Mairi Orr & The Borrowed Band + CherryGrove
31 May 2012 (19:30 - 22:30)
What more could you ask for - a four piece Americana band plus a 5 piece Scottish traditional band?
MAIRI ORR & THE BORROWED BAND
Raised in the west highland village of Morar and now based near Edinburgh,
Scottish singer/songwriter Mairi Orr has been a regular in the Edinburgh and Lothians bluegrass and folk scene since 2004. Her melodic style and acoustic setup draws from
American roots music and Scottish traditional music, offering original songs and other
interpretations which nod towards current Americana and contemporary Scottish Folk.
The Borrowed Band are Ed Henry and Stephen Clark from Old Dollar Bill plus Hugh Kelly from Longway.
“…Mairi Orr is blessed with one of those perfect crystal clear voices
that perfectly suits carefully crafted roots music…” - Jonathan Aird, Americana UK
“…It positively bursts at the seams with a vibrant quality and the maturity of the writing and playing is unexpected from someone just stepping onto the stage. Orr’s voice has a magnificent presence…” - Paul Kerr, Blabber n’ Smoke.
CHERRYGROVE are a fresh new band, bursting with talent and producing an exciting, vibrant sound. Stimulating songs and titillating tunes, heartfelt and bona fide!
All students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). Some members have been through the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and others being part of other very well known bands.
They are from a vast area of Scotland, Paisley to Perth, Falkirk, Spean Bridge and Golspie.
Within the band, they have the stunning voice of Marianne Fraser and her guitar, Mhairi Mackinnon on fiddle, Heather Shelley on piano, Sarah MacNeil on harp and Grant McFarlane on accordion. A superb blend of sounds – and all showing off some of their vocal notes.