Rallion at Edinburgh FC / EFC
"Any head banging, heavy metal musician would envy the driving, chest thumping beat this group can pound out of their traditional instruments. Clapping and foot stomping was irresistible every time they played. They rock!"
(Cambridge Now, Jay Moore, Canada)
"...the audience response and superb reviews from other venues has convinced us that this is a must-hear experience. Every one of the band are extremely talented as solo performers and multi-instrumentalists and when they come together for a set its definitely something that is inspiring.
(Inverclyde Folk Club, Fiona McPherson)
"The atmosphere (often the most difficult thing to explain to someone who is not present) was like having your best friends on stage, giving it some welly and all especially for you."
(Argyll News,Mark Morpurgo)
Fiona Cuthill was classically trained in violin by Bill Baxter, who played in the renowned Halle Orchestra. After leaving school, she studied more traditional styles of playing and spent the next ten years playing in ceilidh bands and sessions all over the country. Fiona has been a member of several traditional/folk bands in her career so far, including Whirligig, Canterach and Real Time. In demand as a session musician Fiona has appeared on CDs including releases by prog rock band Abel Ganz, Stevie Lawrence, pipers Judy Barker and Donald Campbell, The Clydesiders and Raintown. She is also a prolific composer and one of her tunes was recorded by Quebecois band Le Vent du Nord with which Fiona performed live at Celtic Connections 2012.
Marieke McBean was born in The Netherlands, but moved to Scotland in 2001 due to her love of traditional Scottish music. She was an active participant in the Edinburgh session scene for several years but in early 2008 she moved up to Loch Tay, Perthshire, an area where she's now involved in various musical projects. Marieke is one of the vocalists on "The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill - Volume 2". She also performed at its launch concert during Celtic Connections. Marieke was a classically trained singer from the age of eleven but now prefers the more traditional style.
Stevie Lawrence was a mainstay with folk band Iron Horse for three years, releasing three albums and touring extensively. After leaving that band, he toured and recorded with Anna Murray, Tannas, Canterach, Chris Armstrong, Mick West, Wendy Weatherby and Duncan McRone. More recently Stevie toured and recorded with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. He is currently a member of leading new UK Country band Raintown.
Ukrainian Community Centre (AUGB Edinburgh) (View)
14 Royal Terrace,
Edinburgh EH7 5AB
UCC has relatively easy access for wheelchair users. There's a portable ramp to enable the wheelchair to get past 3-4 steps from the street to the main door. Once inside everything is on the same level (ground floor) - performance room, bar and disabled-friendly toilets.