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Dave Arcari album launch – Live At Memorial Hall

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Jim and I had a brilliant time this evening (Thursday, 24 August, 2017) at the Scottish Music Centre for the media launch of Dave Arcari’s new album ‘Live at Memorial Hall’. Sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery, it was a very enjoyable event with delicious nibbles served along with nips of Glengoyne and kilt lifters, Glengoyne, Drambuie […]

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Raging Twilight Album Launch 7July, 2017 – Review by Paul Kerr, Blabber ‘n’ Smoke

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‘Jack Law and his henchmen turned in a fine performance to a capacity crowd in the Southside’s Glad Cafe last Friday as they presented their first album to the public. The album, reviewed here, is a fine collection of songs with a definite American bent with many of Law’s lyrics inspired by recent trips to […]

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LIV On in Concert with Olivia-Newton John, Beth Nielsen-Chapman and Amy Sky, Celtic Connections 2017 review by Pauline Keightley

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LIV ON in Concert Celtic Connections 2017 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 24 January – review by Pauline Keightley A hopeful and life-embracing evening of song to lift the spirits.  Australian, American and Canadian, singer songwriters Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky shared their personal journeys of grief in song from their collaborative LIV […]

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NICK TURNER & DAMAGED GOODZ “The Hangman” Single Download May Day

NICK TURNER & DAMAGED GOODZ “The Hangman” Single Download Release Date Friday 1st May   Also “The Hangman” You Tube video release   Producer Nick Turner and Scottish HIP HOP pioneer DAMAGED GOODZ release “The Hangman” This one-off single release is based on Maurice Ogden’s 1950 poem of the same name. Perceived by many as […]

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Noakes and Barbara Dickson – Milngavie Folk Club May 2014, Review Pauline Keightley

Rab Noakes and Barbara Dickson – Milngavie Folk Club May 2014 Songs by Rab, songs by Barbara. Songs together. Rab and Barbara gave us a real treat with a showcase gig of their favourite songs. They both looked well, Rab in a smart suit and Barbara glamorous in black. They clearly enjoyed sharing the stage […]

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Lyla Foy at Nice n Sleazy’s Glasgow March 2014. Review by Pauline Keightley

 Lyla Foy at Nice n Sleazy’s Glasgow March 2014  Lyla took to the Nice N Sleazy stage after a fine set by Scottish duo Turtles, who have a strong front singer and play powerful electronic melodic post rock. Worth checking out. Lyla sang her memorable songs in her subtle haunting country voice, along with her backing […]

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Dick Gaughan at Milngavie Folk Club, 22nd March, 2014, review by Pauline Keightley

Dick Gaughan Milngavie Folk Club 22nd March 2014   The folk club was busy for Gaughan’s return gig with both younger and older fans in the audience. Dick Gaughan is a Scottish traditional folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. He sings of Scottish heroes and of stories of our lost past. He has been playing the […]

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Mogwai: Concert Hall Celtic Connections 2014

 When I arrived at the concert hall it was very unusual to see the place busy with thirty something rock and indie fans rather than the older audience that more often attend Celtic gigs.  The air was full of anticipation as people waied for this iconic Glasgow band.  This was a gig of two parts […]

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Review: Live Music Glasgow – Burns Night Special at The Roxy171

Burns Night Special at The Roxy171 Martin Stephenson, Scott MacDonald, The Optimystics and Jim Byrne Scott MacDonald pulled together a great night at the Roxy 171 on Saturday 25th January, 2014.  It was anything but a traditional Burns Night but I reckon the Bard would have enjoyed the party. Jim (that’s Jim Byrne) was up […]

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Celtic Connections 2014: Del Amitri Reunion Gig, The Glasgow Hydro – review P. Keightley

Del Amitri Reunion Gig review by Pauline Keightley After a twelve year break this reunion gig, by Del Amitir, one of Glasgow’s favourite bands, kicked off a twelve date tour. Celtic Connections’ biggest show so far – it attracted a crowd of over 8.000. It was also the first Celtic Connection gig to take place […]

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Celtic Connections 2014: Roaming Roots Revue – review by P. Keightley

Roaming Roots Review by Pauline Keightley I was at a Laurel Canyon concert Sunday, such great songs came out of this era – and this was all about the young people keeping the groove alive today….  The concert was a journey with through the California sounds of Laurel Canyon with some of the newer Scottish […]

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The Outside Track and Jim Byrne: Linlithgow Folk Festival 2013

Headline Concert – The Outside Track Support: Jim Byrne Saturday, 14th September, 2013 – The Academy Jim has often played at Linlithgow, on the Nora Devine Outside Stage and also at the Canal Festival. We’ve made many trips to Linlithgow and always have great fun. The people are warm-hearted, they love their music and audiences […]

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