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Music

Ten picks for the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

This year, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blue Festival turns the big 4-0. Their anniversary year has a packed programme of events, and though it was a hard job, we've picked ten that we're excited about.

Distant Voices: How Vox Liminis' album aims to spark conversations on criminal justice

This summer, a new album from Vox Liminis will be launched at Hidden Door. Distant Voices: Not Known at This Address features the talents of Kris Drever, C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Emma Pollock and more, alongside people who have experienced the criminal justice system.

Scotland x SXSW: The bands that brought Scottish sounds to Texas

South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of cutting-edge culture, combining film, interactive media and, of course, music. This year, we supported five Scottish artists on their journey to SXSW through the PRS International Showcase Fund.

Be Charlotte on her path to a worldwide record deal

Earlier this month, Dundee's own Charlotte Brimner took a huge step in her music career, as her three-piece band, Be Charlotte, signed a worldwide record deal with Columbia/Sony Music.

The year ahead in Jazz

With 2018 set to be a jumping year for Jazz across Scotland, our Music Officer Clare Hewitt takes a look at some of the highlights.

Music and film combine in Dark Water

Dark Water is a ground breaking new cross-media project combining opera and film, the stunning result of a collaboration between Writer/Director Oscar Van Heek and composer Malcolm Lindsay. We spoke to Malcolm to find out more.

Emme Woods - It's Ma Party and yer all invited!

It's been quite a year for singer-songwriter Emme Woods. Following a string of showcases, including Wide Days and The Great Escape, Emme is now launching her first EP and film. We caught up with her to hear how it's all coming together.

Meow Meow and Hebrides Ensemble join forces for Restless Love

This autumn, post-postmodern cabaret star Meow Meow will be joining Hebrides Ensemble, one of the UK's foremost chamber music groups, for the upcoming production of Restless Love - a new adaption of Reinbert de Leeuw's Im wunderschonen Monat Mai. Audiences can expect big glamour, big music and an even bigger (...)

Talisk: 'We hope that WOMEX gets how progressive the music in Scotland is'

Multi award-winning Glasgow-based trio Talisk have been selected to perform in the official programme at WOMEX 17 World Music Expo in the UNESCO City of Music Katowice, Poland. We spoke to the band ahead of their performance to find out how it feels to be selected, what they're hoping to take away from (...)

Microscopic Dances: Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra premiere bold new work

Microscopic Dances is a collaboration between Drake Music Scotland, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) and the Scottish composer Oliver Searle. Drake Music Scotland’s renowned Digital Orchestra is an ensemble of young disabled musicians, who create and perform a unique new repertoire using digital music technology, controlled by tiny (...)