Glenfarg Folk Club Present Their Folk Feast at Backstage At The Green Hotel On Saturday 9th April. For Further Details Contact The Club.
THE EMILY SMITH DUO
Emily first appeared at Glenfarg some 10 years ago and since then has gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career on stage and television both in the UK and overseas. She has gained many of the major awards for folk music and has won the Scots Singer of the Year award in both 2008 and 2014. A seasoned world traveller, who also plays the accordion and piano, Emily celebrates a decade as one of Scottish music’s most distinctive and sublime voices. We welcome her back to our fold to be our headline act for our first ever concert in Kinross. Emily is accompanied by her multi-instrumentalist husband, Jamie McClennan, himself a brilliant artiste in his own right. We could not have asked for a better act to bring our first concert to a fitting conclusion.
A brilliant duo from the North-East of Scotland, Shona and Paul are both experts in their own fields and outstanding as a duo! Paul, performer, composer and tutor, is the “standard bearer” for fiddle playing in his native area and is a previous winner of the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championships. Shona’s Scot’s song/ballad singing is both beautiful and haunting and won for her the Scots Singer of the Year award in 2009. She was also a finalist at the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003 and 04. Paul’s skilled playing and Shona’s talented singing combine to produce an experience of Scottish traditional music of the highest quality.
We extend a huge warm welcome back to our Feast to a long-standing friend of our Club from Northern Ireland. Maurice has enjoyed an enviable reputation as a singersongwriter for many years and seems to get better and better as the years pass. Having honed his entertainment talents in the clubs throughout continental Europe and at home, he is now a greatly admired powerful singer, and many of his own songs have also gained popularity through both live performance and a string of brilliant recordings. If not already a fan, you will be by the end of his performance! By way of utilising all of his talents, he will also be undertaking a guitar workshop on Saturday morning! Welcome back Maurice.
THE FARG FOLK
It is only appropriate to get our first ever concert underway in our new venue in the Backstage at The Green by featuring our very own group of Glenfarg Village Folk Club’s members. Once again, The “Fargies” will get the show underway with a variety of chorus songs to get the audience warmed up and suitably enthused for the remainder of the show. Those privileged to perform tonight and represent the Club are, in alphabetical order, Mike Dow, Stan Ginter, Hamish Grant, Roy Henderson, Doris Rougvie and Lesley and Hugh Toner.