A new exhibition tracing Scottish music through the decades has opened its doors in Edinburgh.
‘Shout! – The Scottish Music Experience’ has taken up permanent residence in Waverley Mall, it promises to take visitors through the inspiration for its name – ‘Shout!’ singer Lulu – through ‘King of Skiffle’ Lonnie Donegan via Mercury prizewinners Young Fathers and from Lewis Capaldi to future stars such as Vistas, Callum Beattie & Bow Anderson.
Covering the history of Scottish music from the 50s to the present day, it includes photos, memorabilia and listening posts, and the curation system will see the exhibition change monthly with pieces being added and changed regularly.
Future plans include the filming of bands performing original material plus covers of exhibition artists in the exhibition space, with social media publishing to compensate for the lack of live music at present.
Listening parties, book launches are also on the agenda in the exhibition, as are appearances from Scottish music industry figures in the Shout! Podcast which we will be recorded in front of a live audience.
Shout! has been under construction for many months with its planned Spring launch delayed for obvious reasons, organisers eventually deciding to open their doors under COVID restrictions. Currently hours are restricted to 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-5pm Sundays, and without live music, but expanded events, podcasts, quizzes and Q&As will be scheduled in once restrictions are lifted.
Shout! is located in the Waverley Mall, right beside Edinburgh’s Waverley station (ground floor towards the elevators) and entrance is £5.