Ballad style singing
The next Cappucino Concert at the Wighton Heritage Centre in the Central Library, Dundee, takes place on Saturday, October 20 and features Janice Clark, one of Scotland’s most respected traditional singers.
Janice was born and brought up in Aberdeen and from an early age took an interest in the traditional music and song of the North East of Scotland. Her ballad singing style was influenced by some of the great local source singers like Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins and Stanley Robertson.
She also has an interest in blues music and performed for many years with Aberdeen based blues band, Off The Tracks. Her more recent musical collaborations have been with Lois and the Session Clarks. She also performs with her flute player husband, Malcolm Reavell, longtime member of ceilidh band Halyracket and currently of Straefoot.
Janice began teaching singing workshops at folk festivals throughout Scotland and later taught guitar accompaniment for Feis Rois. Since that time Janice has been a regular tutor at the Adult Feis, teaching traditional song and harmony and an anything goes “Song Extravaganza”. The concert begins at 11am.
“I was interested to read the recent pieces about Montreathmont,” says reader Alex Duncan. “I enclose a photograph of my granny with her sister and my great-grandparents taken in July 1915. It looks like a special outing. I wonder how they got there from Arbroath?”