Swim School at MacArts for International Women's Day
Credit: MacArts, Galashiels

NEWS: International Women’s Day At MacArts in Galashiels

For International Women’s Day 2024 on Friday 8th March the independent venue MacArts in Galashiels is celebrating by holding two events. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. We have chosen to mark this occasion by showcasing local women in music.

The first event on Friday 8 March is an incubator for International Women’s day with Devin Casson, Room 27 and Hoyden. Showcasing her own brand of alt/pop, Borders musician Devin Casson has hit the Scottish live music scene with dynamic sets of self-penned originals. An alumna of the Hit the Road Dec 2023 tour, Devin has played support to various touring musicians including NATI and Horse McDonald. At just 18 years old, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter is certainly making her mark with her melodic guitar driven songs.

Room 27 are an all-female, 5-piece rock band based in Dunbar, Scotland. Who take inspiration from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Cranberries. If you wanna hear more female
rock then listen up because they are what you’ve been waiting for!

MacArts regular Lorna Adams has moved from the highly successful Racain to front her solo project Hoyden

This is folllowed on Saturday 9th March by an Underground Sounds and Women In Music Edinburgh presentation for International Women’s Day with Swim School and Her Picture.
This International Women’s Day gig is ran by a full team of women promoters.

2023 was a year of highlights for swim school. Touring with Inhaler (UK & EU), Grandson, Pixies, Lovejoy and Amazons, having their song ‘Bored’ included on the coveted EA FC soundtrack, making their festival main state debuts and (to the particular delight of drummer Billy McMahon and Alice’s dad) being featured in the Hibernian FC match day magazine. And in 2024 it’s looking like this year will be one big leap forward. On top of the new single the band are also included on DORK Magazine’s 2024 Hype List (“2024 will be the year they dive off it into stardom”) and announced for their first European festival at Madrid’s Mad Cool in July.

Her Picture are labelled as one of BBC Introducing’s ‘Ones to Watch in 2023’, Glasgow alt-rock trio Her Picture have captured the intrigue and respect of audiences and listeners throughout Scotland. Their most recent release, ‘Choir Song‘ was specially selected by NME as one of their New Bangers.

For tickets for either event please check here.

For more information on MacArts please check out their website.

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