Mick West Trio
“Mick West is a powerhouse of traditional song, with a catalogue of highly acclaimed recordings to his name. His latest five star offering, A Scots Chorus, released in 2013 and produced by Stewart Hardy, has been cited as “an absolute triumph” (R2), whilst his 2010 recording, Snark O’ Snaw, received the same top rating from Scotland on Sunday.
Mick has one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, and, in his trio, his rich, warm and expressive singing is complimented on guitar and fiddle by the highly creative playing of Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy. The trio has a long standing musical kinship which shines through their arrangements, and makes for a joyous and inspiring performance.”
“One of Scotland’s most lyrical folksong exponents” Scotland on Sunday.
“West is a wonderful singer with a big, rich, warm expressive voice – in approach and stature somewhat of a Scottish Christy Moore” The List.
A Scots Chorus brings together the esteemed Mick West as singer and interpreter of traditional Scottish songs and a capella group Muldoon’s Picnic. Together, they aim to inspire fellow singers with their hearty and beautifully arranged chorus songs. Released in 2012 on Claytara Records produced by Stewart Hardy.
Stewart Hardy (fiddle)
Frank McLaughlin (guitar)
Angus Lyon (accordion, piano)
Penny Callow (cello)
Upcoming EventsFeb20Wed7:30 pm George Welch & Stewart Hardy / C... @ Cramlington Folk ClubGeorge Welch & Stewart Hardy / C... @ Cramlington Folk ClubFeb 20 @ 7:30 pmGeorge is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington...Feb22Friall-day Mixed Instruments Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsMixed Instruments Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsFeb 22 – Feb 24 all-dayMixed Instruments Workshop with Stewart Hardy Fully Booked The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for...Feb25Mon7:30 pm George Welch & Stewart Hardy / S... @ Stockton Folk ClubGeorge Welch & Stewart Hardy / S... @ Stockton Folk ClubFeb 25 @ 7:30 pmGeorge is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington...Mar22Friall-day Fiddle Techniques Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsFiddle Techniques Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsMar 22 – Mar 24 all-dayFiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy Fully Booked Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the...