4th September – Fifty Shades of Blue

After another really excellent Marymass Folk Festival, Irvine Folk Club is back on Wednesday 2nd September with 50 Shades of Blue. Their name reflects the fact that their music includes a strong Blues influence!
50 Shades of Blue is a duo based in Glasgow. They play at gigs mostly in and around West Central Scotland. You might have heard them at The Drovers Inn or King Tut’s. They play original material plus covers of favourites from folk, bluegrass and blues. Listen out for a very snazzy Washboard, a Bodhran, Percussion and Guitar when they are at Irvine. 50 Shades of Blue will be different, that’s for sure. Hear them at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 2nd September at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
A ‘heads-up’ that Tommy Sands is the guest at the Irvine Club on Wednesday 16th September – you might want to put that in your diary.
Back at the 48th Marymass Folk Festival, two World Championships were played out on the final day of the Festival. Yes, Georgina Wilmot from Wormit in the glorious Kingdom of Fife won the Whammy-Diddling and Stephen Quigg from Saltcoats won the Chuckie-Chucking. Contestants in the two World Championships came from far and near including Voisins in France, Stavanger in Norway, Ireland and Dundee as well as nearer home. So keen was a musician to get the hang of Whammy-Diddling that a Whammy-Diddle was spirited away to Rostrevor to allow practice for the 2106 event! All part of the magical mix that is Marymass Folk Festival.