Red Note Ensemble look ahead to sound Festival

Ahead of this year’s Sound Festival, 22 October – 9 November across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, we caught up with John Harris Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director of Red Note Ensemble to find out what they have planned.

Songwriting and the sea

We speak to Skye based composer and pianist Leighton Jones about collaborating with young traditional musicians ahead of the launch of his debut solo EP.

Kathryn Joseph's debut album scoops Scottish Album of the Year

Kathryn Joseph's 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award saw her go some way toward overcoming the various obstacles between herself and belated but much-deserved recognition.

Music at Paxton - celebrating a decade of chamber music in the Scottish Borders

With this year's festival just around the corner, we caught up with Festival Director, Helen Jamieson, to find out how it all began.

Dichroic Light: the debut album from Matthew Whiteside

Composer Matthew Whiteside on how his fascination with the relationship between live performance and electronics helped shape the sound of his debut album.

Edinburgh based funk outfit James Brown is Annie gear up to release their debut

James Brown is Annie (JBiA) guitarist and founder member Barry Gordon talks us through the band's development up till now and how working with producer Molly Duncan helped shape the record.

Scots tune up and storm SXSW

Last week, thousands of music industry professionals, media and fans descended on the streets of Austin Texas for the annual South by South West Music Festival (SXSW). Scottish musical talent was at the heart of the action.

Learning from the Professionals: the Musicplus+ Mentoring Scheme

Musicplus+ is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre, supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust.

Mike Vass: following in the wake of Neil Gunn

Scottish composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass is set to release his new album next month inspired by the writing of Neil Gunn and his own sailing adventure around Scotland's west coast...


FolkWaves is a project from Hands Up for Trad designed to help promote Scottish traditional music to radio stations across the world. Hands Up for Trad's Simon Thoumire tells us more...