26th April – Sandy Brechin and EwanWilkinson

Ewan Wilkinson & Sandy Brechin are at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 26th April and it will be the first time that the Irvine audience has heard this duo – although they have been playing for over ten years.
They sing a mix of Scottish, Irish and English trad songs as well as some contemporary material and some of their own compositions. Ewan is a powerful baritone who also plays Guitar and is increasingly well-known for his self-penned songs written in the folk idiom. Sandy Brechin played at the Irvine Club a number of years ago as the lead in the ‘Heavy Folk Rock’ band Burach. He can play the Accordion unbelievably fast – but it’s not all fiery and frantic fingering of keys. Sandy can do subtle and sensitive accompaniments and was part of the ‘uber-classy’ instrumental line-up at a Songs of Robert Tannahill concert at this year’s Celtic Connections.
So, get along to the Irvine Club on the 26th to hear for yourself the talented music of Ewan Wilkinson & Sandy Brechin. The Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB plus there is a good café.
Last call for Auld Hats, New Heids on Friday 21st April at Vineburgh Community Centre. It starts at 7.30pm. The Friel Sisters are the headline guests at Girvan Folk Festival taking place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April. Visit www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk for details. Scotland has a wealth of Folk Festivals throughout the year, all helping to keep music live. Full info on what’s on where from www.tmsa.org.uk