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Gordon Duncan

Gordon Duncan (1964-2005) was one of a young generation of Scottish pipers who opened up the piping scene to a more innovative approach. He began playing at the age of 8, taught initially by his father and his older brother Iain Duncan, himself a successful piper and Pipe Major. He was a highly successful junior competitor, but at the age of seventeen stopped competing regularly to focus on the folk scene. He recorded with a number of bands, including Wolfstone, The Tannahill Weavers, Ceolbeag, and the Dougie MacLean Band.

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The Dykeenies

The Dykeenies are an art pop four piece named after a phrase in the eighties fantasy film, “Willow”. Hailing from the Glaswegian satellite town of Cumbernauld, they comprise of two brothers – Brian (vocals/synths), and Andrew Henderson (bass) – and two childhood friends, Steven Ramsay (guitar) and John Kerr (drums), all aged between 20 and 25. There were originally 5 members but Alan Henderson (guitar) left in December 2008.

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The Holy Ghosts

The Holy Ghosts are a collection of musicians based in Edinburgh featuring members from The Banana Sessionsand The Complete Stone Roses and The Stagger Rats. They are currently recording a mini album, which is set for released for the end of the summer along with a string of gigs. Band Members Rory Penman,Vicky Gray, Roberta Pia, Jon Mackenzie, Calum Wood, Archie Macfarlane and Jack Sandison.

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The Japanese War Effort

The Japanese War Effort is a one man ambient pop band, based in the city of Edinburgh. Martin Moog combines the folk/electronic sounds of Four Tet with the poignant Scotticisms of Ivor Cutler in dextrous compositions, layered in stuttering hip hop rhythms and imperfect takes, bridging the gap between pop song sensibilities and a love of the abstract.

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Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue are one of Scotland's most popular pop bands. The name of the band is taken from the title of a Steely Dan song, whose lyrics seem to reflect the Scottish band's early outlook: They got a name for the winners in the world
I want a name when I lose....
Call me Deacon Blues [1] Formed in 1985, this predominantly Glaswegian act were one of the top-selling UK bands of the late 1980s/early 1990s. The group's members were Ricky Ross, Lorraine McIntosh, James Prime, Dougie Vipond, Ewan Vernal and Graeme Kelling.

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Zombie Militia

Zombie Militia are a Heavy Metal band based in Inverness. Drawing influence from a lot of great bands and people from all over. The key words to describe the Zombie Militia sound are definitely OLD and SCHOOL. No nonsense, in your face, break your neck head-banging sort of stuff. So if you're sick of hearing the same old generic rubbish a lot of so-called metal bands have been churning out over the past couple of years come check us out.

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How To Swim

How to Swim are an eleven piece pop band from Glasgow. Previous releases include the long-player "Start Life in 2D," the well-received "It Stings When I" EP and the mini-album "The Littlest Orgasm," released through Stow College’s Electric Honey label. Their next album, "Retina (or More Fun Than a Vat of Love)" will be released in early 2009. The album is preceded by the double A-side single "Genesis P and Me / From Here to Dundee Slash Eternity", released in September 2008.

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