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  • [Sally Beamish : The Singing]

    1 Jul 2006 - Matthew Rye - Daily Telegraph [ quote ]

    Then came the real meat of the programme, the world premiere of a new work by the festival’s Scottish-based composer-in-residence, Sally Beamish…The Singing is a three-movement concerto for classical accordion and orchestra that reflects the tragedy of the Highland Clearances, with much of its music derived from Gaelic psalms and Celtic working songs.

  • [Sally Beamish : The Singing]

    1 Jul 2006 - Lynne Walker - Independent [ quote ]

    The opening concert…featured a new, 25-minute concerto by Beamish for an unlikely star, the accordion.

  • [Sally Beamish : The Singing]

    30 Jun 2006 - Richard Fairman - Financial Times [ quote ]

    A concerto for classical accordion and orchestra may not seem an obviously Scottish choice, but that would be to underestimate the composer’s ingenuity.

  • [Sally Beamish : The Singing]

    30 Jun 2006 - Paul Driver - Sunday Times [ quote ]

    It was charmingly unexpected, for instance, to find a bagpipe concerto on the opening programme by the Hallé under Brabbins at the town hall.

  • [Sally Beamish : The Singing]

    30 Jun 2006 - Tom Service - Guardian [ quote ]

    Played by James Crabb, the piece achieved such an effective balance between the soloist and the orchestra that you wondered why there aren’t more concertos for this most versatile of instruments.

  • Album: Aberfeldy *****

    30 Jun 2006 - Andy Gill - Independent [ review ]

    If you liked The Magic Numbers, you'll love Aberfeldy, an Edinburgh quintet who employ similarly cute boy/girl harmonies, with the twist that instead of guitars, most of these dozen ditties are led by the infectious organ figures of Ruth Barrie and Sarah McFadyen.

  • RSNO ScottishPower Proms, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    30 Jun 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    Were the audience too sedate or was it the RSNO Kings of Swing Big Band?.

  • Annie Lennox gives old reports to former school

    29 Jun 2006 - Press Association - Guardian [ news ]

    Singer Annie Lennox has donated old report cards and photographs to her former school after a request from present pupils.

  • RSNO ScottishPower Proms, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    29 Jun 2006 - Herald [ review ]

    Were the audience too sedate or was it the RSNO Kings of Swing Big Band?.

  • Royal Scottish Academy Brass, RSAMD, Glasgow

    29 Jun 2006 - Herald [ review ]

    Of the many ways one can have one's Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky's most programmed work, Elgar Howarth's arrangement for brass ensemble is a personal favourite, and a fitting opening for the academy's Russian-themed Summerfest season.

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