Retired postmaster Douglas Provan, who recently learned to play the bagpipes, tells Michael Alexander why it’s never too late to learn a new hobby
A former Dundee student who made history by becoming the first member of the public to cross the Tay Road Bridge when it opened in 1966 has been immortalised in song by an award-winning Tayside song writer.
It was a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, USA, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dundee-raised musician Jan Burnett collects thousands of records, beer mats and music fliers. Michael Alexander spoke to him.
Shaun Lawrence, the 23-year-old guitarist with Dundee hardcore metal band To Kill Achilles, has just finished a shift on the tills at Tesco in Monifieth, when The Courier catches up with him to talk about the band’s latest single release and their eight date UK tour, which kicks off at Beat Generator in their home city on January 7.
Since they performed with The Darkness on T in the Park’s main stage in 2004 and walked away with the top prize on UK prime time TV talent show ‘When Will I Be Famous’ in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for breath – other than to inflate their bagpipes!
The well deserved best selling single of all time - or sentimental claptrap? Michael Alexander examines the appeal of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas which was first performed 75 years ago this Christmas.
They’ve been on Top of the Pops, performed at the Sydney Opera House and won a Classical Brit Award.
The 32-strong choir of the St Andrews Renaissance Singers will perform a selection of seasonal music from the Middle Ages to the present day when they arrive at the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) on Saturday December 10.
RM Hubbert, the winner of the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award, returns to Newport as part of his short winter 2016 tour promoting his latest album ‘Telling The Trees’.