Scott Gardiner & Johnny Kemp
29 September 2011 (19:30 - 22:30)
Scottish traditional singer Scott Gardiner, a world bothy ballad champion, is accompanied by Johnny Kemp on guitar.
Scott Gardiner is one of Scotland's top traditional singers, and has been performing at concerts and festivals across the country since his schooldays. Brought up on a farm near Forfar, he is best known for singing the bothy ballads and songs of the north-east. Career highlights include representing Scotland at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the USA, winning the Bothy Ballad World Championship in Elgin, a nomination for Trad Awards Scots Singer of the Year and a 20 year run of performances at the Kirriemuir Pensioner’s Christmas Party.
Scott is joined by ace guitarist Johnny Kemp, who went through years in the wilderness of rock, blues and funk outfits, before working his way round to bothy. John plays bass with ceilidh band Teannaich, and is involved with various musical projects in his native Anstruther.