A charity which uses music to help people with dementia has launched a new internet learning programme.
Playlist for Life was founded by broadcaster Sally Magnusson after she saw the benefits music had for her mother.
Staff at Carlingwark House in Castle Douglas - which is part of the national social care charity Community Integrated Care - say the project has been a big success.
Katie Hunter reports:
The debut single of Carlisle singer Mikey Bromley's band Only the Young is released today.
"I Do" had been set for launch last week but the CDs got caught up in a traffic jam due to the migrant crisis in Calais.
There are reports that Adam Wiles has been spotted in Dumfries today.
Never heard of him? perhaps you know him as Calvin Harris but during his time in hometown Dumfries he went by Adam.
The Scottish DJ rose to fame in 2007 with top-ten singles "The Girls" and "Acceptable in the 80s". Since then Harris has collaborated with some of the world biggest musicians in the industry.
It is thought the singer songwriter was sighted at Lincluden School around 2:30pm today.
Around 20,000 people are expected at the Kendal Calling music festival, which begins today.
The event, held at Lowther Deer Park near Penrith, will feature acts including Elbow, Snoop Dogg and the Kaiser Chiefs.
It's the 10th anniversary of Cumbria's biggest music festival.
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A Cumbrian folk singer has brought a Gambian kora player to the UK where they will perform together to raise funds for his wife's hospital treatment.
Yankuba Conteh lost his daughter in a gas explosion earlier this year, and his wife was left badly burned.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
I's an unlikely setting for a recording studio - the hills above west Cumbria. But this month, Music Farm near Egremont is celebrating 25 years in the business.
Simon Cowell is just one famous name to have walked through the doors. Kate Walby has been finding out the secret to its long success.
The power of music, to enhance the lives of people of all ages, is well documented and a Brass Band in our region has just been awarded quite a significant sum of money.
The Dumfries Town Band dates back to 1873 and caters for all ages with sections for adults and youngsters. The new money will mean the band can replace the adults' instruments, who can then hand over their trombones, cornets and euphoniums to the younger members.
Fiona McIlwraith was live in Dumfries tonight, where the band were having a rehearsal.
Dumfries DJ and producer Calvin Harris has become the first UK solo act notch up more than one billion plays worldwide on music streaming service Spotify - the equivalent of over 5,000 continuous years of his music being played.
He has become one of only a few global music acts to achieve the milestone, and joins the only other Brit artists to do so, Coldplay.
Harris's hit Summer is the most popular track on the service and has now been streamed more than 160 million times.
He is the eighth act to break through the billion barrier and joins the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, David Guetta and Katy Perry.
"This is a landmark achievement for Calvin and deserved recognition that he is in the elite tier of global artists."
Guitar and mandolin making is perhaps one of the less well known businesses being run in Cumbria.
Roger Bucknall operates his workshop from Penrith and has been supplying custom made instruments to big name musicians for over forty years.
Kim Inglis reports: