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ABERDEEN CITY
THE LEMON TREE VENUE INFO...

Posted:29/04/2011 20:37

5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT Located just a short walk from Aberdeen’s city centre, The Lemon Tree has had a long, varied and incident-filled existence, but has always remained at the very forefront of both the arts and social scenes in Aberdeen. In the past two decades, it has established itself as one of Scotland’s premier venues for theatre, comedy and music. ...
MUSIC HALL VENUE INFO...

Posted:29/04/2011 20:32

Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS Right in the heart of Aberdeen’s famous Union Street, the Music Hall has been at the centre of Aberdeen’s arts and social scene for more than 150 years. Originally built as assembly rooms for the wealthy and upper-classes, the Music Hall was expanded and its grand auditorium built to encourage the great artists of the Victorian age to travel north. It has been the premier venue in the north of Scotland for orchestras, ensembles and choirs ever since....
Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL Tel: 01224 824824 The new world-class Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) was officially opened in April 2003 by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.The Centre now boasts brand new £18 million facilities, including plenary capacity for 2000 delegates in our refurbished Boyd Orr hall. AECC also boasts two new 565m2 suites and has extended the capacity of its existing auditorium from 300 to 440 delegates. Twenty new break-out rooms provide additional, flexible meeting space....
ABERDEENSHIRE
THE UGIE FOLK CLUB INFO, STUARTFIELD...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:44

The Crichie Inn, Stuartfield, Aberdeenshire. The Ugie Folk Club started its days in Longside at the Bruce Arms. The club was known as the Longside Folk Club at that time (early 1990s). Since then, we have had a home in various pubs in Mintlaw, Strichen and now in the Crichie Inn, Stuartfield. The club prides itself in being......
THE FYVIE FOLK CLUB INFO, FYVIE...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:24

c/o The Vale Hotel, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire Fyvie Folk Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Vale Hotel Fyvie from 8pm. All are welcome to attend whether as a performer or in the audience. We are a friendly Club and always make new faces welcome. Watch out for the posters and articles in the Turriff Advertiser......
THE STONEHAVEN FOLK CLUB INFO...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:20

Heugh Hotel, Westfield Road, Stonehaven AB39 2EE Tel 01569 762379 The Stonehaven Folk Club (recently voted "Club of the Year" at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2009) meet every Friday from 8.30pm at the impressive Barional mansion, The Heugh Hotel....
WIZARD FESTIVAL INFO, ABERDEENSHIRE...

Posted:16/05/2011 11:27

The first Wizard Festival at New Deer between Ellon and Peterhead in Aberdeenshire took place on the 24 and 25 August 2007. It was described as a magical music festival and an Aberdonian Glastonbury and featured some top bands, musicians and groups. There were two stages, set amongst the stunning Buchan countryside, playing......
THE STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL INFO...

Posted:16/05/2011 10:22

The Stonehaven Folk Festival is an annual multi-genre music festival usually held at the start of July in various venues around Stonehaven. The festival attracts and comprises of many local, national and international visitors and artists. There are indoor and outdoor events, all-welcome open mic sessions and an Acoustic Youth Stage for musicians aged 12-18......
ANGUS
ANGUS FOLK.ORG INFO...

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THE WEBSTER THEATRE PROFILE, ARBROATH

Posted:30/04/2011 18:05

64 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1AW Tel. 01241 435800 The Webster is now fully open for business as a performance venue for drama, dance, comedy, concerts and music events. The Webster also has the facilities to host lectures, meetings, conferences, workshops, training events, cinema screenings. Visit the website for information on booking and facilities or e-mail info@webstertheatre.co.uk...
ARGYLL/BUTE
MOK FEST INFO, MULL OF KINTYRE...

Posted:16/05/2011 11:06

The Mull of Kintyre, a region brought to prominence in song by Sir Paul McCartney, has held this annual music festival, which has grown each year since it’s inception in 1993. Set in the community of Campbeltown, the festival has become the region’s top cultural event being......
CORRAN HALLS, OBAN

Posted:30/04/2011 18:14

Esplanade Oban PA34 5AB Scotland The Corran Halls has seen many transformations over the years and has a variety of uses. In 2002 however, the hall underwent a major refurbishment made possible through grants from both the Lottery and the Scottish Arts Council. External view of the Corran Halls. This design turns this area into a multi functional venue offering a wide variety of uses to a great number of businesses and organisations....
SKIPINNISH CEILIDH HOUSE, OBAN

Posted:30/04/2011 18:12

34-38 George St, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5NL Tel 01631 569 599The Skippinnish Ceilidh House is the place to be for anyone excited by the traditional Scottish music scene. A purpose-built venue overlooking Oban bay housing a variety of musical events for every palate. Learn ceilidh dancing and experience the best of Scotland's traditional music and musicians at the regular Scottish Music Shows....
AN TOBAR ARTS CENTRE, TOBERMORY

Posted:30/04/2011 18:09

Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PB Tel. 01688 302211 AN TOBAR is the only publicly funded, multidisciplinary arts centre in Argyll. Established by a group of committed individuals in 1997, it has grown to become a vibrant centre for visual arts, craft and music, promoting innovative and creative work at the heart of this island community....
BORDERS
The Kings Arms, High St, Melrose. Tel 01896 800335 Melrose in the Scottish Borders boasts a new folk club. It meets on the first and third Fridays of the month, in the newly refurbished King’s Arms Hotel. If you find yourself in this part of the Borders you know you will be in for a special welcome......
THE DENHOLM FOLK CLUB INFO, DENHOLM...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:15

Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Roxburghshire Tel 01450 870305 Free folk sessions are held at the Denholm Folk Club fortnightly on a Thursday from 8.30pm at the Auld Cross Keys Inn. All musicians and potential performers are welcome. There are also monthly performances by established international guest artists. For more information on the club and upcoming events...
Every year, towards the end of July the Rolling Hills Folk Club brings you The Rolling Hills Folk Festival, a weekend of folk song, music and dance, topped off with a beer festival and a craft fair. Visitors can expect a lively weekend of concerts by local musicians as well as several appearances from established Scottish and international performers, appearing on venues such as The Corn Exchange and The Wynd Theatre......
Each August, the Innerleithen Music Festival brings some of the biggest names in the celtic music world to this little town in the Border hills, only 30 miles from Edinburgh. But up and coming bands from near and far also get a look in, as do some fine traditional singers. The festival started in 2003, picking up where the highly successful Both Sides of the Tweed festival left off. Past headliners have included Eddi Reader, Dougie Maclean, Phil & Aly, Karen Matheson, Andy M Stewart, Malinky, Battlefield Band and Archie Fisher. The festival also works hard to......
The Championships take place annually and started 16 years ago with only a handful of bands and a fairly large mountain to climb to get things up and running. It is now considered as one of the flagship events in the Scottish Borders. The event now attracts over 40 performances through grades novice juvenile to grade 2, Drum Majors and a dancing contest which attracts dancers (including world champions) from all over......
EASTGATE ARTS CENTRE, PEEBLES

Posted:30/04/2011 18:24

Eastgate, Peebles. EH45 8AD Box office 01721 725 777 Back in 1991, representatives of local arts groups highlighted the need for a centre for the arts in Tweeddale. The "Under One Roof" group was set up to raise funds after a local authority review had identified that a gap existed for a mid-scale performing arts venue, which could also act as a regional facility and a community hub for arts participation, performance and film....
DUMFRIES/GALLOWAY
Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of roots music, and created with the express aim of rural regeneration in the Uplands of Scotland. Bringing first class World Music Acts to a beautiful and undiscovered......
The Wickerman Festival, Scotland's leading alternative music event, takes place at East Kirkcarswell Farm, near Kirkcudbright on the 23rd & 24th July. For full information visit......
DUNDEE CITY
FEST 'N' FURIOUS FESTIVAL INFO...

Posted:16/05/2011 10:34

Fest 'n' Furious, Dundee's annual festival of traditional live music, comprises of events staged at the Caird Hall and the Dundee Rep around the start of October. Visitors can expect entertainment from the cream of Scotland's traditional acts including the Young Trad Tour and artists like The Paetbog Faeries to name but a few......
THE CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE, VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 20:23

City Square, Dundee DD1 3BB Tel 01382 434 451 A building of great stature, the Caird Hall offers a unique blend of grandeur, heritage and traditional Scottish hospitality. Originally a purpose-built concert hall, the Caird Hall was constructed during 1914-1922. Today, the Hall has been developed to provide a most versatile venue offering modern......
THE DUNDEE REP THEATRE VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:13

Tay Square Dundee DD1 1PB Tel 01382 223530 One of the UK's top regional theatres, the Dundee Rep Theatre is also the only theatre in Scotland to have its own full-time ensemble company. Operating as both a producing house (producing at least six of its own productions a year) and a receiving house, hosting some of the best theatre in the UK, it is located on Tay Square in the heart of Dundee's cultural quarter....
E. AYRSHIRE
11-13 James Little Street Kilmarnock KA1 4AT Tel 01563 551505 Centrestage aims to give anyone, of any background and experience, the opportunity to participate in music theatre-related activities in a fully self-contained rehearsal and performance venue, using the most advanced technology available......
E. LOTHIAN
Ladywell Way Musselburgh EH21 6AA Tel 0131 665 2240 Brunton Theatre is situated within Brunton Hall a civic building located on the western side of Musselburgh. The Theatre seats 296 in tiered seating and all seats have a clear, open view of the stage. The Theatre is fully accessible for disabled patrons and performers......
EDINBURGH CITY
Dunedin Dancers organises an International Folk Dance Festival every two years. We usually invite three European folk dance groups to our festival, the visiting groups representing different folk dance backgrounds......
Balerno Bowling Club, Ladycroft, Balerno Edinburgh. The Balerno Folk Club meet on the last Tuesday of each month except July and August. In December we do not book a guest but have a Christmas Ceilidh on a Friday near to Christmas. In January we have our own “home-grown” Burns night – see newsletter. The Club meets in......
The Scots Fiddle Festival takes place for one week-end every November, occupying every square inch of the Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh. It features: Two evening concerts highlighting the very best traditional fiddlers (previous programmes have included Aly Bain, Kevin Burke, Tommy Peoples, Chris Stout, Alastair Fraser, Liz Carroll......
FESTIVAL THEATRE, VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 22:01

13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT Tel 0131 529 6000 The Edinburgh Festival Theatre opened in 1994, on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site. The Nicolson Street locale has been a theatre site since 1830 – in sixty years it was unedin Hall, the Royal Amphitheatre, Alhambra Music Hall, the Queen’s Theatre and Newsome’s Circus......
KING'S THEATRE VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 21:58

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, The King's Theatre, Edinburgh was built in 1905 by Edinburgh builder, William Stewart Cruikshank. Andrew Carnegie laid the foundation stone and the Theatre was opened in 1906 with a performance of Cinderella and managed by A Stewart Cruikshank. Initially the programming of the theatre was undertaken under contract by Howard & Wyndham......
THE JAMHOUSE, EDINBURGH, VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 20:15

5 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JE Tel 0131 2264380 Based inside the 24,000sq ft former BBC Broadcasting House on Queen Street, the Jam House is a music club based on a similar American concept called House of Blues which can be found in LA and Chicago. The unique Jam House concept began in 1999 as an amalgamation between Jools Holland and designer Neil Tibbatt......
THE HMV PICTURE HOUSE VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:30

31 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH1 2DJ Tel 0131 221 2280 The HMV Picture House re-opened in September 2008 as a 1500 capacity live music space when Travis played the newly refurbished venue. The HMV Picture House has a musical history stretching back three decades and is once again bringing the best international acts to the Scottish capital with acts as diverse as Franz Ferdinand to Amadou and Mariam having graced its stage....
THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:27

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA The Edinburgh Playhouse has had a colourful history. Designed by Glasgow architect, John Fairweather as a variety theatre, it was largely modelled on the Roxy Theatre in New York, but caught up in the new craze sweeping the country, it opened as a cinema on August 12th 1929 with the ‘talkie’ The Doctor’s Secret. ...
FIFE
THE GLENFARG VILLAGE FOLK CLUB INFO...

Posted:27/09/2011 21:59

The Internationally Famous Glenfarg Village Folk Club first met on 3 April 1978. Over thirty years later the club is still going strong. We meet every Monday night and offer a wide......
CRAIL FOLK CLUB INFO, FIFE...

Posted:16/05/2011 20:31

Golf Hotel, Crail, Fife. We welcome seasoned musicians, beginners and those that just want to come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' nights we feature local singers and musicians – everyone is welcome – if you don’t want to make music then just tap your feet. Starting time is usually 8:00 pm. ...
THE BIG TENT FESTIVAL INFO, FALKLAND...

Posted:16/05/2011 11:30

The Big Tent festival, Scotland’s Festival of Stewardship is a weekend of celebrations, music, art and creativity which champions the work of the environmental movement and those concerned with the conservation of the living world......
45 Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline, KY12 7AN Tel 01383 721902 Club Velocity is an events based venue and has been heavily involved in bringing live music back to Dunfermline over the past 3 years. The venue also hosts many of the events from Fifefest, Dunfermline's annual August music festival......
GLASGOW CITY
34 - 36 King Street Glasgow Scotland G1 5QT Tel: 0141 552 7123 Lauries houses The Acoustic Music Centre. This is Glasgows centre of live Traditional Folk music, World Music, Jazz, Jug, Country and Bluegrass - in the heart of old Glasgow,and part of the Merchant City......
HIGHLIGHT, VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:41

11 Renfrew St Glasgow G2 3AB Tel 0141 332 2815 Highlight Entertainment Venue opened in January 2010, we are a multipurpose venue incorporating a variety of events including comedy shows, improv nights, live music, club nights,variety shows, corporate nights & private functionsWe have Live Stand-up comedy shows every Friday & Saturday Night, we also host Live Music Nights throughout the week......
THE ARCHES, VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:36

253 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL Tel 0141 565 1000 The Arches in Glasgow city centre is one of Europe's leading arts venues set in six gorgeous Victorian vaults. With its pledge to support and showcase emerging talent alongside major artists, the Arches has secured a deserved, international reputation as an exciting hub of ground-breaking creativity......
SECC VENUE INFO...

Posted:08/05/2011 19:20

Exhibition Way, Glasgow. G3 8YW Tel 0141 248 3000 The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC), located at Finnieston Quay on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, is Scotland’s national venue for public events. Opened in 1985, the SECC occupies a massive 64 acres (260,000 m²) of land, and has five main halls, the largest of which can seat up to 9,200. In 1997 construction was completed on; the Clyde......
HIGHLANDS/ISLANDS
BLAZIN IN BEAULY FESTIVAL INFO...

Posted:30/09/2011 20:51

Blazin’ in Beauly is the musical extravaganza started by the band Blazin' Fiddles in the historic village of Beauly, 15 miles west of Inverness......
Homegrown in the Highlands from only the finest ingredients Staged in a beautiful Highland setting - terraced Italian gardens, mature trees, fields and parkland with the hills beyond A festival of fantastic music crossing all genres - indie, rock......
LOOPALLU FESTIVAL INFO, ULLAPOOL...

Posted:16/05/2011 10:54

The ‘Little Fest in the West’ has built up an amazing reputation over the past five years, becoming the perfect way to say farewell to the festival season. Situated in the pretty fishing village of Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom in the North West Highlands Loopallu is a weekend for all. With activities for all ages and music for all ears......
PERTH/KINROSS
THE GLENFARG VILLAGE FOLK CLUB INFO...

Posted:27/09/2011 21:59

The Internationally Famous Glenfarg Village Folk Club first met on 3 April 1978. Over thirty years later the club is still going strong. We meet every Monday night and offer a wide......
AMBER FESTIVAL INFO, PERTHSHIRE...

Posted:16/05/2011 11:03

Perthshire is the home of Dougie MacLean. Many of his songs and melodies were inspired by this land and the people who surrounded him there in his youth and to this day. The Perthshire Amber Festival includes concert performances in an inspiring range of venues...from custom designed theatre to castles and even an Iron Age crannog... ...
SOUTHERN FRIED FESTIVAL INFO, PERTH...

Posted:16/05/2011 10:36

Since its launch in 2008, the Southern Fried Festival, which offers the widest choice of Americana of any comparable festival, has grown in reputation attracting festival goers from throughout the UK and beyond. Beautifully situated on the bonny banks of the River Tay, but within easy striking distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ‘Fair City’ of Perth is making a name for itself as an exciting and innovative destination for top music acts worldwide......
PERTH THEATRE, VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 21:55

185 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UWT Tel 01738 621 031Slap bang in the middle of Perth's bustling High Street, at well over 100 years old, Perth Theatre is one of Scotland's oldest theatres - and continues to be one of the busiest. It has a charming Edwardian 460 seat auditorium and a sumptuous café bar and restaurant, Redrooms. Perth Theatre offers a year round programme of classic and popular drama, new writing, unique Perth productions and touring shows, with a......
PERTH CONCERT HALL, VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 21:52

Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ. Tel 01738 621 031 Scotland's newest concert hall, Perth Concert Hall is a glossy, glassy, sassy space in the historic Horsecross area of Perth's city centre. Opened in 2005, this shiny new public building sits comfortably beside Fair Maids House, the oldest house in Perth. It is home to an exciting programme of concerts, comedy, dance; musicals, new media art......
STIRLING
Jazz Up The Trossachs, the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival, takes place annually around the beginning of October. The Festival is centred in the Trossachs town of Callander, the eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is truly an area of outstanding beauty and historical and cultural interest.The event offers over 50......
MACROBERT CENTRE VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 22:14

University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA Tel 01786 467155 The MacRobert, situated in the heart of Stirling University’s picturesque campus, is a multi-arts venue with something for everyone – a 135-seater cinema, 468-seater main auditorium, café bar restaurant, 100-seater dedicated children’s theatre, rehearsal space and arts crèche. ...
ALBERT HALLS, VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 22:12

Albert Place, Stirling, FK8 2QL Tel: 01786 473544 Since its opening over a hundred years ago the Albert halls has been at the heart of Stirling’s artistic and civic life, attracting many high-profile concerts and conferences and acting as a focus for the local community......
THE TOLBOOTH VENUE INFO...

Posted:09/05/2011 22:04

Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE Tel 01786 274000 Located in the heart of the old town, the Tolbooth is Stirling's venue for live music and the arts. Re-opened in 2002, after a sensational restoration and redesign by award winning architect Richard Murphy, the Tolbooth has quickly established a reputation as one of the best live music venues in the country......
W. LOTHIAN
Main St, Mid Calder, Livingston, West Lothian. We meet monthly at the Midcalder Inn (k/a The Tap Shop) on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm. We run performances and sessions are in the process of organising workshops for members, run by members. On session nights we offer a 20/20 (unpaid) opportunity for performers to do 40......
WESTERN ISLES
CEÒLAS MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL INFO

Posted:13/09/2011 12:30

Fiddle, Step Dance, Singing and Piping with tutors from around Scotland and Cape Breton. Students have two artistic choices, Gaelic Class and Crossover Class where the interplay between song, music, dance and language......
Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DS Tel 01851 703 307 An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway opened in October 2005 and has become the premier venue for social and cultural events in the islands as well as something of a Stornoway landmark. The new building has allowed An Lanntair to become more community focused by providing an enjoyable place for local residents and visitors to spend their free time... ...

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Instruments For Scottish Schools

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SCOTTISH BANDS OFFERING FREE DOWNLOADS!

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Launched in July 2009, Amazing Radio is the world's only DAB and internet radio station dedicated to finding and playing the best in emerging, independent music...

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SCOTTISH FESTIVAL CALENDAR

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