Music Archive

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    Event: Rothschild's violin, opera, Cottiers theatre, Glasgow

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    ELO frontman Jeff Lynne is teaming up with the BBC Concert Orchestra to play some of the band's greatest hits at a comeback concert in Hyde Park.

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    Punk pioneers The Ramones have been honoured at a rock awards ceremony for their contribution as trailblazers.

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    Brian Eno made music for airports.

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    Two Wings vocalist Hanna Tuulikki is discussing Peace/Fear, the opening track on the Glasgow band's new album, A Wake.

  • Friday 13 June 2014

    Daniel's Beard

  • Thursday 12 June 2014

    McBusted star Tom Fletcher has beaten Simon Cowell to the title of Celebrity Dad of the Year.

  • Thursday 12 June 2014

    Rik Mayall could top the charts less than a week after his death after an online campaign by fans sent sales of his failed football song, Noble England, rocketing.

  • Thursday 12 June 2014

    Catherine Manson/Alasdair Beatson

  • Thursday 12 June 2014

    Mr McFall's Chamber

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    New Order's Italia 90 England anthem World In Motion has been voted the nation's top football song in a poll of karaoke crooners.

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour after collapsing and being taken to hospital.

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    A chance to be happy with Rock Choir

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Time was when the blues was considered old hat.

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    It hardly takes a special occasion to point out the historic ties between Orkney and Norway:

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Fejes Quartet

  • Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Jack White

  • Tuesday 10 June 2014

    Sir Paul McCartney has postponed US dates on his world tour as he continues to recuperate from a virus.

  • Tuesday 10 June 2014

    MORE THAN 200 years after his death, academics and performers have launched an interactive online resource to make choral versions of the work of Robert Burns available to the public.

  • Tuesday 10 June 2014

    Sonia Cromarty

  • Monday 9 June 2014

    "I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin." - Farewell, My Lovely, Raymond Chandler

  • Monday 9 June 2014

    John Wallace Valedictory Concert

  • Monday 9 June 2014

    The Nectarine No 9

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    Ketil Bjørnstad has been an extraordinarily creative presence on the Norwegian and wider European cultural scene over the past 40 years.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    By a remarkable and (for this dedicated music lover) serendipitous coincidence, just as Harry Christophers's magical choir, The Sixteen, arrived in Perth a fortnight ago for the latest stop on their current Choral Pilgrimage, along with the attendant recent recording of the repertoire, a new recording from another great choir working in the same area of Renaissance music, Philip Cave's Magnificat, was released on Linn Records.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    Death, due to the loss of family and friends, has been much on Tim Booth's mind in the years since James's last release, the back-to-back mini-albums that collectively made up The Morning After The Night Before - not that you'd realise this from the polished pop brio that assaults your ears from the outset here.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    It's been 35 years since Chrissie Hynde burst onto the scene with The Pretenders, making her one of the most recognisable faces of New Wave alongside Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    Philadelphia native Alec Ounsworth is now a decade into his career as CYHSY mainstay and songwriter-in-chief, though for this fourth studio album the band has been whittled down yet further to a core duo of Ounsworth and drummer Sean Greenhalgh, with The National's Matt Berninger contributing guest vocals to one track (the fuzz-drenched Coming Down) and Kid Koala helping out on Cover Up.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    In an age of free downloads and streaming services, playlists are now chosen by myriad tastemakers and endlessly disseminated across the internet.

  • Sunday 8 June 2014

    "This project and album is the culmination of several years of writing and a lifetime of playing, a reflection of the beauty of the environment I live in and an expression of my passion and love for that beauty." In terms of evoking the landscape in which he lives, and the people who surround him in that landscape, renowned mandolin and banjo player Damian Helliwell's eagerly anticipated debut album is a journey which, while it may be centred on one place, is never parochial, blending Slovak influences, Motown piano riffs and the mandolin into something unique and really rather special.