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Edwina Hayes with Forgaitherin'

Thursday, 28th July
Community Hall

Edwina's latest album Ruby Rose is available now

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. The title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England' and her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube. Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters.

Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.

Edwina released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink'  to great success. Edwina followed in the same style with her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' and touring constantly continues to attract wonderful reviews and fans worldwide.

Edwina toured as support with Fairport Convention on their UK Wintour, toured China a few months later, and then  Australia .

The Guardian  'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter'
Michael Parkinson  'A very talented young lady'
Nanci Griffith  'The sweetest voice in England.'
Time Out  'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material'
Perez Hilton  'Like a soft blanket'


Having  formed in 2013, Forgaitherin are a North-East Fife based folk group whose aim is to provide strong vocal entertainment involving all four group members, with sympathetic instrumentation featuring guitar, accordion, keyboard, whistle and cajon.  We have performed around the folk clubs, concert and village halls of Scotland including The Kirkcaldy Acoustic Club, Leith, Almond Valley and Edinburgh Folk Clubs, the latter taking the form of a concert at the Carrying Stream Festival and a return to our "home" club at Glenfarg.

Forgaitherin entertain with a wide-ranging mixture of both traditional and contemporary folk songs,  employing chorus songs and group harmonies, and attempt full audience participation and craic! We have also produced 2 CDs to date.

 The group comprises Lesley Toner and Hamish Grant as main vocalists, with Hugh Toner and John Reid as main instrumentalists. However, it is "the togetherness" of our group which is the essence of our performance and which appears to appeal to audiences.  

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