The Skinny Sessions: Washington Irving

Exclusive live sessions from T in the Park 2010, only at The Skinny and Radio Magnetic.

Feature by Dave Kerr | 10 Sep 2010
  • Washington Irving

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.

The latest episode sees Glasgow folk-folk sextet Washington Irving performing as a duo to give us a few paired back renditions from the recently released Little Wanderer, Head Thee Home EP.

In review this month, our Oisín Kealy points out that "while the way they cut through their jangly indie-pop with prominent flute might conjure the image of an alternate universe Belle and Sebastian, populated by satyrs and wood nymphs, they don’t let their lyrics go completely away with the fairies."

In terms of the live show, at T this year Mark Holland remarked that "one thing above all else is becoming clear: they really like Arcade Fire in Glasgow. This is no bad thing, and Washington Irving are perhaps one of the best examples of those who have made such musical expansiveness their own."

You can find the full review of Washington Irving's debut EP here and the audio of the set over at

Playing Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen on 17 Sep Mad Hatters, Inverness on 18 Sep Captain's Rest, Glasgow on 19 Sep Hidden Door, Roxy Art House on 22 Oct