Euro 21 Zoom Concert – Fri 18th June, 6.30pm

We were absolutely delighted to have the chance to get together in the same room for a rehearsal this week, it’s been many months coming. The reason we were getting together was partly to blow off the musical cobwebs but also to plan and begin rehearsals for an upcoming Zoom gig!

With Scotland and England playing each other in the European Championships in June, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to do a special performance as part of the build up to the match.

We’ll play a 45 minute concert from 6.30pm on FRIDAY 18th JUNE with attendees watching via Zoom. Because the performance will be on a Zoom call and not just a live-streamed gig, it means you’ll be able to chat to us before and after we play, make comments in between the songs, ask questions and generally heckle us to put in a bit more effort (although you might want to save that for the football!). With the game kicking off at 8pm it means you’ll have plenty of time after the gig to get settled in for the match…

Tickets cost £9 (+ booking fee) per device and are available through Eventbrite – see below:

The Sorries Euro ’21 Concert – Buy Tickets

6.30-7.30pm
Friday 18th June 2021
Online event

2021 Activity

Hello, we hope you’re all keeping well.

It’s been a little while since you heard from us – can’t think why – but it’s great to be able to say that activity is slowly beginning again on the music front. We’ll obviously let you know as soon as we have shows confirmed, but in the meantime you can listen to the latest episodes of our podcast – The SCOTTISH SONG GUIDE – or head over to YouTube and check out the Culloden275 playlist we put together to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.

We look forward to getting out to perform for you again soon. Until then, please look after yourselves and take care.

February shows

It was lovely to spend some of January in the company of old friends, as we returned to a number of venues we’ve played before. Many thanks to everyone at The Cromlix, Dalgety Bay Folk Club, Dalry Primary School and the University of Edinburgh for welcoming us back to play for you again – we look forward to next time!

Looking ahead, we’ve plenty to keep us busy in February, beginning with a pre-Calcutta Cup match performance this Saturday. We’ve been tasked with sending people off to the game with a smile, let’s hope they’re still smiling afterwards…

We head back to Nova Scotia Folk Club in Glasgow on Wed 20th to play the featured slot, before heading up to St. Andrews for our debut show at the Byre Theatre on Saturday 22nd February. There are still some tickets for that show available from the box office (01334 475 000) and online:

https://byretheatre.com/events/the-sorries/

As we get into spring, we’ll be very close to home when we play a sold out gig at Corstorphine Folk in late March and then we head to West Lothian for a show in Linlithgow on 24th April.

You can find details of all upcoming performances on the CONCERTS page and check us out on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

Hogmanay and Beyond…

As we enter the last stretch of 2019 it’s fantastic to be able to reflect on a very busy but fulfilling year, one in which your support has been – as ever – hugely appreciated. In addition to the release of our 5th album – Bends of the Bow – we had great fun playing concerts everywhere from South London to North Aberdeenshire, and returned for our 12th year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a sold-out series of shows. A date at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline was a lovely way to see in the summer, but the highlight of our year was almost certainly playing our first ever gigs in Moscow. The warmth and enthusiasm of our Russian audiences took us completely by surprise, as did their affection for, and knowledge of, Scottish music. Definitely somewhere to which we hope to return…

This year is not quite over for us, however, as Hogmanay sees us perform at Sir Andy Murray’s CROMLIX HOTEL. We’ll be playing between 9.30pm and 1am, with a little break at the bells for piping and fireworks. For full details see cromlix.com/festive/new-year/


Looking into 2020 we already have a number of concerts planned, including:
18 Jan – Dalgety Bay Folk Club
23 Jan – Edinburgh University Burns’ Supper
19 Feb – Nova Scotia Folk Club, Glasgow
22 Feb – Byre Theatre, St. Andrews
27 Mar – Corstorphine Folk, Edinburgh

Full details can be found on the Concerts page. We look forward to seeing you.

From Moscow to Montrose…

It’s been great to get back to playing after our month off, post-Edinburgh Fringe.

After a private event up in Aberdeen we returned to Bridgehouse Hall in West Lothian last weekend, a venue we first played about 18 months ago. It’s a hall which is run – as is so often the case – by a dedicated team of volunteers who put a huge amount of effort into making the hall a vibrant hub for the community. It’s great to have the chance to play such venues.

We play Montrose in early November, but needless to say we’re even more excited about the upcoming shows we’re doing towards the end of this month! More details soon…

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Edinburgh Fringe – 5 Star Review

Fringe - Wed 7th Aug 2019As we approach the end of the first week of our run at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we can reflect on a week of thoroughly enjoyable shows in front of very enthusiastic audiences. We’ve managed to dust the cobwebs off some old ones but it’s also been great to introduce a few new songs to the set.

To cap it all we received a 5 STAR review from Broadway World – you can read the full review HERE.

Tickets are available for our remaining shows at the Fringe:

Sat 10th Aug (8.30pm @ The Jazz Bar) – BUY TICKETS

12th-24th Aug (4.30pm @ Quaker Meeting House) – BUY TICKETS

RNIB Fundraiser – 27th June

It’s been a really busy first half of the year for us so thank you to everyone who has hosted us or come along to see one of the shows. We’ve had a great time playing a lot of venues for the first time and look forward to returning to those places in the future.

In the meantime we have one more gig before August’s season of Edinburgh Fringe shows, and that is a fundraiser for the RNIB who are raising funds for Talking Books.

The show is in the Victoria Hotel in Kirkcaldy on Thursday 27th June at 7pm. We’ll be playing two sets and are really looking forward to our first show in The Lang Toun. To buy tickets, priced £10, please click on the link below:

Eventbrite – The Sorries live in Concert

ALBUM
We’ve also been busy in the studio, working on our new 12 track album. Recording is pretty much done, so expect that to be finished over the early part of the summer and ready for release at the Fringe.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Those of you looking to secure your Fringe tickets nice and early can do so now, with all tickets now on sale.

For shows at the Quaker Meeting House (5th-24th @ 4.30pm):
tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorries

For shows at The Jazz Bar (3rd & 10th @8.30pm):
tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorries-at-the-bar

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – tickets on sale

iuWe’re thrilled to announce that we will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, for an 11th consecutive run of shows at the world’s largest arts festival. It looks like being another busy one for us, with 20 shows scheduled for the three weeks.

We’re very happy to once again be playing at our home for the past 9 Fringe runs, Venue 40 (Quaker Meeting House) and also to be returning to The Jazz Bar for two mid-evening concerts.

Tickets are on sale now for all 20 shows.

Venue 40 (Quaker Meeting House),
7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
5th – 24th August (except Sundays)
4.30pm
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorries

The Jazz Bar
1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
3rd & 10th August
8.30pm
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorries-at-the-bar