Thursday 28 March 2013, Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £16 +bf
Support from Maggie Adamson & Brian Nicholson
Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro who has enjoyed considerable further success as a solo artist and writer, has recently embarked on a series of acoustic shows where he has taken the opportunity of revisiting a wide range of material spanning his career with Runrig and with his own band.
The acoustic project has already resulted in major sell out shows in Denmark and Munro has a string of UK shows booked in March 2013. Munro is currently making plans for a new acoustic album in the nature of a musical anthology.
Munro's 'Heart of America' album was recently voted Album of the Year in the Scottish Trads Awards and his concept album and live show 'An Turas-the journey' was greeted with great critical acclaim'.
Support comes from Maggie Adamson and Brian Nicholson
Maggie and Brian have been playing together for around 6 years, winning a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2008, were nominated as best up and coming act in the Scottish Trad Awards in 2009, and 2 of their CD’s have been nominated for BAAFI awards. They have produced four albums, Tammie Norie, Anidder Een , Back to the Hills most recently released is Hameaboot.
Press quotes include “Strong character and mature sense of expression” Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald, “ Jaw-dropping style” Sue Wilson, The Scotsman. They have played festivals across Britain, and as far afield as America, Norway, Canada, and toured in Australia and Ireland.
20 year old Shetland fiddler Maggie Adamson from Fladdabister is currently studying B Mus Performance in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Maggie started competing at Musselburgh and Perth at the age of 9, Nationally, she has been “All Scotland” and Scottish fiddle Champion several times. In 2012 winning the Oban Masters, and becoming Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion for the second time . A member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Maggie has also been an ambassador for the National Young Jazz orchestra of Scotland.
Brian is “internationally recognised as one of Shetland's finest ever guitarists”, (Shetland Arts trust), as well as one of the busiest! He is internationally renowned for his Shetland style traditional guitar accompaniment, last year being invited to Tokyo for a recital. He is a founding member of the folk band Hom Bru, and also one of the original line up of the Da Fustra Scottish dance band, Sheila Henderson country band and No Sweat Rock band.