14th March – Rod Sinclair

Rod Sinclair from Fife, has lived in Denmark since the late ‘60s, has a lengthy professional musical career and is the guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 14th March.

Whilst Banjo appears to be Rod’s favoured instrument, he is described as a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and a writer. Little is known about the beginnings of his journey into music, but suffice to say that Rod, originally from St Andrew’s, has managed to carve out a successful musical career spanning five decades.

His eclectic repertoire perhaps mirrors the varied aspects of his musical career. Not only has he played at the famous Denmark Tonder Festival 44 years in a row – yes, 44! – Rod has appeared three times with Volbeat, a Danish Heavy Metal band. Alongside his solo career, he is also part of Ransvik – a trio that comprises a Swede, a Dane and Rod the Scot! In addition, in 2012 Rod published an illustrated book called Meal Ticket featuring tales from places including Scotland, Russia and Denmark accompanied by traditional recipes. He also does Whisky Sessions, which seem to feature a range of Malts eg Talisker, Lagavulin, Port Ellen and provide a bit of background to their place of origin through song. Plainly, Rod Sinclair is not a man to sit on his hands wondering when the next booking is coming along!

Rod’s appearance at Irvine is one of four Scottish dates he is doing in March. He certainly sounds like an interesting guy and it’s always good to hear a Banjo. To hear Rod Sinclair at Irvine Folk Club, be at Vineburgh Community Centre on Wednesday 14th March for 8pm on Wednesday 14th March.