Folk and Americana from Scotland and the Heart


Lockdown?   My goodness what a strange eighteen months we have had!   However, we are back in the saddle and look forward to 2022 with new songs and shows .


Charlie had been out of the limelight for some time, however he has recently come back to music with renewed vigour subsequent to major heart surgery.   His first album  in almost twenty years, on Medicine Hat Records - Wasted and Wounded, was received to much acclaim.  

Described as enigmatic and authentic with a 21st century glint in his eye!



Wasted and Wounded was follwed up by the successful single in the Americana charts - Morning Train.   Subsequently the EP " Le Cowboy Ecossais" came along.   Charlie's friend, the hard-travelling Glaswegian folksinger Alex Campbell in Paris in the 1950s carried the nom-de-plume "Le Cowboy Ecossais".  "He was larger than life; I loved how he would play San Francisco Bay Blues one minute and a traditional Scottish folk song the next".



Whilst Charlie was described some years ago by the Belfast Telegraph as "a sort of Tom Paxton, Luke Kelly and Billy Connolly rolled into one", today his engaging laid back style and eclectic material may well be best classified as Americana - an amalgam of folk music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions and sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, and other external influences, all of which is augmented by his uncanny ability to tell a tale!




"The voice of Charlie Harrigan is one of rough silk enhanced by a gracious sentimental charm".  Liverpool Sound & Vision


"There is that quality you associate with the sounds of Dylan's early offerings".   Folkall.Blogspot


"Messages that strike home every time".   Folk World

"Album of the Week".   Celtic Music Radio
"Featured Artiste".   Blues & Roots Radio
"Album 0f the Week".   Alive 107.5 Radio   




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