Join us this coming Sunday, 9th September from 7.30pm at Saint Andrew”s in the Square, Glasgow for an evening of music and mayhem.
Playing live for your entertainment will be Ian Bruce, The Midden, Aly Macrae, Haggerdash and many more performers.
Tickets are £12.50 plus booking fee from TicketSoup or at this link:
St Andrew”s in the Square is at 1 St Andrew”s Square, Glasgow G1 5PP just a few minutes walk from the Merchant Square and just off the Saltmarket.
Rutherglen-born Ian Bruce began an early career singing in folk clubs with his brother Fraser. They recorded three albums together before Ian gradually moved into solo work. Ian has emerged one of the great singer / song-writers of the Scottish Folk Movement. He has a great knowledge of the Scottish folk tradition gleaned from performing and mixing with traditional singers right across every major folk festival, folk club and venue in Scotland, England and Wales over several decades.
He was the obvious choice, alongside Tony Cuffe, Rod Paterson and Billy Ross, to give new impetus to the 12 volume Linn Records series “The Complete Songs of Robert Burns” with his now classic renderings of Ye Jacobites By Name, The Soldier”s Return, Lassie Wi The Lintwhite Locks, etc. Linn Records recognised this outstanding achievement with two solo CDs of his own: “Alloway Tales” directly based upon his contributions to the project and “Jigs, Jives and Jacobites” featuring Ian”s own compositions.
The Midden are Kate, Meggan and Hazel Reid, three singer/songwriter sisters who grew up in Alford in the North East of Scotland. Multi-instrumentalists all three, means that guitar, violin, cello, whistles, bass, piano and sometimes even accordion provide the backdrop for 3 unique voices, interwoven into intricate vocal harmonies. Each sister writes her own songs and together the band has arranged many Scottish traditionals and folk songs. They also play tunes, mainly reels.
The Midden formed officially in 2001 at Glasgow”s Celtic Connections festival and went on to win Best Newcomer at the Danny Kyle Open Stage in 2002. They turned down a record deal with a leading Scottish folk label in their first year, to go down the DIY route and have brought out 3 successful albums on their own small independent label, Midden Records.
They have played many European festivals including the Bardentreffen in Nuremberg every year since 2004, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (2002 2003), Het Schots Weekend (2005) and entertained the pipers at the Piping Championships held in Belgium (2004). They have supported many notable folk musicians like Carlos Núñez, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Fiddlers” Bid, Blazin” Fiddles, The Poozies and Old Blind Dogs and have shared a stage with Brolum, Cantrip and Back of the Moon. They played to a crowd of 25,000 people in George Square at Hogmanay 2004 supporting Snow Patrol and Donnie Munro of Runrig.
Born in the heart of darkest Ayrshire, Aly was brought up singing and playing with the world famous band the Macrazies, graduating to the more serious art of playing for ceilidhs with The Tattiehowkers and later The Oatcakes. Lured by the promise of working late nights and long periods of unemployment he put pen to paper in earnest, writing songs about whatever took his fancy: drinkers, itinerant gangsters, favourite jumpers and teddy-bears.
Aly also worked as an Actor, Musical Director and Composer on: The Beggar”s Opera, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Belgrade Coventry, Tramway, Vanishing Point co-production; Interiors Vanishing Point, Traverse, Festival Teatro Napoli co-production; Tam O”Shanter Perth Rep; Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Little Snow White, Carnegie Hall Dunfermline; The Celts in Seville Pavilion Theatre; The Water Babies and The Selfish Giant Arches Theatre Company; Gobbo NTS Ensemble tour.
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