Kim Edgar

This article is from 2009.

Kim Edgar

Home-grown folk musician who is a rising star

A fixture on the Edinburgh folk and acoustic scene for some time now, Kim Edgar received her big break when she won the chance to participate in the Burnsong ‘Songhouse’ retreat in 2006 alongside established songwriters like Emma Pollock, King Creosote and Squeeze’s Chris Difford. Participating in the Scottish tour that followed, Edgar is also part of The Burns Unit – the Scots ‘supergroup’ which emerged from these extended sessions – and has collaborated further with individuals whom she met during this time.

Notably, Edgar and Karine Polwart have contributed significantly to each others’ albums (Edgar’s Butterflies and Broken Glass was released to welcoming reviews in 2008), while Polwart recorded their co-written ‘1,2,3,4,5’ as a duet with Paolo Nutini. In her own right, Edgar is also a strong solo performer with a gorgeous voice, reminiscent in places of both Eddi Reader and KD Lang. Visitors to the city are advised to check her out as one example of Edinburgh’s finest mainstream songwriting talent.

Acoustic Edinburgh @ Medina, 225 6313, 11 Aug, 9pm, £7; St Mark’s artSpace, 228 1155, 14 Aug, 8pm, £10 (£8); St John’s Church, 221 2273, 15 Aug, 9.30pm, £10 (£8).

Kim Edgar

Acclaimed Edinburgh songwriter Kim Edgar performs original songs on grand piano and guitar. 'Very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung'- *****(Scotland On Sunday), 'Slick folk pop' - ****(List).'Vulnerability and elegance'(,'Exceptional!'(BBC Radio Scotland).

Newfangled Folk: David Ferrard and Kim Edgar in Concert

Two of Scotland's brightest emerging songwriters collaborate for an evening of compelling storytelling. Meaningful lyrics fused with strong creative melodies and emotive harmonies. Their 2008 debut albums were each named ‘Album Of The Week’ by BBC Radio Scotland's Iain Anderson. “Sweet, crystal vocals” Glasgow Evening…

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