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Joan Baez: A Tribute By Miss Irenie Rose (Irenie Rose)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

Joan Baez has an outstanding back catalogue, an Edinburgh-born mother and an intriguing life story (heavily featuring Bob Dylan). Irenie Rose’s voice is memorably beautiful, especially in her high register, and the programme included my personal favourites ‘The Night We Drove Old Dixie Down’ and ‘Five Hundred Miles (Away From Home)’. There were some mistakes in the guitar accompaniment but I got over it and settled down to enjoy the tunes. The narrative was hesitant in parts, but the content was interesting and I especially liked the story about offering tea to Janice Joplin, who naturally only wanted whisky. Rose’s sister, previous ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Elsa Jean McTaggart, joined her for the final song – a nice touch.

theSpace Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]