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List for the Scottish Album of the Year announced

Few of the top names in the Scotland music scene are set to fight it hard for the country’s most wanted album of the year title. Idlewild, Paolo Nutini, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and King Creosote are among the participants for the Scottish Album of the Year honor.

The winners of previous year – hip hop band Young Fathers, are all back in contention after their success in Mercury Prize months after getting SAY Award. Indie faves Withered, The Phantom Band and The Twilight Sad have also made the list in the 4th year of the competition.

Other players on the longlist are electro outfit Errors, Celtic supergroup Treacherous Orchestra, burgh-born singer-songwriter Blue Rose Code, Ayrshire rockers Fatherson and dance music pioneers Slam and Highland fiddler Mike Vass.

The twenty shortlisted albums would be available to stream one of the twenty longlisted albums every day from Monday of next week before a public vote starting on 25th May. Read more »

Nashua High School South to arrange Scottish arts and music fest April

With dancing, crafts, traditional music, the Scottish Festival is all set to take place on 11th April, Saturday, at Nashua High School South. The main organizer of the festival Lezlie Webster said that they expect fifteen pipe bands and more than hundred solo pipers and drummers. Also a highland dance competition in the morning.

Meanwhile, the toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sounds of Appalachian Celtic Consort got the audience into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit earlier on Tuesday at Collis Center Bowman Auditorium, at the Ohio University Southern.

As part of Ohio University Southern Community Concer, Appalachian Celtic Consort executed their conventional Scottish and Irish music with a local twist of Irish-Scotch immigrants which settled in Appalachia hills. Formed in 1998 originally, the band is comprised of local music artists Dewey Sanderson, Dave Gladkosky, Mark Watson, Mark Nelson and Sheila McEntee. Read more »

Lady Gaga Snaps Selfie With Adele

The “Applauses” are already cuing up. With a threatening list of coworkers (including Beyonce),
Lady Gaga could be collaborating with Adele next. On Wednesday night, the pp divas snapped a selfie together, and this has got the entire music buzzing. Speculation started running wild when Gaga posted the picture with “Someone Like You” star. Gaga seemed to be modest captioning the image by saying that she was enjoying the “Wednesday night bro-down” together with beautiful Adele.

In the picture, the “Artpop” singer looked quite normal by her standards wearing a long, cozied up, blonde hairdo posing with a joyful Adele. The cute picture featuring two of the most talented stars in modern music elicits several questions in our mind. What is the “bro-down” Gaga is referring to? And most notably – are they writing/recording together? Both the singers seem to be working on new albums.

Rumors are flying that Adele is probably in production of a new album at the moment, scheduled to launch later this year. We know Gaga has been busy posting different kinds of studio shots of her, while writing music on couch or hanging with RedOne, her longtime collaborator who has produced and co-written hit such as “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance”. May be we are a bit optimistic, but the time seems to be perfect for both the stars.

When it comes to classics, Lady Gaga has already proven her talent in the Grammy-nominated collection of jazz standards. Therefore, her husky voice could perfectly match with the Adele Power ballad.

Idlewild among Scottish Music Awards winners

The sixteenth Scottish Music Awards happened on 29th November, Saturday, to raise fund for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity. The event took place at Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, as Tartan Clefs were given to few of the most celebrated acts in Scotland.

The Special Recognition Award was handed to Jimmy Somerville of Bronski Beat for his important contribution to Scottish music scene. New band called Fatherson took home the XFM & Hard Rock Café Award, while Prides got Jack Daniels Best Breakthrough Artist Award.

A world respected session musician Dr Steve Forman was handed the Sir Reo Stakis Living Legend Award. Steve is a tutor who has played with top acts like Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Julie Fowlis got the Creative Scotland Best Traditional Music Award. Prince received public-voted SSE Hydro Act of the Year Award; while Still Game got Ticketmaster Hottest Ticket Award.

Mark Mackie got the Sunday Mail Music Business Award. He has promoted artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Oasis, throughout a career of twenty five years. Idlewild, the cult indie band, won King Tuts Songwriting Award and he performed a magnificent set featuring their brand new line-up.

In the glittering night, some of the top performances came from Neon Jungle, The X Factor finalist Nicholas McDonald and The Lafontaines.

Scottish music twosome plays highland magic

All the concert goers are in for highland magic as Scottish cellist Natalie Haas and fiddler Alasdair Fraser come to Ashland to play selections from their newest CD named Abundance, which is a collection of their own compositions that have a strong foundation in Scottish folk music.
The well known music artist is known for their high-spirited folk dance music and making a range of Celtic music heightened with different global styles. Ashland based music teacher and fiddle player Duane Whitcomb told that Alasdair Fraser is a master of his art.
He added that he has heard him a number of times, and he is one of the best fiddlers alive. He tours all across the world and works hard to pass on his Scottish fiddling techniques. Whitcomb’s advanced diddle students, Creekside Strings, would open for Fraser and Hass at 8 pm, Saturday, 25th October, at the Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland. Advance tickets would cost US$ 25 and could be bought at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. or at stclairevents.com. The tickets would cost US$ 28 at the door, US$ 10 for ages twelve to seventeen. Kids eleven year old and younger get in free.
Whitcomb further added that they are looking forward to this gig. He is really very happy that his students have a scope to open for a listen these two lovely music artist. Fraser is quite well known for guiding and supporting young music artists.

All the concert goers are in for highland magic as Scottish cellist Natalie Haas and fiddler Alasdair Fraser come to Ashland to play selections from their newest CD named Abundance, which is a collection of their own compositions that have a strong foundation in Scottish folk music.

The well known music artist is known for their high-spirited folk dance music and making a range of Celtic music heightened with different global styles. Ashland based music teacher and fiddle player Duane Whitcomb told that Alasdair Fraser is a master of his art.

He added that he has heard him a number of times, and he is one of the best fiddlers alive. He tours all across the world and works hard to pass on his Scottish fiddling techniques. Whitcomb’s advanced diddle students, Creekside Strings, would open for Fraser and Hass at 8 pm, Saturday, 25th October, at the Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland. Advance tickets would cost US$ 25 and could be bought at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. or at stclairevents.com. The tickets would cost US$ 28 at the door, US$ 10 for ages twelve to seventeen. Kids eleven year old and younger get in free.

Whitcomb further added that they are looking forward to this gig. He is really very happy that his students have a scope to open for a listen these two lovely music artist. Fraser is quite well known for guiding and supporting young music artists.

Kim Kardashian calls herself lucky, gushes about Kanye calling him a fine a** husband

Well, he appeared to be more than furious while leaving LAX earlier on Sunday, just hours after his wife’s nude snaps leaked online. Probably Kim Kardashian was doing her very best to make Kanye West happy, as she uploaded a snap of her beloved husband on her Instagram page on Sunday evening. Along with the snap, she gushed to her millions and millions of followers: ‘I’m so lucky, My Fine A** Husband’.
It is expected that this would have done the trick for Kanye, who was spotted at LAX on Sunday after this news spread like fire on the internet. The thirty seven year old actor walked past photographers at airport, along keeping his hands in his pockets.
Earlier has been stated that intimate snaps of Kardashian that were not meant for public view, have since been seen by thousands. The fashion conscious star was dressed for once in blue jeans, along with Timberland boots and a green jacket.
Along with Kardashian, others targeted include actress Vanessa Hudgens, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo and singer Rihanna. This comes just 3 weeks after nude snaps of US actress Jennifer Lawrence as well as ‘100 other stars’, including actress Aubrey Plaza and supermodel Kate Upton, were posted online.
Even though most of the newest victims were named on an actual list of targeted celebs, uploaded by a hacker to the anonymous image sharing assembly 4chan previous month, Kardashian was not.

Well, he appeared to be more than furious while leaving LAX earlier on Sunday, just hours after his wife’s nude snaps leaked online. Probably Kim Kardashian was doing her very best to make Kanye West happy, as she uploaded a snap of her beloved husband on her Instagram page on Sunday evening. Along with the snap, she gushed to her millions and millions of followers: ‘I’m so lucky, My Fine A** Husband’.

It is expected that this would have done the trick for Kanye, who was spotted at LAX on Sunday after this news spread like fire on the internet. The thirty seven year old actor walked past photographers at airport, along keeping his hands in his pockets.

Earlier has been stated that intimate snaps of Kardashian that were not meant for public view, have since been seen by thousands. The fashion conscious star was dressed for once in blue jeans, along with Timberland boots and a green jacket.

Along with Kardashian, others targeted include actress Vanessa Hudgens, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo and singer Rihanna. This comes just 3 weeks after nude snaps of US actress Jennifer Lawrence as well as ‘100 other stars’, including actress Aubrey Plaza and supermodel Kate Upton, were posted online.

Even though most of the newest victims were named on an actual list of targeted celebs, uploaded by a hacker to the anonymous image sharing assembly 4chan previous month, Kardashian was not.