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Stairheid Gossip at Edinburgh Folk Club

Johnny J 26 Jun 11 - 09:49 AM
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Subject: Stairheid Gossip at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:49 AM

Wednesday 29th June 2011

A "fiesty wimmin" night which will surely appeal to all the "singy crowd" out there.....

"With roots in Scottish folk music Stairheid Gossip's wide repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs.

"These four Edinburgh women have captivated a wide range of audiences with stunning a-cappella harmonies and well chosen songs. Raising their voices for social justice is fundamental to who they are, and they perform regularly at events promoting human rights, peace and women's politics. Enjoy a riveting, lively performance of poignant and gritty songs which will make you want to join in.

"Mothers, lovers, sisters, grannies, workers, friends ... From the stairheids of Edinburgh, four women (or five, including Rebecca McKinney, at the recording of their album, Stirrin' It Up) came together with a shared love of traditional music and singing. Our songs reflect the diversity of our musical interests, from Scotland to South Africa and from ballads to bluegrass, but they are all celebrations of the lives of everyday folk - in love, work, conflict and peace."

The group's current line up is Claire Lamond, Sylvia McGowan, Eileen Penman, Elaine Wallace.

Pleasance Cabaret Bar

Tickets: £8, £7 (concession), £5 (members) at the door or from


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