northern arc Shows 2018

northern arc Shows 2018

Ground breaking contemporary folk artists from Scotland join forces with very best musicians from Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltic region and more. We have 2 northern arc shows on sale right now for you.


Northern Arc Sessions: Saltfishforty and Basco – The Lemon Tree - Saturday 17th February 2018


 To the uninitiated, Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals), a duo hailing from Orkney.  To those who are familiar with this powerhouse of a partnership, they are quite simply one of the best live acts on the folk scene.  With their  focus on Orkney music taking in traditional, contemporary and original material, boldly cross-fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a high-octane whiff of heavy metal, there is simply no-one else like Saltfishforty.



They will be joined for this Northern Arc session by Basco, a fiddle-scraping, box-belting, cittern-smacking folk/roots band with members from Denmark, Sweden and Australia.  Their music is complex and varied, from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, of fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture, to songs that when you come down to it, are really just about sex.



Show Details

Date :                   Saturday 17 February 2018

Venue:                 The Lemon Tree

Doors:                 7.30pm

Age:                     Adults, Teens

Price:                   £16.50 inc bf


Northern Arc Sessions: Heidi Talbot and Vasen – The Lemon Tree - Saturday 24th February 2018

Heidi Talbot

Heidi Talbot's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. Heidi's music revels in the comforting and restorative powers of music, never maudlin or overly dark but gently uplifting, cheering and enlightening. Heidi will be performing tonight with her trio which includes her husband John McCusker on violin, cittern and whistles.


All three of Väsen are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness ensemble playing at its finest. With origins deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, theirs is a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound - there's a playfulness to their music, a joyousness, and a delight in making exciting new arrangements of centuries-old tunes, and new originals inspired by the tradition. Rock, jazz, traditional, and classical influences weave together, making music that's beautiful but never cloying. And an excitement that you’ll never quite know what will happen next!


“Exquisite”– The Guardian on Heidi Talbot

“Quite simply one of the finest musical ensembles playing today”Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 on  Väsen

Show Details

Date :                    Saturday 21 April 2018

Venue:                  The Lemon Tree

Doors:                  7.30pm

Age:                      Adults, Teens

Price:                    £16.50 inc bf

Posted on Wednesday 31 January

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