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Lewis McLaughlin confirmed for Autumn Trad!


6 Oct 22
by Nathon Jones

Catch Lewis McLaughlin live on 22nd October

We are very excited to present Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Lewis McLaughlin who is confirmed for this year's Autumn Trad Festival on 21st-23rd October. Lewis will be performing live on Saturday 22nd October at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart. Tickets on sale now!

Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs. He has performed across Europe in various outfits, accompanying his father at folk shows and playing with his brother in a folk duo before going solo.

He currently lives in Glasgow, and has just released his debut album, on Andy Monaghan’s (Frightened Rabbit) Monohands Records. Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum, Otherlands and Connect.

He has been championed by various BBC Radio Scotland shows, the Zoe Ball breakfast show, and has appeared on TV as part of BBC 2’s coverage of Glastonbury 2022. He has been featured by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone UK.

A life-affirming listen, ‘Feel The Ground You Walk Upon’ in one moment will have you misty-eyed, wishing you could hold a pint aloft with your dearest pals and in the next, have you contemplating your most intense personal struggles. All the while Mclaughlin’s warm timbre blazes perpetually, unifying and comforting the lost souls that gather in its glow.

"What a voice"
Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

"a gentle triumph just waiting for the world to fall in love with it."
For The Rabbits

"gut-punching and raw indie-folk"
NME

"The new anthem we all need"
Roddy Hart (BBC Radio Scotland)

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