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Dick Gaughan, Cath & Phil Tyler, Spiral Scouts

Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 7:00pm

 
Tickets £12 advance
 
This will be a seated gig and advance tickets are £12 from the Continental Bar, Action Records, Preston Tourist Information (Guild Hall box office) and online from wegottickets and seetickets. It will be more expensive on the door and seating means capacity is limited so we suggest you buy in advance if you want to attend.
 
DICK GAUGHAN 
 
 
Dick Gaughan is a Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter, particularly of celtic folk and social protest songs.
 
Gaughan sang in Edinburgh folk clubs and became a professional musician in 1970, playing mainly traditional songs on an acoustic guitar. He quickly rose to prominence in the 70s, recording 9 John Peel sessions both solo and as a member of celtic folk band Boys of the Lough and folk rock band Five Hand Reel
 
Gaughan's solo albums of the 1980s returned to the acoustic style in which he had begun, containing both traditional ballads ("The Muckle Sangs") as well as his own songs, and using acoustic guitar. His decision to concentrate on songs that convey political messages, rather than those more attractive to the mainstream, is clear in the important albums Handful of Earth (1981) which featured Dick's superb version of Leon Rosselson's 'World Turned Upside Down' - about the Diggers' revolt, and A Different Kind of Love Song (1983). Handful of Earth was Melody Maker's album of the year in 1981, and in 1989 was also voted album of the decade by Folk Roots (now fRoots) magazine in both readers' and critics' polls. 
 
After putting together another acclaimed band project, Clan Alba, in the early nineties, Dick has returned to solo work and regularly performs superlative shows up and down the country, this time in Preston!
 
 
CATH AND PHIL TYLER
 
 
Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years.
 
Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle.
 
Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as 'one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene', their music being 'a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition'. Their debut album Dumb Supper, released in 2008, is a modern folk classic.
 
 
SPIRAL SCOUTS
 
 
Spiral Scouts are more of a collective than a band, playing their own brand of funky folk, and acoustic giggerypokery..the songs are penned by George Spittal, and made into what they become by the talents of the rest of the musicans involved.
 
 
Seated gig - advance tickets are £12 from the Continental Bar, Action Records, Preston Tourist Information (Guild Hall box office) and online from wegottickets and seetickets
 
     

 

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