Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.

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  • Sat 5 & Fri 18 August: Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson – Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo

    Sat 5 & Fri 18 August:  Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson – Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo
  • Mon 7 & Sat 12 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally - Guitar and vocal duo

    Mon 7 & Sat 12 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally - Guitar and vocal duo
  • Tue 8 & Wed 9 August: David Foley and Jack Smedley - Traditional folk duo

    Tue 8 & Wed 9 August: David Foley and Jack Smedley - Traditional folk duo
  • Thu 10 & Sat 26 August: Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees - Fiddle and step dance duo

    Thu 10 & Sat 26 August: Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees - Fiddle and step dance duo
  • Fri 11 & Sun 20 August: Morag Brown and Lewis Powell - Traditional instrumental

    Fri 11 & Sun 20 August: Morag Brown and Lewis Powell - Traditional instrumental
  • Sun 13 August: Barluath – Traditional Scottish folk band

    Sun 13 August: Barluath – Traditional Scottish folk band
  • Mon 14 August: Gary Innes and Ewen Henderson - Accordion and fiddle

    Mon 14 August: Gary Innes and Ewen Henderson - Accordion and fiddle
  • Tue 15 August: Kristan Harvey & Tina Rees – fFddle, piano and dance duo

    Tue 15 August: Kristan Harvey & Tina Rees – fFddle, piano and dance duo
  • Wed 16 August: Gráinne Brady and Ryan Murphy - Fiddle, uilleann pipes & whistle

    Wed 16 August: Gráinne Brady and Ryan Murphy - Fiddle, uilleann pipes & whistle
  • Thu 17 & 24 August: Kilda – Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio

    Thu 17 & 24 August: Kilda – Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio
  • Mon 21 August: Mohsen Amini and Craig Irvine - Concertina and guitar duo

    Mon 21 August: Mohsen Amini and Craig Irvine - Concertina and guitar duo
  • Tue 22 August: Ryan Young and Seán Gray - Fiddle and guitar duo

    Tue 22 August: Ryan Young and Seán Gray - Fiddle and guitar duo
  • Wed 23 August: The Routes Quartet - Traditional string quartet

    Wed 23 August: The Routes Quartet - Traditional string quartet
  • Sun 27 August: Aonach Mor - Traditional instrumental/vocal trio

    Sun 27 August: Aonach Mor - Traditional instrumental/vocal trio

Date

Performance

Sat 5 

Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson 

Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo

Glasgow-based musicians Ainsley (song) and Alistair (piano) have been performing together for almost seven years after meeting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both are also members of the six-piece folk band Barluath, who will perform at the Free Fringe Music concert on 13 August.

Sun 6 

Ron Jappy and Grant McFarlane

Scottish traditional duo 

Ron Jappy is an accomplished fiddle, guitar and piano player, performing here with the dynamic young accordionist Grant McFarlane. Both are also members of the traditional trio, Aonach Mor who will be performing at the Free Fringe Music closing concert on 27 August. Ron and Grant are also playing as a duo at the museum on 25 August.

Mon 7 

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

Guitar and vocal duo

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally draw on their wealth of traditional material to perform a range of energetic and sensitively penned songs based in the Scottish, English, Irish and American traditions, with a focus on songs that reflect the history of the Jacobites. 

Tue 8 & Wed 9 

David Foley and Jack Smedley

Traditional folk duo 

David and Jack form a versatile and dynamic duo featuring fiddle, flute, guitar, bouzouki and bodhran. They studied together at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have performed and taught across the UK, Europe and America. Both are also members of award winning powerhouse folk act Rura.

Thu 10

Gráinne Brady and Tina Rees 

Fiddle and step dance duo 

“G&T” are a vibrant and unique duo based in Glasgow, playing exciting arrangements of their own compositions on fiddle, piano, flute and whistle. Originally from Ireland and Lancashire, the girls grew up playing Irish traditional music, which greatly influences their music. Also playing at the museum on 26 August.

Fri 11 

Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid 

Traditional instrumental 

Morag Brown and Lewis Powell draw from various folk traditions. On fiddle and bouzouki or accordion, they enjoy performing traditional Scottish and Celtic music, alongside music from Europe, the Balkans and Greece. Much of their repertoire comes from archive recordings of musicians from the 1920s onwards. Also playing at the museum on 19 & 20 August.

Sat 12 

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

Guitar and vocal duo

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally draw on their wealth of traditional material to perform a range of energetic and sensitively penned songs based in the Scottish, English, Irish and American traditions, with a focus on songs that reflect the history of the Jacobites.

Sun 13 

Barluath

Traditional Scottish folk band

Barluath are a Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, combining Scots and Gaelic song, Highland and Border bagpipes, whistle, clarinet, fiddle, piano and guitar. The band released their debut album Source in 2012 to critical acclaim, and followed up with their second album At Dawn of Day released in 2015. 

Mon 14 

Gary Innes and Ewen Henderson   

Accordion and fiddle

Highland born accordionist and one of the founding members of award-winning Scottish super-group Mànran, Gary Innes has been playing Scottish traditional music for over 15 years. Gary is also the presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s iconic music show, Take the Floor.

Ewen Henderson has been steeped in the traditional music and Gaelic culture of the Scottish Highlands from an early age. Ewen started learning the fiddle at five years old and has since mastered an impressive array of instruments. He performs with Mànran (the band he co-founded in 2010) and also composes soundtracks for film and television.

Tue 15 

Kristan Harvey and Tina Rees 

Fiddle, piano and dance duo

Kristan and Tina started playing together when they both reached the final of the 2011 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. They are an exciting duo who play traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, plus the rhythmic Irish dance steps by Tina add another level of excitement to the duo's performances.

Wed 16 

Gráinne Brady and Ryan Murphy

Fiddle, uilleann pipes & whistle

Gráinne Brady and Ryan Murphy are an exciting Irish duo based in Glasgow. Hailing from counties Cavan and Cork, they blend their regional styles to create a robust, distinctly Irish sound.

Thu 17 

Kilda: Norrie MacIver, Mhairi Marwick and Grant McFarlane

Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio

Norrie MacIver (guitar and vocals), Mhairi Marwick (fiddle) and Grant McFarlane (pipes) create a lively and energetic sound combining tunes and songs from their Scottish roots. Collectively Kilda consists of two BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalists and a winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Also playing at the museum on 24 August.

Fri 18 

Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson 

Traditional Gaelic voice and piano duo

Glasgow-based musicians Ainsley Hamill (song) and Alistair Paterson (piano) have been performing together for almost seven years after meeting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both are also members of the six-piece folk band Barluath, who will perform at the Free Fringe concert on 5 August.

Sat 19 & Sun 20 

Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid 

Instrumental duo

Morag Brown and Lewis Powell draw from various folk traditions. On fiddle and bouzouki or accordion, they enjoy performing traditional Scottish and Celtic music, alongside music from Europe, the Balkans and Greece. Much of their repertoire comes from archive recordings of musicians from the 1920s onwards. Also playing at the museum on 11 August.

Mon 21 

Mohsen Amini and Craig Irving 

Concertina and guitar duo 

Mohsen Amini and Craig Irving are a concertina and guitar duo from Glasgow and Inverness respectively, and two thirds of the Scottish trio, Talisk. After forming the band in late 2014, Talisk have gone on to win a multitude of awards, including the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award.

Tue 22 

Ryan Young and Seán Gray

Fiddle and guitar duo 

Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player; one of a 'new wave' of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music. Seán Gray is a guitarist and singer from Ayrshire. Since spending a year at the prestigious National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music he has played to audiences throughout North America and Europe.

Wed 23 

The Routes Quartet

Traditional string quartet

A string quartet with a difference; made up of traditional folk musicians, Routes writes and performs a combination of contemporary compositions and innovative arrangements of traditional music. The ensemble bridges the gap between classical and folk music.

Thu 24 

Kilda: Norrie MacIver, Mhairi Marwick and James MacKenzie

Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio

Norrie MacIver (guitar and vocals), Mhairi Marwick (fiddle) and James Mackenzie (pipes) create a lively and energetic sound combining tunes and songs from their Scottish roots. Collectively Kilda consists of two BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalists and a winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Also playing on 17 August.

Fri 25 

Ron Jappy and Grant McFarlane

Scottish traditional duo 

Ron Jappy is an accomplished fiddle, guitar and piano player, performing here with the dynamic young accordionist Grant McFarlane. Both are also members of the traditional trio, Aonach Mor who will be performing at the Free Fringe closing concert on 27 August. Also playing as a duo at the museum on 6 August.

Sat 26 

Gráinne Brady and Tina Rees 

Fiddle and step dance duo 

“G&T” are a vibrant and unique duo based in Glasgow, playing exciting arrangements of their own compositions on fiddle, piano, flute and whistle. Originally from Ireland and Lancashire, the girls grew up playing Irish traditional music, which greatly influences their music. Also playing at the museum on 10 August.

Sun 27 

Aonach Mor 

Traditional instrumental/vocal trio

Aonach Mòr combine the talents of Grant McFarlane, Robyn Stapleton & Ron Jappy to create an exciting blend of songs and tunes for this Free Fringe Music closing concert. With accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano and song, they draw on a wealth of traditional material whilst adding contemporary melodies and new works.


 In partnership with Live Music Now Scotland

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When

5 Aug - 27 Aug 2017
14:00-14:40

Where

Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

Booking information

Drop-in

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