Alistair is a Scot who lives in the beautiful county of Cornwall, lucky fellow. He’s travelled far & wide both teaching and entertaining. Canada, USA, UK & Australia and of course dear ol’ NZ are no strangers to his concerts. Alistair has a rich deep voice, a warm engaging manner, and with a rich tapestry of songs, delivers big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, odes to conviviality, to outrageously funny stories. All this accompanied on anglo concertina, button accordion and harmonica. With his colourful mix of songs and anecdotes, you can be forgiven for having a chuckle or two, or shedding a tear while enjoying his show.
Wilson is our very own balladeer, much in demand around the town these days, direct from his guest appearance at the Harcourt Park concert will open the show with songs from some of his favourite composers.
It’s going to be a a cracking good night.
If you are coming along to this lovely concert, we’d be pleased if you gave us a call beforehand. It’s not essential, but it just might help us with the seating set up etc.
We’ll leave you with a few reviews from Alistair’s past concerts
“You can judge a performer by his technical skills and by his ability to captivate an audience. On both counts Alistair Brown came out tops … Alistair held the entire audience to the end with his engaging manner, his cleverly timed patter and his professional delivery of a wide range of songs. The audience were glued to their seats. He is welcome back any time… Russell Hannah Illawarra Folk Club,
“Little wonder that Alistair Brown enjoys a healthy reputation as a much-in-demand performer (proficient and appealing both as singer and anglo concertina/button accordion player) replete with versatility and good humour – a true entertainer.” …Living Tradition Magazine