Details of Transclyde Music’s programme of gigs for 2014 have been released, and Bute music fans are in for a real treat.
Saturday, February 22, will see Hugh Moffatt take to the stage at St Paul’s Church Hall. The list of artists who have recorded Hugh Moffatt’s songs is international and multi-dimensional. They range from Patti Page to Jerry Lee Lewis to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Alabama, and Johnny Cash and include pop, country, bluegrass, traditional, and gospel artists from around the world.
Gary Hall will be welcomed to Musicker on Saturday, April 12. Hall was born and raised in the north of England. He released his first album, Garage Heart for Run River Records in 1989, to much critical acclaim. This culminated in being voted second best album of the year in the Folk Roots’ end of year poll, sandwiched between Bob Dylan’s Oh Mercy and The Healer by John Lee Hooker.
Nick Harper is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the son of English folk musician Roy Harper and a past member of the English New Wave band Squeeze, and will be winging his way to Bute on Saturday, June 21, where he will be playing at Craigmore Bowling Club.
Saturday, November 22, will see Sarah McQuaid perform at St Paul’s Church Hall. Born in Madrid (to a Spanish father and an American mother), raised in Chicago and holding dual Irish and American citizenship, Sarah McQuaid was taught piano and guitar by her folk-singing mother, and remembers being inspired by meeting her distant cousin, well-known singer/songwriter and storyteller Gamble Rogers, at her grandmother’s house in Indiana.
For more information on the gig list for 2014 click here to visit Transclyde Music’s website.