Bob Wood – 2nd April

The guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 2nd April is Bob Wood. He is described by Ian McCalman as ‘one of Scotland’s best kept secrets’ and Bob’s debut album remains as one of Ian’s ‘most played’. Not a recommendation to be sniffed at!
Although a native of Ayr, Bob moved to the bright lights of London a number of years ago and there he has remained. He is a founder member and organiser of The Ram Folk Club in Surrey and it is in and around London and the Home Counties that Bob has established himself as a very accomplished finger style guitarist and an excellent singer. With artists of the calibre of Tom McConville, Steve Tiltson and Jez Lowe all waxing lyrical about Bob’s expertise, the Irvine audience can look forward to an entertaining evening.
Bob has played at countless Clubs and Festivals throughout the UK and has contributed to a number of albums by other artists. His deft guitar picking skills make his guitar workshops much sought after. The workshops focus on alternative guitar tunings and song accompaniment. His extensive repertoire of songs includes traditional material as well as more contemporary songs. As well as his solo career, Bob does regular gigs with Benny Gallagher of Gallagher & Lyle fame and it’s a partnership they they both very much enjoy.
Therefore to hear the much respected Bob Wood from Ayr make his debut appearance at Irvine Folk Club, get along to Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road on Wednesday 2nd April for 8pm. It’s BYOB and there’s a very good café too.
Looking ahead, the 40th Girvan Folk Festival celebrations take place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May. Altan, Arthur Johnstone & The Stars Band, Chris Miles, The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band are just some of the impressive guest list. Bookings for events are available online at