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.