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Retired Stewart to sing at launch of exhibition

Retired Stewart to sing at launch of exhibition

Sheila Stewart, the great traditional singer from the world-renowned Stewarts of Blairgowrie, is coming out of retirement to perform at an exhibition by Timothy Neat, which runs in Strathearn Artspace, in Crieff, from March 7 to April 5.

The award-winning filmmaker, photographer, artist and author is also the biographer of the late Hamish Henderson, who discovered the Stewarts, a traveller family, during his 1950s work as a song collector and, in honour of both Neat and Henderson, Stewart will present Songs of Travellers and Crofters with Margaret Bennett, the singer, folklorist and author on Saturday, March 8, from 2pm until 4.30pm.

The pair will then be joined by guests, to be announced, for a singaround from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

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Nina offers fans chance of selfie

Last week's Herald Arts cover star Nina Nesbitt will today be at HMV stores in Edinburgh (from 1pm) and Glasgow (from 5pm) to do a brace of "selfie signings" in promotion of her current single, Selfies, and her debut album, Peroxide, released today. Every fan will have the opportunity to be pictured with Nesbitt. Obviously.

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Portrait of venue and its Citizens

The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow has two visual art shows opening this week, running from Thursday to March 15. Photographer Sarah Amy Fishlock and musician Greg Sinclair have been artists-in-residence at the theatre since last July. Fishlock's exhibition, Citizens, is a portrait of theatre staff and neighbours along with archive photos of the Gorbals collected from members of the public. Sinclair's Songbooth does exactly as it says: with each viewer able to watch videos of members of the Citizens' "community" performing songs that have a personal meaning for them. His own performance piece, Glimpse, goes behind the scenes of the theatre.

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