Experience the joy of live music at the museum.

To celebrate Rip It Up, some of Scotland’s best young contemporary music talents will perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.

Featuring artists selected by Live Music Now Scotland, student performers from Edinburgh Napier University's Popular Music Course and a special set from Edinburgh Gay Men's Choir and Sprog Rock

  • Wed 8 & Fri 10 August: Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson – Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo

    Wed 8  &  Fri 10 August:  Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson – Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo
  • Thu 9 & Tues 21 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally - Guitar and vocal duo

    Thu 9 & Tues 21 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally - Guitar and vocal duo
  • Mon 6 & Tues 7 August: Kilda – Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio

    Mon 6  & Tues 7 August: Kilda – Traditional Scottish fiddle, pipe and vocal trio
  • Thu 16 August: The Routes Quartet - Traditional string quartet

    Thu 16 August: The Routes Quartet - Traditional string quartet
  • Fri 17 August: Aonach Mor - Traditional instrumental/vocal trio

    Fri 17 August: Aonach Mor - Traditional instrumental/vocal trio
  • Tue 14 August: Sirocco Winds - classical wind trio

    Tue 14 August: Sirocco Winds - classical wind trio

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Date

Performance

Mon 6
&
Tues 7 

Kilda: Norrie MacIver and Mhairi Marwick 

Traditional Scottish fiddle, guitar and vocal duo

Norrie MacIver and Mhairi Marwick create an energetic sound and their set will combine lively covers of Runrig, The Proclaimers and Rod Stewart. 

Wed 8 

Fri 10

Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson 

Traditional/Gaelic voice and piano duo

Glasgow-based musicians Ainsley and Alistair have been performing together for almost seven years after meeting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and both are members of the folk band Barluath.

 

Thu 9
&
Tues 21

 

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

Guitar and vocal duo

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally will draw on their wealth of traditional material to perform a range of energetic songs.

Sat 11

Sprog Rock times:
11:30 – 12:00,
13:30 – 14:00, 15:30 – 16:00

Sprog Rock 

Inspired by our Rip it Up exhibition, Sprog Rock’s interactive gig is full of celebration and playfulness. This session is for all to enjoy, feel part of and join in with!

Sun 12

Ruth Gillies 

Singer-songwriter

Ruth hails from the Highlands of Scotland and she tastefully blends styles of folk, pop and rock through clever lyrics and catchy melodies. Ruth frequently performs all over the country solo and with her band Oceancode. 

Mon 13

Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings 

Vocal duo

Performing a variety of Scottish songs, the voices of Robyn and Claire complement each other perfectly. They have gained many followers with their stunning harmonies, accompanied by Claire’s ukulele. 

Tue 14

Sirocco Winds

Classical wind trio

Sirocco Winds pride themselves on being a young, enthusiastic and vibrant group. Expect a fascinating exploration of the unique soundworld of the flute, clarinet and bassoon.

Wed 15

Ross Wilson 

Guitarist

Performing a set which includes covers of Deacon Blue (Dignity) and The Waterboys (The whole of the moon). 

Thu 16

The Routes Quartet

Traditional string quartet

A string quartet with a difference, made up of traditional folk musicians. Routes write a combination of contemporary compositions and innovative arrangements of traditional music, inspired by Rip it Up they will be performing a set which includes covers of The Proclaimers, The Waterboys and Capercaillie

Fri 17

Aonach Mor

Traditional instrumental and vocal trio

Three outstanding musicians in their own right, Aonach Mòr combine the talents of Grant McFarlane, Robyn Stapleton & Ron Jappy to create an exciting blend of songs and tunes. With accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano and song, they draw on a wealth of traditional material whilst adding contemporary melodies and new works. 

Sat 18

Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus 

Sun 19 

Liam Stuart

Singer-songwriter

Liam is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter originally from the North East coastal town of Banff. His own unique brand of highly emotive, melody and lyric-driven folk-rock songs take cues from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Bon Iver.

Mon 20

Wed 22 

Aiden Moodie and Graham Rorie

Fiddle and guitar duo

Performing a set which includes covers of AC/DC, Paulo Nutini, Biffy Clyro and Franz Ferdinand. 

Thu 23

Fri 24

Randolph's Leap

Pop and rock four piece

Sat 25

Georgia Rose

Singer-songwriter

Georgia writes and performs original material, as well as covers, that hold up a mirror to human existence and draw inspiration from personal experience. 

Sun 27 

Annie Booth 

Singer-songwriter

Annie performs her indie-rock tinged folk throughout Scotland, she creates melancholic songs with infectious melodies, tempered by poignant vocals. Booth’s affecting debut album An Unforgiving Light was launched late 2017 (Scottish Fiction/Last Night From Glasgow), to much critical acclaim. The record was lauded as Roddy Hart’s Record of Note (BBC Radio Scotland) and featured in Vic Galloway’s Best Albums of 2017.

In partnership with Live Music Now Scotland

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Event information

When

4 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
14:05 -14:50

Where

Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

Booking information

Drop-in

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