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.