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Storm The Palace, Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival]

STORM THE PALACE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017, Storm The Palace

If there were a musical equivalent to slow food then it would be Storm The Palace, whose debut album, Snow, Stars and Public Transport was written over a nine-year period while Edinburgh-born singer Sophie Dodds was living in London.

With lyrics capturing snapshots of her life in the Big Smoke, its blend of styles incorporating strings, vocals which nod to Kirsty McColl, the occasional mandolin and the keyboard genius of the ubiquitous Ruben Taylor.

The band’s five members are split between London and Edinburgh, and are signed to US label Abandoned Love Records, which releases the album on 12 May. They begin a tour in London on 6 May, finishing with dates in Glasgow’s Glad Café (13 May) and Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar (14 May).

A musical feast worth tucking into, Storm The Palace have created one of the best albums this year.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit

Under the Radar is in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival in the hills, 25-28 May 2017 featuring Max Romeo, RURA, Molotov Jukebox, Mouse Outfit, Mungos Hi Fi and many more Scottish and international acts. To find out more visit

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Max Romeo at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Molotov Jukebox at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday

* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info

Lindisfarne Festival 2016

Lindisfarne Festival Second Line-Up announcement: BRITISH SEA POWER and FATHERSON join already announced REEF | BEARDYMAN | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | LITTLE COMETS | C DUNCAN +more.

Lindisfarne Festival 2016

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Situated along the stunning Northumberland coastline, halfway between Edinburgh and Newcastle and overlooking Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival returns for the second year from 1-4 September 2016.

The boutique festival has announced BRITISH SEA POWER will headline the Friday night with REEF topping the bill on Saturday, also announced, excellent Glaswegian rock act Fatherson who join already unveiled: The Cuban Brothers, Beardyman, Little Comets, Mercury nominated C Duncan, Molotov Jukebox (including lead singer Natalia Tena from Harry Potter and Game of Thrones), Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Lisbon and Shields.

Other acts announced include: Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Blue Rose Code, The Elephant Sessions, Cattle & Cane, Indigo Velvet, Zoe Bestel, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, The Church, Pinact, Social Room and more.

Alongside the music, attendees can indulge themselves in high quality local food and ale, holistic therapies and creative workshops in addition to a comedy and poetry tent.

£85 weekend / £50 day tickets
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Lindisfarne Festival takes place from 1-4 September at Beal Farm, Beal, Northumberland, TD15 2PB