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Wee Folk Club  

Sunday Nights 8.30 pm   Tickets £6

3  Feb                           Fozzie Sayers and Alistair Morrison

Two of Edinburgh’s finest session musicians, even if they are grumpy men of a certain vintage.

These two are highly skilled and much thought of by their peers and can be seen in various pubs

and restaurants throughout the city all year long. They sing some lovely traditional Scottish songs

along with some from other countries like England, Ireland and France. If you like a good singalong

this is one not to miss

10  Feb            Maureen Brack & Amy Baillie

It is not often we get to welcome a Grandmother/Granddaughter combination but this one is outstanding.

Both have been to us in the past as part of Brack’n’File and as solo acts but this is their first time as a duo. Now

it is often said that family groups are better because their voices blend so well together. This is certainly true

of these wonderful ladies.

17  Feb                          Alastair McDonald

Alastair McDonald  is a Scottish banjo-playing folk/jazz musician, probably most famous for his recordings

of Jim MacLean's folk songs, such as The Barras and The  Massacre of Glencoe, but also for some

humorous songs, such as the jazz comedy song Sam the skull, about a Glasgow cat.  McDonald has mainly

recorded songs written by other   songwriters, for example Robert Burns, but has also written songs

himself (Culloden's Harvest, The Village Green at Gretna), and reworked traditional songs (The Bell Rock

Light, Mingulay Boat Song). He has toured US (every state except Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Israel,

Denmark, Thailand and several more countries Much of his work in      recent years has been political

song, usually socialist and/or republican, such as his tribute song to John MacLean and Wee Wee German Lairdie

24    Feb                                 Murray MacLeod

Murray’s musical influences are many and varied, ranging from the acappella psalms and hymns

which he absorbed during his compulsory church attendance as a child in the highlands, and the

Scots songs which he learned from his mother, all the way through to the classic ragtime

instrumentals of Scott Joplin, and the exuberant good-time ragtime songs of the “roaring twenties”.

Although he does many a “serious” song, in his repertoire, Murray’s first love is and always has been, comic songs, of which he has collected a vast number, as well as penning a few of his own, and anybody attending his performance is guaranteed a few smiles, an occasional chuckle, and who knows, maybe even a belly laugh or two.