Contemporary folk and Scottish traditional music take centre stage Wednesday to Friday. Our resident DJ Karawane spins world grooves most Saturday evenings. On Sunday afternoons we feature an eclectic mix of musical genres and literary offerings, from performance poetry and author panels to classical music, blues and jazz.
As well as our regular programme of folk and traditional music, world music DJs and local acts, there are a number of specially curated events throughout the summer.
Bogha-frois (14-18 Jul): A celebration of queer voices in folk, curated by Pedro Cameron. Each day will feature members of Bogha-frois (Gaelic for Rainbow), a community of queer and LGBT+ folk musicians. The collective, fuelled by love and inclusivity, aims to encourage creativity and collaboration which reflects the queer experience.
Càirdeas (25-29 Aug): Bringing together global Gaelic communities. As part of the Colmcille 1500 commemorations, we showcase artists and music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and the Isle of Man, and the kinship that has existed between these cultures over hundreds of years.
Supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Uisge (12-19 Sep): Marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. Rivers, oceans, lochs and waterways have long been inspirations for Scotland’s musicians. This week features a series of critically-acclaimed compositions and performances, which all evoke the might and mystery of uisge.
The July programme has been announced and is available to browse. The August programme will be revealed in early July. The September programme will be revealed in early August.