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June 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£ 9
Join Neil Thomson and special guests to celebrate the release of his new live album ‘Live at the Glad Cafe.
“Reminiscent of early Ralph McTell, Dougie Maclean or even The Incredibles”* Folk Roots
“Mellow and relaxing” Living Tradition Magazine
Neil is currently due to release a live album this summer recorded last year at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow’s south side. The album features several new songs, as well as old favourites and provides an opportunity to hear Neil Thomson up close and live accompanied by his talented new band comprising fiddler Jenny Sutherland and guitarist John Mcghee.
Originally from Paisley but now living in Crieff Perthshire Neil is a multi instrumentalist whose writing is mainly but not solely inspired by his native Scotland. It’s roots, people, tradition and natural environment provide inspiration for creating music in his own relaxed, gentle style.
Snawdraps’ written in old Scots by Gerry Cambridge and set to music by Neil Thomson has become a joint winner of the Hands up for Trad Nòs Ùr competition 2016.
“Mellow and relaxing, at times reminiscent of Eric Bogle, Neil’s voice is warm and his careful and intimate lyrics offer food for thought amidst the peaceful atmosphere. Low whistle is beautifully prominent, Gandiegow is an album to feel at ease with.”
Living Tradition Magazine
” Gerry Cambridge and Neil Thomson offered up an opening selection of gentle, often whimsical songs that occasionally jigged about but most often harked back to poetic reflections The Thought of Snow had a curlicue of Incredible String Band-ishness to it that was utterly engaging, while a doggone ditty about canines, Banjo Blues, was witty’n’nifty enough to make cat-lovers howl in appreciation”. The Glasgow Herald
“Reminiscent of early Ralph McTell, Dougie Maclean or even The Incredibles” Folk Roots
“What Fools Do, the year in the making debut album from Paisley Singer/ Songwriter Neil Thomson is a welcome alternative. Its 10 tracks of gentle and evocative folky listening, are more akin to a leisurely rural run, Thomson investing the whole with a James Taylor-esque peaceful assurance”. The List Magazine
“A talent that deserves hearing” Traditional Music Maker
More info about Neil’s music at www.neilthomson.co.uk