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Stowed Out 2015 Line Up

What did you miss in 2015


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Dick Gaughan  Friday joint headliner




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Open Mic Night

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Join us for the first Festival fundraiser of the
year. Everyone welcome Age or ability not important if you fancy having a go. Stow
Tow Hall. 28/3/15. Doors open 7.30. No entry charge for performers. As usual
the Stowed Out Bar will be serving a fine selection of beverages

New Marquee

A huge thanks to ESH for a grant award that will help us purchase a small 10m X 6m marquee. This will give us more flexibility with the site layout.

Grant Award

Fantastic news-We have just received written conformation that a large chunk of our Festival running cost for the next 3 years will be funded by Foundation Scotland from the EDF Longpark Community Fund. This will make a huge difference in our ability to do some long term planning and it is good to see that our efforts have been recognised as a benefit to the area by Foundation Scotland, EDF and the local Community.

Thank You to everyone involved in making this award.

Stowed Out 2014

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Crammed with talent, Stowed Out thundered into it’s third year. Fridays headliners Shooglenifty had the crowd jumping with their infectious brand of “acid croft” and  Saturday came to climax with headliners The Merrylees serving up psychedelic pop in abundance. Add in 42 other performers, great food and a family friendly vibe which makes Stowed Out one of the best new festivals around. Why don’t you join us next year?

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Stowed Out 2014 Line Up

Friday night headliners Shooglenifty

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Shooglenifty are an Edinburgh-based six-piece Celtic fusion band that tours internationally. The band blends Scottish traditional music with influences ranging from electronica to alternative rock. They contributed to Afro Celt Sound System’s 1996 album Volume 1: Sound Magic.

This six-man band is credited being the originators of ‘acid-croft’, a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that band members describe as “hypno-folkadelic ambient trad.” A supremely dexterous and witty live band, their energetic live performances have kept them in constant demand around the world.

Also on Friday Night

The Kirsty Law Band

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Borders-born Kirsty has grown up learning traditional songs, mainly in the Scots dialect. She now combines this with her strong interests in songwriting and poetry which has lead to her own self penned work, inspired by the ideas and forms she finds within the tradition. Kirsty has just finished her new album and we hope to give you a taste of that soon. But in the mean time check out

Riddell Fiddles

Kicking of the Stowed Out Festival Friday evening on the 15th Aug  we have the ever popular Riddell Fiddles.The Ridell Fiddles are at the heart of Scottish fiddle music but can often be found flying the flag for fiddle music in far flung corners of the Globe  We guarantee a toe tapping set so be sure to arrive early

Headlining Saturday night  we have the fantastic


The Merrylees who produced a blinding set at last years T in the park will be coming to Stow hot foot from supporting Paul Weller. Check them out their new single produced by Richard Hawley Forever more

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“Looking as retro as Miles Kane fronting The Strypes, Scots The Merrylees actually sound more dreamy, with their Bill Ryder-Jones produced single ‘For You’ melding The Coral, The Bees and Scott 4-era Scott Walker into a deliciously heady balm.” NME



Augustalia (pronunciation: aw-guhst-ahl-yuh) was born in July 2009 when singer/songwriter Hannah O’Reilly made musical love-babies with Adrian Michalski (lead guitar), Gary Anderson (bass) and Steve ‘Quincy’ Galbraith (drums).

With their unique blend of noir rock and alt-country cabaret, and tackling subjects from frilly knickers to serial killers, and from slapping to salvation, Augustalia will smack you across the face and then lull you back to loving them. Amazing” – Neil Gaiman, 2011

“What a stunning voice… really unique and hits you between the eyes” – Eddie Raynor (Split Enz)

‘One of the stars of the show’ – Leonard Harper-Gow, Rowchester Festival Organiser, 2010.

‘A perfect marriage of melody and lyrics….a true antidote to the utter mediocrity of pop idol et al’

– Paul Tasker, Celtic Music Radio, 2010.

Check Agustalia out at the “Just So Festival”

Kaela Rowan


She’s flirted with retro-americana by being one of the girls who formed the Bevvy Sisters, and she took big beats into Highland traditions as vocalist with Mouth Music, but this, her first solo album, co – produced with partner / percussionist, James Mackintosh, Kaela Rowan has written most of the ten dreamily sustained, classically arranged songs .The emotional , idiosyncratic wash of mbira , kalimba , ukelele and berimbau mixes with guest trombone , piano, guitar and
mandolin, then with creatively imaginative vocal lines and harmony to make this a powerfully unique album.

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tHe Weight

There is a bit of Bob Dylan a bit of Hendrix a bit of White Stripes a bit of Blind Willie Johnson but most of all whole lot of Mojo. Don’t mis The Weight. Check out Just wait on Soundcloud

Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne


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“The original pieces were mostly written by Bancroft, who described how her musical compositions were influenced by the likes of Billie Holliday and Doris Day, while her lyrics reflected events in her own life. Covering songs ranging from Sonny Rollins to a jazzed-up version of Robert Burns’ Can Ye Sew Cushions, the pair managed to hold their own against their musical idols, with Bancroft’s voice perfectly blending with Lyne’s incredible finger work on both the double bass and bass guitar. While the songs with just voice and guitar did seem a little too sparse, the performers’ talent was never in question.
Even taking the request for an encore, playing an unrehearsed version of Bancroft’s Calgary Bay, Bancroft and Lyne kept their audience entertained throughout the set. The hour flew by, and thanks to the intimate setting, the anecdotes and the warmth of the two performers, it was like an evening with old friends.” (4 stars)

Katie Forbes

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Singer song writer Katie Forbes is from the Scottish Borders she has been fronting and writing songs for the well known Dull Fudds for 5 years. The band have received great responses playing around the UK in festivals such as Solfest, Eden, GreenFest, Lincolnshire’s Small World, Eco-Festivals and many more.

Now rocking it solo and accompanied Katie’s sound is fresh and upbeat with quirky lyrics and vibrant sound.  Sometimes rattlingly rocky, sometimes soulfully jazzy. Her alternative sound is relentlessly engaging and passionate.

Scottish Borders Rock School


SBRS will be bringing along some of their rising stars to wow the crowd

Crickets Sound Project


Take the sound and spirit of The Crickets (during and after their time with Buddy), add the Buddy Holly vibe and dynamism, the 60′s Crickets harmonies, some Ray Charles mojo, the Backing Vocals like that of The Picks/ The Roses, the melodicity of Buddy Holly/The Everly’s songs, the lyrical drama of Hank Williams… Bring it all forward 50 years, add some Rock & Blues and you’ll have… The Crickets Sound Project, “Modern Vintage”.

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Artist Husler


Artist Husler is a Scottish Rapper he has been making rap music since his younger days. New album due out soon!


Whisky Ticklers

A new band from Stow following in the mighty steps of Shooglenifty. Watch out for Whiskey Ticklers taking the folk world by storm.


 Purchase a Cool Sound Out Festival T-shirt! Handmade by Morv

All proceeds going towards raising funds for The Borders Additional Needs Groupall ts


Pre- Festival Orders being taken now!! –  T-shirts can also be bought & printed on the day.
Choose T-shirt colour- Black, White or Red
Choose Logo- Heart/ Skull/ Sun/ Guitar or Sound Out Logo.
Price £7.00- kids
Adults £9.00
Handmade by Morv.
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Sound Out present Fatlips 15/02/2014

A night of classic rock as been arranged on 15th Feb 2014.  As a Stowed Out fundraiser featuring the mighty Fatlips who played a blinding set at Stowed Out 2013.
Fatlips were hailed as one of the best acts of the whole festival so grab a ticket soon and get your dancing shoes out. Tickets details will be emailed out shortly or watch for posters.

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