Ragged Glory met five years ago at Nitten Folk Club, Newtongrange and had their sell out debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010. This was followed up with two further sell out shows at this years Fringe, earning Ragged Glory a 'Sell Out Garland' for the second year running.
The four-piece folk band, who play traditional and contemporary material have also just completed their debut album called Quiet Joys. Band member George Archibald, who hails from Newtongrange, said: "We are from different backgrounds, but we obviously share a passion for good music." Playing alongside the Nitten native are Aberdonian Charlie Milne and May and Jim Weatherston, who are from Edinburgh.
George added: "This year is our Fringe debut and it is sold out which is nice. Next year we hope to do a few nights. We are all winding down from work now but May is a teacher, Jim is a self-employed builder, Charlie was in the police (not the band) and I'm with a property letting company. May and Jim are married (to each other) and Charlie and Jim - who have written some cracking songs, many of which we do now, met as youngsters at Boroughmuir School and played music together under what they say was 'the excruciating name' of The Borough Boys."