MAC Arts Centre

 Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has recently released his 4th outstanding record The Water of Leithon Navigator Records to huge acclaim.

Ross writes from the heart; eschewing any specific genre but boasting an eclecticism that has become his hallmark – and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn’t always simple for Wilson. “I have swapped one type of chaos for another” says Wilson.

Wilson cites taking his last drink as the start of living rather than the end of the drinking. Now a committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce some of his most exciting work including the album ‘THE BALLADS OF PECKHAM RYE’, which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O’Rourke and Kathryn Williams.

The Blue Rose Code game has certainly changed, they are heard regularly in session for the BBC (TV and Radio), STV, Alba, TG4, Virgin Radio. Live performance is where Blue Rose Code connects strongly with their audiences, they have toured the length and breadth of the UK selling out venues wherever they go and leaving a trail of fans in their wake. Featured in festivals Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Looe, Summer Isles, Lindisfarne, Southern Fried, Underneath The Stars.

 

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The Water of Leith is an ode to forgiveness, to letting go of the past and holding on to hope – it’s an astonishingly accomplished, pure and sincere record”  ***** THE SKINNY – ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017

“ a work laden with beauty, possessed of depth, heart and soul”
AMERICANA UK 9/10

“this album deserves your undivided attention” MAVERICK

Saturday 12th March
Time: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: *£12 (*booking fee applies)
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