Flossie Malavialle – 14th May

Flossie Malavialle is the guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 14th May.
It is just over two years since she last appeared at the Irvine Club and a visit to Irvine has been included on her busy Scottish tour which is sure to please her admirers. She is an entertainer.

From Nimes in France but resident in the North East of England these last 12 plus years, Flossie has a clear and strong voice and accompanies herself on acoustic guitar. Her repertoire is very varied and could include anything from Janis Joplin to Nat King Cole and from Edith Piaf to Colum Sands.

Flossie’s first appearance at Irvine some years ago went down very well. She has a commanding stage presence and, for the most part, sings well known songs. She now has 10 albums to her name. As well as her solo gigs, Flossie is one half of the Dark Horses duo – the other half being guitarist Keith Donnelly. In short, she’s busy.

She had taught English in France for 12 years before going to Darlington on a teacher exchange to improve her English. As she had been singing in Clubs in France for years, the natural thing to do was to visit the local Folk Club in Darlington. It was then that Flossie took to life on this side of The Channel and here she has remained.

Hear Flossie Malavialle at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 14th May in Vineburgh Community Centre. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.

And looking ahead, full details on this year’s Marymass Folk Festival are available. Festival Leaflets are in all North Ayrshire Libraries plus all sorts of other places too. You can also go online at www.irvinefolkclub.co.uk or phone Joyce on 01294 551047. Festival Concerts tickets are now on sale and as the mighty Battlefield Band are headlining the Marymass Saturday Night concert on 23rd August, securing a ticket well in advance might be a wise idea.

Finally, the Moniaive Folk Festival is on this coming weekend 9th -11th May. All Moniaive info from alan@snadermill.co.uk