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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.

Jackie Morris: Painting Music
Jackie Morris
Artist
11th September 2014

Each year, the artist Jackie Morris designs an exclusive Christmas card for Help Musicians UK. Read her blog to find how these designs have evolved over time, and why Jackie loves being involved with charity.

As a new survey reveals the stresses and strains of a musical career, are we doing enough to support musicians?
Graham Sheffield
Chairman
29th August 2014

Graham Sheffield reflects on the results of our Health and Wellbeing survey and asks if we're doing enough to support musicians.