Wee Folk Club
Sunday Nights 8.30 pm Tickets £6
4 Alistair Savage
A native of Ardrossan, in Ayrshire, Alastair Savage had grown up as a folk fiddler, famously winning The Double (both the Ayrshire and National sections of the Land O' Burns Scots' Fiddle Competition) in 1986, before going on to study classical playing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and then the Royal Academy of Music in London. Alastair heeded the call of the traditional tunes that had started him off as a musician, and, together with his great friends Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford, The Alastair Savage Trio was born.
As well as playing those written by the fiddle greats of yesteryear, Alastair had been writing his own tunes for years, inspired by various experiences and the land and cityscapes around him. He decided to commit some of these tunes to posterity, so the Trio headed up to Dunkeld to record Closer to Home.
11 Carrying Stream (no WFC)
18 Charlie Boyle and Ian Duncan
The wonderful Charlie Boyle & Ian Duncan are excellent musicians who are frequently seen around the central belt and on occasion further afield. Come along for what is bound to be an entertaining evening of excellent traditional music. We are delighted that they are able to play at the Wee Folk Club and that we have musicians of such calibre who will agree to play at fairly short notice when others have to pull out, they are first class – it will be a good evening!
25 Bobby Nichols
Bobby is a regular entertainer in the upstairs bar at the Royal Oak and is much loved by the regulars and
tourists alike. He sings mainly his own compositions reflecting on and commenting on modern life. He is a
very astute observer of life and is not afraid to say what everyone is thinking but cannot put so succinctly.
He can also do justice to the songs of Michael Marra and songs in the more traditional style.
One not to be missed.
3 December Kevin Gore
Kevin Gore is a singer/songwriter from Edinburgh ; he has performed to audiences in the USA , Australia
and the UK . Kevin has been described as a contemporary folk musician. His song “The Waves Of Yearning“
can be heard on the soundtrack of the international advertising campaign for the Canon EOS Camera range.
Kevin has recently had a higher profile as he wrote a song about a local hero, Ken Buchanan. Ken was
undisputed World Boxing Champion and Kevin has admired him for years so when he heard about a
movement to erect a statue to Ken, he decided his contribution would be an EP with his song
’Edinburgh Man’ and all the proceeds going towards this fund.