Cairn String Quartet: New Album and SXSW Fundraiser Show at Platform, Glasgow, 21/02/14 2

Cairn String Quartet: New Album and SXSW Fundraiser Show at Platform, Glasgow, 21/02/14


Cairn String Quartet, the all-female, classically trained (at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama no less) ensemble are back for a very special one-off hometown show on 21 February at Glasgow’s Platform. The show is a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Austin, Texas to play SXSW, “the biggest annual music, film and interactive conference and festival”, where they’re confirmed to play with fellow Scots Young Fathers (who have just signed to Big Dada on the Ninja Tune label) and are hosting their very own showcase too.

Playing a whole host of their unique interpretations of much loved contemporary Scottish songs, Cairn String Quartet will be joined onstage by a selection of very special guest artists. Whilst they’re keeping mum about the full list of guests who will be joining them onstage, Cairn have confirmed a few. They’re able to announce today that so far Aidan Moffat, R.M. Hubbert, Emma Pollock, Miaoux Miaoux, The Twilight Sad, Francis Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Call To Mind, Errors, David Macgregor (from Kid Canaveral), Solareye (Stanley Odd), Hector Bizerk and Gasp, and Lou Hickey will be joining them onstage. Tickets for Cairn String Quartet and Friends (a mere £10) available now from,

Tickets, for just a tenner, available from and £15 with bus (and special guest DJ) from Monorail  (6:30 pm leaving time). Cairn String Quartet will be launching their ‘quartetquickies’ album, have special one-of-a-kindness mixtapes of their favourite unreleased recordings and very cool “Pluck Me, It’s The Cairn String Quartet” T-shirts available tomorrow night.

There’s also going to be a raffle of some very special prizes on the night as well.

Platform and Monorail (special ticket and bus package for £15, with super surprise DJ, available from Monorail). Cairn will release their ‘Quartetquickies’ album via all good digital stores on 21 Feb with a very special limited edition CD available only at the show. Tracklisting (of Cairn’s interpretations) :

Tusk’ – Errors
‘Bodies in Flight’ – Biffy Clyro
‘Yllw Fllw’ – Auntie Flo
‘The Beast’ – Michael Marra
‘Keep Yourself Warm’ – Frightened Rabbit
‘Island’ – The Phantom Band
‘Better for Now’ – Miaoux Miaoux
‘Mid Air’ – Paul Buchanan (recorded live at Bridgeton Library for SAY Award Youtube Channel)

Keep your ticket stub for tonight’s Cairn String Quartet show and you can get a discounted Beer Geek ticket for £5 instead of £15:

They will also be performing a classical recital on 10 May at New St. Andrews Parish Church in Coatbridge and are currently putting the finishing touches to an EP of their own music to be released in late Spring. They will also be playing a number of Scottish music festivals over the summer.

Cairn String Quartet are :
Katie Rush : Violin
Catherine Robertson : Violin
Annemarie McGahon : Viola
Susan Appelbe : Cello

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