Jim - the ultimate Scots troubadour

JIM Malcolm will be a welcome return visitor as the guest at Montrose Folk Club next Tuesday evening at the Links Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose.

As both a singer and a songwriter, Jim has one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music. He was lead singer of the phenomenal Scottish band, The Old Blind Dogs, for seven years, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America, and playing many of the biggest folk festivals.

In 2004, Jim was chosen as Songwriter of the Year at the Scottish Trad Music Awards. He has also been nominated on three occasions for the category of Scots Singer of the Year at the Trad Music Awards.

Jim is the ultimate Scots Troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas and engaging wit, he sings both the traditional songs of Scotland and his own uniquely crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is also highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns.

The release of the 2011 CD entitled “Sparkling Flash” marked a milestone for Jim Malcolm. He has now recorded 50 songs which are either entirely written by him or were constructed by him around an ancient fragment of text, poem or melody. The list of artists who have performed and recorded the work of Jim Malcolm is steadily growing. It includes Kate Rusby, The Poozies, the McCalmans and the Welsh Band, Uiscedwr. In addition to great music and song, the concerts of Jim Malcolm are always very entertaining, peppered with funny stories and observations in the great tradition of Scottish folk performers. Jim Malcolm will be on stage at 8 pm, doors open at 7.30pm.