22 February Event – Markinch – Performers

Our free event, open for everyone to attend, is in Markinch on 22 February 2018

We are pleased to announce that our forty-sixth event will start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday 22 February 2018 in Banner’s House Hotel in Markinch. The doors open at 7.00 p.m. A bar is available.


The Coaltown Daisies – Vivienne Bern and Lynzy Moutter

“Brilliant!”Glenn Tilbrook
“Great songs!”Boo Hewerdine
“Dedicated”Dougie MacLean

The Coaltown Daisies are a duo of singer songwriters who write and perform dynamic folk, soul and americana music and who have tremendous experience as performers, recording artists and event managers. They are renowned for their highly engaging live performances and steady professionalism which has resulted in them performing at sought after venues and festivals all over the country.

The records they have released under their own Ragged Boot Records label feature some of Scotland’s most highly established musicians and have been exceptionally well received by listeners the world over; their latest release features a composition that was chosen as the original theme for World Whisky Day and won them the coveted CalMac Culture Music prize. Find out more here – https://www.thecoaltowndaisies.com/

Gordon Baillie

Gordon was born in Mid Calder December 1957. Many unique features of the countryside in this area had a lifelong effect on him, nurturing a fascination with nature and bringing inspiration to write poetry later in life. He was schooled in Edinburgh and pursued an international music career from the age of 21. Still pursuing. Currently he is employed as a Music Instructor for Perth and Kinross Council and lives in Perthshire. Gordon will entertain you with his own vivid style of poetry, and maybe some acoustic guitar music.

Milton Balgonie

Milton has been ploughing his ain inimitable furrow through the murky fields of Performance Poetry for well over a decade. A regular at The Big Word Poetry Cabaret in Edinburgh, amongst others, Milton won his first Slam in 2002 and several more along the way. Most notably as part of the Victorious Team Scotland at the 3 Nations Slam at The Old Vic in Bristol in 2006. Milton was finally crowned Scottish Slam Champ at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow in 2010. Since 2007 he has been coordinator and M.C. at the Ingrid Pit Word Stage at The Wickerman Festival in Dumfries and two years ago reformed his infamous and quintessentially Fife Beat combo – Milton Balgoni and the Balgoni Boyz to headline the venue. He also appears regularly as contributor and M.C. at the StAnza Poetry Festival in St Andrews. Milton continues to perform a’ ower the joint when onywan’s daft enough tae ask him.

Sheila MacLean

Sheila lives in Kirkcaldy but was born in Keith and had an army childhood. She studied at Glasgow University and Jordanhill College and has had a full career in teaching, office administration, catering and caring, encountering a wide variety of people.  Literature, the countryside and nature provide her with much enjoyment, as well as writing poems and stories.

Members and their friends and the public are invited to our free event

If you are not a member then why not join – it’s free. Come along to the event, enjoy yourself and join there if you wish.

Location and Car Parking

Banner’s House Hotel is located at 1 High Street, Markinch – see website. Car parking is available on-street. The railway station is a 2 minute walk away and there is a bus stop 30 yards away.

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