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Friday 31 December 2021

Scottish Music 2021



The BBC's St Andrews day Program, featured many of Scotland's best loved artists from the 80s – Proclaimers, Texas, Simple Minds, Del Amitri, Deacon Blue, Travis, Wet Wet Wet, with these bands still touring today. 

Scotland certainly punched above its size for bands from the 80s and 90s! 


However many pf the Scots artists of today were not included – what about Chvrches, Lewis Capaldi, KT Tunstall, Mogwai, Biffy Clyro, although Calvin Harris and Emeli Sande were included.


There is a uniqueness to Scottish music, which mixes traditional folk melody and the heart of ballads, with contemporary influences, instruments and beats and rhythms – often in unexpected and unusual combinations.

Del Amitri
KT Tunstall
Blue Rose Code
Julie Fowlis

Also a big mention for all the incredible folk artists who perform, at Celtic Connections music festival in Glasgow each January - with Ceilidh bands, Gaelic singers, orchestral musicians, bluegrass and soul, traditional folk, pipers, Celtic ballads, Irish influences, unusual instruments – which all provides a wonderful melting pot to bring different influences together for the 18 days of the festival.


Another major platform for music in Scotland is the Edinburgh International festival each August, which also brings diverse cultures and innovation together – from classical music to cutting edge rock. Scotland has much to be proud of! Here are some of my images from my years attending some of the many diverse and wonderful gigs here in Scotland


Emeli Sande


Siobhan Wilson
Karine Polwart
Nicola Benedetti

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Sunday 13 October 2013

New Music 2013

Kurt Vile’s 5th studio album Wakin on a Pretty Daze,
New Glasgow band #Chvrches, worth checking out! Cool sound.
Strong melodies and memorable sound.

Check out HAIM's Days Are Gone, first album. Good vocals and cool bass lines -

Lorde (Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor)
Only 17 (!)  is a New Zealand singer songwriter with a style all her own, I saw her on the Jools Holland tv show and I was impressed. She has topped charts with her first EP The Love Club and singles Royals. Interestingly her mother is a poet. Her debut album Pure Heroine, was released Sept 2013.