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Scottish musicians like Tommy Reilly and Midge Ure are set to perform at an event recognizing the end of Scotland's Year of Homecoming 2009, organizers say. Geoff Ellis, head of the DF Concerts promotional firm, said Homecoming Live: The Final Fling will bring to an end the Scottish campaign intended to draw people of Scottish ancestry to the country of their roots, The Scotsman reported Sunday. This is a homecoming gig, the kind of thing that is going to bring people back to Scotland, Ellis...
By Jim Gilchrist THEY say that in the Tuscan hill town of Barga, near Lucca, anyone who speaks English does so with a Glasgow accent, such has been the degree of emigration to the west of Scotland from the area.
CARTHAGE - New England Celtic Arts will present one of Europe's top-rated traditional Irish bands, Cara, Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with a preshow jam at 6:30 p.m.
CARTHAGE - New England Celtic Arts will present the world- renowned Celtic band The Tannahill Weavers for two concerts Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center.
ONE of the biggest spectacles of Scottish music this summer is to be performed in Glasgow today. George Square will host the Pipers' Trail Parade with a display of bagpipes, drummers and a theatrical performance. It's on between 11am-noon and again from 3pm to 4pm.
By Jim Gilchrist Two young singers and a veteran solo balladeer have released albums at opposite ends of their journey into the heart of Scottish traditional music, with fine results "TIME wears awa'," as the song goes.
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