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Angus piper performs at Vilnius Burns Supper

Angus VIP piper Craig Weir added a 12th foreign country to his piping passport when he helped bring Burns to Lithuania on Saturday by playing at a sold-out charity Burns Supper in Vilnius.

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Pictured is Dermot OLeary, presenter of The X Factor

The X Factor heads to Tayside

Talent contest The X Factor is coming to Tayside next week, as part of a UK wide search to find singers worthy of landing a life-changing record contract

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Record and CD fair at MoFest HQ

Record and CD fair at MoFest HQ

A record and CD fair will be held at the MoFest HQ on Saturday (January 28).

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Some of the cast from Sinbad the Sailor at Arbroath Harbour. The show opens on Friday.

Your handy list of What’s On in Angus

Looking for something to do this weekend - then check out our handy list of what’s on where in Angus.

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Sarah Henderson and Audrey Herdman, from Arbroath, were first in the queue at MoFest HQ to bag their tickets for The Beach Boys concert when they went on sale on Friday.

Surfer sparked The Beach Boys Montrose gig

A surfer in the waves at Montrose Beach sparked the idea for The Beach Boys playing in the town as part of Montrose Music Festival.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Bryan Adams is set to play his only outdoor Scottish gig in Montrose

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams to play one-off Scottish show in Montrose

Rock legend Bryan Adams has announced today that he will be performing a one-off outdoor show in Montrose next summer.

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A magical evening of Madness for Montrose Review reporter!

A magical evening of Madness for Montrose Review reporter!

Grandslam Madness is billed as a tour of outside venues; mini festivals with all the fun of the fair. Montrose on Sunday night (July 5) was the only Scottish date of 20 across the UK. This was not a revival tour, and there was nothing ironic about the fans that came to worship.

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Pictured is Dorec-a-Belle

Band now playing at Platform One...

Platform One at the Bridge of Dun railway station is to be given a musical makeover when Inverness band Dorec-a-Belle perform this weekend.

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Kurt Elling will perform with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Picture by Derek Clark.

Kurt Elling swings Sinatra in nationwide tour

The spring of 2015 is set to burst into wonderful life as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and their very special guest Kurt Elling celebrate the birth centenary of a truly household name in popular music, Frank Sinatra.

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Rhythm Zoo will perform at the Montrose Spring Blues Event on Saturday.

The best of the blues at Montrose spring event

Montrose is the place to be this weekend if you are a lover of Blues music, for there are not one but three of the U.K’s best Blues bands playing in three venues.

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‘The King’ is coming to Arbroath

Rob Kingsley, the man dubbed Europe’s best Elvis tribute, brings his ‘A Vision of Elvis’ show to the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, on Friday, October 10.

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Accordion and Fiddle Club at the Park Hotel

The September meeting of Montrose Accordion and Fiddle Club was well attended with a lively attentive audience in the Park Hotel who were entertained by local musicians, accordionists Cora Nicol, Arthur Wood, John Hart and Alan Petrie.

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Montrose band’s debut album soars to number nine in iTunes chart

Montrose band’s debut album soars to number nine in iTunes chart

Montrose-based band If All Else Fails launched their debut album this month which stormed into the iTunes charts within an hour of its release.

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Titus Pullo

Johnston Press employee at MoFest

Edinburgh based band Titus Pullo will be playing at MoFest for the first time this year and one band member works for one of the Review’s sister titles.

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The Old Dance School was named by band member in reference to a building where they used to meet whilst studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Back to school for Montrose Folk Club

The Old Dance School will be the guests at Montrose Folk Club on Thursday, May 8 at the Links Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose.

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First show at Monikie Hall

First show at Monikie Hall

Singer songwriter Janey Kirk will make her debut in the area at Monikie Hall this Saturday (April 19).

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