GIRVAN folk club welcomes a trio of must see musicians to the club this Friday.

 Brian Connolly hails from Belfast and is a founder member of internationally renowned Irish folk group, Craobh Rua one of the most in demand Irish bands in Britain and Europe. 

Brian is an excellent and innovative player of Irish banjo and has spent many years playing concerts across Europe and the USA as well as teaching Irish banjo.

Uillean piper Wattie Lees spent his formative years in Stranraer where he played the highland pipes with the local Stranraer & District pipe band. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s he performed with the bands Broadstone and Quadrille and became a 'weel kent' face at folk festivals and clubs throughout Scotland.

Tom Smith is a world class mandolin player and gifted singer who spent many years touring Britain and Europe playing Scottish and Irish music with a number of folk ensembles including Irish band Shegui and with Wattie in Quadrille.

As individual performers the Brian, Tom and Wattie are examples of excellence in music but on the rare occasions when they come together they provide something truly special.

Their performance at last year’s Girvan Folk Festival, where they played at the Bobby Robb tribute concert, left people clamouring for more and the club are delighted to be able to satisfy that demand.

The concert starts at 8.30pm on April 21 in the Queens Hotel with tickets priced £8 available on the door and further info is available from Margaret or Beverley on 01465 71934 or go to