crowfunder – please take a wee peak

Hello folks,

so, we are in the final stages of producing and launching our album. Please take a look at our campaign and see if you’d be up for contributing a little – some of the perks of doing so are really quite attractive….

also, watch out for us this Sunday at Edinburgh’s jazz club roots evening. We’ll be playing alongside a host of excellent acts. Look forward to seeing you there.


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a trip to Lindisfarne, recording and more dates for the diary

Gillespie and Wolfe teamed up with banjo and guitarist extraordinaire Monsieur Miguel Starkey and headed last weekend to Lindisfarne’s might Crown & Anchor pub for a night of raucous tunes and unabashed revelry. The next morning was spent walking off a slight hangover and then rushing back to Edinburgh for our Captain’s session, where we were joined by mighty players such as Fergus Halliday, Siannie Moodie, Sarah Brown and Ruairidh McMillan.

This week Gillespie & Wolfe have commenced (some may say somewhat prematurely) their folk album that, once finished, will be full of the session classics that have become staples in their sessioning circles. Watch out for teaser tracks coming soon to a soundcloud near you…

Dates for your diaries on Gillespie & Wolfe appearances:

Saturday 21st February we are part of a night at Henry’s Cellar Bar

Saturday 28th February at Area C Cafe, Leith

Monday 2nd March at the Forest Cafe in Tollcross.

Look forward to seeing folks there,

G & W

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Danny Kyle Stage Extravaganza and musical progress on that album…

Gillespie & Wolfe took to the Danny Kyle Stage on Thursday 29th January as part of 2015 Glasgow Celtic Connections Festival. Great fun, and you can relive all the 20 minutes of our slot, including awkward banter here:

To add to all this excitement, on Tuesday we finished putting down the tracks of our new record.  FINALLY. Now all we have to do is mix, master, design, print, produce and release…………..

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Teaser Tracks…

So guys, here are three cheeky taster tracks from our new album. Mixing and mastering not completed, so feedback always appreciated…enjoy!

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2015 – roll on the album!

A very happy new year to everybody, hope you celebrated in style if you weren’t with us at any point over the festive season.

Both of us were extremely busy over the festive period, starting off with a belting night at the Scarfell hotel in the Lake District having an all-night jam with amazing musicians from Yorkshire, Manchester and Canada – check out Root and Branch if you ever see them gathering together near you.

Sam performed in a sell-out show in Northumberland Becka was down in Kent messing around with old band the Chimney Boys, who proudly name themselves as Kent’s finest (and only) satanic maritime cabaret band.

New Year’s was spent at Rose Street’s finest pub the Black Cat where we teamed up with the brilliant bouzouki player Stuart Graham and tested our new bright red busking amps to great appraise throughout the night. Staff said never had music been the complete focus of attention for the whole night in that bar before (hopefully we had the bar’s attention for the right reasons?).

This year’s focus is really on travelling around the country and promoting our new album which is ALMOST finished. We had a couple of tough recording days just before Christmas, but with pleasing results. Many thanks goes to Fergus Halliday for adding bodhran to one of our tracks, watch this space……

So, back to the trying weekly grind of brilliant Edinburgh sessions. Same as before guys if you want to find us –

Thursdays 9.30-12.30 at the Black Cat, Rose street

Fridays 7.30-9.30pm at the Doric Bar, Market Street

Sundays 8.30pm-12.30pm the Captain’s bar, South College street

Look forward to seeing people there and everywhere this year – please get in touch with us if you would like us to play for you. If the craic is mighty we shall be there.


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Area C Live

Come and see us play at the Area C Cafe on Leith Walk on Saturday 15th november from 4pm. Tis a great line-up to be sure….

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Folksville at the Waverley Bar

We had a lovely time at the very welcoming Folksville sessions held last night at the Waverley, hosted by Prairie Rose and the Wildwoods. Twas delightful meeting them, and we intend to put in another appearance at their Christmas night in mid December. Check them out here:

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Gillywolfe had a most spendiferous time down in Holmfirth for the Hallowe’en weekend, playing whenever and wherever we were and were not wanted. Good ice cream too…hopefully we’ll be back down there at Christmas time, so watch this space!


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Heading south

Gillywolfe are heading south twice this August. Once on Saturday 2nd August where we will be playing at a protest in Wakefield in solidarity with Gaza, and again at the very end of the month when we will be hitting up the Faversham Hop festival in Kent. Come and find us!

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Tentative voyages into the ether

Welcome to the Gillywolfe site. Though we may be musical, we be not so adept at making websites, but nevertheless, a willful desire to spread our music shall overcome these technological hurdles.

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