Folkest with Frank McLaughlin


Frank & I had a fab time playing at Folkest in northern Italy earlier this summer, where we were joined (and frankly upstaged) by Frank’s two sons, Euan and Lewis, for a couple of sets of tunes. The boys also wowed audiences with their own duo performances. Frank was able to bask in a father’s reflected…

‘Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds’ ~ July 2018


Frank and I are touring in July, taking in some gorgeous acoustics around the north and east of England and the Borders. In our tour of “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” we will perform traditional and self-penned material from our new album ‘The Gift’ alongside tunes from the critically acclaimed album ‘Root2’, exemplifying ‘the very best of partnerships…

The Gift Launch Date


Frank and I are very excited about this – our new album, The Gift, will be launched on 3rd April 2018. Keep an eye open for details about pre-ordering the CD, and there might be some special bundles available to those who support us by pre-ordering!   And don’t forget to save the date for the…

Edinburgh Folk Club with Frank


We are delighted to have been invited up to the Edinburgh Folk Club to play on Wednesday 7th February. They have a spectacular line-up of acts scheduled this year and it will be a great gig to kick off 2018. They start at 8pm, and tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets. We thought last…

A week with Frank


Looking forward to a week with Frank McLaughlin up in Edinburgh. We’ll be rehearsing lots, but also spending time with the splendid Richard of B & B Studios in Edinburgh, mixing the new album. We’ll be finishing the week back down in the North East and are delighted to be playing a House Concert on…

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2017


The music festival at Rothbury is a delightful weekend celebrating the traditional music of Northumberland and the Borders. We will be heading there early on Saturday morning to run workshops from 10.30 am until 12 pm, one each on fiddle and guitar; Stewart will be in the Main Hall and Frank will be in the…

Summer 2017


Well, the summer is nearly here, and the double edition of the newsletter has just been sent out. You can read all the upcoming news here, with details of gigs, workshops and a summer school which is fast approaching! Following a truly fantastic tour with Frank in May, we have recently been working on (and…

May Tour with Frank McLaughlin


Well, it’s getting closer now, and Frank and I are looking forward to heading off around the country, visiting and performing in some lovely venues. We are delighted to have been invited to play at The Swallow Theatre in Dumfries and Galloway, as it has been many years since we last played in that area….

Recordings and new video


Frank and I had a great time during the week we spent performing together earlier in October. All three gigs listed in the previous post were fantastic, each unique in atmosphere but equally enjoyable. The two days in the recording studio with Richard Werner were extremely productive with three full tracks laid down. We also managed to squeeze…

Stewart & Frank October Concerts


I am delighted that this October I shall be spending a week in the company of my good friend Frank McLaughlin. We have a series of concerts planned, and a couple of days with the fabulous Richard Werner at B & B Studios in Edinburgh. Mon 10th October:  Private Concert at the Northumbrian Pipers Course in…