This book crackles with the spirit that is Sandy Bells. Its good-hearted writing and excellent research make it a treat to read. The written word, photographs and other artwork are expertly balanced to tell the story of what makes Sandy Bells unique in a city filled with bars.
I live in Edinburgh and love to listen to and play Folk music so this book was right up my street. I learnt a lot not just about Sandy Bell's, but Edinburgh too....and I read lot of local history.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Edinburgh, Folk Music and Scottish History
by Chris Walker
Gillian Ferguson was born in North Devon and spent her formative years in London before moving to Scotland. She currently resides in Edinburgh and after frequenting the famous folk bar, Sandy Bells in the city became fascinated how the little bar became so famous worldwide. Disappointed upon discovering the absence of a written history motivated Gillian to research and write the history herself. This is her first publication but hopefully not the last.