Major Minor Music Club

  • This article has been written with the support of Burns&Beyond.
  • 4 November 2019
Major Minor Music Club

Another fun-packed show for music lovers at Burns&Beyond and a unique opportunity to take the next generation to their first gig

Martha Ffion, the musical project of Claire Martha Ffion McKay, will be taking over the Freemasons' Hall with her live band for a unique afternoon concert, combining classic songwriting with her beautifully melodic dream-pop sound. We catch up with the Glasgow-based musician to find out more about her upcoming special gig.

On Major Minor Music Club and why it's a great initiative for families
I'm really inspired by people who are doing gigs differently and making them more inclusive for people who might feel alienated by the normal gig culture. There are loads of times I've missed gigs I wanted to go to – because they finish ridiculously late or I know there's going to be a 'laddy' atmosphere with people shoving and throwing pints. It's great that Major Minor are committed to creating a safe and fun atmosphere for kids and families! I remember seeing live music when I was a kid at festivals in my hometown and how much of a buzz it was, even though it was usually just an Elvis impersonator …

Major Minor Music Club

On being a part of Burns&Beyond and the legacy of Robert Burns
Being Irish, I experienced my first ever Burns night in student halls in Glasgow – that was my first time trying haggis. I love the tradition of it all though I have to admit I am still pretty new to Burns' work (aside from 'the hits'!) It's going to be really fun to celebrate Burns&Beyond in Edinburgh with the band.

On what families and little ones can expect from her special set
I've been doing my research, figuring out what the kids are listening to. There'll hopefully be at least one fun cover. And also hopefully some new Martha Ffion songs from the new album I'm currently working on. We can't wait!

Major Minor Music Club – Martha Ffion & Band, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, Sun 26 Jan, 2–4pm. Ticket: £10 / £5 (inc. fees)


Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker returns to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and beyond. The 2021 free online programme includes KT Tunstall, Aidan O’Rourke, Rachel Sermanni, Aidan Moffat, Kinnaris and more.