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Brian McNeill – Thursday 15 December @ 7.30pm – Tickets £14.00 – Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. Tickets are available on-line at www.fofshop.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’ to Jim Minall, 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG

A career spanning 47 years has established Brian McNeill as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music. He has performed around the globe, both as a soloist and with some of the era’s most influential bands, including Battlefield Band, which he founded in 1969. Brian performs and teaches regularly at many of the world’s major festivals and is the longest running booked artist at Cambridge Folk Festival. He is a core member of the fiddle phenomenon, Feast of Fiddles. His solo gig will include a wall of instruments – fiddle, octave fiddle, guitars, mandocello, bouzouki and concertina – and a wealth of songs that have found their way into many other performers’ repertoires across three continents. Add an acerbic humour, a passionate belief in the tradition’s future as well as its past and a stunning slice of real, hand made music and you have a performance of emotion, fun and sheer magic.

 

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