Wee Folk Club
Sunday Nights 8.30 pm Tickets £6
14th. October Sylvia McGowan and Eileen Penman
These ladies are very well known in folk circles throughout the country. Founding members of Stairheid Gossip, they are very skilled in singing in close harmonies and specialise in songs about women, songs against injustice and even some funny ones. An evening spent with them is always educational and great fun.
21st. October Carrie Martin
Born in Hull, Carrie developed something a local reputation while still in her teens, as an acoustic guitarist
and singer/songwriter of no mean ability. She then became a singer, fronting rock bands only to put music
behind her to raise two children. A chance meeting with guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap changed her life.
With the support and mentoring of Gordon, she picked up the threads of her long-
EP, Luna, and a full-
warm up to her definitive work, 2017’s Seductive Sky album, on which she was joined by guests such as her great friend Gordon Giltrap, keyboard maestro Oliver Wakeman and legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, along with Daniel Karl Cassidy, younger brother of the late Eva Cassidy, with whom Carrie has sometimes been compared.
28th. October Tom Fairnie
Tom Fairnie is an Edinburgh based singer songwriter who has been writing songs for many years and
performing them for nearly twenty years. He has been called Scotland’s best kept song writing secret.
He has given many song writing workshops and his songs are being sung by performers such as Pauline
Alexander and Christine Sparks. Jane adds beautiful harmonies and the sound they produce is captivating.
Tom has performed as a soloist, as part of The Travelling Waverlies, a group of poets and songwriters, as a
duo with Jane, with The Snakes and, most recently with Tomfoolery. Tom and Jane are now back
performing together and working on a project to record in Austin with some of America’s finest musicians.
He has toured in The Netherlands, Germany and the USA as well as performing regularly in the UK. He
has produced four solo CDs with tracks being played by Iain Anderson and on Celtic Music Radio. His name
is widely known and he is a highly respected songwriter. His live performances demonstrate how seriously
he takes the song writing craft and his, often wicked, sense of humour demonstrates how much joy he takes
in sharing his songs.