Folk maestro Ian returns to Rutherglen
Musicianship runs in the family
A Rutherglen folk singer is set to return to the area to play a gig this Friday.
Ian Bruce grew up in the area and attended Rutherglen Academy.
He is also a leading light in the Scottish folk scene, and will now perform in the latest instalment of the Acoustic Nights at the Meeting Place series of shows at Stonelaw Church on Friday, January 27.
Ian’s dad was Pipe Major John Bruce of the London Scottish Regiment who provided an early musical inspiration, as did his older brother, Fraser, with whom he formed a successful duo early in his career.
For several decades Ian has performed and mixed with traditional singers right across every major folk festival, folk club and venue in Scotland, England and Wales.
Recently he took part, along with the likes of Tony Cuffe, Rod Paterson and Billy Ross, in giving new impetus to the 12 volume Linn Records series The Complete Songs of Robert Burns.
Linn Records then recognised Iain’s outstanding achievement with two solo CDs of his own - Alloway Tales, based directly upon his contributions to the project and Jigs, Jives and Jacobites featuring Ian’s own compositions.
On stage Ian brings a huge presence which invariably has his audiences singing, laughing and crying.
His perennial return bookings to festivals in Towersey, Warwick, Bromyard, Cleckheat o n , Bedworth and farther afield are a testimony to his following amongst aficionados of Burns, fans of contemporary folk songs and even pop songs of the present day.
Support on Friday will come from the Mairs Family Band.
Entry is a £ 5 donation and children go free.
Filter coffee tea and home made cakes are included.
The show starts at 7.30pm.
Ian has audiences singing, laughing and crying
True performer Ian Bruce is a leading light on the folk scene