SEATTLE-based American folk duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West return to Scotland for a series of concerts in September. The singers and multi-instrumentalists have Scottish ancestry through Morrison’s great-grandfather, Murdo Morrison, a Gaelic bard from Lewis, and have released three albums, the most recent of which, I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands, was produced by Celtic Connections and Transatlantic Sessions regular Tim O’Brien, an admirer of their authentic, old time sound. They appear at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on Monday, September 12; Bothy Session, Glenbuchat, Strathdon, Wednesday 14; Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy, Thursday 15; The Tolbooth, Stirling, Friday 16; CCA, Glasgow, Saturday 17; Dundee Acoustic Music Club, Sunday 18 (afternoon) and Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Sunday 18 (evening).

PETER Bruntnell, the singer-songwriter frequently described as one of British music’s best-kept secrets, plays a Glasgow date on Friday at the 13th Note with a full band.

Bruntnell has more recently toured either solo or as part of a "Songwriters’ Circle" tour with Danny Wilson and Neil Halstead. His most recent album, Nos da Comrade, featured a single, Mr Sunshine, which referenced Donald Trump and the damage to a fishing community caused by his Aberdeenshire golf course.

Peter Bruntnell and band will be supported by Keith Benzie and Iain Sloan, playing as the Wynntown Marshals Duo. Sloan will also sit in on pedal steel for a few numbers with Bruntnell.