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Online radio invite for Falkirk bands and singers

A call is going out to Falkirk bands and musicians to come along and rock out online for an up and coming internet radio station.

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Secret Affair will be visiting the Dobbie Hall

Public gig for Secret Affair

Mods will motor to Larbert next week when Secret Affair go public to played with power, passion and precision.

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Falkirk musician Calum Baird is going on a European tour this spring

Falkirk musician on his travels to play three European festivals

A politically active singer songwriter is literally flying in the face of Brexit and taking off on a tour of Europe.

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Northern Soul spinning back into Dobbie

Northern Soul spinning back into Dobbie

Larbert’s historic Dobbie Hall will host a night of nostalgic Northern Soul later this year.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. 7 February 1964

Beatles pal’s tale coming to FTH

Poptastic nostalgia tale A Life with the Beatles hits Falkirk Town Hall next month.

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Madness will serve up a Falkirk House of Fun

Madness will serve up a Falkirk House of Fun

Falkirk Football Stadium will be transformed into the House of Fun, when Madness arrives in town this summer.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Brian and Tommy at FTH

Two jazz greats come to town hall

Scottish jazzmen Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock will bebop until they drop at Falkirk Town Hall next week.

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The famous Co-op Funeralcare Brass Band are coming to Larbert

Brass band knows the score

The renowned Co-op Funeralcare Brass Band will be adding their own metallic magic to famous film scores in Larbert later this month.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Weird Decibels will be playing at Artisan Tap

The top ten events for the week ahead

Here are some events you don’t want to miss.

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20 Christmas songs you never hear at Christmas

20 Christmas songs you never hear at Christmas

You’d be forgiven for thinking there were only a dozen or so Christmas songs that get played non-stop every year. But there are a lot more out there.

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Heroes not all they’re cracked up to be

Heroes not all they’re cracked up to be

Never meet your heroes, they say.

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Jess Glynne's only Scottish performance will be in Falkirk next year

Jess Glynne announces Falkirk Stadium date

Chart star Jess Glynne’s only Scottish show will be right here in Falkirk next year after announcing a date at the Stadium.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Larbert Opera principals look forward to Peter Pan

Larbert Opera bring slapstick to Peter Pan

Larbert Amateur Operatic Society brings a bit of Christmas magic to the Dobbie Hall, with the famous story of Peter Pan.

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Jake McFarlane (17) and his grandfather, Falkirk football legend Bobby Tasker
Picture: Michael Gillen

Firework gig for new band – and it’s all thanks to proud mum

Behind every budding musician is a proud mum – and Jake McFarlane and his friends have lots to thank his for.

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Ian Matthews of Kasabian will be appearing at Scottish Drumfest 2016 in Falkirk

Ian’s ready to rock Falkirk

The drummer from world-renowned indie rockers Kasabian is returning to Falkirk to help Scottish Drum Festival 2016 go with a swing.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk Live! brings town alive to the sound of music

The first Falkirk Live! music festival proved to be a huge hit with audiences who turned out in force for the variety of concerts.

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