31st August – The Mairs Family Band

The dust not having had time to settle on the 49th Marymass Folk Festival, Irvine Folk Club starts back on Wednesday 31st August with The Mairs Family Band – and if you are a Bluegrass fan, then they will need little introduction.
All the way from Rutherglen, The Mairs Band is Alan, his wife Louise, their daughter Hazel plus some additional players. They are well-known on the Scottish Bluegrass scene for their musicality, strong vocal harmonies and wide range of material. From contemporary to trad the Mairs cover all of it.
Alan plays acoustic guitar, Louise plays double bass and Hazel plays dobro. Mandolin, banjo and fiddle can also be expected to be heard. In past times, the Band went under the name of Redwing then new Redwing to reflect line-up changes. Alan was a founder member of Old Hickory. In short, they have been around.
The Mairs Family Band kicks off the Autumn season at the Irvine Club on the last day of August. The Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB. Full details of Club guests from now until January plus details of how to be part of the planned exhibition to mark the 50th anniversaries of the Club and Festival are available now on Info Fliers in all Libraries or at www.irvinefolkclub.org