Shore Poets NOVEMBER – Hugh McMillan, Patricia McCaw, Martin MacIntyre + Tom McAweaney and Ian McDonald

Now that the anniversary celebrations have faded away, here’s our final Shore Poets event of 2016.

We’ll soon be looking for performers for our Quiet Slam, which is coming up in January. Keep an eye on this website, or join our mailing list to get information!

Sunday 27 November 2016
7pm (doors open 630pm)
Oh! Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
Admission: £5 (concessions £3)
Please be there in plenty of time to get a seat. Unfortunately, fire regulations mean we have to turn people away if the room becomes overcrowded.

We have three great poets and one fantastic band:


According to Hugh’s page on the Scottish Poetry Library website (where you can also find links to his poems) (and you should probably head over there anyway since the SPL is AWESOME): Hugh McMillan’s work has been anthologised and broadcast widely, and has won various prizes, most recently the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 2010. Postcards from the Hedge won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2009, and he has also been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award and the Basil Bunting Award. Not Actually Being in Dumfries: new and selected poems was published by Luath Press in 2015. Luath also published his book about his home region McMillan’s Galloway: an unreliable journey in 2016.


An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across these genres for a number of years now. His early poetry was published in Let Me Dance With Your Shadow in 2006, and in 2007, at The Lochaber National Mòd, Martin was crowned Bard by An Comunn Gàidhealach. In April 2014, he was a panellist in the Commonwealth Writers Conversation “The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues” as part of the Aye Write festival. His work appears in the new anthology Umbrellas of Edinburgh (Freight Books).


Info to come!


Ian McDonald and Tom McAweaney are perhaps best known as members of popular Edinburgh-based Americana band The Chilli Dogs. Ian accompanies his vast repertoire of songs old and new with expert guitar and banjo, while Tom adds swinging fiddle and additional vocals to the mix.

We sure do hope to see you!

Useful information:

1) we have a new mailing list, and if you haven’t signed up yet, here’s your chance: just click right here and fill in the few bits of information. This is likely only going to be for event notifications and things like ‘looking for slam/open night participants’.

2) we have a new email address; the old one will not forward anything to the new one, though there should be an auto-reply. That new address (take out spaces on either side of the @) is: shorepoetsedinburgh @

3) Date for your diary: the Quiet Slam will be Sunday 29 January 2017.

Have a good November!

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Tracey S. Rosenberg

I write. I do other things, of course, but here is where I discuss writing (mostly).

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