DKOS Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Graeme Campbell. /. Anabrese. /. Craig Muirhead. /. Good Habits /. Pauline Vallance. /. Kenneth Macfarlane
Graeme Campbell Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Graeme Campbell is a Falkirk based Americana, Blues and Rock influenced singer/ songwriter.
A regular on the Scottish acoustic songwriter scene, Graeme has played various stages from the iconic King Tuts in Glasgow to local house concerts, pubs around the UK, coffee houses in places as far flung as Phoenix, Arizona and rock clubs, including the Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY.
Described by BBC Radio Presenter and songwriter Tom Robinson as, “Raw, gravel voiced Americana from Scotland, for fans of Ian McNabb, Cray Horse etc..”
Recent highlights include a feature on the Americana UK Twang Factor and performances including the Homebird Sessions with award winning songwriter Boo Hewerdine and former Danny Kyle Stage winner Elaine Lennon. Currently writing new material, Graeme has music available on all leading streaming platforms.
Anabrese Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Anabrese is a singer/songwriter based on the Isle of Bute. She has been writing songs since she was 6 years of age, having had a musical father. Her musical recordings are a reflective mix of acoustic love songs often inspired by nature and Anabrese’s Spiritual Life.
The smooth and angelic vocals can be compared to Sarah MacLachlan, Joni Mitchell, and Suzanne Vega, with an honest and sincere delivery, making Anabrese’s voice and music the perfect choice for relaxation and reflection.
Craig Muirhead Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
From Bannockburn, Craig Muirhead is best known as a piper having performed with many of the world’s leading bands and ensembles. He is the founding Director of Traditional Music and Scottish Culture at Strathallan School in Perthshire and enjoys working with his own pupils as well as taking part in outreach work. An accomplished pianist, Craig enjoys accompanying musicians in a range of styles.
Craig has been an enthusiast of song from a very young age, inspired by singing around the piano with his Grandpa after Church on a Sunday and fuelled by a close relationship with Anne Neilson and Gordeanna McCulloch at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Good Habits Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Described as “engagingly clear across a rich variety of styles” (Songlines), Good Habits are a nomadic alt-folk duo, telling stories and turning heads across the globe. Composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, the duo create folkish musical tales, with captivating lyrics married with their unique brand of brisk instrumental virtuosity.
During their time spent happily stranded in New Zealand because of the pandemic, Good Habits performed alongside the country’s top acts including Nadia Reid, Ria Hall, and Lost Tribe Aotearoa, and won the Purbeck Folk Rising Award 2020. Debut album Going For Broke received glowing press in Songlines and the New Zealand Herald, and their hectic tour schedule has included performances at New Zealand’s largest festivals, including CubaDupa, TSB Festival of Lights, Luminate, and countless other independent venues. Upon returning to the UK in October 2021, they appeared at Manchester Folk Festival and more amongst their homecoming tour with BBC appearances, (BBC Introducing, and BBC Folk Show).
Pauline Vallance Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Pauline is a singer/songwriter and clarsach player from Ayrshire. In usual circumstances, she likes to play in as many varied settings as possible, from Stirling Castle to Tannahill’s Cottage, from an extinct volcano to a riverboat in Australia. During Lockdown, she wrote and released the album Blue Leaves, which was Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Week in May 2021. She also developed a habit of singing One Song to the Tune of Another, which is exactly as it sounds!
Gigs will often consist of her own songs, some traditional songs, particularly those of Burns and often some Songs to the Tune of Another. In 2021, she appeared at the Moira Furnace Folk Festival, at Gainsborough Folk Club, Springthorpe Village Hall, Edinburgh Folk Club and presented a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently working on another album of original songs with support from Creative Scotland and produced by James Grant.
“delightful and convivial on so many levels; her pure, melodious voice; the engaging songs” (Springthorpe Hall concert)
Kenneth Macfarlane & Friends Thurs 3rd Feb 2022
Having met through the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, the ban
comes together to play newly composed music, that looks to bring a fresh, modern sound to the Traditional Music Scene. Featuring Kenneth Macfarlane (Whistles), Iona Reid (Keyboard), Zak Younger Banks (Electric Guitar) & Callum Edwards (Drum Kit & Percussion), they bring together their varied styles and influences such as Rock, Electronica, Jazz, and Hip Hop.