At The Hopetoun Arms Main Street Leadhills
Come off the M74 at Abington and follow the signs for Leadhills.
Meals and accommodation available. Discount available on room when you mention you are coming for the concert.
Jed Grimes July 23rd
Jed Grimes’ track record as an innovator in the field of roots and folk music dates from his early days in the much loved 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie. Since then he has earned Nominations at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for his arrangements for the Northumbria Anthology, and his 6-piece folk/jazz/rock outfit The Hush, featuring Bob Fox: he has released three widely acclaimed solo CD albums, and continues to tour the festivals, folk/roots clubs and arts centres of UK and Europe, where his powerful vocal style and rich, often flamboyant guitar style, allied to a ready Geordie wit, excite and entertain audiences numbering from 50 to 25,000 with equal flair.
The Leadhills Music Blast 6th-8th September
Artists booked so far – Archie Fisher, The Lasses, Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman, The Amigos Three, Stevie O’Connor and John Blek.
Tom Moore & Archie Ross
6th November 2019
Widely regarded as two of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo. Whilst intrinsically borrowing from English and other European Traditional Dance music, sonically Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music and art making.The distinct pulse, energy and group-intuition of trad-music haunts their playing as they continue to push the creative boundaries for English instrumental music, listening and responding to the world around them as much as their musical ancestors. LAGUNA (December 2017) Reviews Shortlisted for the FATEA Instrumental Album of the Year 2017 “A timely, compelling and hugely enjoyable album that may also reveal something about the existing notions of folk music and art, and even England and Europe” ★★★★★ – fRoots “Extremely enjoyable” – Louder than War “Two of England’s most remarkable young musicians. An inherent understanding of traditional forms played out with an entirely contemporary attitude to soundscape. Very impressive.” – Martin Green (Lau) “Startling moments of clarity coupled to occasions of obscurity.. delightful, sparkling” – Folk Words