Meet Blueflint- Scotland’s foremost banjo group

Traditionally when you think of Scottish music, the sounds of bagpipes will probably start filling your brain. It certainly wouldn’t cross your mind that banjo-playing would be a feature of the country’s music scene. After all, the Scots are not exactly famous for their bluegrass tradition. However, this niche genre is growing in prominence in Scotland thanks to the music of the Edinburgh-based group, Blueflint.

The band is the brainchild of childhood friends Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson. Having lost touch after hanging out as teenagers, the pair met again years later through mutual friends. They were both learning the banjo separately at the time and started playing together and Blueflint was born.  Continue reading


Blueflint CD Fundraiser

Highlights from the CD fundraiser held by Blueflint in Leith Dockers Club in Edinburgh on Friday 22nd July 2011. Featuring performances from Sharon King, The Flykicker Squashers and hosted by special guest Natasha the Red Squirrel.