About the band

"Raw energy and a modern young twist" - Celtic Music Radio

Àirdan are an exciting trad band born from the pubs of Edinburgh. Their high energy grooves and dynamic arrangements see melodies and riffs juggled between fiddle (Paul Sinclair), accordion (Coll Williamson), guitar (David Lennon) and drums (Ewa Adamiec). A small madhouse of cultures and influences, this multinational group of musicians first met in 2017 through their shared thirst for Scottish trad music, and have now joined forces to captivate listeners with their fresh and exciting take on their unique musical heritage.

Formed in 2021, the band have already performed at events and festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Finland, and were chosen as a "Highly Recommended" act at the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2022. They have recently released their first single, and are working on an album to come out later in the year. 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Edinburgh Climate Festival 2024 Main Stage, Edinburgh Main Stage, Edinburgh
Lydia Bennett w/ Àirdan Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Glassto 2024 Auchinhandoch Farm, Glass Auchinhandoch Farm, Glass
Glassto 2024 Auchinhandoch Farm, Glass Auchinhandoch Farm, Glass
Moniaive Folk Festival The Garden Marquee, Moniaive The Garden Marquee, Moniaive
Edinburgh Folk Club St Patrick's Night AUGB Edinburgh, Edinburgh AUGB Edinburgh, Edinburgh
 —  — Àirdan @ Stramash Stramash, Edinburgh Stramash, Edinburgh
Informatics Concert Series: Àirdan Informatics Forum, G.07, Edinburgh Informatics Forum, G.07, Edinburgh
Eden Festival 2023 Rabbie's Tavern Rabbie's Tavern
EUFolkSoc Showcase 2023 ft Àirdan Teviot Underground, Edinburgh Teviot Underground, Edinburgh
Yoko Pwno w/ The Honey Farm and Àirdan The Liquid Room, Edinburgh The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Danny Kyle Open Stage 2023 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival Festival Yard Stage, Kaustinen, Kaustinen Festival Yard Stage, Kaustinen, Kaustinen
The Mitre Bar Sessions The Mitre Bar, Edinburgh The Mitre Bar, Edinburgh
Danny Kyle Open Stage 2022 [Lockdown Livestream] Celtic Music Radio Celtic Music Radio

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