Sunday November 1 2015, 12:00 AM
Optimistic Sound is proud to present an exclusive new double A-side download single by none other than Scottish soul legend and Average White Band founder/leade Alan Gorrie. More information is available at Optimistic Sound's Bandcamp...
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Monday May 18 2015, 12:00 AM
First findings from a long term study of the charity Sistema Scotland's Big Noise orchestras in Stirling's Raploch and Glasgow's Govanhill show convincing evidence of positive change to children's lives. Researchers conclude the programme...
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Wednesday November 19 2014, 12:00 AM
You can now pre-order your copy of "Optimistic Sound EP" - four Michael Marra songs performed by The Hazey Janes and featuring members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with all proceeds of sales going to the Optimistic Sound charity....
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Thursday October 30 2014, 12:00 AM
We are pleased to advise that Michael now has an official Facebook page, managed by the Marra Family which will keep you updated with news, events and anything else that preserves and celebrates Michael's Legacy.
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Monday September 1 2014, 1:00 AM
Here is an article from Dundee Courie r with update on Optimistic Sound's fundraising efforts to bring El Sistema Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra to Dundee.        
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Wednesday May 21 2014, 1:00 AM
Loudon Wainwright has recorded Michael Marra's "Hermless" translated as "Harmless" on his new album "Haven't Got The Blues (Yet) due for release in July. More information at Proper Records website  
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Saturday May 10 2014, 1:00 AM
Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza Carthy have covered Michael's "Monkey Hair" on their new album "The Moral of the Elephant" due for release on 02 June 2014. A rare wee video of Martin and Eliza discussing and playing 3 of their song...
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Saturday March 29 2014, 12:00 AM
A fine performance of Michael Marra's "Mother Glasgow" by Tom Urie along with the Glasgow Philharmonia conducted by Ross Gunning. The video of the performance is available on the Daily Record website
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Sunday March 2 2014, 12:00 AM
  Resolis Communty Arts and Cromarty Brewery and staging a Highland tribute to Michael on Saturday 29 March 2014. Guests will include The Hazey Janes, Rod Patterson, The Mackenzie Sisters, Riley Briggs,St Andrew and His Rare Wee Helps,...
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Sunday February 16 2014, 12:00 AM
  American singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been singing Michael's song "Hermless" for a wee while now and here is video footage of him performing his own distinctive version of the song.  
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Sunday February 16 2014, 12:00 AM
American singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been singing Michael's song "Hermless" for a wee while now and here is video footage of him performing singing his own distinctive version of the song.  
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Sunday February 16 2014, 12:00 AM
American singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been singing Michael's song "Hermless" for a wee while now and here is video footage of him performing singing his own distinctive version of the song.  
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Wednesday December 25 2013, 12:00 AM
10th Michael Marra Music Month is now online! The 10th Music Month will run from Christmas Breakfast until Burns Supper, during which Michael Marra's website will be streaming approximately 425 tracks of Michael's songs archive. Many of the...
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Saturday November 23 2013, 12:00 AM
Karine Polwart sings "Like Another Rolling Stone" in tribute to Michael. An exclusive video of the performance with her Trio is available to view at Folk Radio.  Part two of Karine 's tribute is also now available to view at Folk...
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Saturday November 23 2013, 12:00 AM
Optimistic Sound are hosting a quiz night to raise funds, awareness and possible even smiles. All proceeds are going towards the campaign to bring a Sistema BiIg Noise Orchestra to Dundee Suggested donation of £10 per team, maximum 5...
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