The ‘Belfast Bob Dylan’ will play Leadhills pub

Solo star...Irishman Andy White
Solo star...Irishman Andy White

ONE of the finest Irish singer-songwriters of his generation is on his way to Leadhills to perform an intimate gig in the local pub.

Andy White, who has worked with the likes of Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor in the past, will be bringing his own brand of acoustic rock to the Hopetoun Arms next week as part of The Wee Gig series of events which has seen several Upperward villages play host to some outstanding musicians.

Organiser David Lindsay said: “Andy has been going for a long time.

“He has built a real fanbase, particularly in America, so I’m delighted to have him playing for us and I’m sure the public will love him as well.”

Described as ‘The Belfast Bob Dylan’ Andy has produced nine internationally released albums.

The latest of these, the aptly-named Songwriter, was recorded by producer John Leckie who has worked with such legendary names as The Stone Roses, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

Andy was included in the Irish HQ Rock Hall of Fame in 1998.

Supporting Andy on the night will be the outstanding Little Rach.

Andy White will play Leadhills’ Hopetoun Arms next Wednesday, January 28, at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available by calling 07966 243587, from the Hopetoun Arms, Abington General Store, Ajay’s Corner Shop in Crawford, or Arcadia Music in Biggar.

A limited number of tickets may be available on the door.