So what's this all about then? Well, Tom Fairnie is a local singer/songwriter who has often helped Loanhead Music Festival, by doing songwriting workshops, and acting as a judge for the songwriting competitions, so we're delighted to be able to assist him with an amazing project.
His music genre is Americana, and he has already recorded several self-produced CDs. He's been offered the opportunity to record by Grammy award winning producer, Merel Breganti, in Austin, Texas in 2019, and while he will be paying his own travel and accommodation costs, he is actively fund-raising to pay for the studio musicians he'll need.
The Music Festival is delighted to help him, and will be holding a concert on Friday 23rd November starring Tom himself, and a number of his musican friends. The concert will take place in the luxurious main hall of Loanhead Miners Club. We want loads of people to attend, so entry will be free, which should leave you with loads of dosh to spend on raffle tickets, Tom's CDs and anything else Tom can come up with to help raise funds. Learn more about Tom here.
How do you get to the Club from Edinburgh? Dead easy; best bet is leap aboard a 37 bus heading to Penicuik, and get off when the bus turns right in the centre of Loanhead. The bus stop is almost outside the Club. And don't worry about a late finish; the N37 runs half-hourly back into the Burg. Here's a link to a map if you need it.