Sunday, September 03, 2017

Joe Aitken at the Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :

Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library - Lunchtime Recital with Joe Aitken, singer
Wednesday 6th September at 1.15pm 

Joe Aitken is a favourite guest singer at festivals in Scotland, Ireland and England.  

Hailing from Kirriemuir, and fresh from another round of fine performances at its famous TMSA Festival, he brings his rich warm voice to the Wighton to start the new season of Lunchtime Recital.  

He is a fine singer of traditional songs which he delivers in his own inimitable fashion.  He’s also a great exponent of the North East bothy style of singing. 

He has won the coveted Champion of Champions bothy ballad competition at Elgin, and featured on the BBC Scotland documentary Beyond The Bothy in 2010.  He has a variety of material from the richness of the traditional to the best from modern Scottish songwriters’ material. 

Joe does what singers enjoy – stand and sing the song and let it speak for itself.  A very welcome guest indeed at the Wighton.

Admission free, donations welcome.