Eddie Walker 11th December

Eddie Walker is the special guest on Wednesday 11th December at Irvine Folk Club – and that will be the final Club night for 2013 already! He is a firm favourite with Irvine audiences and a popular choice to close the Club’s year.
Middlesborough man Eddie Walker is well-known to Irvine audiences and his skill as a musician and evident enjoyment in what he does has made him a frequent visitor here. Eddie has a fiendishly dexterous style of guitar playing and his repertoire reflects a lifelong exposure to and love for a number of musical influences including bluegrass, old time, rags, blues and country.
Red Shoes and Blues featuring harmonica wizard Fraser Speirs is Eddie’s most recent CD and it has been very well received. He and Fraser perform as a duo on occasion and will continue to do so despite 2013 being Eddie’s last year as a full-time touring solo act. Eddie has been a professional folk singer for more than 40 years and understandably feels the pull of retirement increasingly attractive. Life on the road takes its toll. However, if any of Eddie’s musical pals ask him to play on occasion, he would most likely answer in the affirmative!
At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year Eddie played a one-night-only gig with Welshman John James -another amazing guitar-picker. Eddie and John used to go under the name of Carolina Shout and played often at the Irvine Club but went their separate ways some 18 years ago. So, either as a soloist or as part of various duos, Eddie Walker has not been a stranger to Irvine Folk Club or Marymass Folk Festival.
So, for exposure to Eddie’s loud shirts and his sheer enjoyment of music, make sure that you are in the Irvine Folk Club audience on Wednesday 11th December – it looks like it will be the last time Eddie Walker plays solo at the Irvine Club. The Club meets in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.