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The Bairns o' Blythman

The Bairns o' Blythman


The Bairns o' Blythman


Celtic Connections

Dates and times

Sunday 27 January 2019
8:00PM - 10:30PM

The contribution of Morris Blythman to the passing traditions between generations of folk singers and musicians is almost certainly unmatched. Born in 1919, described as the powerhouse behind the so-called “father of the folk revival”, his close friend and comrade Hamish Henderson, Blythman played a pivotal role in blazing a trail for the Scottish song tradition. 

Morris Blythman started the very first Folk Club in Scotland so in a very real sense, all of us who sing Scottish songs are the ‘Bairns o’ Blythman’. Morris died far too soon in 1981, but 2019 marks his centenary year (as it also does for Hamish Henderson). This concert, featuring several generations of folk singers and musicians celebrates the songs, poetry and legacy of a man whose work continues to inspire the generations that followed him. 

Featuring Jimmie MacGregor, Alastair McDonald, Arthur Johnstone, Gavin Paterson, Maeve Mackinnon, Iona Fyfe and Jimmy Ross.

Musical direction by Alastair McDonald and Gavin Paterson.

A Fair Pley production.

Venue Map


Tron Theatre

Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB