New to the Guildford Arms, Fire in the Grate is a five piece acoustic band based in Edinburgh who play all kinds of Americana, from old time, bluegrass, classic country and western swing through to modern American country influenced singer/songwriter material. Occasional tunes but mostly songs. Everything from the Carter family through Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons to Bruce Molsky and Robbie Fulks!
The instrumental lineup includes guitars, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, bass (electric or acoustic) – and occasional guest appearances from banjo and dobro.
The band members all regularly play in other bands, and are accomplished musicians who play regularly in the Edinburgh scene, across Scotland and abroad in various styles of music. Fire in the Grate is their way of expressing their love of American traditional and contemporary music in its broadest sense.