Tag Archives: Scottish Pop

Interview: Barbara Dickson

This interview originally appeared in The Herald Magazine on February 2, 2019. I can see two Barbara Dicksons in front of me. The first one’s drinking coffee on a winter’s day in Edinburgh’s New Town, reflecting on the sisterhood, pop … Continue reading

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Interview: Edwyn Collins and Grace Maxwell

(Photo credit: Elaine Livingston) This interview originally ran as the cover feature of the Herald Magazine on November 1st, 2014. Helmsdale is not a place you can forget. The old fishing port on Sutherland’s east coast is welcoming and bright … Continue reading

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Interview: Sparrow and the Workshop

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on May 2, 2013. There are myriad striking lyrics in the new record from Glasgow blues-punk heartbreakers Sparrow and the Workshop. “If I had a dime for every time you lied,” … Continue reading

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Interview: Trembling Bells & Mike Heron

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Jan 10, 2013, under the heading WHEN FOLK GET TOGETHER. There’s a line in the 1968 Incredible String Band song, The Circle is Unbroken, which sings of “brothers from all … Continue reading

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Interview: The Pictish Trail

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Thursday Jan 3, 2013.  Rarely do pop interviews occur amid hen-keeping, fire-building and trough-knocking. But The Pictish Trail, alias Johnny Lynch, is not your regular pop artist. Based on a … Continue reading

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Preview: King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Jan 2nd, 2013. You say you want a revolution? Well, you know … there’s one happening at King Tut’s. For the third year running, the Glasgow venue is hosting more than … Continue reading

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Interview: Rick Redbeard

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on November 30, 2012 under the heading, SHHH! THE GENIUS OF A FESTIVAL THAT’S OH SO QUIET… The Phantom Band’s Rick Anthony is musing on the power of silence. “If people … Continue reading

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