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  • Michael Nyman, Perth Concert Hall

    25 Oct 2005 - ROWENA SMITH - Herald [ review ]

    While writing a load of extremely similar-sounding scores isn't a bad thing for a composer of film music (all those interchangeable action-adventure themes certainly haven't done John Williams any harm) you don't necessarily want to hear a number of them performed together in concert.

  • Scots bands lead way in live music boom

    24 Oct 2005 - WILLIAM LYONS - Scotland on Sunday [ comment ]

    THE RAVE is out and the gig is back.

  • Fairy tale of New York

    23 Oct 2005 - Alex Pemberton - Guardian [ feature ]

    It was halfway through Franz Ferdinand's show last Monday at New York's Madison Square Garden theatre, that the band noticed a familiar-looking figure in the wings, tapping an expensively shod foot to the glam stomp of the Scottish quartet's latest single 'Do You Want To'.

  • Get set to join the party

    20 Oct 2005 - Vicky Davidson - Evening Times [ feature ]

    CELTIC Connections 2006 is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

  • Festival to open with Spanish connection

    20 Oct 2005 - PHIL MILLER, Arts Correspondent - Herald [ news ]

    THE 13th Celtic Connections, one of Europe's most popular traditional music festivals, is to start on a Spanish note next year.

  • The silenced voices

    20 Oct 2005 - ELEANOR COWIE - Herald [ news ]

    They were bound to say nothing while all around them an ensemble of voices debated their future.

  • Chamber players wooing crowds from Osaka to Perth

    20 Oct 2005 - ANNA MILLAR - Scotsman [ feature ]

    A SPELLBOUND audience leapt to their feet in rapturous applause as soprano Lisa Milne and the Belcea Quartet brought the selected works of Arnold Schönberg to a thunderous, dizzying close at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.

  • Joyce - THE ARCHES

    19 Oct 2005 - Scotsman [ review ]

    THINK of the smuggest thing you can possibly imagine.

  • Grand Master of Jazz Meets Musical Youth

    13 Oct 2005 - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    About 50 years in age difference are between the members of The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland (NYJOS) and guest saxophonist Olaf Vas, who will join the orchestra on stage at Ňran Mór, Glasgow, on Sunday, 6 November 2005 (7.

  • University honour for singer Midge

    12 Oct 2005 - Scotsman [ news ]

    Musician and humanitarian Midge Ure is to be recognised for his efforts both on and off stage when he is presented with an honorary degree.

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