Singer-songwriter Al Stewart’s career spans four decades with songs like Year of the Cat , Time Passages and On the Border and is still going strong. He recently released a live album Uncorked with Dave Nachmanoff and continues to tour extensively in America and Europe.
British singer/songwriter Birdy has performed on USA chat shows Conan O’Brien and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, played the finale's of Holland’s and Germany’s version of The Voice, sold out three nights at the Sydney Opera House & performed at London’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
The rise and rise of sibling trio The Staves over the last 18 months has been nothing short of meteoric. Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor have been making music together since they were children, growing up in Watford, England.
Following a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool hit the road to each perform their own set, side by side, on their debut UK tour of The Lumberjacks.
Mark Lanegan has one of the most distinctive voices in music which has seen him play crucial roles in Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and Soulsavers alongside creative partnerships with Isobel Campbell and Duke Garwood as well as 20+ year solo career.
Villagers are an Irish indie folk band fronted by Conor O'Brien. They have performed at several music festivals. They have one EP, titled Hollow Kind (2009). Their debut album Becoming a Jackal was released in 2010 and was shortlisted for both the Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize.
It's no exaggeration to say that an Eric Bibb performance is a musically and spiritually enriching experience. He has a huge repertoire of soulful, gospel-infused folk blues which he has no problem melding to a traditional rootsy American style with subtle contemporary sensibilities.
Brooklyn originals They Might Be Giants come to Edinburgh with their new album Nanobots. Their boundless creativity and spontaneous performances, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs, has made their live shows the thing of legend.
Tour supporting their latest album The Invisible Way, produced by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). The Invisible Way finds Low’s majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker singing lead vocal on five of the songs.
LAU feature the skilful guitar playing and vocals of award winning Orcadian songwriter Kris Drever. pioneering post-everything accordion and electronics from Martin Green and the melodic creativity of Scottish fiddler Aidan O’Rourke.
Home is where the heart is - Horse releases her ninth album. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her second album – God's Home Movie - and fittingly, in this special year, her new release HOME, described as being Horse's best album yet.
The Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to Edinburgh. With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Carrack’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world.
Nyman is one of Britain’s most innovative composers. His works encompass opera and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he's also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist, photographer and film-maker.