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Wuthering Heights to hit Ayr Gaiety

Wuthering Heights to hit Ayr Gaiety

Chapterhouse Theatre Company, which visited Hopetoun House by Queensferry earlier in the summer, has a date at the Ayr Gaiety on Saturday September 6. The company, possibly best know for its outdoor Shakespeare productions, has six shows on the road this summer and the Ayr theatre has its adaptation of Wuthering Heights, adapted from Emily Bronte's novel by Laura Turner and directed by Rebecca Gadsby.

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Folk line-ups for September

Leith Folk Club has announced its September line-up. Singer-songwriter Martin Lennon opens the programme on Tuesday 1 followed by singers, songwriters and Burns interpreters Ian Bruce and Ian Walker, Herald Angel-winning piper and Gaelic singer Allan MacDonald, bluegrass-swing band Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra and accordion-guitar duo Sandy Brechin and Ewan Wilkinson. The club meets every Tuesday at the Victoria Park House Hotel.

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Blues bills have global appeal

Edinburgh Blues Club follows its successful double-header of American attractions Hamilton Loomis and Ryan McGarvey in June with a busy autumn programme that opens with leading UK band Rosco Levee and the Southern Slide on September 12. Also appearing at the club's regular home in the Voodoo Rooms are Irish singer Grainne Duffy; guitarist and singer Simon McBride, who has been tipped as the natural successor to fellow Irishman Rory Gallagher; Southern England-Mississippi pairing Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus; and Detroit-born singer and guitarist Marcus Malone.

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Back in time for science festival

The Orkney International Science Festival - the 24th such event - runs from September 4 to 10 this year, which is the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo, so Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee will be playing works by composers of the time, including Cavazzoni and Frescobaldi, with the exact period sound of organ and harpsichord coming from electronic synthesis. There's a look back 100 years to how the First World War radically changed communication at sea and for the Home Fleet in Scapa Flow involving vintage equipment from Orkney Wireless Museum and the Museum of Communication at Burntisland in Fife. Other guests include Slovenia archaeologist Marko and Australian geologist Mark Burrows.

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