Louise Jordan – 30th April

Louise Jordan is a young singer, composer, musician and record producer. She is currently on a UK tour and Irvine Folk Club welcomes her on Wednesday 30th April.
Born in Winchester, growing up in Salisbury and now living with her husband in Fordingbridge, Louise has two albums to her name. Both of them she produced herself in her purpose-built studio at home having learned how to use Pro-tools. The two albums are on her own label Azania Records. This is a lady who just gets on with things!
It was in Salisbury that Louise worked through her piano, cello and singing grades. In her late teens, thinking that playing guitar would be different from reading scores, she taught herself guitar.
Whilst doing a Law degree, music dipped into the background. She thought that by using her Law qualification she could help change the world and so Louise worked with Young Offenders and as a Youth Worker before training as a Teacher. Realising that Teaching was not for her and not wanting to go back to Law, it was with the encouragement and support of her husband that she decided to pursue a musical career.
The main strength of multi-instrumentalist Louise is her voice. Her songs are about what she knows and about people overcoming life’s challenges. She cites the downside of being a solo artist as realising that someone’s got to drive!
At home, Louise and her husband are putting together Forest Live – a series of live shows at Fordingbridge. They are both of the mind that music is part of everybody’s life and do what they can to involve people.
Louise Jordan makes her debut at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 30th April in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
And almost finally, the Folk Sessions at The Ship Inn at Irvine’s Harbourside are going from strength to strength and attracting a huge range of musical styles. The sessions are weekly on Tuesdays and start at 8pm.
And finally, not long now to the Girvan Folk Festival, Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th May.
All info on Girvan at www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk