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Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce

One of the great singer / song-writers of the Scottish Folk Movement with a powerful voice and passionate character.




Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
The second disc in the highly popular SACD sampler series. A great overview of the best of Linn. 

AKP 284  

The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 12
The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 12
The final volume from the 'Complete Songs of Robert Burns' compendium. Includes My bonnie lass. 

CKD 201  

Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records sampler with highlights from the Jazz, Classical and Scottish catalogue. 

AKP 175  

Jigs, Jives and Jacobites
Jigs, Jives and Jacobites
A great live recording of Ian Bruce's original compositions live at Glasgow's Riverside Club. 

AKD 173  

The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 8
The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 8
The eighth volume from the 'Complete Songs of Robert Burns' compendium. Includes Ae Fond Kiss. 

CKD 143  

Alloway Tales
Alloway Tales
An enticing selection of Robert Burns songs performed by Burns specialist Ian Bruce. 

CKD 112  

The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 4
The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 4
The fourth volume from the 'Complete Songs of Robert Burns'. Includes My Luve's Like A Red, Red Rose 

CKD 083  

The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 2
The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Volume 2
The second volume from the 'Complete Songs of Robert Burns' compendium. Includes Scots Wha Hae. 

CKD 051  

Ian Bruce 

It is difficult to identify where, precisely, Ian Bruce assimilated his stylistic knowledge of the Scottish folk tradition: perhaps from his dad, Pipe Major John Bruce of the London Scottish Regiment; from his older brother with whom he formed the Fraser & Ian Bruce Duo early in his career; perhaps merely from performing and mixing with traditional singers right across every major folk festival, folk club and venue in Scotland, England and Wales over several decades now.

Whatever the source, it cannot be denied that Ian Bruce has emerged one of the great singer / song-writers of the Scottish Folk Movement. He was the obvious choice, alongside Tony Cuffe, Rod Paterson and Billy Ross, to give new impetus to the 12 volume Linn Records series "The Complete Songs of Robert Burns" with his now classic renderings of Ye Jacobites By Name, The Soldier's Return, Lassie Wi The Lintwhite Locks, etc. Linn Records recognised this outstanding achievement with two solo CDs of his own: "Alloway Tales" directly based upon his contributions to the project and "Jigs, Jives and Jacobites" featuring Ian's own compositions.

And that is not the end of it. Recent years have seen his appearance in numerous Concerts of The Jolly Beggars and The Merry Muses (Burns And A That Festival, Ayr); performances of the Burns songs at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (Rootin Aboot Festival), Dundee Rep Theatre, to name a few, alongside Dr Fred Freeman, Marc Duff, Ian Lowthian, Tony McManus and other stalwarts of the Scottish folk scene. He has made quite a reputation for himself undertaking primary school workshops, on Burns, Ramsay and modern song-writing, throughout East Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and South Lanarkshire.

Through it all he has continued to develop as a song-writer, more than realising the promise of his splendid early compositions Child On The Green, Too Far From She, Gone For The Day, Hungover Morning and more. His recent songs include haunting and compassionate compositions like Sweet Fallen Angels and Brown Eyed Baby.

On stage Ian brings a huge presence which invariably has his audiences singing, laughing and crying. His perennial return bookings to festivals in Towersey, Warwick, Bromyard, Cleckheaton, Bedworth and farther afield are a testimony to his following amongst aficianados of Burns, contemporary folksong and even the better pop songs of the present day.


For further information - www.ianbruce.org
Living Tradition
a great night at the Riverside with both performers and audience enjoying themselves.
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The Observer
an album to warm the cockles of the heart
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Inverness Courier
The recording's natural quality makes Bruce sound like he's in the room
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14 March 2014 to 14 March 2014
Scotland
Stonelaw Parish Church, Rutherglen, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The meeting Place - Bruce & Walker

03 April 2014 to 03 April 2014
Scotland
Dean Tavern, Newtongrange, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nitten Folk Club - Bruce & Walker

04 April 2014 to 04 April 2014
Wales
Tynewydd Community Centre, Coast Road, Rhyl, Wales, United kingdom
Rhyl Folk Club - Bruce & Walker

12 April 2014 to 12 April 2014
Scotland
Glenfarg Village Folk Club, Glenfarg, Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Glenfarg Folk Feast - Bruce & Walker

04 May 2014 to 04 May 2014
England
Upton-on-Severn Folk Festival, Severn Stoke, Worcester, England, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

07 May 2014 to 07 May 2014
Wales
Windsor Hotel, Pontyclun, Wales, United Kingdom
Llantrisant Folk Club- Bruce & Walker

09 May 2014 to 09 May 2014
England
Masons Arms, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Bodmin Folk Club-Bruce & Walker

11 May 2014 to 11 May 2014
England
The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Plymouth, England, United Kindom
Folk On The Moor - Bruce & Walker

12 June 2014 to 12 June 2014
England
Black Bull, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear, England, United Kingdom
TyneFolk Folk Club

17 June 2014 to 17 June 2014
Scotland
The Bully Inn, Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Bully Acoustic Club - Bruce & Walker

25 June 2014 to 25 June 2014
Scotland
The Vineburgh Community Centre, Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
Irvine Folk Club - Bruce & Walker

03 July 2014 to 06 July 2014
Europe
TBC, Denmark
Solo

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014
Scotland
Star Bar, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Live at The Star - Bruce & Walker

08 August 2014 to 08 August 2014
Scotland
St Brides, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Acoustic Music Centre at St. Brides (Bruce & Walker)

14 August 2014 to 15 August 2014
England
Broadstairs Folk Week, Broadstairs, Thanet, East Kent England, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

16 August 2014 to 16 August 2014
Africa
Wickham Festival, Wickham, England, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

17 August 2014 to 17 August 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Far, Far From Ypres

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014
Scotland
Achness Hotel, Rosehall, Lairg, highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

21 August 2014 to 21 August 2014
Scotland
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014
Scotland
The Salmon Bothy, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014
Scotland
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Far, Far From Ypres

09 September 2014 to 09 September 2014
Scotland
Clarke Suite at The Victoria Park House Hotel,, Leith, Scotland, United Kingdom
Leith Folk ClubBruce & Walker

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014
Scotland
Thistle Tavern, Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dunfermline Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014
Scotland
Polish Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club

14 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
Scotland
Woodside Hotel, Aberdour, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dalgety Bay Folk Club - Bruce & Walker