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Brian McNeil

Brian McNeill

The Friends of Wighton are organising a Cappuccino Concert on Saturday morning in the elegant surroundings of the Maryatt Hall, in Dundee's City Square.

The event starts at 10.30 when coffee is served and a selection of the day's newspapers are available to read.

Then at 11am there is an hour of music. This month the performer is Brian McNeill, 'Scotland's most meaningful contemporary songwriter' according to The Scotsman.

In 1969 Brian formed the Battlefield Band, which became one of Scotland's best known ensembles. Brian plays fiddle, octave fiddle, guitar, mandocello, bouzouki, viola, mandolin, cittern, concertina, bass and hurdy gurdy. The importance of his songwriting, mostly about Scotland's past and future, has long been recognised. Songs including The Yew Tree, The Lads O' The Fair, The Snows of France and Holland, Strong Women Rule Us All With Their Tears, Any Mick'll Do and No Gods and Precious Few Heroes have established him as one of Scotland's leading songwriters.

For more info please visit
http://www.brianmcneill.co.uk/
http://www.friendsofwighton.com

Event details:

Sat 24th May 2008
Maryatt Hall, City Square, Dundee
Doors, coffee & papers from 10.30am
Music 11am to 12 noon
Admission £4.5o, tickets from the City Box Office, City Square, includes coffee.
Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever are playing a concert in the Wighton Heritage Centre on Wednesday 14th May at 7.30pm.

Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever, with their dynamic performance of fiddle, guitar and song are now established as one of Scotland's top duos, playing venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Respected Orkney musician, Ivan Drever is well known throughout the world of traditional music for his songwriting as well as his work with Scottish band Wolfstone. Duncan Chisholm has been at the forefront of Scottish fiddle playing for twenty years, being hailed as one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players.

This highly successful partnership of Duncan and Ivan has been described as
“an expression of the deep wells of the Scottish people”

They have been touring together for sixteen years during which time
they have recorded “The Lewis Blue” and more recently a live DVD and CD,“A Long December Night”

Together they wrote ‘Heart and Soul’ used in the Oscar winning motion picture “Good Will Hunting”

Admission is by tickets available on the door, price £7.50 (£5 concessions).

Venue address: Wighton Centre, Central Library, Wellgate, Dundee, DD1 1DP

More info: www.friendsofwighton.com
New Photos from recent events.


Above: Skelpaig at their cappuccino concert in the Maryatt Hall, 19th April 2008
Below: Rachel Hair in the Wighton Centre, 7th May 2008.

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