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​​Pauline Alexander.jpgPauline Alexander

& Edwin Gallacher

Acoustic Folk, Easy Listening & Contemporary


"Pauline Alexander was outstanding at the globe, best act at the globe 2013 and that takes some doing."

Jamie Knowles - Glossop Violins Concerts Folk Club


"the voice of an angel ... ... her pure, emotionally-charged voice that evokes the ghosts of Eva Cassidy and Karen Carpenter "

Ciaran Dorris - Musician/Presenter - Celtic Music Radio


“her voice is quite deluxe. never miss an opportunity of hearing her”.

Iain Anderson - BBC Radio Scotland

 

“Pauline Alexander …  sings, I think, some pretty special songs.  She also writes some great songs … she’ s got some amazing stuff”

Mike Harding – Mike Harding Folk Show

“Her live performance was simply stunning and was without doubt THE voice of this year's Festival"

Jon Hollingworth - Arran Events – Arran Folk Festival

 

"Pauline is a wonderful talent … with one of the most beautiful voices in Scotland … Pauline gains fans and admirers wherever she goes."

Lizzie Linton - Ayr Flower Show Entertainments

 

“I was just blown away by the very first time I heard her perform.  She possess a truly beautiful voice and her songs are beautiful, sometimes a haunting lament, sometimes uplifting songs of joy but always inspiring and moving.”

Jamie McGeechan (aka Little Fire) - Event Organiser / Musician

 

Bio

Pauline Alexander & Edwin Gallacher

Pauline Alexander is an extraordinary singer from the East End of Glasgow.  Vocally she has been suggested to have echoes of Sandy Denny, Eva Cassidy or Karen Carpenter and she has been said to have the “voice of an angel”.  Performing as part of a duo, Edwin Gallacher brings his own brand of acoustic fingerstyle of guitar.  Together they perform a blend of interpretation of song and original material that encompasses folk, easy listening and contemporary.   Pauline has been a former Iain Anderson album of the week on his BBC Radio Scotland with her debut album “Thoughts For The Masses”.  Her music has been played on a quite a few other BBC Radio territories and a loyal band of specialist and enthusiast radio shows and podcasts. Pauline & Edwin find a very appreciable ear with music audiences and musicians alike and their music has seen them appearing at festivals, radio shows and clubs around the UK.  This year also saw the duo performing at the Burns Cottage for their Burns Night in January.  “never miss an opportunity of heari

" a very distinctive voice and songwriting style...a very talented young woman " Colum Sands, Presenter/Musician - BBC Radio Ulster,  “voice of an angel” Ciaran Dorris, Presenter/Musician, Celtic Music Radio. You can find out more at www.paulinealexander.com or Pauline’s facebook page www.facebook.com/palexandersings


Style

Pauline Alexander is an extraordinary singer from Glasgow whose voice has been suggested to have echoes of Eva Cassidy and Karen Carpenter.  Performing as part of a two piece, her voice is smooth like velvet and very easy on the ear.  Performing as part of a duo, Edwin Gallacher brings his own fingerstyle of guitar inspired by Tommy Emmanuel and a love of rag time blues.


Music

Pauline's voice is what makes their sweet music truly exceptional.  With a broad mix of interpretation of song and original material, they weave seamlessly from genre to genre.  With elements of folk, easy listening and contemporary their acoustic sets are popular with fellow musicians and listeners alike.


Folk Club Gigs

2015

Thurs 15th Oct - 8pm -  Uxbridge Folk Club - Compass Theatre - Uxbridge, London

2014

Tue 26th Nov - 8pm - Edinburgh Folk Club - Pleasance Cabaret Bar - Edinburgh, Scotland

Sun 23rd Feb - Alcester Winter Folk Festival- ​​​Swan Hotel​ - Alcester, England​

Fri 21st Feb - 8:30pm -  Rolling Hills Folk Club - George & Abbotsford Hotel - Melrose, Scotland

Wed 12th Feb - ​7.30pm - Dunfermline Folk ClubThistle Tavern - Dunfermline, Scotland

Fri 7th Feb - 8:30pm - Stonehaven Folk Club - Stonehaven Community Centre - Stonehaven, Scotland

Sun 26th Jan - 8:30pm -  The Wee Folk Club - The Royal Oak - Edinburgh, Scotland


2013

Thurs 31st Sept - 8pm - Violin Concerts Folk Club - The Globe Inn - Glossop , England

Mon 16th Sept - 8pm - Glenfarg Village Folk Club - Glenfarg Hotel - Glenfarg, Scotland

Thurs 16th May 8pm Falkirk Folk Club - Supporting [Barbara Dymock & Chris Marra] - Tolbooth Tavern - Falkirk, Scotland

Sat 11th May 8pmCraigie Folk Club - Supporting [Frank McLaughlin, Stewart Hardy & Gillian McDonald] - Craigie Village Hall


Quotes

"We were most impressed with the performance of singer Pauline Alexander and guitarist Edwin Gallacher.  A very special voice with some superb guitar accompaniment delighted our audience.  It is refreshing to listen to a singer whose passion is to perform a good song, no matter what the genre.  She sensibly mixed her set with some lovely self-penned material and well known songs.  This duo deserve to go far in the music scene."

Dave and Lorna Dewar - Music at Craigie Folk Club


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Picture by Stephen Thomson


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Picture by Jo McAlpine

McAlpine Media

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Picture by Jo McAlpine

McAlpine Media

Picture by Stephen Thomson