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From Oct 5 2022 admission will be usually ...
£10 (general), £7 (members) ... unless stated otherwise.
All gigs start at 8pm; doors/bar open from 7:30pm

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Alastair Savage is originally from Ayrshire and has performed throughout the world as a traditional and classical performer. He was winner of the Land O Burns Scots fiddle competition in his youth alongside studying classical violin at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama and at the Royal Academy Of Music in London.

Alastair has been a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since 1997 with whom he has toured Japan, China, USA, South America and throughout Europe, as well as appearing as a traditional fiddle soloist with broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Radio Scotland and on national radio in the USA.

He released recently his 6th solo album entitled Tunes From The River which features a number of celebrated musicians from the folk music world. Previous recording projects include a critically acclaimed unaccompanied album Alone With History recorded at Crathie Kirk in Royal Deeside which features a mixture of music from great fiddle composers of centuries past including Niel Gow, William Marshall and James Scott Skinner as well as many of Alastairs own compositions.

As a composer, Alastair's music has been used by BBC Alba in documentaries and he was shortlisted in 2021 for a Scottish Award In New Music. He is in demand as a session musician when has worked with many top artists crossing dierent musical genres including Belle and Sebastian, Karen Matheson, Justin Currie, Ricky Ross and legendary Scottish band The Whistlebinkies.

For tonight's performance Alastair will be joined by Alice Allen, one of the countrys leading cellists who is originally from Banchory. Alice studied traditional cello with renowned instrumentalist Natalie Haas and has performed alongside Robyn Stapleton, Patsy Reid, Shona Aitken, John Goldie, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever to name but a few. Alice recently completed an extensive study involving historic cello accompaniment for the music of James Scott Skinner and others and has been one of Alastairs main collaborators over the past decade, appearing in concerts alongside him throughout the country. Formerly young artist in residence with the Scottish Ensemble, Alice has worked with many of the countrys leading classical performing groups including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and her most recent recording projects involve her celebrated duo Gaia with violinist Katrina Lee.


a must for aficionados, a primer for anyone with a notional interest in Scottish traditional music (Keith Bruce, The Herald)

spectacular in simplicity, scope and delivery (Tim Carroll, Folkwords)

There is a breathtaking effortlessness to Savage's musical art: technical and intricate without ever overshadowing the music itself (Su O'Brien, Bright Young Folk)

Alastair Savage is a master of the instrument, both in theory and practice (Ellie Willis, Edinburgh Three Weeks)

panache, grace and action (Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman)

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

George Machray at Edinburgh FC

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

George Machray is a fine and recognised singer and songwriter from the old fishing and mining village of Port Seton in East Lothian. He writes about what he knows about - the people and places found along the Firth of Forth coastline. The themes of his songs meander from the humorous to the serious, from the ridiculous to the romantic. While probably best known for his comical songs (Swinging In Dunbar and Hawkeye the Noo), songs like Charlottes Violin and Lazy Moon (Over Embra Toun) show George also has a serious side to his writing.

George is three-times winner at the Glenfarg Folk Club Song Contest and has been the audience vote winner twice in the annual Edinburgh Folk Club Song Competition. He has opened for artists such as Adam McNaughtan, Isla St Clair and Barluath.

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

Jim King at Edinburgh Folk Club

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Jim King has made his home in Glasgow since 1985, having moved around the UK for a number of years after leaving his native Thames Valley. Much of his song writing, and the works he chooses of others, draws upon his profound belief in equality and social justice. Jim's songs tell stories of beauty, prejudice, sadness and joy, and the kindness of people. Hell inspire you, make you laugh and cry. Hell make you angry and calm, help you face shadows and introduce you to wonders.

Jim has successfully worked with diverse groups in communities around Glasgow, running workshops and master-classes. He has played pubs, clubs, and benefits, arts centres, theatres and festivals. Hes an acclaimed singer and songwriter who has been performing for more than 50 years.

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

Tim Edey at Edinburgh Folk Club

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Edinburgh FC is so pleased to welcome back that force of musical nature that is the unique talent of Tim Edey . There is no-one who has seen Tim playing anywhere in the world doubting that. He's established this fact time and again over the past 20 years or so of touring and continues to do so.

So what does that mean in practical terms, what he can actually do? Tim plays a variety of instruments to an astonishing level of competence - in fact to put it like is really selling him far short of his musical expertise. Plus he has a ‘photographic’ memory for recalling music. His mind is best described as a ’musical super computer’ linked to a remarkable sensitivity and empathy. He plays guitar, accordion, banjo, piano/keyboards, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, bouzouki and whistles - all to concert standard! In addition to that the musical genres he straddles range from classical to classic pop via swing, gypsy jazz, world music, classic jazz, country (including flat picking blue grass) and all folk styles. In addition to all this Tim has a good singing voice.

To paraphrase the above, Tim is a highly entertaining musical genius added to which he has an uncanny knack of making audiences laugh – he is a natural presenter and raconteur. Tim has made frequent appearances on television and radio.

Artists Tim has worked with include the Chieftains, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Shane McGowan, Séamus Begley, Frankie Gavin, Altan, Ry Cooder, Eddi Reader, Steve Cooney, Julie Fowlis, Dougie Maclean, Capercaillie, Michael McGoldrick, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Ewan Vernal, Natalie MacMaster, Mike Harding and many more.

£10.00, £7.00 (members)


The floor is yours! Songwriters and singers and instrumentalists welcome. Come along and try that new tune you've been learning or that song you've just finished writing in a mutually supportive gathering of folk just like yourself.

Admission £5 if you just want to listen or £2 for the performers; helps us to pay the room rent. Pay at the door from 7:30pm - these admissions aren't on line.

The Banes o The Turas at Edinburgh FC / EFC

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Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

The Banes o the Turas is an entirely appropriate show to include in this year's Carrying Stream Festival. The show is based around poems written by the Italian poet Pino Mereu who wrote the poems having met Hamish Henderson in Rome. Pino came to Scotland for the launch of Douglas Eadie’s film about Hamish (shown on BBC Scotland) where he then met amongst many others Margaret Bennett, Dolina MacLennan and Sheila Stewart. Pino returned to Italy inspired and penned a series of poems in tribute to Hamish, Gramsci and all those he met and have influenced him. The book is to be published by Tippermuir Books and is a translation into Scots from the original Italian of Pino’s book, Turas Viaggio.

The book will have been launched in Blairgowrie on Friday 11 November 2022 with a small gathering of poets and musicians. It’s quite a special moment to celebrate such a thing in the birthplace of Hamish on the date of his birth, but then to bring the book and celebrate it more widely in Edinburgh and as part of the Carrying Stream is most certainly the icing on the cake!

The show is a blend of readings from Pino's book, The Banes o the Turas, and music which fits the poetry. Poet Jim C MacKintosh will be reading and joined by Pipe Major Callum Douglas (a great piper!) and the wonderful singer Aileen Ogilvie who will perform music referenced in the poems and relevant to the book.

They will also be joined by Pino himself who is coming to Scotland from Rome for the occasion who may read one or two of the original poems and there will be some special guests saying a few words and contributing to what will be a memorable occasion.

With so many relevant links through Pino’s poetry, it's easy to see quite clearly that this show is a must to include in this year's Carrying Stream Festival .

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

In The Footsteps oF Colm Cille at Edinburgh Folk Club

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Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Right after the Hamish Henderson lecture ends today, the festival hosts In the Footsteps of Colm Cille. Scots fiddler Paul Anderson and Francy Devine organiser and singer at the Howth Singing Circle near Dublin, will be doing a presentation about the project, In the Footsteps of Colm Cille.

Francy Devine is a poet, songwriter and an outstanding singer who has a grasp of the intricacies of Scots and English singing as well as that of his ancestral Ireland. He has a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs, some of the latter being Francy's own creations. Those who have seen the joint 'Zoomed' Burns' Night celebrations in January 2021 and 2022 which featured both Edinburgh FC and the Howth Singing Circle will likely have seen Francy in action.

Already something of a legend in the time honoured fiddle tradition of Scotland, Paul Anderson is the finest Scots fiddler of his generation. Although only in his forties, he is already something of an icon in Scotland, a fact duly recognised by two specially commissioned portraits of him, a life size one in Aberdeen Art Gallery and a study which is in the care of the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

As a youngster starting off playing fiddle, for a short time Paul received private tutoring from Angus Shaw of Banchory before going on to study for several years with Douglas Lawrence of Buckie. Douglas was a Golden Fiddle Champion in 1979 and was the most acclaimed pupil of Hector MacAndrew, the finest Scots fiddler of the 20th century and a player who could trace his fiddling lineage directly back to Niel Gow and the Golden Age of Scottish fiddle music. Gow is regarded as the father of Scottish fiddle music and was a legend in his own lifetime, having played for Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 and being visited by Robert Burns during his highland tour. Hector's grandfather was taught by James Mackintosh of Dunkeld who was the last pupil of Niel Gow. Therefore Paul is part of a teaching lineage which stretches right back to before 1745 and the time of Gow.

You can hear some of the show here - or, from the book/CD, here.

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

This well-known, local band simply enjoys entertaining. Formed some years back when they all met as members of Nitten Folk Club around 2010 when they got together to perform for a charity concert only to discover that this new band worked for them and their audience. They are now well-accomplished in presenting a range of styles from a-cappella to traditional, contemporary and self-penned material and their shows across Scotland over the past decade or so pre-covid found favour with their harmonies, range of songs and eclectic good humour. Ragged Glory toured extensively as part of the great WW1 commemorative show Far, Far From Ypres that played to sell-out concerts culminating in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Armistice Sunday 2018. Audiences at a Ragged Glory gig have always left with happy memories, a smile on their face, a song in their head and, of course, a new awful joke for their repertoire! Clearly a recipe that guarantees another memorable evening at the Edinburgh Folk Club.


£10.00, £7.00 (members)

Archie Fisher has replaced Rab Noakes for this event since unfortunately Rab has had to cancel because of ill-health.

"One of Britain's finest song interpreters" (Sing Out). "...seems like Archie invented Scottish folk" (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla were both professional singers) and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk-singer. He was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame (2006) and received an MBE for services to traditional music (2007). Along with a stellar international performing career spanning five decades, for 27 years Archie presented BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning programme, Travelling Folk.

£10.00, £7.00 (members)

Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship which, thoughout their 20+ year collaboration, has delighted listeners with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland while incorporating sensibilities from the worlds of classical, blues, klezmer and jazz.

Stewart and Frank met at a festival of Scottish music in Northern Bavaria. From the start it was clear that they held common musical values and shared many musical influences. Initially contributing to each others projects, the fun they had working together led them to establish a formal collaboration.

Together they compose, produce and perform music of tremendous variety. As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle and guitar. With their long-term collaboration, they have achieved a deep and instinctive understanding of each others musical interpretations.

The unique and versatile approach Stewart and Frank bring to their music, combined with their ability to draw on a wide variety of styles, produces an uplifting and joyous performance.

REVIEWS "The instrumental pairing of Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin is one of traditional musics great examples of cross-Border co-operation" (Rob Adams, The Herald).

"Hardy is based in the northeast of England, although his fiddle playing on the Earl Grey strathspey here could place him as an Aberdeenshire native, and guitarist and piper McLaughlin lives in Edinburgh. When they get together, however, each belongs wherever the music takes them, be it in The Pilgrim's Way's Spanish dance steps or in the brilliantly mobile Irish set that culminates with Paddy Faheys Reel. Hardy brings a terrific range of colourful expression to his playing, from the gentle, poignant lilt of his slow airs, through the slippery hornpipe bowing that lights up The Locomotive and the swooping, steely poise of his own Thunderfoot, and McLaughlin is both an imaginative accompanist and an assured tunesmith, often transferring his pipers phrasing to the guitar strings" (Rob Adams, The Herald).

"McLaughlin's guitar can chime with a delicacy reminiscent of Tony McManus, or work up powerful drive, while his small pipes sound crisp melodies around which Hardy's fiddle twines" (Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman).





£10.00, £7.00 (members)

ZOR at Edinburgh Folk Club

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

ZOR is a high octane group of young Roma musicians living in Glasgow. Their music brings together traditional and modern gypsy music to create a colourful repertoire. The group was formed as part of Ando Glasos youth project in 2019 (see below) and recently received support from the Youth Music Initiative. Since its establishment ZOR has introduced a large number of young Roma to various strands of traditional gypsy music and other different music genres. They work regularly with professional tutors to develop their skills and knowledge both as a group and individually. The group's work explores many different dialects of the divers gypsy music traditions from the Balkans to flamenco. The aim of the group is to become ambassadors of Roma culture and showcase it to a wide audience. ZOR has started to gain recognition by appearing at festivals such as the Kelburn Garden Party over at Kelburn Castle, Fairlie [ A distinctly magical atmosphere. (Scotsman), The best festival in Scotland. (Skinny), A jewel in Scotland's festival crown. (List)].

£10.00, £7.00

Colum Sands at Edinburgh Folk Club

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world. He has performed in over 30 countries around the world confirming the universal appeal of the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life.

On his travels Colum soon discovered that many of his songs had arrived before him carried by singers in their live shows or recordings - the likes of Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Roy Bailey, Mick Hanley, Gerard van Maasakkers, Rosemary Woods, Iain McIntosh and Enda Kenny.  He has toured all over Ireland and the UK as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Denmark. Colum is working currently on a new album due for release in summer or late 2018. 

" ... Colum's gift is of breaking down cultural barriers through choice words and eloquent music. (John O'Regan, Rock 'n' Reel)

"An unforgettable, wonderful performer. I've just seen him play to 2500 people in the Australian National Folk Festival's biggest venue and make everyone feel as if they were sitting in his lounge room. He's warm, witty, moving and funny. Steve Barnes, Director, Fairbridge Folk Festival).


£10.00, £7.00

Andy Chung at Edinburgh Folk Club

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Andy Chung was born in Kirkcaldy, in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, his family having settling there in the early 1960's after emigrating from Hong Kong.

With an obvious talent for the creative arts as a child, Andy studied at Edinburgh's Telford College and at the Glasgow School of Art.

With a growing interest in music, however, he found himself and his guitar fronting various bands before securing weekly solo residencies in a number of renowned Edinburgh folk music bars including the Royal Oak, the Hebrides Bar, the Scotsman Lounge and Sandy Bell's.

Nowadays, moving on, Andy is still travelling the highways and byways of his beloved Scotland, and is - as ever - in demand as a consummate musician and entertainer, as we witnessed at EFC early in 2022.

"Chung would alternate between ballads and bawdy tavern songs to entertain us. It's rare to find a performer of Burns that can perform his songs so genuinely and beautifully that can bring the audience to tears" BROADWAY BABY REVIEW, (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

£10.00, £7.00

Edinburgh Folk Club / Hannah Rarity

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Hannah Rarity is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s finest singers. With her carefully chosen mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs, Hannah earns comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon, whilst standing confidently in her own right.

After winning the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2018, Hannah was tipped by The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch’. And so it proved ... Hannah’s musical experience is already very wide and varied, having toured internationally with US folk supergroup Cherish the Ladies, appearing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC SSO, Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura and electronic Celtic fusion band Niteworks. She has undertaken featured singer work as part of Brian O’Donovan & WGBH’s ‘A Celtic Christmas Sojourn’ in Boston, USA (2018), as well as numerous UK television appearances (BBC Hogmanay 2015, 2017, 2020) and her own touring throughout Europe and the UK. She was invited to work as co-musical director for the Opening Concert of Celtic Connections 2022. Yes, one to watch indeed.

This summer (2022), Hannah celebrated the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’ on which she ushers in a more mature sound, staying true to her background in folk whilst being unafraid to experiment with genre and production.

“Absolutely sensational” BBC Radio Scotland

“ impeccable combination of nuanced phrasing and power” Folk Radio UK

“Hannah Rarity has a just downright gorgeous voice... no wonder she is in such high demand.” FRoots

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 (Winner) Album ‘Neath the Gloaming Star’ Shortlisted Album of the Year at MG Alba Scots Music Trad Awards (2019) Twice Nominated Scots Singer of the Year at MG Alba Scots Music Trad Awards (2017, 2018) Featured on The List’s Hot 100 - Influential Women in 2018 Featured as ‘One to Watch’ - The Scotsman, 2018


Edinburgh FC is very pleased to welcome back Steve Tilston to headline for us on September 21.

Steve Tilston is one of the UK's most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music. Lyrics, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing - who else could it be!?

Born in Liverpool and raised in the English Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic, An Acoustic Confusion, and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all lead with first-class song-writing, marking Steve out as one of the UKs finest writers while the instrumental, Swans at Coole, is testament to his guitar virtuosity.

Although known mainly as a songwriter, Steve joined an illustrious band of guitarists - including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones - when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews.


TIM EDEY is a highly entertaining musical genius with an uncanny knack of making audiences laugh – he is a natural presenter and raconteur.

A remarkable and unique talent, Tim plays a variety of instruments to an astonishing level. He has a ‘photographic’ memory in recalling music. Tim's mind is best described as a musical super computer linked to remarkable sensitivity and empathy. He plays guitar, accordion, banjo, piano/keyboards, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, bouzouki and whistles - all to concert standard! In addition to this he has a fine singing voice.

His musical genres range across classical, classic pop, swing, gypsy jazz, world music, classic jazz, country (including flat picking blue grass) and all folk styles.

Tim has made frequent appearances on television and radio shows and artists he has worked with include the Chieftains, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Shane McGowan, Séamus Begley, Frankie Gavin, Altan, Ry Cooder, Eddi Reader, Steve Cooney, Julie Fowlis, Dougie Maclean, Capercaillie, Michael McGoldrick, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Ewan Vernal, Natalie MacMaster, Mike Harding ... and many more.



The last night of our 2021-2022 season, and a very odd and curious season it's been as well. COVID-induced cancellations blanked out January while February had to be re-programmed at the last minute! Excitement? Not 'arf!

However, here we are with the second of our 'experimental' ceilidh dance nights.

Once again, the band is "Young Francis Gardner" led by EFC's own resident compere - Dave Francis - who has many years of experience playing in dance bands (and numerous other music-related activities) and calling the dances as well. Jenny Gardner (fiddle, viola, vocals, bass, guitar) is another vastly experienced musician who was a member of Salsa Celtica, Rock Salt and Nails, The Poozies and Eat the Seats. And then last but by no means least John Young on bass to drive it all along.

Young Francis Gardner are one half of the long-established Bella McNab's Dance Band, a swingy, string-driven sound (no accordion or percussion) which dancers love. Dave Francis is one of Scotland's most experienced callers with a mix of favourite, familiar and less-familiar dances.

Another crackingly enjoyable knees up of an evening with which to end the season!

OK then, at the time of writing (mid-March 2022) we don't know how the first dance will go but we're sticking our necks out and stating here and now, with this band and the EFC membership leaping about in full hooley mode, it will be an interesting event with which to end the season!


A fave act at Edinburgh FC, Wendy was last with us at our Burns' Supper in "Oor Rabbie" and is most welcome back with her band tonight (they should have been during lockdown!). Wendy's wide musical interests have led her to sing and play at folk and jazz events worldwide. She has composed music for theatre and film and has vast recording experience as a guest on albums ranging from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, and The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill to The Pearlfishers' Sky Meadows.

Her own CD's: A Breath on the Cold Glass, Two Loves (Lochshore) and A Shirt of Silk or Snow (Fellside) show her love of song as well as instrumental work; she was nominated in the Scots Trad Awards 2010 as Traditional Singer of the Year. Her commissions for Celtic Connections, Daybreak on the World's Edge, poems of William Soutar set for cello quartet and three male voices, and a large scale work based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song feature some of the best traditional musicians in Scotland.

Theatre productions include Bill Bryden's 'The Ship' and 'The Big Picnic'; John Betts' adaptations of Burns, The Jolly Beggars and Para Handy, and Wee Stories award-winning production 'Arthur, The Story of a King'. Wendy has composed, performed and directed music for Wee Stories, Lung Ha Theatre Company, Foolish Notion, Storyteller Scotland and Mull Theatre, and currently works regularly with Andy Cannon, one of Scotland's most highly regarded storytellers.

Wendy continues to guest with musicians of many styles the cello being well suited to the dark realms of the singer/songwriter to teach at workshops and festivals and, of course, perform with the Wendy Weatherby Band!

THE BAND Sandy Brechin, from Edinburgh, is one of the greatest exponents of the Scottish accordion. He is well known throughout the world, having toured and recorded extensively with Bùrach, Seelyhoo, The Sandy Brechin Band and his incredibly popular ceilidh band, The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience. Theatre shows include Mull Theatres The Accidental Death of an Accordionist and The Mini-atures for the Highland Festival.

Stevie Lawrence was initially involved in rock bands from his school days and was active in the Glasgow pub rock scene before turning to acoustic and roots music in the early eighties. He worked with Cruachan for six years, playing festivals and folk clubs all over Scotland before joining Iron Horse, recording three albums with the band as well as touring all over the UK, Europe, Russia and Egypt. After leaving Iron Horse, Stevie carved a career as a session musician and producer.

Scottish fiddler Fiona Cuthill from Glasgow was classically trained by Bill Baxter (who played with the famous Halle Orchestra) and then discovered the world of folk music after leaving school. Since then, she has been involved primarily in the ceilidh scene, playing all over the country with a variety of ceilidh bands. Along with The Wendy Weatherby Band, Fiona also plays with Rallion, and as a duo with Stevie Lawrence. Fiona teaches fiddle at Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.

£10, £7 (members), £5 (students)

Lovely to welcome back Jez to Edinburgh FC after the pandemic forced postponement of our earlier plans. A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for Best Singer and Best New Song was a timely reminder of Jez Lowes standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks.

£12, £8 (members), £5 (students)

Jigs, reels, airs and beautiful songs from the Scots tradition by three of Scotland's finest musicians. BrÒg features legendary piper Gary West on pipes, whistles, vocals and guitar, virtuoso fiddler Greg Borland on fiddle and bass, and the sensational Sandy Brechin on accordion. Gary plays with the famous Atholl Highlanders, is the presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's "Pipeline", ex-Ceolbeg, Caledon and Clan Alba. Greg plays with Other Roads, Burach, ex-Caledon and Kathryn Tickell Band. Sandy plays with The Jimi Shandrix Experience, The Sandy Brechin Band, Burach, and a host of other bands.

£12, £8 (members), £5 (students)