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  • Proclaimers return to T in the Park bill

    16 Mar 2006 - Edinburgh Evening News [ news ]

    EDINBURGH'S famous singing twins have been lined up for another starring role at Scotland's T in the Park festival in July.

  • Proms break with the past

    16 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ news ]

    A glance at the programme for the RSNO's annual ScottishPower Proms, announced last night, might suggest the mixture is much as before: a walloping opener with music director Stephane Deneve conducting a programme of popular Tchaikovsky warhorses, with, at the tail end, the traditional Last Night.

  • Graduated groove

    15 Mar 2006 - Billboard - Herald [ feature ]

    The jazz-singing workshops run by Fionna Duncan have contributed many new voices to the Scottish scene.

  • Annie's sweet dreams of new purpose in life

    15 Mar 2006 - JULIA HORTON - Edinburgh Evening News [ news ]

    HER voice captivated millions of people around the world when she sang at the historic Live8 concerts in Edinburgh and London.

  • In such a spin to make a record

    15 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ feature ]

    Graham Taylor has every right to feel elated.

  • RSNO/Denève

    14 Mar 2006 - Rowena Smith - Guardian [ review ]

    Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony encompasses passion, triumph, anguish and resignation, though whether you view the final movement as a last expression of despair or something ultimately more ambiguous depends rather on the performance.

  • Composition punctuated by a crash of symbols

    14 Mar 2006 - Claire Henry - Scotsman [ feature ]

    THE painter Victoria Crowe and the composer Thea Musgrave have much in common.

  • Shitdisco**** VENUE, EDINBURGH

    14 Mar 2006 - Dave Pollock - Scotsman [ review ]

    SHITDISCO, perversely avowed enthusiasts of both Girls Aloud and Arthur Russell, have got something pretty special going on, at least when it comes to effortlessly moving a dancefloor and inspiring unconscious foot-tapping in even those wallflowers lingering around the fringes.

  • BBCSSO, City Hall, Glasgow

    14 Mar 2006 - ROWENA SMITH - Herald [ review ]

    A product of the artistically optimistic 1920s when young composers were eager to experiment with new ideas and break away from the traditions of previous generations, Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto is a work of appealing freshness.

  • Out of their shells

    14 Mar 2006 - The Diary - Herald [ comment ]

    GLASGOW'S new band venue, the ABC in Sauchiehall Street, never bothered with a cigarette machine, which is why so many customers beg the stewards to allow them to nip outside to the newsagent's.

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