Entries by Paul Galbraith

Autumn 2017 Gigs Announced!

This Autumn’s touring has just been posted on the gigs page. The run of dates begin in September with appearances at the legendary Green Note, London, and Bristol Folk House. There are then gigs up and down the UK over the following months, including a handful of Scottish dates, notably a homecoming in Edinburgh! Have […]

Summer Festivals

I’ll be playing at a bunch of the festivals this Summer, from Beverley to Sidmouth to Shambala. As well as playing a set at the brilliant Fire In the Mountain, I’ll also be hosting ‘The Singers Fire’ along with some great fellow musician friends. Look out for some video we’ll try and capture of a few of the round-the-fire songs. I’m also playing […]

Spring Solo Tour

I’m back to solo UK gigging in a week or so and I’ll be winding my way all over once again, with a bunch of gigs in both England and Scotland. As is often the case I’ll be playing some old favourites (The Glad in Glasgow, Goose Is Out in London, and a return to the site of my first […]

BBC World Service Session

Last week I played a live session on the BBC World Service show from Oxford Literary Festival. I had the privilege to be up on stage with some inspiring characters, writers and thinkers – and they had the privilege to be up on stage with a banjo! I was playing excerpts of my songs Reclaim the […]


The Theatre Ballads

I’ve had a really nice few weeks rehearsing and performing a show with a group of fellow folk musicians and a theatre company that was commissioned by EFDSS. John Kirkpatrick, Bryony Griffiths and Kate Locksley and myself were performing a collection of narrative folk songs – dark, old ballads most of them – with a backdrop of […]

Spring Solo Tour & Summer Festivals

In April I’ll be back out doing a solo tour. I’ve been working on a bunch of new songs and trad. arrangements that I can’t wait to play out, so I might well use that occasion. I’ll be in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Cumbria, Leeds, London, Bristol and more besides. And then it’s on to the […]

The Theatre Ballads Project and Tour

Last week I was in Lancashire doing something quite different; the first of a series of rehearsals for a project I’m a part of called The Theatre Ballads. Organised and designed by the Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, it’s being billed as ‘somewhere between an evening at the theatre and a music gig’. Joining me […]

Reviews & Coverage of Breaking the Spell

“A powerful, poignant set” **** Guardian Over the past few months ‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness’ has been covered quite a bit across the UK media. Things got off to a good start when we were let loose on BBC Two’s Newsnight programme; George discussing the project with presenter Evan Davis and me playing the […]