City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Roots music


Singer/guitarist Toby Mottershead Grabs Audiences at the Roots

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Toby Mottershead was a stand-out at the Space Media launch, impressing audiences with a passionate performance.

EIF 2016: Before the Hudson and the Liffey; James Connolly in Edinburgh and Leith

‘Made in Hong Kong, assembled in Fife’ is how musician Andy Chung describes his background. James Connolly, on the other hand, was very much made in, and by, Edinburgh.

Matthew Dames Contemporary Folk, St Vincent's Chapel, Review

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Matthew Dames thrilled his audience at St Vincent's last night in his hour-long concert of twelve carefully selected songs.

Melodies of Scotland: From Folk Song to Art Song, St Vincent's, Review

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It might be said that when traditional folk music is taken up by well known composers the outcome is art music.

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Lassie Will Ye Go, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Review

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Elsa Jean returns to the Fringe with a wonderful collection of folk music to launch her new album, Lassie Will Ye Go.

The Christians, Traverse Theatre, Review

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It’s not often you get a full gospel choir on stage at the Traverse, but there is one as ‘The Christians’ opens.

EIF 2015: Celtic Dialogues, Usher Hall, Review

Performer and musicologist Jordi Savall has almost ten years on this reviewer.

EIF 2014: Patrias, Playhouse, Review

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Patrias evokes the aesthetic spirit of Lorca’s duende, creating a stirring glimpse of the Spanish Civil War that blazes with Andalusian accents and attitude.

The Poozies, Famous Spiegeltent, Review

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After her recent brush with fame as a finalist on The Voice, Sally Barker is back to her roots as lead vocalist in the all female folk supergroup The Poozies, serenading us once again in the less comp

Africa Live!, New Town Theatre, Review

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This round-up of some of the musical acts playing at the Fringe opened with an absolute bang courtesy of Simply Soweto Encha.