The Star Folk Club Listings February – March , 2015
The Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA and start at 8.00pm.
Gaberlunzie 10th February
Robin Watson and Gordon Menzies have been together as Gaberlunzie since the early 1970s and are well known for producing an exciting blend of modern and traditional songs. Essentially Scottish, with an emphasis on rhythm and harmony, Gaberlunzie has a wide appeal to audiences both at home and abroad. They have travelled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and the Middle East, taking with them not only Scottish music but also that other extra special ingredient – Scottish humour. The performance of the duo spans the breadth of Scottish culture. As singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters, their talents are impressive and Gaberlunzie’s gift for entertainment is unsurpassed in Scottish folk music.
17th February Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland
Irish singer Fil Campbell is most at home on a stage. Her lively and emotional performance of Irish songs, both traditional and new, has enchanted audiences across Europe.
“Fil Campbell has a gently commanding way with a song … she draws you in slowly until it’s a case of sweet surrender.” Folk Roots.
Joe Topping 24th February
Joe Topping is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a “cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady”. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around, to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA, Joseph has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful.
Winter Wilson 3rd March
With 6 critically-acclaimed albums to their name, Winter Wilson are known across the UK acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and off-the-wall humour. Cutting Free, their latest album, has been selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of its top folk albums of 2014, adding to the duo’s reputation as great entertainers. Kip Winter’s voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure.In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues. Described by the great John as a “magnificent” songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats” including Vin Garbutt. Add to this a mellow, relaxed singing style and some mean guitar playing. Put these two together and you get great songs, beautifully sung and much laughter – a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment.
10th March Pete Morton
Pete sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. With a passionate, strong voice and strident guitar style, traditional songs often rub shoulders with Pete’s current writing with remarkable ease. His songs are an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment, wrapping their way around the folk tradition.
17th March, 2015 Paddy Callaghan Trio
Paddy Callaghan is a a gifted Button Accordion player, and former BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013. As a soloist Paddy has won countless titles in the past 21 years through Comhaltas Fleadhanna Cheoil, at Regional and Provincial level, and several World titles including winning Senior Grupai Cheoil competition in 2009. Together with Danny Boyle (flute/whistles) and Adam Brown (Bodhran and Guitar) the Paddy Callaghan Trio have an engaging stage presence and give a wonderful lift and vitality to their tunes.
John Hinshelwood Band 24th March
Over the last three decades Glasgow based singer/songwriter John Hinshelwood’s finely crafted, country tinged songs have firmly established his reputation as a writer and performer of distinction.
This section: Gig Guide, Star Folk Club
- Kittlin and the Carlton 3, West End Festival
- Gina Chavez, The Doublet, Sounds in the Suburbs
- Craft Cafe Summer Ball at Pearce Institute
- Songbird – Ellyn Oliver Sings Eva Cassidy, West End Festival 2018
- Lazy Saturday Afternoon, Friends of the River Kelvin at West End Festival
- All Dayer OranMor, West End Festival 2018
- Luca Manning, The Blue Arrow
- Take A Walk On The Weill Side, West End Festival 2018
- Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in Concert, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall September, 2018
- Word Jazzology hosted by Magi Gibson, Babbity Bowsters, Glasgow
- PCL presents Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, CCA
- Fiesta x Fold Festival, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow 2018
- The Luthiers Concert, West End Festival
- Heidi Talbot and John McCusker at Cottiers
- Kittlin at Tchai Ovna
- The Electrics, 30 Anniversary, The Bungalow, Paisley
- The Great May Day Cabaret, Night for Chris Bartter, OranMor
- Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
- Tir na nOg, Cottiers Theatre
- The Carlton 3 at Tchai Ovna House of Tea, Glasgow