September 3rd – Other Roads

Regarded as one of the finest contemporary folk bands, Other Roads are the guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday September 3rd. Their excellent musicianship will make for an excellent first club night back after a particularly memorable Marymass Folk Festival.
Pete Abbott, Gregor Borland and Dave Walmisley are talented multi-instrumentalists. They play an impressive selection of instruments including fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin, guitars and harmonica. Expect to hear some fine harmony singing too.
The Other Roads repertoire reflects their diverse backgrounds in Scotland, England and Zimbabwe resulting in an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary and original material that ranges from soft ballads to foot stomping Celtic fiddle tunes and choruses.
The friendship that is shared by Pete, Gregor and Dave shines through, as does the sheer enjoyment of what they do. Other Roads put the emphasis on firmly on entertainment and this they achieve very well.
As well as being multi-instrumentalists, their other musical talents include teaching Scottish fiddle all over the world, arranging music and song writing. Despite all of that, one of the band hankers to be a rock star playing bass.
The band played a two month tour in New Zealand at the beginning of the year and since then have been touring extensively in the UK. Following a September tour of the UK, which includes the Irvine date, they tour the Netherlands and Germany.
Other Roads will be at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday, September 3rd, in Vineburgh Community Centre. The club starts at 8pm and its BYOB,
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