Lorraine Wilson is a Dundee-born singer who has performed with various bands in her home city over the years. A freelance journalist, she is the author of Take it to the Bridge, a book charting the history of rock and pop in Dundee, and Facing Forward, a fascinating account of her solo back-packing trip around Europe.
Simon has performed at many of the major venues, folk/blues clubs and festivals in Scotland, the UK and regularly tours the length & breadth of Europe. He has also performed live on BBC Radio Stations across the UK, as well as other local and specialist music radio stations.
On Saturday, the classes and other friends came together for music, refreshments and entertainments.
Last minute change of plans for the 1st November lunchtime concert!
|Sylvia Crawford. Photo: M Ó Graham.
Lorraine Wilson will now be doing the lunchtime concert on Wednesday 7th February 2018.
Sylvia Crawford, from Armagh, has stepped in at short notice to play some tunes on harp and fiddle for us on Wednesday 1st November at 1.15pm.
Sylvia teaches and plays fiddle, piano and historical Irish harp. She is currently researching the music and traditions of an eighteenth century Irish harper and fiddler from Co. Armagh, Patrick Quin, and she will play some of his tunes on a copy of his harp.
Sylvia has been working with Irish singer, Pádraigín Ní Úallacháin, and Sylvia’s harp music and research features on Pádraigín’s 2017 online project, Oriel Arts
The concert is at 1.15pm on Wednesday, 1st November. Admission is free, and all are welcome.
Alan Brown’s cappuccino concert is on 28th October, not as previously stated here the 21st. Sorry for any confusion.
Doors 10.30 for coffee and newspapers (donations to cover costs). Concert starts 11am, finishes around 12. Admission is £5. Upstairs in Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB. See you on Saturday 28th!
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1DB
Lunchtime Recital with Jim & Kate Taylor!
Wednesday 4th October, 1.15pm Admission free.
For our October Lunchtime Recital we are delighted to welcome two stalwarts of the Scottish traditional music scene Jim & Kate Taylor and their extensive repertoires of old songs and bothy ballads of the northeast.
Jim Taylor was born near Garlogie where he still lives, and is a retired Quantity Surveyor. A nephew of the late King of the Bothy Ballads, Tam Reid, Jim is keeping Tam’s songs going as well as a few others. He is in great demand as a compere, which allows his native North East humour to shine through, and he has been a guest at several singing festivals throughout the UK and Ireland.
Kate Taylor started singing at the tender age of 40 and has not stopped since. She is passionately fond of traditional singing and has been influenced mainly by Sheila Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart and Jane Turriff. Kate is a member of the Aberdeen Folk Club and the Aberdeen Branch of the TMSA, and she has also been a guest at several folk festivals and singing weekends where her fine voice and sense of fun have won her many fans.
Lunchtime recitals Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB, 1.15pm
Admission free – retiring collection
4 Oct Kate and Jim Allen, singers
1 Nov Sylvia Crawford harp and fiddle
6 Dec Wighton Singers
10 Jan Shamblestones
7 Feb Lorraine Wilson singer
Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am – suggested donation £1
Concert runs 11am to 12 noon
16th Sep: Bob Stewart
28th Oct Alan Brown singer/songwriter
18th Nov Wilma Kennedy, Gaelic song
25th Nov; Zakia and Farrah Fawcett
20 Jan ’18 Simon Kempston, singer
24th Feb: Sandy Brechin Ewan Wilkinson, accordionist and singer/guitarist17th Mar: Heather Innes, singer
28th April: The Quiggs, Scottish / Danish folksong duo
in the Wighton Centre, Dundee Central Library, DD1 1DB
Scots song with Sheena Wellington 2.00 pm
Suitable for beginners – just turn up
whistle with Helen Forbes 12.30-2.00pm
Whistles can be provided
harp with Simon Chadwick 2.00-3.30pm
Suitable for beginners – just turn up
harps are available for use in class and also for long-term rental