Doonfest 2019

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Although the main focus is inevitably on July's main Doonfest festival, Dalrymple also has a vibrant live music programme shaping up with 'up close and personal' small scale events throughout the year. These are limited ticketing due to the intimate nature of the venues so early booking is essential! 

Saturday 18th May 2019
Dalrymple Church Hall

The Foundryman's Apprentice

Photograph by Daevid Roseman

Described by 'The Word On The Streets' Magazine as “Classic songwriting in the mould of The Divine Comedy” 'Folk/Jazz Innovators' The Foundryman'sApprentice (Formerly Simon Atkinson and the Foundryman's Apprentice) present a unique brand of original vibrant contemporary Folk with hints of Atkinson's previous vocal Jazz, Swing & Blues heritage.

Simon’s development as a songwriter began during his 9 year musical partnership with Scottish Jazz pianist and arranger Allan Baillie – regular performers on the jazz circuit with 2 Glastonbury Festival appearances amongst numerous other performances.

The Foundryman’s Apprentice have performed at numerous festivals and events including Celtic Connections and the Wickerman Festival and along with Simon feature 3 of the UK’s top musicians, all of whom have an extensive and impressive musical heritage in both Scotland and England.

John Duffy is a legend on the music scene, his superb bouzouki playing adding haunting Eastern European themes to Simon’s songs along with his unique backing vocals.

Karen Henderson is a virtuoso fiddle player who has performed with many of the Scottish greats and an innate ability to add richness to multiple styles of music.

Martin Henderson’s super jazz / folk bass complete the line-up – his extensive career in Scottish music has seen him play with a huge range of performers, in bands and numerous theatre productions and at events including the Glastonbury Festival.

 “ Music which should be taken seriously “  BBC Radio 2’s Paul Gambaccini

" Folk - Jazz Innovators "  Wickerman Festival

" Probably the best band you've never heard, but the future is bright!"  South Queensferry Radio


Plus Support from
The Dalrymple Ukulele Orchestra!

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