Studio Guest Bob Knight on 9th Feb 2pm with Bob Leslie on Transatlantic Conversations
Studio Guest Bob Knight on 9 Feb 2pm with Bob Leslie on Transatlantic Conversations
After hearing Bob Knight on the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2020, it became obvious that he would make an ideal guest on Transatlantic Conversations as a representative of the ongoing folk tradition on this side of the Atlantic. We shall be discussing his latest album Meet Me on the Moor (available via his website).
Bob is a folk/traditional singer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. As well as traditional songs, he also writes new songs in traditional Scottish style, using Scots and Doric. For his own songs he accompanies himself on guitar, but traditional material, for the most part, is often sung unaccompanied. He is also an excellent story teller and gives talks on song-writing.
He is a very experienced musician and performer, and through his mother, Margaret Stewart, he is related to all the great Scottish traditional singers of traveller origin. In recent years he has been booked to perform at the prestigious Whitby Folk Week, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
He also performed at Cullerlie Traditional Song Festival, 2017, in Aberdeenshire, Portsoy Boat Festival, the Rolling Hills Club and Festival, and many clubs in various parts of Scotland. He has also won song writing competitions including the Falkirk Folk Club song writing competition, and the Glenfarg song writing competition.
At Celtic Connections (Glasgow) 2020, Bob gained a Highly Recommended award in the Danny Kyle Open Stage event.