Wee Folk Club
Sunday Nights 8.30 pm Tickets £6
March 24 Kishmul Mar 31 Jim King
Formed in mid 2018, Kishmul is
comprised of four musicians who,
all having very different musical
backgrounds, met on the Edinburgh
started playing together by attending each other's
sessions and quickly became good friends. Taking
influences from Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and
continental Europe, their music is a unique blend of
many folk music traditions, complimenting one
another to make a rich inimitable flavour. The
reception to their sell-
Fringe Festival in August 2018 was phenomenal, with
one folk club's review stating that the band "promises
to be one of Edinburgh's best exports over the coming
Years." This will be their first gig with newest member,
April 7 Awry
AWRY is a band based in Scotland who make
fine, mirthy original music that fuses traditional
Acoustic instruments (mostly made from wood
and metal) with powerful soundscapes (mostly
made from electric) and the Gaelic language
(mostly made from sound and sometimes paper)…
AWRY have a reputation for being able to make people whirl like
a dervish and dance like loons but also dream, drift and doodle…
Jim started playing the guitar in the
60's and by the beginning of the 70s he
was playing around some of his local
folk clubs and pubs. By 1981 he was
fronting the Boston Folk Club in
Lincolnshire and earned a reputation as
a competent and entertaining compére.
In 1985 he moved to Glasgow. He was introduced to the Star Folk Club at Carlton Place and became a regular there for the next few years and it became a 'musical home' and a source of some great friendships.
April 14 Wildwood Jack
After selling their home to hit the road
the acoustic duo Wildwood Jack spend
large parts of the year touring across
the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
Their stories and adventures are deeply
rooted in their music and their songs
speak of amazing journeys both real and imagined.
'Wildwood Jack' is their name for the independent spirit of music that knows no boundaries and their wide repertoire draws from an eclectic songbook as well as instrumentals and heartwarming original songs.
April 21st. George Machray
George is a fine and recognised singer/songwriter
from the old fishing and mining village of Port
Seton in East Lothian.
He writes about what he knows: the people
and places found along the Firth of Forth coastline. Their themes
meander from the humorous to the serious, from the ridiculous to
the romantic. George is a three-
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.
April 28 The Ian Walker Band
“THE IAN WALKER BAND”
comprises Moe Walker, Jimmy
Scott and Ian with additional
musicians and singers joining as the
events dictate. The Band plays at a
very wide variety of venues and the response has been very positive. The Band released an album called “JUST ONE MORE CHORUS” in late 2017 and it has been receiving warm reviews including “Album of the Week” status on radio. John Graham of The Clydesiders supported the Band on the album with fiddle, bass and mandolin and Ken Russell also contributed with Northumbrian Small pipes on one track.