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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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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)

11 September 2014 to 11 September 2014
Scotland
Rutherglen Town hall, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
With The Mairs Family Band

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014
England, London
Hall 1, Kings Place, London England United Kingdom
Recital with Sholto Kynoch

05 October 2014 to 05 October 2014
Scotland
The Deacon Theatre, Greenock Scotland United Kingdom
Far Far From Ypres

12 October 2014 to 12 October 2014
Scotland
The Royal Oak, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
The Wee Folk Club

15 October 2014 to 19 October 2014
Europe
TBC, Bordeaux France Europe
Far Far From Ypres

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

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014
Scotland
Eckford Village Hall, Between Kelso and Jedburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

07 November 2014 to 07 November 2014
Scotland
Linlithgow Sports Club, Linlithgow Scotland United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

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

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

14 January 2015 to 14 January 2015
Scotland
The Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker - Edinburgh Folk Club

27 February 2015 to 27 February 2015
Scotland
The Community Centre, Stonehaven Scotland United Kingdom
Stonehaven Folk Club - Bruce & Walker

27 March 2015 to 27 March 2015
Scotland
Stonelaw Church, Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
The Meeting Place - Bruce & Walker