This week”s Album of the Week is from Nick Keir.
Listen to Nick in concert at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh from April 2011 on Saturday 9 March at 12 noon and midnight on Saturday and at 6.00pm on Monday 11 March 2013.
Nick Keir is a musician from Edinburgh with a career stretching over five decades. Perhaps best known for his work with the highly successful folk band The McCalmans, he”s emerged as a songwriter of rare talent and a compelling performer.
In April 2012 he was diagnosed with colon cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy until December
2012. Although unable to travel, he did a number of gigs at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will continue to perform locally whenever possible.
The Edge of Night was recorded in the winter of 2011/2012 before Nick became ill and in many ways marks the pinnacle of his career so far, revealing a harder edge to his songwriting than before and featuring many of the new songs which won him such fantastic reviews in the 2012 Fringe.
Although Nick is still dealing with cancer and treatment side effects but will begin performing again on a limited basis during March 2013. Nick will open for Beth Nielsen Chapman at The Queen”s Hall on Sunday 24th March.
“The soul of Edinburgh, written in song, might sound something like this. Keir”s lyrics are melodic in quality even before they are set to music, and he is an excellent storyteller, combining humorous anecdotes with songs that flow right through the heart of the town he knows and loves.”