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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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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 ...

Saturday 18th May: The Songs of The Incredible String Band

Gigs Wed, 08 May 2013

Polly will be making a solo appearance at the Green Note on Saturday 18th May, as part of a special event in which a ran...

Saturday 18th May: The Songs of The Incredible String Band event

Gigs Wed, 08 May 2013

Polly will be making a solo appearance at the Green Note on Saturday 18th May, as part of a special event in which a ran...

Monday 20th May: Under The Influence of Eurovision

Gigs Sun, 24 Mar 2013

We're big fans of the monthly Under The Influence nights at The Boogaloo, so we're delighted to have been given the chan...

Friday 8th March: Milfords

Gigs Fri, 08 Mar 2013

Our first gig of 2013 - and our first gig in ages - will be a Dogfishtrombone night at Milfords, London WC2. Also on the...

Blink and you'll miss it!

News Wed, 13 Feb 2013

Every year at around this time, our pals at the HelloGoodbye Show host a pay-per-minute edition to raise funds for their...