12th April – Sunjay

Sunjay made his debut appearance at Irvine Folk Club three years ago, and such was the impact he made that he was immediately booked for Marymass and has had repeat Club bookings. If you haven’t heard Sunjay, make sure you are in the audience on Wednesday 12th April at the Irvine Club to hear this very talented and immensely likeable performer.
From Stourbridge in the West Midlands, Sunjay is a rising star on the Folk and Acoustic circuit. Such are his guitar skills, that some reviewers say he is reminiscent of Ralph McTell and John Martyn. Match that with an authoritative voice that belies his 23 years years and the reasons for the glowing reviews become apparent. Sunjay picked up the guitar aged four and hasn’t put it down since. As a youngster he was introduced by his Dad to the sounds of Don McLean and Buddy Holly and now Sunjay’s guitar picking skills are said to be among the very best. The material played by Sunjay is heavily influenced by the Blues but also draws from Folk, Country and Rock. He also writes some of his own material.
He has a confidence, maturity and ease on stage and is held in high regard by folk world luminaries such as Steeleye Span. Hear Sunjay at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 12th April in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
Looking a bit ahead, on Friday 21st April, Auld Hat & New Heids is at Vineburgh Community Centre. It’s a specially arranged show featuring Ian & Fraser Bruce, Pete Clark & Gregor Lowry and concentrates on well-loved songs that the audience can join in with. Tickets priced £10 are available from Joyce on 551047 or at Irvine Folk Club.
And finally, from 26th April – 7th May, Tradfest is on in Edinburgh. Described as a feast of folk arts and seasonal customs, there are 131 events over 34 venues. The Box Office is at 0131 556 9579 or visit tradscotland.org/tradfest.