Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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Jimmie MacGregor

Jimmie MacGregor "Gathering of Songs, stories and famous folk"

Jimmie MacGregor

Wednesday 25th May 2011

Perth Theatre, 19:30

This event was part of the 2011 Festival Programme.

Tickets will be available on the door on the night.

You may have seen the BBC documentary broadcast on St Andrews night about the life and career of Jimmie MacGregor. It’s a fantastic story that spans decades.

Teaming up with Robin Hall in fifties, Jimmie appeared five nights weekly on the BBC’s Tonight show – for four years!. Hugely influential in the folk music revival, he toured the world appearing in countless venues from the Albert and Festival Halls, to the smallest folk clubs. With 20 albums to their credit, Jimmie and Robin Hall went on to host the White Heather Club and record the now legendary anthem single ‘Football crazy’ (Decca Records 1960).
Latterly Jimmie has composed theme music for radio and hosted the long running double award winning show MacGregor’s Gathering as well as produce and present long distance walks for radio and Tv in various parts of the world.  A fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and president of Rural Scotland, he was also awarded an MBE for services to Scottish Heritage and Culture.

Now touring a live show ‘Jimmie MacGregor’s Gathering of Songs, stories and famous folk!’ Jimmie talks about his life, the stories, songs and interviews with the likes of John Wayne and Tarzan.