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Music Plus at Belladrum Festival 2016

National youth music projects Music Plus+ and Hit The Road have teamed up with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival taking place from 4-6 August in Beauly, near Inverness. The partnership enables young artists 14-19 years old the opportunity to perform at the sold out festival. Artists performing include; Acrylic | The Vegan Leather | Mari Green | Deni Smith | Emily Isla | Holly and Lucy Mincher | Young Rotations [Jack Young] | Eadan Sutherland and Eilidh Anderson + Logan McGee. Some previous participants are also booked to appear on different stages, including Man of Moon, Indigo Velvet, The Mermaids, Be Charlotte and many more.

For more info click Belladrum Festival Facebook Event or the image below:

Music Plus and Hit The Road artists perform at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016

Music Plus+ and Hit The Road are managed by the Scottish Music Centre and both projects receive funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative with Hit The Road also benefiting from investment courtesy of PRS For Music Foundation

Further info on Music Plus visit www.musicplus.org.uk and for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

For anything relating to Music Plus / Hit The Road artists performing at Belladrum Festival please email: Derick Mackinnon or phone 07784 320 546

Rhona Macfarlane, Scotland On Sunday, 11 October 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 11 October 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 11 October 2015, Rhona Macfarlane

Multi-instrumentalist Rhona Macfarlane has been garnering a lot of attention in recent months, both as a violinist with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and for her solo work. The latter has already seen her invited to perform at Celtic Connections and on Janice Forsyth’s BBC Radio Scotland show as well as playing dates as part of the Hit The Road nationwide tour for emerging artists [age 14-19 years old].

Last month she released the Remembrance EP, with the title track demonstrating an aptitude for penning a pop ballad, while simultaneously appealing to the trad community with a combination of acoustic guitar and fiddle.

On 31 October the Montrose-based artiste is set to play Dougie MacLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival , while a month later she will appear near her home town at the Balmakewan Beer Festival in Laurencekirk. With another EP in the pipeline, Rhona Macfarlane is definitely an act to look out for. Listen at http://rhonamacfarlane.bandcamp.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings Born To Be Wide their next event takes place on Thursday 5 November at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh.

** For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon