Brian McNeill

The Friends of Wighton are organising a Cappuccino Concert on Saturday morning in the elegant surroundings of the Maryatt Hall, in Dundee’s City Square.

The event starts at 10.30 when coffee is served and a selection of the day’s newspapers are available to read.

Then at 11am there is an hour of music. This month the performer is Brian McNeill, ‘Scotland’s most meaningful contemporary songwriter’ according to The Scotsman.

In 1969 Brian formed the Battlefield Band, which became one of Scotland’s best known ensembles. Brian plays fiddle, octave fiddle, guitar, mandocello, bouzouki, viola, mandolin, cittern, concertina, bass and hurdy gurdy. The importance of his songwriting, mostly about Scotland’s past and future, has long been recognised. Songs including The Yew Tree, The Lads O’ The Fair, The Snows of France and Holland, Strong Women Rule Us All With Their Tears, Any Mick’ll Do and No Gods and Precious Few Heroes have established him as one of Scotland’s leading songwriters.

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Event details:

Sat 24th May 2008
Maryatt Hall, City Square, Dundee
Doors, coffee & papers from 10.30am
Music 11am to 12 noon
Admission £4.5o, tickets from the City Box Office, City Square, includes coffee.

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