Announcement

It is with great sadness we have to announce the decision to cancel Counterflows Festival 2020 due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19.

Putting international artists through the stress of cancelled flights and being potentially quarantined is just too much of a risk to take given the current situation. On top of this, it feels increasingly irresponsible to be holding social events of our scale given the risk of the virus spreading.

We will be issuing refunds for the festival via Eventbrite right away. Funds should be back in your account within the next 7 working days.

Counterflows is a small grassroots festival and we appreciate the love and support the artists, audience members, supporters/funders, staff and everyone else have given us on this venture.

As a small statement of solidarity, if you want to help support artists due to perform and their respective independent labels, we have made a list of music that is available for purchase on their bandcamp pages

We are working out our budgets at the moment and aim to pay all the artists cancel fees. If anyone is able is able to help boost the amount we give them you can do so by donating to us via PayPal at counterflowsfundraising@gmail.com. 100% of donations will be spread equally between the artists.

As it stands we will be focussing our energy on the 2021 edition of the festival, which will be our 10th year anniversary. The plan is to hopefully reschedule as much of the line-up for the 2020 festival as possible, as well as add some additional projects on top. This of course depends on funding and finances, but our fingers are crossed. We'll keep in touch.

Please look out for and support one another during this difficult time. We all need one another more than ever.

Love and strength,
Alasdair & Fielding – Team Counterflows

Original website still available below
A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

The Hairdressers

The Hairdressers are Robyn Steward (trumpet with fx) and Kathy Hulme (cello)

Kathy Hulme is perhaps best known for her work with the Honkies in the 80’s, but more recently has played with her duo the C siders with Rob Storey (Club integral). She also performs solo; singing and spoken word. She is an Alexander Technique teacher and has worked in music education for the last 20 years as a Kodaly music educator.

Upon attending a Spaceheads gig in January 2016 Robyn Steward realised she came from the same planet as Trumpet player Andy Diagram and drummer Richard Harrison (both formally of the Honkies). Robyn started to incorporate effects into her trumpet and now sounds like the love child of The Honkies, and now plays with a pedalboard resembling a spacecraft ready for adventure. Robyn has several duos (Jazz biscuits, Two horns) a trio Robyn and the Bar Stewards and a on hiatus band of 5 trumpets and 1 keyboard “Robyn Steward and the Hatonauts”. Robyn has now used her skills to educate others in looping, her personal experiences of disability enable her to connect with others in a unique way.