It is with great pleasure that we can welcome Dick Gaughan back to Easdale Island Hall for the third time.
Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for almost four decades. Guitarist,
singer, songwriter, actor, musical director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been
there, done it.
He is a stunning singer with a wonderfully expressive voice belying passion, allied
to a dazzling guitar technique; Dick just doesn't deliver gigs which are 'ordinary'.
Well known for his forthright and long-time consistently held, oft-expressed political views Dick
has never been attracted by a vogue of consensual, namby-pamby, pragmatic and equivocating
politics. Dick gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of
tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny
working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion). This has a particular
resonance today in the early 21st century.
In December 2009 Dick was honoured by being inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of
Fame. Then, less than two months later in London, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC annual Folk Awards ceremony. Dick is the only
performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border.
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