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Yesterday | Sunday Herald

The 4,000-year-old treasure trove now at risk from the sea

But it is only in recent years that archeologists have begun to unlock the secrets of some of the long-forgotten artefacts along the shoreline of the Bay of Swandro on the isle of Rousay.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunday Herald

Arts news

THE Earl of Wessex, who is patron of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, has confirmed that he will be attending the NYOS 35th Anniversary Gala Concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday August 2. The gala is the culmination of the NYOS celebrations of a birthday that is but a distant and strange notion for the musician participants and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jazz, Michael Brecker, Symphony, Arts, Folk, The Houghton Weavers, United Kingdom

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Examiner.com

A reissue to celebrate the coming 80th birthday of Peter Maxwell Davies

The English composer Peter Maxwell Davies was born on September 8, 1934. That means that he will be celebrating his 80th birthday in less than two months.

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Related Topix: Peter Maxwell Davies, Classical, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Arts, United Kingdom,

Wed Jun 25, 2014

BBC News

Peter Maxwell Davies on Orkney music

"I always thought the best way to get people to come to the festival was to involve their children", says composer Peter Maxwell Davies.

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Related Topix: Classical, Peter Maxwell Davies, World News, United Kingdom,

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Sunday Herald

St Magnus Cathedral feast is a midsummer night's dream

There is no overstating the potent sense of place that underpins the St Magnus Festival.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Peter Maxwell Davies, Classical,

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