EVERY surviving retailer of recorded music will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday, which is itself celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Stirling's Europa Music, which claims to be Scotland's largest stockist of vinyl platters, has a full day of live performances. Proprietor Ewen Duncan is also one of the nation's longest serving members music-sellers, having established the shop in Alloa in 1976 before moving to Stirling in 1992. His bill of live fare on Saturday ranges from punk band The Media Whores to bluesman Craig Hughes with folk from Corryvreckan and Oxtered to the Bothy and rockabilly by Bad Boogaloo. The music starts at noon and Duncan's neighbouring businesses on Friar Street are joining in with their own offers and events for the day.


THE Duncan McCrone Band will be Partick Folk Club’s guests for April when the club meets in its regular home, St Peter's Hall in Chancellor Street, Glasgow on Friday, April 28. A familiar figure on the folk scene since the 1970s, singer-guitarist McCrone has enjoyed success as a songwriter with songs recorded by Scottish singer Valerie Dunbar, Irish duo Foster & Allen and country crooner Dominic Kirwan. His band features long-time associate, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist Cy Jack and guitarist-singer Jim Yule. He is followed at Partick Folk Club by Glaswegian singer Mick West and his band on May 26. Doors open at 7:30pm and children are welcome.

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