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16th January 2020 – The Avenue
The Avenue are Sèan Lithgow – guitar, Lawrie MacMillan – bass, Ash MacMillan – percussion & Sandie Forbes – fiddle & vocals.
23rd January 2020 – George Machray
Whether it’s quirky and funny ditties or poignant ballads, George Machray is your man. Hailing from east Lothian, singer-songwriter George is best kent for his comedy and parody songs like ‘Hawkeye the Noo’ and ‘Grubby Thoughts’ – or, fiddlers beware, ‘No Fiddlers Like Folk Fiddlers’. He has a way with words…
George has won the audience cup at Edinburgh Folk Club’s annual song writing competition not once, but twice, in 2016 with the hilarious ‘Swinging in Dunbar’, four years earlier with the thoughtful ballad ‘The Quays of Cockenny’. Recently, he added the prize for the funniest song at Glenfarg Folk Club’s song writing competition to his trophy cabinet.
30th January 2020 – Session A92
Your chance to shine – bring a song, a tune or a poem, or just listen.
6th February 2020 – Rachel Newton
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music. Rachel plays fiddle and viola in addition to harp and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 Best Group The Furrow Collective and is a part of the Lost Words: Spell Songs. Rachel’s fourth solo album West was released in 2018. Her previous releases are The Shadow Side (2012), Changeling (2014) and Here’s My Heart Come Take It (2016).
Rachel was awarded Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and Musician of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017. Her album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted as one of Scotland’s top 10 outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2017. She was awarded a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best Music and Sound in 2009 for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company
‘A beauty’ **** Observer
‘Haunting and compelling’ **** The Guardian
13th February 2020 – David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes
David Hershaw (Vocals, Guitar) and Sandie Forbes (Vocals, Fiddle) are a ground-breaking acoustic roots duo from The Kingdom. Their music combines elements of the Scottish folk tradition with modern songwriting, infusing familiar melodies with fresh arrangements and sensibilities. Their first album Here Comes Tomorrow, collection of original and reimagined traditional songs, was released in 2017. It was well-received critically and enjoyed strong national radio play in the UK.
20th February 2020 – Gnoss
A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability manyof a greater age will envy’ (The Living Tradition).
As current and former students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair and Craig Baxter have been tipped as ‘ones to watch’ by Songlines magazine for their lively, engaging and honest performances.
Forming as a duo in 2015, Graham and Aidan picked up a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and reached the semi-finals ofthe BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2016
27th February 2020 – David Foley & Jack Smedley
Friends David Foley & Jack Smedley – long-standing colleagues in critically acclaimed Scottish folk act RURA, found themselves with an abundance of brand new, un-played music – much of it created during the writing process of the three critically acclaimed albums they released with RURA.
They have gone on to share stages across the globe with RURA and have performed as a duo at countless events throughout the UK. Foley & Smedley officially joined forces in 2018 for a performance at the world famous Celtic Connections festival and the duo’s debut album is set for release in the autumn of 2019.
5th March 2020 – Fjana (TBC)
12th March 2020 – Elaine Lennon & David Latto
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS’ ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL 2019 ‘One To Watch’ Elaine Lennon won CREATIVE SCOTLAND support for this, her highly-anticipated debut album. Strong and impactful it sets the stage for a musical career that many believe will stand the test of time.
Winning comparisons to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon, Adele and Lori McKenna, this Glaswegian mum has demonstrated a real talent to write in a way that flows through genres and effortlessly across timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can. Not to be missed!
David Latto is a singer-songwriter from Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Channelling his love of American and Scottish indie and folk music he has built a reputation as a thoughtful and emotionally literate songwriter. David’s warm and engaging voice recalls Taylor Goldsmith and Jackson Browne. His latest e.p Show Me How To Feel was released in October 2019
19th March 2020 – Bronwynne Brent
Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots song- writer Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her new album, STARDUST, was recorded in Seattle, it’s the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There’s a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent’s songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today’s current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that’s comforting and refreshing.
26th March 2020 – Westward the Light
Westward The Light are: Charlie Grey, Sally Simpson, Owen Sinclair and Joseph Peach. The band formed as a result of years of collaboration in a range of settings.
Westward The Light a vessel that brings together an expansive knowledge of Scottish folk music and culture, creating a new expression of an age-old sound. On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet’s music is reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland.
Since their 2018 debut, the bands music has had a very positive reception, with a number of sold out shows including at 2019’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Now heading into their third year, the band will launch their debut self-titled album in March 2020.
Other Forthcoming attractions
23rd APR 2020 – Letitia VanSant
30th April 2020 – Rab Noakes
see Rab Noakes Music
- The Coaltown Daisies
- Gregor Borland Band.
- Jack Badcock
- Thunder & Rain
- Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres
- Fiona Ross
- Jane Talyor
- Cam Penner & Jon Wood
- Alice Howe & Freebo
- The Living Mountain – Jenny Sturgeon
- Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood
- Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine
- The Hoth Brothers
You just missed…
9th January 2020 – Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth
***SUNDAY*** 29th December 2019 – Kinrick
19th December 2019 – The Bob AImer Band
12th December – Cua
5th December 2019 – Mikey Kenney
28th November 2019 – The Daddy Naggins
21st November 2019 – MAIRI Rankine & AILIE Robertson
14th November 2019 Martha L. Healy
7th 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
12th Sept 2019 – Air Iomall – Joseph Peach & Charlie Grey
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