Dick at cutting edge

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DICK Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for almost four decades.

He is a stunning singer with a wonderfully expressive voice, allied to a dazzling guitar technique.

He is a troubadour, taking his songs and music around the world and only making the occasional foray into the recording studio when the urge comes on him.

You can hear him in concert at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on Friday, March 8 at 7.30 p.m.

In December 2009 Dick was inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame.

Then, less than two months later in London, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2’s annual Folk Awards ceremony.

Dick is the only performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border.

He was handed the BBC Radio 2 award by Neil Finn (of Crowded House) who had flown all the way from New Zealand at his own expense to be able to do so!

Tickets for this Friday’s concert are available from the box office on 01382 434 940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk