Local Buzz: Holy Ghosts, Ewan McLennan

Ewan McLennan

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HOLY GHOSTS

HOLY ghosts are a four-piece from Edinburgh playing rock ‘n’ roll with a splash of country and a dash of the blues.

Formed last summer, the band take their cues from the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Johnny Cash.

Holy Ghosts

Holy Ghosts

Performing live is the group’s strongest suit; the use of razor-sharp guitars, spine-tingling harmonies and charismatic stage presence making them ones to look out for in 2012.

Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, Saturday, 7pm, £6, 0131-556 7060

EWAN McLENNAN

Winner of the prestigious 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Edinburgh’s Ewan McLennan is a star in the making.

Now based in Yorkshire, his music combines traditional folk with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs that are receiving critical acclaim in their own right.

His debut album, Rags & Robes, was released to glowing reviews last year - so don’t miss the chance to get acquainted with this home-grown talent as he returns to his own patch.

Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, Wednesday, 8pm, £9 (£7), 0131-650 2458