Scared to Doune – A Day at Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE – Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith – Saturday 20 July 2019 I’d not been to a proper outdoor festival since 2005 despite the odd Doune the Rabbit day looking enticing. Yet this day outing to DouneTRH was just a warm-up for attending Indietracks the following weekend. How would the old body…

2016 – Live

Hell – that was some year for gigs. And there were a good few that I managed to miss for one reason or another. Live band of the year? A tough one but it’s difficult to look past the Triffids and Friends even, if like last year, it’s on the basis of just the one…

Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up … Dance! – Idlewild live

Idlewild / C Duncan – Summer Nights @ The Kelvingrove Bandstand – Friday 5th August, 2016 Perhaps the real story of Friday night’s show, the umpteenth time that I’ve seen Idlewild, was the Dancing Resistance. If you’ve never been there before the Kelvingrove Bandstand has rows of concrete seats which are quite handy on a…

Dreams Like That – Idlewild / C Duncan live

Idlewild / C Duncan – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – Monday 17th August 2015 Monday was our second show from the reactivated Idlewild this year (with a third to follow for MPK2’s birthday in November) and it did nothing to dispel the notion that the band have been re-energised by their break. If anything it was…