Fine folk continues at Stonelaw Parish
Stonelaw Parish Church will present its always popular folk music night this Friday (August 28).
This week the evening will be headlined by the talented Helensburgh based band The Broads.
Singer Marysia Lessnau and guitarist Jim Yule were in the popular folk/cabaret band New Celeste.
After extensive touring and recording with the band, they left to form their own band, Dick Broad and the Fallen Goats, which later became The Broads.
The lineup also includes bass player and songwriter, Cy Jack to complete the line-up.
The Broads’ blend of cool appeal, originality, and mix of folk, rock and swing has delighted audiences from Shetland to Shettleston.
Support on the night will come from The Mairs Family Band, a family bluegrass band featuring close harmony vocals and instrumentals on fiddle, guitar, dobro, mandolin and double bass.
Louise Mairs, who organises the evenings and will also perform with her group as the support act, said: “We get quite a few people coming up for it regularly, from Ayrshire, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock and even Dumfries.
“So there’s quite a loyal audience there for it.
“It’s a good wee place to put music on, and having live music take place in Rutherglen is always an important thing.
“The Broads are really good - they played here a couple of years ago and we’re glad to have them back, as they went down really well then.
“New Celeste were very popular and had a lot of success, before they became the Broads.
“Marysia is a great singer, and they’re excellent musicians too.
“Since the wall was taken down in the church we’ve been able to expand it a bit more, and get more people in to hear the music.”
Louise already has plans for the next year.
She said: “We’re booked ahead for the next year or so, so we’ve already planned ahead.”
Entry is a suggested £5 for donations and children go free.
Coffee/tea and home made cakes are included.
The Broads will be playing the Friday Night Folk group at Stonelaw Parish