Jenny, Jonny and friends at Montrose Folk Club

Aberdeenshire singer/songwriter Jenny Sturgeon will perform with Jonny Hardie and friends at Montrose Folk Club on February 12.
Aberdeenshire singer/songwriter Jenny Sturgeon will perform with Jonny Hardie and friends at Montrose Folk Club on February 12.

Jenny Sturgeon, Jonny Hardie and friends will be the guests at Montrose Folk Club as the 2015 season continues in the Links Hotel, Mid Links, Montrose on Thursday, February 12.

Singer/songwriter Jenny sings with a confidence and warmth that endears her to listeners far beyond her native Aberdeenshire.

She will be appearing at Montrose Folk Club accompanied by a stellar line-up of backing musicians.

The band playing behind the vocals of Jenny will be current Old Blind Dog, Jonny Hardie, former Old Blind Dog Davy Cattanach and also Grant Anderson of the Aberdeen band Brothers Reid on double-bass.

Jonny Hardie will play fiddle and guitar, as well as supplying backing vocals, while Davy Cattanach will provide percussion and vocals.

Alongside beautiful interpretations of traditional Scottish song, as well as covers of contemporary material, ranging from The Grateful Dead to English folk songwriter, Cyril Tawney, Jenny also writes and performs her own songs.

Growing up in rural Aberdeenshire, Jenny always had an affinity with traditional Scottish music.

Since moving back to Aberdeen in 2012 to begin a PhD in Seabird Ecology, Jenny has re-engaged with the local music scene, playing regularly with the New Distillery Ceilidh Band.

She recently released a six track CD entitled ‘Source to Sea’, Jenny’s own compositions drawn on influences from family history and folklore.

On account of her ‘day job’ it will be no surprise that the sea, activities upon it and nature are other subjects which feature regularly in her songs.

Although the Old Blind Dogs are currently taking a break from their previous extensive touring, Jonny Hardie remains very active as a producer and session musician.

In addition, he has recently worked with Alyth McCormack and Gavin Marwick, as well as featuring as a guest with The Chieftains.

Montrose Folk Club has been running since 1984 and is one of the oldest venues for folk music in Scotland. It presents regular folk music concerts throughout the year, with occasional extra concerts and short breaks in July and at the festive season.

The programme is aimed at providing a wide spectrum of popular and acoustic music. The foundation is mainstream folk music, both traditional and contemporary, and it also stages blues performers, new country music and contemporary songwriters.

Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club on Thursday, February 12 for an exciting concert of high quality Scottish music and song.

Doors open at 7.30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start.