Tolbooth, in association with Golden Hum and Scotland on Tour present:
This event will be held at The Church of The Holyrude, Stirling
Stirling’s Constant Follower will be performing for us in The Church of The Holy Rude as part of a special evening of music with support by Andy Aquarius.
McAll and the band are passionate about the creative scene in Stirling, most recently working several local moving image artists to create a series of music videos to accompany their album.
Described by Folk Radio as “instantly compelling, memorable and moving,” Constant Follower have already been championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway. As a teenager, McAll woke in hospital to find he had survived an attack by a gang that left him with a catastrophic head injury and every memory of his childhood gone. The next decade was spent in a cabin on the West Coast where Hebridean air was whipped in with the time to reflect and recover, eventually allowing him to begin songwriting again. The songs were originally recorded as raw ideas – thoughts and feelings forged in fleeting moments and recorded onto old cassettes as the wind howled outside. The result is a childhood imagined against a backdrop that, like the sea, is as serene as it is wild; ever-changing, yet resolute. Constant Follower have an unbridled gift for tapping into the thoughts and feelings that permeate the human experience, no matter what walk of life this takes.
Support from Andy Aquarius
Andy Aquarius is a sonic alchemist and devotee of mystical folklore. Being a multi-instrumentalist and exploring a wide range of genres, he laid out the path ahead with his debut album ‘Chapel’, which only features his Celtic harp and voice. The record takes you on a ‘transcendental journey through the outer realms of ambient, classical, new age, and folk music.’ (-Alex Ruder, Hush Hush/KEXP). Andy’s live performances are of a peaceful simplicity and thick atmosphere, putting all the intent towards a sincere delivery of his bucolic canticles and meandering instrumentals.
Picture Credit: Jaclyn Locke
With thanks to The Church of The Holy Rude and Cowane’s Hospital.