9th November – Fraser Nimmo

Fraser Nimmo, is the guest on Wednesday 9th November. It’s five years or so since Fraser made his debut appearance at the Irvine Club so this is an overdue return visit. He is an actor as well as a singer and a songwriter, so the chances are that his face might be familiar from stage or TV.

The well-travelled Fraser has returned to his native Perthshire after a number of years touring and acting. Initially his music took him to Germany, Holland and Denmark. Of late he has added Canada, the Canary Islands and the Middle East.

His performances include a lot of his own material and music from the Scottish tradition. Fraser sings songs about love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland! He has a storytelling singing style and his performance has a comedic edge. An expert guitar and banjo player, Fraser uses simple accompaniments to reflect his less is more approach to music.

Fraser has six albums to his name. The most recent one The Best of Five and a Wee Bit Live is just what it says. He is a much respected performer and was a special guest on Fairport Convention’s 30th anniversary tour of the UK. Fairport’s Dave Pegg is a fan of Fraser’s.

In case you are wondering where you may have seen him, his acting work includes appearances on The Bill and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Fraser Nimmo at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 9th November at the Irvine Club in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.

Elsewhere, the annual Celtic Connections programme for 2017 has been announced. It starts on 19th January and runs until 5th February. Whilst the Celtic Connections HQ remains at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, there is a range of venues throughout the city. Amongst the names appearing are Billy Bragg, the Mark O’Connor Band and La Banda Europa and 2,097 other artists as well!