Tuesday Tunes

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. 
Welcome to the Howff, a space where we profile musicians and other artists who’ve lost their live gig-income. We host and promote other peoples live events too. Your suggestions are welcome.
Here’s Josephine Sillars. She gained recognition performing with her band ‘The Manic Pixie Dreams’, described as “protest pop” by BBC Radio Scotland and as “breathing new life into the singer-songwriter genre” (The Scotsman).
She writes: “Hello everyone! Here is a small collections of songs I recorded and released with my band, The Manic Pixie Dreams over the last two years. As bandcamp have waved their fees in light of the covid-19 outbreak, I thought I’d put them all together to buy as a set. £5 for 3 songs, or ‘Skeleton’ separately for £2. Enjoy and stay safe xx”


We also have the second album from the amazing Songs from the Lockdown project. The project brings together songwriters, musicians and poets for a weekly peer lead task. Each week, 2 tasks are set and participants can write songs based on the task creating a new album every week (!)

This week has tracks from Joe Djaelani, Catherine Rudie, The Girl Who Cried Wolf, Alan Kerr, Caragh, Rosie Bans, Clare Ann, Becci Wallace, Callum Rae, Kyle Haughey, Maaike Siegerist, Ember Quine.

All proceeds goes directly to front line services supporting those in need during Covid 19.

Finally we have Robin Miller, originally from Islay, who has been making beautiful acoustic music inspired by the landscapes around him, for over 20 years. This song is called Beelines, and was recorded specially for the Howff.


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For more music check out all our playlists here.

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