Bill Adair is a musician, singer songwriter , poet , writer and stage performer in musicals!
Writing and performing from Blues to Burns and everything in between!
Is celebrating among other things 10 years since the successful launch of Bill Adair and The Bridgend Sessions Band – ‘Along The Miners’ Rows’ – all original songs by Bill and released in conjunction of the 50 th anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining Disaster which occurred in The North Lanarkshire mining village of Brigend where Bill grew up.
A further Cd with 6 of Bill’s songs and old favourites ‘Dusty Boots on A Gravel Road’ . Also his wordsmith and observations skills came to the fore with the release of his poems ‘Learning to Fly’ in 2017, as well as stunning poetry ’Poem for the Day’ on his web and social media pages
‘2012 Bill was approached by The Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow to record some of the songs of Robert Burns for their ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’. These recordings are available initially as a digital download from www.gla.ac.uk/editingrobertburnsforthe21stcentury’.
When not out on the giging circuit bill could also have been seen over the years in the musical theatre in leading rolls such as Emile De Becque (South Pacific), Alfred Dolittle (My Fair Lady), Curly (Oklahoma), Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof),Wild Bill Hickock (Calamity Jane), Sergeant of Police (The Pirates of Penzance), Lord Mountararat (Iolanthe), Sir Joseph Porter (HMS Pinafore), Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance), The Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe), Koko (The Mikado) Sir John Tremayne (Me and My Girl), Big Louis (Guys and Dolls), and The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz).
Up and coming gigs (check website for additional dates.
3 Sep -Along The Miners’ Rows The Smith Art Gallery and Museum,Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ
5 Oct – In Concert St James the Less Episcopal Church Hilton Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 3EL
19 Oct – Robin Hood’s Bay folk Club Ye Dolphin King Street, Robin Hood’s Bay
21 Oct -Bilsdale Folk Club The Jet Miners Inn, Great Broughton
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