In October last year the man from Lochee, the bard of Dundee, the unique and irreplaceable Michael Marra passed away. The musician, playwright and actor was loved by many and his influence remains as strong today as it ever was. This was shown recently when our good friends Baylis Gray who have filmed a number of sessions for Folk Radio UK (and love filming Scottish artists) managed to catch up with the wonderful Karine Polwart Trio prior to their gig in Exeter.
Unknown to them Karine wanted to pay tribute to Michael Marra and made an incredibly moving performance…this is the first of two songs we’re very honoured to feature.
Karine Polwart Trio performing Michael Marra’s Like Another Rolling Stone
Optimistic Sound is working to bring the revolutionary Sistema music programme to the city of Dundee to tackle poverty and to raise the hopes and opportunities of our young people.