As Ross will be at the Folk on the Boat concert on the Maid of the Loch, we have arranged some live music for you on this week’s Thank Folk It’s Friday.
We will be heading over to East Kilbride Arts centre for The Warrior Ancestry of David Livingstone featuring music and songs from Lanarkshire singer/guitarist Dave Gibb plus Duncan Brown and Stephen Grant.
Switching between characters, Duncan Brown, the highly acclaimed writer of the book ‘My Hero, My Soldier Laddie’ presents a dramatic account of the fascinating Warrior Ancestry of Dr. David Livingstone.
The concert was recorded on Saturday 13 August starting at the East Kilbride Arts Centre, as the last concert booked by the late Jim McKenna. Stephen Grant does a grand job of taking Jim’s parts in the presentation.
Music for the night was written by Dave Gibb and Jim McKenna, with the “book” written by Duncan Brown.
David Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire on 19 March 1813 and died aged 60 on 1 May 1873 near Lake Bangweulu, North Western Rhodesia.
Livingstone was a Scottish missionary and one of the greatest European explorers of Africa, whose opening up the interior of the continent contributed to the ‘Scramble for Africa’.
The Warrior Ancestry of David Livingstone can be heard from 8pm on Friday 9th Sept and 2am on Saturday 10th Sept and via our Catch Up facility. The programme also features a live session from East Kilbride band, Luckenbooth.