Media Release: Scottish acts to showcase talent as part of Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

SCOTTISH bands will perform as part of three Scottish Showcase concerts at the Cambridge Folk Festival in August.

One of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, the annual event takes place this year from 31 July – 3 August and is expected to attract over ten thousand festival goers and industry professionals from across the globe.

Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Peatbog Faeries, Adam Holmes & The Embers, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, John Doyle, Brian McNeill, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, Choir workshop Bella Hardy, The Mischa MacPherson Trio and Feis Rois, will appear at the daily Showcase concerts, presented by Creative Scotland in partnership with the Cambridge Folk Festival.

Bringing together Scottish headliners to the biggest emerging Scottish folk artists across a range of music stages, the Festival offers these artists development opportunities as well as an international performance platform.

Ian Smith, portfolio manager for Music at Creative Scotland, said:

“Creative Scotland is delighted to support the Scottish artists appearing at this, the 50th edition of the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival. In this golden year we also see our young musicians from Feis Rois performing on one of the world’s major stages for folk and acoustic music. Happy Anniversary Cambridge from Scotland!”

Previous artists who have appeared at seven previous Scottish Showcases at the Cambridge Folk Festival include KT Tunstall, Salsa Celtica, Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Orkestra del Sol, Admiral Fallow, Mànran, The Waterboys and Rachel Sermani.

The Showcasing Scotland concert listings are:

Friday 1 August

  • Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle
  • Brian McNeill
  • Choir workshop Bella Hardy

Saturday 2 August

  • Eddi Reader
  • Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle
  • Peatbog Faeries, Brian McNeill, The Mischa Macpherson Trio & Adam Holmes & The Embers
  • Choir workshop Bella Hardy

Sunday 3 August

  • Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis
  • Peatbog Faeries, The Mischa Macpherson, Trio Siobhan Wilson
  • Choir workshop Bella Hardy


Notes to editors:

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premiere music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.

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The Scottish Showcases aim to raise the profile of Scottish artists performing at Cambridge both nationally and internationally, and feature some of Scotland’s most established performers as well as providing a significant platform for emerging Scottish talent.

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.  We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.  We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit Follow us @creativescots and

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