29th March – Bob Fox

On Wednesday 29th March at Irvine Folk Club, the very special guest will be Geordie man Bob Fox. A man with a busy gig list and who is much respected by the likes of Ralph McTell among many others.
Bob started his singing career around the then busy folk scene in the North East of England. It was while playing at The Davylamp Club in Washington where he was resident, that he met Fiddler Tom McConville. They formed a duo which toured all over the UK and from then Bob’s musical career never looked back.
He plays Guitar, Piano, Dulcimer and Button Key Accordion and his clear voice has a rich, velvety tone which he puts to good use on a range of traditional and contemporary songs. As well as the aforementioned Tom McConville, Bob has had a number of musical collaborations throughout his career. They include an enduring partnership with Stu Luckley, plus The Hush, ex-Lindisfarne frontman Billy Mitchell and The Pitmen Poets who are Jed Grimes, Benny Graham, Billy Mitchell and of course Bob. All the collaborations have been very successful.
In recent years, Bob played the invisible spirit character in the National Theatre’s much acclaimed production Warhorse. So successful was the production that Bob recorded an album of the songs which he now presents on tour in An Evening with the Warhorse Songman.
In short, this amiable and humorous man is worthwhile going along to hear at Irvine Folk Club in Caldon Road on Wednesday 29th March. The Club starts at 8pm.
Elsewhere, on Sunday 26th March at the Woodlands Centre in Irvine’s Kilwinning Road, Maggie MacInnes features in A Tapestry of Gaelic Song. The event starts at 3pm and tickets are £5 at the door or email uwsjimsmith@gmail.com for further info. At The Star in Glasgow on 28th March, the Adam McCulloch Ban will top the bill. The Star starts at 7.30pm in The Admiral Bar.