Lau Unplugged

Saturday 18 May 2024


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Beloved folk trio Lau present their unplugged show, in which they return to their instruments’ natural soundscapes for an evening’s exploration of re-arranged and re-created material from across their catalogue.

The members of Lau will each run a workshop on the day of the performance. Kris Drever welcomes guitarists with inquisitive minds, Aidan O’Rourke helps fiddle players looking to hit their groove, and Martin Green encourages anyone interested in arranging folk songs.

A stripped-down performance without pedalboards or electronics, just voice, fiddle, guitar and accordion, and a 4-track tape Recorder, Kris Drever (guitar and vocals), Martin Green (accordion, Wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) are back to present music that is complex, accessible, challenging, comforting and delivered with spiritual conviction.

They come from the legendary melting pot of the Edinburgh trad scene at the turn of the century and have created a mix from the fabric of Scottish and Irish musical heritage, progressive art rock ideas and a playful sense of theatre. They’ve won all sorts of plaudits nationally and internationally and sold-out venues worldwide. After almost 18 years in existence, they’re still in love with the music they get to make and practising the art of sharing it.

Part of Lau-Land.

From £20 (including booking fee)


Start time

Under 30s Members
£11 (including booking fee)


Howard Assembly Room

Howard Assembly Room

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Lau Unplugged

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