Saturday 28th April
The Lake Poets + Eryn Rae
The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.
Inspired by artists such as John Martyn, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lead single ‘Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.
“For decades the sound of the acoustic guitar has pulled at the heartstrings of so many. Now Longstaff is carrying on that tradition with his beautiful, thought provoking, honest acoustic music. When I first heard The Lake Poets I was blown away” – The Guardian
“Beautiful songs, an act to watch” – BBC Radio 1
“Beautiful and quietly devastating – Stunningly heart-breaking music” – BBC 6 Music
Eryn Rae from the Scottish Borders started learning the fiddle at the young age of 7 from the Shetland fiddler, Catriona Macdonald. Since then she has travelled the globe with Folkestra and been a finalist in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Eryn will be accompanied by Scott Turnbull on guitar.
Tickets are available priced just £10 (£6 concessions)* from Music Glue (external link) or St Boswells Village Shop
Saturday 9th June
Dante supported by Prita Grealy
Combining the bittersweet feel of Frightened Rabbit, and the exuberant sounds of Scottish folk, Dante have been releasing music for almost a decade, beginning with 2009s Monochrome EP, the critically acclaimed Wake (LP, 2013), a string of singles, and, I Wear Your Weight with Mine (2018). Never afraid to blur the boundaries between genres, The Herald stated that the band “exist on the hyphen between indie-folk” setting “…the bar high for for the hybrid, adding post-rock atmospherics and evocative lyrics”. Singer/songwriter Seán McLaughlin has worked with Idlewild’s Rod Jones, and is becoming recognised as one of Scotland’s most accomplished songwriters. Growing up on the tiny island of Bressay in the Shetland Islands, there is a sense of solitude and introspection to McLaughlin’s writing, and the themes of his songs are obviously influenced by this rural landscape.
They will be supported by Australian singer-songwriter Prita Grealy who combines her love of Hip-Hop, Soul and Folk with the use of a live loop pedal and effortlessly layers funky urban harmonies, acoustic fingerpicking guitar and beat boxing. Prita has been likened to a Beth Hart, Tracy Chapman and Norah Jones.
Tickets are available priced just £12 (£8 concessions)* from Music Glue (external link)
Saturday 25th August
Ranagri supported by Steve Dalgliesh
Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Eliza Marshall, Ellie Turner & Joe Danks) who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes, Irish whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitars, bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.
They will be ably supported by singer / songwriter Steve Dalgleish.
Tickets are available priced just £8 (£5 concessions)* from Music Glue (external link)
Saturday 29th September
Jenny Biddle (live album recording) + John Craigie
Tickets available soon
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