STEVE TILSTON & JEZ LOWE
Another real coup for the
Club when we feature two of the UK's finest acoustic/folk scene's singer-songwriters performing together. They have
teamed up for a series
of concerts throughout the UK filled with songs and music, chat and banter and will be offering an example of
song-writing at its very best.
Their show has been described as a performance of "thought provoking songs and consummate musicianship from
two genuine guys" as well as
offering a "wonderful mix of folk songs and fabulous guitar music from true masters." So, we can sit back and
enjoy a great show; we have
experienced both these amazing entertainers in various guises in the past but for our finale they are on stage
together. A fabulous way to
bring our Feast to a suitable conclusion. Brilliant!
We are delighted to have Dallahan as our final guests for
the Saturday concert. Since forming in 2013, they have exploded onto the
international folk scene and their heritage of Scottish, Irish and
Hungarian music shines through with Celtic, Balkan and even classical and
jazz influences. They are young, truly exciting and their songs and
instrumental arrangements will guarantee a brilliant, high-energy
climax to our night. Dallahan comprise Jack Badcock, Jani Lang, Ciaran
Ryan and Andrew Waite.
JOHN TAMS & BARRY COOPE
John, a five times
winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, has been described as "one of the ultimate British songwriters" and made his name
in the past with
The Albion Band and Home Service. He has also appeared in the television series Sharpe and, more recently, wrote the score
for the phenomenon
that is the National Theatre's production War Horse; the latter has, of course, brought him world-wide acclaim. Barry
has also gained
international renown but, in his case, through his membership of the outstanding a capella trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson.
However, on this
occasion, we are delighted to have them at our Feast as a duo, an appearance which is hugely anticipated and which is bound
to bring the event
to a new level. Welcome gentlemen.
John has also kindly agreed to speak informally on Sunday morning at a "conversation" session when we
will be able to hear about his musical
career, including his involvement with Sharpe and War Horse, as well as his experiences in the more
conventional life-style of a "folkie"!
a huge warm welcome back to our Feast to a long-standing friend of our Club from Northern Ireland. Maurice has enjoyed an enviable
as a singer-songwriter for many years and seems to get better and better as the years pass. Having honed his entertainment talents
clubs throughout continental Europe and at home, he is now a greatly admired powerful singer, and many of his own compositions have
gained popularity through both live performance and a string of brilliant recordings. If not already a fan, you will be by the end of
set! Maurice was forced to cancel his appearance at last year’s Feast so we are doubly pleased to see him this year.
Maurice will also
be undertaking a guitar workshop on Saturday morning. Welcome back Maurice.
Having had the amazing Sands Family at the Club and at
our Feast on many occasions in the past, it is now our real pleasure to welcome their daughters and son to The Backstage to continue the
Rostrevor connection. Currently taking the Irish music scene by storm, they will perform for us as a four piece group; Sorcha, Ryanne,
Eimear, and Fra are wonderful musicians and singers in their own right and guarantee to lift our spirits with a mix of traditional and
contemporary songs in true Irish style and character. They are assured a warm welcome to Kinross.
We are pleased to welcome Robyn to the
Backstage for her first visit to our Feast. A winner of the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award,
she has the most beautiful, warm, rich voice with which she performs the traditional songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage. She has been
described as having "one of the finest voices in folk music, with a uniquely pure tone, wonderful control and empathy and sensitivity for
her music". A real pleasure in store for one and all; you will remember this young lady. On this occasion, she will be accompanied by
Alistair Iain Paterson and Patsy Reid.
Come along for one hour of musical mayhem for all
the family with Auntie Aggie and Max. The McDougalls Singalong Show has lively songs, fun actions and bucket loads of audience participation,
guaranteed to put a smile on the face of weans of all ages (the grown up ones too!). There’s even a special appearance from their pet bunny
THE CRAIGIE COLLECTIVE & GUESTS
We are delighted to welcome The Craigie Collective to open our Feast at our welcoming event.
They comprise a group of outstanding Scottish
ceilidh band players who have formerly played with the Portobello Ceilidh Band. Their line-up
is Rodger McAndrew, Davie Ewan and Roy and
Wilma Henderson. The band focuses mainly on lively sets, driving rhythms with helpful calling;
you don't have to bring a spare T shirt and
towel, but they may come in handy! On the night, they will share the evening with guest
performers who will provide a mini-concert in the
form of two sets of varied songs - a wee surprise in store!
THE FARG FOLK
In what is now becoming somewhat of a traditional appearance, and back by popular demand, our very own Farg
Folk will open the Saturday
concert with a set of chorus songs in order to get the audience “warmed-up”. All the “Fargies” are, of course,
Club members and resident
singers; this year's line-up is Mike Dow, Stan Ginter, Hamish Grant, Roy Henderson and Lesley and Hugh Toner.