Scottish Troubadour Bruce Davies

May 4, 2002

— Bruce Davies —

Bruce Davies e were delighted to welcome back to our main stage Bruce Davies, winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Folk Club Song Writing competition, a talented singer-songwriter Scottish troubadour. Bruce has previously wowed our members at House Concerts in 1999 and 2000, and tonight he showed his talents to the larger Long Island community and his fans who traveled here from far-away places like Tennessee.

ruce's rich deep baritone voice has an extraordinary range that is equally at home with a worldly repertoire of Scottish music, his own compositions, and the great classic folk and pop songs. He is acclaimed in his native Scotland, and his fame is growing here. Bruce is here on a short tour in America, and we were lucky to have been able to book him. You can't listen to Bruce's voice without having a warm feeling grow within, and the glow spread throughout our full house tonight.

ike the strolling minstrels of old, Bruce travels round to various venues, bringing his songs, stories and personality — which has been described as an audio hug — to audiences in his native Scotland, England, Wales, continental Europe, Africa, and America !!!

is enthusiasm for the works of Robert Burns, his knowledge and ability to express the history and music of Scotland as it relates to the rest of the world, particularly North America, combined with his witty introductions and friendly manner, make him a complete performer.

t's best to light a candle, than stand and curse the dark," words from Canadian singer-songwriter, James Keelaghan's song, Hold Your Ground, sum up Bruce's attitude to life and to his craft. He sings songs that move him, and passionately wants his audiences to find the same magic as he has found in them.

Others have praised his performances:

  • " ... one of the brightest rising stars this decade."
      Free Times Café, Toronto, Canada

  • "... like Tom Paxton sung by Jim Reeves."

  • "...crisp acoustic guitar playing that perfectly compliments his wonderful voice..."
      Edinburgh Evening News, Scotland

  • "... a major 'undiscovered' talent..."
      World Folk Music Association

    Link to a music clip:     Beautiful River

    Link to more of Bruces' video and audio clips: