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Finally, some good news for Edinburgh’s dwindling music scene: a plan for a new music venue.

Our mission

The Soundhouse will be a new state-of-the-art music venue for Edinburgh, offering a fair deal for musicians, and a warm welcome to audiences of all ages. We will offer workshops and masterclasses for musicians of all levels. We will foster a positive attitude to live music and a feeling of community.

Who we are

The Soundhouse Organisation is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation set up to raise funds for, set up and run a musician-led small-to-medium sized venue in Edinburgh. Behind this venture are Douglas Robertson and Jane-Ann Purdy who have been holding house concerts in their home for the past 12 years, and a board of trustees, more than half of whom are musicians. They include Folk Musician of the Year 2014 Aidan O’Rourke, Su-a Lee of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bevvy Sister Heather Macleod, musician and producer Tim Matthew (Mystery Juice, Lord Rochester) and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Martin Kershaw.

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Until we find a venue

While we look for a building we are currently putting on gigs in other places around town including our Monday night residency at The Traverse. There are also plans for some more fundraisers in 2015 to keep us going.

Previous press articles

Review of Graeme Stephen Trio – The Herald, Tuesday 17 March 2015

Review of Alasdair Roberts and Sound of Yell at The Traverse – Scottish Review, March 2015

Music News Scotland – Friday 16 May 2014

The Evening News – Friday 25 April 2014

The Herald – Monday 14 April 2014

Music News Scotland – Monday 14 April 2014

Edinburgh Reporter – Wednesday 26 March 2014

STV Edinburgh – Wednesday 19 March 2014

STV Edinburgh – Thursday 20 February 2014

Previous broadcast appearances

BBC Radio Scotland Culture Studio with Phill Jupitus (standing in for Janice Forsyth) –  Wednesday 16 April 2014

Shore Radio with Ralph Macgillvray – Monday 14 April 2014

Press contact

For further information please contact Jane-Ann Purdy.