Smithton Church is hosting a concert with Alex Macdonald and his band on Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm. This is the last show of the year in a tour that has taken them across the country from Edinburgh to Helmsdale and from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
The concert will include songs from Alex’s latest album, ‘Into the Light’ along with a selection from his previous two albums. He will also be premiering a new song, a tribute to his good friend, the late Kenny MacDonald.
Alex is delighted to have a special guest performing with them in Smithton – Olivia Ross from the band The Shee on fiddle and backing vocals. The rest of the band will include Alex’s son Rob on drums, Phil Onslow on bass and Donald Forsyth on guitars.
The songs are all composed by Alex and are generally in a Scottish folk-rock style, some more folk and some more rock. They are all looking at life from a Christian perspective, and range from story songs to love songs. It’s the kind of evening where you can happily invite your friends whether they are church people or not. Calum Macdonald (Runrig) has described Alex’s music as “good ‘real’ music of heart and substance and message” and Tom Morton (broadcaster and journalist) has said “it all has both charm and soul… a great gift for storytelling”.
The concert is a fundraiser for the Compassion in Crisis Fund, for which donations will be gratefully received on the night. In addition, Alex’s CDs will be on sale.