This concert was a celebration of the music that matters to Dick Gaughan. I first heard Gaughan back in the 80s at an Edinburgh folk club and I have met him a few times at Milngavie Folk Club where he was friendly and unassuming. With guitars, harps, pipes, fiddles and percussion, and distinctive collective harmonies. Prevous page or post Next page or post. Fiction and non-fiction writer.
Dick Gaughan is a legend in Scottish folk music. For 40 years, he has dominated the folk scene as a group member Five Hand Reel et al , as a guitarist influencing many other folk guitarists, and as a distinctive singer reinterpreting traditional ballads and using contemporary song as political weapon. Dick is a man of the left and was a stalwart supporter of the miners and other industrial struggles and more recently a campaigner for independence and for a Scottish Socialist Republic. So when he was struck down with a stroke last year and could no longer perform, the Scottish folk scene was in despair and rallied to support him with a benefit concert at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
Lewes Con Club is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit social club and live Situated in the centre of the beautiful historic town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, with easy access to and from the city of Brighton and Hove and with a direct rail link to London, Lewes Con Club consists of a large bar area opening up to a function room with a professional music stage. Beyond the bar is a spacious garden and barbeque area. It is by far and away the best live entertainment venue for miles around. Come and see for yourself.