Next up for Weirdshire at Babar Café is a rare and special opportunity to see Sharron Kraus performing with a full band on Thursday, June 6.

Sharron is a singer of folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. As well as drawing on the folk traditions of England and Appalachia, her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magick. Her songs tell intricate tales of rootless souls, dark secrets and earthly joys, the lyrics plucked as sonorously as her acoustic guitar.

She has released seven solo albums, the first of which, ‘Beautiful Twisted’, was named by Rolling Stone in their Critics’ Top Albums of 2002. Her work has been acclaimed in The Wire, fRoots and Uncut, and she is one of the musicians focused on in Jeanette Leech’s Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid, Psych and Experimental Folk.

Also appearing on June 6 are the Kitchen Cynics, from Aberdeen. An underground legend, drawing on the DIY ethic of punk, and inspired by traditional Scottish music, Alan Donaldson has released countless albums on a huge number of record labels in the UK, Europe and the USA. His songs are often wry stories of the everyday, carried by beautiful elegiac tunes.

Free entry, with suggested donation of £8