16th March – Jim Malcolm

Too many moons have passed since Jim Malcolm and his trademark vocals, guitar and harmonica graced Irvine Folk Club. So, his many fans will be delighted to know that Jim is the special guest at the Irvine Club on Wednesday 16th March.
Jim Malcolm is a quality performer – very polished and very relaxed. He is an accomplished songwriter but for many it is his thoughtful vocal interpretations of traditional Scottish music that is his great strength. Jim is a longtime admirer of the work of Burns and one of his 14 solo CDs Acquaintance is made up entirely of the Bard’s compositions.
The outstanding and confident guitar work and subtle harmonica playing of Jim just have to be heard. He is a master of inventiveness. So don’t be altogether surprised if you hear a Calypso or Jazz rhythm now and then during one of his sets ! Holding the music together is Jim’s wry humour plus the history and story of the songs. A particular love of his and a source of his choice of much of his material is the wildlife and nature of the Angus Glens.
People who haven’t heard Jim as a solo artist may well recall him fronting Old Blind Dogs, a band he played with for six years. He also used to sing with the late and much-missed Jim Reid and indeed that duo played at the Irvine Club when The Redburn Hotel was its home.
As well as playing at Clubs and Festivals, Jim works with Schools and along with his wife Susie, does Tours of Scotland which have gone down a storm. The 2016 programme is already sold out.
So, to re-acquaint yourself with the talented Jim Malcolm or to hear this much respected and talented Scottish musician for the first time, get along to Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 16th March for 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. You’ll be glad you did!