Friday night headliners Shooglenifty
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
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
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
“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”
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.
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
The Acoustic Music Centre during Edinburgh Fringe August, 2012
“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.”
Broadwaybaby.com (4 stars)
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.
SBRS will be bringing along some of their rising stars to wow the crowd
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”.
Artist Husler is a Scottish Rapper he has been making rap music since his younger days. New album due out soon!
A new band from Stow following in the mighty steps of Shooglenifty. Watch out for Whiskey Ticklers taking the folk world by storm.
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