Book Week Scotland! Six Smash Hit Events for Music Lovers

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For some literary loveliness set to music, slip on your dancing shoes and skip along to one of the fab, music-inspired events taking place during Book Week Scotland Monday 23 - Sunday 29 November.


Jumping Crime & Tunes with Doug Johnstone

Thursday 26 November, 19:30 – 21:30 Alexandria Library, West Dunbartonshire

Not only is Doug the author of seven highly praised novels, he’s also a dab hand with the guitar. As well as reading from and discussion his latest book, The Jump, he’ll be playing a few songs thematically linked with the story.


Faber Social: For the Record

Friday 27 November, 19:30 – 11:30 Summerhall , Edinburgh

Music, stories and secrets of the Scottish scene with Fife’s finest, James Yorkston; music journalist and radio DJ, Vic Galloway; and Richard King, the acclaimed writer of How Soon Is Now? Expect powerful performances, gossip and a good old knees up.


Crash Course in Rap – With Loki

Friday 27 November, 13:30 – 15:00, Almondbank Library, West Lothian

Got something to say and need to say it? Want to get laying down rhymes and need a kickstart? Got some tracks and want to find out what it takes to make it? Then come to this taster session with Loki, legend of Scottish rap, and see if you’re a natural.


Pop Goes the Writer

Wednesday 25 November, 19:30 – 21:30, The Iron Horse (Upstairs room), Glasgow

Ever wondered which songs have inspired a thousand words? Find out a few as authors Paul Cuddihy, Chris Dolan and Catriona Child reveal the songs that meant the most to them while music writers Andy Reilly and Dave Redford discuss the changing nature of recorded music and published books.


Turning the Elements

Friday 27 November, 19:30 – 20:30, St. John the Evangelist Church, Jedburgh

A fabulous blend of poetry and music from voice and clarinet duo Frances Cooper and Joanna Nicholson, commissioned from award-winning Scottish writers Jane McKie and Stewart Sanderson, set by composers Rebecca Rowe and Stuart Murray Mitchell. Also features lyrical pieces by Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob.


Ronnie Browne: That guy fae the Corries

Saturday 28 November, 14:30 - 15:30, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Hear one half of The Corries, the popular folk duo who made famous the unofficial national anthem of Scotland, Flower of Scotland, chat about his fascinating autobiography, That Guy fae the Corries.


Check out our full programme of events for Book Week Scotland - we have hundreds of events happening all across Scotland!

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