Tomorrow, on Thursday 19th July I’m hosting a special folk night for Refuweegee, an incredibly important charity that is continually doing brilliant work to support our new Scots in Glasgow. I’ve roped in some award-winning musicians and pals to perform, who have kindly given up their time to support this brilliant charity. Graham Rorie and Rebecca Hill, Isla Callister and Alan Reid (of the Battlefeild Band) will be playing. Register here and contribute a donation which goes straight to Refuweegee.
Michael Biggins and I will perform a one-off show at the Acoustic Music Centre at the Ukranian Community Centre as part of the Fringe Festival. Each time we’ve played here, it’s selt oot, but this year will understandably be very different with limited seating. Get yer tickets now!
My first printed article in the Sunday National. Mentions the lack of support musicians have recieved from the UK Government, vaccine passports, the great job the Musicians Union have done in representing 30,000 musicians.
Also mentions the musicians who have been #excludedUK from UK Government support. Despite Rishi Sunak changing eligibility for Grant 4 and 5, this will only help around 15% of musicians surveyed by the The Musicians Union
Also mentions folk band Gnoss, who’ve effectively (very responsibly) had to take public health messaging into their own hands to keep themselves + their audiences safe on their English tour after Boris Johnson lifted compulsory wearing of masks in public spaces.