Dr VZX Moist // Mhenwhar Huws // Jack Weir
DOORS 8:00pm // £5OTD
MHENWHAR HUWS -
'Mhenwhâr Huws'; ancient Welsh words with no agreed meaning, Some say they are the name of a Druidic chief who withstood the Roman invasion, never succumbing to their military might or political bribes. Others say the words are a codified way of saying 'Mae na chwaer' - there's a sister. Spread by early Christians to indicate Jesus had a sister. 'Huws' being added for extra obscurity. Whatever, by the Middle Ages the phrase 'Mhenwhâr Huws' signified rebellion, radicals, secrets and was generally associated with uprisings against the ruling classes. 'Mhenwhâr Huws' was often written on toll booth walls during the Rebecca Riots and used as a slogan during industrial unrest in the 19th and 20th centuries. During the 70s and 80s self-sufficient autonomous collectives in Mid Wales started calling themselves 'Mhenwhârians'. We hope to be good representatives of the Mhenwhârian tradition in the 21st century - resisting the political and capitalistic mire we find around us and trying to find alternative harmonious, ecological and autonomous ways of moving forward, 'I'r Mhenwhâr'.
Refugees Benefit #22
DOORS 7:30pm //£7.50 (£5Concessions) OTD
The 22nd Refugees Benefit organised by Solidarity with Displaced Humans to raise funds for Re-Act, Refugee Action - Scotland and Edinburgh Cares now World Care Foundation , sending desperately needed aid to refugees.
Bringing you a night of fantastic music from The Matrons, Fatalists, and Calum Mackinnon.
Like Crocodiles or Cockroaches, Fatalists are survival specialists. Since the Triassic period we've been cutting round Edinburgh, whittling away at our own sound, ignoring and avoiding musical conformity. Our first album, released 2010, 'Between the Aisles' was a big proggy, punk punch in the face. It went down quite well, we played a BBC introducing session etc. We decided to disappear for three years, to work very hard at our latest album 'Unwelded'. We are extremely proud of it and it is out now on Gammaproforma records.
DOORS 7:30pm // £TBC
Downstairs Bar : BlueGrass Session
DOORS 8:00pm // £Free
Hosted by Tim Leslie, the Sunday Session is returning to the Leith Depot. Bluegrass, Blues, Folk Songs and Old Time... Open sit round Session All fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, voices welcome!
DOORS : 7:30pm // £
THE CARLOWAYS - The Carloways are an Americana / Rock n Roll band from Perthshire, Scotland. Formed by school friends in 2014, the group take influences from the likes of Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams and Justin Townes Earle. In their time as a band they have performed at several Scottish festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival three years in a row, Montrose Music Festival, Thunder in The Glen and Southern Fried Festival. The band have played countless gigs for the last 3 years in venues as far as Cornwall, Thurso, Stornoway and everywhere in-between.
DOORS : 8:00pm // £5
This months Folk Night at Leith Depot will feature the talents of Dowally and Teya-Jean Bawden.
DOWALLY - are a three-piece trad band from Edinburgh and they have their new album 'Somewhere' out now! Dowally are Dan Abrahams (guitar), Phil Alexander (accordion and piano) and Rachel Walker (fiddle, whistle and vocals).
TEYA-JEAN BAWDEN - is a singer/songwriter from the Highlands- Check out her music here. https://soundcloud.com/teyajean
As ever, there will be an open session so please feel free to bring an instrument!
Scruff of the Neck & Fortune Promotions presents Vagabonds / Attic Choir
DOORS 7:00PM // £6 ADV
ATTIC CHOIR - Glorious guitar lead three piece alt rock band from near Edinburgh
VAGABONDS - Peace weds The Cure and cheats on them with The 1975.
Fistymuffs About Time EP LAUNCH
DOORS : 7:30pm // £5 OTD
FISTYMUFFS - Our long awaited debut EP is finally here! Thanks to the amazing Alan Moffat at Leith Recording Company we have a really special piece of work to share with you all.About Time encapsulates the essence of Fistymuffs; with lyrics pulled directly from personal experience, we tackle issues such as escaping abusive relationships, unwanted groping and rejecting patriarchal standards of body image and femininity.The EP is a culmination of our hard work over these last two years and we are so pleased to finally be able to share it with you. So join us at our favourite venue to celebrate this momentous occasion by screaming, dancing and destroying the patriarchy!The gig will be followed by a short House Music set from drummer Foxxy DJ so stick around and dance out the night with us!Support from: LOUD SOUTH LADIES - Punk/ Riot Grrrl del Sur / A bit of Aflamencao - not the same as Flamenco /no gender ROMARZS - Romarzs are a musical duo, who formed in late 2016. They have spent the last year, writing and recording their debut album 'Prisoners of Love' which was released late 2017.