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Six-piece rock group line up new album

Six-piece rock group line up new album

Throw, the latest album from Airdrie's Flood Of Red, will be released on Monday both digitally and in record stores via the Superball Music label. The six-piece rock band recorded the album last summer as a follow-up to their debut, Leaving Everything Behind.

The video for their latest single, Lashes, is currently streaming on YouTube, and the band will play Bakers Niteclub in Kilmarnock on July 5 and Mad Hatters in Inverness on July 6.

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Concert tours for autumn

Argyll & Bute Concert Tours - the organisation that brings early music, chamber music, piano recitals and occasional jazz to Rothesay, Dunoon, Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Oban and Islay - has announced its programme for this autumn.

Edinburgh-born pianist Yuanfan Yang, who became the youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition in 2010, plays solo concerts in early October, followed later in the month by award-winning flute and harp duo Hoot, and renaissance and early baroque music specialists Fires Of Love tour in November.

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In the frame at Jazz Festival

Journalist and regular Herald contributor Alison Kerr has curated an exhibition of photographs for Glasgow Jazz Festival, featuring jazz stars who visited Glasgow from the 1930s through to the 1990s.

Gathered from the Herald's archives, Jazz Stars In Glasgow includes Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nina Simone, Lena Horne (who can be seen dancing in the City Halls) and Cab Calloway (who appeared in the city in 1934 and 1989).

It will be on display in the City Halls until Sunday before moving to the Rio Cafe in Hyndland Street for the rest of the summer, and follows Kerr's previous exhibitions, City Of Stars I and II, Stars In Scotland and City Of Classical Stars.

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Hitting right note during Games

Organisers of Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal are offering an alternative attraction when the Commonwealth Games take over Glasgow next month.

With a daily bus service between Glasgow and Letterkenny continuing a long-established connection, traditional music lovers can take in some or all of a programme that runs from July 11-27 and includes accordionist Sharon Shannon and singers Frances Black and Mary Coughlan alongside Donegal's popular new roots music exports The Henry Girls.

There's also a Donegal master fiddlers' gala performance which will showcase three of the county's greatest living traditional players - Vincent Campbell, Dinny McLaughlin and Danny Meehan - as well as the younger generation including fiddle trio Fidil.

Other attractions include self-contained mini-festivals on the island of Arranmore (July 11-13) and in the picturesque village of Falcarragh (July 18-20), walks, poetry readings, storytelling and a wider music programme including Tuareg guitarist-singer Bombino and flamenco-jazz guitarist Eduardo Niebla.

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