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Music: The Bluesbrokers

The Bluesbrokers are a  group of seasoned Edinburgh based musicians performing with or without drums as a trio, 4 piece or 5 piece, The band plays classic blues (Freddy King, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf), rock (Free, Cream, Stones, Beatles, Neil Young) and original material. The classic line up of drums, acoustic and electric guitars, keys and bass is augmented by electric mandolin and cittern.

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Music: Under The Dogwood Tree

Under The Dogwood Tree are an Edinburgh band headed up by Alison Lyles and William Ancell. Since 2006, when they met, they have played extensively and released their debut album which was produced and recorded in various locations across the Lothians and Lanarkshire.

The album is their own original eclectic mix blending British and American folk with trans-Atlantic influences ranging from Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Fairport Convention. Songs include a gospel chain gang song (“Twenty Pounds for Redemption”), an old-fashioned drinking song (“Werewolf Blues”) and a bluegrass waltz (“Tennessee Waltz”). Read more