Ugie Folk Club welcome Stephen Quigg to Longside

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Ugie Folk Club is proud to announce that Stephen Quigg will be its featured guest at Longside Football Social Club on Friday, March 1 at 8pm.

Stephen Quigg has long since established himself on the Scottish folk scene and after more than 35 years of singing, he is still dedicated to the music and the songs of Scotland.

Stephen accompanies himself on guitar and bodhran (occasionally also the banjo when he remembers to bring it) and with an outstanding voice, you can watch him capture the attention of any audience.

Through wit, charm and an obvious love and respect for the music he delivers, Stephen has gained many constant followers, who travel regularly to his gigs in Scotland and beyond.

The songs Stephen sings range from pin-dropping traditional ballads to foot stomping songs of battle (as he’ll point out, he only sings about the battles Scotland won, which possibly doesn’t leave a whole lot). With effortless ease he also blends the traditional material with songs of a more contemporary date keeping the material fresh and the performer enthusiastic.

In 2001 Stephen joined the internationally acclaimed folk group the McCalmans and has since then added to his solo career a busy touring life in Scotland and mainland Europe. The group called it a day in 2010 after many successful years. Stephen, however, continues his solo career in Scotland and abroad renewing old friendships and making some new ones along the way.

Stephen has performed at countless venues from major festivals and top theatres to the smallest of Highland village halls. There is, however, one fine thread running through his performance whether the numbers in the audience are counted in tens or thousands - that is the quality of his singing, and the value of the music he lives through and continues to pass on.

Entry is free but we would ask you to book your seats by phone on 01771 613352 or email press_officer@ugiefolk.co.uk as seats will be limited.