Fionna Duncan & Brian Kellock

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Charlie Chan Says…

With eleven songs (some new, some “roasters”)
Duncan/Kellock tears of joy not woe stirs

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In advance of his eleven gigs (and counting) at this year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, pianist Brian Kellock gave an interview with Rob Adams, the jazz and folk critic from The Herald, in which he said two things which were in abundance in his opening gig with the first lady of Scottish jazz and former vocalist with The Clyde Valley Stompers Fionna Duncan: “I love responding in the moment to a lyric, especially when the phrasing being sung isn’t exactly as it was written” and “Audiences react to spontaneity – if it’s working – because I think they feel part of what’s happening onstage”. Continue reading