Ralph McTell - Saturday 8 September 2018


Best known for his international hit “Streets of London”, Ralph McTell has been a stalwart of the British acoustic music scene for the last five decades. He has enjoyed a 50 year, 350 song career, which has taken him from street busking across Europe to solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

 
Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album “Eight Frames a Second” and in 1974, the release of “Streets of London” earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002, he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Tonight, Ralph will be playing songs from his full catalogue.

SUPPORT BY IONA FYFE TRIO

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East throughout the UK and Europe. Following her outstanding performance at our “Songs and Reels at the Rose”event last year, we are delighted to welcome her back to Linlithgow and our headline concert. Iona will be accompanied by musicians Jack Badcock and Ross Miller, Linlithgow’s very own world champion Town Piper.
 
Ticketing:
  • Venue:  Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7EN
  • Time:  7.30pm - 10.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm, entry into hall 7pm)
  • Cost:  Tickets £25.  All seats unreserved.  Licensed bar
  • Tickets available from 'Far From the Madding Crowd', 20 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AE.  Online booking available via www.linlithgowfolk.yapsody.com

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