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Featured Artist: Niteworks
An eagerly anticipated second album from the unique celtic and electric fusion band Niteworks.

The band formed on the Isle of Skye and together they blend Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a fresh and exhilarating sound.

The album was produced by Alex Menzies (Alex Smoke) and features collaborations with some of Scotland's finest singers and musicians.

The band's unique sound comes into its own in the live arena with the last year alone having seen multiple sold-out shows in Glasgow and stage-closing performances at festivals across Scotland, leaving packed crowds pulsating into the night.

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham (drums), Allan MacDonald (pipes), Christopher Nicolson (bass) and Innes Strachan (synths).

Sian: Eilidh Cormack, Ellen MacDonald, Caitlin Smith.
Kinnaris Quintet: Aileen Gobbi, Fiona MacAskill, Laura Jane Wilkie.
Guest Vocals: Julie Fowlis, Iain Morrison.

"Of all the up and coming bands I’ve seen during my 25 years with the Peatbog Faeries I would say Niteworks have the most potential. Fresh and innovative, catch them if you can." Peter Morrison – Peatbog Faeries.

"Niteworks show that it's possible to mix folk and modern club music without having to settle for second best in either." Nick Hart – Bright Young Folk.
Tour Dates
  • 25th August - Stereo, Glasgow, UK
  • 26th August - Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
  • 6th September -Universal Hall, Findhorn, UK
  • 7th September - Ironworks, Inverness, UK
  • 8th September - Macarts Centre, Galashiels, UK
  • 9th September - Victoria Hall Settle, UK
  • 11th September - Cobalt Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • 12th September - The Greystones, Sheffield, UK
  • 13th September - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by sea, UK
  • 15th September -Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs at The Garage) London, UK
  • 22th September - Skye Live 2018 Portree, UK
  • 5th October - Feis Na Mara 2018 Mallaig, UK
These Scottish calendars make superb gifts or simply remind you of the wonders of the landscape of Scotland.
A comprehensive annotated collection of 365 tunes edited by Alastair And William Hardie.

With an historical introduction; foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.

This, the most all-embracing collection of Scottish fiddle music undertaken in the 20th century, includes slow airs, marches, strathspeys, reels and rants, hornpipes, jigs and pastorals.

All the major composers are represented - the Gows, Marshall, Fraser and Skinner - and all the melodies are fully bowed for the instrument.

The introduction traces the history of the fiddle and the music through the centuries, and contains a section on the specialised bowing techniques which give Scottish fiddle music some of its unique qualities. Appendix notes.

The cover illustration of Niel Gow (1727-1807) violinist and composer, is reproduced from the [painting by Sir Henry Raeburn and used by permission of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Blazin' Fiddles celebrate 20 years of touring and recording in 2018 and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances throughout Scotland with special guest singer Karen Matheson.

A third album from Trail West, a band leading the thriving scene of Gaels in the city of Glasgow.

'From the Sea to the City' refers to the journey that many Gaels have to take at some point in their life, moving from their homes by the sea to the city, to pursue further educational and working opportunities.

The album is a broad mix from various genres, representing the numerous influences that Trail West have had from both their rural and city upbringings.

The four-piece line-up have become a six-piece band with the addition of Jonathan Gillespie from Glasgow on keyboard and vocals along with Allan J Nairn from Ardnamurchan on electric guitar.

The album follows on from their last release, which highlighted a key development in the band's outlook, with a wide selection of songs becoming an integral part of the band's repertoire alongside the recognisable accordion and whistle combination of Seonaidh MacIntyre and Ian Smith.

Now with the added talent of Jonathan Gillespie leading three of the songs alongside Seonaidh MacIntyre’s familiar vocals in both English and Gaelic, this album delivers a polished quality to the band’s sound yet with total appreciation for the tradition they are inspired from.

  • 12th Aug - Park Bar, Glasgow UK
  • 24th Aug - Gig At The Gathering - Cowal Highland Gathering
  • 3rd Nov - The Ironworks, Inverness
 BLAS Festival 2018

Ceòl, Orain, Canan Is Cultair nan Gàidheal air an comharrachadh thairis air 9 làithean san t-Sultain

The Music, songs, language and culture of the highlands celebrated over 9 special days in September

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