Image: Bringing Home the Catch ©Jennifer Thomson
"from ballads to contemporary airs, and from emotive to close to bawdy, without the raise of a mascara'd eyelash" - Scots Magazine
Hatched in Edinburgh in 2002 from from a Scots Music Group singing class, Linties are a singing quartet performing a varied repertoire of earthy, funny and atmospheric songs, mainly drawn from the rich Scots tradition. They're a favourite at festivals and singing events across Scotland, and never fail to entertain audiences – singing like Linties!
Live appearances include Keith, Innerleithen and Linlithgow folk festivals, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Falkirk, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Rolling Hills folk clubs. In 2007 they made the 'Highly Recommended' list at Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Open Stage. And in recent years, seats for the 'Wee Folk Club' Christmas Party hosted by Linties have been the hottest ticket in town !
All photos ©Allan MacMillan
Helen Reid from Edinburgh, Morag Dempsey from Peebles, Iyaah Warren from Newtongrange and Falkirk busker Stuart Miller sing skilfully in harmony with a cappella and accompanied arrangements.
With a broad and original repertoire learned from tradition bearers, contemporary songwriters and 80 year old Gladys frae Falkirk, assisted by the lovely singing of original Lintie Lucy Pringle, Linties released their second CD, Frae the Forth in July 2012.
Linties have released 2 CDs - full details below.
Bawbee Birlin Frida Kahlo's Visit to the Tay Bridge Bar Betsy Bell Caller Ou Baltic Street Mary and Bothwell The Briar and the Rose Mountains of Mourne 3 Wee Wives Set I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls Constant Lovers Poachin in Excelsis Connemara Lullaby Jeannie Gallacher We're a’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns
The Auld Toon Shuffle The Tranent Wedding Waitin on a Bus (Portobello Mooth Music) There’ll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame Shift and Spin Bannockburn Little Northern Town Lots of Little Soldiers The Hills of Strathblane Shepherd Lad What Can a Young Lassie Banks o Sicily Capernaum Canongate Set Tom Weir The Widow’s Promise Time Wears Awa
Contact LintiesPlease email us: thelinties AT aol.com