Category Archives: Music

Live at The Empress – 5th / 12th December

I’ll be playing my last two solo gigs of the year at The Empress (Broughton Street, Edinburgh) on:

Thursday 5th December (8pm)
and
Thursday 12th December (7.30pm)

Both shows are free entry, and may just feature one or two of my Festive numbers…

RLS Day – Requiem on BBC Radio

RLS
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.

Edinburgh Fringe – thank you!

67738829_10157176387410499_9096940161144455168_nThanks 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…

 

Live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 2nd August 2019

SongwritersCircle_logo2019_LargeDouglas 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.
Tickets £8
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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

Graeme Easton’s Playlist Live – Wed 12th June

GraemeEaston_Logo_Large.jpgI’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.

Stu&TamGraphic_16.9.jpgAs 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