Vet­eran song­writer tops bill at Stonelaw

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

The next gig at the Meet­ing Place at Stonelaw Church will take place this Fri­day.

Top­ping the bill will be the Glas­gow singer-song­writer Ian Walker and his band.

Ian has re­leased 20 al­bums and song books over the years.

His last solo CD, 2011 re­lease ‘Singing the River’, was nom­i­nated for a Bri­tish Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Award.

In 1988 Ian won the Mu­sic Re­tail­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Award for Ex­cel­lence, be­ing pre­sented with the prize at a cer­e­mony in Lon­don by Sir Patrick Moore.

Ian’s songs have been cov­ered and recorded by many other artists world­wide and have been sung be­fore Nel­son Man­dela and Arun Ghandi.

He has per­formed in Amer­ica, Hol­land, Ger­many, Ire­land and through­out the UK.

Play­ing in his band are Jimmy Scott and Moe Walker.

Jimmy Scott is based in Bo’ness and has been singing and play­ing his own brand of coun­try gospel mu­sic since the 1960s.

From an early age mu­sic played an in­te­gral part in his fam­ily life, orig­i­nally with the old gospel hymns but later with songs by the Carter Fam­ily, Hank Wil­liams, Jim Reeves and Johnny Cash, among oth­ers.

In 2005, Jimmy re­leased his al­bum ‘Bread upon the Wa­ter’.

Moe Walker is from Holy­wood in North­ern Ire­land and has per­formed on the mu­sic scene for many years.

With her group Tri­cy­cle she ap­peared on STV’s pop­u­lar Scot­tish va­ri­ety show ‘Thingum­myjig’ along with Alastair McDon­ald and The Alexan­der Broth­ers.

In re­cent years Moe has recorded and pro­vided har­monies and ac­com­pa­ni­ment in a va­ri­ety of line-ups, as well as singing in the USA, Hol­land and Ger­many.

Sup­port will come from the Mairs Fam­ily Band.

Tick­ets for the gig are £5, in­clud­ing tea or cof­fee and home bak­ing. The show starts at 7.30pm.

Fol­low­ing this show the se­ries of gigs will take a brief sum­mer break be­fore re­sum­ing on Au­gust 25.

Ready for show The Ian Walker Band are head­ing to The Meet­ing Place

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