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Father and son are on song

A father and son from Pathhead have proved that singing is in their family genes with each of them enjoying success in their music careers.

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The Edinburgh Kevock Choir performing in Belfast

Choir still singing after half a century together

The Edinburgh Kevock Choir has been entertaining crowds all over the world for the 50 years since it was set-up for former pupils of Lasswade High School.

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Feeder.

Headliners Feeder ready to rock at Midstock

Indie rockers Feeder can’t wait to make their first ever appearance in Midlothian to play Midstock at Dalkeith Country Park in September.

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Midstock 2017 Friday night headliners TTF.

Group can’t wait to get Dalkeith dancing

Midstock Friday night headliners The Time Frequency (TTF) are excited to be playing the music festival, their first show in Lothian for over 17 years.

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Once more Into The Valley...

Once more Into The Valley...

We don’t want to take fans on a nostalgic trip back to 1977,” Richard Jobson said speaking of the Skids’ anniversary tour, when I caught up with him for a chat.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Duncan Murray who is set to release his first EP, Power of Suggestion. Pic: Gordon Fraser

Easthouses singer-songwriter releases first solo EP

After years in various other projects, a singer songwriter is going out on his own and this week releases his debut solo EP at the age of 35.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Midlothian band Fabric Bear

Band return with the bear necessities

A young Midlothian band has returned with a new sound, a new member and a new name, with an exciting early gig coming up next week.

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Midlothian band Retro Video Club rock King Tuts in Glasgow

Retro band play iconic venue

Local band Retro Video Club recently rocked the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, despite only forming around a year ago.

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Penicuik band Bellarose (Photo by  Calum Buchan -www.calumbuchanlivephotography.co.uk)

Band’s heartache in new song

Penicuik teenage band 
Bellarose have released their debut single Here’s to a Little Heartache, available now on their Soundcloud page.

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Ian practicing on the Isle of Skye

All that jazz coming to village

A saxophone and piano jazz duo is coming to Cousland to perform a fundraiser concert for the local hall, as part of a UK tour of villages.

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Midlothian teen rockers belittle their ages

Despite still being in their teens, Newtongrange/Dalkeith trio The Carvelles’ second release shows a maturity well beyond their years.

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Robert Vos playing with St David's Brass Band and Lasswade HIgh School Concert Band

Local bands in special concert

A renowned musician recently spent the weekend with two Midlothian bands, passing on his skills before playing a joint concert with them.

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The brass band from Hungary.

Foreign friends come to play

Midlothian’s friendships with Heinsberg in Germany and Komarom-Esztergom in Hungary will be celebrated at two free concerts this week.

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Dalkeith indie band, Rebel Westerns at Dalkeith Country Park last year

Battle of the bands to open Midlothian music festival

Midlothian music acts have the chance via a battle of the bands competition to play in front of thousands of music fans at Dalkeith Country Park.

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