What’s on: Fraser Bruce at Girvan Folk Club

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Girvan Folk Club welcomes Rutherglen based singer Fraser Bruce to the club on Friday 29th May.

Fraser started his musical career in the ballad club of Rutherglen Academy started by Norman Buchan author of 101 Scottish Songs.

The club fired Fraser’s interest in folk music and he went onto perform as a solo artist and in 1970 he penned the lyrics to Clyde footballs clubs anthems Song of the Clyde, as well as another favourite One, Two, Three.

He later joined his brother Ian to become one of the best known and respected duos on the folk scene in the 1970’s and early 1980’s touring in the UK, USA, Denmark & Germany. The duo released 3 albums with Mrs. Bruce’s Boys Volume One, probably the best known.

Sadly real life intruded and Fraser retired from the music scene in 1986 to concentrate on his day job.

Fortunately for folk music fans Fraser returned to folk music on his retirement and played his first solo gig in Rutherglen town hall in September 2014.

His gig in Girvan is a rare opportunity for folk fans to hear one the most talented musicians and interpreter of folk songs back on stage again.

Rumour has it that he may be assisted on some tracks by a mystery guest star providing a must see gig for anyone who appreciates excellent music played with love, talent and fraternal skill.

The concert starts at 8.30 in the back room of the Queens Hotel with tickets priced £6 available on the door or you can book by contacting Beverley or Margaret on 01465 714934. For further info go to girvanfolkclub.shutterfly.com.