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 The Scottish Arts Council presents TUNE UP, a potent brew of new and established, local and international musical artists and inspired collaborations on tour across Scotland from Drumnadrochit to Langholm.

Introducing Tune Up 2009/10


Graham Stephen Septet: Thu 25 Feb - Sun 7 Mar

Treacherous Orchestra: Fri 26 Mar - Sat 10 Apr

Ryan Quigley Big Band with Justin Currie: Fri 12 - 26 Mar

10 Years At The Edge - The An Tobar Commissions: Mon 19 Apr - Sat 15 May

Visit the Tune Up website for full details of the Tune Up tours.

Tune Up podcast

If you missed any of the Tune Up tours, or want to enjoy your favourite moments again, you can subscribe to the podcast series in one of two ways;

  1. subscribe to Tune Up podcasts using iTunes
  2. subscribe to Tune Up podcasts using other software

2009-10 Podcasts:

Episode 5 - Graeme Stephen Septet

Graeme Stephen joins with some of the most creative and in-demand players on the UK folk and jazz scenes for this Tune Up tour. Born in Aberdeen and based in Edinburgh, Stephen is a sensitive and inventive player, influenced by the pre-bop guitar style of Charlie Christian as well as contemporary masters like Bill Frisell. In 2008 he was chosen for the Serious/PRS Take 5 initiative. Stephen currently performs with his own Trio, as will as the free-improvisation outfit Newt, and is a regular guest with the eclectic Fraser Fifield band. His Sextet was selected for the Jazz Services Promoters' Choice Award 2006 and played at the London Jazz Festival and the Manchester Jazz Festival. It has since Expanded to a Septet with the addition of London-based cellist Ben Davis of Mercury Music Prize nominees Basquiat Strings.

Episode 4 - Breabach & Le Vent du Nord

Episode 3 - Frightened Rabbit and guests

Episode 2 - Simon Thacker and the Nava Rasa Ensemble

Episode 1 - Edwyn Collins & 1990s

Tune Up is supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.

Related links
* Tune Up
* BBC Scotland
* Tune Up Funding
* Music Home Page
* Music features
* Music projects
2009/10 Tune Up bands
* Edwyn Collins
* 1990s
* Simon Thacker / Nava Rasa
* Frightened Rabbit
Miscellaneous Links
* John McCusker's blog
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