Media Release: Unearthing memories of mining


Memories of Mining Concerts

Friday 16 March, 8.00pm St Peter’s Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PS (BYOB!) £10/£8

Friday 23 March, 8.00pm The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ £10/£8

Featuring performers associated with the rich song heritage of our mining industry in the Lothians, Fife and South-West Scotland, as well as the North-East of England:

JIM BAINBRIDGE (melodeon/song) -Tyneside and Galloway via Ireland, a canny lad indeed!

RAGGED GLORY – from ‘Nitten’ Folk Club, Newtongrange, very close to the Lady Victoria Colliery and Mining Museum, Edinburgh Fringe Award winners

MICK WEST – highly-respected traditional singer from Glasgow, very much at home in Partick in his own folk club HQ, but also very welcome in Edinburgh!

GIFFORD LIND (Glasgow concert only) – Singer/songwriter, New Makars Trust (CD – ‘Songs of Mining Life from Pitwynd, Coaltown of Fife’)

SCOTT MURRAY (Edinburgh concert only) – Sangsters, New MakarsTrust (CD – ‘Tales Fae the Raws – Reminiscences of a lost mining community’ – from Fife)

These Memories of Mining concerts are a joint venture between the Edinburgh & Lothians and Glasgow Branches – exploring Scotland’s industrial past and present through its songs.

Tickets are available from – Glasgow: 0774 078 2404 (Graham) or 0778 643 7231 (Andy). Edinburgh: Ceilidh Culture Box Office (Usher Hall) 0131 228 1155 or online Concessions: over 60s, student, unemployed, disabled, Young Scot + TMSA members.

More information: – Glasgow Branch page or

Editor’s notes:

Publicity photos of all the performers are available electronically please tel: 07951 918366 (Fiona) or email: for them or any other queries.

The concerts are organised by the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA) Edinburgh & Lothians and Glasgow Branches. Visit for more information about the TMSA.

The Edinburgh ‘Memories of Mining’ concert is part of the Ceilidh Culture programme. Ceilidh Culture is Edinburgh’s annual showcase of traditional arts, held in the spring of each year and is celebrating its tenth year! Featuring a wide range of organisations, both professional and voluntary, it showcases the best of home-grown talent alongside acts from across the world, with local performers as well as international stars from all sectors of the traditional arts.

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Contact: Fiona Campbell
Phone: 0795 191 8366