Gilded Balloon Basement

Rootsbase: Adam Sutherland - Tunes 'n' Tales

A new live music club - dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based!

Join Adam Sutherland, native of Errogie on the south shore of Loch Ness, for an intimate evening of stories, music and banter drawn from his 20-year career travelling worldwide as a professional folk musician.  

Adam is one of Scotland’s most innovative and exciting fiddlers, tunesmiths and teachers, widely known for his high octane, captivating performances fronting his own band and with festival favourites Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries and Croft No Five. A prolific and talented composer, named Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Composer of the Year’ 2017, his tunes are played in sessions and on stages worldwide.  He has recently released his second solo fiddle album: ‘Some Other Land’ - a critically acclaimed album of his own tunes that have come to him in his sleep. Never afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve, Adam's unique arrangements combine energy, inventiveness and craft to deliver frenetic Scottish reels, early 20th century jazz shapes and subtly Balkan diversions.

A compelling and charismatic performer and storyteller, Adam will play a selection of his own compositions and share reflections of his life and music with insights into his childhood home, his myriad influences and the intriguing people who have inspired his work along the way.

About the venue:
- The entrance to the Gilded Balloon Basement is on Rose Street Lane South.
- Accessibility: the GB Basement is accessed by 12 stairs down. For more information about accessibility head over to our Accessibility page 
- Doors open one hour prior to show start time (including the bar and box office).  So come on down early and grab a drink and seat! (For Sixties on a Sunday, The 565 Specials and podcast recordings doors open 30 mins before).
- We have a lovely wee bar with a wide selection of drinks and snacks.