Dougie Mackenzie and Brian Miller
Friday, May 17 @ 19:30 - 21:30£10 – £12
We are really pleased to welcome Dougie and Brian to the Arts Association. Brian is a well known face and musician in Penicuik and has supported the Arts Associaiton for many years. On this occasion he is playing second fiddle to Dougie who has at last been persuaded by his many friends and admirers to produce a cd. What a cd it is! Good straight forward folk and ballads sung with feeling and with a rich confident voice. This will be a marvellous concert by these two friends
Dougie Mackenzie sang mostly Gaelic songs in his youth but was introduced to folk song at the famed Inverness Folk Club run by Duncan MacLennan, who mentored Dougie and gave him numerous songs.
Dougie is drawn to Scots ballad language and the stories it carries to us from the past. He lists many influences and sources, including Jimmy Hutchison, Gordeanna McCulloch, Norman Kennedy, Margie Sinclair, The Gaugers, Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, Bob Blair, Adam McNaughtan, Ann Neilson and the The Stewart Family of Blairgowrie.
Dougie is well-known from appearances at many Scottish and English festivals over the years and has won many traditional singing competitions including Keith, Falkland, Kirriemuir and Aberdeen.
Brian Miller is a Scottish guitarist with performing and recording credits including with his daughter Siobhan Miller, The Occasionals, The Singing Kettle, Tom Paxton and Arthur Johnstone. More recently Brian was in the cast of Far, Far From Ypres.
Tickets are £12 (£10 for PCAA members). Available from the cafe at 4 West Street or on line click HERE