Added on Monday 24 Jan 2011
Alan Reid & Rob van Sante present an evening of both old and new music, featuring Alan's compositions, Battlefield Band favourites and Rob's own songs. Their show combines the solid open tuned guitar style of Rob,the keyboard, guitar and accordion of Alan and the fine harmony singing of both, ensuring an excellent night's entertainment.
Ian Bruce is one of the great singer/songwriters of the Scottish Folk Movement and a fine interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns. Ian Walker is an award winning singer and songwriter whose songs very much reflect
his personal vision, of which tolerance, concern for others; family and
friendship all play a distinct part.
The instrumental pairing of Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin is one of traditional musics great examples of cross-Border co-operation. Stewart is
based in the north-east of England, although his fiddle playing could place him as an Aberdeenshire native, and guitarist and piper Frank lives in Edinburgh. Hardy brings a terrific range of colourful expression to his playing, from the gentle, poignant lilt of his slow airs, through the slippery hornpipe bowing and McLaughlin is both an imaginative accompanist and an assured tunesmith, often transferring his pipers phrasing to the guitar strings.
Robb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim a modern-day Dostoyevsky said the USs Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998. Tony Benn says Johnsons Winter Turns To Spring is his favourite song.
"love songs as touching as the political material is sharp." Red Pepper
Saint Andrew's In The Square, Glasgow G1 5PP