20jun(jun 20)9:30 pm21(jun 21)3:00 amTBC, BABA YAGA

Event Details


Onstage 00.30hrs


Onstage 21.30hrs

Baba Yaga are a band from Edinburgh. We play original music of a folky, Americana, slightly Balkan and funky style! 

In early June 2017, Mo Ford put out a feeler facebook status looking for someone to play cajon @ Kelburn festival, and in return they would receive a free weekend ticket. They very same day, Derek Strange happened to see the post, and had Mo in his friends list, slightly randomly too. Mo and Derek met at a jam night at Nobles Bar in Leith a couple of years previously. Anyway, Derek jumped at the chance to play cajon for the free Kelburn ticket. Who wouldn’t?! And so he then put a facebook status up, looking for a violinist that again, would get a free ticket to kelburn in return for playing the gig with us. Ben Errington, who had only met Derek once before too, at the kelburn 2 years proir to this one, randomly answered that message.
We became .. ahem.. “Brocolli Spears and the Floret Quartet” for the show, doing the gig as part of Creative Electric’s Brocolli Weddings show @ Kelburn Graden Party. It was crazy fun! It goes to show how random life can be, but always be prepared to grab an opportunity. You never know where it might lead to!
We’ve since acquired the awesome talents of Ben Jammin on cajon, and the amazing Conal McKintosh on bass. Baba yaga’s line up complete 
And so, the rest is history. We called ourselves Mockit Fox.. Erm..I mean.. Baby Yaga (Damn it, Ben, Mockit Fox was better!) and started to co-write a bunch of acoustic-y, balkan-y, folk-y, americana-y, bluegrass-y, funk-y songs. You know, quite varied, yet retaining a character. This is Baba Yaga’s sound! Some tunes have went down well with folks we’ve played to. So were going to just keep doing more of the same. See if we can come up with some more good tunes! We are a co-writing partnership, with everybody involved.
You can have a listen to a few of our home recorded demos @ babayagaedinburgh.bandcamp.com ! And we’re planning on our first demo by the year.
Thank you so much to everyone who has came to our shows, liked our page, and given us support on this journey so far. We’re totally loving it, and are 100% dedicated to the songs, and the songwriting, in trying to become the most entertaining we can be as a band.
We love you all!
Baba Yaga


Thursday 20th June, 9:30 pm 9:30pm - Friday 21st June, 3:00 am 3:00am(GMT+00:00)