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Adam Holmes & The Embers & Rachel Sermanni

Saturday The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Adam Holmes and The Embers and Rachel Sermanni are planning a joint headlining Autumn Tour of the UK including a one-night only show in Edinburgh at The Pleasance Theatre on Saturday, November 25.

Adam Holmes has emerged as one of the rising stars on the Scottish music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana.

It’s a musical mix that’s winning him more and more fans and latest album, Brighter Still, has brought him even greater attention.

Rachel Sermanni is a stylish musician and artist whose reputation as a folk-noir balladeer is, like her fellow headliner’s, going only upwards.

Fans and critics alike were thrilled by Tied To The Moon, her sophomore studio release of 2015.

As a double-header featuring two of Scotland’s brightest talents, this show promises to be a memorable one.

Both Adam and Rachel are terrific live performers with a catalogue of songs that are intriguing and hugely appealing.

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Danny And The Champions Of The World
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Wednesday 6th December 2017

Stereo Glasgow

Tickets from £14 Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors: 7.30 pm, 8pm start

Multi award-winning band, Danny & The Champions of the World return to Glasgow in December for another breathless musical evening.

Their sixth release, Brilliant Light, is an 18-track, double album and the glowing reviews it has won just keep coming.

Their show at Stereo on Wednesday, December 6 will be another chance to savour their terrific, skillful brand of Southern/Celtic sounds alongside country, folk, rock and soul.

This is a glorious band that brings a crowd to its feet from the opening notes.
Great, catchy and feel-good songs buoyed by strong musicianship and a unique rapport with audiences make the band real standouts on today’s musical stage.

“Their shows are a non-stop thrill with terrific songs all the way through the set list, so we’re in for a cracker,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“If there’s a better country soul band in the UK, hats may have to be eaten” – Mojo

 

An Evening with Lau
(Decade Best Of Lau 2007-2017)

Thursday 7th December 2017
The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £19/£17/£15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Bar Open 7pm, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for “Best Group” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later… With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work.

Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 & Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 & Best Original Track 2017 at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, Decade (The Best of 2007-2017). A compilation of the trio’s best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans.  As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017.

“The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” (The Guardian)For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.

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