Pauline Alexander and Edwin Gallacher are a musical match made in heaven. They made their debut to Celtic Connections 2015 on a cold and snowy evening but soon warmed the hearts of an appreciative audience.
Pauline took to the stage announcing that the last time she had performed there was when she was 11 and was playing the back end of a snake. Since then, as in the popular board game snakes and ladders, this lady has only been climbing ladders and will continue to do so. Slips down the snake will only be minor ones.
Opening with “Where Lucifer Lingers” Pauline’s pure and powerful voice captivated the audience. Accompanied by the sublime guitar playing of Edwin this duo went on to enthral the crowd with some old songs, including “Seven Notes” and a cover of Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms” coupled with some new self penned songs.
I would urge a recording company to sign this duo up as they have so much wonderful material that should be available on CD.
Before the show started few people would have heard of Pauline and Edwin as they were the support act for The Pearlfishers but by the end of the show the queue to buy Pauline’s original CD was testament to how much they enjoyed them. This audience would have gone home raving about the voice of Pauline Alexander and the guitar skills of Edwin Gallacher and will not forget them in a hurry.
This is going to be THE year for Pauline and Edwin and if you get the chance to see them I strongly urge you to do so.
Presenter at Celtic Music Radio