Paul du Noyer – Conversations with McCartney
12th Mar 2016 • 3:00PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library
NME journalist Paul du Noyer’s book is the culmination of a long association with Paul McCartney and his music.
In 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney’s office and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good rapport. In the years that followed, Paul continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, and website editorial. Conversations with McCartney is the culmination of a long association with McCartney and his music, coupling McCartney’s own, candid thoughts with observation and analysis. Paul du Noyer has written for NME, Q, Mojo and was associate editor at Word from 2002 until its demise in 2012.
James Yorkston & Colin MacIntyre – An Evening of Novels & Song
12th Mar 2016 • 7:30PM – 8:30PM • Mitchell Library
Two fine Scottish songwriters have released novels to great acclaim and we are very pleased that they have agreed to share a stage at Aye Write!
Two fine Scottish songwriters have released novels to great acclaim and we are very pleased that they have agreed to share a stage at Aye Write! to read from their books but also play a few songs and talk about the relationship between their fiction and songwriting. Colin MacIntyre of Mull Historical Society’s The letters of Ivor Punch Is an original and multi-faceted island set novel that won the EIBF’s First Book Award. James Yorkston has released twelve albums and was an early member of the Fence Collective. His debut novel Three Craws is a beautifully evoked portrait of contemporary rural life in Scotland for those dealt a meagre hand. (Chaired by GMCT’s Fiona Shepherd)
Adam White – Motown: The Sound of Young America
13th Mar 2016 • 7:30PM – 8:30PM • Mitchell Library
Adam White’s book is packed with fresh insights into Motown which delivered hits in the 60s, 70s and 80s
When the Motown Revue played Glasgow in 1965 Scotland got a first-hand taste of the Detroit-based independent record company which had become a hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music. Adam White’s book is packed with fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, revealing the workings of the Motown machine which delivered hit after hit in the 60s, 70s and 80s for Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and many more.