7th June – Stephen and Pernille Quigg with Ian and Mo Walker

Wednesday 7th June at Irvine Folk Club is believed to be the first time that the Quiggs and Walker duos will have played together. It will be an interesting evening for artists and audience alike!
Stephen & Pernille Quigg and Ian & Moe Walker are no strangers to the Irvine Club. Stephen, Pernille, Ian and Moe have all played as solo performers or as part of duos or bands. No shortage of experience therefore. On the instrument side, expect to hear acoustic guitars, banjos, moothie, bodhran and percussion.
With a career now spanning 40 years already, Ardrossan born Stephen is the local ‘boy’. His established fans know how good a singing voice he has. He also has a knack of choosing good material and keeping his set lists fresh. Since marrying Stephen some 11 years ago, Danish born Pernille has carved a solo career for herself and latterly a duo with her husband. They tour principally in Germany, Netherlands and Denmark and also do some gigs in Scotland. Stephen also keeps up his well established solo career.
The unassuming singer and songwriter Ian Walker used to play a wheen of years ago when the Irvine Club was at The Redburn Hotel – so he has ‘form’ with Irvine! Tolerance and concern for others run through Ian’s songwriting – most eloquently on Hawks and Eagles Fly Like Doves – but he doesn’t preach. Ian has played as a soloist, as part of a duo with Ian Bruce and now with the recently formed Ian Walker Band, the core members of which are his wife Moe and Jimmy Scott. Other musicians are added as gigs require. Moe adds to the vocal dimension and also some percussion.
Two husband and wife duos at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 7th June will certainly be different. The Club meets at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and starts at 8pm. It’s BYOB and there is also a Café.