Eagerly awaited, the first visit of Canadian singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing, with his brand new album ‘Every Soul’s a Sailor’ (January ’17) in his travelling bag. As Maverick Magazine opined, the JUNO award-winning Stephen Fearing is ‘a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthrall audiences of all sizes and attitudes.’
Stephen Fearing, born in Vancouver, grew up in Dublin. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of song writing and performing, while washing dishes to stay alive. By 1984 he was back in Vancouver, determined to become a professional musician. In the years since, he’s been named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national – and international – audience for his music, doing it old school through countless performances at intimate venues and on the concert stages of festivals and theatres across Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe, with appearances at major events like the Reading Festival and WOMAD, to name just a few.
Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics. It is not compulsory to be a member to be able to attend the club’s weekly shows – just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door. The club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then.