Glasgow born Alan Reid is performing at a house concert in the Valley. Photo submitted

Scottish tunes at house concert

Glasgow born Alan Reid has been taking Scottish folk music all over the world since 1975.

He joined the fledgling Battlefield Band in 1969 while studying at Strathclyde University and subsequently recorded almost 30 albums with this hard-working and enduring band.

His groundbreaking keyboard work helped cement the band’s reputation as one of the most influential Celtic bands of its generation. With the band, Reid toured the world, bringing Scottish traditional music to audiences in five continents and playing in many prestigious music festivals and venues.

In November 2016, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame along with his former Battlefield Band colleagues, a recognition of their service to the performance of traditional music.

In 2010 Alan left The Batties to embark as a solo artist, and also in a duo format with Rob Van Sante. He has done a tremendous amount of music in the intervening years in both Scotland and North America.

Gardeners Green Folk Club is very fortunate to be hosting a house concert performance by Reid at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Tickets are $20 in advance, all of which goes to the performer. Hot drinks and a spread of fingerfoods are included. For ticket information, please ring 250-337-5337.

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