TAE Sup Wi’ A Fifer, a multi-genre club night curated by musician and writer James Yorkston, has announced a four date extension to its 2019 run at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre.

There will be a solo performance from Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite, comedy performer Josie Long and the best selling Scottish writer Ian Rankin.

The event was launched in 2015 and is supported by Creative Scotland.

The 2019 season has so far welcomed Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys, and will include Horse McDonald alongside Daoirí Farrell and Kaviraj Singh this coming August.

Yorkston said: "It’s a thrill, as ever, to announce this next round of Tae Sup wi' a Fifer. Curating these line-ups is a lot of fun, of course there is a responsibility to make each show individual and special, with its own peculiar flavour, but that just helps with the excitement. As the bills come together, keeping the quality high, the art is always diverse. I'm delighted that we have these four pure braw nights to look forward to.

“I'm a fan of every single act coming up and there's no doubt I'd be attending every one of these shows even if I wasn't programming them. As ever, I have to thank Creative Scotland for their continued support, helping Tae Sup wi' a Fifer bring world class talent to the great town of Kirkcaldy. See you all there, at the Adam Smith Theatre."


THE Scottish Ensemble (SE) has announced its new season, spanning August 2019 to June 2020 and marking the string orchestra’s 50th anniversary.

SE will present new events with artists and partners from across art forms, genres and disciplines, including theatre company Untitled Projects, Icelandic composer/producer Valgeir Sigurðsson, harpsichordist and Arcangelo artistic director Jonathan Cohen, and social enterprise Social Bite.

Its Artistic Director, Jonathan Morton, said: "It’s such an exciting time for Scottish Ensemble and, looking back over 50 years, it’s fascinating to see how far it has come. SE has shared the power and enjoyment of music with a whole range of people not only in Scotland, but across the world – and it’s showing no signs of stopping any time soon."

It includes a co-production with Untitled Projects. Directed and conceived by Stewart Laing with text from dramaturg Pamela Carter and a bespoke new score from Sigurðsson for string orchestra and two vocalists, We Are In Time explores the "journey of a transplanted heart through the voices of both the donor and the recipient."

There will also be a collaboration centred around a new commission by acclaimed fiddler Aidan O’Rourke and pianist and organ player Kit Downes, inspired by Edwin Morgan’s 1984 poem Slate.

SE will also lead a promenade concert with acclaimed harpsichordist Cohen, and a performance of a landmark Scottish work, James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross, with Dunedin Consort.


THE Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland has announced a ‘Call for Entries’ for artists from across the world to apply to be part of the biggest show of contemporary art in Scotland.

Working together for the second time, the two arts organisations are joining forces to present a collaborative exhibition.

The exhibition, entitled OPEN SSA+VAS, will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy on Edinburgh's Princes Street from 22 December 2019 to 30 January 2020.

Andrew Mackenzie, President of Visual Arts Scotland said, “Since their inception, both Societies have focused on the new and adventurous, the challenging and contemporary. We will continue this commitment by presenting an exhibition that demonstrates fully the diversity of contemporary and applied art created today.

“All artists and makers from anywhere in the world can apply to exhibit and all types of art will be considered. From painting and sculpture to moving image, performance and applied art, our selection committees look forward to considering every submission.”

President of the Society of Scottish Artists, Sharon Quigley added, “The Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland have much in common yet are very distinct organisations. Working together, our mission once more will be to celebrate our unique qualities, while confirming our individual identities as two of Scotland’s leading art institutions."

Artists can submit works for consideration from 20 June.