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Young Fathers

Young Fathers Young Fathers were christened in 2008, named after the fact that all three members were named for their fathers.. They are: ‘G’ Hastings, from Drylaw, Edinburgh, Alloysious Massaquoi, originally from Liberia via Ghana and Kayus Bankole, born in Edinburgh to Nigerian parents but partially raised in Maryland in the USA, all 27 years old. […]

Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahim Voiced with deep passion and grace, Aziza Brahim’s music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, the European cosmopolis where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice. Born and […]

Macka B & the Roots Ragga Band

Macka.B Macka B is one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravely vocals give him an instantly identifiable sound. Although the vast majority of Macka B’s material is devoted to spiritual and social messages, he also lightens the mood with perceptive, humorous material. He […]

Peatbog Faeries

Peatbog Faeries Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye’s finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure. fRoots   Spring 2015 sees the launch of a great new CD for this now legendary band. To tie in with this they will be undertaking a […]


Shooglenifty It’s hard to believe that the Edinburgh-based sextet who invented a whole new genre and inspired a generation of musicians in Scotland and beyond turns 25 in 2015. But it is a quarter century since they first stumbled out of a Spanish bar at 3am resplendent with a shiny new, slightly left field, moniker, […]

Scratch Perverts

Scratch Perverts

There are very few who are truly considered pioneers. Whose influence on their chosen field is as widely felt or as far reaching. In the Scratch Perverts’ case there’s no doubting such pioneering status. The history and pedigree of Tony Vegas and Prime Cuts is well known. A history that revolves around Soho record shops […]

Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog

Creating their own take on Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog take the tradition: fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mix them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n’ roll attitude in a folk ska punk stylee.

Mungos Hi Fi Soundsystem ft Solo Banton

Mungos Hi Fi Our Shieling resident sound system for over ten years, we plan to have them at Knockengorroch for another ten years at least. Mungos Hi Fi first set sail at the turn of the millenium – a time when soundsystem culture was at low tide in the Clyde estuary. They had to dig deep into […]


Awry Born from the belly of The Forest in Edinburgh, AWRY soon became known for a very specific phenomenon known as the ‘PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH’. If ever you wanted to freak-dance with wild abandon to a bagpipe and fiddle driven band who have Red Bull and nitroglycerine for blood, this music is for you. Like slugging […]

Gnawa Blues All Stars

Gnawa Blues All Stars

Gnawa Blues All Stars on Facebook Since his arrival in the UK in 2008 the charismatic creator and leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars, Simo, has performed at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Larmer tree, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Boom Town, at venues such as the V&A, British Museum, Leighton House, Roundhouse, Ritzy, […]