Thursday, 13 November 2014

New Writers Edinburgh

Leigh Bardugo
Jeff VanderMeer
Holly Baxter
Emma Healey
Nick Hayes
Rhiannon Cosslett
Lucy Saxon
Kirsty Logan
Isabel Greenburg
Anna Whitwham
Victoria Hendry

Some of the New Writers at Edinburgh International Book festival 2014.Please respect my copyright.  

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Historic Oran Mor

Motto by Scottish artist Alasdair Gray
Emeli Sande

The Oran Mor sits at the junction of Byres Road and Great Western road. It is one of the most iconic converted churches and is lit up at night in soft blues and gold. The upstairs auditorium is often hired for weddings and provides a perfect setting for many world class bands. Downstairs is The Venue where I have attended many unforgettable gigs – such as Emeli Sande back in 2007, when she was known as Adele and well before she was famous and five years before the release of her top selling album Our Version of Events. She had a wonderful voice but I never quite imagined one day she might be singing at the Olympic Games! I heard Emeli again here n 2012 when I first heard her wonderful new songs for her hit album….

I have also seen fun bands here, such as Broken Records, Head and Heart and The Low Anthem when I got some of my best ever images - as well as many top singer songwriters.  

The Venue is small, characterful and cosy and a place you can get engrossed in the performances.  

Broken Records
The Head and Heart

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Scottish female singer songwriters

Julie Fowlis
Karen Matheson
Karine Polwart
Emeli Sande
Eddi Reader

Here are my favourite Scottish female singer songwriters - Eddi Reader, Emeli Sande, Karine Polwart, Karen Matheson, Julie Fowlis - all very different and very special in their own unique ways. I have been to several concerts by all of them. They are also successful in different areas of music.  I have also seen some young new female singer songwriters here - Kate Tough, Genesee, Rachel Sermanni, Katie Sutherland. 
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