Exploring themes of adventure, sustainability and the right to move. Together, with live zoetrope animations and a four piece band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan will weave his own blend of folk pop traditions. Touring Canada, the UK and Denmark in 2017.
Ewan Macintyre has a long musical pedigree – as lead singer with the award-winning Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union he performed the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland at top venues & major festivals including Celtic Connections and in 2011 the band won Americana Artist of the Year. He recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums with the band, receiving stellar reviews from Mojo, Q, The Guardian, Irish Times, Uncut, Irish Mail on Sunday, Hot Press as well as live TV performances on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ & ‘The View’. Ewan has supported a diverse mix of acts ranging from ‘Hot House Flowers’ to ‘Coolio’.
In 2015 Ewan recorded his first solo E.P. “You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway”, a mix of genres and styles presented with a Celtic Soul feel. The album reached #3 in the National Folk/ Roots charts of Canada. Rooted in the storytelling folk genre, Ewan infuses his music with layers of Swing, Scottish trad, Bluegrass, Jazz Soul, Blues and Pop. Over the course of an evening the band will go from heartfelt ballads, to all out virtuosic improvised malady.
“like Robert Johnson returned from the crossroads, is a welcome moment in the future of Scottish music…” Mumble Music @ Celtic Connections 2016
“innovative music” Edinburgh Guide
“a Celtic feel… not so much Bothy more Jethro Tull” Fife Press
“Standout Scottish voice” Neon Filler
Circe’s Diner This young Bristolian four piece are destined for big things. They visited Blue Sky in January 2016 and were really well received. It’s a second great opportunity to discover their unique sound, seamlessly blending country, folk and Americana. Circe’s Diner formed during their first year of study at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute but despite their youth they’ve already played at major festivals including Nozstock Hidden Valley and their song “Let’s go Sailing” features in the film “High Tide” after winning a competition to write a song for the soundtrack. Their music is quirky and charming, honest, relatable and upbeat, and it’ll be a gig to remember. For a better idea of what to expect check out their live sessions. https://youtu.be/HECchQtlCOc
Doors open 7pm Gig starts at 8pm. Tickets £10 on sale directly from the Cafe, online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/401417 or on the door on the night.
Bar only. No food served.