Scottish songwriters Michael McGovern and Josie Duncan, who both performed separately at our Cafe Concerts series last year, will return to collaborate for a one-off show.
Josie Duncan’s original songs were receiving airtime on Radio 2 before she even left university. Winner of 2017’s Radio 2 Young Folk Award, audiences at festivals all over the world had come to recognise her as a vital figure within Scottish folk music. Josie’s debut album As The Moonlight Melts ventures confidently into new ground, drawing comparisons to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rodgers.
Michael McGovern’s debut album Highfield Suite captures his signature sound, with fingerpicking guitars, harmonies and heartfelt lyrics; a nod to some of his influences like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. The album received critical acclaim in both the UK and in Ireland, including BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Lyric album of the week and 8.5/10 Hot Press Magazine. Michael was endorsed by folk music legend Paul Brady; “I love it, what an unexpected gem”.
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