In October I committed myself to supporting the work of female artists and expanding my vinyl collection by actually buying some new (and old) music every month. Since I started running this blog I have realised how easy it is to just use streaming services and forget that investing in music is required to keep many artists creating and surviving. Continue reading “November Music Haul”
January is usually a frozen dead month for live music but in Scotland we are lucky to have a festival filled with fabulous music to keep you warm even on the coldest night. Celtic Connections runs from the 18th January to 4th February in a variety of venues all across Glasgow. Now in its 25th year the festival hosts some of the best roots, folk and traditional music from Scotland and all around the world, with a particularly strong Americana representation (when Jason Isbell played he joked that there was no one left behind in Nashville). Continue reading “Celtic Connections Preview”
Siobhan Wilson couldn’t sound any less like she was from the far reaches of northern Scotland, such is the dazzling mix of influences and inspirations on her debut album ‘There Are No Saints‘. Experimenting with sounds as varied as vintage French pop, classical music, folk and grunge has resulted in one of the most original and engaging albums from a young Scottish singer in a long time.