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  • A musician not a celebrity

    7 Apr 2006 - Opinion - Scotsman [ comment ]

    Kenneth Walton (Classical Music, 3 April) rightly highlights the artistic limbo of mediocrity that awaits the very talented Nicola Benedetti if she continues to allow herself to be treated as a product to be force-fed.

  • Colin Steeleís Stramash, Tolbooth, Stirling

    7 Apr 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    Colin Steele may have a problem on his hands if he thinks the group he has formed for this Scottish Arts Council Tune Up tour is a one-off.

  • Gaelic: the word is getting around

    7 Apr 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ feature ]

    Julie Fowlis hasn't quite got the hang of this pushy, self-promoting artist thing.

  • Honour for woman of great note

    6 Apr 2006 - JANE BRADLEY - Edinburgh Evening News [ news ]

    SHE was regarded as one of the greatest concert pianists of her generation, but has remained almost unknown in her hometown.

  • Chalkface

    5 Apr 2006 - Scotsman [ news ]

    THE Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has appointed James Gourlay, the internationally celebrated tuba player, as the new director of its school of music.

  • Gene Pitney found dead in hotel

    5 Apr 2006 - BBC News [ news ]

    American superstar Gene Pitney has been found dead aged 65 in his bed in a Cardiff hotel.


    5 Apr 2006 - FIONA SHEPHERD - Herald [ review ]

    CHRIS Rea bid a health-related farewell to live performance, singing "I finally found where the blues came from", but his rendition of the blues cleans all the dirt from under the fingernails of the genre.

  • Tina Dico**, ABC2, GLASGOW

    5 Apr 2006 - PAUL WHITELAW - Scotsman [ review ]

    AS ONE of the guest vocalists on Zero 7's briefly voguish When It Falls album (that's her on Home and The Space Between), Danish songstress Tina Dico's chocolate-brown voice was the balm behind a million club come-downs.

  • Richard Dobson, State Bar, Glasgow

    5 Apr 2006 - ROB ADAMS - Herald [ review ]

    "One night we played in Hamburg and nobody came," runs the opening line of Richard Dobson's Down Along the Reeperbahn.

  • Listen up, itís a dream team

    5 Apr 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ feature ]

    Once in a blue moon, along comes a concert that calls for a good old-fashioned rave-up.

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