We know they’re just on your computer screen, but here’s this week’s selection of brave troubadours keeping ‘live’ music alive…

Dave Arcari‘s series of livestreams continues with his ‘Tales From The Road’ – a selection of his self-produced behind the scenes road movies with live chat, commentary and Q&A… on Monday December 14th at 8pm (UK time).

Also, Dean Owens is ‘Home For Christmas’, live from his Hummingbird Towers studio, on Monday December 14th from 8pm.

After a week off (due to appearing at the Scottish Trad Awards), Findlay Napier ‘s regular livestream should take place this Thursday – from 8pm, a ‘Bunch of Songs‘.

Hidden Door will host a Pictish Trail set live from La Belle Angelle – on Tuesday 15 December.

Kerri Watt previews her forthcoming (January) debut album ‘Neptune’s Daughter’ with a special Oran Mor stream on Thursday 17th with proceeds going towards the Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues campaign.

On Thursday 17th at 8pm: a Xmas Refuweegee fundraiser organised by Sounds in the Suburbs – a virtual show starring Rab Noakes, Iona Fyfe, Scott MacDonald, Dropsickfly and from New York City Rebecca Pronsky and Rich Bennett.
There’s no fee, but a ‘whatever you can afford’ donation is requested.

And another benefit show on Thursday, from 8-9pm, features Kyle Falconer out of The View, James Allan of Glasvegas, and Shambolics. Livestreamed from The Caves in Edinburgh, it’s in aid of Kirkcaldy Food Bank.

At 7pm on Friday, Angus Munro celebrates his song “Bait and Switch” being used in new Netflix film ‘You Are My Home’ by playing his last home live set of 2020 – his Christmas Live Stream Request Show will as the name suggests see the Edinburgh-based songwriter take suggestions if you visit hisFacebook page in advance.
The set will raise funds for the Simon Community, a charity which works for the homeless in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the central belt and whose mission is ‘Everyone deserves a safe place to live and access to the support they need’. More at justgiving.com/fundraising/angusmunwhoa.

And taking the ‘live music’ conundrum further, here’s last week’s episode 3 of Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, with Djana Gabrielle, Jenny Lindsay, Rab Noakes, Bell Lungs, and hosted and programmed by James Yorkston.

Tae Sup wi' a Fifer: Djana Gabrielle, Jenny Lindsay, Rab Noakes, Bell Lungs from TaeSupWi'aFifer on Vimeo.