12th November – Bram Taylor

From Leigh in Lancashire, Bram Taylor is the welcome guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 12th November. He has a growing fan base in this neck of the woods having played at the Club and Marymass Folk Festival a couple of years back.
Bram has a busy diary that covers appearances throughout the UK and also includes the US of A and Europe. He has played a couple of times at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario where he was delighted to be on the same bill as his heroes from the Sixties Gordon Lightfoot and Don Mclean.
Described as a collector and interpreter of songs, a set from Bram might include contemporary material from the likes of Colum Sands or Eric Bogle as well as traditional songs like ‘Bogie’s Bonnie Belle’. When selecting songs, Bram always asks himself ‘Is this a good song’. To date this has proved to be successful, having 10 albums to his name and all recorded on Fellside Records. The session musicians on Bram’s albums are a guide to the respect he enjoys among his peers – Stuart Hardy, Steve Lawrence, Wendy Wetherby, Alastair McCulloch and Tom McConville being just some of the names to be found on the credits.
Bram has a strong and clear voice and plays guitar, duet concertina and baritone ukulele. He has an engaging personality both on and off stage. Hear Bram Taylor at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 12th November in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.