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Eddi Reader

+ Findlay Napier

40 Years Live concert tour

Fri 1 Oct
Folk

Eddi Reader

+ Findlay Napier

40 Years Live concert tour

Eddi Reader, one of Scotland’s greatest living female voices, celebrates her 40th year on stage with a 40 Years Live concert tour. Plus support from master storyteller Findlay Napier.


From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi’s path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with Perfect and debut album First of a Million Kisses which stormed the charts in the late 1980s.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as The Songs of Robert Burns and last years Cavalier. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.

In 2019 Eddi was invited to be a special guest with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, she released her Starlight EP, played sold-out headline shows and recorded a programme for BBC Radios’ Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television’s Songs of Praise and as part of Billy Connolly’s Made In Scotland series.

2021’s 40 Years Live concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.

Findlay Napier is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. In 2018 he was the first solo act to be nominated for Live Act of the Year at the Scot’s Trad. Music Awards. Described as Micheal Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright III or a Scottish James Taylor this master storyteller’s songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire.

‘Just perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right’ The Sunday Times

‘One of my favourite singers of all time’ Jools Holland

Please note, the original date for this event was Sunday 04 October 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.

Findlay Napier is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. In 2018 he was the first solo act to be nominated for Live Act of the Year at the Scot’s Trad. Music Awards. Described as Micheal Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright III or a Scottish James Taylor this master storyteller’s songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire.

His remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (produced by Boo Hewerdine) was number two in the Daily Telegraph’s top dozen folk albums that year and categorically commanded him musical VIP status.

This year with his wife Gillian Frame and composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass he released The Ledger.  The album, a time capsule of the 50’s folk scene, contains ten traditional Scottish folk songs. They performed The Ledger at the prestigious TED summit in Edinburgh and at Celtic Connections.

Date & start time:Fri 1 Oct – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One
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