Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke

Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke


Sunday 1 - 3pm The Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 4RZ Duo


Monday 9 - 8pm Croydon Folk Club, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CRO 1BD Duo


Saturday 14 - 9pm The Old Mill, 1 Old Mill Road, Plumstead Common, Plumstead, SE18 1QG Trio


Sunday 15 - 4pm The Morden Arms, 1 Brand Street, Greenwich, SE10 8SP Duo


Thursday 19 - 8.30pm The Bassment Blues Club, 16 Wells Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HZ Trio
(Vicky Martin from the Delta Ladies will be opening the show)


Saturday 21 - 2pm Blues at Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF Trio


Sunday 22 - The Old Neptune - 18.00


Wednesday 25 - 8.30pm The Malt Shovel, 121 Bridge Street, Northampton, NN1 1QF Trio


Friday 27 - 9pm Old Nicks Tavern, 8 North Street, Horncastle,  LN9 5DX Duo


Saturday 28 - 8.30pm Saltburn Blues Club, Saltburn Cricket Club, Markse Mill Lane, Saltburn by the Sea TS12 1HJ Duo




Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke have a strong following on the blues and roots music scene. Their vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of blues standards. They work as a duo but often perform as a trio with the wonderful Roger Nunn on drums, djembe and percussion.

Their most recent CD The road that you believe in has been widely acclaimed:

"A thoroughly enjoyable set bordering towards the folk side of the Blues, with tunes such as Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor and Researching The Blues. A gorgeous Wayfaring Stranger is one highlight, as well as the soulful sermon Message From My Heart.” - Blues Matters Magazine

"Mike’s restrained resonator guitar and Fran’s earthy voice make an intriguing combination that puts a new twist on old music." - Rock and Reel Magazine

"Fran's warm vocals mix well with the sympathetic finger picking acoustic guitar playing of Mike. Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt, particularly on the traditional songs such as Dink's Song and their effective versions of Wayfaring Stranger and Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor.  - Blues in Britain Magazine

Fran’s singing shines on this selection of four covers and nine original songs – Folk Roots Magazine 






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