One of the leading squeezebox players of his generation, “An uncompromising approach, maybe, but it worked, thanks to his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter.” … “a quiet triumph!” The Guardian
BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, "Claire Hastings’s debut album is one of the best Scottish releases this year in any musical genre" Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland... ‘An exquisite album’ Songlines
Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music....“…a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.” American Songwriter Magazine
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music... ‘Haunting vocals and elegant harp’ The Guardian
Giving a salute to Americana, a wave to the lounge music of the 40s & 50s and a nod to jazz, the result is a classic sound that captures a spectrum of influences ranging from Kirsty MacCall to Julie London.
Roots Music Mavericks, Western Centuries, (Formerly Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer), touring in support of new album. Traditional country meets early R&B, beautifully literary songwriting and rocks out!
Described as one of the ‘best singers in the world’ by her ongoing collaborator, Buck 65 (CA), “captivating’ by The Line Of Best Fit (UK), and “work of a painter born in paradise” by The Sydney Morning Herald (AU).
The original sound of Ninja Folk - ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching!
Electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs old and new, nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate, robust evening of acoustic music and dance, a skilled hybrid of Americana folk arts and original songs.