Edinburgh Festival Underway

Our Edinburgh Festival Fringe run for 2016 is now underway, with one show at each of our venues – The Jazz Bar (Venue 57) & the Quaker Meeting House (Venue 40) – under our belts. There are many more to come, with shows every day (except Sundays) up to and including the 27th August.

A couple of the dates have sold out already but there are tickets left for most of the other shows from the middle of this week onwards.

For tickets to our daily afternoon concerts (4.30pm):

For tickets to our evening concerts on 13th & 27th (7pm and 8.30pm respectively):

New Video – Ae Fond Kiss

Our new album, Bends of the Bow, is set for release on 6th August. You can get a sneak preview of one of the tracks – Burns’ Ae Fond Kiss – right now however, by checking out the lyric video below.

And if you fancy hearing it live, there’s a very good chance it’ll form part of the set at our Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows this August – tickets available from:


New Album – out 6th August 2016

We’re delighted to say that our brand new album – Bends of the Bow – will be released on Saturday 6th August 2016, the day we begin our run at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The album features 11 tracks, recorded during the spring of this year, and will be available on CD through the website and at the Fringe shows.

The track listing is:

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2. Lochnagar
3. Ae Fond Kiss
4. Johnnie Cope
5. Ettrick Valley / 100 Pipers / Dashing White Sergeant
6. Leaving of Liverpool
7. The News From Moidart
8. Tranent Muir (The Battle of Prestonpans)
9. The Four Maries
10. Nancy Whisky
11. Bonnie Dundee (Scott’s verses version)

Recording and Fringe Shows

We’ve had a really busy couple of months with preparing our Edinburgh Fringe shows and working on a new album, but we’re looking forward to getting back into the Festival way of things, especially as we’ll have new material recorded.

The album is at the mixing stage but is already sounding great. We’ll let you know the track listing when we have it sorted but it features a handful of songs we’ve introduced to the set over the past year or two and a bunch of songs which we plan to introduce to the set in August. There’s also one old favourite which we’ve included in a slightly different format from normal – listeners to our podcast The Scottish Song Guide might be able to figure out which one!

We are once again doing a full three week run at Venue 40 (Quaker Meeting House) during the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August and we’re also playing a few evening shows at Venue 57 (The Jazz Bar) too. Full details are on the Concerts page but you can find the link to buy tickets below:

Venue 40 (Quaker Meeting House) shows
8th-27th August – 4.30pm

Venue 57 (The Jazz Bar) shows
6th / 13th August – 7pm  &  27th August – 8.30pm

Springtime Activity

Well, we may have got a flurry of live activity out of the way for now (having played, 2016-03-05 18.48.24among others, the stunning Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge and then the beautiful Cromlix Hotel earlier this month), but we have been anything but idle since.

Marty has been busy finalising shows for the summer (more details of them later) and we have started work on a new album. We’re very excited to be recording our first new studio album since Auld Lang Syne in 2012, and have really enjoyed having the time to work on some songs which are new to us. We’ll bring you updates as we get further into the whole process and give you an idea of what you can expect to hear on the album as it nears completion.

The other bit of recording we did recently was for the 4th episode of our podcast series, The Scottish Song Guide with The Sorries.
The new episode, in which we tackle the song Bonnie Dundee, is AVAILABLE NOW.

Please remember, feel free to get in touch if you want to share any info or queries about the songs, a booking, the shows or the podcast – you can do that from the Contact page here or through Facebook.

Live in Edinburgh – Friday 4th March

Just a week to go until we play Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge. The concert, on Friday 4th March, will be the first Edinburgh show in over 7 months and we’re looking forward to playing in such a stunning venue.

Tickets are £8/£6 (+ booking fee) and are available from:


Until then, here’s one of the favourites from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe  show, Ettrick Valley. Enjoy!

Live in Edinburgh – Friday 4th March 2016

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing our first public show in Edinburgh in over 7 months when we take to the stage in Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge (formerly St. Stephen’s Church) on Friday 4th March.

We’ll be playing two sets in the beautiful setting of the main hall, but will be keeping things intimate and making the most of the fabulous acoustics in this Playfair-designed, Georgian building.

Tickets are on sale NOW – click the link below to buy:

Buy tickets for THE SORRIES – An Evening with The Sorries


New Podcast Episode

The latest episode of THE SCOTTISH SONG GUIDE – with The Sorries podcast is available to listen to now. Either click the player below, visit the Scottish Song Guide Website or subscribe through iTunes or your other music provider.

In this, the third episode, we talk about two songs written by Adam Skirving during the 1745-46 Jacobite Uprising – Hey Johnnie Cope and Tranent Muir (now better known as “The Battle of Prestonpans“).

New Podcast Episode – Auld Lang Syne

Episode 2 of our new podcast – The Scottish Song Guide – is now available! You can either listen above or on the podcast website (www.scottishsongguide.com), download it from our SOUNDCLOUD page or subscribe through iTunes. If you subscribe on the iTunes store you’ll get every episode as soon as it becomes available.

Although we’ve got a bit to go until Hogmanay, this episode has us discussing the origins of Auld Lang Syne, the meaning and sentiments expressed in the lyrics and the different tunes to which the words have been set through the centuries. It also features a spectacularly bad pun about Korea…

The Scottish Song Guide Podcast

ScottishSongGuide2000Post-Fringe we haven’t been resting on our laurels – among plans for further gigs and recording, we’ve also started a new podcast series:

The Scottish Song Guide – with The Sorries

The plan is to use the podcasts to give an insight into the origins of some of the songs we sing. To start with we’ve picked Killiecrankie, and you can hear it now in any number of ways:

To listen on the website: www.scottishsongguide.com
To listen on Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/the-sorries
To subscribe through iTunes: iTunes SUBSCRIBE