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Kim Edgar Heads to England for June Solo Dates

May 31, 2022

Fuelled by a passion for social justice, folklore, and feminism, Edinburgh based folk-pop singer songwriter Kim Edgar, crafts keenly observed details of people’s lives into her music that reaches out to her listeners. 

Emotion and connection are at the heart of this Edinburgh-based pianist and songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions

Her intensity and intimacy in performance have also attracted glowing reviews: “Heart stopping…our very own Tori Amos” (Sunday Herald)

With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Kim had our reviewers here at Spiral Earth describing her as “an example of everything that’s great about contemporary music” and “probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today.” 

Kim’s last album, Held (2020),considered grief, addiction, and solidarity, and offered  a musical hug for anyone who’s  had been struggling  during the strange times we all found ourselves in. 

Lower from the album HELD

 Currently working on her latest album Consequences,  it consists  of 12 song collaborations, supported by Creative Scotland, and has given her the opportunity to  work with a range of songwriters she admires, since October 2021, including Ron Sexsmith, Boo Hewerdine and Horse McDonald.

Daring to bare her soul to our Editor in Chief back in 2019, Kim describes how her childhood “was peppered with performances*  remembering taking part in annual competitions for the Burns Federation when she was at Primary School and “singing hymns in my church music group, where I learned to play the guitar and flute”

Read all Kim’s ‘Firsts’ here:

Kim Edgar – A Question of Firsts

“Edgar’s original songs are often very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung – and destined to travel far beyond their Scottish genesis.” Scotland On Sunday

Live Solo Dates as Follows:

9 June @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm House Concert, Durham 
Entry free (donations and CD purchases welcome but not required!) – House Concert, Durham

11 June @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Wimborne Minster Folk Festival  Allendale Main Stage

11 June @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Wimborne Minster Folk Festival  Willow Walk

13 June @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Harrison, London  £12 – The Harrison


For further information about please visit: https://www.kimedgar.com



📷Featured Image Louise Mather
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