In this weeks issue

Dons Hero Jim Storrie Dies, Aged 74
Come Freenly Seagulls
Paul Rodgers, Deborah Bonham. Royal Albert Hall Show for Willows
Labour Must Come Clean Over Trident
VisitAberdeen To Promote City To Global Buyers In Barcelona
Aberdeen In Top UK Business Tourism Destinations
Dons v Buckie: Rare 1907 Football Poster Discovered
Film-maker Backs Bid To Develop Wilderness Base
A Hieroglyph Too Far
Youth And Age In The Old Curiosity Shop
Events and Information
Beauty And The Beast – HMT’s 2014 Christmas Pantomime

Beauty And The Beast – HMT’s 2014 Christmas Pantomime

By Duncan Harley Pantomime season arrived early this week as one of Scotland’s most talented performers, Elaine C Smith, made an impromptu appearance at Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre. In full costume and accompanied by Prince Sebastion, perhaps better known as the Beast, Elaine mingled with shoppers and posed for the cameras as a prelude to her star role as Mrs Potty in HM Theatre’s 2014 Christmas panto production of “Beauty and the Beast.” This is Elaine’s sixth year starring in pantomime at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. “Some folk think that when you do panto it’s a sign that your stage career is over,” said Elaine “in reality it’s quite the opposite, this is Aberdeen’s very own panto not just […]

Sunset Sons Kick Off UK Tour At Drummonds

Sunset Sons Kick Off UK Tour At Drummonds

With thanks to Chuff Media. After a great year that has seen them play the prestigious Reading and Leeds and Boardmasters festivals, Sunset Sons, are heading out on a UK headline tour to support their new EP ‘No Bad Days’ (Polydor). The tour starts at Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen on October 24th. The Anglo-Aussie four piece have unveiled the official video for ‘Remember’, the lead track taken from their upcoming release, Shot in the idyllic French surf commune of Hossegor where the band currently live, the ‘Remember’ video perfectly encapsulates Sunset Sons, cutting between shots of friends and locals living in the town and blistering live performance footage. The tour includes a stop at the riverside venue Tamesis Dock for […]

One World Week – Peace And Justice Concert

One World Week – Peace And Justice Concert

With thanks to Jonathan Russell. Aberdeen and District CND will be hosting a Peace and Justice Concert at the Blue Lamp on Sunday afternoon 2-5.30pm on 19th October as part of a number of events for One World Week. There will be Music, Poetry and Dance performed by local artists from Scotland, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Germany, China, Japan, Spain and South America. One World Week aims to bring people together across the world in the cause of Peace and Justice.  The event is dedicated to all people suffering injustice worldwide. Artists playing will be Dave Davies and friends, Colin Edwards, Nigel and Mark Lammas, Precious Few from Köln in Germany, Nabin Chhetri Nepalese poetry, Rev Dr Isaac Poobalan and Dr […]

Carpenter & May - Blue Lamp Friday 3 October

Carpenter & May – Blue Lamp Friday 3 October

By David Innes. It’s quite a coup for local Americana promoter Martin Raitt’s Almost Blue Promotions to bring scintillating roots duo Carpenter & May to The Blue Lamp. Attracting such a prestigious act is proof that in just over a year of existence, Almost Blue is punching above its weight and becoming the go-to outlet for PRs and promoters eager to promote their acts in NE Scotland. The Gallowgate gig on Friday 3 October is the final date of the duo’s eagerly-anticipated eight-date Scottish tour. Both experienced and busy musicians, Fred Carpenter and Tim May have impressive CVs, having variously worked with, among others, Emmylou Harris, Barbara Mandrell, George Strait, Patty Loveless and Charlie Daniels. Their debut CD Carpenter & […]

Big Country - Steeltown: 30th Anniversary Tour

Big Country – Steeltown: 30th Anniversary Tour

Big Country will be performing songs from their classic multi-million selling album ‘Steeltown’ on Friday 3rd October at The Lemon Tree. With thanks to Dave Hill.

‘Steeltown’ is the second studio album and was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October, 1984. Bruce Watson remembers the time very well, amid the nationwide strife back in the UK, fully in the grip of the Miners Strike:

“We started work on Steeltown back in June 1984 at Abba’s studio. We worked alongside Steve in Studio One as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber worked on ‘Chess’ next door in Studio Two. Stockholm felt like the most expensive place on earth – it’s as if we were on a different planet to how things were back home – my Dad was a miner, so what we did was knuckle down to hard work for six weeks”.

The Tarland Food And Music Day Festival

The Tarland Food And Music Day Festival

The Tarland Food and Music Day Festival is set to take place on the weekend of 26th and 27th September, offering a feast for all the senses. The programme is extensive and it is advisable to book tickets in advance for some of the events, as they will have number restrictions. In fact, you would be advised to stay in Tarland for the weekend, so as not to miss anything! The weekend kicks off on the evening of Friday 26th September with a rare opportunity to hear the Wrigley Sisters, supported by Paul Anderson and some members of his extensive musical family. Please spread the word to your friends and family. This will be a special evening, and a busy […]