Thanks to everyone who came along to the A Songwriters’ Circle presents… show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the 2nd August. I had a great time playing alongside my old friend and collaborator Alan R Davison, and it was lovely to air some songs we hadn’t played together for years, as well as some new ones which we’ve never attempted before.
Who knows, there could be more duo gigs in the offing – watch this space…
At 5.30pm this Friday (2nd August) Douglas and Alan R Davison perform a special show together as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE presents… Douglas Kay & Alan R Davison
5.30pm, 2nd August at The Jazz Bar (Venue 57), Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
Douglas returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August with a special A Songwriters’ Circle Presents… show.
As with previous Circle shows, there will be insights into the songwriting process but there will be a slightly different format this year, as Douglas joins forces with Alan R Davison to perform a set as a duo.
Tickets for the show – at 5.30pm on Friday 2nd August – are available from the Edinburgh Fringe website.
A Songwriters’ Circle Presents… Douglas Kay & Alan R Davison
Friday 2nd August @ 5.30pm
Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR.
In addition to the Songwriters’ Circle show, Douglas will be busy during the Fringe with his traditional folk duo, The Sorries. The pair play 20 shows over the three weeks:
Mon-Sat (5th-24th Aug): 4.30pm, Venue 40 – TICKETS
Sat 3rd / 10th Aug: 8.30pm, Venue 57 – TICKETS
I’m delighted to be appearing at a very special live recording of Graeme Easton’s Playlist podcast, at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre on Wednesday 12th June.
Graeme’s special guests for the live recording of the podcast – which features famous figures from the world of sport choosing their favourite songs – are Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan. Stuart and Tam are presenters of BBC Radio Scotland’s long-running show, Off The Ball, but as we’ll no doubt hear on the night that’s just one shared string to their bows.
As for me, I’ll be there to recreate some of their song choices live and offer some – ahem – “insightful” notes about the songs.
There are still some tickets available – see the link below:
The Traverse Tickets – GE Playlist
A lot of fun at The Mercat in Edinburgh last Wednesday, as Martin Guitars hosted their Takeover Open night. A great singalong…complete with unusual facial expressions from yours truly.
A couple of live dates coming up this week as I head to London to play The Green Note, Camden, on Monday 22nd April, and then play a short set at The Mercat in Edinburgh on Wed 24th.
The London date sees me opening for Adam Holmes and the Embers (tickets from www.greennote.co.uk) while the Edinburgh set is part of a Martin Guitars showcase.
There are also details of a special show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe coming soon, so stay tuned…
I’m returning to London to play live at The Green Note, Camden, on Monday 22nd April.
I’m delighted to say I’ll be opening for the excellent Adam Holmes and the Embers. I played alongside Adam in Biggar last year and it was a great night, so we’re really looking forward to this one. Tickets are available now from: www.greennote.co.uk
I’ll be playing a set on the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections Festival on Saturday 26th January. The gig is in the Exhibition Hall at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, entry is free and it begins at 5pm.
Hello and a Happy New Year to you all.
Thanks to everyone who listened to the 12 Downloads of Christmas, or watched the Winterland and On Christmas Days over the Festive period. Your support is, as always, much appreciated.
I’m also grateful to all the broadcasters and podcasters out there who aired my music during 2018, particularly to Jim Gellatly of Amazing Radio, Iain Anderson of BBC Radio Scotland and to Keith Easton and Caroline Gilmour on The Cake Show – all of whom have given me a lot of support over the years.
This year is set to be another busy one, with a series of gigs in the planning – more details to follow.
Meanwhile, if you missed my December appearance on The Cake Show it’s not too late to listen in. Click on the link below to hear some chat about songwriting, filming, my work with The Sorries and (of course) festive TV viewing. Oh, there’s a couple of live cover versions in there too…
A Happy & Peaceful Christmas, all.