November 13th saw the anniversary of writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s birth marked by RLS Day. To tie in with the day, Iain Anderson gave a spin to my track Requiem on his BBC Radio Scotland show.
Requiem, taken from the most recent album Volcanoes, uses the words of RLS’ poem of the same name and marries them to an original tune. Also featured on the recording are my Sorries partner, Martin Philip, and Alan R Davison.
You can listen again to the BBC show by clicking HERE.
Another Edinburgh gig coming up, when I return to Bar Brig on Leith Walk for an afternoon set on Sunday 17th November. When I played there a couple of months ago it was a lovely, intimate gig so really looking forward to this one. I’ll be on about 3.30pm and entry is free.
The series of autumn gigs continues this Friday (4th October) when I play at The Bailie in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. It’s about 15 years since I last played there so it’ll be nice to return!
I’ll be on about 11pm and entry is free.
I’m back in live action on the afternoon of Sunday 29th October, when I’ll be playing a set at Bar Brig in Leith.
I’m on at 5pm and entry is free.
I’m playing a solo gig at The Mash Tun, Easter Road, Edinburgh, on Sunday 15th September. I’m on stage at 7.45pm and entry is free.
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.