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+ Ainsley Hamill

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 31 Aug


+ Ainsley Hamill

Scotland Unwrapped

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran have been at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene for over a decade. They return to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped after their sell-out debut in 2020. Support comes from singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill.

Fàilte bhlàth oirbh uile! (A warm welcome to you all!)

Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical and geographical territory, bringing their uplifting and unique live performances to stages across the world.

Having played in over 30 countries, including the USA, Asia and Australia (where they were awarded the accolade “International Artist of the Year” at the Australian Celtic Music Awards) this multifaceted musical powerhouse has gathered a loyal fanbase worldwide, due to their self-penned tunes performed on a mixture of traditional and modern instruments, outstanding songs in Gaelic and English and vibrant live performances.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Set times:
7.30pm-8.05pm Ainsley Hamill
8.25pm-9.45pm Mànran


‘Mànran live are electric and quite simply unstoppable’ Sunday Herald

‘Mànran are up there with the best folk-rock bands our country has ever produced.’ The Daily Record

‘Gaelic folk superstars’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Mànran are an exceptionally talented bunch that have taken the music world by storm with their high energy tunes and songs’ Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections 

About Ainsley Hamil:

Mix Heather Small & Julie Fowlis and you’ve got singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill. One of the UK’s leading and most diverse singers, Ainsley has a long list of nods including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and Gaelic Singer of the Year Finalist at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

Her new album will be released in Summer 2024 and centred around trad Scottish Gaelic, Scots and self-penned songs that are inspired by the Scottish landscape and people. Hailing Her love of Gaelic song was nurtured whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Trad roots are close to her heart. With this new album however, Ainsley is exploring new sounds and ideas as she pushes out from these roots to create personal material that encompasses big topics close to her heart, including feminism and equality, while unearthing forgotten stories and places that deserve a voice.

We’re grateful for the support of Showcase Scotland Expo across our Scotland Unwrapped year, enabling us to showcase upcoming talent, like Ainsley Hamill. 


‘One of the best of her generation.’ RnR Magazine

‘Ainsley Hamill doesn’t put a foot wrong on Belle of the Ball, her debut solo release… a superb vocal, nuanced and passionate.’ Marc Higgins, Fatea

‘Her voice is rich and warm, soaking its comforting balm deep… all the Hamill Hallmarks of a soulful, acute vocal dexterity With real feel for a lyric. Ainsley’s voice is muscular and undeniably flexible. It can be sultry or exuberant, but always percussive. It wraps you in its arms like a coat from the cold. This release is like a shining pool of water; vivid, clear and nothing short of brilliant.’ (Belle of the Ball) Clive Pownceby, Folk North-West (2020)

‘Her voice thick with velvet and mirk…hovering between the comforting warmth of The Breath and the whip-smart forlornness of early Adele…Hamill has a big intriguing voice, it’s Scottishness ever-present.’ The Guardian Album of the Month – Not Just Ship Land

Date:Sat 31 Aug
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One
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