14th September – Mark & Cindy Lemaire

Described as a duo with a unique vocal blend and balanced harmonies, Mark & Cindy Lemaire have come to Folk Music from two very different career backgrounds and at Irvine folk Club on Wednesday 14th September, the result will be on display.
Mark originally from New England and Cindy from San Francisco met in 2009 and married in 2014. Having played in the Boston Coffee Houses from a young age, Mark eventually became a Recording Engineer and moved to San Francisco in 1985 where the plan was to perform a bit more and engineer a little less. The plan was working until he contracted Tendonitis and so he performed a little less and engineered a little more.
Mark & Cindy formed a duo in 2009. From Southern California, she had been singing since her teens. Although she became, and still is, a Planning Consultant, Cindy never left the music behind. Since Mark & Cindy got married, they tour New England every Summer and also tour further afield including Los Angeles, Italy, Croatia, New Mexico, Sweden and the UK.
Mark is described as an exceptional Guitarist showing a mastery of fingerpicking and hand percussion styles. He collects Martin Guitars. A set by Mark & Cindy could include the subtlety of a solo guitar piece or a raucous singalong number. But always, their set will feature their excellent harmonies.
Get along to Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 14th September for 8pm at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road to hear the debut appearance in Irvine of Mark & Cindy Lemaire. It’s BYOB.
Finally, there are a number of Folk Festivals on in September. BLAS with venues across the Highlands runs until 10th September, Linlithgow runs until 11th September and from 23rd – 25th September it’s the turn of the Isle of Jura. And that’s just a sample of the September Festival list.