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Edinburgh Folk Club with Tom McConville & Tony Wilson

Edinburgh Folk Club with Tom McConville & Tony Wilson

Wed 27 February 2019 19:30-22:00

Pleasance

 

 

£10 / £8 (Folk Club member conc. £7) Door sales only.

Edinburgh Folk Club is a great weekly club that showcases the wide international world of folk and related music.

The club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then bringing artists from all over the world to the Cabaret Bar at The Pleasance!

The club meets weekly on a Wednesday evening and it’s not compulsory to be a member to be able to attend the club's weekly shows - just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door!

 

The Acts 

Old friends Tom McConville and Tony Wilson played as a duo in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until they bumped into each other at the 2009 Whitby Festival in the summer of 2009 that they decided to work together again.

Tom was BBC Radio 2's Folk Musician of the Year in 2009 and is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances, from fast rhythmic dance tunes to beautiful slow airs, and great singing, humour and style.

Tony Wilson was born in South Shields and is a well-regarded singer, guitarist, ukulele and banjo player, and, for the last twenty years, a first class storyteller. Annual story-telling tours take him around the UK, South America and Europe, as well as China and Korea. Since 1999 he has visited almost 2 000 schools.

 

Tonight we'll have music from Ireland, Scotland and America and traditional, contemporary and original songs from all over the world. So come in, sit down, get a drink and expect to be amazed, amused and entertained by two of the North-East of England's finest sons.