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Folk music Scotland

Folk singers tell stories about life, love, liberty – and often politics. Scottish folk has evolved from simple guitars to incorporate a rich blend of traditional and contemporary instruments. Celtic styles have come back into the spotlight, with many bands singing in Gaelic. Top acts like Capercaillie and Runrig fuse folk and rock together to bring Gaelic music to a much wider audience throughout the UK.

activity highlights

18th September 2014, Inverness:

Sheesham & Lotus & Son are renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit.

19th September 2014, Inverness:

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel.

20th September 2014, Perth:

Kate Rusby and her band perform soulful folk classics from a career spanning two decades in music.

21st September 2014, Aberdeen:

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

22nd September 2014, Ayr:

Two rich voices, intricate and powerful guitar and banjo playing, with a handful of fiddle and mandolin thrown in.

27th September 2014, Inverness:

Two of the most dynamic, forward thinking, exciting and engaging traditional Celtic music acts join forces in one dazzling and compelling concert.

3rd October 2014, Stirling:

A warm welcome to a remarkable pairing who have played such a pivotal role in British folk music from the 60s right through to the present day.

4th October 2014, Scottish Borders:

Karine draws from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times.

3rd & 4th October 2014, Isle of Mull:

One of Scotland’s most outstanding bands, Idlewild have released a number of successful albums over the years, including 100 Broken Windows and The Remote Part.

7th October 2014, Aberdeen:

Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music that is an integral part of their beings.


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