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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Brian McNeill is doing two nights at Chez Shep

Brian McNeill is doing two nights at Chez Shep

    • Friday & Sat, April 27 & 28, 2012
    • 7:00pm until 10:00pm
  • 5345 McCulloch Cir, Houston, TX 77056

    A career spanning more than 40 years has established Brian as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music. He has been described as 'Scotland's most meaningful contemporary songwriter' (The Scotsman); add to that his work and influence as performer, composer, producer, teacher, musical director, band leader, novelist and interpreter of Scotland's past, present and future and you have a man who has never stood still. He has performed around the globe, both as a soloist and with some of the era's most influential bands, including Battlefield Band, which he founded in 1969. 

    Brian is a multi instrumentalist – chiefly fiddle, bouzouki, mandocello, guitars and concertina – and the importance of his songwriting has long been recognised with such songs as The Yew Tree, The Lads O' The Fair, The Snows of France and Holland, Strong Women Rule Us All With Their Tears, Any Mick'll Do and No Gods and Precious Few Heroes. 

    His audio visual shows, The Back O' The North Wind, about Scottish emigration to America, and the sequel, The Baltic Tae Byzantium, exploring the influence of the Scots in Europe, have won wide critical acclaim. His continuing connection with America's Lone Star State led to him being created an honorary Texan by the then Governor George W. Bush. 

    For six years Brian was Head of Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. This year sees the publication of Brian's third novel '…In The Grass'.
7.00 for smoozin. Show starts at 8.00 prompt.

PLEASE BYOB and finger food pot luck to share is appreciated. The usual sausage rolls and tablet will be offered.

Suggested donation $20.00 cash at the door or if you want to secure your seat (as space is limited), please send a
cheque to Roslyn Shepherd at the snail mail address (5345 McCulloch Cir, Houston, TX 77056). Also please let me know by RSVP'ing to FaceBook or my em
(if you require a map, email me too)

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