Adelaides – Scottish Women in Folk

Scottish Women in Folk – Saturday Nov 7th, 2015.

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Women’s voices have had a huge and continuing presence in the tradition. Siobhan Miller and Sylvia Barnes are big voices from two generations of Scots singers. Amy Lord’s Liltin’ Lassies bring women together in unity and harmony. Shelagh McKay Jones is a new voice to many, she was a Danny Award Finalist @ CELTIC Connections 2015.

Silent Movies – Developments

There have been some changes to our ‘Silent Movies on the Radio’ schedule. For technical and research reasons our look at the early days of the folk revival in Glasgow will now be part of our 2016 Silent Movies programme.

Our December ‘Silent Movie’ about the Anti Polaris marches and CND in Scotland was to have been moved from the Friday to the Saturday evening – BUT it is now back to its original date  – Friday 11th December.  sorry for any confusion!

Saturday, Oct 10th, 2015 is Mrs Bruce’s Boys CD launch concert

We are looking forward to the first concert appearance of Fraser & Ian Bruce as ‘Mrs Bruces Boys’ for 29 years. Please try to book in advance and come along early to join the celebrations. 7.30 START

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Mrs Bruce’s Boys refers to the title of LP records released by Rutherglen siblings Fraser and Ian Bruce. Throughout the eighties, the Rutherglen siblings dominated the folk circuit, headlining at sellout concerts, festivals and clubs across the globe. But the brothers went their separate ways in 1986 when Ian turned fully professional and Fraser established his own specialist civil engineering contractors business. Mrs Bruce’s Boys bowed out on the ultimate high. Ian’s outstanding song writing skills, coupled with his incredible vocal talent, opened the door to a huge solo career. Fraser’s business also flourished but he’s now returned to his folk roots, leaving the Fraser Bruce Group in the capable hands of his two eldest sons. Initially Fraser opted to sing solo but within months, brother Ian was back at his side providing guitar support and vocal harmonies. And the natural progression sees the resurrection of Mrs Bruce’s Boys much to the delight of those who remember their 1980s heyday and the growing support from a new and younger following.

Saturday Sept 12, 2015 – Jimmy Lee – The Runaway

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The show, with Jimmy Lee delivering his songs against a background of projected images, is emotional yet uplifting and first of all entertaining and gives an insight into life in the Navy for a young recruit in the years following WW2 – and much more!

Jimmy Lee took his first steps towards a music career in the embryonic London folk scene, existing by day in a shared house in Cricklewood, emerging by night alongside the passionate new wave of British acoustic aristocracy – Alex Campbell, Roy Harper, Gerry Lochran, Cliff Aungier, Johnny Silvo, Derek Brimstone, Ralph McTell et al. In that hallowed company he cut his performing teeth playing for beer and bed in the capital’s back street blues and folk clubs. From the early seventies it was the road, and even more road, and Jimmy’s unique interpretation of folk and country were being blended together into what we now know as ‘Americana’. Jimmy’s songs reflect upon a life full of twists and turns adventures and powerful emotions that run deep. Many of his songs are autobiographical and display an honesty that only a self-assured and unashamed person could reveal. Don’t miss this.

Saturday Oct 10 – Mrs Bruce’s Boys – Concert and Album Launch

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Mrs Bruce’s Boys refers to the title of LP records released by Rutherglen siblings Fraser and Ian Bruce. Throughout the eighties, the Rutherglen siblings dominated the folk circuit, headlining at sellout concerts, festivals and clubs across the globe. But the brothers went their separate ways in 1986 when Ian turned fully professional and Fraser established his own specialist civil engineering contractors business. Mrs Bruce’s Boys bowed out on the ultimate high. Ian’s outstanding song writing skills, coupled with his incredible vocal talent, opened the door to a huge solo career. Fraser’s business also flourished but he’s now returned to his folk roots, leaving the Fraser Bruce Group in the capable hands of his two eldest sons. Initially Fraser opted to sing solo but within months, brother Ian was back at his side providing guitar support and vocal harmonies. And the natural progression sees the resurrection of Mrs Bruce’s Boys much to the delight of those who remember their 1980s heyday and the growing support from a new and younger following.