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Acoustic Edinburgh – 3rd Apr – King Eider headline

2014 March 27
by Si

For our Acoustic Edinburgh springtime headline, we’ve got the infectious folk-blues of hotly-tipped Scottish 5-piece, King Eider. They combine classical strings, three-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, bass and drums to create a winning combination reminiscent of Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fire. Check them out in the video below (and then in person next Thursday, obviously!)

King Eider pic



Also joining us for the night will be: Charlotte Black, Andrea Samborski and our very own Paul Gilbody standing in for a poorly Hannah O’Reilly.

When: Thursday Apr 3rd (doors 8:30pm)
Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St.
How much: £5/4
Why: Because you love and support original live music

See you all there!


Acoustic Edinburgh – 6th Feb – Gary Stewart Headline

2014 February 2

AE is back on our new bi-monthly schedule with a welcome return headline set from Gary Stewart.
Gary Stewart picGary did a short set for us last year promoting his brand new album “Mr. Gary Stewart and the Tin Foil Collective” and we’re delighted to get him back for a full headline set.
Now based in Leeds, the Perthshire boy caught the attention and imagination of traditional and modern music lovers up and down the U.K with the release of his Debut Album, “Boy Cries Wolf” (featuring performances from Ellen Smith (Ellen and the Escapades) and Rosie Doonan (Radio 2 Folk Award nominee/Rosie Doonan + Ben Murray/Peter Gabriel). The album picked up support from R2 and Maverick as well as radio 2’s Steve Lamacq.
The Scottish songsmith is influenced by the singer/songwriters of the ’60s including James Taylor, Carole King, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and most predominantly, Paul Simon. Stewart also cites Scottish Nu-Folkies as an influence, including King Creosote, James Yorkston, Admiral Fallow and Rachel Sermanni to name a few.

“Sparking off British and American folk traditions alike, you’d be hard pressed to pin any of this breathtaking music to a specific time or place. Like all the greatest folk songs, they shoot for timelessness and split the arrow right through the bullseye…”Simon Moore-Live4Ever

Support sets come from Georgia Gordon, John Redford and Keith Paton (Hoochie Fig).

When: Thursday Feb 6th (doors 8:30pm)
Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St.
How Much: £5/4
Why: Because you love and support original live music!

Acoustic Edinburgh – 5th Dec – Randolph’s Leap (solo set)

2013 November 26
by Si

It’s the last Acoustic Edinburgh of 2013, and we’ve got a very special headline set indeed for you all! Randolph’s Leap are one of Scotland’s best loved new bands, with a songwriter in Adam Ross whose turn of phrase is sharp, witty and poignant all at the same time. They bring together the pop sensibility of Belle and Sebastian,  the cleverness of Ballboy, and a lightness of humour that is all their own. Recent signings to the Lost Map record label, it’s no surprise that their rise to fame appears to be meteoric, with recent headline sets at the Queen’s Hall, festivals throughout the summer, and two brilliant sessions with Marc Riley.

(Warning: video contains strobe effects.)

We can hardly believe our luck that Adam was available to give us an intimate solo set at Acoustic Edinburgh this month. Don’t miss out on this chance to catch them before they are way too big for our wee venue!

Ross’s songs spring into life with their feet in the humdrum and their eyes on the unknown and that is the magic of Randolph’s Leap” – The Herald

 ”They are ace” – Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

 ”charmingly twisting the folk-pop genre into odd ear-worms of joy” – The Skinny 

“Folk infused majesty…sharply amusing…a perfect amalgamation of music and storytelling” – The Fly 

Joining us this month for a support slot will be the wonderful Lake Montgomery, and two others TBC.

When: Thursday Dec 5th (doors 8:30pm)
Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St.
How much: £5/4
Why: Because you love original live music

See you there!



Acoustic Edinburgh – Thu 7th Nov – AJ and Nuala headline

2013 November 3
by Si

Those of you who were at our Dec 2010 event will remember a stunning collaborative headline set from renowned artists Nuala Kennedy and AJ Roach with Found’s Ziggy Campbell. Since then AJ and Nuala have solidified their collaboration in a project called simply: AJ and Nuala and they return as our November headliners. Come find out why the critics have been falling over each other to heap praise on these guys!


We can’t wait for this one and as usual 3 stunning support sets from:

– Tiz McNamara
– Diana DeCabarrus (CandyThief)
– Owen Denvir

When: Thursday Nov 7th (doors 8:30pm)
Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St.
How much: £5/4
Why: Because you love original live music

Here’s some blurb:

Nuala Kennedy was born and raised on the scenic shores of the east coast of Ireland. A. J. Roach was born and raised over 4,000 miles away in the rugged Appalachian mountains of Southwestern Virginia. The two met in the autumn of 2009 at a songwriting retreat in the bucolic hills of southwest Scotland. They soon realized that while they had grown up on opposite sides of an ocean, the musical traditions that each were steeped in and that both had chosen to carry on, were not nearly so distant from one another. Many of the Ulster ballads and tunes made their way across that same ocean, and like the people that brought them, these songs found new life in the mountains and hollows of Appalachia.

While much of A. J. and Nuala’s repertoire is made up of original compositions, this Ulster-Appalachian connection is at the heart of the music that they make together. Nuala is a musician of the highest order, and is well known throughout her native Ireland and her adopted home of Scotland for her exquisite, inventive and eclectic compositions. She’s been called “SPELLBINDING” by the IRISH TIMES and “BREATHTAKING” by the GLASGOW HERALD. A. J. is a songwriter’s songwriter known for the attention to detail in his poetic lyrics, and for his powerful and distinctive singing voice. He’s been called “A TRUE POET” by TOM T. HALL and a “MASTER OF SO-CALLED PRIMITIVE MUSIC” by the GLASGOW HERALD.

Acoustic Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd Oct – Jake Morley headline

2013 September 29
by Si

1264756_10151872071246251_168280070_oIt’s almost the first Thursday of the month again and time to welcome in the Autumn with your monthly dose of stunning original acoustic music. This month we’re delighted to feature Jake Morley who’s currently touring his debut album “Many Fish to Fry”.

He’s a really exciting performer so check out the videos in his website!

As usual, 3 stunning support acts in the form of:

Angus Munro
Lorraine McCauley
Graham McLeod

Where: The Jazz Bar
When: Thursday 3rd Oct, 8:30pm
Cost: £5/4
Why: Because you love great music


Acoustic Edinburgh – Siobhan Wilson headline – Thu 5th Sep

2013 August 27
by Si

Siobhan Wilson

Given all the fuss about the Edinburgh Festival, the casual onlooker could be forgiven for thinking that all culture ends in Edinburgh at the end of August. Of course, regulars at Acoustic Edinburgh know this is not the case – we’re bringing you the finest in unplugged musical talent all year round. And this month is no exception…

Our headline is Siobhan Wilson, fresh from playing (twice!) at the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival last weekend and touring with Willy Mason. Imagine a mix between Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell and Madeleine Peyroux to get a sense of the treat for your ears you can expect!

Joining Siobhan will be three surprisingly magnificent support acts, all of whom would be headliners at a lesser night: Gary Stewart, The Jones Brothers (feat. Acoustic Edinburgh favourite Graeme Mearns), and Tucker & the Scattered Family.

See you there!


When: Thursday 5th Sep 2013 8:30pm
Where: The Jazz Bar
How much: £5/4
Why: Because you love great music!

Acoustic Edinburgh – The Gillyflowers headline – Thu 1st August

2013 July 30

Before the Edinburgh Fringe mayhem begins we are proud to bring you our August lineup for Thursday 1st August!
Headline set from Kirsten Adamson’s all-star band The Gillyflowers.
The Gillyflowers pic
”The Gillyflowers have a growing following, and have in Kirsten Adamson a Dolly Partonesque country singer of poise and mighty ability.” David Pollock – The Scotsman

”With Adamson’s voice and acoustic guitar lent harmonic weight by two similarly apparelled female back-up singers, several examples of wild-flower discreetly adorn the stage. Both lend a showbiz dash to an already tight-knit and well-turned-out combo.” Neil Cooper -The Herald

“See them while you can still see the whites of their eyes. If your heart doesn’t melt, ask your doctor for a transplant.” Ed -17 Seconds Records

As usual we have 3 stunning support acts, each with Edinburgh Fringe events to watch out for:
Christine Bovill, Douglas Kay and Paul Gilbody

When: Thursday 1st Aug 2013 8:30pm
Where: TheJazz Bar
Cost: £3/4
Why: Because you love great music!

Acoustic Edinburgh – Chris Bradley headline – Thu 4th July

2013 June 27

Summer appears to be here and we’re delighted to announce a welcome return to AE for Chris Bradley as our July headliner!

chris bradley picA busy local musician, BAFTA award winning composer and genuinely outstanding songsmith, Chris has headlined for us a few times in the and is long overdue a return.  He’ll be playing material from his hotly anticipated 3rd studio album.

Here’s what folk said about his first two:

‘…a hugely enjoyable set of lean acoustic arrangements anchored by an acute pop
sensibility and Bradley’s warm delivery…he merits a first for At The Outpost’s consummate thesis on the craft.’ Rock n Reel Magazine

‘The work of a Renaissance master with his paintbrushes replaced by a guitar’ (Maverick Magazine)

‘Brilliant, brilliant songs. Twelve of them. All intricately crafted, played with joy, and sung with warmth… ‘The Man I Love’ – one of the best songs in the history of ever.’ Unpeeled,UK

Our support line-up this month is breathtaking, with short sets from more AE favourites:

Lake Montgomery

Alice and the Rampant Trio

Willie Logan

Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St
When: Thursday 4th July 8:30pm
How much: ONLY £4/3
Why: Because you love original music


Acoustic Edinburgh – Matt Norris & the Moon headline – Thu 6th June

2013 May 30
by Si

Our headline for this month, Matt Norris & the Moon, has been described as “the best live band in Scotland” by Jim Gellatly, and have won a wide fanbase with their engaging and graceful brand of modern folk, complete with big harmonies and ear-catching hooks. Having graced some pretty substantial stages, in support of the likes of Primal Scream and Villagers, we’re in for a treat to see them down in the cosy atmosphere of the Jazz Bar. Expect mandolins, trumpets, fiddles, flutes, accordions in addition to the usual guitar and vocals.

Joining them this month will be David Porteous, Caroline England and Jason Stein.

Hope to see you there!

Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St
When: Thursday 6th June 8:30pm
How much: ONLY £4/3
Why: Because you love original music

Acoustic Edinburgh – Beerjacket headline – Thu 2nd May

2013 April 21
by Si

Next month’s AE features a headline from wonderful singer-songwriter BEERJACKET (aka Peter Kelly). Beerjacket has shared the stage with many great musicians such as The National, Kristin Hersh, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, St. Vincent, Frightened Rabbit, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Guillemots, Joan As Police Woman and Tom Vek, and featured on programmes such as BBC’s Review Show. Check out Vic Galloway’s feature on him from BBC ALBA below:

Our equally stunning support acts are:

Where: The Jazz Bar, Chambers St
When: Thursday 2nd May 8:30pm
How much: ONLY £4/3
Why: Because you love original music

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