Aberfeldy Festival November 2 and 3, Town Hall, Aberfeldy
Taking place on November 2 and November 3 is Aberfeldy Festival, a modest but well-chosen get-together of bands and artists who’ve made an impact on the Scottish live scene over the past year, as well as a few notable touring artists who are well worth catching.
Based in the Perth and Kinross burgh’s town hall, it will feature, on the first day, acts including alt country locals Star Wheel Press, fuzzy jangle-popsters The Spook School and Bryde, the sublime alter-ego of Welsh singersongwriter Sarah Howells, a captivating performer whose work just gets better with every release. Fans of the likes of PJ Harvey and Sharon Van Etten will find much to admire here. Also performing on Friday will be Laurie Cameron, a singer-songwriter whose recent Honest Man is a beautiful, heartbreaking tribute to the late Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.
On Saturday one-man soul train Ray Harris (pictured, right) will bring the party with his exuberant, high-energy disco, while Mutual Benefit aka Brooklyn’s Jordan Lee journeys east after playing Glasgow’s Blue Arrow Jazz Club last week.
Life Model, Broken Records frontman Jamie Sutherland and Carla J Easton complete the line-up.