SAVE THE DATE: September 24, 2022
Auld Toon Shuffle: Songs from Scotland
Jim was Scotland’s Songwriter of the Year in 2004, and toured for 8 years as lead singer with the world-renowned Old Blind Dogs. This took him to most of the major Celtic festivals around the USA and Europe.
Jim has been nominated three times for Scots Singer of the Year in the Scots Trad Awards.
Susie was the first woman ever to win the Auchtermuchty Bothy Ballads Competition.
Jim performed his own songs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Glasgow’s premier venue, the Royal Concert Hall.
Jim performed with Old Blind Dogs at two Royal Garden Parties thrown by Prince Charles.
Learn more about this tour by visiting: http://www.jimmalcolm.com
TICKETS at the door $20 adult; $5 student.
Available in advance online or at HVCA – $15 adult; $5 student
Jim and Susie Malcolm Concert (on tour from Scotland)
Jim and Susie Malcolm from Scotland sing traditional and original songs of their homeland with guitar and harmonica, harmony and heart. Jim and Susie Malcolm’s concerts are a beautiful weave of Scottish song and history, culture and fun.
For the past 30 years and more, Jim Malcolm has been the ultimate Scots troubadour, taking the traditional songs of Scotland and his own prizewinning compositions to all corners of the UK and around almost every state in the USA. His voice is one of the finest in Scotland, and his mellifluous guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment. He plays mouthorgan to a standard you’ll rarely hear. An award-winning traditional singer herself, Jim’s wife Susie sings songs from the North East of Scotland and has a penchant for ballads. Their second duo album, The Berries, was described as “a masterclass in Scottish traditional song”.
Reviews of the CD “The Berries”
“The Berries – a stunning array of Scottish Trad Songs.”
Liz Clark, Celtic Music Radio, November 2019
“These tunes find Jim and Susie’s voices slow dancing under the stars in the ‘corn rigs and barley rigs’ of Scottish lore.”
Sound Session is pleased to present to you Reagan Spring, an ambitious presentation of cutting edge new works and tried-and-true standards for the saxophone quartet medium. From the fleeting intensity of Gregory Wanamaker’s speed metal organum blues directly into the historically significant Quartette of Caryl Florio, the first half brings a set of works that resonate with the core of Sound Session’s blend, virtuosity, and sensitivity. The second set is an amalgamation of works by daring current composers that represent the best in what new classical music has to offer. From newcomer Eileen Synder’s coaxial work Reaching Forever Backwards & Again to Kevin Day’s electrifying Converging Spectrums, Sound Session guarantees you will leave with a fresh understanding of saxophone quartet.
“Sound Session’s mission is to elicit emotional responses that resonate with our audiences through the combination of four
instruments into one. Through our performative communication both on and off the stage, we have crafted a way to
engage and involve the listener as an equal participant in the music-making. Sound is everything to us, and we deliver a
product that goes beyond a saxophone quartet—a sonic experience.”
Honors and Awards
First Prize – North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition
First Prize – Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition
First Prize – Drs. Ranney and Emel Songu Mize Graduate Division of the NOLA Chamber Fest Competition
First Prize – The Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition
Featured Artists – Vesper Concert Series – First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, TX
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