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Here's the latest FESTIVALS! supplement from the MUSIC NEWS Scotland team - enjoy:) If you wish to download a copy of as a PDF file then go to the 'share' option and select 'download'. Email your festival details to: You can sign up to get MUSIC NEWS Scotland, FESTIVALS! and GIGguide delivered straight to your inbox here: To advertise in the MUSIC NEWS Scotland titles email Carol at: for more info

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    INSIDE: Glasgow Dirty Weekender : Hebridean Celtic Festival : Tiree Music Festival : Perthshire Amber : Celtic Connections : Knockengorroch World Ceilidh : Hawick Reivers Festival : plus our music festival listings ..... 2014 festivals are underway!

    the weekly Scottish music festival supplement from MUSIC NEWS Scotland

    Festivals! Scotland's Music

    A reminder of warm, sunny festival days in 2013 with music fans at HebCelt : 2014 tickets @

    2014 music festivals are go!

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    Glasgows Dirty Weekender shall soon be underway. The dates are set, the venues are set and the acts are all raring to go! From 28 February to 1 March across five wonderful venues, Pivo Pivo, Ivory Blacks, The Admiral, Stereo and Classic Grand this Dirty Weekender is going to bring you out, get you about and have you experience such a diverse and eclectic range of musical talent that your ears are going to be assaulted, caressed, abused, made loved to and make you realise why you loved live music in the first place. The unique aspect about this event is that you can tailor the experience to suit your own needs. You can buy a ticket for your chosen night/nights and or venue/venues or alternatively buy the Weekend ticket allowing you to come and go from venue to venue, you can see who you want to see, go where you want to go and when youre friends want to catch an act here, when you are watching another act there? That is fine, meet up for a drink whilst watching another act elsewhere on offer. The wonderful, exhilarating city of Glasgow is your oyster throughout! Immerse yourself in this remarkable occurrence and you will understand why it has been created, why Kilmarnock has loved it as much in recent years and why it HAD to come and spend its first weekend in Glasgow. Watch the promo video @ Talking about acts, find any of these tickle your fancy? MARK MORRISS (Full Band), MARK GARDENER (Ride), BOMBSKARE, URANG MATANG, TIJUANA BIBLES, MICKEY 9S, COLONEL MUSTARD AND THE DIJON 5, STONEHOUSE VIOLETS, DED RABBIT, SOLDIER ON, MECHANICAL SMILE, SONIC TEMPLARS, RUSSIAN NINJAS, MADELINE ORR plus many, many more. You have gentle intimacy, eccentricity, rock, indie and balls out danceability. It is the full package! The tickets are priced at: Weekend passes - all venues 20, Day passes - all venues 13. Single venue passes are also available. Tickets from and

    Get on it, be in it, be part of it and love it!

    Glasgows Dirty Weekender

    Glasgow : 28 February - 1 March :

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    Award-winning folk rock band Levellers are the latest headliners to be added to this years Hebridean Celtic Festival. Regarded as one of the best live acts around, the band have been playing to sell-out crowds for over 25 years and have a string of gold and platinum albums to their credit. They will top the HebCelt bill on Saturday, 19 July, in what will be a welcome return to the island festivals main stage for the first time since a memorable gig in 2006. The 19th HebCelt, based in Stornoway in the island of Lewis, will be held from 16-19 July 2014. Other headliners Big Country and Donnie Munro have already been confirmed, along with Canadian band Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys and local Lewis outfit Willie Campbell and the Open Day Rotation. The festival has also announced today that the line-up will include internationally-renowned fiddle player Duncan Chisholm; singer Rachel Sermanni; Galway quartet We Banjo 3; Mnran frontman Norrie Maciver; Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson (aka Blue Rose Code); top Scottish trad outfit Rura; British group Hunter & The Bear; experimental new five-piece Metta; Glasgow group This Silent Forest and 15-year-old Lewis singer/songwriter Eleanor Nicolson. Festival director Caroline Maclennan said: Levellers are a fantastic live band and we are excited that they are returning to Stornoway this year after making such an impression last time. We are delighted at the way the line-up is evolving, with a diverse range of artists that Im sure will capture the imagination of our audience as we seek to build on last years record-breaking event. Levellers were formed by Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham in Brighton in 1988 and were later joined by Charlie Heather (drums), Jon Sevink (fiddle) and Alan Miles (harmonica, guitar and mandolin). Simon Friend subsequently replaced Miles and that line-up continues today, with the addition of Matt Savage on keyboards. Over quarter of a century of performing, the band have seen several albums achieve gold and platinum status and secure chart success with singles like This Garden and What a Beautiful Day. They are regulars on the festival circuit, including Glastonbury and, since 2003, have run their own successful Beautiful Days Festival each August in Devon.

    Mark Chadwick said: I am really looking forward to going back to Stornoway in July to play at the HebCelt festival. I cant believe its been eight years since we last played there! Its a lovely little festival. Duncan Chisholm, who made his name in bands including Wolfstone, is now internationally acclaimed as a solo artist. He was nominated in two categories in the 2013 Radio 2 Folk Awards (Musician of the Year and Best Traditional Track) and was also shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. He performed at the first HebCelt and has made a number of appearances since, notably with Julie Fowlis in 2010 and 2012. This year he will be accompanied by musicians representing the cream of the Trad Folk scene Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whistles, Tony Byrne (guitar), Davie Dunsmuir (electric guitar), Ross Hamilton (bass) and Martin ONeill (bodhrn / drums). Duncan said: The Hebridean Celtic Festival