TV PERSONALITY GIVES FOLK FESTIVAL A FUNDRAISING BOOST!
Linlithgow Folk Festival organisers will continue their fundraising efforts on Friday April 26th when they present “An evening with Isla St Clair” in the Queen Margaret Hall at 7.30pm.
Isla St Clair is remembered by millions for her numerous television appearances, including the Royal Variety Show, the Morecambe and Wise Show and, most notably, as co-host with Larry Grayson on the BBC's long-running The Generation Game, for which she won "Female TV Personality of the Year". Her television series The Song and the Story won the coveted European award “Prix Jeunesse”
With her media high-profile, it is sometimes forgotten that Isla is first and foremost a singer - and a brilliant one at that. At the age of 10 she was 'storming' the Folk Clubs, and since then has sung all over the world - from the Troubadour in Los Angeles to a football stadium in Moscow.
She is widely acknowledged as one of Britain’s foremost traditional singers and has won the award of “Best Female Folk Singer" Her albums have received critical acclaim world-wide and “The Scotsman” rated her "the best exponent of Scottish Song” of the Year". Her current stage performance is a wonderful fusion of tradition. Her current stage performance – “An Evening with Isla St Clair” is a wonderful fusion of traditional and modern classics, spiced with humorous personal experiences as singer and broadcaster. We are delighted that Isla will be supported by local band SKIRLIE.
Tickets, priced £10, can be bought from:
- Norman Cummings Textiles, the Vennel, Linlithgow, tel: 01506 842013
- The Black Bitch Tavern, tel: 01506 842147
- Linlithgow Folk Festival Association, tel: 01506 844392