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Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,

Johnny J 06 Nov 08 - 10:39 AM
maeve 06 Nov 08 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Ferdia 06 Nov 08 - 01:53 PM
maeve 06 Nov 08 - 04:00 PM
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Subject: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 10:39 AM

Part of the
Carrying Stream Festival

"Robin Laing is a Scottish folk-singer and songwriter. Robin is originally from Edinburgh, and Edinburgh will always be his spiritual home. His affection for that city and indeed Scotland is evident in the subject matter of many of his songs. Robin now lives in the idyllic setting of rural Lanarkshire. Already he is sniffing out the local songs and finding possible subjects for composition.

...........In terms of folk music, Robin's real interest is in folk song and especially the old Scots Ballads, or "Muckle Sangs" as they are sometimes known. However, he also has a tremendous respect for the songs of Robert Burns, (not just the rude ones), and the tradition of Scots fiddle music that has come from people like William Marshall, Scott Skinner and the Gow family. Robin's instrument is the classical guitar and some of these fiddle tunes transfer quite well.

In the folk tradition, Robin's influences are The Corries, Ewan McColl, Lizzie Higgins and Hamish Henderson, all for different reasons. He has many other influences; musically, from classical composers like Bach and Mahler, in poetry from Tennyson and in songwriting terms from Paul Simon and Stan Rogers, to name just a few. All of these influences find their way into the process that produces Robin's own song compositions. They have a variety of styles because of this, and tend to have their main strength in the lyrical side of the composition. The songs are constructed with care and attention and a great deal of selection along the way.

This evening will also be used to mark the 35th anniversary of The Edinburgh Folk Club. Expect some floor spots from our long term members and regulars. There might even "be a dram" for you if the friendly treasurer is in a good mood. ;-))

The Angels' Share The CD

"Robin Laing has few superiors. He is heard at his compelling best in "The Angels' Share"".
The Scotsman

http://www.folkmusic.net/robinlaing/

Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 8:00pm
Admission: £7.00 (£6.00 concession), Members £5


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 10:56 AM

Another of my favorite musicians! Happy 35th to the Edinburgh Folk Club

maeve


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: GUEST,Ferdia
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 01:53 PM

Sounds good; I'll be over in Scotland around that time, so where abouts does this club meet?


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: maeve
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 04:00 PM

Here you go:

Pleasance Cabaret Bar
60 The Pleasance
Edinburgh
Phone :- (0131) 650 2349
Please note that the venue does not hold any tickets. They are normally only sold on the door on the night (Found on the following site:)

Edinburgh Folk Club


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 07:07 PM

We actually do have tickets for this gig as it's part of The Carrying Stream Festival. However, there shouldn't be any problem getting in at the door.

If you wish, we could also reserve you one or more. Just e-mail E.Bort (at) ed.ac.uk

Look forward to seeing you along there Ferdia, if you can manage.
You'll also get a free drink this week. :-)


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Effsee
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 10:43 PM

So JohnnyJ, is Robin doing one of his "themed" shows (the whisky one is well recommended, samples and all!), or just a general one?


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 05:00 AM

It will be a "general one" although he'll probably include some songs about whisky, horses, and other favourite themes.


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 11:22 AM

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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 10:25 AM

Looking forward to seeing you there. Have a drink on us!


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Subject: RE: Robin Laing at Edin Folk Club, 28/11/08,
From: Johnny J
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 10:29 AM

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