Events

An Evening with Mike Heron and Andrew Greig

Wednesday 5th April 2017
18:30 - 20:00 at Waterstones, Edinburgh - West End

Mike Heron and Andrew Greig will be discussing the story of The Incredible String Band, as featured in their new book You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s. We're delighted that Bruce Findlay will be asking the questions.

Formed in 60s Edinburgh the Incredible String Band have influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and David Bowie and graced the stage of the famous 1969 Woodstock Festival. Join founding member Mike Heron and author Andrew Greig – in conversation with Bruce Findlay – as they talk about the heady times of the 60s British folk music scene, from the perspectives of one of the musicians behind it and a dedicated fan.
 
In You Know What You Could Be, Mike Heron for the first time writes vividly of his formative years, armed with a love of Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Hungarian folk music. When asked to join Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, The Incredible String Band are formed and their wildly innovative, astounding music became indelibly linked with the latter Sixties. Andrew Greig was a frustrated provincial schoolboy when he heard their songs. It changed everything. Undaunted by a lack of experience and ability, he formed a band in their image, Fate & ferret.
 
You Know What You Could Be will delight anyone who has loved The Incredible String Band; and Mike and Andrew’s differing portraits of that hopeful, erratic and stubborn stumble towards the life that is ours will strike a chord with everyone.
 
'Mike Heron, as part of the Incredible String Band, changed the way I looked at music. Read it!' Billy Connolly

 

Further details: 0131 226 2666

Edinburgh - West End Waterstones, Edinburgh - West End
Wednesday 5th April 2017
18:30 - 20:00

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