1st February – Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

At Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 1st February Highland Bagpiper Eddie Seaman & Guitarist Singer Luc McNally are the Club guests – two years almost to the day since they made their debut appearance at the Club.
Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally are two members of the five-piece young, talented, Glasgow band Barluath. The band is known for their distinctive Scots and Gaelic song repertoire and that will be reflected in their playlist at Irvine. Edinburgh born Eddie started playing the Pipes when aged 12 and now plays Whistles and Bouzouki as well. His Pipe tutor being Ian MacFadyen and Marc Duff having taught him Whistle and Bouzouki give an indication of Eddie’s instrumental calibre. He spent his last year at school Plockton’s National Centre of Excellence in Trad Music. From there he went to study at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and that’s where the five members of Barluath met.
Newcastle-born Luc McNally plays Guitar and Button Accordion and sings. Luc has done a lot of work at The Sage in Gateshead and was part of Kathryn Tickell’s Band Folkestra. Eddie & Luc have released an E.P. entitled Headlights and it demonstrates their musical but not flowery style of playing. The musical talents of Eddie & Luc are to the fore in Barluath and going out as a duo is a side career for the two lads.
Wednesday 1st February at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road is where and when to hear Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
Thursday 9th February is the date of this year’s North Ayrshire Young Trad Musician of the Year organised by the Council’s Music Service. The venue is the very new Garnock Community Campus in Kilbirnie and it starts at 7pm. This annual event encourages young people to enjoy Scottish culture and, being part of the audience is an excellent way of showing support for them.
And meantime, there’s stacks of live music at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections which runs until 5th February.