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A stiff example with beautiful plummage, such as a Norwegian Blue that had rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisibule, would have been ideal.This new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's silly satirical tale of swashbuckling, dutifulness, pare
The Rite Of Spring/Petrushka(Mirare) OVER the decades I have got a bit fed up with the perennial nay-sayers to piano transcriptions of masterworks. Their criticism is always the same: that a transcription is no more than a pale shadow of the original orc
Random Access Memories (Columbia) With only four studio albums in a decade-and-a-half of music-making, French electronic duo Daft Punk are the Terence Malick of pop - and equally lauded, for reasons which become evident within the first few bars of this
Mixed by JD Twitch(Glasgow Underground) Here's the first in a new series of compilations from Kevin McKay's resurgent label, showcasing a DJ and the best underground dance music in their home city. Starting closest to home, first up is JD Twitch, aka Kei
Vamm(Vamm) Patsy Reid, Catriona Macdonald and Marit Fält, right, use the 22 strings of their two fiddles, viola and Låtmandola to create a sound that lives up to the translation of their collective name, an old Shetlandic word for...
Not so for Woodenbox. This band's love of spaghetti westerns goes deeper down into the melodramatic music of Ennio Morricone, the plaintive blast of a mariachi trumpet and even, once upon a time, a bit of dressing-up for effect.
They, after all, are the band who stayed, setting an example to - and a template for - groups like Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, Belle And Sebastian and The Delgados, who all found critical acclaim and international recognition but on terms that involved no c
Sir Harry Burns made the call ahead of a nationwide campaign to boost take-up.NHS boards will offer the vaccination to ensure young people will be protected if they have not already been immunised or are not fully immunised. They will also work with scho
Otto Inglis has attended meetings of the right-wing Letter Writers' Guild (LWG) - a forum for people of a conservative bent who correspond with the press - which has hit out at the "protection" of minorities and the "Islamic Tsunami...
The UK party last week suspended the selection process for a new candidate in Falkirk, amid fears the trade union Unite had enlisted dozens of new recruits in a bid to help its favoured contender Karie Murphy.
Speaking to the Sunday Herald, Galloway warned Scotland's Catholics to be "careful what they wish for" in the 2014 independence referendum, and claimed that as a Roman Catholic he would have concerns about living in a post- independence,...
On Friday, the Constitutional Council rejected a challenge by the right-wing opposition, clearing the way for Hollande to sign the bill. He said: "I have taken the decision; now it is time to respect the law of the Republic."
The protest began on Friday when police put barbed wire across the Rafah border post and chained the gates, locals said, a day after seven policemen and soldiers were abducted by gunmen demanding the release of jailed Islamist militants.
Francis appealed on Thursday for world financial reform, saying the global economic crisis had made life worse for millions in rich and poor countries. Merkel visited Rome for a few hours on Friday specifically to meet the pontiff, and later said they ha
Ryan Fogle, a purported CIA agent, was arrested last week while wearing a blonde wig and was briefly detained. Russia says it warned the CIA Moscow station chief in 2011 to stop the "provocative" recruitment of spies. An unnamed official of...
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