I was engaged as production manager on the the John Abercrombie/ Julian Arguelles tour (thick skinned productions). I enjoyed the tour very much and was extremely pleased to see John performing for & entertaining audiences in the UK again.

Stuart Wilson


I went to four shows by Breabach and Le Vent du Nord on their recent Tune Up tour. Leaflets about the tour were given out at Celtic Connections, at the end of their first concert (great idea!) and the other shows I saw were well-attended. The shows themselves were great and the final show, in Peebles at the Eastgate Theatre, was absolutely superb. Thank you so much for supporing traditional music and, in particular, this collaboration between Scotland and Quebec. We hadn't seen Breabach before, but love Le Vent du Nord's music: to see the latter perform more than just at Celtic Connections was great and we have gained the music of Breabach as a result! So, thank you and we hope you will continue to support such great bands and bring them to a wider audience than may otherwise be the case.

Marza-Jedda Burnside

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    Tune Up 2009/10 - Music Touring Across Scotland

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      Tune Up

      Tune Up is an initiative of the Scottish Arts Council to support music touring in Scotland. It is funded by National Lottery and was established in 2003 to bring high quality live music to communities the length and breadth of the country. Click here to find out who's touring near you.


    • Final Tour

      Final Tour

      The final tour for Tune Up this year and it looks to be something special. Spiers & Boden and Saltfishforty team up after having performed together at last year's Orkney Fest. Not having toured Scotland in five years, Spiers & Boden are hugely excited to be returning, all the more so considering the success of their initial collaboration with Saltfishforty. As broadcaster Lesley Riddoch noted, "the four lads played together as if they'd been in the same band all their lives. Could this be the start of something big?"