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Polly MacLean, vocals                                                      Andy Chapman, guitar

Slate Island Band Members

Éilish McCracken, violin                                             Al Firrell, bass & cello

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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...

Mycenae House, Friday 18th October

Gigs Wed, 02 Oct 2013

We'll be playing a full-length set at this beautiful South London venue. Support act will be Matt Dolphin, a singer-song...

Thursday 12th September: The Good Ship

Gigs Sun, 01 Sep 2013

We've been invited by the delightful Albino to play at an 'urban folk' night they're hosting at The Good Ship in Kilburn...

StandUp Tragedy: Thursday 4th July, Dogstar

Gigs Tue, 25 Jun 2013

Half the Slate Islands (Polly and Andy) will be playing at the rather fine Stand Up Tragedy night, which is basically a ...