5th February – The Morgan Lee Band

5TH February The Morgan Lee Band
The Morgan Lee Band, a five piece outfit from Glasgow who have described themselves on occasion as ‘Celtica Eclectica’ to convey their range of material, are the guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 5th February. Yes, the second month of the year already!
The five band members are Hugh Lee on lead vocals, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and whistles; Anne Morgan on fiddle, viola and backing vocals; Emma Bullen on lead vocals; bass player Stevie Mason and Tony Llewyn on acoustic guitar and backing vocals. The sometime sixth band member is Zoe – a small, toffee coloured Terrier.
The band plays everything from traditional through to Dylan plus some original material too. Mostly their gigs are in Scottish folk clubs and at festivals such as Moniaive and Arran. One of their favourite venues is at the Kibble Palace in the Glasgow Botanics where they have played several times.
Whilst this will be the first time that Morgan Lee has topped the bill at the Irvine Club, the band has played at Irvine before. To hear The Morgan Lee Band, get yourself along to Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road, home of Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 5th February. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
Looking slightly ahead, the North Ayrshire Young Traditional Musician of The Year competition takes place on the evening of Thursday 20th February at Irvine Burns Club in Wellwood. This annual event is open to pupils from all Academies in North Ayrshire and is organised by the Council’s Music Services. The weel-kent and much respected Gillian Frame will be the judge. The young competitors deserve a good audience, so put the date in your diary.