The band have got a couple of lovely gigs booked in October which see us heading south of the city! We’ll be heading to the coast for an evening at Coldingham Public Hall on Sunday 8th October, and then the following weekend, heading to Dumfries and Galloway for a performance at the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Thornhill, Moniaive on Saturday 14th October. We’ve got happy memories of performing at the Moniaive Bluegrass Festival a couple of years ago, so looking forward to heading down that way again!
Before then, we’ll be playing as a duo at the Mystery General Election Fundraiser for Edinburgh Northern & Leith Constituency Labour Party this coming Thursday 21st September at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms. We’re sharing the billing with the inimitable Banjo Lounge 4, Susan Morrison, and members of the Southern Tenant Folk Union – it’s going to be a cracker!
Due to family circumstances Deborah will not be able to perform on Thursday at Falkirk Folk Club, but Clare Hugh and Jo have a lovely intimate evening planned playing as a trio. We’ll see you there!
Well the Fringe crowds have packed up and gone home and there’s a tinge of autumn in the air! Blueflint have got some lovely gigs coming up over the next couple of months – not least a trip to Falkirk this coming Thursday 7th September with a visit to Falkirk Folk Club. Looking forward to it!
Blueflint are delighted to be involved in an evening of Americana music presented by the G25 Project present in association with Americana Backroom Sessions to raise funds for registered charities Upward Mobility Project and Gig Buddies. The date for your diaries folks? Fri 10 November! More info is available on the event Facebook page at:
A busy week in Leith for the Flinters this week! Sunday 14th sees Blueflint supporting Kalio Gayo and Junkman’s Choir at Leith Depot. We’re seriously looking forward to this gig! Kalio Gayo hail from the Netherlands and they feature drums, double bass, guitar, banjo, accordion, synthesizer and samples fusing folky themes with rock, ska and a touch of latin and reggae. Junkman’s Choir mix it up with Cajun sounds, sea shanties and they weave the works of Rabbie Burns into the brew. It’s going to be a night of boundless energy! Kick-off is at 7.30pm – 138-140 Leith Walk, EH6 5DT
Heading up Leith Walk, Clare and Deborah make a return to Woodland Creatures Weds 17th May with their Martha’s Parlour project of Appalachian tunes and ballads with a good smattering of original material in the mix too!
And then we’ve got LeithLate to look forward to next month!
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time last night at Biggar’s Clydesdale Folk Club – what a lovely welcoming crowd and a great venue to play in! The only downside was that we didn’t finish in time to grab a fish supper from the renowned Townhead Chippy – gutted! Ah well, it just means we need to make a return trip soon! Thanks again for a lovely evening folks!
Clare and Deborah will be out and about again performing as duo Martha’s Parlour with a gig at Akva Bar on Sunday 9th April. We’ll be performing a set of old-time Appalachian and folk tunes and ballads, as well as a number of our own original songs. See you there!