5th December – Raging Twilight

Raging Twilight and the Jack Law Band are one and the same and they are the guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 5th December. They have been at the Irvine Club before – in particular Jack Law, whose association with the Club goes back to the early ‘70s.
Raging Twilight is a five-piece band fronted by Jack Law and they play in and around Glasgow and the Central Belt. They describe their music as being ‘woven with soul and laced with blues’ and play original material influenced by blues, roots and americana.
Jack Law is one of the founding members of the band, the others being Dougie Harrison. Leading the band, Jack does vocals plus acoustic, electric and slide guitars as well as mandolin and is a singer and songwriter who formed his first band as a pupil at Clydebank High School. Jack was a founder member of Greenmantle – a superb band of the 1970s who played frequently at the Irvine Club and Marymass Folk Festival. Jack is tremendously proud of his Greenmantle days – a band fondly remembered and still missed!
The remaining four fifths of Raging Twilight are Dougie Harrison on vocals and acoustic, electric and slide guitars; Frenchman Jean-Claude (JC) Danti on vocals, bass and acoustic guitar; Duncan Sloan on keyboards and Colin Paterson on drums and percussion. Dougie, JC, Duncan and Colin also play in a variety of other bands including ‘60s Covers bands, a Jazz Guitar duo, Blues bands, a Country band and an amateur orchestra! Nothing if not varied!
Raging Twilight have one album to their name – much of the material coming from Jack’s extensive travels in the USA and Canada. Jack firmly believes that creativity continues to develop as you get older – ie it’s not the prerogative of the young. On Wednesday 5th December at Irvine Folk Club, the audience will get a chance to check out his contention when Raging Twilight are the guests. The Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.
The night before Raging Twilight play at Irvine, Jez Lowe takes his annual Christmas Tour to The Star at Glasgow. The Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street is the venue, and it starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th December.