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The Filthy Tongues

The core members of The Filthy Tongues - Martin Metcalfe ( vocals, guitar), Derek Kelly (drums) and Fin Wilson ( bass guitar), have been making music together since the 80s. 

In a colourful career they've worked with Blondie, The Ramones, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, New York Dolls and many more.

Martin, Derek and Fin also achieved recognition with Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, whose original line up included Shirley Manson, now with Garbage. 

The Filthy Tongues latest album, In These Dark Places, was released in 2023 to critical acclaim and top 3 chart placing.

The current line up includes Alex Shedlock (keyboard, guitar) and Asim Rasool ( percussion)

Maria Rud

Maria Rud began studying Fine Art at the age of 7.  Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Primarily a painter, she has worked in many fields including fashion design, book illustration, film and art glass. 

Maria created The AniMotion Show which brings together painting and music in real time. 

The concept was launched at the National Museum Of Scotland in collaboration with Evelyn Glennie.

The AniMotion Show has toured to the USA, China and Europe.

Maria's music collaborators include Tommy Smith, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, The Filthy Tongues and Martin Metcalfe.

Tam Dean Burn

Tam Dean Burn began performing in Dark of the Moon at the Churchill Theatre in 1976 and in the Edinburgh punk band Dirty Reds in 1977. His last appearance a the Traverse before the premiere of Revelations Of Rab McVie was  in Milk by Ross Dunsmore in 2016. Anne Louise Ross and Tam played an elderly couple facing death because they couldn't afford to feed or heat themselves.

In 2017 Tam directed and rehearsed readings of Tom McGrath plays at the Traverse for the Edinburgh International Film Festival along with a performance of Tom's poetry at the Queen's Hall with the SNJO

whose leader Tommy Smith also performs with Maria Rud.


Maria Pattinson

Maria Pattinson started at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she worked with the scholar and director John Barton on epic Greek drama and trained as a theatre director under Mike Alfreds. 

Since then, Maria focused on the development of new work that weaves physical theatre, music and text.

Maria's work includes directing outdoor productions of Smetana's The Bartered Bride and promenade productions for Chichester Theatre of Blake on Trial and Fires in The Fields. Awards include the Peggy Ramsay Award for new writing for her work at Chichester Festival Theatre and a Society of London Theatres New Producers Award.


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