Mini-tour brings Gaughan to Langholm

dick gaughan hand in
dick gaughan hand in

FRESH from a five-star performance at Celtic Connections, folk legend Dick Gaughan caps a Scottish mini-tour at the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm on Saturday, January 29.

A native of Leith, the 62-year-old has already played in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kinross. He also has a number of dates lined up south of the Border throughout 2011.

Dick is a member of the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame and was handed a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2’s annual Folk Awards – the first Scot to receive the gong.

Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 concessions) and the gig starts at 7.30pm.

The night before, Solid Gold Country Legends will celebrate their 10th birthday at the Buccleuch Centre.

And the show, which provides hits from the likes of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and Garth Brooks, has two new musicians for the theatre tour.

Keyboard player Wendy Kennedy is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and spent time working on radio and TV for the BBC.

Melissa Gold joins the show to provide backing vocals and to perform songs with Luke Thomas (guitar).

As well as new band members, there are also new songs on the setlist including the Johnny Cash hit, Folsom Prison Blues.

Songs featured must have achieved gold disc status for record sales and include Billie Jo Spears’ Blanket on the Ground, Dolly Parton’s Jolene and Kenny Rogers’ Lucille among others.

Tickets are priced at £16, £15 for concessions, and the show starts at 7.30pm. Phone 013873 81196 for more details.