Scottish sounds at the Star Folk Club

FOLK fans will no doubt be well aware of Live at the Star – a weekly gem in the Glasgow music scene crown.

The billing for the St Andrews in the Square is a regular best of from the Scottish folk scene, and the both tonight’s performers and the coming week are no exception.

This evening’s acts are Glasgow-based duo Doghouse Roses, and guitarist Larry Guild – the former delivering Americana-influenced sounds and the latter promising stories of coming of age, travelling, relationships and life in general.

And next Thursday, it’s the turn of Lucy Pringle and Chris Wright – the duo who took the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle stage by storm in 2009.

Their focus is on both traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes, and each has a solid base of knowledge on the subject.

Lucy’s vocals can be heard on Fred Freeman’s Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill project, while Chris is currently working on the Kist o Riches project – a cataloguing of the Scots song archive at the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh.

The night promises a host of songs both revived from the history books and brand new – ensuring an entertaining night for folk enthusiasts and Scottish history buffs alike.

n Live at the Star is on every Thursday at St Andrews in the Square from 8pm. Tickets cost £8 (£6 concession) and are available on the door.