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John McCusker

John McCusker

http://www.johnmccusker.co.uk

Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle and fiddle as a child and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, he also released his first two solo recordings, 1995’s self-titled debut and 2000’s Yella Hoose. His most recent albums include Under One Sky and the reissues of Yella Hoose and Goodnight Ginger re-mastered deluxe.

John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon and Eddi Reader. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

An expanding portfolio as a producer features debut albums by Kris Drever and Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble. He’s also manned the controls for top folk chanteuses Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot, Eliza Carthy and Linda Thompson. Film and TV work includes soundtracks for the movie Heartlands (2002) and 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), Billy Connolly’s World Tour of New Zealand (2004), Jennifer Saunders BBC sitcom Jam and Jerusalem (2008) & Starlings sitcom for Sky TV (2012).

John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall.

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Live in UK
- Derby Hall - (Rest of the UK)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Saturday 2nd June · 8:00PM · The Met · Bury, Manchester · £16

 

Live in UK
- Two of folk music´s most highly regarded and celebrated musicians - (Rest of the UK)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Friday 8th June · 7:30PM · Selby Town Hall · Selby · £16 adv, £18 door

 

Live in Scotland
- Live in Glasgow - (Scotland)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Friday 15th June · 7:30PM · Cottiers Theatre · Glasgow West End · £16.50

 

Live in Scotland
- Live in Edinburgh - (Scotland)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Thursday 21st June · 7:30PM · The Queen´s Hall · Edinburgh, South Side · £16.50

 

Live in Scotland
- Live in Stirling - (Scotland)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Friday 22nd June · 8:00PM · Tolbooth, Stirling · Stirling Town Centre · £16 / £14

 

Nettlebed Folk Song Club
- One of the top folk venues in the UK - (Rest of the UK)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Monday 2nd July · 8:00PM · Nettlebed Village Club · Nettlebed · £16

 

Live in London
- Heidi Talbot & John McCusker - (London)

Heidi Talbot, John McCusker

Thursday 12th July · 8:00PM · Kings Place · King´s Cross · £18.50

 

Milngavie Folk Club
- Live in Glasgow - (Scotland)

John McCusker, Roddy Woomble, Heidi Talbot

Thursday 2nd August · 8:00PM · Milngavie Town Hall · Milngavie, Glasgow · £18.50

 

Live in Bristol and Bath
- COLSTON HALL PRESENTS AT THE FOLK HOUSE - (Bristol and Bath)

Roddy Woomble, John McCusker

Saturday 4th August · 7:30PM · Bristol Folk House · City Centre, Bristol · £15.50

 
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