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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | 0 comments

Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh’s champion of epic lo-fi Neil Pennycook, who describes it as ‘a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/musicians.’ Since their debut Song, By Toad release in 2009, they made appearances at major music festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road) and received critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny and The Line of Best Fit. In 2013, Meursault’s third album, Something for the Weakened, was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. After a break of...

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RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

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RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

RICHARD DAWSON can never been accused by listeners of a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop – the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of ‘Nothing Important’ – or earlier in the journey, with ‘The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or ‘The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels. Devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work. ‘Peasant’ is that album, released on...

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HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

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HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year and best traditional song by BBC Radio 2, best live act by the Scottish traditional music awards and best female vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. She has shared the stage and recorded with Eddi Reader, Idlewild,...

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Tuesday 18 April, 7.30pm Tickets £16.90 “The arrangements of the songs on Impermanence, Brooklyn singer Peter Silberman’s first solo album, are so minimal and sparse that they make his exquisite recordings with his group The Antlers seem positively rococo. On intimate tracks such as Maya and Karuna, Silberman’s croon is accompanied by nothing more than the occasional strum of a guitar. His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying. The dusty ambience is that of 1930s folk and blues recordings – an...

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HOLLY MACVE, Thursday 6 April, 2017, 7.30pm

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HOLLY MACVE, Thursday 6 April, 2017, 7.30pm

Bella Union have recently signed the exciting talent of Holly Macve. Boss Simon Raymonde says “Little is known of Holly other than she is a 21 year old from Yorkshire who appeared out of nowhere in Brighton late last year. I had a tip-off to go to a basement bar where she was playing. In a room full of beery boys chatting across all the music beforehand, the minute Holly opened her mouth the room fell silent. Hers is a rare gift.” A heavenly voice couched in spellbinding country & western ballads, with a devastating emotional delivery: Holly Macve is a fantastic addition to the Bella...

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YORKSTON, THORNE, KHAN – Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pm

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YORKSTON, THORNE, KHAN – Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pm

Yorkston Thorne Khan is an experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston one of the most “influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from Calcutta, and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb. The trio met by chance – In 2013 Suhail arrived at a festival in Edinburgh and met James tuning up backstage. They got talking about music and decided to play that evening’s show together, despite having no rehearsal or real knowledge of each others...

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