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Eddi Reader Tour Dates Spring 2014

Eddi Reader Tour Dates Spring 2014

Eddi Reader embarks on a 30 date tour around Ireland and Britain this Spring to promote her new album Vagabond.

The tour commences in Galway, Ireland on 11th February 2014. Her Scottish dates are:

Inverness Eden Court - 24th April
Edinburgh Queen's Hall - 25th April
Glasgow 02 ABC - 27th April
Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

Forthcoming May Tour dates in Scotland.The Best Of Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham vol 2

Nairn Community And Arts Centre - Nairn 23 May 2014
Brunton Theatre - Musselburgh 24 May 2014
Stonehaven Town Hall - Stonehaven 25 May 2014
St Andrews In The Square - Glasgow 29 May 2014
Corran Halls - Oban 30 May 2014
The Nevis Centre - Fort William 31 May 2014

Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far Far From Ypres was originally conceived as a celebration of World War One songs and poems, mainly Scottish, for a double album on Greentrax Recordings. It evolved into a stage production at the 2012 and 2014 Celtic Connections Festivals where it was described by the Festival Director, Donald Shaw, as "brilliant".

The show will be presented again in 2014 at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh at 8pm on Sunday 17th August and at Perth Concert Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th August.

The show features the large screen projection of relevant images throughout the evening enhancing greatly the audience's understanding of the story unfolding before them. The format of the evening takes the form of two fifty minute halves with an interval. It has a cast of 26 folk singing stars, who remain on stage throughout the performance, singing the "trench", "marching" and Music Hall songs of the time. From that chorus, groups and soloists come to the middle of the stage and perform songs, both contemporary and traditional, about the Great War.

The narrator, Iain Anderson, brilliantly links the songs with stories about the hero of the show, Jimmy MacDonald, who was born in "any village in Scotland". It tells of Jimmy's recruitment and training then follows his journey to the Somme and back to Scotland. It would not be a Scottish tragedy without laughter, so there are also stories of humour and joy that take this production well away from the path of unremitting gloom.

Written and directed by Ian McCalman, this production features 26 folk stars, which has included Dick Gaughan, Iain Anderson, Barbara Dickson, Sangsters, Ian Bruce, Siobhan Miller, Ian McCalman, Stevie Palmer, Stephen Quigg, Ragged Glory, Sineag MacIntyre, Soopna, Donald Hay, Drew Talbot, Dennis Wilson, Brian Miller, Tom Ward and a host of others.