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Stuart Bailie | 15:51 UK time, Friday, 21 December 2012

Cheers, then 2012. Thank you for revealing the pure talent of Soak and for gifting us with so many of her astonishing gigs. Thank you also for the various premieres and previews of Good Vibrations, at the QFT, the Ulster Hall and Leister Square London. To watch Terri Hooley and the film team take their dues with good humour and grace has been very
special to witness.

It's been a privilege to hear those accomplished records by Bobby Womack and Bill Fay - two senior believers with seemingly little ego, just voices and major grade hearts. And blimey, Dexys came back after a 27 year sojourn and emoted, big style. Nice also to see the emerging skill of Alabama Shakes, Howler, Perfume Genius, Jake Bugg, the Two
Bears and Daughter. In Belfast the Northern Songbook event was stunning, as was Orbital, commanding utter fever at the Ulster Hall. And yes, Springsteen in Austin was a masterclass in rock and roll fortitude.

No Monday Late Show with Stu on Dec 24, but I'll return for New Year's Eve at 10pm, covering many of the musical moments from the above. I also plan to end the show with a very credible act and some bagpipes.
Can I pipe it? Yes, I can.

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