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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!

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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.

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