Claymore (VIC) to Play the Flying Saucer Club This Friday

Claymore
Image Courtesy of Claymore

Originally published (unedited) on Overheard Productions here by Bill Quinn

Claymore will be playing live at The Flying Saucer Club in Elstenwick, VIC this Friday 8th March.

From the press release:

“Claymore’s reputation as outstanding entertainers has led them to perform at many local and international festivals, they have performed in New York, Scotland, France at the “Festival Interceltique“, the largest Celtic festival in the world many times, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston (Tasmania), National Celtic Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Big Blues Day Out, Perth International Arts Festival, Brunswick Music Festival and many more.

The band has played many live radio and television performances in Australia and overseas. With a mixture of traditional Scottish and Irish music and modern self penned Celtic rock the band represents the best of new age Folk Music. Through a diverse and unique mix of sound’s featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, military snare, the highland bagpipes and even a didgeridoo, it is little wonder Claymore are one of Australia’s most popular festival acts. A not to be missed extravaganza”

Claymore are one of the first bands to spark my interest in folk music. Unless you count that village fair in Surrey in 1979 where I first experienced Morris Dancing (and have been in therapy ever since).

But in the modern era, it was the Beechworth Celtic Festival in 2001 and I had been taken there by my squeeze of the time and we had a mighty fine weekend. It was where I first saw Jigzag, The Beenies and Bahn Tré.

Nothing was ever quite the same after that, even if it did take another three and a half years to distil the experience and step over the threshold of the National Folk Festival in Canberry for the very first time. My ninth is coming up this month.

If you get yourself down to The Flying Saucer Club on Saturday night: I’ll see you if I’m looking at you (I’ll be the one bouncing around on bruised and cut legs to “Firkin Point Set”).

Check out Bill Quinn’s interview with WIlliam Hutton from Claymore here:

1 Comment

  1. March 8, 2013 at 14:18

    […] – Celtic five-piece Claymore will be playing The Flying Saucer Club tonight. Details here […]


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