27th September – Eileen McGann

Eileen McGann – one of Canada’s finest songwriters and said to be the country’s most distinguished cultural export – is the special guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 27th September. Her appearance at the Irvine Club is part of her month long UK tour.
Toronto born and raised but now living on beautiful Vancouver Island, Eileen has been a professional musician for almost three decades and as well as being a seasoned performer she does workshops too and also frequently exhibits her landscape and tree paintings. A busy lady.
Eileen’s song lyrics challenge, stimulate and inspire. She is a strong voice for justice and her songs tackle life’s challenges and contradictions. Her award-winning songs can be environmental anthems, stark social commentary or side-splittingly funny. Eileen has released eight albums and a Songbook too which also features her artwork.
Tich Frier after finishing his guest billing at the Irvine Club last week – he went down a storm – acknowledged in straightforward fashion that ‘Eileen is good’. So, hear for yourself at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 27th September at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB. It’s a Club but non-members are always welcome.
Looking ahead, and marking the 50th Anniversary of Marymass Folk Festival continues. Coming up on Thursday 26th October at The Townhouse in Irvine is The Johnny Silvo Story and it promises to be a great night. Irvine Folk Club is determined to do justice to this much-missed man who died almost six years ago and who was a great friend of so many in Irvine.