Forthcoming nights

Please check our Facebook Events listing for most complete and up-to-date information on our forthcoming events.

Coming up…

Session / singaround – 14th Dec

Scalded Cats – 21st Dec 

Madcap Christmas favourites join us again for a seasonal shin-dig (audience participation expected!)

It’s always a fab night with Jim Hyndman and Bob Aimer, no doubt and friends! Great bluegrass, fab music, songs and stories. A great way to escape from the business of Christmas!

Kinrick – 28th Dec

Kinrick are a 2/3/4 piece folk band from Fife, Scotland. Dave, Alex, Brian and John sing a mix of modern, trad and self penned songs.

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The Way Down Wanderers – 7th Dec 

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young mencaptivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” – free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes.
They’ve already won a host of awards, too many to list here!

Front-men and founders, Austin and Collin, met in their hometown of Peoria, IL when they joined the same folk band and embarked on their first tour at the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The two became fast friends and soon began writing music together, ultimately forming The Way Down Wanderers when Collin was 16 and Austin, 20 years old.

Austin Thompson – guitar, lead & harmony vocals.
Collin Krause – Collin plays mandolin, fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals for the band.
John Merikoski- Drums, Percussion.
John Williams – Upright bass and vocals.
Travis Kowalsky – Banjo & fiddle.

Check them out at https://thewaydownwanderers.com/video.

Roberto Cassani & Owen Nicholson – 30th Nov

“A true emerging star with side-splitting humour and clever lyrics which will see him firmly in place as a national icon” (Alan Wilson – The Courier).

David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes 23rd Nov

“Very few can produce music that grows seamlessly from the roots of traditional music yet manages to be completely original and fresh. Their songwriting is brilliant and sharp, their playing and understanding is astonishing. Although this is a debut album, they have been producing memorable music together since they were bairns in folk clubs and venues across Scotland. Sandie is a fiddler of rare taste and technique, thoughtfully enhancing every song and David has the guitar nous of a youthful Richard Thompson. No hyperbole – just lend a lug.” – William Hershaw

Nathan Bell – 16th Nov

Nathan Bell is one of the best songwriters you’ve never heard of. His songs tell you something about yourself that you didn’t know was in you.
-Americana Music Show Best of 2016

Session A92 – 9th Nov 

Session / Singaround – your chance to shine

The Slocan Ramblers – 2nd November

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

Findlay Napier – 26th October

Maria Dunn – 19th October

A storyteller through song!

Martha Fields5th October

Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar – From Austin, Texas

Marty is an award winning singer, songwriter whose first memory is singing harmony while sitting on her mother’s lap in the hills of Appalachia. Born with folk and country music in her blood, she comes from a long line of singers, musicians and luthiers from the hills of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. A self taught guitarist, Marty started writing songs at an early age. She has shared the stage with Ricky Lee Skaggs and Merle Travis and after two successful tours in Europe, Marty is based part of the year in Bordeaux, France. This Texas troubadour pours out her soul in every song and transports her audience on an authentic southern  musical journey. She is the real deal!

Martha Fields

Session A92 – 12th

Forgaitherin – 28th September

Forgaitherin

Having  formed in 2013, Forgaitherin are a Cupar-based, four-piece folk group whose aim is to provide strong vocal entertainment involving all four group members, with sympathetic instrumentation featuring guitar, accordion, keyboard, whistle and cajon.  Having already completed very successful gigs at most of the Scottish folk clubs over the past four years, the group are now looking forwards to performing a series of further gigs until the end of the year including at the Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club and at the Leith, Almond Valley and Glenfarg Folk Clubs and at the Carrying Stream Festival in Edinburgh in November.

Forgaitherin entertain with a wide-ranging mixture of both traditional and contemporary folk songs,  employing chorus songs and group harmonies, and attempt full audience participation and craic! They have also now recorded two CDs, A Light in the Window and In the Red Dawn.

The group comprises Lesley Toner and Hamish Grant as main vocalists, with Hugh Toner and John Reid as main instrumentalists. However, it is “the togetherness” of the group which is the essence of their performance. All four group members are also members of, and resident performers at, the Glenfarg Folk Club.

The Black Feathers7th September

The Black Feathers

Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.

“Absolutely Wonderful”
–  Whispering Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

“The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their onstage chemistry”
–  3 Chords and the Truth

https://theblackfeathers.com

http://www.bhmusic.co.uk/theblackfeathers

Session A92 (session / singaround / blether) – 14th September

The Horsenecks 21st September

The Horsenecks

With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England The Horsenecks play a dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play.  Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK.

http://www.horsenecks.com/

The Danberrys – 22nd June

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards1st June

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger.

“Ambition often follows talent, and Laura Cortese has an embarrassment of both. Her open-armed approach to her art reveals a determination to spread the word about folk music and dance without watering down their distinctiveness.” – John Wenzel, The Denver PostVera van Heeringen (Trio)18th May

Flossie Malavialle11th May

“Flossie has a voice as clear and tuneful as a lark,
with a pureness of quality to stop you in your tracks in the forest of a song”

Colum Sands

“Flossie’s great! She came over from France and wowed everybody with her sensational voice, her gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter”
Vin Garbutt

Lowest Pair4th May

https://www.facebook.com/TheLowestPair/

Connla27th April

Connla are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships.
They hail from the cities of Armagh and Derry: Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar) are familiar faces on the local music scene, and are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes. 

Woody Pines20th April

Gillian Frame Band – 13th April

 David Hershaw and Sandie Forbes – 6th April

A pre album launch sneak-preview!

Judy Cook30th March

Folksinger, Author, Singer, Entertainer

Judy lifts the spirit and entertains with splendid traditional ballads and songs from a huge and varied Anglo-American repertoire. Her clear and engaging unaccompanied presentation combine with her joy of singing to delight all listeners.

Kaela Rowan Trio23rd March

“Subtle, evocative – a total killer of a record. Pure beauty *****”
– fRoots

Nominated for GAELIC SINGER OF THE YEAR – Scots Trad Music Awards 2016

Lizabett Russo16th March

Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo stands out in the most cluttered of genres, marked out by her Romanian heritage and her wealth of travelling experience. She brings a diverse and eclectic range of influences to her tracks, which move from traditional acoustic ballads to up-tempo jazz – and just about everything else in between.

“Wonderfully haunting” Late Night Junction, BBC Radio 3

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage9th March

Ragged Glory2nd March

A band who met several years ago in Newtongrange and made their debut appearance in 2010 at the Acoustic Music Centre, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

That debut appearance at the Fringe  sold out. That entrance into the world’s biggest arts festival came only four years after they met at Newtongrange Folk Club.

The four-piece folk band, who play traditional and contemporary material  also  completed their debut album called “Quiet Joys”.

“Sing out – Loud and Proud!  You guys are great!!!! Loved your night at the Polish club – Hoi!”
Anne Murray – The Sangsters

Tia McGraff23rd February

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Canada. With Scottish / Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”

6 international CD releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film / tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base that continues to stretch beyond demographics.

“Tia’s voice has a special beauty. She has the rare ability to touch people with her music and somehow make them better…” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Ewan MacPherson Trio16th February

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Ewan is a founder member of three bands (Fribo, RoughCoastAudio, Salt House) and has taken stages around the world with a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk/roots artists.

Liverpool born with family ties to Scotland, Ireland and Wales he completed a BA at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Paul McCartney’s “Fame School”) in 1998 and after moving to Scotland in 1999 was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2014 MG Alba Trad Music Awards.

Session A92 – 9th February

The Jellymans’s Daughter (Trio) – 2nd February

Scottish duo The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and the good kind of pop. Emily and Graham strive for originality in their songwriting, incorporating cello, guitar and mandolin in their songs. The duo share a unique affinity in their vocal harmonies, while Graham’s cello is “percussive as a drum, grounded as a bass or sweet as a fiddle” (Alan Morrison, The Herald)

Session A92 – 26th January

Cam Penner & Jon Wood 1st December

Cam Penner doesn’t so much sing songs as summon them up like a medium calling up spirits. His gentle growl can become a Delta howl, as if he is the conduit, a mere medium articulating the blues of a whole continent, emanating from a bottomless well of shared everyman experience. His remarkably sympathetic foil and musical cohort, electric guitar and lap steel sound sculptor Jon Wood, conjures up sound and colour, building spaces where ghosts dwell and shadows beckon.

The Scalded Cats – 22nd December

It’s always a fab night with Jim Hyndman and Bob Aimer, no doubt and friends!
Great bluegrass, fab music, songs and stories.
A great way to escape from the business of Christmas!

Fred Morrison – 8th December

One of Scotland’s top pipers.

Jim Malcolm & Susie Allan – 17th November

“One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years”
—The Independent

The Crooked Brothers 10th November

The Crooked Brothers are home-brewed. They play homegrown, homemade music.

Both gritty and pretty at once – their take on folk, on blues, rock or anything they turn their hands to can’t be said to be anything but their own.  Sometimes it’s as simple as three sweet harmonies, or a single harmonica holding the whole room at attention, and sometimes things growl and shake and come smashing down with a filthy rhythm beneath it.  But it’s all Crooked Brothers, to the last drop.

Sheesham, Lotus & Son – 3rd November

Frank McLaughlin & Stewart Hardy – 29th October

Quicksilver – 20th October

The duo QuickSilver are Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham, the former a formidable talent honed over many years of professional singing on stage as well as a 20 year stint with the a cappella group Artisan, and the latter a singer-guitarist who has no difficulty interpreting the two-finger “snakes and ladders” runs of Django up and down the fingerboard and then following on with Bach and Scarlatti. Grant spent five years as resident performer on the BBC TV show “That’s Life!” in the footsteps of his friend, the late Jake Thackray, and he has a similar way of using words and music to illuminate the quirky corners of life that many of us don’t take the time or opportunity to look into.
“Comic song touched with gold” Ned Sherrin.
Check them out at http://quicksilveruk.com/

Cera Impala & The New Prohibition– 13th OCTOBER

“Graceful, eerie…tragically beautiful, it’s like she’s living with a back woods secret she’s determined to keep.” –Victory Review (Seattle)

Connla – 6th October

Connla are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships.

“Consider this your early warning system….there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. – Irish Music Magazine

Nae Plans 29th September

An experiment in Folk – with Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier.

Hungrytown – 22nd September

Folk duo Hungrytown comprise Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK); “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression); and “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West– 15th September

Fraser Anderson Band 8th September

‘Cinematic Folk Artist’ and singer/songwriter Fraser Anderson joins such artists as Iron & Wine, Paul Simon and John Martyn in creating songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently living in France.

“Truly Beautiful. Let’s shout about this from the rooftops” – Bob Harris. BBC Radio 2

Session A92 – 1st September

Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson – 30th June

Session A92 – 23rd Jun

California Feet Warmers16th June

California Feet Warmers

Lizanne Knott9th June

Adam McNaughtan & Scott Gardiner – 28th April

PETE COE5th MaY

WINGIN IT12th May

TOP FLOOR TAIVERS19th May

FFS! – 26th May

Fiona Forbes, Sandie Forbes and Sandy Stanage – need very little introduction!

Brian & Alex – 2nd June

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards21st April

Bronwynne Brent14th April

“SESSION A92” – 7TH APRIL

Michael Philip Band – 31st MARCH

Anthony Toner24th MARCH

Rachel Ries17th March

Vera van Heeringgen10th MARCH

Woody Pines3rd March

Tannara 18th Feb

Ivan Drever11th Feb

 Gordie Tentrees4th Feb

Eastwood – 28th Jan

Al Hughes (CD Launch) – 21 Jan

SCALDED CATS SUNDAY  – 3rd January

KINRICK – Sunday 27th December

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION Thursday 10th December

THE WIYOS 3rd December 2015

Session Singaround – 26th November 2015

TALISK 19th November 2015

Väsen – 11th November 2015

Brian McArthur and Alex MacKenzie – 5th November 2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/908949509186752/

Michael Philip @Acoustic Session – 29th October 2015

Beverly Smith & John Grimm – 22nd Oct

Sangsters

Sandy Stanage & Maryln Middleton Pollock

The Johnstown Flood – 24th Sept

Nae Plans – 17th Sept

Sheesham Lotus & Son – 10th Sept

Jaywalkers28th May

Jaywalkers

Mike Whellans – 4th June

DICK GAUGHAN + Cody Feechan – Thursday 11th June

Blueflint 21st May

Martyn Wyndham Read14th May

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys7th May

Brian McArthur and Alex MacKenzie – 30th April

Jenna Reid and Kevin MacKenzie – 23rd April

Dubl Handi – 16th April

Forbes Stanage Forbes MacMillan + Dandylions – 5th March

Pete Morton – 12th March

Session Singaround – 19th March

Woody Pines – 26th March

Al Hughes – 2nd April

Acoustic Session – 9th April

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