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Adam Holmes and The Embers
At only twenty-one years old singer/songwriter Adam Holmes has already been a Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician Award finalist, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Newcomer nominee and Scottish Traditional Music Award winner.
Together with his band The Embers and playing their own brand of "roots pop with a hint of Scotland" they have recorded three critically acclaimed EP's in the last twelve months, played sell out gigs throughout the country, including a storming set at Celtic Connections 2012, and have received national press, radio play and record label interest from some of the music industry's most prominent movers and shakers.
The Dirty Beggars are an outfit from Central Scotland, with the music of the Appalachians running in their blood. Five boys born in the wrong country, their brand of down and dirty bluegrass has been electrifying crowds all over the UK. Comprising of guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and double bass, they are one-of-a-kind in the UK, blasting out the tunes made popular in the 21st Century by the bluegrass revival following the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack album, and the unique styles pioneered by Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch and the Dave Rawlings Machine, as well as their own growing repertoire of their own compositions and songs.
Caroline Gilmour is a singer and songwriter based in Edinburgh. She has just signed her first music licence deal with MCM Songs USA (headed up by Sherry Orson, formerly of Virgin and Universal music) and the "What Georgina Said" EP will be released in June 2012.
Caroline’s last album, Take A Look was released in June 2011 and she performed 10 gigs over 5 days at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, picking up radio and Podcast play on Leith FM, Pulse Community Radio, Recharged Radio, Generate Radio and VRN. A busy year saw Caroline invited to perform at Edinburgh’s Bauer Media radio station Forth One's One to Watch showcase, work with producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Led Zepplin and Oasis) who remixed her song Take A Look and produced a short interview and music video with filmmaker Shaun Glowa for the song Space.
Bobby is a longtime fixture on the Edinburgh folk scene being a former member of 1990's duo Patsy Mack and current member of Rantum Scantum and when not plying his musical trade around the city's folk scene he will be off on one of their regular jaunts round the clubs and festivals of the UK and Europe playing an eclectic mix of traditional folk songs and original material.