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Music

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.

Last Night From Glasgow: The independent record label championing artists

Last Night From Glasgow is a not-for-profit independent record label based in Glasgow. Ian Smith founded the label in 2016, to support artists who says he felt were "being forced down costly commercial routes", when it came to making records.

Carla J. Easton on Impossible Stuff – ‘I think this is the first record where I haven't censored myself’

We caught up with Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Carla J. Easton to find out about the process of making her new record, and her varied musical career so far.

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.