Findlay Napier (Scotland)
After a remarkable solo debut "VIP: Very Interesting Persons" (Daily Telegraph's No.2 folk album of the year), Findlay now turns his songwriting and storytelling gifts, magpie-minded imagination and rich vocals, to his adoptive home town, on the follow-up, "Glasgow".
Continuing his collaboration with Boo Hewerdine, the new album combines freshly-penned originals with classics and rarities from Glasgow’s vast and colourful ballad canon (from Hamish Imlach toThe Blue Nile). The result is an extended musical love-letter to Scotland’s metropolis, celebrating 20 years since he swapped an idyllic Highland childhood for the 14th floor of the (now demolished) Red Road flats. Napier’s own songcraft today vibrantly reflects this increasingly rich stylistic melting-pot – a mix he’s helped create as co-host of a long-running open-mic night, promoter of the decade-old Hazy Recollections concert series, and now organiser of the annual the Glasgow Songwriting Festival.
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Opening act for the evening will be Edinburgh songwriter TG McEwan.