The Edinburgh Fringe looms…

Just a week left until we begin our run of 22 shows at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe so to get you in the mood we thought we’d share this video, shot on the penultimate day of our run last year.
Killiecrankie has always been a favourite in our live sets and you can be fairly sure it’ll get an airing again at this year’s Fringe…

7th-26th Aug (not Sundays),
Quaker Meeting House,


12th, 13th, 18th & 19th Aug
The Jazz Bar,



Next stop…Edinburgh Fringe #9

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As spring gives way to summer it’s great to look back on an event-filled few months which has seen us perform in all sorts of venues from the likes of the New Club in Edinburgh to the Thomas Paine Chapel in Sussex, from Canal View Primary School in Wester Hailes, to Scotland’s National Stadium – Hampden Park – in Glasgow. You can see a selection of snaps from the gigs above (thanks to Stephen, Wendy, Mel, Lee and Ross for the photos).

This summer is set to be just as busy as we prepare for our 9th consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This year sees the Fringe celebrate its 70th anniversary, and for us it will involve more performances than ever before with 18 shows at the Quaker Meeting House (4.30pm, 7th – 26th Aug, except Sundays) and a further 4 evening shows at The Jazz Bar (8.30pm, 12th / 13th / 18th / 19th Aug). Full details are available on the CONCERTS page, tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Brighton Fringe Shows

Following a busy month or so which saw us giving a talk to the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club and playing shows in Bridgehouse, Yetholm and Dundee, it’s almost time for us to head south for our appearances at the Brighton Fringe.

We’re very excited to be taking The Sorries south of the border for the first time, especially given the number of people who come north from England and Wales to see us perform in Edinburgh each August. Our three shows in Brighton are on:

Friday 26th / Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th May
The Lantern Theatre
8 Rock Place
Brighton, BN2 1PF.

Tickets are available from the Fringe website:

Upcoming shows

We’ve had a month or so off after the activity at the start of the year, but are now gearing up for a busy period.

Next up is a special talk we’re doing for The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club on 20th April. The talk will be similar in format to our podcast The Scottish Song Guide and will see us discuss and perform some of the songs written or collected by Scott. Appropriately enough the venue is Edinburgh’s New Club – situated across Princes Street from The Scott Monument.

Two days later (22nd April) we will be at Bridgehouse Hall in West Lothian and then on the 6th May it’s off to the Borders as we play in Town Yetholm, by Kelso.
We then have a private event in Dundee before heading south of the border for the first time for a three-date run at the Brighton Fringe (26th-28th May). We’re very excited to be taking our show to England’s biggest arts festival and hope that the Fringe-goers in the south east will appreciate us as much as those in Edinburgh do every August!

For full details of all upcoming concerts and for details of how to buy tickets, please visit the CONCERTS page.


A belated Happy New Year to you all, and first up a big thank you to Chris & all at The Magnum, and to those of you who came along on Hogmanay to see in the New Year with us. We had a cracking night, a fabulous way to celebrate our 10th anniversary and a great start to what looks like being a busy 2017!

Full details will be available on the Concerts page as time goes on, but for the first few months of the year we already have shows planned in Fife, West Lothian and the Borders, a talk on the songs of Walter  Scott for The Scott Club in Edinburgh and some school workshops around Burns Night.

Looking slightly further ahead we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be making our first foray south of the border in May, when we perform a 3 night run as part of the 2017 Brighton Fringe. And of course there’s just a chance that we might do a show or two at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe as well…

Keep up with all the latest happenings here or on our Facebook page, and don’t forget you can hear all the latest episodes of our our podcast, The Scottish Song Guideby following the link on this site.

New Year’s Eve – live at The Magnum

As mentioned a few weeks back, we are delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our very first gig with a performance this Hogmanay at The MAGNUM, situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.

Entry will be FREE, but as the event is non-ticketed and likely to be busy it’s advisable to arrive well in advance of The Bells to be sure of getting in. We’ll play a first, short set around 11pm, and will then begin our main set a little after midnight.

Dinner will be served until approximately 10pm so if you’d like to eat beforehand please call The Magnum to book.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Hogmanay Gig in Edinburgh

Now that we’re deep into autumn thoughts are turning towards the festive season and, perhaps more specifically, to how to avoid spending New Year slumped in front of the usual suspects on the telly.

Well fear not, there is an alternative prospect. We’re delighted to say that we’ll be seeing in 2017 playing at The MAGNUM in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. More details will be posted when they’re available but the venue will be offering a dinner package which will see us playing a short set before midnight and then a longer set beginning a little after The Bells. Hope you can join us!

New Podcast episode – The Four Maries

For those of you who have been enjoying our podcast series, The Scottish Song Guide, the latest episode is available now.ScottishSongGuide2000
In this, the 5th episode, we discuss the origins of The Four Maries, or as it’s sometimes known, The Ballad of Mary Hamilton.

The other episodes are also still available on


The Sorries at Stirling Folk Club – Monday 12th September

Hot on the heels of our August run of concerts at the Edinburgh Festival we’re off to Stirling next week to play at the Stirling Folk Club.

We’ll be at the club, held at Bridgehaugh – home of Stirling County Rugby Club – on the evening of Monday 12th September. We’ll be starting at 8pm and playing two 45 minute long sets.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe-goers…thank you!

Well, we made it!

Another packed August of Edinburgh Fringe shows finished with a full house at The Jazz Bar and again we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by your support.
By the end we were a little hoarser than we had been at the start – and the mandolin pick-up may have given up the ghost with abou1 15 minutes of the last show to go! – but it was a real thrill to play to so many folk. It was great to catch up with those of you who had been before and a real delight to speak to those who were seeing us for the first time. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us how much you enjoy the concerts, so thank you.

If you didn’t manage to get the new album, remember it’s available on CD from the Buy Albums page on this site, along with other CDs, T-shirts and our “Sorries Shoppers”.

And don’t forget to keep an eye on the Concerts page where you’ll find details of upcoming gigs.

Thanks again,
Douglas & Marty

Jazz Bar selfie - 27th August 2016