Folksville brings you the best in contemporary folk/americana - beautifully crafted original material with a side serving of festive treats!
Enjoy the authentic sound of the contemporary folk and americana scene!...
Into its eighth year, Folksville has become one of Scotland’s most endeared live music nights, creating a hub for both established and emerging talent. Previous acts have included Kris Drever, Katherine Priddy and Lindisfarne’s Rod Clements.
Doors at 7.30pm. Bar open between sets! Accompanied children welcome.
To you, we present: Alice Faye, Jamie Cook, Memphis Gerald, William Hershaw, Castle Chorus, Amy Hill, and your hosts, award-winning folk/americana trio ‘Paper Sparrows’.
Hosts Paper Sparrows performed at this year’s Celtic Connections and have heralded rave reviews from as far away as Ely (where they were hand-picked to open the festival this summer). Following the release of their debut ‘Sliver EP’, Shindig magazine said “There’s real emotional depth going on here plus an undeniably rich songwriting craft that can be heard throughout these sterling performances”.
Amy Hill is a Folksville favourite, and has travelled across the country with the club to receive hugely deserved plaudits. Her roots/revival style heartbreak folk songs are backed up by a voice that will have your neck hairs jacked-up. If her songs were a play, it would be about Leonard Cohen meeting Laura Marling over a glass of wine.
Alice Faye is multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter from Glasgow and takes inspiration from artists such as Edith Piaf, Rufus wainwright, Judy Garland and Jacques Brel. Alice has received countless glowing reviews for her latest release ‘Exact Same Thing', which has been a hit sensation on the nation’s airwaves!
Memphis Gerald is a new artist on the americana/indie scene with sincere approach to roots music. A master on the guitar, he’s cut his teeth on the road as a touring musician before finding his own voice as songwriter. He draws influences from the music and songwriting traditions of Scotland’s folk and Indie scenes whilst indulging his love for country and clues music.
William Hershaw is no stranger to Folksville. A renowned poet, writer and musician, William will regale you with hilarious yarns from a bygone era – all in the Scots tongue. Some of Mr Hershaw’s musical work can be found at The Bowhill Players and The Blues Makkars.
Castle Chorus is an amazing mixed voice community choir. Led by Caroline Overy (Caro Bridges, Machine Orchid), they sing great songs without accompaniment, including some contemporary folk and some more traditional and roots type music. The choir also collaborate with Edinburgh-based songwriters and musicians to perform beautiful new arrangements of fresh songs.
Jamie Cook is a multi-instrumentalist performing a mixture of traditional songs and self-penned writings. Over successive years Jamie has studied music as well as the art of lutherie, and several of the instruments he plays were crafted by himself. He has worked on community music projects, most recently in the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital.