ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…
Fiona Ross & Ken Nicol – Friday, October 20th 2017
5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)
$25/$20 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm
Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.
Bookings email@example.com or text 0418179411
Fiona Ross & Ken Nicol
In the first half of this evening’s concert, Fiona Ross will share songs from her traditional Scottish repertoire, accompanied by UK-based guitarist Ken Nicol. Fiona & Ken recently teamed up to perform at the Turning Wave Festival in Yass, NSW.
Recognised as a tradition bearer in her native Scotland, Fiona’s singing style displays her commitment to the tradition and a passion for keeping the old songs and ballads alive. This year saw the launch of Clyde’s Water, the highly acclaimed album of traditional Scots songs that Fiona recorded with master Celtic guitarist Tony McManus, and featuring fiddler John McCusker.
Back home in Scotland, Fiona performed at festivals and folk clubs across the country, including at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Since moving to Australia, Fiona has been performing regularly at major festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and the National Celtic Festival. In addition to her concerts, Fiona is sought after to deliver lectures, presentations and workshops relating to the Scots sing tradition and folk music revival in Scotland.
Ken Nicol is an exceptional musician. As a guitarist, he is one of the most skilled and exciting players anywhere today; as a singer he is capable of evoking wide range of emotions in his audience; and as a songwriter he demonstrates these abilities in his clever and well-crafted material.
His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way.
In 1997 Ken joined The Albion Band as lead guitarist and singer, writing much of the band’s material himself and co-writing with Ashley Hutchings. They produced four albums in this time: “Happy Accident”, Before Us Stands Yesterday”, “The Christmas Album” and “Road Movies” on the Topic record label.
2002, he successfully joined forces with the legendary folk-rockers Steeleye Span on their UK ‘Reunion Tour’, and due to its great success, his collaboration with the band continued for a further seven years.
2009 proved to be an extremely busy time with Steeleye and deciding to take full advantage of his trip ‘down under’ with Steeleye, Ken immediately followed the Australian leg with a string of solo performances beginning in Perth, and continuing across the North and South islands of New Zealand during October and November.
Ken continues to write, record and tour as a solo artist and we are lucky to once again have him at the Port Lounge