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Music features archive

The Scottish Arts Council is proud to support the many exciting music projects and activities on the go throughout Scotland.  Browse through this list of past features and select one by clicking on the image or hyperlink to read more. Features include profiles of organisations or events.

A profile
Artist of the month

To view current features - go to our Music features section

A profile

Jazz International logo; Courtesy: Jazz International

Jazz International

Jazz International launch their 2008/09 season programme

New Zealand String Quartet; Courtesy: ecat

ecat - September 2008

Duke Heitger; Courtesy: Ramage Jazz

Nairn International Jazz Festival 2008 - August 2008

Paxton House; Courtesy: Music at Paxton

Music at Paxton - July 2008

Buddy Guy; photo: Derrick Santini

Glasgow International Jazz Festival - June 2008

Scottish Ensemble; Photo: Renzo Mazzolini; Courtesy: Scottish Ensemble

Chamber Music Forum - May 2008

Popup; Photo: Brian Sweeney; Courtesy: Popup

SXSW 2008 - March 2008

Light Trap, KYTN 07; Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Arika - February 2008

Dunedin Consort and Players; Courtesy: Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort - December 2007/January 2008

Thomas StrØnen; Photo: C F Wesenberg; Courtesy: Bows Art

Bows Art - November 2007

A Band Called Quinn; Photo: Jane Rolland; Courtesy: Louise Quinn

Tune Up 2007/08 - October 2007

Scottish Ensemble at City Chambers, Glasgow; Photo: Renzo Mazzolini

Scottish Ensemble - summer 2007

St Monans Kirk; Photo: Andy McGregor

East Neuk Festival - June 2007

Junior Fèis Rois participant; Photo: Frank Bradford

Fèis Rois - May 2007

Each...And Every Inch; Photo: Renzo Mazzolini

Theatre Cryptic - April 2007

The Tolbooth; Photo: Sue Carter; Courtesy: Stirling Council

The Tolbooth - March 2007

Malinky; Photo: Archie MacFarlane; Courtesty: Steve Byrne

North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance - February 2007

Showcase Scotland logo

Showcase Scotland 2007 - January 2007

Kim Edgar; Photo: Mark Kean; Courtesy: Kim Edgar

Burnsong - December 2006

Rajesh Mehta; Courtesy: Rajesh Mehta

Sound Festival 2006 - November 2006

Distil - New Lanark; Photo: Carla Hillman

Distil - October 2006

Back of the Moon; Photo: Harry Smart

Blas Festival 2006 - September 2006

Promotional image; Photo: Leila Angust; Courtesy: Hebridean Celtic Festival

Hebridean Celtic Festival 2006 - July/August 2006

Scottish Ensemble; Photo: John Paul

St Magnus Festival - June 2006

Blues legend, John Hammond; Photo: Kendall Messick; Courtesy: Paul Babin

Big Big Country - May 2006

NYCoS National Boys' Choir 2005; Photo: Douglas McBride; Courtesy: NYCoS

National Boys' Choir - April 2006

Jenna Reid; Photo: Eddie White; Courtesy: The Blend festival

The Blend - March 2006

Traditional and contemporary roots music.

Atsuhiro Ito; Courtesy: Atsuhiro Ito

Kill Your Timid Notion (KYTN) 2006 - February 2006

Focus on KYTN's experimental music, film and visual art.

Back of the Moon, Trad Music Awards 2003; Photo: Graham Clark

Scots Trad Music Awards 2005 - December 2005/January 2006

Read about this year's performers, awards and winners.

Fiddler Chris Stout; Photo: Louis De Carlo

WOMEX 2005 - October/November 2005


Composer Craig Armstrong; Photo: Craig Armstrong and Horsecross

Come Away In - September 2005

Perth Concert Hall's opening events.

Stéphane Denève; Photo: RSNO

Stéphane Denève - September 2005

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra welcomes its new Music Director.

Blazin' Fiddles; Photo: Louis DeCarlo

BBC Proms 2005 - August 2005

Featuring over 70 concerts - find out more.

Trashcan Sinatras; Photo: Colin Dunsmuir

Tune Up 2005/06 - July 2005

This year's line-up of top Scottish musicians and new world music.

Cellist Claudio Bohorquez; Photo: St Magnus Festival

St Magnus Festival - June 2005

Orkney's annual celebration of the arts.

Musicians at the Orkney Folk Festival; Photo: John Sikorski

Orkney Folk Festival - May 2005

Featuring a rich variety of established and emerging musicians.

Rene Marie; Photo: Max Jazz

Dundee Jazz Festival - April 2005

Find out more about this year's Scottish and international jazz event.

The Grim Northern Social’s Ewan Macfarlan with Tippi; Photo: Edward Jones

South by Southwest - March 2005

A look at the event and 10 Scottish bands taking part. 

Saxophonist Chris Potter; Photo: Drew Goren

Aberdeen Jazz Festival - March 2005

A fantastic line up of international, national and local performers.

A musician from Musafir; Photo: Marc Marnie

Tune Up 2004/05 - February 2005


Showcase Scotland logo; Photo: Showcase Scotland Showcase Scotland - January 2005

Deaf Sheppard; Photo: Graham Clark

Scots Trad Music Awards 2004 - December 2004

A celebration of Scotland's rich musical heritage.

Conductor of Cappella Nova; Photo: Cappella Nova

Choirs at Christmas - December 2004

Focus on Cappella Nova - Scotland's leading professional vocal ensemble.

Performers at the Caledonian Ceilidh Trail; Photo: Adrian Clark

St Andrew's Day Celebrations - November 2004

National festival of traditional music and songs.

Performers at Theatre Cryptic's Books of Silence; Photo: Maris Locmelis

Theatre Cryptic's Books of Silence - November 2004

New contemporary chamber opera combining music, theatre and visual art.

Halloween in Huntly poster; Photo: MOU Design Deveron Arts - October 2004

A fiddle; Photo: Tom Baker Blazin' in Beauly - October 2004

Islay Jazz Festival programme cover; Photo: Assembly Direct Islay Jazz festival - September 2004

Kinloch Academy Show Choir; Photo: John Forrester National Association of Youth Orchestras - August 2004

Artist of the month

Drever McCusker Woombleh

Three big names in Scottish folk and rock released their first album as a trio.

James Ross; Photo: Derek Prescott

James Ross - September 2008

Maeve Gilchrist; Photo: Gabrielle Louise

Maeve Gilchrist - August 2008

The Chair; Courtesy: The Chair

The Chair - July 2008

Lynda Cochrane and Judith Keaney; Courtesy: Lynda Cochrane

Lynda Cochrane and Judith Keaney - June 2008

Frightened Rabbit; Photo: David Gourley

Frightened Rabbit - May 2008

Eska Mtungwazi; Photo: Martine Charalambou

Eska Mtungwazi - March 2008

Ewan Robertson, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2008; Courtesy: BBC Scotland

Ewan Robertson - February 2008

Torchlit procession; Photo: David Peat; Courtesy: Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland - December 2007/January 2008

Matilda Brown; Photo: Fraser Dalziel

Matilda Brown - November 2007

Tanya Tagaq Gillis; Photo: Montse Castillo

Tanya Tagaq Gillis - October 2007

Sam Smith; Photo: Neale Smith; Courtesy: Chemikal Underground

Mother and the Addicts - September 2007

Kite; Courtesy: The Echo Label

Steven Lindsay - August 2007

Nigel Osborne in Mostar, June 2007; Photo: Robert Golden

Nigel Osborne - July 2007

Aidan O'Rourke; Photo: Craig MacKay

Aidan O'Rourke - June 2007

Paul Towndrow; Photo: Bob Black

Paul Towndrow - May 2007

Aberfeldy; Photo: Julia Nicolle

Aberfeldy - April 2007

Tinariwen - on tour across Scotland - March 2007; Photo: Thomas Dorn

Tinariwen - March 2007

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham; Photo: Robin Gillanders

Phil and Aly - February 2007

Kris Drever; Photo: Hugo Morris; Courtesy: Reveal Records

Kris Drever - January 2007

Shona Mooney, Borders Fiddler; Photo: Louise DeCarlo

Shona Mooney - December 2006

Salsa Celtica; Photo: Louis De Carlo

Salsa Celtica - November 2006

King Creosote; Courtesy: Beyondit Promotion

King Creosote - October 2006

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan; Photo: Autumn De Wild; Courtesy: V2 Records

Isobel Campbell - September 2006

Stuart MacRae; Photo: Chris MacRae

Stuart MacRae - July/August 2006

Dannsa dancers dancing; Photo: John Sikorski; Courtesy: Dannsa

Dannsa with First Harvest - June 2006

Ba Cissoko and band; Photo: Youri Lenquette; Courtesy: Francois Gautreau

Ba Cissoko - May 2006

Bill and Saya; Photo: Satomi I.

Bill Wells - April 2006

Colin Steele; Photo: Andy Shaw; Courtesy: Assembly Direct

Colin Steele - March 2006

Julie Fowlis: Photo: Showcase Scotland

Julie Fowlis - February 2006

Donald Shaw; Photo: Anne-Janine Nugent

Donald Shaw - December 2005/January 2006

Ronnie Rae (Snr); Courtesy: Rae Family

Ronnie Rae (Snr) - November 2005

The Unusual Suspects; Photo: Louis De Carlo

Unusual Suspects - October 2005

Slow Stream album cover; Photo: Fraser Fifield Fraser Fifield Trio - September 2005

Andromache in Theatre Cryptic's Trojan Women; Photo: Renzo Mazzolini Theatre Cryptic - August 2005

'Notes on Sunset' album cover; Photo: Hobotalk Hobotalk - May 2005

Phil Bancroft standing in Waverley train station; Photo: Louis DeCarlo Phil Bancroft Quartet - April 2005

'Bring me down' album cover; Photo: J Reich Jupiter and Teardrop - Trashcan Sinatras - March 2005

The Delgados; Photo: Showcase Scotland The Delgados - February 2005

Out for the Night' album cover; Photo: Battlefield Band Battlefield Band - January 2005

'Faultlines' album cover; Photo: Andy Buchanan Karine Polwart - December 2004

William Conway from the Hebrides Ensemble; Photo: Kwesi Raphael Hebrides Ensemble - November 2004

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