We are delighted to announce that Heirs and Graces has been nominated for a 2014 Scottish Traditional Music Award for “Album of the Year” and the ceremony, which this year is being held in Inverness on the 13th of December, will be broadcast live on BBC Alba. The other nominees in the category are Duncan Chisholm, Patsy Reid and Emily Smith and we are absolutely honoured to be included on a list of such fantastic artists. Part of the process is a public vote so if you bought and enjoyed the album please follow the link here to take part. Needless to say, we’d be ever so glad if you do!

We’re delighted to announce that Adam and the band’s live version of I Can’t Be Right, which was recorded as part of their live session for Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, has been included on his “Best of 2014” album on Delphonic Music and is available on pre-order from iTunes here

Adam and the band are delighted to announce that they will be appearing at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on Saturday the 24th of January as part of Celtic Connections 2015 along with the superb US/Canadian band The Barr Brothers. Tickets are now available for purchase from the festival website here

We’re excited to announce that Adam and the band’s live session on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show has been released digitally in partnership with his producers Smooth Operations and record label Delphonic Music and the three song EP is now available to buy from iTunes here

Adam and the band’s live session for BBC Radio 3’s “World on 3” programme hosted by Mary Ann Kennedy was recorded last Friday and includes five tracks with one new unreleased song, Well Paid Man. You can listen to the programme here.

The October tour for Adam Holmes and the Embers is taking shape rapidly. More to be added soon. Check out the Gigs page for updates.

Adam Holmes and the Embers were included in a recent live session on Iain Anderson’s BBC Radio Scotland show (30 July), a special outdoor broadcast from Pacific Quay, as part of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games cultural programme. An impressive lineup also included Rab Noakes, James Grant, Siobhan Miller Band, Emily Smith and Allan Taylor.  The concert was filmed and live-streamed on the BBC website.  Watch a bit of Adam’s performance here

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Adam’s debut CD Heirs and Graces has been included today in the long-list of 20 for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. The longlist covers a wide range of music and includes established acts Biffy Clyro, Mogwai and Edwyn Collins.

Adam and the band are honoured to have been asked to play one of the prestigious showcase slots at this years Cambridge Folk Festival, which this year is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Each year the festival selects just 5 showcase artists which it thinks will go on to great things in the future and previous artists to have graced this stage are Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Seth Lakeman, the Staves and 2014 BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy.

The festival is now completely sold out but for existing ticket holders information Adam and the band are performing on Saturday the 2nd of August.

Heirs & Graces, the breathtaking debut album from Adam Holmes, recorded with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells), is now available on CD from Amazon and on MP3 from all good download sites.

Full of rich guitar textures and mellow love songs with a hint of darkness, it’s the sort of album that seeps gracefully into your soul with such conviction you know this 23-year-old singer songwriter from Edinburgh is the real deal… Colin Irwin, Penguin Eggs

It’s seldom that an album I record is such a pleasure to work on as Adam’s Heirs and Graces. One could well be surprised that this is the work of a 23-year-old making his first album, such is the assuredness of his performance and the timeless quality of the material… John Wood, Producer

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