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Polly MacLean, vocals                                                      Andy Chapman, guitar

Slate Island Band Members

Éilish McCracken, violin                                             Al Firrell, bass & cello

Latest news & gigs:

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Monday 15th December: Murphy MacLean

Gigs Sat, 13 Dec 2014

Murphy MacLean is Polly's side project: a duo with Joe Murphy of Sergeant Buzfuz. They'll be playing at the Under The In...

Saturday 4th October: Merge Festival (CANCELLED!)

Gigs Wed, 10 Sep 2014

(Stop press - very sadly, the organisers have had to cancel this event because such heavy rain is forecast that the outd...

Thursday 2nd October: Murphy MacLean in Luton

Gigs Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Debut gig for Polly's new side project, a duo with Joe Murphy from Sergeant Buzfuz (on this occasion, also featuring Éil...

Edinburgh: Wed 20th & Thur 21st August

Gigs Sun, 17 Aug 2014

Polly is heading up to the city of her birth to play a couple of short sets without the rest of the band, as part of the...

The Ballad of Shirley Collins, part 2

News Mon, 11 Aug 2014

Polly's solo track, recorded for a Shirley Collins tribute album (see previous article below for details) can now be hea...

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

News Sat, 12 Jul 2014

Film-makers Rob Curry and Tim Plester (the team behind the acclaimed 'Way of the Morris') have launched a kickstarter ca...

Monday 14th July: The Harrison

Gigs Wed, 02 Jul 2014

'Guts for Garters proudly present an urban folk/country evening of musical and lyrical wonder' at this King's Cross pub:...

Monday 19th May: Eurovision encore

Gigs Wed, 14 May 2014

Our annual appearance at the 'Under The Influence' alternative Eurovision night, where each act plays two of their own s...

Friday 22nd November: Bad Santas book launch

Gigs Tue, 19 Nov 2013

We'll be playing a 20-minute set at this unusual book launch for Bad Santas and Other Creepy Christmas Characters: 'a gl...