1st August – Corralach

Inverness based Corralach is a new duo to Irvine Folk Club and make their debut on Wednesday 1st August. Most of their gigs are above the Central Belt and it may be that Irvine is their most southerly venue this year – although they are booked for Darnick in the Borders next May!
Tony Perridge and George Livingstone are Corralach. Between them they play six and twelve string guitars, bouzouki, mandolin and five string banjo. They also share lead and harmony vocals. Both Tony and George have played in various bands on the folk circuit and keeping the vocal tradition alive is what drives Corralach. They sing a wide range of harmony songs, accompanied or acapella, drawn from Scotland, Ireland and the USA.
Corralach is the resident duo at Ardisier Folk Club and also do residencies at tourist hotels in Inverness. In addition, they play regularly at a Nursing Home and feature frequently at fundraising gigs for local charities.
It seems that Wednesday 1st August at Irvine Folk Club will be a night for singing when Corralach are the guests. The Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road.
Looking ahead to Marymass Folk Festival 23rd – 26th August, tickets are now on sale for the Thursday concert with Celtic Quines, Friday night with the Siobhan Miller Band and Marymass Saturday Night’s Strong Women concert – with four of the best female singers in the country – Fiona Hunter, Barbara Dymock, Fiona Forbes and Sheena Wellington. Tickets from Joyce on 01294 551047.