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Fiona Hunter Band & Ewan McLennan

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Fiona Hunter Band & Ewan McLennan

Tonight we feature an exciting double bill … Fiona Hunter is one of Scotland’s foremost traditional singers and is fast garnering a reputation as a highly gifted song interpreter. Fiona has been singing as part of renowned folk song group Malinky for the best part of a decade. In 2014 Fiona released her highly anticipated debut solo album, featuring songs from her native Glasgow and beyond. Tonight she is joined by her band, Mike Vass, Innes Watson, Euan Burton and Gillian Frame. “she’s at the forefront of the younger generation…Hunter’s strengths lie in a vocal tone that she varies to suit the mood of the song while always sounding like the 
real deal and her ability to project a genuine empathy with the characters she’s singing about.” Rob Adams, The Herald

Opening the evening is Ewan McLennan.Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan’s unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music. Ewan’s latest album ‘Stories still Untold’ was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim

‘One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years’ Mike Harding

‘Stories Still Untold, is a real treat’ **** 4 stars The Telegraph