Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally
It will be a busy week at Irvine Folk Club next week when on Wednesday 4th February Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally are the Club guests and the following night Thursday 5th the North Ayrshire Young Traditional Musician of the Year takes place.
Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally are two of the five members of the young and talented band Barluath. Edinburgh born Eddie started playing the Pipes when aged 12 and now plays Whistles and Bouzouki as well. He spent his last year at school Plockton’s National Centre of Excellence in Trad Music. From there he went to study at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and that’s where the five members of Barluath met.
Newcastle-born Luc McNally plays Guitar and Button Accordion and sings on occasion. Luc has done a lot of work at The Sage in Gateshead and was part of Kathryn Tickell’s Band Folkestra. Eddie & Luc have released an E.P. entitled Headlights. The musical talents of Eddie & Luc are to the fore in Barluath and going out as a duo is a side career for the two lads.
Wednesday 4th February at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road is where and when to hear Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
And the next night, Thursday 5th February the annual North Ayrshire Young Trad Musician of the Year organised by the Council’s Music Service takes place. Irvine Folk Club is delighted to be hosting the 2015 event. Clarsach, Fiddle and Bagpipes are some of the instruments which will feature. Jack Smedley, a Fiddler with folk band Rura, will judge the competition and Alasdair Iain Patterson will accompany the youngsters. Head of North Ayrshire Council’s Music Service Mae Murray will MC the evening which starts at 7pm. And a further bonus is that admission is free! What’s not to like! Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th February at Vineburgh Community Centre for all that’s good about live music.