Neil Bob Herd is the former co-front man / guitarist / songwriter of acclaimed alternative bluegrass band The Coal Porters, racking up 6 albums and innumerable tours in the UK, Europe and North America. Neil’s new Scots-Americana outfit The Dirty Little Acoustic Band bring a touch more twang and electricity to the ‘Porters acoustic palette, with the same songwriting acumen, wry humour and sideways observation of the human condition very much in evidence.
The forthcoming LP Every Soul a Story features a cast of real and invented characters pondering faith, reincarnation, betrayal, hope and plain old “getting friendly”. For this intimate performance, Neil is joined by his old Coal Porters compadre, Paul Fitzgerald, lending multi-instrumental skills and fine high lonesome harmonies.
Local Natives come to Edinburgh’s Summerhall on their 2019 tour, in support of their fourth full-length record, Violet Street.
Celebrate Hallowe’en with a cult classic in its final cut. One of the most disturbing and audacious horror films of all time revolves around a young girl’s disappearance which brings police sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) to a remote Scottish island.
Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures.