The Queen’s Hall presents four nights with four Scottish artists:
Thursday 15 August, 20.00 (90min) £12.50:
Bella Hardy and The Midnight Watch
Based in Scotland, but raised in the Peak District, Bella Hardy is one of the most prolific and original singer-songwriters in the UK. She has just released her new album 'Battleplan'.
"enduringly seductive and original" (The Telegraph)
Friday 16 August, 20.00 (90min), £12.50:
Hailing from the Orkney Islands, The Chair are an eight piece, dance-floor filling, whirlwind who blend their isles’ traditional music with a myriad of other influences including rock, jazz and zydeco.
"ruggedly energetic, musically accomplished live performances" (The Herald)
Saturday 17 August, 20.00 (90min), £16:
Nominated for three awards at 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart plays tracks from her latest album ‘Traces’ with regular collaborators, Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson.
"One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain" (The Guardian)
Sunday 18 August, 20.00 (120min), £18:
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: "In The Spirit of the Duke"
SNJO – winners of Best Jazz Ensemble at UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards – perform classic Ellington compositions live.
"it catches a hot contemporary band in real time, creatively interpreting in the free-spirited way only the best jazz musicians can" (The Guardian)