Jun 29, 2020

Live streaming and videos on FB

PlaidSong on Facebook!

PlaidSong have been adding small videos to our Facebook page – please find us on FB, PlaidSong - like our page and share our music!

We are also going to be doing some music videos for the Soldiers of Killicrankie on Facebook – again, if you are on FB, find their page and enjoy some Jacobite songs from PlaidSong! 7th July is our first video event for them!  https://www.soldiersofkilliecrankie.co.uk/index.html

Our videos will also be added to our own blog page here on the PlaidSong website.

Jun 21, 2020

Streaming our session from home!

Live FB gig for Glenfarg Folk Club

 PlaidSong are performing a live gig for Glenfarg Folk Club, live-streamed via Facebook, on Monday 22 June at 7.30pm BST. We’d be delighted if you wished to listen in and watch. It’s a new experience for us and we’re hugely looking forward to it (even if playing to no audience will feel a bit weird).

We’ll be playing 2 sets of around 45 minutes each of Scottish songs with a historical theme. The songs will be from the vast ‘traditional’ catalogue of Scots song plus a number of our own compositions. We think you’ll enjoy it!

There are 2 ways of listening in. For those of you on Facebook, just go to our PlaidSong Facebook page where we’ll be posting it live from 7.30pm. This is probably the simplest and best way of getting access. If you go to our Facebook page you can see the event listed and indicate your interest.


For those of you without Facebook, Glenfarg Folk Club will be hosting the livestream via Zoom. You can contact them on email at   info@glenfargfolkclub.com to get the joining guidance.

Feb 01, 2020

Book us for your Function

PlaidSong are up for hire! We enjoy all kinds of events and have been taking bookings for private gigs. These have ranged from performing for club or society events which are for members only to private house parties for after dinner music. These bookings are very welcome, please email us if you would like to know more and we can tailor all the details to suit your party, family celebration, club event and more.

Feb 01, 2020

Check out FaceBook and Twitter

PlaidSong have a FB page! Look it up and find out about our gigs and events!

Jun 20, 2020

A local gig at the Flower Festival

Luncarty Flower Festival

Trees and woodlands have given us a lot of inspiration not least our songs on the fantastic Scottish plant hunters but a flower festival is something a bit different! Looking forward to a summer gig and songs inspired by nature.

May 10, 2020

To Torrance for Tea!

Torrance History and Heritage

Torrance History and Heritage meet on Monday afternoons and PlaidSong are joining them for this May meeting. Tunes, tea, time to talk – what a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Mar 28, 2020

All About the Trees!

Foresty Commission Centenary Ceilidh

PlaidSong have a great affinity to our forests and the history of the Forestry Commission has been the inspiration for many songs and sessions for us. We will be joining friends at Invermoriston Village Hall to celebrate the forests, the foresters and 100 years of the Forestry Commission 1919-2019.

Mar 27, 2020

All About the Books!

Strathblane Library Fundraiser

We are really looking forward to supporting a fundraising event for a library in Strathblane. Our friends from local heritage groups have asked us to perform and we can’t think of a better cause! Local history – all history! – is dear to our hearts and libraries are the place to find out more.

Feb 14, 2020

Burns night and recording

New songs coming

Plaidsong have spent some time in the recording studio before Christmas. Some old favourite songs with our own take on them and also working on new songs which are quite excited about performing in the coming months – soon to be available on Spotify, iTunes and by contacting us directly!

Feb 12, 2020

Nicky on Jacobites in a new podcast!

Jacobites Clans

Nicky's day job with Culture PK means she has been part of the team creating a new exhibition in Perth Museum Jacobite Clans – they interviewed her for their new podcasts find them here Jacobite Clans Podcasts  or on Spotify (search Culture PK Jacobite Clans) and iTunes

We have loved performing at some great events, view these below...

Aug 30, 2019

PlaidSong at the National Trust

Leith Hall

PlaidSong are delighted to be performing our mix of songs, music and history at this historic venue. More details to follow and information ready at Leith Hall NTS

Oct 10, 2019

Event at St John's Episcopal Church Perth

Enlist Bonnie Laddie!

Plaidsong are presenting at St John's Episcopal Church. This set of songs, which explores Scottish soldiering history from the mercenary soldiers who fought in early modern Europe right through to the D-Day Dodgers of WWII, has been great to work on and develop. Ticket and details to follow...

Oct 16, 2019

PlaidSong at Crieff Folk Club

Strathearn Art Space this autumn

Really looking forward to this gig at Crieff and delighted to be joining a fab line up for the Folk Club’s events this autumn! Check out their programme Crieff Folk Club and hope to see you there…

Oct 20, 2019

Playing for the Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society

PlaidSong at Birnam

We are delighted to be performing at Birnam for the historical society meeting - Birnam Arts Monday evenings! 

Oct 30, 2019

Performing for the Strathblane Heritage Society

PlaidSong at Strathblane

Looking forward to visiting Strathblane and performing for the local heritage society more details here 

Nov 02, 2019

Performing for the NTS North East Members

PlaidSong at Daviot Hall

We are delighted to be entertaining in the North East, taking our set of songs on Heroes and Heroines of Scottish History to Daviot more details NTS North East 

Nov 13, 2019

Headway Perth

PlaidSong play for Headway

Looking forward to seeing our friends at Headway and bringing some music to their regular meeting  Headway Perth

Nov 21, 2019

PlaidSong returns to a favourite club!

The Caledonian Society London

The Caledonian Society London have invited us to do a lecture with songs at their regular meeting in the Caledonian Club. Looking forward to an enjoyable evening and seeing some good friends! 

The Burns Club of London was founded in 1868 and has played an important part in the cultural life of many London Scots, and many non-Scots, since then. They are proud to be number 1 on the roll of The Robert Burns World Federation.PlaidSong are thrilled to be invited to join them in 2019

Mar 02, 2019

Celebrating Burns but not a Burns Supper!

The Innerpeffray Banquet at Abercairney

PlaidSong are delighted to be performing at The Innerpeffray Banquet. A chance to raise a glass to the Bard and celebrate the gift of Robert Burns’ Kilmarnock Edition to Innerpeffray Library, the gift of the late Janet Burns Saint Germain.  The Evening is hosted at Abercairny Stables— a grand yet intimate venue in the heart of Strathearn providing the perfect backdrop.

Glenfarg Folk Club

PlaidSong are really looking forward to playing their first ever gig at the renowned Glenfarg Folk Club.  A great venue to play some old favorites and some new material! 

Jan 25, 2019

Royal Scottish Forestry Society celebrating Burns and 100 years of Scottish Forestry

Burns and the Forests of Scotland

Forestry is 100 years old in 2019 and the RSFS will be celebrating the centenary throughout the year. This event places Burns at the heart of the forests and woods he celebrated in poems and song. PlaidSong will be performing traditional and new material as part of this auspicious anniversary. 

Jan 24, 2019

Auchterarder Rotary Club Annual Burns Supper

Auchterarder Burns Supper

Really looking forward to returning to Auchterarder this year! 

Nov 25, 2018

The Life, Songs & Times of Lady Nairne (1766-1845), Scotland’s Songstress

PlaidSong are bringing the life and times of Perthshire’s songstress, Carolina, Lady Nairne to the Big Shed at Tombreck on November 25th. We will be looking at the life experience of Lady Nairne who was born in 1766 into the Jacobite Oliphants of Gask. She wrote some of our best known traditional songs including The Rowan Tree and Charlie is my Darling. We will be singing these and other favourites but also bringing some new arrangements and songs into our performance. We hope you can join us!

Nov 10, 2018

Plaidsong at the Falconer Museum Forres and the Findhorn Phoenix Cafe

Falconer and Phoenix Forres!

Two events in the Forres area! On the 10th we will be singing at the Falconer Museum in Forres and on the 11th we will be playing at the Findhorn Phoenix Café! More details and links to follow…

Oct 17, 2018

Friends of Perth and Kinross Council Archive

Jacobite Women in Songs and Poems

PlaidSong joins the Friends of PK Archive to tell the songs and poems of Jacobite women in Perthshire 

Cashel - The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

PlaidSong are delighted to be supporting the RSFS at their fundraising event at Cashel Visitors Centre. We will be bringing our usual mix of songs and histories to this unique event. Guests can expect an evening of entertainment which includes music from the likes of Hogg, Lady Nairne, and Burns and, of course, we will bring in our own distinctive take on traditional themes and songs.

May 25, 2018

PlaidSong perform in Airlie Street Hall - songs and history evening

Alyth Creates

PlaidSong are delighted to be part of this year's festival - get the full programme at Alyth Creates 

Aug 03, 2018

Plaidsong presents an evening of songs and history to support the Archibald Menzies Memorial Appeal

Songs of Lady Nairne at Castle Menzies

PlaidSong are delighted to be performing at historic Castle Menzies. We will be telling the story and singing the songs of Carolina, Lady Nairne a contemporary of Archibald Menzies. This original mix of history and stories will combine music and tales of travel, adventure and showcase some well-loved Scottish songs, new and old. 

Feb 06, 2018

An evening of Historical Perthshire Songs

West Stormont Historical Society

PlaidSong will be joining other artists to celebrate Perthshire's history of Song

Jan 26, 2020

PlaidSong delighted to be invited back to this great communty Burns Supper

The World Famous Killiecrankie Burns Supper


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