midweek, we CLOSE THE CURTAINS
outside of the weekends, we close the curtains and dim the lights, for a series of intimate, candle-lit gigs in our conservatory. A limited number of tables are available for dinner during these shows (unless otherwise stated), for which booking is strongly recommended. Doors at 8.30pm, show starting at 9pm.
weekends mean LATE NIGHT LIVE
Late Night Live comes at the weekends, where the music gets a bit louder, the drinks flow a bit faster and things go on a bit later. A band plus DJ continues to be the format of these nights, often with one of the band themselves spinning for the night, offering an insight into the musical influences that go into the bands own sets, but more importantly keeping you dancing either side of the band being on stage. Entry to all Late Night Live gigs remains free, with things kicking off about 10pm.
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Saturday 27th August: Holy Ghosts
The Holy Ghosts formed in January 2012 to spread the good word of the rock n roll gospel. They are a five-piece band from Edinburgh playing Rock n' Roll/Country with a dash of the Blues. They draw inspiration from the R’n’B, Country Rock and Americana bands of the 60s and 70s and apply a unique twist of Scottish young manhood.
Performing live remains the groups forte with the use of razor sharp guitars, wailing harmonica, honky tonk piano, spine tingling three part harmonies and charismatic stage presence make them an exciting live performance.
The Edinburgh five piece have been making an impact on the Scottish music scene with festival slots up and down the country. They have also played to a sold out crowd in the HMV Picture House, shared the stage with The Proclaimers at Heb Celt Festival and supported Alabama 3 at Glasgow's 02 Academy. This has been topped off by supporting Status Quo in front of a sold out crowd of 5,500 thousand people in May 2014.
Sunday 28th August: Nieves, plus support from Couriers Club
Nieves are a Glaswegian 4 piece with a growing following throughout the UK and Europe. Managed by Camden based Ferocious Talent, the alt folk act have received high praise from online and print media in recent months, and are shaping up for a big 2016.
Their self-titled debut E.P, was met with widespread critical acclaim, and their second E.P 'Matriarch has projected them to the next level, with an ever growing fan base across the UK. Comparisons have ranged from Frightened Rabbit to the National and Bright Eyes with the bands piano driven sound and dark lyrics at the forefront.
The band is made up of Brendan Dafters on vocals and guitar, Herre de Leur playing the piano, Martin Murray on guitar and Ross Forsyth on the drums.
Saturday 3rd September: Randolph's Leap, plus support from Spare Snare
Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project ranging from a solo act to an eight-piece band. Nairn-born Adam Ross and friends have been writing pop music for unpopular people since 2010.
The band specialise in creating a joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop racket which has grabbed the attention of major cultural figures across the United Kingdom. An extensive back catalogue of DIY home recordings was topped off in 2014 with their first full-length album ‘Clumsy Knot’, released on Lost Map Records.
Randolph’s Leap are usually Adam Ross (guitar/vocals), Adam Firenze (drums), Vicki Cole (bass), Andrew MacLellan (electric guitar/cello), Heather Fox (violin), Ali Hendry (trumpet), Fraser Gibson (trombone) and Pete MacDonald (keyboards).
Tuesday 6th September: 'Hallaig' by Iain Finlay Macleod
This September will see something a little different at The Old Bridge Inn as the pub will be hosting a fantastic play. As The Old Bridge loves to support lots of music, we also wish to support the arts too. Tickets are £10 and this includes a pie and a drink.
The play is about a young man, Sorley, drives north to Raasay to try to stop the woman he loves marrying another man. Her name is Eimhir. But as Sorley nears Raasay, the memories of his upbringing in Hallaig Wood return. Memories he has suppressed since he ran away from the island at fourteen, never to return. When he reaches the island, the same choice he ran from many years ago confronts him again.
Hallaig is based on two poems written by Sorley Maclean – Hallaig and An Roghainn. It is a story about unrequited love and how the small choices we make in life can affect us. It is about loss – of time, life, love and language.
Thursday 15th September: Kaela Brown
Kaela Rowan has a powerful song writing style. Her songs are emotive, honest, both strong and gentle, and often quirky. The music is eclectic, with strong influences from both the Scottish and world music scenes; her vocal harmony is at times sumptuous and at others, delicate.
Kaela Rowan’s voice has come a long way since her teens singing in folk bands and playing sessions and festivals around her native Highlands. Citing an eclectic range of early influences, John Martyn, Planxty and Joni Mitchell, amongst others, Kaela has since forged her own unique path throughout the Scottish music scene.
Moving to Edinburgh in her twenties, her passion for traditional song and dance led her to her training in community arts and ultimately becoming a traditional dance and music tutor for various organisations , including Dance Base, ALP & Feisean Nan Gaidheal. Currently Kaela holds the post of the Scottish Borders Council's Traditional Song Development Worker.
If you have any queries please call The Bunkhouse on 01479811181, or the Inn on 01479 811137.