a number of performers are due to perform at Stonehaven Folk Club.
Tonight (Friday 17) Ian Bruce is set to perform. Ian will sing some Scots’ Trad & Robert Burns songs but, in the main, 60% of his act is self-penned. Many of those might be collaborations with Ian Walker or Charlie Milne.
On Friday August 31, Quirky Jade are playing at Stonehaven Folk Club at 8.30 pm.
Quirky Jade are Joni, Aileen and Izzi, a trio from the West of Scotland who came together in 2003 to sing at a wedding in the world famous A listed Robert Adam Church in Kirkoswald, near Culzean Castle. They never expected then that they would be finishing their album “Quirky” in late 2011 in Lanarkshire’s Foundary Music Lab with Graeme Duffin, (guitarist with Wet, Wet, Wet) producing.
Along the way they have built up an excellent reputation whether singing in the Scotia Bar in Glasgow, or the Royal Concert Hall on the Open stage this year at Celtic Connections. While they are well known for the breadth of their repertoire they are better known on their home patch of Renfrewshire for singing at various Burns Nights and related events.
They played two gigs in central Scotland at Dunblane Folk Club, Braeport Centre and East Kilbride Folk Club in the Village Inn (upstairs) earlier this year but Stonehaven folk club they intend to focus on material from their new album, and also some new material including Karl Jenkins, Beatles and African songs.
They sing most songs unaccompanied and are well known for their use of unusual percussion. At Stonehaven they will also be supported by two singer guitarists; Brendan McLaughlin and Stevie Fyfe.
The performances will take place in the Club’s meeting place- Stonehaven Community Centre.