The band were delighted to meet up socially distanced outside for an outdoor music session.The rain stayed off and we really enjoyed getting back into the swing of playing together in
Saturday 30th April 2015
En Route Consett to Ambleside
After a lovely drive across Northumberland from Co. Durham, the band played at the Lily Bar in the picturesque town of Ambleside in the Lake District.
Friday 29th May 2015
Our very first outing to the North of England kicked off with an absolutely superb gig at The Turf Bar, 25/27 Front Street, Consett, Co. Durham. The audience, and proprietors Juliette and Ste, made us feel so welcome. We hope to be back in 2016.
Saturday 25th April 2015 ~ The Bon Accord, North Street, Glasgow
Great gig at the Bon Accord, Glasgow. Lots of people were up dancing.
Sunday 18th January 2015
The band went along to the folk session in the Black Bitch in Linlithgow. What a really great bunch of people.
Wednesday 7th January 2015
A return to Dunfermline Folk Club at the Thistle Tavern. It was great to meet up again with Gifford Lind and the other regulars. Hope they ask us back before too long.
Saturday 6th December 2014
The band played at our favourite Glasgow pub venue - the Bon Accord on North Street - a pretty lively night with all the office Xmas parties in full swing!
Sunday 30th November 2014
A very busy day for the band! Played at CC Music on Otago Street, Glasgow at their afternoon accoustic music showcase. We then did a live broadcast on Celtic Music Radio's Mary Kathleen Burke show in the evening, subsequently hearing from listeners as far away as Australia! We accompanied Mary Kathleen to the session at Dram on Woodlands Road, Glasgow - the best folk session in Glasgow by a country mile. Very effectively run by Phil Pletherbridge. What we particularly like about the Dram session is it's not 'all fiddles'! Highly recommended to locals and tourists to our great City. Everyone receives a warm welcome and no pressure if you prefer to just listen.
Friday 28th November 2014
Popped in to Partick Folk Club, Glasgow and played a few numbers. Nice wee club.
Wednesday 8th October 2014
Performed a charity gig for Mary's Meals at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Church, Queens Cross, Glasgow.
Thursday 11th September 2014
Had a fantastic gig at the Star & Garter in Linlithgow. Can't wait to go back!
Saturday 30th August 2014
We appeared at the Shieldbank Coffe Shop in Fife.
Tuesday 26th August 2014
The band's first 'proper' gig at the famous Star Folk Club in the Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow. Our new Bose L1 Model II sound system stood us in good stead, and we were enthusiastically received by a lovely audience who joined in with some of our numbers. This was something of a 'landmark' gig for the band, as we had been keen to play this prestigious venue for some years. A good one to have tucked under our belt and with any luck perhaps they'll ask us back at some time in the future. Fingers crossed!
Saturday 9th August 2014
En route back to Glasgow, we had a fantastic night at the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins, Kinlochleven - despite the midgies. One of the audience was kind enough to come up onstage and spray the band members with 'Skin So Soft' -- which actually did the trick!
Friday 8th August 2014
A lovely drive up North to the beautiful town of Ullapool on the first leg of our mini tour of the Highlands where we performed at the Argyll Hotel. Everyone had a fantastic time. Hopefully we'll be back next year.
Thursday 17th July 2014
The band played at a private function in the Waterside Inn, Barrhead - a fundraiser to send some children to America.
Saturday 7th June 2014
An eventful day! Played at the F.O.R.K. (Friends Of the River Kelvin) Gala at the Ha'penny Bridge, Kelvin Walkway and the rain just kept on coming! They had a fantastic sound person in Luigi, however, so the few brave souls who stood under the shelter of the trees to listen were rewarded by a good show by the several acts who appeared.
Hugh getting rained upon!
Then, in the evening, we played at the Bon Accord on North Street, Glasgow. This was a really special gig as we were 'Christening' our brand new Bose L1 Model II p.a. system. The sound was just awesome and the place was jumping as lots of people were up dancing to our lively second half set. This gem of a pub is our favourite gig in Glasgow, and we look forward to returning before the end of 2014.
Sunday 1st June 2014
Typically rainy day, but it didn't spoil our enjoyment performing at the Gibson Street Gala in Glasgow's West End. The streets were thronged with crowds of people who came along to sample the food & drink and listen to the various stage acts. The fabulous sound system meant we could be heard at the other end of the street and, so we're reliably informed, as far away as Kelvingrove Subway station. Hopefully we'll be asked back next year when, fingers crossed, we'll be back at full strength as our singer Emma had to be in Ireland this weekend.
Saturday 18th May 2014
Lovely day performing at Sean's first holy communion celebration at the Radisson Blu hotel. Very well organised and a beautiful buffet meal.
Friday 16th May 2014
The band's first visit to the Star & Garter in Linlithgow proved lively. Plenty people up dancing!
Saturday 15th March 2014
Really enjoyed collaborating with Martin Jones at the Lentfest folk night at St. Helen's church hall, Shawlands, Glasgow.
Monday 10th March 2014
Fantastic gig at Stirling Folk Club where we were really pleased at how our new material went down with the audience. This is such a GREAT club! More than ably supported by Margaret & Gavin (the Scottish Ferrals).
Saturday 8th March
The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Moniaive were very welcoming as usual and we look forward to returning later in the year.
2nd January 2014
Looking back over the past year one of the best things to have happened to the band was recruiting our newest member - bass player Stevie Mason - who has proved a real find. With a history of playing in cover bands, Stevie has taken to the world of Celtic music like the proverbial duck to water, and his positivity and enthusiasm has been like a breath of fresh air.
Performing at the Kibble Palace in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens has become something of a regular feature in our timetable, having performed there three times during 2013. Thanks to the wonderful staff for their support. We look forward to returning to do more shows there over the coming months.
Watch this space for more band pics. As a five-piece it isn't always easy to organise photoshoots, but we hope to be able to get together with our band photographer Rahina over the next couple of months.
The band had a storming gig at the Craidarroch Arms Hotel, Moniaive and will be returning there very soon for another gig and also to perform at the folk festival later in the year.
We're booked to play Irvine folk club on the 5th February 2014 and a mini tour of Donegal over the Easter holiday.
A Sunday afternoon at the Botanics
21st August 2013
Very aware I have not posted for a while. Lots and Lots been happening. Emma gave birth to Baby Rosa in April.
but was very quickly back rehearsing with the band . We had a very enjoyable gig at the Kibble Palace in June and are doing another one there on October 6th at 2pm. We also have gigs at Dunfermline Folk Club on the 2nd October @2030, and the Bon Accord on the 12th October @ 2030
It's been a busy couple of weeks for the band. Hugh and Anne were performing at the opening ceremony for Lentfest.
It was Stevie's inaugural gig with us at the Bon Accord on the 23rd February and he sailed though it . Another Lentfest folk nite at Blessed John Duns Scotus this evening and then Falkirk Folk Club on the 7th March.
27th January 2013
The Morgan Lee Band have had a busy start to 2013 . We auditioned for a bass player and are delighted to welcome Stevie Mason to the band .We have a few gigs coming up in Febuary at the Bon Accord and as part of Lentfest
Tuesday 19th Feb 2013 1930 St Joseph's Chuch Hall (Lentfest)
Saturday 23rd February 2013 2030 Bon Accord
Sunday 24th Feb 2013 Blessed John Duns Scotus (Lenfest)
29th Dec 2012
A Happy Festive Season To All !
The end of another enjoyable year for the band.
We say goodbye to Andy our bassist who has left the band due to other commitments. A huge vote of thanks to James Bullen , Emma's husband ,who has stepped into the breach superbly , for our gigs at the Clutha and The Poachers Inn Drumnadrochit.
The new year sees the Morgan Lee Band performing at the Irvine Folk Club Lentfest and the Bon Accord as well as working on the ongoing project of the album
4th November 2012
Haven't posted on here for a few months but lots has been happening .
We recorded a demo . The results can be heard on our playlist
We then performed at a dreich Fort Dunadd for Asthma UK. Just as well I'd worn my wellies
The Cyclists at the Rest and Be Thankful
Waiting for the sound check
Emma Hugh and Tony In Action
More to come .......
Friday 24th August 2012
August has been a good month - we had a brilliant time performing on Celtic Radio's Folk on the Boat on a beautiful summers evening. It was a truly magical day enhanced by the music, the spectacular back drop of the Ben and a wonderful firework display across the Loch at Cameron House .
Relaxing after the gig
The Beautiful Sunset on the Maid of the Loch
Our next gig was at the Stagecoach Inn Cairndow on the banks of Loch Fyne. Not sure of road conditions on the Rest and Be Thankful we took the Dunoon Ferry which Zoe loved. She did try to get in on the act and had great day out making friends with all the Inn's Clientele
Zoe en route to Dunoon
Zoe post Gig Slumber !
Monday 30th July
Have just recorded 3 new songs for our demo. City by the Clyde, Stranger here by Myself and Fallen Angel. These 3 songs by Tony Llwelyn were recorded one Sunday afternoon chez moi. Andy Robertson produced them . The fruits of our labour are displayed on our playlist page.
We hope you like them and look forward to recording some more of our own material in the near future
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
It's been a busy few months for the band . Recording over the next few weeks . Below are some photos taken at our gig at the Clutha Vaults on a recent sunny Sunday in June.Got loads lined up for the summer including taking part in Folk on the Boat @ The Maid of the Loch Balloch
Thursday 10th May 2012
There’s lots been happening in the Morgan Lee Band camp since March . Work on our own material w is progressing well. It is Truly Eclectic in nature .We shall be showcasing just some of our own songs a
We have numerous gigs lined up. We’re back at Dalavich this weekend at the
Also looking forward to gigs in June at the Star Folk Club, F.O.R.K Gala Day, and the Clutha Vaults. Hope to see you all there .
Saturday 10th March 2012
Having fun working on our own material for our first album . Production still a long way off but we have loads of songs to be developed. Watch this space.
Looking forward to our gig in the Islay Inn on the 17th March . See you there !
Friday 20th January 2012
Having a good new year. Hope you all are , 2 new gigs coming up Sat 25th February at the Bon Accord
and Sat 17th March (St Paddy's Day )at the Islay Inn. See you all there for a fun filled session
Tuesday 27th December 2011
Hope you are all enjoying the festive season.We had an ab fab time in the Clutha Vaults on Christmas Eve. Party mode prevailed and we would like to thank everybody that came along to contribute to the wonderful atmosphere .We aired the 'Christmas Song' written by Gordon McCaskill at the Clutha and it went down a treat. Looking forward to seeing you all in the coming year
September 12th 2011 Summer Holidays Over
We've all returned from our various globe trotting breaks over the summer and it's back to business as usual with MLB We've a few gigs coming up over the next few weeks and are going to be working hard on some new material for the band so..... watch this space. One gig in particular to watch out for is HomeStock
taking place on the 15th October at SWG3 ,100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow,G3 8QG
a musical jambouree featuring a host of great musicians with a free session in the Islay Inn, Argyle Street (across the road from SWG3) from 12pm that day.Tickets for sale online.
9th to 11th June 2011 Arran Folk Festival
What a blast we had on Arran. The weather was absolutely fantabulous and the music amazing. It was a 'full on' weekend with sessions and concerts. The Anvil Ceilidh Band played at the opening ceilidh concert on Thursday 9th June along with Pauline Alexander and Arran Brew. On Friday the Sun God shone on Arran and we took a leisurely stroll from Lamlash , over Dun Finn with mandolin , fiddle and Zoe(The border terrier), to the session in the Ormidale in Brodick. The 3 mile walk took us two hours but it was well worth the climb for the view. The beer sure tasted good at the session The Morgan Lee
Band played at the opening slot in Brodick Town Hall
on Saturday 11th June follwed by the Picts
En route to session at Brodick @Dun Finn
Brodick Session at the Ormidale Hotel.
.. The Beer tasted so good after the walk!
Morgan Lee Band
playing at Brodick Town Hall
4th June FORK Gala
We had a fun filled day playing at the Friends of the River Kelvin Gala
. Weather was kind and the sun appeared (what was that??) I had fun catching up with old uni friends who I hadn't seen for 20 years.They hadn't changed ....... My eye sight is getting worse!
A crowd of us from Lock Stock
then went to the DRAM
for an impromptu session .
30th May 2011
Just back from performing at the fantastic Lock Stock Rock 'n Row Festival
on Loch Awe. First Night was in Dalavich Village Hall. Brilliant atmosphere and great musicians. Here's MLB performing 'Feels Like Home'
by Randy Newman in Dalavich.Hugh and Anne then went on a camping trip to Inish Chonnell and more music this time in the of castle ruins.
15th May 2011
Having poured with rain on Friday 13th May, Saturday was DRY. Thank goodness.We had a fantastic time performing at the Visit Arran Event in George Square and enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere of the day.Next gigs are Friends of the River Kelvin Gala and Stirling Folk Club coming up in the next 2 weeks
12th May 2011
Just back from Trondheim -which was bathed in sunshine and 20 degrees...... to a rainy wind swept Glasgow.. (so what's new) The band had a great rehearsal last night . Saturday looks promising. Let's just hope the weather holds dry.MLB on first at 12 midday in George Square .See you there
1st May 2011 Morgan Lee Band Performing at 'Arran in the Square' on the 14th May
The Band is really looking forward to performing at Arran in the Square on the 14th May @ Midday.This promises to be a fun filled event with lots of events, stalls and live music .promoting 'all things Arran'
Hope to see you all there
14th April 2011
Emma Bullen joins MLB
Emma to the band. . We saw lots of fantastic singers and are delighted to welcome Emma on board. She has been on the folk scene for years and previously sang with Shale
. Looking forward to working together
10th April 2011
Just back from a fantastic weekend in Arran recording with the Anvil Ceilidh Band
. Weather was absolutely brilliant and it was great to record in daylight. Second round of auditions today.
2nd April 2011
Had a great Mother's Day lunch today at the Lade Inn, Kilmahog. It was a day early, but tomorrow busy all day auditioning for a female vocalist
March 27th 2011
Clocks have gone forward an hour!Spring has officially sprung Looking forward to working on some new band material today
March 20th 2011 -Morgan Lee Band @ the Clutha Vaults
With our recently refurbished PA MLB
had a fantastic gig in the Clutha
There was lots of merriment and dancing .and we aired a few of our very own numbers for the first time . Looking forward to more exciting happenings soon.... watch this space...
March 19th 2011
Hugh and Anne playing at Poetry Cafe in Rose Street , Glasgow.