Soundhouse Concerts Return to the Traverse

Following its successful return to live events at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Soundhouse Organisation returns to its favourite venue for twice weekly gigs this autumn. Soundhouse will present a season of ten live shows at the Traverse Theatre, featuring the very best in live performance from Scotland’s finest musicians, and a sprinkling of those from further afield.

Thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland and the William Grant Foundation, Soundhouse’s Back @ the Trav season will kick off on Sunday 10th October in a socially distanced Traverse 1 with The Noushy 4tet, featuring young jazz trombonist Anoushka Nanguy and her band. A recent graduate of Glasgow’s Conservatoire, Anoushka regularly plays with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Astrosnax and the corto.alto collective.

The Soundhouse Organisation’s gigs at the Traverse are well loved by followers of Scottish traditional music, and audiences will not be disappointed with the fantastic line-up of folk musicians from Scotland and beyond, that co-producers Douglas Robertson and Jane-Ann Purdy have put together for their first gigs back at the venue.

Following on from The Noushy 4tet, Leveret, made up of three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina), bring their unique collaborative musicianship to the Trav. Closer to home, hailing from between Inverness-shire and Shetland, Salt House brings us their celebration of song from three of Scotland’s foremost performers; Jenny Sturgeon (guitar, harmonium), Ewan MacPherson (guitar) and Lauren MacColl (fiddle, viola).

Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) will captivate the Traverse audience with their high energy performance and warm stage presence; and twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year winner, Martin Simpson will present a masterclass of fingerstyle guitar playing in a remarkably intimate solo performance.

From the world of Americana, the inimitable Cera Impala will fill the Traverse with her whisky-honeyed voice and her self-defined “hillbilly noir”; from the high desert of Northern New Mexico, Cahalen Morrison will present songs from his new album, Wealth of Sorrow; and one of brightest rising stars of the UK roots music scene, Edinburgh-born Adam Holmes will showcase his masterful songwriting and mellifluous, enchanting voice.

Launching their brand new album Modern Traditions, Brian Molley Quartet will bring their own exhilarating blend of jazz and world music as reflected by their wide and varied travels to the Traverse, with Brian Molley (saxes, flute), Tom Gibbs (piano), Brodie Jarvie (double bass), and Stuart Brown (drums). And Soundhouse Spotlight Sessions alumnus Rachel Duns (sax) debuts the newly formed Rachel Duns Quintet.

Douglas Robertson and Jane-Ann Purdy, Founders of The Soundhouse Organisation and co-producers of Soundhouse said: “We can’t wait to get back to live events, and are delighted to be welcoming audiences back to The Traverse. Our programme is a typical Soundhouse mix, drawn from the very best in folk, jazz and Americana. We have a strong line up of Soundhouse favourites and some very exciting new discoveries that we’re sure you’ll love”.

Soundhouse Back at the Trav Season         Sundays & Mondays at 20:00

10 October – The Noushy 4tet

11 October – Leveret

17 October – Cera Impala

18 October – Salt House

24 October – Mairearad and Anna

25 October – Martin Simpson

31 October – Cahalen Morrison

1 November – Rachel Duns Quintet

7 November – Brian Molley Quartet

8 November – Adam Holmes

Jim Welsh

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