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Idlewild frontman goes down the solo road for new album

Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble releases his new solo album The Deluder next month and will also be performing in North Lanarkshire this autumn.

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The Led Zeppelin Story

A new take on classic tracks as they become ‘Unledded’

The Led Zeppelin Story are back in Motherwell this month taking the music of one of music’s great rock acts in a new direction.

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Donna Taggart will be performing at Motherwell Theatre next month

‘Celtic Lady’ looks forward to heading across the Irish Sea

Donna Taggart didn’t perform in public until the age of 22, but that hasn’t stopped the Irish mum going head-to-head with the likes of Beyonce and Britney Spears in the charts.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The Welsh rockers play the Caird Hall next month

Have a nice day! Stereophonics head to Dundee’s Caird Hall

Welsh rockers Stereophonics plus special guests are to play at Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday August 22, 2017

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December returning to Dublin for U2’s 40th celebrations

Lanarkshire band December are returning to Dublin to playas part of the acclaimed #Welcometothenorthside events on Friday.

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Meet pop rockers The Vamps at Glasgow Argyle Street from noon and the Edinburgh store at 5pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The Vamps' Night & Day album set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot - meet them at HMV signings in Scotland

Pop rockers The Vamps look set to end Ed Sheeran's rule at the top of the charts with their new album Night & Day and lucky fans can meet them at HMV signings in Scotland.
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Fun Lovin' Criminals

Big names announced for racecourse music festival

Music fans are being urged to rock on down to Hamilton Park Racecourse as the venue announces an iconic headline act for its 2017 Music Festival Racenight.

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Motherwell singer/songwriter Tommy McGuire. Pic: Ewan McCunn Photography.

Tommy releases debut single as he plots musical success

Motherwell singer/songwriter Tommy McGuire releases his debut single on Friday as he looks to take the next step in his musical career.

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The Michael Brawley Big Band

Big band raises big bucks for good causes

An award winning big band raised £1764 for charity at their sell-out annual dance.

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Once more Into The Valley...

Once more Into The Valley...

We don’t want to take fans on a nostalgic trip back to 1977,” Richard Jobson said speaking of the Skids’ anniversary tour, when I caught up with him for a chat.

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The Time Frequency (left) will headline the main stage

First festival of the summer 
is live and in Stereo(funk)

After the huge success of last year’s event the first festival of the summer returns to Strathclyde Park this month.

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Teenage DJ Ian Buddie performs at Sterofunk this month

Motherwell DJ ready to hit the decks as Stereofunk returns

A Motherwell mechanic will swap his overalls for a set of decks to appear at the first music festival of the summer.

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Keith Duffy (left) of Boyzone and Brian McFadden of Westlife have joined forces to form Boyzlife

New boyband supergroup are heading for Lanarkshire gig

Two of the biggest boyband stars of the 90s and noughties will leave music fans in a World of Their Own as they perform Lanarkshire this summer.

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Celebrate Easter at new Carfin church

Celebrate Easter at new Carfin church

A Carfin church is organising an Easter Arts Weekend to mark one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar.

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The Banter Thiefs, including Motherwell Makes Music organiser Derek Watson (nearest the camera), top the bill at JDs Bar. All pics courtesy of Ewan McCunn Photography

New music festival is a big hit

The first Motherwell Makes Music festival took place last month and proved a huge success.

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X-Factor star Honey G will be among the acts appearing at Hamilton Park on July 15.

Stars coming out for family X-travaganza at racecourse

Enjoy the ultimate family day out at the Sunday Mail Highland Show Racenight at Hamilton Park this summer.

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Some of the bands appearing at Motherwell Makes Music: (clockwise from top left) Caulder, Alburn, Weekend Debt, Dogtooth and The Begbies

Anticipation is nearly over as town gets ready to rock

After weeks of anticipation Motherwell Makes Music takes place this weekend bringing an eclectic mix of bands and artists to the town.

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Bloodlines new single Mothers Misery is out now on all the usual platforms including iTunes and Spotify

Award-winning group bring some chaos to Motherwell festival

Bloodlines lead singer Jamie Coltart left his home in Fort William in search of a music scene so is only too happy to help give Motherwell’s a boost.

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Mesmerene performing at King Tut's

Good timing is everything as Mesmerene come home for Motherwell music festival

The timing of Motherwell Makes Music couldn’t come at a better time for Mesmerene.

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