The Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week for week commencing Saturday 29 October is the new work from Ian Davison called ‘Can’t keep still’.
Ross Macfadyen talks to Ian about his new album and the songs within ‘Can’t keep still’ and his craft as a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’.
Ian Davison was given the title ‘The Songwriter’s Songwriter’ by a Edinburgh newspaper writer. Ian lives in Mollinsburn, North Lanarkshire.
Ian is known mostly as a top songwriter with almost 300 songs in traditional and modern styles, half of them written in the 1990’s. His songs are being sung in clubs and festivals all over the world and recorded by artists like Peggy Seeger, Archie Fisher, Adam MacNaughton, Ed Miller, Brian McNeill and Toni Wood.
Ian was a founder member of the Glasgow Folk Song Club, The Glasgow University Folk Club with Adam McNaughton and Rutherglen Folk Club. He also organised inter-schools song events and school song clubs around the Glasgow area at Rutherglen, Bellahouston and Knightswood.
CD Album of the Week featuring Ian Davison’s ‘Can’t keep still’ presented by Ross Macfadyen – Saturday 29 October 10.00am and 12 midnight (BST); Monday 31 October at 6.00pm (GMT).