Street Sounds of Scotland: Union Street

King Street to Holburn Street

Enjoy the sounds of Aberdeen’s Union Street, as Jim Gellatly takes you on an audio journey… walking West along the Granite City’s most famous street.

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00:00 Start

01:50 Ship Row

03:00 Adelphi

03:50 Market Street

06:20 Backwynd Stairs

08:22 Bridge Street

09:55 Crown Street

10:40 Dee Street

12:20 Bon-Accord Street

15:20 Bon-Accord Terrace

17:40 End

*Recorded by Jim Gellatly on Union Street, Aberdeen, August 27 2010 at 1129hrs


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Tigerfest announces line-up for 2010

Tigerfest 2010 lineup includes Malcolm Middleton, King Creosote, The Unwinding Hours, Martin Stephenson and TV21.

Tigerfest has announced its lineup for May 2010. It’s another top-notch collection of acts combining some of Scotland’s top talent, with established names and future stars alongside some appearances from favourites from far and wide.

Tigerfest launched in 2004 as a regular independent festival of new music. Originated in Edinburgh by promoter Baby Tiger, it expanded to feature showpiece gigs in Dunfermline and take in towns and cities across Scotland. It has seen bands such as Idlewild, King Creosote, Emma Pollock, Malcolm Middleton, Half Man Half Biscuit, Nouvelle Vague and Camera Obscura perform as well as promoting early gigs by KT Tunstall and We Were Promised Jetpacks, and giving acts such as Frightened Rabbit and Dananananaykroyd headline shows.

The mini-festival, which runs for three weeks, takes in shows in Dunfermline, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, running in conjunction with its affiliates Baby Tiger, the Carnegie Hall, Interesting Music Promotions, and online/media partner is this music?

There’s also a clutch of co-promotions with partners such as Electric Circus and the Cabaret Voltaire, plus the Fence and 17seconds labels.

Highlights this year include a one-off show from former Arab Strap man Malcolm Middleton in Dunfermline. Also in Dunfermline, as part of ‘Celebrating Fife 2010’… a triple bill of Fife acts Ambulances, Vertis and Crayons.

Up in Aberdeen, former Aereogramme members The Unwinding Hours are in action, while Edinburgh hosts the likes of Martin Stephenson, local legends TV21, There Will Be Fireworks and Jesus H. Foxx.

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Full Tigerfest  listings:


Wed 5 May

Blueflint  / Andi Neate / Andy Tucker & The Scattered Family, Electric Circus (White Noise night). 7pm, £3

Thu 6 May

Phoebe Kreutz / Casey / Emily Scott / The Stantons, Wee Red Bar. 7pm, £6

Sun 9 May

X-Lion Tamer / The Wildhouse / The Gothenburg Address, Roxy Art House (17 Seconds night). 7pm, £6

Tue 11 May

TV21 / Boycotts / Midas Fall, Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm, £7

Wed 12 May

Jesus H. Foxx / There Will Be Fireworks, Electric Circus (Is This Music? / White Noise night). 7pm, £3

Thu 13 May

Chris Bradley / Dirty Cuts / Last Battle, Roxy Art House (17 Seconds night). 7pm, £6

Fri 14 May

Martin Stephenson / Fourteenhours / The Blind Assassins, Wee Red Bar. 7pm, £11


Thu 20 May

Ambulances / Vertis / Crayons. Carnegie Hall. 7.30pm, £5

Fri 21 May

King Creosote / Withered Hand / Rozi Plain, Carnegie Hall (Fence Records night). 7.30pm, £10

Sat 22 May

Malcolm Middleton / Spare Snare, Carnegie Hall. 7.30pm, £10


Thu 21 May

The Unwinding Hours / Katerwaul, Tunnels. 8pm, £8 / £6

Interview with Jim Gellatly on Flares n Seagulls

North East music site Flares n Seagulls have just published an interview with Jim…

“Another Flares n Seagulls exclusive with new music, broadcasting and twitter extraordinaire Jim Gellatly, taking time from his new band consulting service to talk everything from new talent, Aberdeen and rowies. With experience second to none in the broadcasting world, this new music titan has cemented himself as a musical national treasure and is rapidly making the coloured mohawk the haircut of 2010.”

Read the full article here.


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