review by Pauline KeightleyKris Drever, John McCusker, Donald Shaw, Milngavie Folk Club 20th November 2010
review by Pauline Keightley
Kris performed his folk songs backed by Scottish folk royalty John McCusker and Celtic Connections Festival director Donald Shaw - interspersed with feet-stomping classy folk reels such as 'Under One Sky', written by John McCusker. He was on fiddle and Shaw was playing accordion and keys.
The highlight songs for me were 'Sweet Honey in the Roll' written by McCusker and Boo Hewerdine, and the song Drever finished his set with - 'Poorest Company' by Roddy Woomble and McCusker.
Kriis Drever is from Orkney Scotland; a Scottish contemporary folk musician and songwriter, who came to prominence in 2006 with the release of his debut solo album 'Black Water'. Drever also plays in the folk trio, Lau, alongside Martin Green and Aidan O'Rourke and has worked with numerous other British folk contemporaries, including Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis. Lau won Best BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Best Group 2008 and 2009. Kris is the son of Ivan Drever, a former member of Wolfstone.
Kris has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Folk Singer 2011.