One Off Events


Amythyst Kiah

15th November 2022 – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh
Only Scottish date on the current tour for Grammy nominated “Black Myself” US singer.
Support: Djana Gabrielle
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Black Lives Matter – Scottish Mural Trail

The brainchild of Creative Producer Wezi Mhura, a new mural trail of powerful new artworks, including paintings, video, photography, digital and text – by Scottish BAME artists and writers, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter – will pop up in towns and cities across Scotland from June 2020.

Supported by Scotland’s leading arts organisations and venues – including Edinburgh International Festival, Dance Base and Eden Court, – who have donated their currently locked down doors, walls and railings.

As of 18 July 2020 there are over 24 different artworks in Edinburgh (including the massive glass wing at the Usher Hall), Glasgow and Inverness, with more planned over the coming weeks, in Stirling and Dundee, as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For up to date info see Wezi’s website.
To contribute to the crowdfunder to help continue this work, click here.

Previously… 2019


Wed 30 Oct
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

Trademark harmonies and what could be described as secular gospel mixed with rock’n’roll! Birds of Chicago are ALLISON RUSSELL (also part of the stunning folk supergroup, Our Native Daughters) and JT NERO.
Birds of Chicago seduce us with their joyous, intimate, spare, rousing, soaring vocals and their hauntingly evocative lyrics… No Depression


Fri 4 Oct 2019
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

The Orphan Brigade is a community of artists and musicians based in Nashville. Founded by BEN GLOVER (UK Album of the Year winner (UK Americanafest 2019)), Grammy nominee NEILSON HUBBARD and JOSHUA BRITT. Known for their on location recordings, including Kentucky’s most haunted house and subterranean caves in Osimo, Italy their highly anticipated 3rd album (due Sep 2019) was recorded in the wild west of the Antrim coast, Ireland.


Wed 5 Jun 2019
7pm (doors)
Cottiers 93-95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PX – Part of the West End Festival

A visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, with Russian AniMotion artist Maria Rud, with musicians Fay Fife (iconic front woman of the Rezillos) and Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie), with Chris Agnew and Derek Kelly. A night not to be missed.
lascivious… monumental… multi media spectacular… The Herald

Don Gallardo Trio

Wed 5 Dec 2018, 8pm
The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy), Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Scottish debut of the singer tipped by Rolling Stone Magazine as 1 of the 10 “new country artists you need to know”
The intersection of folk, road-worn country and amplified bluegrass, Don Gallardo is one of Nashville’s finest. A singer-songwriter who began earning his road-dog stripes before the new millennium. Country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context Nashville Scene.
With Travis Stock and guitarist Jim Maving.
Gallardo nods to country’s most distant past while sounding like its very near future” **** MOJO
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Fri 28 Sep, 7pm
Old College Quad South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL
A visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, with Russian AniMotion artist Maria Rud, and musicians including Rezillo Fay Fife, Kid Congo Powers (Cramps/Bad Seeds), Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie) and more. A night not to be missed.
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Ben Glover

Sun 13 May 2018
Rose Theatre (Basement), Rose St, Edinburgh
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Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover has a rich, powerful voice, and music that mixes Americana from his adopted home in Nashville with his native Irish soul. Delighted to welcome him back to Edinburgh. His new album Shorebound will be released 4 May. the follow up to his highly acclaimed The Emigrant, it continues his partnership with producer Neilson Hubbard.

…superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline… MAVERICK
Glover is one of the finest in the Americana genre… FOLK RADIO UK
…a Hibernian Tom Waits… a powerful listen… BLABBER’N’SMOKE


Square One with special guest Andy Middleton, 8-14 Mar 2018

Award-winning Scottish quartet Square One are delighted to announce a short Scottish tour in March 2018 (including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Greenock, New Galloway and Mull) with very special guest, American saxophonist Andy Middleton, for an unmissable evening of dynamic modern jazz.
Andy Middleton – ace saxophonist, generously skilled arranger and a socially dedicated artist – Time Out (New York)
Square One – soulful and empathetic band with an irresistible charisma…they dominated the room from beat one – Julian Joseph (BBC Radio 3)

Thurs 8 March The Hug And Pint, Glasgow
Fri 9 March Catstrand, New Galloway
Sat 10 March Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Sun 11 March Tolbooth, Stirling
Tues 13 March An Tobar, Tobermory, Mull
Wed 14 March The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Rolling Stone Faves, Award Winning Elephant Sessions on UK Tour, Nov 2017

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Hannah Aldridge – Touring UK, Oct/Nov 2017

Sassy, sexy, singer songwriter (with a penchant for the dark side) from Muscle Shoals, returns to UK for a short tour, accompanied by stormin’ Swedish rockers Jetbone. Including 2 dates only in Scotland –
Sat 4 Nov – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow Click here for tickets
Sun 5 Nov – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Click here for tickets

Hannah Aldridge – Touring Scotland 26-29 Jul 2017

Sassy, sexy, singer songwriter (with a penchant for the dark side) from Muscle Shoals, returns to Scotland for a short tour at the end of July.
26 July – Argyll Hotel, Glasgow
27 July – Tolbooth, Stirling
28 July – Weem Inn, Aberfeldy
29 July – Southern Fried Festival, Perth

New album Gold Rush was released 16 Jun 2017, and has had rave reviews – “Queen of Southern gothic“, “country music with balls“, “a future star“, “unstoppable” – and seen her in session with Robert Elms (BBC London), Under the Apple Tree (WBTV) and airplay all over, including Iain Anderson Show and Ricky Ross’ Another Country (BBC Radio Scotland).

Thurs 15 Jun 2017
Underhill Rose

Tickets and info: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene” No Depression
Dazzling fusion of bluegrass, country, pop and even a bit of tin pan blues!” Music News Nashville

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence.
Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the all-female trifecta from North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and the Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe.


Thurs 6 Apr 2017
Ben Glover

Tickets and info: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover has a rich, powerful voice and music that mixes Americana from his adopted home in Nashville with his native Irish soul.

His new album The Emigrant (released Sep 2016), folds his two worlds into one.

Co-produced by Glover and Neilson Hubbard, the album features six traditional folk songs and four original compositions (including co-writes with Gretchen Peters, Mary Gauthier, and Tony Kerr) as Glover addresses the universal theme and personal challenge that is immigration. Though that hot topic lies at the heart of this pseudo-concept album, The Emigrant also concerns itself with how we deal with change, loss, and hope, as well as how we ultimately survive when faced with the trials and tribulations of life.

…superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline… MAVERICK
The Emigrant is a fully realized record, a work of art. Ben has paid his dues, and it shows. I love this record
Glover is one of the finest in the Americana genre… FOLK RADIO UK
…a Hibernian Tom Waits… a powerful listen… BLABBER’N’SMOKE
1 of only 2 Scottish dates in UK tour


Sun 1st Jan 2017, 1-5pm
New Scots: Land

Part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s celebrated New Year’s Day pop-up mini festival, Scot: Lands.
New Scots: Land features music, dance, theatre and films from some of the country’s “new Scots” – professional creative people who live in Scotland but who have roots elsewhere.

Approximately 30 performers with roots in a wide range of places including Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Chile, India, Argentina, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England and USA, but all currently based in Scotland – a very small sample of the talented diversity of creative voices currently living and working in Scotland. Performers are Samba Sene & Diwan, Dance Ihayami, Cheekyrrikis – Flamenko Power, Sankofa Beats, Rise Kagona, Benny Tetteh Lartey, Annie George (with Alloysious Massaquoi (Young Fathers), Eve and Amber Allan) and Galo Ceron Carrasco & Carlos Arredondo.

The short films programme represents people from Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Chile, Cuba, Japan, Poland, Australia and includes professional films and a charming selection of animated shorts by young people living in Edinburgh (Unsung Stories – An Animated Ceilidh).
Films are Nae Pasaran, Children of the River – Os Meninos do Rio, Our Sea – Nuestro Mar. (Huge thanks to IberoDocs and Mary Walters for help with curating the films)


19 – 21 Oct 2016
Hannah Aldridge and The Black Feathers

Wed 19 Oct – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Also featuring Broken Windows
Thu 20 Oct – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Fri 21 Oct – The Weem Inn, Aberfeldy
3 nights of Americana with hotly tipped singer songwriter Hannah Aldridge from Muscle Shoals and award winning The Black Feathers.

Tues 21 Jun 2016
Hannah Aldridge and Lilly Hiatt, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

2 fiery and talented chips off old blocks, but these Nashville daughters are doing it for themselves.

Fri 6 May 2016
The Men From Leith, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

With Dick Gaughan, Blue Rose Code, Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts
The Men From Leith - composite (smaller)
A night to celebrate the songwriting and musical talents of three Men From Leith – outstanding musicians who all hail from the same small corner of Edinburgh. A mix of original and traditional songwriting and compelling performances, with grit, fire, honesty and wry humour.

Dick Gaughan is an internationally established and greatly loved giant of Scottish music, while Blue Rose Code (Ross Wilson) and former Felsons frontman Dean Owens are widely acknowledged as two of Scotland’s finest contemporary singer songwriters.

Inspired by Owens’ classic song Man From Leith, this promises to be an unforgettable evening.
Dean Owens and The Whisky Hearts (photo by Louis de Carlo)



Mon 1 Feb 2016
Anda Union – St Bride’s, Edinburgh

Anda Union – Stunningly brilliant 9 piece band from Inner Mongolia at St Bride’s, Edinburgh
The brilliant 9-piece band Anda Union from Inner Mongolia first toured the UK in 2013 and stole the show everywhere. The band members all grew up in families ‘with the music’, several of whom still live in the traditional Mongolian way, and came together at music college in Hohhot, their capital city. There they were able to integrate traditional forms – like the now-famous throat singing – into creating a sound uniquely and mysteriously Mongolian but with a strong appeal to a western sensibility.

Promoted by Edinburgh’s Stoneyport Associates, Jan & Feb 2016 sees them touring the length and breadth of UK, with 22 dates from London to Inverness, including Glasgow’s prestigious Celtic Connections festival, and St Bride’s Centre, Edinburgh.
members of Anda Union band, from Mongolia






Their opening number alone could have supplanted an entire old-fashioned BBC sound effects department…” 4 STARS – Scotsman (Jim Gilchrist)

extraordinarily rich vocal and string harmonies, masterly flute and percussion and general joie de vivre… easily in the front rank…” 4 STARS – Herald (Rob Adams)

fine singers and instrumentalists…complex and gently dramatic…” 4 STARS – Guardian


Wed 25 Nov 2015
The Elephant Sessions – the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Up and Coming Act of the Year – 2014 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards

Award winning Neo-Trad quintet forged in the Highlands of Scotland. Drawing influences from many different genres, they create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Already renowned for their breathtaking live shows, summer 2014 saw the band climb to new heights with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album: The Elusive Highland Beauty.

Quite possibly the best instrumental debut since ‘Venus in Tweeds’ by Shooglenifty” –
Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk
Doors 7:30pm, gig from 8pm
Band website –


Fab Flamenco Nights – APR 2015

April 2015 sees an exciting first for Edinburgh flamenco fans – two authentic flamenco nights.
Three celebrated flamenco artists direct from Seville – dancer Charo Cala, singer Iván Ramos and guitarist Fernando de María will be performing traditional flamenco for two nights only in Henderson’s Café in the Crypt under St John’s, Princes Street, an intimate venue that recalls the gypsy caves of Granada where flamenco was flourished.

The aim is to recreate an authentic Andalusian flamenco evening in Edinburgh, with dance, guitar and song. All three performers grew up in families steeped in flamenco tradition, and are among the most respected performers in Seville.

The group is also offering 2 x 2 day workshops, which will be tailored to suit all skill levels.
Flamenco Guitar class (with Fernando de Maria and singer Iván Ramos)
Saturday 25 Apr – 10.00-11.30 Sunday 26 Apr – 14.00 – 15.30 (£35 early bird till 15 Apr/£40)
Flamenco Dance Class (with Charo Cala, and live singing and guitar accompaniment)
Saturday 25 Apr – 11.30 – 13.00 Sunday 26 Apr – 15.30 – 16.30 (£35 early bird till 15 Apr/£40)
At dance studio of Heriot’s Centre for Sport & Exercise, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HE

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Apr Fab Flamenco Nights Hendersons Café at St John’s, Princes St
Tickets : £12, £10, £2 In advance and on the door