Burns&Beyond announce Tiny Changes benefit line-up

The fundraising concert for the charity set up in honour of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison features We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kathryn Joseph, Aidan Moffat and more

Article by Jamie Dunn | 10 Jan 2020
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks live at Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

This year Burns&Beyond will come to a close with A Waltz Across the Carpet, which will celebrate the life and music of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, who took his own life in 2018. Proceeds from the event at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms, curated by Scott’s brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison and family, will be donated to Tiny Changes, the charity set up by Scott’s family in his memory. Tiny Changes aims to raise awareness about mental health issues affecting children and young people.

The night will feature artists and performers whose lives were touched by both Scott’s music and friendship. On the bill are Edinburgh indie faves We Were Promised Jetpacks, whose fourth album, titled The More I Sleep The Less I Dream, was released last year. There will also be a performance from Kathryn Joseph, who’ll be bringing a typically soulful performance to proceedings.

Former Arab Strap vocalist/multi-instrumentalist and all-round gent Aidan Moffat will also be part of the bill, bringing the unique and pleasingly dour delivery that’s made him such a vital part of Scotland’s music scene. Similarly atmospheric and captivating is the music of the fourth artist announced: songwriter and guitarist Molly Linen, who hails from the West Midlands and is now based in Glasgow.

We’re told to also expect some surprise guests throughout the evening, as well as a fundraising raffle.

“It is a real honour to be a part of a festival celebrating Burns,” said Grant Hutchison. “Scott was a poet who spoke to thousands of people too and his words and music brought people together in a way that not many people are capable of doing. That's why we wanted to make the first Tiny Changes fundraiser a night of music and entertainment with a variety of the best Scottish artists around. So, let's waltz across the carpet and get old fashioned together and raise some money to change the future of Scotland's mental health.”

The concert will be followed by with more music in the Burns&Beyond Festival Club – a bar and club in the Assembly Ballroom.

Tickets to A Waltz Across the Carpet (priced at £40 incl fees), as well as the other Burns&Beyond events, are on-sale through www.burnsandbeyond.com