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Angus piper performs at Vilnius Burns Supper

Angus VIP piper Craig Weir added a 12th foreign country to his piping passport when he helped bring Burns to Lithuania on Saturday by playing at a sold-out charity Burns Supper in Vilnius.

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Pictured is Dermot OLeary, presenter of The X Factor

The X Factor heads to Tayside

Talent contest The X Factor is coming to Tayside next week, as part of a UK wide search to find singers worthy of landing a life-changing record contract

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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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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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Bryan Adams is set to play his only outdoor Scottish gig in Montrose

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams to play one-off Scottish show in Montrose

Rock legend Bryan Adams has announced today that he will be performing a one-off outdoor show in Montrose next summer.

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A magical evening of Madness for Montrose Review reporter!

A magical evening of Madness for Montrose Review reporter!

Grandslam Madness is billed as a tour of outside venues; mini festivals with all the fun of the fair. Montrose on Sunday night (July 5) was the only Scottish date of 20 across the UK. This was not a revival tour, and there was nothing ironic about the fans that came to worship.

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Pictured is Dorec-a-Belle

Band now playing at Platform One...

Platform One at the Bridge of Dun railway station is to be given a musical makeover when Inverness band Dorec-a-Belle perform this weekend.

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Kurt Elling will perform with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Picture by Derek Clark.

Kurt Elling swings Sinatra in nationwide tour

The spring of 2015 is set to burst into wonderful life as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and their very special guest Kurt Elling celebrate the birth centenary of a truly household name in popular music, Frank Sinatra.

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Rhythm Zoo will perform at the Montrose Spring Blues Event on Saturday.

The best of the blues at Montrose spring event

Montrose is the place to be this weekend if you are a lover of Blues music, for there are not one but three of the U.K’s best Blues bands playing in three venues.

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Jazz it up at Hospitalfield

Jazz it up at Hospitalfield

The popular quartet, Rose Room (pictured) are coming to Arbroath for the next jazz event at Hospitalfield House tomorrow, March 21.

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Neil Caul Scottish Dance Band

Arbroath Accordion and Fiddle Club reconvened after the festive break with a session played by the Neil Caul Scottish Dance Band.

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The Dublin Legends

Meet The Dublin Legends

The celebrated sound of Irish folk music descends on Arbroath and Eamonn Campbell told our reporter Fiona Pringle what to expect.

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Clarinetist Jean Johnson is one of the four musicians performing as the Barony Ensemble.

Feast for the ears with the Barony Ensemble

Local charity Angus Arts is once again hosting a world-class live music concert at the acoustically brilliant Dickson Hall in Laurencekirk on Friday (December 5) at 7.30 p.m.

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‘The King’ is coming to Arbroath

Rob Kingsley, the man dubbed Europe’s best Elvis tribute, brings his ‘A Vision of Elvis’ show to the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, on Friday, October 10.

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September serenade from TSO

Rehearsals are coming to an end for Tayside Symphony Orchestra’s autumn concert of 2014, which will take place on Saturday in the Reid Hall, Forfar at 7.30 p.m.

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Albert Lee in concert at the Gardyne

Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar players, needs no introduction to country music and rock fans.

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Blues band Greame Sim & Zap at the Commercial inn.

Soul-time at Arbroath’s Bell Rock Blues Festival

Bell Rock Blues Music Festival is back with a rhythmic line-up ready to inject some sultry soul music into Arbroath.

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Enjoy the sounds of Buddy Holly at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen.

Rock ‘n’ roll heaven at His Majesty’s

His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen is preparing to rock into the autumn season with a musical celebrating the sounds of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Eddie Cochran.

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