Wed 7th August – Malcolm Bushby & Rosie Lindsay

An Australian fiddle player and a Wigtownshire piano player are the guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 7th August. Their names respectively are Malcolm Bushby & Rosie Lindsay and they come highly recommended.

Tasmanian Malcolm has a strong Scottish heritage and grew up listening to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland. So immersed in music was he that at age thirteen he toured Scotland with a Tasmanian Celtic band called Tantallon – after the East Lothian castle. Young Malcolm was impressing audiences and that led him to appearances at numerous festivals in Australia and frequently was a support act to touring folk artists in Tasmania.

After moving to Newcastle upon Tyne, Malcolm joined the North East young folk ensemble Folkestra under the direction of Kathryn Tickell. With them he played at various UK venues .He has studied with fiddlers of the calibre of Aidan O’Rourke and Stewart Hardy and by all accounts, Malcolm is considered to be one of the finest young fiddle players on the Scottish scene. No mean feat! As if that wasn’t enough, he also plays bouzouki.

At Irvine, Malcolm will be joined by Rosie Lindsay.   Wigtownshire Rosie is a Folk & Trad Music graduate of Newcastle University and has recorded a solo album which featured Malcolm.  Like Malcolm she really enjoys playing the traditional music of the UK and in particular from her home area of Dumfries & Galloway.

Malcolm Bushby & Rosie Lindsay are the final guests before the 46th Marymass Folk Festival.  Reasons aplenty therefore to get along to Irvine Folk Club in Vineburgh Community Centre on Wednesday 7th August  to hear Malcolm & Rosie and limber up for Marymass.  The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.

Marymass Folk Festival

As mentioned, Marymass Folk Festival is but a blink away! The festival dates are Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th August.  Programmes giving all info are out, but if you can’t find one phone Joyce on 01294 551047