Friends of Wighton event this Saturday

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Bruce Davies – The Other Great American Songbook
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Saturday 22nd July at 11am (doors open 10.30am)  
Bruce Davies, award winning singer/songwriter, whose rich voice and guitar style has won him friends on three continents, is delighted to present this celebration of songs and stories that shaped an inspired him!
 
Expect to hear the songs of Bob Dylan; Tom Paxton; Peter, Paul & Mary; Judy Collin; Phil Ochs; Joan Baez; John Denver; Gordon Lightfoot and many more.
 
Admission £5.     Tea/coffee available for a small donation.

Friends of Wighton event today …

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Lunchtime Recital – Simon Chadwick – harp
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library
Wednesday 5th July from 1.15pm – 1.45pm
 
Harpist Simon Chadwick will bring the big Irish harp to play a selection of “Irish Scotch and Welch Airs”.
 
This is a new programme put together for the Museum of the University of St Andrews, for their “Victorian visions” exhibition. Simon is investigating how medieval tunes were re-imagined through the 19th century harp tradition in Scotland and Ireland.   
 
Admission Free.

Friends of Wighton update …

With thanks to Sheena Wellington, here’s the latest update from Friends of Wighton :
 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library – Saturday 20th May 2017, 11am – noon.  
 
Cappuccino Concert!    :   David Allison, guitar
 
One of Scotland’s most talented and innovative acoustic guitarists, David’s strong, self penned melodies are backed up by a creative use of real-time sampling and looping, resulting in rich textures of sound live on stage. Improvisation is increasingly becoming a feature of his live shows. 
 
Audiences from Hollywood in California to Rostov-on-Don in Russia and from Andalucia to Berlin have warmed to his unique approach to making music. 
 
Nearer home David has performed at festivals such as Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Fringe, Kirkmichael international Guitar Festival, and the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain, as well as frequent appearances on radio and television. He recently featured in a Scottish Television documentary about the acoustic guitar alongside Martin Taylor and Gordon Giltrap. 
 
His second album “Guitar Gi-tar” won warm reviews, and was launched at Sound City in Glasgow, an event sponsored by Radio 1. His debut CD “Reporting” was produced by Scottish singer songwriter, Dougie MacLean. 
 
“Nashville session musicians are the hardest people in the world to impress – I remember an evening at the Tennessee Performing Arts Centre when they rose as one to give David Allison a standing ovation!” Sheena Wellington.
 
Admission £5.  Tea, coffee & biscuits available for a small donation.

Karen Hannah at the Wighton!

From Sheena Wellington :
Wednesday 3rd May, Lunchtime Recital  – 1.15pm – 1.45pm.   Admission free
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library.
Karen Hannah, fiddle!
The inimitable Karen Hannah will be the guest at the first of the Friends of Wighton May Lunchtime Recitals on Wednesday 3rd.
A fine solo musician with an engaging personality, Karen also plays in several ensembles, including the wonderfully named Nifty Shades of Grey, Sporran Again and Ceilidh Minogue!  She has shared the stage with the finest traditional musicians around and has travelled the world, representing Scotland across Europe and as far afield as New Zealand, and South Korea.
Karen has tutored our fiddle class for ten years, most recently being involved with the formation of Abercraig, bringing young traditional musicians from Tayside together to play, in the first instance, at the televised Scottish Traditional Music Awards at the Caird Hall. 

Friends of Wighton – latest update

From Sheena Wellington :
 
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library.
 
Saturday 22nd April at 11am (doors open 10.30am).
Cappuccino Concert with  “Bring in the Spirit.”   Three of Scotland’s finest in one package – Rod Paterson, Kirsten Easdale and Gregor Lowrey – not to be missed! 
 
This is a seriously talented and exciting group.   Rod is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s great interpreters of Burns songs and has been rightly highly rated as one of Scotland’s great traditional singers for years since his days with bands like Jock Tamson’s Bairns and The Easy Club.
 
Kirsten of the beautiful and powerful voice, “’…a God given voice that knocks you sideways” (Evening Times), is also highly regarded as a singer of Burns songs and has given performances for ‘The Centre for Robert Burns Studies’ at the University of Glasgow, as well  as touring in Dr Fred Freeman’s live production of ‘The Complete Songs’.
 
Gregor is one of Scotland’s finest accordion players. He has travelled and performed throughout the world in many diverse line ups including ‘Blackeyed Biddy’ and ‘Ceilidh Minogue’. Recently Gregor was a guest artist Gavin Marwick’s album ‘The Long Road and the Far Horizons’ (Journeyman). He appeared in the film ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’ which featured Billy Connolly.
 
Tickets £5 (tea/coffee available for small donation).