Alan Reid • Sunday 14 January • 2pm
Admission $20 and a small plate or bottle for afternoon tea.
Alan Reid is a gifted singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his time at the helm of Scotland’s Battlefield Band, who have been pre-eminent in Scottish traditional music for over forty years. Alan spent several decades as with the group, as they toured worldwide to an ever increasing audience. His songs and keyboard playing were a major feature of their repertoire during this period.
Since retiring from the band in 2010, Alan has been performing in a duo with Dutch guitarist and singer Rob Van Sante and also as a solo artist.
Alan and Rob played Musichaven back in 2011 and we are delighted that Alan the soloist will make this return visit singing some of his popular songs.
Bookings are essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ruth on 027 451 5486. Remember to also bring extra cash to buy CDs.
Pete Grassby • Wednesday 17 January • 7.30pm
Admission $15 and a small plate for supper.
Pete will sing some songs, play some tunes, and possibly call a dance on the back lawn (depending on the weather and the audience).
He is a native of Coventry, England and has been singing and performing since the age of four. On leaving school he started a folk group in which he was lead singer and composed many of their songs and tunes. In the seventies he started playing with the Sherbourne Ceilidh Band, first on bass guitar and later on melodeon, and began calling dances. Currently sings/plays in his band called the Aardvarks.
Over the years he has become increasingly interested in learning, playing and teaching a wide variety of dances from both the English tradition and further afield. He travels extensively as a Morris dancer with Coventry Morris Men and for his job as “The Melodeon Repairer”, which brings him into contact with many dance groups from whom he continues to expand his repertoire. He has won a number of singing awards, including the coveted Sidmouth Singer competition.
Bookings are essential – email email@example.com or contact Ruth on 027 451 5486.