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Anderson motors back to Scotland

Anderson motors back to Scotland

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Fraser Anderson is now based in London, but having spent seven years living in France he is showing his affection for his former home by touring in a Citroen 2CV.

As The Herald reported at the time, Anderson bought a derelict cottage in the countryside around the Pyrenees and renovated it himself, funding the work with house concerts.

He recently performed with bass legend Danny Thompson as part of Thompson's 75th Birthday Celebrations and brings his 2CV north to play Argyll Hotel, Ullapool (April 29), Ig:lu, Inverness (April 30), Dingwall Greenhouse (May 1), Oran Mor, Glasgow (3), Clarks Bar, Dundee (4), Tintos, East Kilbride (6), and Summerhall, Edinburgh (9).

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May days gigs for Breabach

Scottish folk band Breabach tour Scotland next month before concentrating on their Commonwealth Games project, Boomerang, which features indigenous musicians from Scotland, Australia and New Zealand.

They play Teviot Row, Edinburgh, as part of the capital's Tradfest celebrations on May 2 before visiting Tobermory (3), Langholm (14), Dundee (16), Letham, Fife (17), Aberdeen (26), Carrbridge (28), Ullapool (30) and Skye (31).

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How tolls paid price on bridge

Tonight at Glasgow's CCA there is another opportunity - thanks to the Ceol's Craic Film Club - to see the film The Bridge Rising, about the campaign against the Skye Bridge tolls, which was screened at the start of the year as part of the Celtic Connections programme.

"An epic feel-good story of a modern rebellion" as it styles itself, it charts the 10-year saga of the battle against the tolls in a far from po-faced fashion.

This showing, from 6.30pm, will be introduced, in both English and Gaelic, by David Eyre, who will be familiar to BBC Alba audiences from his work on current affairs programme Eorpa.

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