David Baxter and Carmel Irvine

16 June 2012

David and Carmel appeared for the first time at the Goose at our evening for up-and-coming artists who we wanted to give a gig to but couldn’t fit in anywhere else!

They are two more peoplewho we first heard at the Singaround, sitting quietly in a corner until they each got up and sang amazingly, and we’re sure we will be seeing a lot more of them at the Goose in the future!

We don’t have any background information on Carmel yet, but here’s what David says about himself:

“Although born and brought up in Glasgow, I frequented the ‘highland scene’ in the city during the mid-70’s. I always felt at home in this environment as my mother is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Raasay.

Early influences included Matt McGinn, Hamish Imlach and The Corries and I suppose I was allowed to sing the odd song as a diversion from endless Gaelic songs and tunes. Mainly due to my move to London in the early 90’s, I estimate that I had a break of 30 years from singing!

An abortive attempt to form a works choir was the catalyst that got me back singing. I particularly enjoy singing up-tempo Scots and Irish songs with a good chorus.”

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