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  • Dean Owens: Sinner’s Shrine

    Long awaited transatlantic collaboration – Dean Owens with desert noir icons Calexico – new album released Feb 2022
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – Sinners Shrine (with Calexico)

  • Edinburgh Fringe 2021

    Aug 2021 – Live and Online: Adam Holmes, Dean Owens and Joey Burns (Calexico), Shamanic LIVE (Summary of shows at Edinburgh Fringe)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Scary Biscuits at Ed Fringe 2021

  • SHAMANIC LIVE (Online) at Edinburgh Fringe

  • July 2021 – A “monumental multimedia spectacular” at The Pleasance Online at Edinburgh Fringe. Part of Made In Scotland showcase
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – SHAMANIC at Ed Fringe 2021

  • Dean Owens – Edinburgh Fringe Show (with Joey Burns) and New Release

    July 2021 – Dean Owens and Joey Burns (Calexico) present their Celtic Connections show at Edinburgh Fringe; The Hopeless Ghosts (ft Grant-Lee Phillips) and Vol 3 of The Desert trilogy EPs out end Aug; live tour dates
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens and Joey Burns at Ed Fringe

  • Dean Owens: The Desert Trilogy EPs – Ghosts

  • July 2021 – Vol 3 of The Desert Trilogy and new single release The Hopeless Ghosts ft Grant-Lee Phillips
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – The Desert Trilogy EPs (Ghosts)

  • Dean Owens: The Calexico Connection – New Releases and Celtic Connections World Premiere

    January 2021
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – The Desert Trilogy EPs

  • Dean Owens – New Single Release – A Song For The Dark Times

    New single, which shares its title with Ian Rankin’s new Rebus novel, inspired by a blackbird. Featuring John Convertino (drums) and AMA-UK Instrumentalist of the Year Thomas Collison on keys and everything else!
    Oct 2020
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – Rebus crossover (1-10-20)

  • Black Lives Matter – Scottish Mural Trail

    Scotland wide Mural Trail in support of Black Lives Matter, inc street art, digital art, photography, video, text by poets, writers and musicians from Scotland’s BAME creatives
    Jul 2020
    Update – New installations in Edinburgh and Inverness
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release 2 – Scottish BLM Mural Trail – Jul 2020

    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Scottish BLM Mural Project – 15 Jun

  • Dean Owens – New Release – The Man From Leith

    Feb 2020
    New release on Eel Pie Records – The Man From Leith (The Best of Dean Owens) – with intro by Irvine Welsh; out 20 Mar 2020, on CD, vinyl and digital
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – The Man From Leith – Eel Pie Records (2)

  • Cash Back in Fife (Mar 2020)

    Feb 2020
    Updated press release – The Countess of Fife, and other lineup additions
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Cash Back in Fife (Updated Feb 2020)
    Dec 2019
    New Festival celebrating the legacy of The Man in Black in his ancestral homeland in the Kingdom of Fife, inc Dean Owens & The Celtabilly Allstars, Rab Noakes, Ian Rankin, Martha Healy, Hannah Rose Platt and more
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Cash Back in Fife

  • Edinburgh Multicultural Festival

    4-6 Oct 2019
    The newest event on Edinburgh’s festival calendar – Music, dance, storytelling, films and audio visual celebration of Edinburgh’s multicultural communities
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Edinburgh Multicutural Festival Oct 2019

  • The Filthy Tongues – UK Tour and New Single (+ Goodbye Mr Mackenzie News)

    The Filthy Tongues – after a hiatus, during which they played a series of sell out gigs celebrating the 30th anniversary of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie’s Good Deeds and Dirty Rags – return this Autumn with a great new single and a tour of Scotland.
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Filthy Tongues – Autumn Tour and single

  • Scary Biscuits shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

    Top quality international Dance and Music, including 3 World Premieres, award winning performers, and a Made in Scotland showcase.
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Summary (all shows) Press Release – Scary Biscuits at Ed Fringe 2019

    DANCESlanjayvah Danza: 6 Feet 3 Shoes
    World Premiere – A celebration of friendship across borders told through feisty, percussive flamenco, Scottish and contemporary dance
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Slanjayvah Danza – EdFringe
    DANCEPhil Sanger: For Only An Hour
    A defiant, celebratory pseudo-glamorous, one-man romp through childhood dreams, pop culture and queer art
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Phil Sanger – For Only An Hour – Ed Fringe 19
    MUSICPhamie Gow and Phriends
    One of Scotland’s most unique musical talents, with a 10 strong company of special guests from Scotland, Senegal, Cameroon and France
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Phamie Gow and Phriends – Ed Fringe 19
    MUSICChristine Bovill Tonight You Belong to Me
    World Premiere. Brand new show from the award winning, 5 star Glaswegian chanteuse – sultry stories and seductive songs from the Roaring 20s Jazz Age
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Christine Bovill – Tonight You Belong to Me
    MUSICSoundhouse Organisation presents 3 x 5
    Part of Made In Scotland’s curated showcase programme.
    3 of Scotland’s best 5-piece acoustic bands – Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie & the High Plains – in the extraordinary setting of The Pianodrome
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – 3X5 – Soundhouse- Ed Fringe
    MUSICDean Owens A Hatful of Songs
    Take a leap into the unknown with internationally acclaimed, award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens, his favourite hat, and a bunch of songs from his 9 solo albums.
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – A Hatful of Songs
    MUSICSamba Sene & Diwan
    Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska, rock and Senegalese soul.
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Samba Sene and Diwan at Pianodrome

  • Dean Owens – UK Song of the Year Award

    Scottish Singer Songwriter Wins National Award
    DOWNLOADS: Press Release – Dean Owens – UK Song of the Year Award
    And USA/UK touring Apr-Aug 2019
    Press Release – Dean Owens – Mother – Touring – USA – UK
    USA OnlyPress Release (2) – Dean Owens – Mother – Touring – USA

  • SHAMANIC in Glasgow

    1 Night Only: Wed 5 Jun – Cottiers, Glasgow (West End Festival)
    Spectacular, monumental collision of live painting and music created by AniMotion’s Maria Rud, Rezillos’ Fay Fife and Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Shamanic – Glasgow 2019

  • Hannah Aldridge – UK Tour and New Release

    Alabama’s Hannah Aldridge (described as “Queen of Southern Gothic” and “one to watch“) – UK (+ European) Spring 2019 Tour + new album (Live in Black and White)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Hannah Aldridge – UK tour 2019

  • Brigid Kaelin – UK Tour and New Release

    Louisville’s Brigid Kaelin and Grammy nominee Steve Cooley announce UK Tour dates + new single (Movies Cost a Dime)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Brigid Kaelin – Movies Cost a Dime and UK Tour

  • Buffalo Blood – World Premiere (Celtic Connections) and Vinyl Release

    “Americana supergroup” announce debut performance and album release for 2019
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Buffalo Blood- Celtic Connections-Eel Pie Records

  • Tide Lines – UK Tour and New Releases

    Tide Lines announce their first UK wide tour (Oct-Dec 2018), with new single and EP
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Tide Lines – Oct-Dec 2018

  • SHAMANIC – 1 Night Only – 28 Sep

    A visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, with Russian AniMotion artist Maria Rud, and musicians including Rezillo Fay Fife, Kid Congo Powers (Cramps/Bad Seeds), Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie) and more. A night not to be missed.
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Shamanic – (AniMotion)

  • Scary Biscuits shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018

    Award winning, top quality international theatre, dance and music
    THEATREFishamble: Maz & Bricks
    UK Premiere – Award winning Irish theatre company
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Ed Fringe – Fishamble – Maz and Bricks
    DANCELok Chhanda: Dashanan/Kabeera
    UK Premiere – Double bill of dramatic, acrobatic, lyrical Indian dance
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Lok Chhanda – Dashanan-Kabeera
    MUSIC: Blue Rose Code: This is Caledonian Soul
    UK Premiere – Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code with special guests including Hamish Stuart, Eddi Reader, Duke Special
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Blue Rose Code- This is Caledonian Soul
    MUSICChristine Bovill: PIAF and PARIS
    Award winning French chanson – be transported into a Parisian scented twilight world of song
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Christine Bovill – Paris and Piaf
    MUSICDean Owens: A Hatful of Songs
    One of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters dives into his glittering 7 album back catalogue and lets the audience choose the songs
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – Spring-Summer 2018 + Elvis
    MUSIC – WeARE : Adaawe
    Hi octane drums and voices with members of all-female band Adaawe and the women who inspire them
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Adaawe – Edinburgh Fringe 2018


  • PARIS Returns to Edinburgh via Berlin, London, Ireland

    Award Winning, 5 Star Show, Christine Bovill’s PARIS, at Queen’s Hall, 31 May 2018
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Christine Bovill – Paris

  • Rave reviews for Dean Owens’ new album, Southern Wind

    (Released on At The Helm Records, Feb 2018)

  • Scottish Singer’s New Video Packs a Punch!

    (Dark and powerfully evocative video for title track of Dean Owens’ new album, with cameo from Game of Thrones / Doctor Who actor, Jamie Sives (Feb 2018))
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – Southern Wind video

  • Highlands phenomenon Tide Lines – new single, CD, tour

    Force of music Tide Lines announce new single release, CD and tour dates (2018)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Tide Lines – new single – album – tour

  • Square One with special guest Andy Middleton

    Award Winning Scottish Band Announce Tour With Top US Jazz Musician (2018)
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Square One with Andy Middleton


  • Roots in the Round – UK tour, Nov/Dec 2017

    Nashville style songwriters circle with Dean Owens, Robert Vincent, Worry Dolls, The Black Feathers
    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Roots in the Round

  • “Queen of Southern Gothic” Hannah Aldridge – UK wide tour, Oct/Nov 2017

    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Hannah Aldridge – TOUR DATES

  • Award winning band on the road from London and Bath to Inverness: Rolling Stone faves Elephant Sessions on tour, Nov 2017

    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Elephant Sessions – Sep 2017


  • Scottish troubadour Dean Owens trailblazing to Nashville’s Americanafest + new record label, single and tour news

    DOWNLOAD: Press Release – Dean Owens – Americanafest-New label-single-tour news

    NEW SINGLE/VIDEO – Out 8 Sep 2017:


  • Chanteuse Christine Bovill Returns to Edinburgh Fringe with 5-STAR PARIS and PIAF Shows

    Press Release – Christine Bovill – Paris and Piaf


  • Rezillo Fay Fife has new band and brand new single (28 July)

    Press Release – Fay Fife – Don’t Dress Me Up (28 July 2017)


  • Hannah Aldridge – New CD (Gold Rush) and UK Tour (May 2017)

    Press Release – Hannah Aldridge – Gold Rush (16 Jun 2017)

  • Redwood Mountain (Dean Owens, Amy Geddes) – New CD and Tour Dates (Apr 2017)

    Press Release – Dean Owens – Redwood Mountain

  • Scotland – World Cup 1967 TShirts (Apr 2017)

    Press Release – Scottish Fitba T Shirt

  • Ben Glover – Scottish Tour Dates

    Press Release – Ben Glover – Voodoo Rooms (UK Tour)

  • Famous Spiegeltent Forced to Bow Out After 33 Years at Edinburgh Fringe (Feb 2017)

    Official Statement from Famous Spiegeltent – Feb 2017


  • New Single Release in Aid of Marie Curie (10 Mar 2017)

    Press Release – Julie’s Moon (Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts)


  • Happy Christmas from Scotland’s “Maestro of Misery”!

    Press Release – Home for Christmas (Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts)

  • AfriFest

    Press Release – AfriFest at Summerhall, 22 & 23 Oct 2016

  • Hannah Aldridge + The Black Feathers

    Press Release – Hannah Aldridge – October Tour Dates

  • Dean Owens – Press Releases – Autumn Tour + Into the Sea Deluxe

    Press Release – Dean Owens – Tour Dates – Autumn 2016
    Inc Green Note Camden, Danny and the Champions of the World tour, Whisky Hearts dates
    Press Release – Into the Sea Deluxe


  • The Famous Spiegeltent at Edinburgh Fringe – Press Release

    A spectacular summer season in Edinburgh (including Peter Straker, Christine Bovill, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly) and a Before the Fringe music programme which includes Fred Wesley & The New JBs and Brian Kennedy
    Press Release – Famous Spiegeltent – Jun 2016
    Multi-award winning Australian musician Archie Roach for 2 nights only in Famous Spiegeltent – ONLY UK dates
    Press Release – Archie Roach at Famous Spiegeltent


  • Dean Owens – Hank Williams shows and Summer Tour News – Press Release

    Settin’ the Woods on Fire (Songs I Learned From Hank) – with The Celtabilly Allstars and special guests – Southern Fried, Glasgow, Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall (Ed Fringe)
    Press Release – Dean Owens – Settin the Woods on Fire (Jun 2016)
    Summer tour News – inc SummerTyne, Liquid Room (with Jason Isbell), Green Note Camden, Danny and the Champions of the World tour
    Press Release – Dean Owens – Touring – New Release – Summer 2016


  • Remember to Breathe – UK Premiere, Edinburgh Fringe – Press Release

    Press Release – Remember to Breathe – EdFringe – Jun 2016
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  • Two Fiery Nashville Daughters Heading for The Voodoo Rooms – Press Release – May 2016

    Press Release – Hannah Aldridge + Lilly Hiatt – Voodoo Rooms


  • New single from Dean Owens -Press Release – Feb 2016

    Release date: Fri 15 Apr 2016
    Press Release – Dean Owens – Cotton Snow – Feb 2016


  • The Men From Leith with Dick Gaughan, Blue Rose Code and Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts – Press Release – Feb 2016

    Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 6 May
    Press Release – The Men From Leith
    The Men From Leith - composite (smaller)






  • DEAN OWENS – Press Release – Jan 2016

    Dean Owens’ Celtic Connections “Dream Date” + AMA-UK Showcase date
    Press Release – Dean Owens – January 2016a
    Dean Owens and The Whisky Hearts (photo by Louis de Carlo)






  • ANDA UNION – Press Release

    Dec 2015 – UK wide tour by brilliant 9 piece Anda Union musicians from Inner Mongolia
    Press Release – Anda Union – Jan 2016
    members of Anda Union band, from Mongolia



  • Dean Owens – Press Releases

    October 2015 (2) – You never know what’s up there! Tale of the singer, a song and dedicated fans Press Release – The Lair of the Lion Tamer
    October 2015 – Autumn tour dates (London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh) + Single and Video Release – Press Release – Dean Owens – Oct 2015

    May 2015Into the Sea Update, Sessions and Summer Tour – Press Release – Dean Owens – Summer Tour
    Mar 2015 – Album Release – Press Release – Dean Owens – Into the Sea (Mar 2015 (2))
    Jan 2015 – Celtic Connections, dates + single, album releases Press Release – Dean Owens (update Feb 2015)

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  • Press Releases – Edinburgh Fringe 2015

    Ed Fringe DANCE
    Jun 2015Press Release – Charo Cala Flamenco

    Ed Fringe THEATRE
    Jun 2015Press Release – Little Thing Big Thing (Fishamble/Donal O’Kelly)
    Jun 2015Press Release – Katie O’Kelly Counter Culture

    Ed Fringe MUSIC
    Jun 2015Press Release – Africa Live! / Zambra!
    Jun 2015Dean Owens and the Felsons – Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny)

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    Press Release – Traditional Flamenco Nights

    Mar 2015 – Press Release – Fab Flamenco Nights

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    Poción de Fe – Press Release

    Feb 2015 – Introducing Poción de Fe – Gigs, single release
    Press Release – Pocion de Fe (Feb 2015)

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    Samba Sene – Press Release

    Feb 2015 – Gigs News, including Ndaje: African Connections
    Press Release – Samba Sene Diwan – Feb 2015

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    Struileag: Children of the Smoke – Press Releases

    One of the key events of Homecoming Scotland 2014 and the Commonwealth Games Festival Programme – a spectacular multimedia live performance involving over 70 writers, musicians, dancers and artists. The project also includes a CD, Poetry competition and book, interactive website about the gaelic diaspora and a BBC film.

    Dec 2014 – Jim Sutherland wins Composer of the Year Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

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    Nov 2014 – Trad Awards Event of the Year and Composer of the Year shortlisting for Children of the Smoke‘s Artistic Director Jim Sutherland – CHILDREN OF THE SMOKE PRESS RELEASE – Trad awards
    Jun 2014 – Launch of spectacular multimedia performance CHILDREN OF THE SMOKE PRESS RELEASE Jun 2014

    Adam Holmes – Press Releases

    Nov 2014 – Trad Awards Album of the Year Nomination, Mark Radcliffe Sessions, London –
    Press Release – Adam Holmes Awards news – Nov 2014 (2)
    Apr 2014 – Scottish Album of the Year Longlist – Press Release – Adam Holmes – SAY Award Longlist – Apr 14
    Apr 2014 – Cambridge Folk Festival showcase Press Release – Adam Holmes Apr 14 (3)
    Dec 2103Heirs and Graces CD Release Press Release – Adam Holmes
    Dec 2013Heirs and Graces – Album info and credits CD – Summary info – Heirs and Graces (Adam Holmes)