Flook

Thursday, September 5 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Still holding fast to their reputation as major musical innovators, Flook have an enviable trademark sound. Formed 29 years ago by four friends, the whistles and flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.… Continue Reading>>>

Old Blind Dogs

Saturday, August 31 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The musical evolution of Old Blind Dogs began in Aberdeen in 1992 with roots that grew from the eclectic music scene that flourished in the Granite City during the early 90’s. Four musicians from very different musical backgrounds came together to create a full-time professional touring band with the aim of showcasing the rich tradition of songs and tunes of the North- East of Scotland on an international stage.… Continue Reading>>>

Dean Friedman

Thursday, August 8 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.… Continue Reading>>>

Black Umfolosi

Thursday, June 13 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Black Umfolosi is an award winning acapella singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by students who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their communities in a meaningful way.… Continue Reading>>>

Preston Reed

Saturday, June 1 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Internationally recognised as one of the world’s most influential guitarists and a ground-breaking innovator, Preston Reed revolutionised acoustic guitar playing in the 1980’s and 90’s. His invention of integrated percussive guitar playing – an approach that incorporates a live percussive groove on the guitar neck and body with other techniques – continues to captivate audiences and inspire new generations of musicians around the world.… Continue Reading>>>

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Wednesday, May 29 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, ‘the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling’ and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy.… Continue Reading>>>

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Saturday, May 4 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

From the moment Kevin Henderson, Olav Luksengård Mjelva and Anders Hall of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc first played together in 2009 they felt a particular chemistry in the sound they created.… Continue Reading>>>

Ando Glaso Collective

Friday, April 19 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Ando Glaso Collective brings together some of the best musicians from Scotland’s Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian Roma communities. The group’s repertoire is based on authentic Gypsy music and incorporates each participant’s own music heritage.… Continue Reading>>>

FARA

Wednesday, April 10 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Filskit Fiddles Fae Orkney (“Filskit, adj: frisky, high-spirited, exuberant; addicted to immoderate hilarity”)

Fusing the talents of three fine Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists – Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey – alongside stand-out Highland pianist and newest member Rory Matheson, FARA have firmly secured their foothold at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene since taking 2014’s Orkney Folk Festival by storm.… Continue Reading>>>