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Can’t Buy Me Love: Rally & Broad in April (Edinburgh)!

Friday 17th April, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. Doors at 7pm, £5. Tickets available in advance on Eventbrite!

We just don’t care too much for money. But we care a lot about love.

Joining us this month…



BBC Radio 4 Folk Singer of The Year (2014) with songs from new album With The Dawn. A prolific and ingenious artist, Bella Hardy’s new work documents the flux of life, good and bad, happy and sad. A must-see act of lyrical delight!

“(With The Dawn is) nothing short of a masterpiece.” (The Sunday Times)



William Letford is a former New Writer’s Award winner whose first collection Bevel was published by Carcanet Press in 2012. He is also an unmissable live reader and performer, and has toured nationally and internationally including as part of the Auld Enemies tour and Reel Iraq. He’s also a particular Rally & Broad favourite and we’re delighted to have him back in Scotland after he headlined oor second ever show in Nov 2012. Yass!


Emma Jane Unsworth’s first novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything (Hidden Gem) won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2012. Her short story ‘I Arrive First’ was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). She has worked as a journalist, a columnist for The Big Issue, and a barmaid. Her second novel Animals was published by Canongate in May 2014. She’s writing a third novel, as well as the screenplay of Animals, which has been optioned by BAFTA-nominated producer Sarah Brocklehurst and awarded development funding by the BFI.

“I wish I had written this book… Withnail with girls.” (Caitlin Moran)



Faith Eliott is a musician and artist living in Leith. She writes songs with fantastical lyrics, makes drawings, puppets, sculptures, and tiny rugs out of mouse skin.

Songs here:

Artwork here:


In our New Voices slot this month, rising star of local performance events such as Soapbox and Loud Poets, Freddie Alexander! Freddie’s work is thoughtful, captivating and often humorous coupled with a raw talent that deserves tae be heard.

Hosted by yer resident sprafflers Rally & Broad (Jenny Lindsay & Rachel McCrum). We don’t need no diamond rings. But come and lend us yer ears, yer heart and yer soul for the evening. We’ll pay it back with interest.