Tolbooth Presents ‘Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk’ as part of Tolbooth at 20
Bogha-frois: Queer Voices in Folk is a community of queer folk musicians based in Scotland and beyond. Bogha-frois (Scottish Gaelic for “Rainbow”) seeks to provide a platform for queer musicians in the traditional and folk arts, and to create opportunity for performance, collaboration and creativity, which reflects the queer experience. Founded in 2018, the project has showcased over 50 musicians at Celtic Connections in 2019 and 2020, and was nominated for Community Project of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2019. The project featured on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their Loud and Proud season. Performers have included Man of the Minch, Radio Scotland Songwriter Award winner Mike McKenzie, composer and piper Malin Lewis, Marit Falt, and more.
The concert is a bold celebration of the music with a diverse range of musicians and multi-instrumentalists taking to the stage to perform.
Elisabeth Flett and Johanna Kirkpatrick
Elisabeth is a singer and fiddle player from Fife. She was a semi-finalist in the 2021 Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and is known for her work in folk duo Shamblestone. She is joined by Madderam guitarist Johanna Kirkpatrick.
Emma is a Scottish singer songwriter living in Glasgow and is known for their folk roots, blended with a touch of Americana.
Malin Makes Music
Skye native Malin Lewis is an acclaimed piper, fiddle player and composer. They are a finalist in the 2022 Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and were nominated for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2020 Scots Trad Awards.
Workshop and performance by Gaelic singer and instrumentalist Rona Wilkie.
Rona won the Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2012 and since then has been come one of Scotland’s most renowned fiddlers and Gaelic singers – she is particularly known for her work in folk duo Marit and Rona.
Age restriction for participants 16+ / Intermediate + 10am-4pm
Register – email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2022 Tolbooth turns 20 years old. To celebrate we’ll be hosting a series of 20 special events across the year, ranging from music, art, film, festivals and workshops. Each of these events will be listed on our Festivals page, check back as we’ll be announcing more soon!