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‘The tempo, the beat, the loops, the repetitions of a song offer a shelter from the flow of linear time — a shelter in which future, present, and past can console, provoke, ironize, and inspi…

Love this bootleg from Mark Lanegan's Ding Dong Lounge show. His guitar / vocal versions of his songs are the best...

Mark Lanegan performing live, accompanied by Jeff Fielder, at the re-launch of Ding Dong Lounge, 08/07/2012 Directed by Matthew T. Ellery Director of Photogr...
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Tonight in London with Bones and the Aft, supporting Kit Rimmer. The Railway Tavern, Tulse Hill. 8pm. Free entry.

An actual review in an actual newspaper! And a very sensitive one, too! Thanks Sarah at The Orcadian for writing about my Kirkwall show last week at Wrigley and The Reel (in association with the Orkney Arts Society and the Touring Network). 'He took us by the hand and led us far away into the canyons of his mind...'

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The 5th and final day of my short Highlands and Islands Tour: a bus ride from Inverness to Alness for a workshop in one of the most inspiring landscapes for a college I have ever seen...

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Days 3 & 4 of my short Highlands and Islands Tour. A stunning train journey down from Thurso (Thor's River) to Inverness, complete with stags, cows, sheep and buzzards, then a show at the Tooth and Claw...

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Tonight in the wild(Inv)erness of The Tooth & Claw, Inverness!

Thu 8:30 PM UTCThe Tooth & ClawInverness, United Kingdom
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Tonight in Inverness!!

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Day two of my short tour in the Highlands and Islands. A workshop at the brilliant Stromness Academy, then a catch up with my favourite Orcadian Tom Muir who agreed to join me onstage to tell a story, which he did, and mighty fine it was. The evening at The Wrigley and the Reel in Kirkwall was one of my touring highlights, so full of friends old and new. Orkney is a special and emotional place for me, and I was made to feel so welcome. The mystical islands took over for the evening, I just listened and let them sing through me. Colour photos below by Tsz-man Chan, b&w photo by Tomasshootsfilms. After a wee dram and a couple of hours of sleep I boarded the ferry for Scrabster... and took a dawn picture of The Islands disappearing from view. Thank you, Orkney, hope to see you again soon.

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Tonight! With very special guest Tom Muir joining me on stage for a story!

Tue 8:00 PM UTCWrigley and The ReelKirkwall, United Kingdom
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Live interview and song on BBC Radio Orkney this morning (about 10 mins in) for my show at Wrigley and the Reel in Kirkwall tonight!

Day one of my Highlands and Islands Tour after arriving in Kirkwall, Orkney late last night from a choppy ferry trip... A performance / workshop with a group of 3rd year students at the brilliant bagpipe-shaped Kirkwall Grammar School (where nearly every student plays the fiddle), lunch at The Reel with my generous host Jean Leonard (Queen of Stromness), then a radio recording at BBC Orkney (airing tomorrow), rounded off with a coastal walk!

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On my way to Kirkwall via Aberdeen to start my short Scottish tour of creative music workshops and Bird Radio shows with Get In and the Touring Network.
Tuesday - 8pm at Wrigley and the Reel, Kirkwall (Orkney Arts Society)
Thursday - 9pm at the Tooth & Claw, Inverness
And don't worry Londoners! I'll be back in a blink, playing at The Railway in Tulse Hill with Bones and the Aft and Kit Rimmer, 8pm on 24th Feb (free entry!)

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The Touring Network and GET IN present Bird Radio's 'The Boy and the Audience' in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland very soon!

13th Feb 8pm at Wrigley & The Reel, Kirkwall, Orkney
15th Feb 9pm at The Tooth and Claw, Inverness

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