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Lowest Pair – 4th May
Flossie Malavialle – 11th 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”
“Flossie’s great! She came over from France and wowed everybody with her sensational voice, her gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter”
Vera van Heeringen (Trio) – 18th May
[to be confirmed] – 25th May
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – 1st 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 Post
[to be confirmed] – 8th June
[to be confirmed] – 15th June
The Danberrys – 22nd June
On the Horizon…
You just missed…
Connla – 27th April
Woody Pines – 20th April
Gillian Frame Band – 13th April
David Hershaw and Sandie Forbes – 6th April
A pre album launch sneak-preview!
Judy Cook – 30th 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 Trio – 23rd March
“Subtle, evocative – a total killer of a record. Pure beauty *****”
Nominated for GAELIC SINGER OF THE YEAR – Scots Trad Music Awards 2016
Lizabett Russo – 16th 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 Savage – 9th March
Ragged Glory – 2nd 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 McGraff – 23rd 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 Trio – 16th 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 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.
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 Warmers – 16th June
Lizanne Knott – 9th June
Adam McNaughtan & Scott Gardiner – 28th April
PETE COE – 5th MaY
WINGIN IT – 12th May
TOP FLOOR TAIVERS – 19th May
FFS! – 26th May
Fiona Forbes, Sandie Forbes and Sandy Stanage – need very little introduction!
Brian & Alex – 2nd June
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – 21st April
Bronwynne Brent – 14th April
“SESSION A92” – 7TH APRIL
Michael Philip Band – 31st MARCH
Anthony Toner – 24th MARCH
Rachel Ries – 17th March
Vera van Heeringgen – 10th MARCH
Woody Pines – 3rd March
Tannara – 18th Feb
Ivan Drever – 11th Feb
Gordie Tentrees – 4th 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
Michael Philip @Acoustic Session – 29th October 2015
Beverly Smith & John Grimm – 22nd Oct
Sandy Stanage & Maryln Middleton Pollock
The Johnstown Flood – 24th Sept
Nae Plans – 17th Sept
Sheesham Lotus & Son – 10th Sept
Jaywalkers – 28th May