Great to be back at the Fringe – next up, Glasgow…

Well, we made it through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 and are so grateful to all of you who turned up to see us. It was overwhelming to be playing to so many of you over the three and a half weeks and you really made our return to live performance a joy!

We must also pass on our heartfelt thanks to the whole team at the EICC and to everyone at The Pleasance and at Edinburgh Fringe, all of whom worked tremendously hard to pull things together and make the return to live events comfortable for both performers and audiences.
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With live concerts being back, we’re delighted to say we’ll be on stage again – this time in Glasgow – in a little over a month when we play Cottier’s Theatre. Tickets for that show on Friday 1st October are on sale already, available here:

https://cottiers.com/event/the-sorries-live-in-concert/

We also have a series of dates planned for November, details of which can be found on the CONCERTS page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Edinburgh Fringe Run 2021 – Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for our shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Following on from a sell-out run in 2019, we are delighted to be returning to play before live audiences with 18 shows at Pleasance @ EICC between 6th and 29th August.

Tickets are on sale now from the Edinburgh Fringe box office and app:

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sorries

The Sorries at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Friday 6th – Sunday 29th August 2021
 (except Mondays & Tuesdays)

Pleasance @ EICC
Morrison Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 8EE.
4.30pm

Folk Music’s Coming Home!

Sorries walk RM cropThis August – The Sorries return to The Fringe!
 

Difficult to overstate how chuffed we are to announce our return to live action this August at the Edinburgh Fringe!


We’ll be back in front of live audiences at:
 

Pleasance @ E.I.C.C,
The Exchange,
Morrison Street,
Edinburgh.
4.30pm
Friday 6th- Sunday 29th August (not Mondays & Tuesdays)

 

I’m sure some of you will have lots of questions and we’ll share more information over the coming days and weeks, but tickets are expected to go on sale from the Edinburgh Fringe website and app on
22nd July.
 

It’s a new venue for us but we’re very excited to be part of the P
leasance programme this year.
One of the great benefits of playing at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre – part of the Pleasance stable for the past few years – is that the venue has been running as a vaccination centre so they have months of experience of running a Covid-safe facility.
 

We’ve been really impressed by the measures that will be in place during the Fringe to keep audience, staff and performers safe. There will be 1m distancing within the theatre and the room we’re playing will have plenty of space and ventilation but will – we hope – retain that homely Fringe atmosphere which we love so much.
 

Here’s hoping we see you there…
 
Douglas & Marty

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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