Treat in store for fans of folk

Seven Sons to play acous­tic night

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

2011

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