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 EventsJun29Sat7:30 pm Bottle Bank Band in Amble @ The Dovecote CentreBottle Bank Band in Amble @ The Dovecote CentreJun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmJoin us at the new home of the Northumberland Theatre Company in Amble for a concert in the north of Northumberland. Please contact the Dovecote Centre on 01661 713655 for tickets (£10 / £5)Jul12Friall-day Advanced Style & Repertoire (Mix... @ Ushaw College, DurhamAdvanced Style & Repertoire (Mix... @ Ushaw College, DurhamJul 12 – Jul 14 all-dayAdvanced Style & Repertoire (Mixed Instruments) 12th – 14th July 2019. Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH Join Stewart in the beautiful surroundings of Ushaw College in Durham, for a weekend of intensive tuition. This workshop will focus...Sep6Friall-day Fiddle Technique @ Ushaw College, DurhamFiddle Technique @ Ushaw College, DurhamSep 6 – Sep 8 all-dayFiddle Technique Standard Level 6th – 8th September 2019 Ushaw College, Durham Join Stewart for a weekend of intensive fiddle tuition in the beautiful surroundings of Ushaw College in Durham. The workshop will typically take between 8...Sep27Friall-day Advanced Fiddle Technique @ Rydal Hall