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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 4th volume from the Complete Songs of Robert Burns. Includes 'O my luve’s like a red, red rose.' 

CKD 804  

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 Burn' compendium. Includes 'Scots wha hae'. 

CKD 802  

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
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Living Tradition
'A great night at the Riverside with both performers and audience enjoying themselves.'
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Inverness Courier
Bruce's songs are sharply-observed and his delivery is powerful.
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The Sunday Herald
Ian Bruce has long been rated as one of Scotland's most potent folk voices, as well as a gifted songwriter himself.
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Rock & Reel
superb vocal performances throught
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The Scots Magazine
Ian Bruce brings a robust good humour to his Alloway Tales.
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The Folk Diary
Fourteen of Burns' perhaps better-known compositions, all sung with great respect and sympathetic instrumental backing....most enjoyable


Hamilton Advertiser
Bruce has one of the most distinctive voices in folk music - he brings the glorious words of the Bard to life
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Inverness Courier
'The recording's natural quality makes Bruce sound like he's in the room.'
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The Observer
'An album to warm the cockles of the heart.'
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Royal 945am Liverpool Radio
I have played this album over a dozen times and still find it refreshing to listen to.
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13 August 2015 to 14 August 2015
Scotland
Acoustic Music Centre at St. Bride’s, 10 Orwell Terrace Edinburgh EH11 2 DZ Scotland United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival (Bruce & Walker)

17 August 2015 to 18 August 2015
Scotland
Colonsay Folk Festiva, Colonsay Scotland United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

19 August 2015 to 19 August 2015
Scotland
Acoustic Music Centre at St. Bride’s, 10 Orwell Terrace Edinburgh EH11 2 DZ Scotland United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival (Bruce & Walker)

24 August 2015 to 24 August 2015
Scotland
Acoustic Music Centre at St. Bride’s, 10 Orwell Terrace Edinburgh EH11 2 DZ Scotland United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival (Bruce & Walker)

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015
Scotland
Islecroft Folktober Festiva, Dalbeattie Scotland United Kingdom
Bruce & Walker

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015
Scotland
Roadhouse Pub, 136 John Street Penicuik EH26 8NJ Scotland United Kingdom
Penicuik Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

10 November 2015 to 10 November 2015
Scotland
Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road Edinburgh EH6 4NN Scotland United Kingdom
Leith Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

17 November 2015 to 17 November 2015
Scotland
Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road Edinburgh EH6 4NN Scotland United Kingdom
Leith Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

15 December 2015 to 15 December 2015
Scotland
The Bully Inn, 2 Store Row Quarter Hamilton ML3 7XU Scotland United Kingdom
Quarter Folk Club (Solo)

17 January 2016 to 17 January 2016
Scotland
Wee Folk Club, Infirmary Street Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Ian Bruce

02 April 2016 to 02 April 2016
Scotland
Craigie Village Hall, Craigie, East Ayrshire, KA1 5LY Scotland United Kingdom
Craigie Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

19 April 2016 to 19 April 2016
Scotland
The Admiral, 72A Waterloo Street Glasgow G2 7DA Scotland, United Kingdom
The Star Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)

20 April 2016 to 20 April 2016
Scotland
The Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Edinburgh Folk Club (Bruce & Walker)