Pauline Vallance and Shelagh McKay Jones

Pauline Vallance and Shelagh McKay Jones

November 26, 2022
Start time - 19:30
Quarrymen's Arts Centre



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Pauline Vallance and Shelagh McKay Jones at Quarrymen's Arts Centre

Shelagh McKay Jones and Pauline Vallance are acclaimed singer/songwriters who enjoy sharing stories and experiences through songs, which vary from thought-provoking to lighthearted. Expect a range of emotions and styles.

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter – Greenock (Traditional, Celtic, Folk, Roots, Americana, Pop & World Fusion)

Described as a local luminary Shelagh tells stories of love, life and laughter with her well-crafted songs, both a capella and self-accompanied in her individual percussive guitar style. Shelagh was awarded Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Open Stage Award in 2015 after winning Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival in 2014 and is the founder of SongWriters Uncovered Series CIC, a member of the Scottish Music Industry Association advisory board and a member of Scottish Women In Music board of directors. She has shared stages with Alastair McDonald, Gaberlunzie, Rab Noakes, Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan, Sylvia Barnes, Siobhan Miller, James Grant, Maisie Peters, Katee Kross and many more.

“Possessing an ethereal voice, Shelagh’s repertoire evoked bucolic themes and social fairness. The audience were encouraged to sing along with the last couple of numbers and Shelagh left the stage to thundering applause” – Brian Fraser (review of Celtic Connections on Campus 2020).

Pauline is a singer/songwriter and clarsach player from Ayrshire and has been likened to “a Scottish Joni Mitchell”. In usual circumstances, she likes to play in as many varied settings as possible, from Stirling Castle to Tannahill’s Cottage, from an extinct volcano to a riverboat in Australia. During Lockdown, she wrote and released the album Blue Leaves, which was Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Week in May 2021. She also developed a habit of singing One Song to the Tune of Another, which is exactly as it sounds!

Gigs will often consist of her own songs, some traditional songs, particularly those of Burns and often some Songs to the Tune of Another. In 2021, she appeared at the Moira Furnace Folk Festival, at Gainsborough Folk Club, Springthorpe Village Hall, Edinburgh Folk Club and presented a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently working on another album of original songs with support from Creative Scotland and produced by James Grant.

“delightful and convivial on so many levels; her pure, melodious voice; the engaging songs” (Springthorpe Hall concert)


Quarrymen's Arts Centre

A brand new venue in the heart of Galloway, Quarrymen’s Arts Centre provides an intimate, historic setting for a variety of performing arts, attracting both regional and national artists. An impressive, granite-built former church, Quarrymen’s sits proudly above Creetown village, with stunning views across the Cree estuary and Solway coastline. The venue is community owned and recently underwent a full refurbishment to transform the building from a run-down hall to a vibrant, contemporary performing arts venue, with tasteful echoes of its rich quarrying and musical heritage. Quarrymen’s benefits from a state of the art, 80-seat raked seating system in the main auditorium, which can also be retracted to provide a larger floor space, plus a meeting/green room, kitchenette, accessible toilets, external lawn area and car parking. Quarrymen’s Arts Centre is situated in a perfectly rural, thriving community, yet is well-connected by road; only 2 miles off the main trunk road connecting the north of England with west Scotland and the ferries to Northern Ireland.

Address - Hill St, Creetown DG8 7HG

Phone no - 01671 820654

Accessibility - Our newly refurbished venue is on ground floor level and is accessible throughout, including space for wheelchair users in the auditorium, accessible toilets and parking on site

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