- 3 months ago
We had the honour of hosting our first event at the Edinburgh International Festival this past weekend. Our featured album was celebrating its 50th anniversary: The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion by Edinburgh's own Incredible String Band and we were joined by founding member Mike Heron and the album's producer Joe Boyd.
Our session followed a live performance at the esteemed Edinburgh Playhouse the evening before. Also curated by Joe Boyd, "The Music of The Incredible String Band: Very Cellular Songs" featured a wide spectrum of musicians such as Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock, Greg Lawson, Withered Hand, Karine Polwart and many others. It was a wonderful show that gave a contemporary and often Celtic twist to ISB's songs.