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Three To See 2011: Folky treats

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Tom Fairnie

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses delves into the Fringe’s eclectic music programme and selects three folky treats to check out.

The Wrigley Sisters
I seem to have a habit of liking musicians from Orkney, which is why I’d like to go and see this sibling folk duo renowned for their sense of fun as well as their lively original music. One night only, though, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 15 Aug, 8.30pm (9.45pm) £10.00 – £12.00, fpp223.

Tom Fairnie (pictured)
Not someone I have come across before, but if the reviews are to be believed, then he’s very good. His work is described as lyrical, melodic, and intelligent, and someone from the Evening News called him “Scotland’s best kept song writing secret”. Should be good.
Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 15 Aug, 9.00pm (10.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp221.

The Shee
An all female six piece who offer music that is a tantalising mix of different kinds of folk – Gaelic, Scots and a particular favourite of mine, Bluegrass. They’ve had nominations in the Scots Trad Music Awards, and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and their current album is doing very well.
Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 16 Aug, 8.30pm (9.45pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp219.