Scots song Workshop with Geordie Murison
Thursday 21st September, 1-2.30pm BST
King's Studio, King's Pavilion, King's College Campus University of Aberdeen
Come along to this friendly and enjoyable workshop to learn some traditional Scots songs from a master of the ballad, North-East singer and Bothy Ballad Champion, Geordie Murison. All welcome.
Geordie Murison was born and brought up on a farm at Fetteresso just outside Stonehaven, his father having moved there in 1935 from a farm in Buchan. His father had two older sisters who were a great source of stories about school and farm life before and after the First World War. A chance meeting with Jim Taylor, Bothy Ballad King Tam Reid's nephew, in 1997, led to Geordie attending Aberdeen Branch TMSA sessions. There he met Tam and Anne Reid who encouraged him to enter competitions at festivals. This led to him being invited to perform regularly all over the country, including London, Dorset, Dublin and Whitby as well as in Scotland. In 2008 he won the Elgin Rotary Club's champion of champions Bothy Ballad competition. Geordie has been a stalwart supporter of traditional song and his 2017 CD The Time is Comin Roon contains the finest renditions of both celebrated and less familiar ballads to be found anywhere.