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-
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-
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.