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

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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

The Tour Continues…

img022Hello all. We’re back from Aberdeenshire after the first leg of this Spring tour, and are very much enthused by the warm reception we received at the gigs in the North East – huge thanks to all of you who came out to see us!

Now we’re home it’s back to work on the new album – more on that soon – and preparation for the next series of shows. April / May sees us head to Newton Dees, Fife (the mighty Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline), to the Borders and then on south to London. And after that, our focus will move to summer and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe

Full details are on the CONCERTS page and in the meantime you can keep track of us (and have the tech giants keep track of you) on TWITTER and on FACEBOOK.

Spring Tour

Happy New Year all, and many thanks to those of you who made it along to The Magnum to see in 2019 with us. We hope you had a good night and weren’t left too drained for the first day of the new year…

19029344_269474020126625_9077454049578254647_nWe have a really busy few months coming up. Recording on the new album is about to get underway and we also have a raft of gigs scheduled, taking in Fife, Aberdeenshire, the Borders and London.
Full details are on the CONCERTS page but you can see an outline of the dates below:

Friday 18th January 2019 – Dalgety Bay Folk Club, Aberdour, Fife.

Monday 21st January 2019 – Edinburgh (school performance)

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
 – University of Edinburgh (private show)

Saturday 2nd March 2019
 – Turriff, Aberdeenshire.

Sunday 3rd March 2019 – Insch, Aberdeenshire.

Saturday 9th March 2019 – Edinburgh (private show)

Friday 26th April 2019 – Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline. (Tix on sale now: www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/sorries )

Saturday 10th May 2019 – Town Yetholm (nr. Kelso), Scottish Borders.

Friday 24th May 2019Balham, London.

Saturday 3rd – Saturday 24th August 2019Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hogmanay at The Magnum, Edinburgh

A reminder that we’re returning to play at The Magnum in Edinburgh this New Year’s Eve.

As in the last couple of years, this gig will be FREE ENTRY and we’ll play you right through from the old year into the new. Our first set will begin about 11.15pm on Hogmanay and we’ll finish off our last set at about 1.30am.

The Magnum is on the corner of Albany Street and Dublin Street, right in the heart of the New Town but outwith the controlled area, so although it’s but a short hop from Princess Street you can come and go without the need for wristbands.