Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”. Jim was lead singer with the world-renowned and multi-award-winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years, a fantastic experience with some of Scotland’s finest musicians, taking him to the most prestigious festivals in North America and around Europe. Jim is known for his fine voice, excellent guitar and harmonica skills, a large dose of humor, well-told stories, and, not least of all, his great adaptations of traditional songs, as well excellent original songs.
Susie Malcolm is an award-winning singer with a special knowledge of the musical traditions of North East Scotland. She was the first woman ever to win a singing competition for Bothy Ballads, agricultural songs, and has been singing in folk clubs and at festivals around Scotland since her early 20s. She has one solo CD to her credit and has sung harmonies on ten of Jim’s CDs. With their children having achieved the age of independence, Susie is able to join Jim on the road!
This year Jim and Susie Malcolm are joined by their multi-award-winning daughter Beth Malcolm, one of the rising stars of the Scottish folk scene. Beth won a ‘Danny’ award at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival, was The Scotsman newspaper’s ‘One to Watch’ for 2022 and was a recent nominee for ‘Scots Singer of the Year’.
“One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years” —The Independent
“Jim Malcolm’s voice has the complex individuality of an aged single-malt whisky” — Boston Globe
“One of those pure, warm Scottish folk voices one never tires of listening to” —Dirty Linen
“I just discovered Beth Malcolm’s voice…and was blown away” — Kathleen MacInnes, BBC Radio Scotland