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Scottish Blues Weekend

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival presents Scottish Blues Weekend Online 

Supporting Blues musicians across Scotland 

For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival presents an online weekend Scottish blues extravaganza.

From established stars like Maggie Bell and Tim Elliott to new names like Jon McKenzie and Liz Jones, the weekend of 6th-10th February will see over 12 hours of blues as we reprise the live shows that took place at our Scottish Blues Weekend in February at St Bride’s Centre. The screening schedule is detailed below and please visit our social media sites to get additional content from the musicians and Festival.

 The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival supports Scottish blues musicians many of whose livelihoods have been put on hold recently due to the absence of live events. Throughout the weekend we will be highlighting ways you too can support either by donations to the individual artists or purchasing their music or merchandise.

The Weekend was been curated by three Edinburgh blues talents and aimed to showcase the best of the music happening right now in Scotland. Singer, Nicole Smit and guitarists Jed Potts and Sandy Tweeddale have their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot in Scottish blues and we are excited to premiere some brand new projects over the weekend. They say “The Scottish Blues Weekend shines the spotlight on Scottish Blues and offers a platform for new projects. It's great to be able to showcase such a diverse range of blues, as well as a host of bands led by women. We hope that you'll enjoy the weekend, and we especially hope that you'll see someone you might not have seen before."?  

Musicians need your help

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many musician’s livelihoods have been put on hold due to the

suspension of live events.  We will be highlighting ways you can support either by donations to individual artists or purchasing their music or merchandise.

Please give generously, if you can.


Wednesday 22nd April 

19:15-19:30    Intro by Sandy Tweeddale 

19:30-20:30     Sandy Tweeddale / Jed Potts / Jon MacKenzie

20:30-21:00     Live Q+A w Sandy Tweedale /Jed Potts /Jon MacKenzie

Thursday 23rd April 

18:00-19:00     In conversation with Maggie Bell

19:30-20:30     Full Fat

Friday 24th April 

18:00-18:30     Delightful Squalor

20:00- 21:30    Nicole Smit 

Saturday 25th April 

14:00-14:45     Dana Dixon 

 15:00-15:45    Liz Jones Trio

16:00-17:00     Charlotte Marshall & the 45s 

19:30-20:10     Sandy Tweeddale’s Harp’n’Slide Show (Part 1) 

20:30-22:10     Sandy Tweedale’s Harp’n’Slide Show (Part 2) 

Sunday 26th April       

14:00-14:45     Toby Mottershead

 15:00-15:45    Thomas Lucas & Allan Jones

16:00-17:00     Mike Whellans

19:30-20:10     Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters (Part 1) 

20:30-22:10     Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters (Part 2)

The Scottish Blues Weekend is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council


July 2021

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