Music Archive

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    NYOS to perform before Earl at gala concert

  • Monday 21 July 2014

    Rewind

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    The first recording from Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Steven Osborne is a gripping affair, a powerhouse of performance and interpretation probing deep into the soul of one of the great masterworks of 20th-century instrumental repertoire:

  • Sunday 20 July 2014

    Glaswegian guitarist Nigel Clark lives in Dublin these days, and while he continues to work with contacts he made in Scotland, including violinist Tim Kliphuis, he has forged a musically rewarding partnership with fellow guitarist Hugh Buckley (whose saxophone-playing brother Michael was in a previous Scottish-Irish jazz alliance with trumpeter Colin Steele).

  • Saturday 19 July 2014

    When Paul Towndrow took up the position of musical director with the newly formed Byres Road Big Band in 2009, he knew he was accepting a challenge.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    Psych-pop wonder Cate Le Bon has a way with commemorative words.

  • Friday 18 July 2014

    NYOS Senior Orchestra

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    IN his autobiography, the Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers talked about playing his dues on America's 'chitlin' circuit' - a concept in entertainment largely unknown over here.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    HERE are ten novels and stories to keep you on the edge of your seat during the Commonwealth Games..

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014

    'Woke up this morning and one of my antiques business's best customers persuaded me back into music" is never likely to cut it as a blues lyric.

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014

    During the Second World War, the great violinist and educator Yehudi Menuhin played concerts for Allied troops and travelled to Belsen concentration camp shortly after it was liberated to perform for surviving prisoners.

  • Wednesday 16 July 2014

    Piano student set to receive scholarship

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    AS top artists in their field descend on the Isle of Lewis, and music fans pitch their tents in the grounds of Lews Castle in Stornoway, hopes will be high attendance at the Hebridean Celtic Festival will beat last year's record numbers, which made it the most successful in its 18-year history.

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    French organist on return date with Glasgow

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    NYOS Junior Orchestra

  • Monday 14 July 2014

    El Hombre Trajeado

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    Hollywood actor Will Smith surprised the crowds at T in the Park by introducing headline act Calvin Harris.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    Exactly a year ago, unsigned duo Honeyblood were playing the T Break stage at T in the Park. Now here they are with a cool label deal and a debut album that's easily one of the best of 2014.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    This latest slice of vinyl from independent Edinburgh label Song, By Toad - recorded last year at the Insider Festival in Aviemore - reminds me of a 42-minute TV show featuring this week's guest musicians.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    WE are all different in our responses to voices.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    HOT on the heels of their success in achieving a number one download in the World Music charts - the rousing Walking on the Waves, which is included here - Highland dance band Skipinnish consolidate their established popular style of robust tune sets that give visitors to the band's music houses in Oban and Fort William a heady taste of Highland energy while adding to the canon of Runrig-inspired, heart on sleeve songs of praise and longing.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    Although the vast majority of music served up on mainstream TV and radio may seem somewhat neutered by pedestrian playlists and homogenised talent shows, believe it or not there are probably more ways for talented, aspiring musicians and real artists to connect with an audience today than ever before.

  • Sunday 13 July 2014

    'I've not felt such good vibes in a long time." So says Paolo Nutini as we chat backstage shortly before he steps out on stage at T in the Park last night.

  • Saturday 12 July 2014

    Organisers have called this year's T in the Park a "huge send-off party'' as the festival prepares to move to a new home next year after 18 years at the site.

  • Saturday 12 July 2014

    Exclusive - Belle And Sebastian on playing the Kelvingrove Bandstand at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, the best sporting beards and chasing Mo Farah through Glasgow.

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    Event: Chetham's Symphony Orchestra - Ravel, Szymanowski & Debussy, classical music, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    Musicians and Gaelic actors at city event

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    Mavis Staples

  • Friday 11 July 2014

    ABC frontman Martin Fry is musing on the origins of his infamous gold lamé suit.

  • Thursday 10 July 2014

    Daryl Hall and John Oates