Highland born accordionist and MG Alba Scots Trad Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ winner, Gary Innes has been performing and composing music for over 17 years. Born in the village of Spean Bridge in the North of Scotland, Gary is one of the founding members of award-winning Scottish super-group Mànran,
He picked up an accordion for the first time at the age of 8 and has never looked back. Gary released his first solo album How’s the Craic in 2005 and more recently his second and third album with ERA (2017) and IMMINENT (2019) to great critical acclaim, with Tim Carroll writing “Innes’ work is more than one man’s reflection, it’s a view into the world of a master at work.”
Gary has also recorded three albums with his current band Mànran, as well as albums with Ewan Robertson and all-accordion group Box Club.
Support: Katie Allen & Juliette Lemoine
Katie Allen, originally from Stirlingshire, is a traditional musician based in Glasgow. From a young age she has been immersed in music through her family connections as well as being heavily influenced by the experiences she has received through the Tolbooth. A recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she is now making a name for herself on the vibrant Scottish Music Scene. Some of her most notable performances have been Strathspey and Surreal, Bruce 700 and the Tolbooth projections project.