Friday, 28 May 2010

Charlie McKerron & friends.

Sunday on the main stage is Trad as Folk. We are delighted to welcome back local fiddle supremo Charlie McKerron of Session A9 and Capercaillie fame. Charlie McKerron & Friends is a handpicked selection of some of Scotland's finest musicians brought together specially for the Insider. This year it is set to include Marc Clement on guitar and Adam Sutherland on fiddle (both Session A9), Bo Jingham on whistle and Ross Ainslie on pipes (Treacherous Orchestra). With any luck the outstanding Tim Edey will be joining them on the box.

The full Trad as Folk line up will be announced next week.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A big thank you.

The Insider wouldnt be feasible without the help of the Cairngorms Local action group and the Leader fund, the Highland council and the Cairngorms National Park. Despite being not for profit, largely recycled and dependent on the generosity of both volonteers and musicians the Insider is elaborately overproduced for its size and currently sports one musician to every two and a half members of the public. The ticket prices would need to be considerably higher to stand a chance of breaking even if these various bodies didn't think that we were doing something good for the area and helped us out both financially and in terms of our infrastructure.

Their support allows us to keep the numbers down, the prices sensible and the atmosphere intimate, all the qualities that made 2009 so special for the people who came along. We would like to say a big thank you to all of them for their progressive thinking, fast footedness and support.

The Backwoods Bar.

The Backwoods Bar is nearing completion which means we can get underway building an equally, if not more beautiful stage alongside...

Monday, 24 May 2010

The Sunday Times hottest acts in Scotland.

According to this article in the Sunday Times we are featuring 3 of the best - The Boy Who Trapped the Sun, The Stagger Rats and Alasdair Roberts, only Alasdair thinks it's the Outsider, which it isn't.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Firewood Festival

Low Carbon Cairngorms have put this page up which explains a bit more about the Firewood Festival.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Earlybirds SOLD OUT (ages ago).

We are updating the website because the Earlybird tickets are long since sold out but for the time being you need to select the normal price tickets on the drop down top right. Its also still being a bit glitchy with earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Sorry about that, we are working to iron this out, if you still have problems drop me an email at and we can make a plan.

Also to clarify, we dont send out paper tickets, we have all your details on the gate, the P&P just covers paypal charges and the system compiling our names.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Design a flyer.

You are about to see our ad (hoc) campaign go live. Some excellent people have been at work on this and among the pieces now going to the printers are a series of flyers with Glasgow in mind.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

ICA awards.

So we didnt win, we came third, but Rockness won with 4 times as many votes as us and they have 100 times as many people, so we consider that a moral victory and have made a long winded and emotional acceptance speech to ourselves in the pub.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Medieval Knieval

Its not every day that you get a call saying 'Would you like a castle'...

The answer of course was yes and having borrowed a big trailer and raided the Backwoods pun bank we have a theme for this years woodland stage.