Treat in store for fans of folk
Seven Sons to play acoustic night
Another night of acclaimed folk music is coming to Rutherglen this Friday evening.
Acoustic Nights at The Meeting Place present Seven Sons on June 26, at Stonelaw Church in Rutherglen.
This is the latest of the musical nights which are held in the church each month, and have been gathering a good following.
Seven Sons are an original folk/bluegrass band hailing from the banks of the silvery Tay and the smokey hills of Edinburgh
Ruth Alexander and Clayr Borthwick formed the band in 2011, with Ruth and Clayr on vocals and ukulele. The band now comprises Barry Nisbet ( guitar and fiddle), Bill Rennie (dobro and banjo) and Alan Finn (double bass).
Based around the heavenly harmonies of Ruth and Clayr, they play original songs of love, heartbreak and hope. The warm, rhythmic sound is backed up by ukeleles, guitar, fiddle, banjo, dobro and double bass.
Seven Sons’ debut CD was released in May 2014. Seven Songs from Seven Sons was recorded live in the studio by producer Mark Small, with the CD featuring a mixture of original and traditional songs.
In October last year, Seven Sons were picked by Leisure and Culture Dundee as the recipients of the Dundee Musicians’ Award.
They were awarded £400 which went towards the recording of the new Seven Sons album. Ruth and Clayr spent last summer working on new songs.
Seven Sons will be supported by the house band, the Mairs Family Band.
The performance will get under way at 7.30pm.
Entry is a £5 donation, and children go free.
Coffee, tea and cakes are included in the admission price.
On song Ruth Alexander and Clayr Borthwick formed the band Seven Sons in