Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes
She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four time at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.
Grace’s young career boasts five DIY albums available only at gigs, with her first full studio album, Queer as Folk, released Autumn 2018. Her self-released album ‘Heart First Aid Kit’ received a top 10 album of 2017 placing from Mojo magazine.
James Yorkston returns to Summerhall to celebrate the release of his new album The Route to the Harmonium on Feb 22nd 2019. With support from Viking Moses.
Mūm’s Gyða Valtýsdottir brings her new project Epicycle to The Dissection Room in February 2019.
Iconic, playful and totally catchy, The Vaselines play Summerhall for Independent Venue Week. See Kurt Cobain’s ‘favourite songwriters in the world’ live.
C Duncan’s music is intricately crafted out of the artist’s diverse influences – his classical background intertwines with his contemporary influences, creating an entirely unique sound. With support from Before Breakfast.