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Gnoss

Folk / Orkney Folk Festival

Triple BBC Scots Trad Music Awards nominees, Scottish four-piece Gnoss have built an invested following through their forward-thinking take on traditional music and unique warmth to their live shows – as shown through three consecutive sellout appearances at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival.

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Orkney Folk: The Gathering

Folk / Orkney Folk Festival

Tonight’s show for Scotland Unwrapped has The Gathering return to its roots, with an all-Orcadian house band welcoming star turns from surprise special guests. From rising talent to veterans and tradition bearers from Orkney’s rich cultural vein.

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The Chair

Folk / Orkney Folk Festival

Having formed to fill a programme gap at the Orkney Folk Festival back in 2004, Orcadian eight-piece The Chair have been bringing their unique "stomp" frenzy to festival tents and concert halls throughout the UK and Europe for the last 20 years - and are now a firm fixture and hot ticket at their home festival.

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Mossy Christian and Megan Wisdom

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Mossy Christian and Megan Wisdom to its Future Folk series. A refreshingly good-humoured take on traditional songs and tunes, the duo are part of a living tradition, carrying the music forward into the future, always eager to share the joy which has been passed on to them throughout their musical lives.

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Ryan Young: Scotland’s Oldest Violin

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

In a special concert for Kings Place’s Scotland Unwrapped series, acclaimed Scottish fiddle player Ryan Young will be playing a violin made in Edinburgh by John Grice. What makes this instrument so special? It was built in 1731 making it the oldest known Scottish violin in existence.

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Blazin' Fiddles

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the Blazin’ Fiddles pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music into a single show.

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Cara Dillon: Coming Home

Folk at Kings Place

Few singers are as celebrated and revered as Irish singer-songwriter Cara Dillon. Known for her captivating live performances she seldom fails to leave audiences spellbound. She returns to Kings Place as part of her Coming Home album tour.

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, legendary Scottish folk duo Aly and Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description.

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Angeline Morrison

Folk at Kings Place

Angeline Morrison is a folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose 2022 album ‘The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience’ (Topic Records) was voted No. 1 Folk Album of the year in The Guardian. She explores traditional song with a deep reverence, love and curiosity, a handmade sonic aesthetic and a feeling for the stories of ordinary human lives.

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Hannah Rarity

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Award-winning Scottish singer, Hannah Rarity, has made a lasting impression since being warmly embraced by the folk world, winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2018) and recording and touring with top acts.

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Ímar

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

After a sell-out show in Hall One in 2022, Kings Place welcomes back Glasgow-based BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Ímar - the city’s hottest folk property – as part of its Scotland Unwrapped series.

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Shovel Dance Collective

Contemporary / Folk Weekend: State Of The Nations

Shovel Dance Collective are simultaneously traditional and experimental; seeing folk music, not as an archaeological artifact to be unearthed, but as a living communal activity. They bring together nine musicians, linked by a communal passion

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Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Folk / Folk Weekend: State Of The Nations

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is at the forefront of his generation of English folk musicians as both a powerful and commanding singer and a masterful player of the Anglo concertina and melodeon.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Folk / Folk Weekend: State Of The Nations

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening explore the connecting threads of music, landscape and people. Songs range from themes of freedom, nature and venturing out into the world after times of darkness.

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Alasdair Roberts

Folk / Folk Weekend: State Of The Nations

Acclaimed Scottish musician Alasdair Roberts returns to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped, marking the publication (via Boatwhistle Books) of his book Library of Aethers: Selected Lyrics 1994-2023.

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Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Folk / Folk Weekend: State Of The Nations

'Double You' is the incredible debut album from Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Ireland’s fiddle virtuoso Aoife Ní Bhriain, featuring an exquisite collection of new compositions that draw inspiration from various genres and the cultures of their home countries.

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Lau: Unplugged

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Beloved folk trio Lau present their Unplugged show as part of Scotland Unwrapped, in which they return to their instruments' natural soundscapes for an evening's exploration of re-arranged and re-created material from across their catalogue.

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Aurora Orchestra with Sam Amidon: Outlanders

Classical / Aurora Orchestra

Travel with Aurora from Scotland to the shores of north America, alongside folk singer Sam Amidon.

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Mary Gauthier

Folk at Kings Place

Kings Place welcomes back Grammy Award-winning folk singer songwriter Mary Gauthier, following the release of her latest album, Dark Enough to See the Stars As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years,

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Chris Stout & Catriona McKay

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

‘Best Duo’ award-winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018, violinist Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay return to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped.

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Megan Henderson Trio

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Kings Place welcomes Fraser and Haas to their Scotland Unwrapped programme, a fiddle and cello duo who blend a profound understanding of the Scottish folk tradition with cutting-edge string explorations.

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Julie Fowlis + Westward the Light

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Hailing from the Outer Hebrides and now based in the Highlands, singer Julie Fowlis, perhaps best known for her work with the Disney Pixar movie Brave, is widely heralded for championing traditional Gaelic.

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John McCusker & Friends

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

John McCusker, Scotland’s foremost fiddle player, gathers a who’s who of singer songwriters and traditional musicians at Kings Place for one night only, as part of Scotland Unwrapped.

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