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Folk Bands and Artists with Gigs in Scotland

Adam Holmes & The Embers

Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn’s strum and sting, laced with slices of Celtic soul and folk. The 26-year-old …

 

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

Aidan John Moffat is a Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in Arab Strap. RM Hubbert is a guitarist and (sometimes) singer from Scotland. He writes music …

 

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together since 1988 to packed concert halls all over the world. They recorded their first album The Pearl in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaim…

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Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan writes diverse songs, from the dark and strange ‘The Severed Head’, to the hopeful and positive Steady The Bow. Amy’s signature pure, honest vocals make powerful connections through her rec…

 

Andy White

Andy White

The great man himself returns for a tour to celebrate his 10 CD Box Set which is being released later next year. Both the set and the tour will demonstrate why Andy White remains one of the UK´s fines…

 

Barbara Dickson

Dickson´s twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tide, was released in January 2008 featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including “Palm Sunday“, which marked Dickson´s return to songwriting …

 

Beans on Toast

Beans on Toast

London

Beans On Toast isn’t just your average folk singer songwriter - he is a modern one-man band, taking charge of all aspects of his music career, whether it be writing, recording and playing, taking his …

 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish-born, London-based Ross Wilson. Raised in a council high rise by his grandmother on the East side on Edinburgh. Wilson skipped school to instead endlessly listen to records,…

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Breabach

Breabach

Scottish firebrands Breabach are one of the most talked about bands on the folk scene. Their innovative celtic style, blending double bagpipes, flute, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance, brings to th…

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Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

Born in Dungiven in 1975, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in …

 

Courtney Marie Andrews

´Honest Life´ released this year is a crystalline record of beautiful folk songs, confessionals, break-ups, and deprecating humour set against dreamy arrangements and the most honest of American folk …

 

Dallahan

Dallahan

Expect something a little different from this fascinating foursome. The band members are from Ireland, Scotland and Hungary, backgrounds that bring unusual and up-to-date twists to their full-on elect…

 

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell

Powerful Irish traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell from Dublin, is the new voice of Irish traditional music. In Daoirí Farrell distinct, perceptive and fluid…

 

Dave Arcari

Dave Arcari

Glasgow

SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via nine internationally-acclaimed …

 

Duke Special

By nature Duke Special is a curious person. He is curious about theatre, books, music, poetry, art, love, life, redemption, death, 78RPM records and most recently, gardening! All of this is evidenced …

 

Eabhal

Eabhal are a four-piece band that started on the Isle of Uist, who play traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and further afield alongside original songs and tunes.

 

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader of Scotland has a voice that’s been described as ´nothing short of miraculous´ (Spiral Earth); a revelatory instrument whether reinterpreting Burns and other folk material, or in the self-…

 

Emily Barker

Emily Barker

Emily Barker is a singer-songwriter hailing from the quiet town of Bridgetown, Western Australia.

 

Fara

Fara

Orkney

Three fiery fiddles and a piano, plus stunning vocals and appealing banter – what is not to love about this Scottish female foursome? They grew up together in Orkney: their life-long closeness shapes …

 

Fisherman´s Friends

Fisherman´s Friends

Shanty singers from Port Isaac on Cornwall´s rugged north coast

 

Gretchen Peters

There’s a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time — the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Pete…

 

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Holy Moly and the Crackers are a “gypsy folk and roll” band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having toured the UK and beyond, they are making a huge impact on both the national and international circuits wit…

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Jack Lukeman

One of Ireland´s most respected and best loved performers, Jack Lukeman has been described as “A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century ” (The Guardian). A multi-platinum selling, awar…

 

Jamie Smith´s Mabon

Jamie Smith´s Mabon

Jamie Smith´s MABON are Wales´ finest purveyors of original InterCeltic music. As comfortable on a world music stage as in a folk setting, theirs is a music that travels beyond borders to explore the …

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Jarlath Henderson

Jarlath, from Dungannon, County Tyrone, has been playing the Uilleann pipes since he was 10 years old. He learned to play the pipes from Armagh Pipers Club teachers Brian Vallely, Mark Donnelly, Tiarn…

 

Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas

Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.…

 

Jim Moray

Jim Moray

Jim Moray is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer who has created startlingly contemporary recordings of England’s traditional songs which have been described as the most significant…

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Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning ten years and four studio album…

 

Karen Matheson

Karen Matheson

Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-group Capercaillie, Karen’s life in the limelight began with her performing as a child in her local village hall in Argyll on the West coast …

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