Introduced by Ross Macfadyen and Alex Jenkins, on Christmas night from 7.00pm, The Wherries were recorded at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock as part of the Inverclyde Roots & Folk Music Festival held during weekends in October and November 2013.
The Wherries play traditional Scottish folk music in an informal and off-beat style that appeals to audiences of all ages and have performed regularly throughout Scotland, mainland Europe and the USA.
The Wherries unique blend of popular Scottish and Irish ‘sing along’ traditional Celtic folk music, Clydeside humour and abundant audience participation has won them friends and fans wherever they have performed with the warmth and intimacy of a ‘Wherries’ concert will raise your spirits to a new level and leave you with fond memories for years to come.
The Wherries are Kenny Wilson from Port Glasgow and Dave Currie. An evening with The Wherries is something not to be missed and you can listen to them on Christmas night from 7.00pm.
On the same bill are Scocha from Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
Scocha (pronounced Scotia) is derived from the surnames of the two founding members Iain SCOtt and David CHApman. The band members are: Scottie: vocals, guitar, Bodhran, whistles, pipes; Chappy: vocals, guitar, Bodhran, percussion; Dougie: vocals, guitar, harmonica; Phil: vocals, bass and Ross on drums.
Scocha, pictured at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, are renowned for their versatility. Equally comfortable at home or overseas, on the major stage or the more intimate venue. From soft ballads to rousing foot-stomping refrains, Scocha have something for everyone.
They are noted as one of the few bands in Scotland whose concerts attract all generations from kids to grannies and everyone in between. From festival stages to theatres and halls Scocha have packed them in.
To round off Christmas night, Luckenbooth along with singer-songwriter John Malcolm will entertain.
The four-piece, Lanarkshire based outfit name “Luckenbooth” describes a brooch dating back to Mary Queen of Scots time and essentially is two entwined hearts. It was the equivalent of an engagement ring. The band liked that background and called themselves Luckenbooth when they formed some 13 years ago.
Luckenbooth are Christine on vocals, cello, whistle and percussion; Mhairi on fiddle, viola and vocals; Alex on guitar, mandolin, whistles and flute; Jim on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and the occasional vocal. The band plays mainly around Scotland’s central belt at Clubs and Festivals.
Christmas Day Night Concert Specials, 7.00pm – 12 midnight.