Wee Folk Club
Sunday Nights 8.30 pm Tickets £6
20 January Ian Bruce
Ian Bruce is an old, valued friend of the club. He has been to us in various guises, in a duo with Ian Walker –
sometimes with Mo Walker as well, in a duo with his big brother Fraser, and as a solo performer. This time he
is coming on his own. He is a prolific song writer whose songs are of such a high standard that they are
frequently taken up by other performers but nobody performs them as well as Ian! His songs are often
biographical and come from his wide experience of a very varied life. He is also a very skilled performer of the
works of Robert Burns. If you are one of those who thinks Burns is over rated…yes, there are some of those,
then you need to hear Ian singing Burns. He manages to bring the relevance of Burns writing right up to date
with his unique interpretation and phrasing.
Ian does not take himself very seriously and his gigs are always good fun. Please do yourself a favour and come and see one of Scotland’s best folk singers at work, you will not regret it.
27 January Christine Sparks
Christine Sparks was born in Renfrew, Scotland and grew up in the land of Burns poetry and Celtic folk
music. The Celtic blood in her veins was surely a source of the magic and mystery that produced the
artist. Just as the bards of old would capture the very heart of their ancient Celtic communities in
elaborate tales, myths and legends, and the druid priests would attempt to connect with the divine
influence they saw in nature, so Christine Sparks poetically speaks from the heart of her culture while
making a spiritual connection with her audience. She is a Celtic artist by birth and by nature.
Watt Nichol, said this of Christine's voice: "Christine has the quality of voice that Burns' words deserve. Both are masters of exposing raw, natural emotion, creating timeless masterpieces. I have shared her voice with a number of people who are aware of perfection in the human voice and all agree that Christine is as good as it gets."
Christine is constantly creating and writing. She has a calling inside and is dedicated to creating the definitive Robert Burns Collection.
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.