Rhoda Dakar joins the line-up at the Wide Days music convention

Rhoda Dakar joins the line-up at the Wide Days music convention

Musician Rhoda Dakar is the latest speaker to join the line-up at the Wide Days music convention, which takes place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April and is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. A leading figure in the Two-Tone scene, she fronted the Bodysnatchers before joining The Special AKA and co-writing the hit Free Nelson Mandela. Dakar, who continues to record, will be in-conversation as part of a special session hosted in partnership with the charity Help…

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Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide is set to mark its 14th birthday with two special nights to raise funds for the charity Help Musicians (HMUK). The first evening takes place on 1 February at the event’s new Edinburgh home, The Pleasance, and begins with Scott Hutchison in-conversation. The Frightened Rabbit frontman will also take part in a panel entitled Highway To Health, focusing on common health issues affecting people working in music, how to pre-empt them, what support is…

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Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

The eighth Wide Days music convention (21-22 April) has been hailed the most successful to date, with full event passes for the event selling out and showcases attracting a record 1,000 registrations from members of the public. Taking place in Edinburgh at Teviot Row House, the conference hosted on day one attracted 250 delegates for panels on topics including artist development, the future of festivals, ticketing and utilising data from digital services to plan releases and…

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Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival tonight (23 Aug) with a free evening of interviews and live music at the Unbound Spiegeltent. The talk show is hosted by Olaf Furniss and his guests include veteran music journalist, Sylvia Patterson, who will be talking about her book I’m Not With The Band. Along with Honeyblood frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and Where You’re Meant To Be director/writer, Paul Fegan, she will also be take part…

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