The Sorries – Burnt Out Records

The Sorries

presented by Penicuik High School’s Burntout Records

Thursday 28th September 7:30pm

at The Music Hub, Bellman’s Road, Penicuik EH26 0AB

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“THE SORRIES are Douglas Kay (vocals, guitar, bodhran, mandolin) and Martin Philip (vocals, guitar, bodhran, tres). The duo sing, play and banter their way through a show which features a host of traditional tunes from the much-loved Scottish songbook, as well as some songs gathered from the oral tradition and a few original compositions.

The two formed The Sorries following a conversation during a tour of the Highlands where both Martin and Douglas were performing as part of separate projects. Coming from very different musical backgrounds, Kay and Philip discovered a shared love for the music of The Corries. Over a bottle of whisky they decided that the duo is still an ideal format in which to present so many of the sensational folk songs in which Scotland is so rich.

The Sorries made their live debut in Edinburgh during December 2006 and during the next three years moved from the pubs of Edinburgh to playing sell-out shows in locations as diverse as Lossiemouth’s Warehouse Theatre, Coldingham Village Hall, Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree and the Isle of Eigg Community Hall. 2009 saw the duo complete a successful three week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, during which they played to packed audiences and garnered attention from the national press. That first Fringe run was the start of an annual engagement which has continued ever since; it also saw the release of their eponymous debut album.”

(From the Sorries Website –

Burntout Records is Penicuik High School’s pupil run school record label and live music agency. There are lots of different aspects to Burntout Records for students to engage with – including performing, song writing, recording, social media, sound and lighting, artwork, business and other areas. The agency started in 2007 and they sign their own artists who write and record their own music. They design, mix and produce their music throughout the school year. They also have professional artists come to play at their music venue – The Music Hub. In the past, artists such as Nina Nesbitt, Wingin’ It, Sophie Bancroft, Siobhan Miller, American duo Hungrytown, up and coming artist Emily Burns, Admiral Fallow, Karine Polwart, Blue Rose Code have played at The Music Hub, to name a few. (