22nd May – The Lasses (Dutch Duo)

With a name sounding like they could hail from Ayrshire, The Lasses are from Amsterdam and they are the special guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 22nd May.
Margot Merah and Sophie Janna are The Lasses. They started off their singing partnership after meeting at a session in an Irish bar in Amsterdam in 2012 and since The Lasses have released three albums and toured extensively including the USA fairly regularly plus Japan, Germany, Belgium, Canada and the UK.
The Lasses sing trad songs plus some original material. Their harmony singing is much admired and their effective arrangements on bodhran and guitar make for a strong package.
The Lasses are on tour in Scotland in the second half of May and the 22nd May date will be their debut appearance at the Irvine Club. To hear this Dutch duo make sure you are in the Irvine Folk Club audience on Wednesday 22nd May at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB. All info on Irvine Folk Club is at www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk
And finally, the final farewell to the late Malky MCormick at Kilmarnock was an upbeat occasion – just as Malky had planned. It was attended by some 3/400 people including Irvine Folk Club representatives. His daughter Jane speaking for the family quoted a line that her Dad frequently used at home – ‘He always said that he could draw a crowd! Rest in peace Malky.