James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced. Drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences, and interweaving his solo compositions with Love and Money favourites, James twins darkly literate, melodically lush songcraft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour. Music to stir the heart and soothe the soul.
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Get ready to rock to the fantastic D’Eldorados who have been packing them in whenever they appear and have built a huge following among the rockabilly set and lindy hop crowd. George Miller, who fronts the D’Eldorados revisits and re-create some of the music that first rocked the world back in the 1950s.
The four-piece include George, Mick McKeown (lead guitar), Shug Jamieson (bass) and Lex Hall (drums). This promises to be a fantastic fun night the dance floor will be heaving!
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Featuring three masters of the 1930s hot swing era – ‘The spicy lil devils’ are a three country collaboration – France, Columbia and Scotland.
This march sees their album Release tour and the band are excited to present their fresh arrangements of the most swinging songs. The Lil’ Devils enjoy bringing their passion for this genre to fresh new audiences and they always guarantee a night of uplifting, fun and danceable music .
Evelyn Laurie from Paisley is an eclectic jazz oriented artist who draws inspiration from every corner of the music landscape, Evelyn Laurie has made a name in both domestic and international circles as a gifted singer and songwriter.
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Cua, a hugely acclaimed Irish folk music trio blending roots, blues, gospel, jazz fusion, traditional, bluegrass and more! Their Celtic Connections gigs regularly sell out. Reviews include “spellbinding!” “It was my second time for this band – three wonderful musicians who manage to sound like a six piece. Their tight three-part vocal harmonies are a complete joy” .
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Bobby will be discussing with Professor Rowena Murray his role as Poet in Residence at RSPB Lochwinnoch and the project he is working on currently on the life and work of Alexander Wilson Poet/Naturalist and Father of American ornithology. Locals will be well aware of Wilson’s Lochwinnoch connections. Bobby will be performing poems and songs written during his residency at RSPB Lochwinnoch.
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Local author Diarmid MacArthur returns to Lochwinnoch Arts Festival with his latest novel, the 1960s-set thriller ‘Barloch’ (which may sound familiar to some Lochwinnoch residents!). Interviewed by Professor Rowena Murray.
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In her new show- complete sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022-she travels into the 60s and the Americanisation of French music: le yé-yé. A time of great cultural change in France, would the high art of chanson survive…? This new show offers a sexy and delicious celebration of the Golden Age of French song and how it evolved during the Swinging Sixties. Singing in both French and English she honours many stars including Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy.
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