A career spanning nearly 50 years has established Brian McNeill as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music. His gig will include a wall of instruments - fiddle, octave fiddle, guitars, mandocello, bouzouki and concertina - and a wealth of songs that have found their way into many other performers' repertoires across three continents. Add an acerbic humour, a passionate belief in the tradition's future as well as its past and a stunning slice of real, hand made music and you have a performance of emotion, fun and sheer magic.
"Scotland's most meaningful contemporary songwriter" - The Scotsman
"There are simply not enough superlatives to describe McNeill's solo set. After a slow air, he had the good judgement to launch without pause into four reels, sparing the audience the decision of whether to applaud or merely sit in stunned silence after his breathtaking rendition of the complex, brooding tune". North Carolina Spectator.