It IS a big year for the Hilliard Ensemble.
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Cheryl Cole has signed a deal to return as a judge on The X Factor for a reported £1.5 million, it has been revealed.
Welsh tenor Trystan Llyr Griffiths looked suitably gobsmacked when it emerged that he had seen off the challenge of four fine sopranos to win the £10,000 Bruce Miller Gulliver Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Sunday afternoon.
The folk hits and myths of history
'I guess I'm just a natural multi-tasker," says Iain Burnside as he downs a coffee and finishes telling me about overlapping key structures in Rachmaninov's collected songs.
Second Hand Marching Band
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Heras Casado
Joan As Police Woman
For the young Scottish folk band Breabach - whose career began on the Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2005 - the start of 2014 must seriously have felt like living the dream.
The Fire And I
Verdict: five stars
Reality TV, a long-standing misnomer.
McOpera take centre stage for concert
Saturday marks International Women's Day, an event that has been observed since the early 1900s.
Bruce Millar/Gulliver Prize doubled
Take That star Gary Barlow has teamed up with Gary Lineker as well as other past England stars to record the squad's song for this summer's World Cup.
Things are never dull in the life of Rick Wakeman.
The birthplace of One Direction star Harry Styles has been found to be the least musically sophisticated part of Britain, according to a new study which maps the musical abilities of the UK.
The Proud Bassoon.
PETER WHELAN runs period instrument octet Ensemble Marsyas.
Hank Williams, Mississippi John Hurt, the Louvin Brothers, Woody Guthrie and Bill Wilson were all formative influences on one of the hottest bands on the current Americana scene.