The Shetland Folk Festival Society are hosting a special one off concert on 14th August featuring prolific singer songwriter Eric Bogle and his long-standing sideman and fellow Australian Scot, instrumentalist John Munro. Born in Peebles, Eric migrated to Australia in 1969 where he still lives. Four decades on, and with the recent release of his 15th album The Dreamer, the man who wrote such songs as And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, No Man’s Land and Leaving Nancy among others, is currently on what he insists will be his last ever UK tour.
A literate and thoughtful songwriter who can cut to the heart of the matter with some well-crafted lines, Bogle is a warm and engaging stage performer who shares his unique Scotsman-goes-down-under view of the world with sharp and often self-deprecating wit.
His songs have been covered by a growing list of artistes including June Tabor, the Pogues, Mary Black and the Dubliners with The Fureys’ rendition of No Man’s Land spending 26 weeks on the Irish music charts.
“The Waltzing Matilda No More Tour” will be Bogle and Munro’s fourth visit to Shetland and if previous demand is anything to go by, it will be another sell out.
Tickets for the concert at the Lerwick Legion go on sale from Monday 20th June at High Level Music priced £11 for members and £13 for non-members.