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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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Still more Shirley Collins!

News Mon, 21 Sep 2015

The Shirley Inspired Shirley Collins tribute album goes from strength to strength! It's now available on triple CD as we...

Sunday 4th October: We Shall Overcome

Gigs Mon, 21 Sep 2015

We Shall Overcome is a nationwide weekend of events in opposition to austerity and in celebration of culture and solidar...

Thursday 1st October: Blang

Gigs Sat, 19 Sep 2015

The very fine Blang record label is celebrating its tenth anniversary with two shows at the new 12 Bar Club - and we're ...

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...