Mark and Barrie-James are on tour in Scotland from 26th July.
Mark W. Georgsson is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow.
Pauline Alexander is one of Scotland’s finest singers who hails from the East End of Glasgow. Her beautiful vocals are reminiscent of Sandy Denny with their easy on the ear and centred style. Performing as part of an acoustic duo, she has been accompanied by various guitarist over the years and currently performs with Sandy Stanage.
Pauline regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK, bringing with her a blend of original and interpreted song from a range of genres that include contemporary, folk & blues.
‘Thoughts For The Masses’ is Pauline’s debut album and an Iain Anderson album of the week on his BBC Radio Scotland show. Other highlights of her music career have been an Isambard Folk Award nomination, supporting Rumer, Dougie MacLean & Shelagh McDonald and being invited to sing at the Burns Cottage for their very own Burns Supper.
TV, BBC Radio and a number of community and specialist programming have all played Pauline’s music or invited her to perform. Her TV credits have included a live performance with Edwin Gallacher on STV Glasgow’s Riverside show and her Dear Sister music video was played on The Phil Mack Country Show. BBC Radio airplay has included Iain Anderson’ Show, Frank Hennesey’s Celtic Heartbeat, Colum Sand’s Folk Show, Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk, Gordon Swindlehurst’s Show and Dean Jackson’s The Beat. Mike Harding has also played her music too.
As well as performing under her own name, Pauline has provided vocals for other musical projects. Electronica ensemble project The Grand Gestures as well as offering vocals for an as yet unreleased track by First Congress whose single The First was recently played on BBC Radio 2 at the time of writing [July 2016].
Sandy Stanage has worked with many collaborations over the years since he took up the guitar as a twelve year old.! In secondary he got friendly with and teamed up with Jim Ure – aka Midge! Playing the hits of the day while still at school. Turning more to the classical side of guitar playing it was set aside when he attended the ‘famous’ East Kilbride Centre One Folk Club along with Steven McCann on whistle, where Sandy met the ‘boy bands of the day’ – from The Laggan/ Batties / Tannies / The McCalmans – to wonderful characters such as John Watt & Davie Stewart. Graduating out to Glasgow and the Vicky Bar where he met up with Sylvia & Jim Barnes as founder members of ‘Tinkler Maidgie’ which became ‘Kentigern’. They perform widely at home and abroad, featuring the best of both traditional and modern music and songwriting. Sandy went to tour with Sylvia after Jim passed away and are still gigging widely today.
Another great collaboration in the 80’s was along with Ian Bruce, and was joined by Marilyn Middleton Pollock which formed the group ‘ Scotland Yard’, which gigged very successfully over a few years. Also recorded with Stevie Lawrence and Alan Jones until Sandy moved to Fife and a teamed up with Fiona Forbes the duo toured for over four years. Sandy released his first solo album ‘Crossing the Line’ in 2000. As well as collaborations on other albums with artists he has worked with.
Pauline will be appearing with Sandy Stange at the Star Folk Club this Tuesday 25th July Admiral Bar Glasgow
Tues 25th July – 7.30pm – Live At The Star – The Star Folk Club – Admiral Bar – Glasgow, Scotland
Tues 12th Sept – 7.30pm – Cramlington Folk Club – The Clef & Cask – Cramlington, England
Sat 16th Sept – 8pm – The Douglas Hoolie – The Countryside Inn – Douglas, Scotland
Thurs 21st Sept – 8.30pm – Commonfolk Folk Club – Pelsall Cricket & Sports Club – Pelsall, England
Fri 27th Oct – 7.30pm – Partick Folk Club – St Peter’s Hall – Glasgow, Scotland
Mon 30th Oct – 8pm – Stirling Folk Club – Stirling Rugby Club – Stirling , Scotland
Sat 4th Nov – 8pm – Craigie Folk Club – Craigie Village Hall – Craigie (Near Kilmarnock), Scotland
Tues 21st Nov – 7.30pm – Leith Folk Club – Victoria Park House Hotel – Edinburgh, Scotland
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