Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Booked to perform as a duo, Ellen Mitchell was struck down with the ague and unfortunately had to make her apologies. But out of adversity comes strength and as to be expected Kevin delivered a strong performance single handed.

Scotland's finest "Irish" singer entertained us with a performance of the highest quality both in content and delivery. A Derryman, Kevin has now spent more years in Glasgow than in his native town, but stylistically, there is no doubting his origins and his choice of songs only emphasised his Derry routes and upbringing.

Each song was delivered in his own relaxed and modest style. Each note seemingly hand picked and struck with a bell-like certainty and distinction, accompanied by the effective use of silences and strategic pauses to emphasise the beauty of the whole song.

Sarah Jane, John Barleycorn, Molly Bond. They were all there and many more over the course of the evening. It was honour to be in the same room to witness a true singing genius.

Kevin Mitchell

As an aside Kevin did say that he always sang with closed eyes.....

Well here is proof to the contrary!!