23rd November – Forgaitherin (Glenfarg)

A new band to Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 23rd November will be for gaitherin and that is the name they go by – Forgaitherin. It’s a name that says it all about what any kind of live music is about.
Forgaitherin have been performing as a quartet for some three years and they are a product of the excellent Glenfarg Folk Club. Hailing from North East Fife, Forgaitherin are Hamish Grant, Lesley & Hugh Toner and John Reid. Given the band’s name, it will be of no surprise to anyone that they are strong on vocals and harmonies and play a mix of mostly familiar traditional and contemporary songs.
Instrumentally, expect to hear Forgaitherin on guitar, accordion, keyboard, whistle and cajon. Yes, cajon! The band has released one CD – Light at the Window and are playing an ever-increasing circuit of Folk Clubs.
The Irvine Club can look forward to a night of good singing on Wednesday 23rd November when Foragitherin make their debut. As always, Irvine Folk Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.
Elsewhere, the Scots Fiddle Festival is on in Edinburgh from 18th – 20th of this month at the Queen’s Hall and on 3rd December the Scots Trad Music Awards take place in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Both national events helping keep music live!