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 Chorus.

You can download the full programme here.

  • Fri 17 August: Aonach Mor

    Fri 17 August: Aonach Mor
  • Thu 23 & Fri 24 August: Randolph's Leap

    Thu 23 &  Fri 24 August: Randolph's Leap
  • Tue 14 August: Sirocco Winds

    Tue 14 August: Sirocco Winds
  • Wed 8 & Fri 10 August: Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson

    Wed 8  &  Fri 10 August:  Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson
  • Sat 25 August: Georgia Rose

    Sat 25 August: Georgia Rose
  • Thu 9 & Tues 21 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

    Thu 9 & Tues 21 August: Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally
  • Mon 6 & Tues 7 August: Kilda

    Mon 6  & Tues 7 August: Kilda
  • Sun 19 August: Liam Stuart

    Sun 19 August: Liam Stuart
  • Thu 16 August: The Routes Quartet

    Thu 16 August: The Routes Quartet
  • Sun 26 August: Annie Booth

    Sun 26 August: Annie Booth
  • Sun 5 August: Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings

    Sun 5 August: Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings
  • Wed 15 August: Ross Wilson

    Wed 15 August: Ross Wilson
  • Sat 18 August: Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

    Sat 18 August: Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

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Date

Performance

Sat 4 

Claire Hastings & Ron Jappy 

Traditional song and acoustic guitar duo covering The Proclaimers, Paolo Nutini and Travis. 

Claire Hastings (voice) won the prestigious BBC  Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2015, and has performed at BBC Proms in the Park, sharing the stage with Katherine Jenkins and Lulu.

Ron Jappy (guitar) was brought up in the coastal village of Findochty. In secondary school, Ron formed the ceilidh band Cruachan, and since moving to Glasgow, plays in The Scott Wood Trio.

Live Music Now Scotland

Sun 5

Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings 

Traditional Scottish song duo covering Karine Polwart, Amy Macdonald and Travis. 

Folk singers Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings met whilst studying Scots Song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and joined Live Music Now Scotland in 2013. Robyn and Claire are from the same region, Dumfries and Galloway, and share a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Robyn was awarded BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2014, and Claire won the award the following year.

Live Music Now Scotland

Mon 6
&
Tues 7 

Kilda: Mhairi Marwick and Norrie MacIver

Voice, fiddle, accordion and guitar duo with a set including Runrig, The Proclaimers, Capercaillie and Rod Stewart covers. 

Kilda brings together three of the finest young traditional musicians. Together they create a lively sound combining tunes from their Scottish roots. Kilda consists of two BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalists, and a winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the trio have toured with Manran, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Scott Wood Band, Norrie MacIver Band and Fat-Suit.

Live Music Now Scotland

Wed 8 

Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson 

Voice and keyboard duo covering Annie Lennox, Lulu, Runrig, AC/DC, Biffy Clyro and KT Tunstall. 

Young Glasgow-based musicians Ainsley (song) and Alistair (piano/keyboards) have been performing together for almost ten years after first meeting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both graduated from the Scottish Music course with first class honours and are also members of the critically acclaimed folk band Barluath, delighting many audiences with their varied repertoire and engaging performances.

Live Music Now Scotland

 

Thu 9

 

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

A duo of the current BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, singer Hannah Rarity and talented guitarist Luc McNally. 

Recently featured in The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch in 2018’, Hannah Rarity’s spellbinding voice and warm, genuine stage manner have seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers.

As well as teaching guitar and playing Scottish/Irish music sessions around Glasgow, Luc McNally plays with rock/traditional band Dosca, electronic/Celtic group Sketch, and in a duo with piper and whistle player Eddie Seaman.

Live Music Now Scotland

Fri 10

Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson 

Voice and keyboard duo covering Annie Lennox, Lulu, Runrig, AC/DC, Biffy Clyro and KT Tunstall. 

Young Glasgow-based musicians Ainsley (song) and Alistair (piano/keyboards) have been performing together for almost ten years after first meeting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both graduated from the Scottish Music course with first class honours and are also members of the critically acclaimed folk band Barluath, delighting many audiences with their varied repertoire and engaging performances.

Live Music Now Scotland

Sun 12

Ruth Gillies 

Singer-songwriter blending styles of folk, pop and rock through clever lyrics and catchy melodies. 

Ruth Gillies is a young singer and songwriter hailing from the Highlands of Scotland. Ruth frequently performs all over the country solo and with her band Oceancode. 

Student of Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University

Mon 13

Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings 

Traditional Scottish song duo covering Karine Polwart, Amy Macdonald and Travis. 

Folk singers Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings met whilst studying Scots Song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and joined Live Music Now Scotland in 2013. Robyn and Claire are from the same region, Dumfries and Galloway, and share a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Robyn was awarded BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2014, and Claire won the award the following year.

Live Music Now Scotland

Tue 14

Sirocco Winds

A lively flute, clarinet and bassoon trio adapting Scottish pop hits to their unique classical style. 

Sirocco Winds (with Matthew Howells on flute, Calum Robertson on clarinet and Gillian Horn on bassoon), bring their own unique take on some of the most popular Scottish pop tracks. The trio will count down the top ten featuring music from artists ranging from Paolo Nutini to Deacon Blue and Calvin Harris.

Live Music Now Scotland

Wed 15

Ross Wilson 

Guitarist with a set including covers of Deacon Blue and The Waterboys covers. 

Ross Wilson graduated in 2015 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and performs both as a soloist and a chamber musician. In 2012 he began collaborating with flautist Carina Gascoine and formed the Silverbirch Duo. In 2013 the duo successfully auditioned for Live Music Now Scotland and performed across Scotland including at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ross continues collaborating with other musicians, most recently in his guitar trio with Sasha Savaloni and Marco Ramelli.

Live Music Now Scotland

Thu 16

Routes Quartet

String quartet with a set including The Proclaimers, The Waterboys and Capercaillie covers. 

Routes Quartet is a string quartet with a difference; made up of traditional folk musicians, Routes writes and performs a combination of contemporary compositions and innovative arrangements of traditional music. The ensemble bridges the gap between classical and folk music; exploring the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities which are characteristic of a string quartet.

Live Music Now Scotland

Fri 17

Aonach Mòr

Accordion, fiddle, and voice trio covering Rod Stewart's 'Rhythm of my Heart' and 'Sunshine on Leith' by The Proclaimers. 

Three outstanding musicians in their own right, Aonach Mòr combine the talents of Claire Hastings, Ron Jappy and Grant McFarlane 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 to showcase their musical heritage.

Live Music Now Scotland

Sat 18

Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus 

Original arrangements featuring songs by Lulu, KT Tunstall, The Eurythmics, Aztec Camera, The Proclaimers and Travis. 

Sun 19 

Liam Stuart

Singer-songwriter with a unique brand of highly emotive, melodic and lyric driven folk-rock songs. 

Liam Stuart is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter originally from the North East coastal town of Banff. His songs takes cues from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Bon Iver. 

Graduate of Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University

Mon 20

Wed 22 

Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie

Fiddle and guitar duo with a set which including AC/DC, Paolo Nutini, Biffy Clyro and Franz Ferdinand covers. 

Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie are two of the most promising young musicians to emerge from Orkney's rich heritage of traditional music. With a presence that's both familiar and forward-thinking, their playful arrangements are brought to life by a musical relationship almost a decade in the making. The pair perform traditional tunes and self-penned numbers through an intimate combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and voice. In 2015, the boys won a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, reached the semi-finals of BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award in 2016 and were nominated for an Up And Coming award at the 2017 Trad Awards.

Live Music Now Scotland

Tues 21

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

A duo of the current BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, singer Hannah Rarity and talented guitarist Luc McNally. 

Recently featured in The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch in 2018’, Hannah Rarity’s spellbinding voice and warm, genuine stage manner have seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers.

As well as teaching guitar and playing Scottish/Irish music sessions around Glasgow, Luc McNally plays with rock/traditional band Dosca, electronic/Celtic group Sketch, and in a duo with piper and whistle player Eddie Seaman.

Live Music Now Scotland

Thu 23

Fri 24

Randolph's Leap

An uplifting pop and rock four-piece from Glasgow, paying tribute to some of their Scottish musical heroes. 

The Aberdeenshire/Glasgow-based Randolph’s Leap are Nairn born-and-raised singer, songwriter and home-recording boffin extraordinaire Adam Ross and his band. In May this year they released Worryingly Okay, a set of stripped back, intimate and heart-glowing DIY alt-folk songs about love, family, friendship, geopolitical blues and Scottish islands. The album was released by micro-label and collective, Lost Map, established in 2013, from founder and director Johnny Lynch’s caravan home on the Isle of Eigg.

Live Music Now Scotland

Sat 25

Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a young, energetic, singer-songwriter who writes and performs original material, as well as covers, that hold up a mirror to human existence and draw inspiration from personal experiences. 

Graduate of Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University

Sun 26 

Annie Booth 

Singer-songwriter performing indie-rock tinged folk with infectious melodies, tempered by poignant vocals. 

Annie Booth is a young singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh, her 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.

Graduate of Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University

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When

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

Where

Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

Booking information

Drop-in

Please note there is no performance on Saturday 11 August. 

Partners

 

In partnership with
Live Music Now Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University's Popular Music Course and Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus.

 

 

 

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