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Music

HebCelt 2019: Showcasing heritage through music

HebCelt returns in July 2019 for its 24th edition. With around 50 acts showcasing the importance of Gaelic and Trad music, we caught up with organisers to find out more.

Ten must-see events at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

With more than 170 gigs taking place from 12 - 21 July, choosing just ten events from this year's Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival programme was never going to be an easy feat. We knuckled down though, and *somehow* we've picked some must-sees.

Songs to End Homelessness: How music can help transform lives

Songs to End Homelessness from Ensemble and Loretto Care brings professional musicians together with young people, many of which have experienced homelessness, asylum or mental health issues.

The events putting traditional Scottish music on an international stage

We take a look at the Scottish trad year, from Showcase Scotland to The Visit and WOMEX.

Get to know... The SMIA

Find out more about the Scottish Music Industry Association (the SMIA): a new Regularly Funded Organisation for 2018-21.

Stepping in to 2019 at Aberdeen Music Hall

On Saturday 15 December, the Opening Concert will be staged at the historic and much-loved Aberdeen Music Hall. Now that the paint is dry on the newly re-opened venue, there's one big question left to ask: what's coming up in 2019?

CashBack for Creativity: How rap music helped Sam Cameron's rehabilitation following a brain injury

In April 2016, Sam Cameron was involved in a serious road accident. Sam sustained a serious brain injury, and was in a coma for two months. During his rehabilitation, Sam had to learn to walk and talk again. Now, he's recording his own rap music through Quarriers' Oh Yellow project.

A chat with Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, Joe Williamson

It's been a busy year for guitarist Joe Williamson - recently crowned Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, he's also been on the road and in the studio with US sax veteran Andy Middleton.

Rachel Newton on her new album, West

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton has been described as 'the sound of modern Scotland' (Herald) - and is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and dynamic singer-songwriters around today.

Singer/songwriter Martha L. Healy on her new album, recording in Nashville and the buzz of Glasgow Americana

Scottish singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, says she was raised on a diet of Americana music. It’s only fitting, then, that now she’s producing it on an international scale.