March 18, 2023
Start time - 19:00
Ardgour Memorial Hall
£7.00 – £12.00
Ali Affleck at Ardgour Memorial Hall
The authentic Scottish voice of American popular music, old time jazz and rootsy blues, Ali Affleck is in the vanguard of classy musicians and singers bringing old school jazz to new ears.
Early jazz historian and Best Jazz Vocalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards, Ali Affleck is the ‘go to’ vocalist for authentic American popular music, old time jazz and rootsy blues. A compelling musical storyteller with family ties to musical royalty in the shape of the legendary opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, Ali pays her dues to the pioneering women of early music such as Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker and Maxine Sullivan. Her feisty interpretations of classic roots blues and jazz are set off to perfection by her own original songs, breathing new life into a rarified musical world, and leading the charge for bringing old school Jazz back to the attention of modern ears.
Ali has toured worldwide, working regularly for the BBC and Jazz Scotland, and has appeared at some of the most revered jazz festivals in the world, including the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.
No other singer can deliver this kind of material with such authenticity (BBC Scotland)
Outstanding – A real masterclass in grassroots Jazz. (Edinburgh 49)
Scotland’s Bonafide Queen of Vintage Jazz and Blues(ocweekly)
Bessie Smith reborn in the 21st century (bebopspokenhere)
Ardgour Memorial Hall
ARDGOUR MEMORIAL HALL is situated in the traditional crofting village of Clovullin, ¾ mile from the Corran Ferry, on the shores of Loch Linnhe looking down-loch to Lismore and Mull, and north towards Ben Nevis. Built in 1932 the Hall has recently been extensively refurbished including dancing friendly sprung wooden flooring! The Hall consists of a large hall with a raised stage area and a small hall with an attached but separate kitchen. Both halls have high vaulted ceilings and the main hall is strung with a canopy of fairy lights. We have a capacity for 100 standing or 70 seated. A bar will be provided for each of the Scotland on Tour gigs selling real ale from our local brewery Ardgour Ales. Although we have no lighting or PA system Ardgour is lucky to have the fabulous Watercolour Music recording studios just 6 miles or so from the Hall. The Hall is run on behalf of the community by a volunteer group directors. We very much look forward to welcoming the SoT artists and music lovers to our village and Hall.
Address - Clovullin, Corran, Fort William PH33 7AB
Phone no -
Accessibility - Fully accessible with disabled toilet (although no access to stage area). There is on road parking available outside the Hall and spaces can be reserved on request for disabled access, please contact the venue to arrange this. Some gigs will be scheduled to finish in time to catch the last ferry (21.20) back to the Nether Lochaber side.More Info