International Guitar Night, which has showcased a variety of acoustic guitar styles from across the world annually since 1995, tours Scotland from September 28. The 2015 line-up features founder, American Brian Gore, with gypsy jazz master and Django Reinhardt’s grand-nephew Lulo Reinhardt, English contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes and German flamenco-swing specialist Andre Krengel.
The tour opens at Heart of Hawick then calls at Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh (29), Cottier Theatre, Glasgow (30), Strathpeffer Pavilion (October 1), Ullapool Guitar Festival (2), An Lanntair, Stornoway (3), The Reel, Kirkwall (5), Mareel, Lerwick (6), Gaiety Theatre, Ayr (7), Birnam Arts Centre (8) and Universal Hall, Findhorn (9).
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Blues-rockers KING KING have been nominated for the Best New Band title at Classic Rock Magazine’s Roll of Honour Awards 2015 to be held at the Roundhouse, London on November 11.
The band, fronted by Glasgow singer-guitarist Alan Nimmo, won five categories at the British Blues Awards 2014 and released their third album, Reaching For The Light, earlier this year. They tour the UK in October and November, with a gig at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes on October 31.
The links between psychoanalysis and poetry will be examined in a day-long event at the Sutton Gallery in Edinburgh on Sunday September 20. The Creative Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Poetry Pop-Up includes poet Nuar Alsadir giving a reading and being interviewed by psychoanalyst Ken Robinson, as well as a workshop by Saltire Prize-shortlisted poet JL Williams.
Tickets costing £25/£20 can be bought for the full day (including lunch), while entry to the Alsadir interview or reading only costs £5 and £4 respectively. The event is hosted by the Scottish Poetry Library in partnership with the Sutton Gallery and The Poetry Society.
Fiddler Adam Sutherland and keyboardist, flautist and singer Hamish Napier have announced a series of dates for their Nae Plans project. With Nae Plans, Sutherland and Napier spontaneously decide what to play from a repertoire of traditional and original tunes, plus songs drawn from folk and country music sources, so no two concerts are the same.
They appear at Leith Folk Club on Tuesday, September 15 then move on to Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club (17), Creagan Inn, Oban (19), Old Inn, Corbost, Isle of Skye (20), YNot Bar & Grill, Thurso (26), Eden Court, Inverness (27), Comrie Hall, Perthshire (October 3) and Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (October 6).