name.

  • BBC theme tune strikes wrong note with Scots

    10 May 2006 - Auslan Cramb - Daily Telegraph [ news ]

    The run-up to any World Cup in which England are playing and Scotland are not - that is to say, most world cups - is a touchy time north of the border.

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