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Blas Festival 2017 secures sponsorship

The Blas Festival takes good quality traditional music events to venues in communities large and small and there will be concerts and cèilidhs across the Highlands as well as in venues in Argyll and the Western Isles.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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A Journey Through Nature’s Majesty

A Journey Through Nature’s Majesty

Stornoway-based publishing house Acair has reissued ‘William MacGillivray - A Hebridean Naturalist’s Journal 1817-1818’, edited by Dr Robert Ralph, as part of its celebratory 40th anniversary programme.

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Trad dominates Skye Festival week

Trad dominates Skye Festival week

The music, people and culture of the Highlands dominates the stages of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig next week as the Skye Festival – Fèis an Eilein – continues its August programme.

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Tide Lines will perform at the opening show. Picture by Fiona Rennie.

HebCelt gig at international festival is a sell out

International music fans have snapped up all tickets for a concert showcasing Hebridean music and culture at Europe’s biggest Celtic festival in France this week.

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Catch Libby Koch and Chuck Hawthorne at An Lanntair on  August 8th.

Sample a tasty slice of Americana at An Lanntair

If you fancy a little bit of American on your playlist why not hot-foot it to An Lanntair arts centre on August 8th to catch musicians Libby Koch and Chuck Hawthorne.

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One last time at Loopallu

One last time at Loopallu

It has been announced that 2017 will be the last outing for Loopallu, which reaches its 13th event, taking place this September 29th to 30th.

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Early bird passes for this year’s Faclan on sale now!

Early bird passes for this year’s Faclan on sale now!

The theme for this year’s Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair, Stornoway, is Ultima Thule. In other words, a place in mediaeval geographies beyond the borders of the known world.

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A taste of the exotic in Stornoway

A taste of the exotic in Stornoway

The Purvai Festival 2017 marks a historic event in Stornoway - the first ever exhibition of Colin Mackenzie’s India Collections - ‘Collector Extraordinaire’.

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Catch Mark and Barrie-James  next Saturday, July 29th at The Crown Hotel, Stornoway.

Catch this musical mix of Americana, Nordic and Celtic

Stornoway is just one stop off on singer/songwriter Mark W. Georgsson’s upcoming tour of the Highlands and Islands this month to promote his debut album, ‘Faces And Places’.

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Comedian/Poet plays An Lanntair

Comedian/Poet plays An Lanntair

Stand up comedian, poet, improviser, and television and radio star Phill Jupitus is heading to the Isle of Lewis to share tales and laughs drawn out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

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Free live radio concerts to showcase HebCelt

Free live radio concerts to showcase HebCelt

A series of free, live concerts featuring some of the leading performers at the Hebridean Celtic Festival will be broadcast on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

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Point singer/songwriter Colin Macleod has just signed a new contract with global music company BMG.

Musical inspiration found in Island home

With a fresh recording contract signed with global music company BMG, Point singer/songwriter Colin Macleod is delighted to deliver his own take on island tales with a new single and EP release.

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Hogmanay celebrations on Princes Street. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Plans revealed for major shake-up of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party is to be turned into a six-hour street carnival after new organisers called in one of the key figures involved in the spectacular ceremonies at the London Olympics.

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Meet pop rockers The Vamps at Glasgow Argyle Street from noon and the Edinburgh store at 5pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The Vamps' Night & Day album set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot - meet them at HMV signings in Scotland

Pop rockers The Vamps look set to end Ed Sheeran's rule at the top of the charts with their new album Night & Day and lucky fans can meet them at HMV signings in Scotland.
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Carloway open gardens this week

Carloway open gardens this week

Gardeners in the Carloway District are throwing their garden gates open this week open to the public in order to raise money for charity.

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The lads entertained in the Crit bar on Thursday night to an appreciative crowd.

Fundraising on the high seas with an Irish flavour

Folk music enthusiasts were treated to a musical fundraiser in Stornoway’s Criterion Bar on Thursday night when the ‘Ireland to Iceland 2017’ troupe of musicians entertained.

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Dougie Maclean's new CD it titled New Tomorrow. Picture by Rob McDougall   www.RobMcDougall.com 07856222103 info@robmcdougall.com

HEBCELT AWAITS DOUGIE MACLEAN AS HE PLANS A NEW TOMORROW

It’s typical of Dougie MacLean that, when one door temporarily closes, he finds the keys to two other openings.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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HebCelt volunteers Abi Lightbody (left) and Eilidh Jenkins outside the festival shop.

Shop Music Treat for HebCelt fans as HQ Opens

Artists performing at this year Hebridean Celtic Festival will be giving free live gigs at the festival’s town centre pop-up shop which has now opened for business.

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