Tag Archives: Music

Review – Janis Joplin Full Tilt

The award-winning, sell-out hit by writer Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett returns.  Angie Darcy’s Joplin, backed by a live band, is electric.  ‘So brilliant and intense it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck’ ***** (Scotsman). I … Continue reading

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Review: I Hate Children Children’s Show

Fast!  Fun!  Irreverent! Funny!  This is the award-winning Fringe show that makes your children the star of an outstanding afternoon of fun, magic, music and frivolous frivolity.  Treat yourself to the only kids show that not only allows adult beverages … Continue reading

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Review: Colin Hay – Get Rid of the Minstrel

It’s been said that live bands are an endangered species.  This one is alive and well, and fronted by Colin Hay, a singer/songwriter and storyteller.  He made musical history with Grammy-winning Men at Work in the 80s.  With the sheen … Continue reading

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Review: Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes special guest Fraser Fifield, with his Traditions Suite for Saxophone Quintet.  Some of Scotland’s finest … Continue reading

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Review: Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album Compared to What.  This duo has each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and … Continue reading

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Review: My Leonard Cohen

Few bodies of musical work rouse, seduce and are of such solace as that of the great Leonard Cohen. Stewart D’Arrietta’s musical interpretations are gutsy and arresting, and the stories he tells add an intimate insight into Cohen’s life and … Continue reading

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Review: Field Music

Field Music, one of Sunderland’s finest bands, played the Picture House this evening. In a bizarre turn of events, the gig was part of HMV’s Next Big Thing music festival that runs throughout the start of February across nine UK … Continue reading

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It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me!

At some point, somebody will say this is the most tweeted Scottish election ever.  They probably already have but I’ve missed it while writing a new blog posting, replying to a question on Facebook or sending out a press release. … Continue reading

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Play On!

I love music.  There’s no other way to say it really.  I cannot go through the day without some music in my life, whether it’s the radio, picking a CD or singing to myself as I stroll round the streets. … Continue reading

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