The Scots Fiddle Festival was launched in 1996 with the aim to promote and sustain traditional fiddle music and 21 years on this is still our aim. Over the years, the amount of events at the festival has tripled with concerts, sessions, recitals, stalls, festival clubs and talks taking place throughout the weekend at The Queen’s Hall and Summerhall in Edinburgh. It brings people together from all over the world, both performers and audience members and continues to inspire thousands of people to enjoy and take part in traditional music, either as players, learners, listeners or dancers.
faUSt has recorded a new album. It is entitled “Fresh Air” and differs in several respects from its predecessor “Just Us”, from the year 2014. At the time, the recordings were made at Péron’s rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience.
Cold Turkey (is or is not): Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!). Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.