Easdale Island Community Hall
Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan

Date of Event: Sat 14 Sep 2013
Event Type: Concert
Time: 8.30pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)
Ticket Pricing: £12 /£10 concs (accompanied under 12s free )
It is with great pleasure that we can welcome Dick Gaughan back to Easdale Island Hall for the third time. Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for almost four decades. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, musical director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been there, done it.

He is a stunning singer with a wonderfully expressive voice belying passion, allied to a dazzling guitar technique; Dick just doesn't deliver gigs which are 'ordinary'. Well known for his forthright and long-time consistently held, oft-expressed political views Dick has never been attracted by a vogue of consensual, namby-pamby, pragmatic and equivocating politics. Dick gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion). This has a particular resonance today in the early 21st century.

In December 2009 Dick was honoured by being inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame. Then, less than two months later in London, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC annual Folk Awards ceremony. Dick is the only performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border.

19.30; 20.00; 20.30; 21.00; 23.00
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