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VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The Welsh rockers play the Caird Hall next month

Have a nice day! Stereophonics head to Dundee’s Caird Hall

Welsh rockers Stereophonics plus special guests are to play at Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday August 22, 2017

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Meet pop rockers The Vamps at Glasgow Argyle Street from noon and the Edinburgh store at 5pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The Vamps' Night & Day album set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot - meet them at HMV signings in Scotland

Pop rockers The Vamps look set to end Ed Sheeran's rule at the top of the charts with their new album Night & Day and lucky fans can meet them at HMV signings in Scotland.
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Once more Into The Valley...

Once more Into The Valley...

We don’t want to take fans on a nostalgic trip back to 1977,” Richard Jobson said speaking of the Skids’ anniversary tour, when I caught up with him for a chat.

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Members of Fraserburgh Academys  2017 Schools Rock Challenge who sang and danced their way on Saturday to the Scottish finals.

There’s a lot of young talent in the Broch!

Fraserburgh Academy has won the Aberdeenshire qualifying of the 2017 Schools Rock Challenge, in front of an audience of 1700.

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Superlungs Terry Reid booked for Fraserburgh gig

Superlungs Terry Reid booked for Fraserburgh gig

Terry Reid, ‘Superlungs’, is one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has produced.

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North-east names in Youth Orchestra

North-east names in Youth Orchestra

There are some North-east names in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Senior Orchestra squad for its concert at 7pm at City Halls, Glasgow on Sunday, April 9.

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09-08-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. LINLITHGOW. McEwan's Party at the Palace 2015. Sunday. Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Red Hot gig promised for Chilli Piper fans

Fans of pipe and pop music have a real treat in store on May 26 at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, when the Red Hot Chilli Pipers take to the stage.

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‘Help!’ local causes at Beatles event

‘Help!’ local causes at Beatles event

After the hugely popular event in 2015, Bringing Back the Good Times returns to Fraserburgh’s Leisure Centre on the 15th of July 2017.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh.

Budding performers will be taught at Conservatoire’s Broch hub

As predicted last week, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is to widen access to high quality performing arts education in the north east with the launch of its second arts hub, based at the Dalrymple Hall.

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Scottish Opera with ‘greatest hits’ show

Scottish Opera with ‘greatest hits’ show

Scottish Opera’s annual Opera Highlights tour to smaller, more remote venues the length and breadth of Scotland has kicked off.

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You can dance, you can jive... the group get stuck into rehearsals ahead of the show.

Get ready to dig the Dancing Queen

Get those dancing shoes on and warm up the vocal chords as AOC productions bring the hits of ABBA and other poular songs to Peterhead Community Theatre.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Ben Watt – stripped back, fresh and alive

Ben Watt – stripped back, fresh and alive

Following sell-out shows with his band in 2016, Ben Watt returns in early 2017 with a new stripped-back approach.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Rufus Wainwright. Pic: Matthew Welch

Rufus Wainwright’s very special dates in Scotland

When we heard that singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright was heading to Aberdeen and Perth as part of a three-date Scottish Highlands tour, of course we were excited.

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