Win tickets to see Sam Carter at Milngavie’s Fraser Centre

Sam guitarist at folk club
Sam guitarist at folk club

SAM CARTER - one of the finest English-style finger-picking guitarists of his generation - is to play at The Milngavie Folk Club.

And the Herald has a pair of ticket and two cds to give away to one lucky reader.

Carter was the winner of the Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010 and the midlands-born singer, guitarist and songwriter has been in great demand ever since.

From performances at the Royal Festival Hall for Richard Thompson’s Meltdown to sharing the stage with the great Nic Jones alongside Chris Wood, Martin Simpson and Jon Boden at Sidmouth Folk Week, Sam continues to impress audiences and fellow artists alike.

During 2010 and 2011 Sam combined his own busy touring schedule with participation in the British Council’s Shifting Sands project, a cross-cultural collaboration between English and Middle Eastern traditional musicians led by Bellowhead trumpeter Andy Mellon.

This exciting international initiative saw the group performing in Kuwait and Bahrain, as well as peformances at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections 2011.

Most recently Sam toured in support of Seth Lakeman and with Music Beyond Mainstream’s Homage to Sandy Denny tour, where he performed to sold-out crowds both as a band member and soloist alongside singers including Joan As Policewoman and PP Arnold, most notably giving stunning duo performances with legendary fiddler Dave Swarbrick.

This summer Sam performed a live score to newly restored Hitchcock film The Lodger, the bespoke score written by Nitin Sawhney who conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for a special one-off screening at the Barbican, London.

The gig takes place on Saturday, April 27 at the Folk Club in the Fraser Centre, Douglas Street, Milngavie at 7.30pm, make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, which is in shops now.

Tickets are available online at www.milngaviefolkclub.co.uk, or from Milngavie Bookshop, Douglas Street or Art Forum, Station Road (both Milngavie).

To book, phone 07743885991 (reservations only)