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Having hosted the likes of Withered Hand, Eugene Kelly, Emma Pollock, Carla J. Easton, Malcolm Middleton and James Yorkston in the past 12 months alone, promoter Owain Heather (aka Hapless Museum Worker) has form in drawing the great and good of Scotland’s musical landscape to Durham’s Old Cinema Launderette. This worthy custom is set to continue on Friday 6th December, when the washers and dryers will be graced with the presence of cult figure and first-time visitor Johnny Lynch – performing for this tour only as Pictish Trail (Micro-Edition).

A popular and prolific stalwart of Edinburgh’s music scene, Lynch began performing as The Pictish Trail in the early ‘00s, and through acquaintance soon found himself heading Fife’s fabled Fence Records. After a 10-year stint as label boss, he departed to form his own imprint, Lost Map Records – all whilst perennially impressing with his own unique brand of idiosyncratic electro-tinged folk.

Now, more than three years since his last full-length, Future Echoes, Lynch is set to road-test new material in an intimate two-piece format alongside cohort Suse Bear – with the pair also promising to rework a healthy selection of old Pictish Trail favourites. A cosy advent treat awaits in one of the region’s most characterful venues!

The Pictish Trail performs at Old Cinema Launderette, Durham on Friday 6th December

 


 

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