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Friday Find: Admiral Fallow

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Nick Dempsey Nick Dempsey | 10:35 UK time, Friday, 26 November 2010

Fronted by main man Louis Abbott, Admiral Fallow craft folky indie music with powerful emotional force.

Next week is sure to be a big moment for the Glasgow-based band as they support Frightened Rabbit in two sellout Barrowlands shows.

Here's a taster, captured on the dinky BBC Introducing stage at this year's T In The Park.

Top Tip: King Creosote covers Underworld

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 12:45 UK time, Monday, 22 November 2010

King Creosote

King Creosote takes some time out from his World Tour of Fife and turns in this stripped back version of recent Underworld single Always Loved A Film.

Download courtesy of RCRDLBL.

Also, back in March, we caught him teaming up with The Pictish Trail and Adem in our wee camper van at Fence Records' annual Homegame festival. Here's the trio covering Withered Hand's No Cigarettes.

Friday Find: Leftfield

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 07:28 UK time, Friday, 19 November 2010

Electronic music legends Leftfield followed in the footsteps of contemporaries Orbital and came out of retirement to relaunch their live set at the RockNess festival on the banks of Loch Ness in the summer.

This weekend sees them play at the Barrowlands and the Academy in Glasgow and to give you a taster of what to expect, we've dug out the exclusive video footage from RockNess.

Watch Afrika Shox below and head on over to our Rock Ness site for footage of Original and Release The Pressure.

Friday Find: Newton Faulkner

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 13:07 UK time, Friday, 12 November 2010

On the eve of his gig at the Ironworks, Newton Faulkner dropped into our Inverness studio to explain his unique playing style to Vic Galloway. The session for The Music Cafe included Badman, Teardrop, Dream Catch Me and an exclusive taster of his cover of Willy Wonka's Pure Imagination.

On Tour with the BBC SSO

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Johnny Laville Johnny Laville | 12:58 UK time, Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The BBC SSO and Donald Runnicles have recently returned from a six-concert tour of Austria and Germany. Principal Second Violinist Greg Lawson was there and has written this blog about his experiences...

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Greg Lawson

I'm home from the BBCSSO tour to Germany and Austria and this blog is more of a memory than a day by day account from the places we visited because I didn't take my laptop with me. Laptops on tour just add another layer of stress and keypads on iphones are just too small for my fingers to write anything of length.

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Manze Conducts Brahms' Fourth Symphony

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Johnny Laville Johnny Laville | 18:02 UK time, Friday, 5 November 2010

Andrew Manze made his debut as the BBC SSO's new Associate Guest Conductor at City Halls last night with an excellent programme that included a world premiere from Scottish composer Sally Beamish and Mozart's G major Piano Concerto. The climax to the concert was a wonderful performance of Brahms' Fourth Symphony. We filmed the symphony in its entirety and you can watch the results below.

Friday Find: Broken Records

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 11:15 UK time, Friday, 5 November 2010

Since an epic performance at the Hydro Connect Festival in 2008, Edinburgh's Broken Records have gone from strength to strength. The band signed to 4AD shortly after that performance and released one of 2009's finest albums in Until The Earth Begins To Part. Today's Friday Find catches them in fine form live on The Vic Galloway Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

With second album Let Me Come Home released just a few weeks ago, the band dropped in to showcase some of their new material and first in line was lead single A Darkness Rises Up.

Andrew Manze makes his debut

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Johnny Laville Johnny Laville | 17:24 UK time, Tuesday, 2 November 2010

On 4 November Andrew Manze the BBC SSO's new Associate Guest Conductor makes his debut in the role with a cracking concert featuring music by Brahms and Mozart, and a world premiere by Scottish composer Sally Beamish.

We caught up with Andrew earlier in the year for an exclusive interview about the programme for this concert. He gave us an idea of what to expect, along with an insight into what it's like to conduct with the BBC SSO.

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