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21 Rankine & Robertson
We’re really excited to have this duo of Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson – Composer Harpist perform at Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club.
Mairi is from the hugely influential Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.
Ailie hails from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. She is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Her accomplishment on the clarsach is such that leading Irish flautist Niall Keegan said: “Ailie’s synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realisation of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp.” Ailie grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was eleven years old and through her piano and clarsach lessons she developed a love for both classical and traditional music. In 2009 she was nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ in the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Ailie is in great demand as a teacher around the world, and has published six books of harp music.
Both are members of the hugely successful The Outside Track.
The Daddy Naggins play high energy bluegrass with a Scottish twist.
Since 2010, the group have established themselves as one of the most in-demand
groups on the local bar, club and function scene around their base in Glasgow; rocking jams, parties and sessions wherever they have went.
5 – Mikey Kenney
12 – Cua
Other Forthcoming attractions
- David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes
- Gnoss; Bronwynne Brent Trio
- May Erlewine Trio
- Thunder & Rain
- Gregor Borland Band.
You just missed…
14 November 2019 Martha L. Healy
7 November 2019 Gillian Frame Band
24 Roberto Cassani
17th October 2019 – Session A92
10th October 2019 – Paul Anderson & Peter Hedlund
Club favourite Paul Anderson is joined by Peter Hedlund, top Swedish Nycklharpa player.
See Peter performing on Travelling Folk here:
Hear Paul and Peter on Travelling Folk in April 2018: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064wt5q
3rd October 2019 – Philip, Clancy & Williamson + Brian Lamond
A rare local appearance from Michael Philip with Paul Clancy on keyboards, Shetland’s Iain Williamson fiddle and Pipe Major Brian Lamond
26 Sept 2019 – Letitia Van Sant duo + David Leask
19th Sept 2019- Lonesome Ace String Band
Old-time; Bluegrass; Folk and Country
12th Sept 2019 – Air Iomall – Joseph Peach & Charlie Grey
Scottish duo Charlie Grey and Joseph
5 Sept 2019 – Al Hughes
27TH JUNE 2019 – SESSION A92
20TH JUNE 2019 – THE MILE ROSES
13TH JUNE 2019 – TERRY LEE HALE
6TH JUNE 2019 – RACHEL NEWTON
30th – Session A92
23rd – Frank McLaughlin & Stewart Hardy
16th – Fred Morrison
9th – Ye Vagabonds
2nd – Ivan Drever
4th April – Seán Gray & Andrew Finn Magill
11th April – Session A92
18th April – Mairearad Green & Anna Massie
25th April – Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin
Eddie Walker – 28th Mar 2019
Thunder and Rain – 21st Mar 2019
Fake Thackeray – 14th Mar 2019
Jim & Susie Malcolm – 7th Mar 2019
Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier – 14th Mar 2019
Mike Vass – 21st Feb 2019
Fake Thackray – 28th Feb 2019
Raintown – 7th Feb 2019
Session A92 – 14th Feb 2019
BrÒg – 24th Jan 2019
Chris Marra & Barbara Dymock – 17th Jan 2019
Edwina Hayes – 10th January 2019
Kinrick – FriDAY 28th Dec 2018
The Hoose Baund – 20th Dec 2018
The Hoose Baund features Bob Aimer (Scalded Cats), Lawrie MacMillan (Ray Wilson Band), Sandie Forbes (Callanish) & Fiona Forbes ( Sangsters) with guest appearances from Davie Craig, Ronnie Reid and surprise guests.
Jenny Sturgeon Band – 13th Dec 2018
The band Includes Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie). Jenny Sturgeon has been nominated in Composer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018.
Boo Hewerdine – 6th Dec 2018
One of the best songwriters and performers. World renowned. Writes and plays for Eddi Reader. And a superb guitarist.
Stephen & Pernille Quigg – 29th November 2018
Cam Penner & Jon Wood – 22nd November 2018
David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes – 15th November 2018
Session A92 – 8th November 2018
Bring an instrument, a story, a one or just join the guid craic.
Cua – 1st November 2018
Eilidh Grant Band – 25th Oct 2018
Eilidh’s stunning voice beautifully renders both classic folk songs and original material. With a love for traditional and contemporary folk alike, underpinned by a passion for Burns, Eilidh has made a considerable impression on the British and European folk scenes. Her vocal style, with shades of a Caledonian Joni Mitchell, won her the Danny Kyle Award at the 2004 Celtic Connections festival. Her first solo gig was at the Star Folk Club in Glasgow and since then has gone on to perform at some of the best venues in the country and has shared the stage with some of the best and most well known musicians of today.
Martha Healy + David Latto– 18th Oct 2018
Ransvik – 4th Oct 2018
Take a Swedish singer-songwriter, a Danish guitar virtuoso and a Scots singer and multi-intrumentalist. You’ll be richly entertained by the result: Swedish lyrical ballads, world-class guitar instrumentals and Scots songs, all with a Scandinavian touch.
Alice Howe – 27th Sept 2018
With a soulful, impeccably tuned voice and finely crafted poetry, Boston singer-songwriter Alice Howe’s sound reflects a musical sensibility rooted in ’60s folk and ’70s Southern California songwriters echoing childhood influences including Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Jackson Browne, and Joan Baez
Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt – 20th Sept 2018
Explorers of Ozark Music. Fiddle & banjo duet and Brushy Creek String Band.
Betse is a veteran of the club as a one time member of The Wilders.
Their music is familiar… and totally different; a fiddle and banjo duo with a sense of adventure. Old time music and song celebrated alongside inventive new compositions: a passion for the depth of tradition and a look to new creative paths.
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – 13th Sept 2018
Blending old-school country roots attitude with influences of rock and folk
Tia McGraff – 6th Sept 2018
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
Kate Campbell – 30th Aug 2018
Kate is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter whose memorable folk songs are infused with undercurrents of delta blues, folk, pop, and country. Her easy command of a full range of American musical styles has earned her recognition as a formidable talent. Time Out proclaimed her a “major talent” while Chicago Daily Herald described her as a “world-class singer-songwriter.”