Thursday, 28 April 2011

Those were the days...

In celebration of the fact that STV wrote this lovely preamble about the Insider, here is one from the archive.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Lau curate.

The idea came up over a few bevvies at Celtic Connections of Lau curating our Sunday line up (here they are playing the BBC review show). It turned out they were more than keen and with 7 weeks before the Insider their line up is now ready. Macmaster and Hay are making a reappearance, Hopwood and Black, Jarlath Henderson, Michael Marra, Geese, Hidden Orchestra and Lau themselves.

Charlie McKerron will then close the festival with his eponymous 'And Friends' session, once again featuring the finest folky tunesters Scotland has to offer. I reckon there is a racing chance that some of the afternoons very special line up might hang around for another crack.

A wee Dram

A special edition Whisky has recently been released which may be the hinge around which perilous adventures are hung.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Don't tell everyone.

We finally organised a mailing list and a press release, two months and counting.

I did manage to get the link to the website wrong though.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A splendid Moustache.

Alongside the return of the infamous musical welly wanging this year will see the first Insider moustache awards. Various categories (as yet undecided) to be judged by a panel of experts (as yet unappointed) and rewarded with rich, glorious and inappropriate gifts (as yet unallocated).

So if you are looking for an excuse for turning up unshaven to work for the next 2 months here it is. We have been off the shave for weeks to increase our chances.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Getting Laid.

It just took a round week and 17 tons of turf to get the main stage field nice and flat and to make it look like tellytubby land.

Roll up Roll up...

Through the Insider website.

Big thanks go out to Rufus White, Molly Micklethwait White, Mathew White (no relation as far as we know), Ben Addis and Henry Ryder for the extraordinary work that has gone into this year's website.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Line up now full.

Thanks to the many many folk who have submitted bands in the 48 hours since the website went up. If you don't hear from us it's not because we don't love you it's simply that there have been so many submissions that we don't even have time to listen to everyone and, while we may look a bit confused, actually our line up is pretty much finished.

Plus it's spring time, it's a lovely day and we have lots of stuff to go and invent.