Stirling Fringe Festival Presents
Founding member of Chemikal Underground Records and iconic group The Delgados, Emma Pollock is one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the country. Emma is a mercurial character, driving forward the Fruit Tree Foundation alongside Idlewild’s Rod Jones and playing a central role in The Burns Unit (who recently performed on Later…With Jools Holland). Her musical projects continue to keep her occupied beyond her label duties and responsibilities at the legendary Chem19 studio. She is currently working on her new solo album. Emma and a host of special guests grace the Stirling Fringe stage in the iconic Cowane’s Hospital.
Special guests include Rick Redbeard and Sound of Yell.
Rick Redbeard: Originally conceived as an outlet for Rick Anthony’s (Phantom Band) quieter, more introspective material, it's fair to say that Redbeard's 'songbook' has outgrown its brief; developing into much, much more than a dead letter office for The Phantom Band. One of the many qualities of Rick's material is how timeless it manages to sound: songs feel instantly recognisable, shot through with a warmth and intimacy that's impossible to contrive.
Sound Of Yell: El Hombre Trajeado co-founder and erstwhile Arab Strap and RM Hubbert collaborator, Stevie Jones takes the spotlight with a mesmerising collective of his very own. His versatility and fluency across several instruments place him among the most sought-after collaborators in Scottish music, but with his alchemical debut album under the monicker Sound Of Yell, Stevie Jones steps out of the wings into centre-stage. Herein lies a series of routes paved with genres with which Jones has a long and fecund history – acoustic psychedelia, folk, jazz, improvisation – yet so sinuous, interwoven and undulating as to leave the listener at liberty to choose their own pace and terminus.
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