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Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra at Perth Folk Club
Tue 25 April 2017, 20:00 – 23:30 BST
The perfectly matched duo of Barbara Dymock and Christopher Marra have a wide and vast variety of musical collaboration under their combined belts, enabling them to perform with understated experience and ease.
Barbara was brought up in Fife, learning Scottish and Irish songs from her grandparents. Whilst at Dundee University, she began singing with the newly formed Ceolbeg, and was amazed that people were interested in hearing her Granny’s “auld sangs”! Ever since, she has been captivating audiences with her traditional repertoire, and as such was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2011.
Chris has been a working musician since his teens, performing and writing in many distinct fields from bighair rock to sophisticated pop with Danny Wilson, via London’s Theatreland. The majority of his time was spent recording and performing with his brother Michael Marra, producing albums for both Michael and the legendary Saint Andrew.
Together, they produced 2016’s Leaf an’ Thorn, an album whose 13 tracks crackle with an air of diversity.
**** “ This is real traditional Scottish folk singing… another compelling reason to move to Scotland.”
“… a warm, clear, mature voice …. variously spring-fingered and atmospheric arrangements”
“Like a breath of fresh air on a sultry day… one of Scotland’s finest singers… Highly recommended.”
Living Tradition Magazine
“‘Leaf an’ Thorn offers all that heritage demands … a must-hear for those for whom ‘living tradition’ is a treasured concept.”