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Album of the Week: Journeyman by David Ferrard

The Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week commencing Saturday 24 September is the new offering from Edinburgh based singer-songwriter David Ferrard called ‘Journeyman.’

Alex Jenkins talks to David about his new CD and his music.

David is a Scottish-American singer-songwriter and folk musician based in Edinburgh.  Born to a Scottish father and an American mother he was brought up on both sides of the Atlantic.  His transatlantic roots can be clearly traced in is music, whether singing his own compositions or interpreting a traditional ballad or song by Robert Burns.

David’s songs tell stories about his and others’ lives, and are marked by a strong commitment to social justice and peace.

David’s new album of original songs, Journeyman, has just been released and was produced and recorded by Mattie Foulds in the Borders.

Journeyman features the following musicians: Steven Polwart (guitar), Kevin McGuire (bass), Kim Edgar (Rhodes piano), Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Su-a Lee (cello) and Mattie Foulds (percussion).

David will be playing solo in Glasgow on Thursday 29 September at Live at theStar Folk Club, St. Andrews in the Square, 1 St. Andrews Square, off Saltmarket, Glasgow.

  • The offical CD album launch of Journeyman will be on Friday 11 November at the Edinburgh Folk Club, The Pleasance Cabaret Theatre, The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh.   David will be launching his new album, Journeyman, at this special one-off event run by the Edinburgh Folk Club as part of the annual Carrying Stream Festival: www.edinburghfolkclub.co.uk.  David’s launch will be followed by a presentation/concert on the music and politics of Woody Guthrie by Will Kaufman.
  • CD Album of the Week is on Saturday at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm.

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