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An army of voices
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Composer
20th October 2014

Award-winning composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad talks about the inspiration behind this year's Festival of Saint Cecilia anthem. 

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From Hospital to Festival
Phil Meadows
Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2013
10th October 2014

Peter Whittingham 2013 award holder Phil Meadows tells us all about the award and his plans for the future.

The indefatigable device known as Perhaps Contraption
Christo Squier
Perhaps Contraption, Emerging Excellence Award 2013
8th October 2014

Emerging Excellence artists Perhaps Contraption fill us in on what they've been getting up to since winning the award back in 2013. 

A Short Essay on the Process of Making Our Debut Album
Emily Jacobs
One half of Emerging Excellence duo Labyrinth Ear
30th September 2014

Emily Jacobs, one half of Emerging Excellence duo Labyrinth Ear, talks us through the experience of creating their debut album The Orchid Room - including a handpicked playlist of tracks that inspired the process.

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Swansong at Bannockburn
Fiona Thompson
Freelance Writer
25th September 2014

Freelance writer Fiona Thompson wrote an article about folk artist Sheila Thompson for our Autumn 2014 Magazine. She went to see Sheila perform in Stirling in the midst of the Scottish referendum and reflects on her visit.

Help Musicians UK Kilimanjaro trip 3- 13 August - Preparation
Gerald Finley
Baritone
23rd September 2014

Acclaimed baritone Gerald Finley took time out of his busy schedule to raise money for Help Musicians UK by climbing Kilimanjaro with his two sons this August. Read his diary for a day by day account of his epic adventure.