Scotland's favourite folk n' fun band. If you like your music folksy, country, traditional or contemporary with plenty of close harmony and cheeky banter, Yard of Ale are the band for you. They play and sing Scottish, Irish, American and, if it takes their fancy, some English music. Acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, whistle, washboards, kazoos, in fact anything they can rattle a good tune or rhythm out of will be pressed into service along with some nifty three part harmony and plenty of good crack between numbers has established the band as a complete entertainment package. You can hear them at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Folk Festivals, concert halls, pubs, clubs and hotels.
With many years of experience entertaining corporate, hotel, pub and club customers in and around Scotland, the hallmark of Yard Of Ale is their versatility in both material and instrumentation. Their repertoire and it's presentation is a refreshing slant on popular folk music which has proved to appeal to the most varied of audiences.
Yard Of Ale are the popular hosts of the highly acclaimed Caledonian Folk and Blues Festival in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where they have performed annually since it's inception in 1994. Normally headlining their own shows, the band have also supported Michael Marra and the Alexander Brothers at some of their recent shows.