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Scottish singer brings Old World sound to Holly

POSTED: November 10, 2011 12:25 a.m.
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Award-winning Scottish songwriter Jim Malcolm will perform Nov. 15 at the Holly Theater's Underground in Dahlonega.

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Fans of Celtic music have an opportunity to spend an evening with a true master of the genre.

Award-winning Scottish songwriter Jim Malcolm toured the world as guitarist and lead singer for the famed Scottish band Old Blind Dogs.

Now he brings his acclaimed solo show back to Dahlonega with a concert at The Holly Theater's new Underground, featuring music from his newest album, "Sparkling Flash."

On Nov. 15, Malcolm will be featured in a "jazz pub" setting with local Celtic musician Brian Sullivan, lead guitarist of band Emerald Rose.

Malcolm has performed three times in the Dahlonega area, packing in a crowd at the Holly's main stage last year.

Named Scottish Songwriter of the Year in 2004, Malcolm has twice performed for Prince Charles in Edinburgh and is one of the best loved voices in contemporary Scottish music.

His voice has been described by Dirty Linen magazine as "one of those pure warm Scottish voices one never tires of listening to."

Drawing from his native upbringing in the Angus and Perthshire regions of Scotland, Malcolm's rich baritone is complimented by masterful finger-style Celtic guitar.

Recognized as one of Scotland's leading harmonica players, Malcolm weaves pipe tunes and haunting melodies evocative of the bagpipes into his deeply emotional songs.

Sullivan will also be performing on a rarely seen instrument: the Irish mandola. He has opened concerts for Malcolm, Robin Bullock and other Celtic performers and has been a featured performer at the Blue Sky concert series in Gainesville.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.hollytheater.com or call 706-864-3759.



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