27th May – Haggerdash

Lanarkshire Folk band Haggerdash tops the bill at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 27th May at Vineburgh Community Centre. As each band member plays a minimum of three instruments, chances are that the Club will be awash with instruments if they bring everything they can play! Pity the ‘Roadie’ if they have one!
Haggerdash enjoy what they do and that’s probably why they are as busy as they want to be. The band members have been involved in Folk music for many years playing with bands such as Setanta, Clachnacuddin and Hot Toddy. Their wide range of material reflects the many musical influences they have absorbed over the years.
Alan Jones used to be MC at Irvine Folk Club, but then moved to just outside East Kilbride. He plays Concertina, Bouzouki, Guitar, 5-String Banjo and also does lead vocals. Jack Bethel plays Hammer Dulcimer, Fiddle, Whistle and Concertina. A founder band member is David Logan who does vocals and plays Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Cittern and Bodhran. Finally there is Billy Stewart another founder member and he plays Bouzouki, Guitar, 5-String Banjo, Harmonica, Bodhran and he sings too.
Haggerdash play at Clubs all over Scotland and do Festivals too including Marymass, the Portsoy Boat Festival, Glenfarg and Orkney. Earlier this month they played at the Girvan Folk Festival.
On Wednesday 27th May expect Haggerdash to play a mix of contemporary and traditional material with an emphasis on entertaining the audience. The Irvine Club starts at 8pm.
Finally, the guest list for this year’s Marymass Folk Festival is now complete and as soon as possible Festival programmes will be available. Watch this space. Helping keep music live in Irvine, that’s what Irvine Folk Club is about.