Evening of Scottish music and song

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THE Barbara Dymock Band will be the guests at Montrose Folk Club in the Links Hotel, Montrose, next Tuesday evening.

For their second evening of the 2012 season, Montrose Folk Club are continuing the Celtic Connections theme.

Just like Boo Hewerdine, the first guest for the club for 2012, the Barbara Dymock Band will be appearing at Montrose Folk Club just after playing a concert at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.

The Barbara Dymock Band are Barbara Dymock on vocals and guitar, Carol Anderson on fiddle, Martin McDonald on guitar and bass and Kenny Hadden on flute and whistles.

Barbara was a founder member of the band, Ceolbeg, along with the late lamented Davy Steele.

Over the years, Barbara has been in many other bands including Fon a bhord and Palaver, to name but a few.

After a break from music to concentrate on her family and her medical career, she is now once more performing regularly with her band who have released this year a CD which is entitled “Hilbert’s Hotel”.

The new CD was produced by Michael Marra and features his brother, Chris.

The CD showcases the wide range of material which the band perform.

This ranges from traditional Scottish songs, such as Billy Taylor and Bonnie Hieland Laddie, to Farewell Angelina by Bob Dylan, and Muggie Shaw by Michael Marra himself.

In recognition of the quality of her recent performances, Barbara Dymock was one of the four nominees at the 2011 Scottish Trad Music Awards, held at Perth Concert Hall in December, in the Kitty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year Category.

Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club next Tuesday (February 7) to enjoy a great evening of Scottish music and song.

The doors at the Links Hotel will be open at 7.30pm with the Barbara Dymock Band on stage at 8 pm.