Spindrift is a live music booking agency, run by Susan Whyte, with a selection of some of the finest folk and roots musicians on its roster.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in booking any of our artists for your venue, festival or private event. We'll always do our best to meet your requirements.

We also offer music programming and project management services.

As well as looking after the live music bookings for the artists on her roster, Susan programmes the Northern Arc series of concerts for Aberdeen Performing Arts and is working with Simon Gall on Other Music Promotions to bring exciting music from around the world to audiences in Aberdeen.  

Old Roots, New Shoots is Spindrift's current project. It premiered at Celtic Connections on Friday 3 February 2017 followed by a performance at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on Sunday 12 February.

Previously, Susan was Marketing Manager for sound, Scotland's Festival of New Music until December 2016 where she also initiated and programmed a new series of Late Night Sound Sessions featuring WHYTE, Joanna NicholsonBill ThompsonSyntonic, Jason Singh, Song Circus and Pete Stollery during the festival.


She was Programme Manager at Woodend Barn in Banchory, Aberdeenshire for several years, significantly building the music programme and growing its audiences to the point where the Barn was recognised as one of the leading music venues for contemporary folk and roots musicians on the touring circuit in Scotland.


Northern Arc is a specially commissioned series of concerts, bringing together the finest ground breaking, genre defying artists from Scotland and pairing them with their counterparts from within the Northern hemisphere in these unique collaborations.

To date, the sessions produced include: The Chair and Henrik Jansberg Band (Denmark);  Karine Polwart and Sigrid Moldestad (Norway); Karen Matheson Band with Erlend Viken Trio (Norway); Lau with Valkyrien Allstars (Norway); Julie Fowlis and Le Vent du Nord (Quebec); Duncan Chisholm with Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys (USA); Inge Thomson and Kardemimmit (Finland) and finishing off the current series, Lau and Dreamer's Circus (Denmark). Northern Arc will return late 2017/early 2018.

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