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Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2018

15 and 16 June 2018

Edunburgh Jazz Festival 2018

18 July 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
Spiegletent, George Square 6pm

Fringe by the Sea 2018

12 Aug 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
Marwick Spiegletent, The Harbour, 1pm

Callander Jazz & Blues Festival 2018

29 Sept 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
Callander Kirk Hall - 7pm

Nairn Jazz festival 2018

2 Nov 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
Nairn Community & Atrs Centre,IV12 4B. 7:30pm
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Past Gigs

Edinburgh Jazz festival July 2015

Where we were joined by two of Acker's old band, Ian Bateman and Enrico Thomasso

Fringe by the Sea Aug 2015

Cumbernauld Theatre April 2016

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival 2016

Inverness Jazz festival July 2016

Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2016

Jazz at Hospitalfield 2016

Whighams Jazz Club, Edinburgh 2017

Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2017

Fringe by the Sea Aug 2017

Ayr Jazz Club, Alloway Oct 2017


Acker Bilk

Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014)

was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style. Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaked at number two, and was the first No. 1 single in the United States by a British artist.

The Band


Fantastic performance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. My foot never stopped tapping!

Janice Campbell

What great memories of the great Acker Bilk's tunes.

eric Wales

Only one video and it's sounded so much like Acker Bilk playing that tune. I mean exactly like!! So, Hamish, if that was you then there should be more videos. Nah..it was Acker..had to be!!

Paula Smith

The band certainly does Acker's memory proud.

Jim Smith