John Byrne, the celebrated artist and writer, has been named Scotland’s most stylish man at the age of 78.
Kelvingrove’s new Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition shines a welcome light on the architect and artist’s Glasgow peers, but struggles to convey the profound influence, legacy and genius of the man himselfWhen is a rose a Mackintosh rose? They are ubiquitous in Glasgow, on birthday cards and earrings and tea towels. Can they be traced back to a single rose, preferably by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s hand, a rose against which all the others can be measured? [ . . . ]
‘‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. ..We love them’ – Rolling Stone Magazine
‘Absolutely Superb…’ – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6
“‘A pyrotechnic highlight of the Soiree d’Ouverture d’Ecosse’ (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) – Songlines Magazine
Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart won one of the top prizes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Polwart was named Folk Singer of the Year at the ceremony in Belfast, which was presented by Radio 2 Folk Show host Mark Radcliffe and Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis.
Other winners included the Armagh Pipers Club, who were given The Good Tradition Award to recognise their contribution to the preservation, dissemination and progression of traditional music over more than 50 years and Lankum, who won best group.