Studio Guest Ian Bruce with Ross Macfadyen on Thank Folk It’s Friday 8-10pm
Ian originally comes from Rutherglen and started off his musical career with brother Fraser recording three albums together before Ian moved to a more solo career. All this while still hold down a ‘joined up job as a draughtsman at Yarrow Shipbuilders – immortalised in song his going full time musician – ‘Blue Denim Days’
In the early days Ian also has worked with bands such ‘ Scotland Yard’, (Marilyn Middleton Pollock and Sandy Stanage). His first very successful solo release on his own label Ruglin Records 1988 ‘Too Far From She’, he was signed to Fellside Records for 1990’s Blodwen’s Dream, the label’s first CD release. This album contained Graham Miles’ excellent ‘My Eldorado’, a song about faded hopes and dreams, and the equally fine self-penned title track. Despite throat surgery and leaving Fellside , the release of 1992’s Out Of Office, Bruce went from strength to strength on his mid-90s recordings Free Agent and The Naked Truth(recently remixed / remastered and re released!). In addition to solo work, Bruce has performed with fellow songwriter Ian Walker, the group Blue Rooster with Dez Walters (formerly of Country Dawn), and Ian Murray. He also performed and recorded with Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin as the Ian Bruce Breeze Band. In the late 90s Bruce recorded the all Scottish folk album Hodden Grey for Greentrax Records, and participated in the multi-volume Robert Burns recording project instigated by Dr. Fred Freeman and Linn Records. In all over 20 albums !
Ian is also a producer over 20 albums for artists from Scotland to Germany his own songs having been taken up by many an artists as the true beauty of the words from this stunning songsmith
Has recently been involved in shows such as Bruce, Besch & Bramkamp ; Far From Ypress Stage Show and CD ; Auld Hat and New Heids ; Bruce & Walker ;
Ian also has an exciting new project and CD in process which he will talk to Ross about- perhaps even a track or two?
21 – Ian & Fraser at Inchture Folk Club
26 – Auld Hat & New Heids at Dalgety Folk Club
28 – Ian Bruce Solo – Folk on The Moor Folk Club
3-6 Upton-Upon_Severn Folk Festival
11 Teinmouth – The Alice Cross Centre
12 Woolston & Burlesdon Folk Club
17 Ian & Victor Besch – Amrum
31 Acoustic Nights at The Meeting Place – Stonelaw Parish Church