29th April – The Kirsty Law Band

Making their debut appearance at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 29th April is The Kirsty Law Band – three young women all with impressive musical pedigrees and making their mark on the ever expanding Scottish music scene.

Borders born Kirsty Law grew up learning traditional songs mainly in the Scots dialect. As well as being a performer – and with the likes of Karine Polwart and Margaret Bennett in her fan club – Kirsty writes songs and poetry and does workshops in vocal techniques. Her distinctive style is rooted in storytelling and indeed she starts off some songs in the spoken word. Kirsty has a rich and warm voice and her debut album Shift was launched at the end of last year.

Rona Wilkie is a Highland Fiddler and a Gaelic singer too. She was BBC Young Trad Musician of the Year in 2012 and graduated from Newcastle University with a Distinction in her Masters in Music. Gaelic, Scandinavian and Appalachian music are key interests of Rona – expect that interest to be reflected in how she plays.

From Norway of Swedish parents, Marit Falt plays Swedish Latmandola and Cittern. Aaron Reid of Old Blind Dogs is a fan of Marit’s, saying that she understands the essence of exactly what a good accompanist should provide. Also a Newcastle University graduate, Marit gained the highest performance mark ever awarded whilst a student there. Along with Catriona McDonald and Patsy Reid, Marit is also a member of the trio Vamm. As is rapidly becoming the norm, gifted musicians often play in more than one line-up.

So, to hear this talented female trio get along to Irvine Folk Club on 29th April for 8pm at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road.

New club flyer is now out.

The new Irvine Folk Club info flyer is now out. It gives Club guests from now until beginning of September plus a list of artists that have been booked to appear at this year’s Marymass Folk Festival 19th – 23rd August. Pick one up at the club and pass them out to your friends.