The Skinny Sessions: The Seventeenth Century

Video by Dave Kerr | 24 Aug 2010

Following the success of our stint at the T in the Park kitchen in 2009, this summer The Skinny joined forces with Radio Magnetic to capture a unique series of acoustic sessions with many of the homegrown talents you've read about in these here pages over the last few years.

In the coming weeks you'll be able to see video of the sessions here at The Skinny and hear full audio recordings over at Radio Magnetic's site too.

Part three of the series finds multi-instrumentalist ensemble The Seventeenth Century, or as our own Chris Buckle put it "a baroque folk pop collective threading strings and things through dramatic songsmithery," doling out tunes in our makeshift bothy.

The Glasgow based quintet has become a staple on the Scottish festival circuit over the last year, playing the likes of Wickerman (and of course T). They caught our ear with their Single of the Month last September before going on to provide one of the highlights at The Skinny's Oxjam stage that autumn.

More recently, the band recorded The Notes EP and sent it out for review this spring before promptly scrapping its release, but we understand a full length album is in the works. Have a gander at the session, and listen to the set over at

The Seventeenth Century play Stereo, Glasgow on 25 Sep.