As Dundee celebrates its 38th Jazz Festival, Caroline Lindsay discovers that a whole raft of talent – homegrown and international – will be descending on Courier Country next week
Barbara Dickson remembers as if it was yesterday the defining moment in the 1960s when her life changed.
When Olly Murs auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor back in 2009, performing Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, Simon Cowell said it was “the easiest yes I’ve ever given”.
Like every other teenage girl in the early 1970s, a young West Lothian lass called Susan Boyle enjoyed nothing more than putting her Donny Osmond records on repeat, and singing and dancing with a hairbrush in front of the mirror.
Once upon a time a little girl called Nicola Benedetti started learning to play the violin, never dreaming that one day she would become one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation.
Friday night and the lights are low and Rothes Halls is the place to go: celebrate the Swedish super group’s biggest selling hit Dancing Queen’s 40th anniversary in sequin-spangled style.
One of the highlights in Scotland’s cultural calendar, Perth Festival of the Arts opens on Monday.
Popular Scottish musician Nicola Benedetti is making a welcome return to Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall on September 30 with Nicola Benedetti and Friends – the world-renowned violinist will be joined by Yume Fujise on violin – one of Japan’s leading violinists – Netherlander Benjamin Marquise-Gilmore on viola and Leonard Elschenbroich, the German celloist.
Tolbooth Stirling, September 27, 8pm; Birnam Arts September 28, 8pm; Beat Generator Live! October 6, 8pm
Watts of Cupar, November 18