Southern Tenant Folk Union coming to Edinburgh next month

The amazing folk/bluegrass 7 piece band Southern Tenant Folk Union are playing at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 17 January (8pm £12) Tel. 0131 556 9579 January 2015 sees the release of the band’s sixth album ‘The Chuck Norris Project’, their most ambitious album to date. Conceptually the tracks are all named after different More...

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By Mike Smith On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Bad Manners – A Special Brew

Purveyors of ska music know what to expect when Bad Manners come to town. The legendary masters of ska, led as always by the inimitable Buster Bloodvessel, headed to Edinburgh’s Citrus Club on Friday night as More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Scott McWatt releases new video shot in Edinburgh

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Scott McWatt has released a new video to accompany his new single, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. The song comes from his most recent album, A Ceíst Amá, which More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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REVIEW – Temples at Liquid Room

Their debut album, Sun Structures, has been out for 10 months, yet Temples’ take on music that originated in the 1960’s doesn’t sound dated at all. The psychedelic outfit, who on the night are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Edinburgh woman’s online Christmas Carol to raise funds for RNIB

A 24 year-old Edinburgh woman who is blind has recorded a beautifully poignant Christmas carol to raise money for the sight loss charity that has helped her to lead an independent life. Amy Gilbert, originally from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Susan Boyle gets the Fan’s Choice Award

Singing sensation Susan Boyle was this afternoon officially honoured with the Fan’s Choice Award from last year’s Scottish Music Awards. The Britain’s Got Talent star beat out an abundance of More...

By Kieran Scott On Friday, November 28th, 2014

REVIEW – Passenger at Usher Hall

Photo by Valentina Peruzzo What is a folk gig? Not a Passenger gig. He can boast all he wants, but in the end it is a pop gig with all the musical clichés in the world attached to it. First song and he’s More...

By Kieran Scott On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

REVIEW – Catfish and the Bottlemen

This group have been on an impressive trajectory since the beginning of 2014. They were supporting Little Comets at the cramped Cabaret Voltaire only in February, then they headlined an even more confined Sneaky More...

By David Kaye On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Celebrating Jaco: The Music of Jaco Pastorius – SNJO at The Queen’s Hall

“Jaco pastorius 87″. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – The name of Jaco Pastorius is legendary in the jazz world; one of More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook returns to Capital

Following the huge success and popularity of Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook over the last 8 years, he is delighted to announce they will be returning once again and this time taking to the road for 5 More...