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Thank you for an absolutely fantastic concert at Bochum.
Holger Arntz, Germany
"Time flies and once again we made the now annual pilgrimage to Hilldale to see this Scot abroad and his Danish girl. A capacity audience was treated to another superb evening and this is one package, not wrapped in plastic, where two is even better value than one. We were promised an evening of Scottish music but what we got was an eclectic international journey where you couldn't see the joins. We travelled far and wide, from Peru to Australia via Palestine and the Netherlands, and back in Scotland enjoyed both high and low roads from Aberdeen to the Solway Firth via Loch Lomond. This Lord of the Dance and his River of Time Lady certainly rang our bells. Wonder what lyrics they sang to pass the time on the long road home? Only Remembered? Not only were we summoned by those bells and soothed by a lullaby but we got the wonderful mix of traditional, contemporary and contemplative lyrics and music we have come to expect from this polished pair. Along with a generous measure of humour and some quiet remembrance of those no longer with us. Thanks Steven and Pernille for another fine evening. You will be back!"
Christine Aspinall, Stalybridge, UK
"Spotted Stephen & Pernille were doing a rare gig in England so headed over to Hilldale on 15th March for what proved to be a superb evening! Enjoyed a wide repertoire from the comical "Let's Recycle" to the poignant "River of Time" with everything in-between. As a "follower" of the McCalmans since 1970s it's good to see such a wonderful musical tradition continuing with Stephen & Pernille flying the flag (should that be a joint Scottish-Danish one?) for quality entertainment."
Christine Aspinall, Stalybridge, UK
"We first saw Stephen at Oban about
4 years ago, since then at Fort William twice. He really is a brilliant act and has a wonderful
personality. Really worth being seen by a greater audience."
Whether it's solo or with the McCalmans, Stephen makes singing sound effortless.
What a voice. one of my favourites for singing along in the car!'
"I would like to say that the music you play and sing are very enjoyable.
I received 1 album a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it . As your albums are not available
I will be sending for more records
'Enjoyed the gig at Glenfarg last month. Bought your latest CD, Silver Sands.
Excellent as usual. Keep up the good work.'
"First saw your show in Oban in 1996. I am pleased to say that Zelda and I have
been fans since then. We have missed you for the last two or three years when we have been in Scotland
but we hope to catch up in August. We are touring this year for a change so, thanks to the gig
list, I will be able to plan better. Hope to see you soon.
'New site is excellent Stephen.
I'll try and phone you soon'
'Hi Stephen, You got me in trouble last time i was up in Dunoon I told the passengers that they were in for a treat seeing you perform............Guess what you were away on tour and your replacement was not to their liking ! See you soon'
Ian Bott, David Urquhart driver, Leicester
Hope to see you again soon.
Will buy a CD am now a fan!!'
Fiona Mudie, Dalkeith, Scotland
'First saw SQ at the Ballachulish Hotel in February 1992 the night before the 300th anniversary of the Glencoe massacre and have been a fan ever since. I even bought my own Bodhrán and I still can’t play the damn thing.'
Rob Nicholls, Tamworth, England
'Was at your gig in the Tarbet Hotel last night with friends from Wales. We all thoroughly enjoyed your music, your singing and your fun. Thank you for making it a good evening. After the gig I bought the Highlands Tomorow CD and played it in the car this morning - brilliant.
'Thanks to you and rest of McCalmans for a great evening in Baghuset, Ballerup, DK on march 6th. 2009.
'We enjoyed your show at the Glenmorag Hotel on Tuesday evening and thanks for the dedication 'Caledonia'.
Jill and David Stevens, Newton Aycliffe
Joe Cassidy (decorator), Scotland
'It is years since we have been in Oban but the one lasting memory is Stephen Quigg playing at our hotel. He is still one of our most played CDs. Thank you'
Jim Kirby, Wahington, UK
'I saw Stephen at the Fife Arms Hotel last night and was very impressed. I went away for the weekend with my sister who has health problems. I assumed the entertainment would not be very good for some reason, but stayed after dinner to watch Stephen as my sister wanted to. I have to say I had a great night, I enjoyed the songs very much and really laughed so, so much at the humour. So thanks very much. I will certainly keep and eye open for Stephen and tell others how good he is.'
'Just back from Fort William, we stayed at the Caledonian Hotel this week and you were the best of the evenings' entertainment by a million miles.
Not only was it good to see someone else under the age of 97 we were delighted by your performance. A great evening of songs seamlessly linked by brilliantly funny anecdotes and chat.
Well done mate hopefully we see you again sometime.'
'Many thanks Stephen and also Nick for a superb evening's entertainment at
Jim McAuley, Cannich
'Just came back from a weekend in Braemar where we once again saw Stephen perform. If it is possible he gets better and better. We took some friends along who had not seem him perform and they are now fans. Not only was he brilliant but like a true gentleman he took the time to have a chat with us. We will be watching out for another venue where we can go and see him again. Well done Stephen and we love your CD'
Carol Barrett, Blyth, Northumberland
George Pitblado, Dunfermline
'Kan varmt anbefale Stephen til en aften med skotsk musik.
Sten Andersen, Vaerloese, Denmark
Frank and Margaret Clarkson, Gretna Green
We saw you in Fort William quite a few years ago and last week at Glenmorag ,
Sue and Alex Miller, Dunfermline
I haven't had the chance to hear you live as The Quiggs, but I've enjoyed the recordnings that I've heard. I have attended several concerts while you played with The McCalmans, and I can only say that you blend tradition and renewal in a way that ensures that folk music is still very much alive. Thank you and good luck!
Leif Olsen, Bornholm, Denmark
"I saw your performance in Denmark
on the 2nd of August at Poppel Garden, I have never seen McCalmans live before, but now I'm
sure I'm going to see you again. I was really impressed by your voice and lyrics, so I went
straight to buy two of your CD's, the newest McCalman album and your newest solo album. Just
wanted to tell you that I think its great! Thanks for a great performance and the great music,
I'll go see you again some day. Happy gigs."
''I saw the McCalmans at the Glenfarg Folk Feast last month, and as usual
they were brilliant. Steven Quigg has been able to add his own style and personality to the
mix in a very seamless manner. I still not have seen him as a solo performer, but I have a
couple of his CD's which are excellent , so I will be on the lookout for him in the future."
'Just thought I'd put in black and white what we always say to you after a
gig. Thoroughly enjoyed the latest McCalmans gig at Stirling Folk club recently although we
first came across yourself at the Dunfermline Folk Club a long time before. We were of course
hoarse singing along to the now favourite songs. I must say your musicianship is beyond compare.
And we will keep asking for more Central Scotland dates!'
'A cracking new Website, well
designed with good info and easy to follow.'
'Really enjoyed your gig at the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar on 12th October. It was an excellent performance and the CD 'Highlands Tomorrow' was well worth the money too. Hopefully get the chance to see you in concert again soon,
Fraser MacDonald, Scotland
'Hi stephen, This week-end I am going to visit the " Scotsman Pub " in Oslo Norway where you and I performed 30 years ago.
It will be interesting to see if " the Lowlanders " are still remembered.
Alec Bingham, Bolton, Lancashire
'We saw Stephen in the Caledonian Hotel in Fort William at Hogmanay 2008,what a great experience, what a funny guy a brilliant performer,and a great voice very passionate about music,to sum it up a very enjoyable evening by a great artist,we bought a cd on the night and are now enjoying it as I type.'
'we were so happy when we saw you advertised at the hotel we were staying in In Dunoon last week then bitterly disappointed when we were told you were away on holiday guess we will just have to come back to see you soon. Have bought one of your CD's to make up for it. Thanks for great music.'
Colin Prow, Northumberland, England
'When we were on holiday in Scotland in July, 1993, we wondered in to a hotel in Granton-on-Spey and heard you perform. It was one of those unexpected, unplanned events that we've often talked about over the years.We bought a cd (Songs of My Island) that night and still love it. Think of all the memories you've created for so many people over the years. Thank you.'
Robbie Francis, Calgary, Canada
Sheena Bethune, Livingston, Scotland
'I saw your show in hotel 'The Isles of Glencoe' in '92, bought your CD and used it as THE reference in Scottish Folk Music eversince. That year, I was 9 years old, and was playing the violin since 2 years. Now, 17 years later, I'm percussionist and violinist in a small, bar-and-free-festival-hopping Flemish folk-rockband. We would LOVE to play 'The Voice of My Island' as a tribute to Scottish folk music, on one of our next gigs.'
Christian Bokhove, Netherlands
'We have seen Stephen numerous times at various venues. Every time he doesn't dissapoint because of his wide repertoire of music and humour. We now plan our trips to Scotland to coincide with his gigs. Give yourself a treat and go and see this great entertainer!'
John and Cath Carhart, Durham, England
'went to fort william with my son lewis on fri 23rd july to see stephen , lewis had been listening to a cd highlands tommorow and when he watched him live he said " dad he is better live than on cd " he was right , many thanks for a top night and performance , you made my sons night , and with the requests too . thanks again'
Gorstridge Omar, England
'Saw Stephen at the Caledonian Hotel, Fort William on Friday 29 April 2011. What a fantastic evening. I was completely blown away by the songs and by the chat. Can't wait until I see you again.'
Roy Potts, Cramlington, England
'Went to Fort William again with my son Lewis and my mam , I thought stephen
nice to meet you again at Pottegaarden in Odsherred this August. Hope to see you again next year. I am very keen on Scottish/Irish folk music and I am trying very hard to learn the guitar playing. Very difficult at my age (69 years). But I keep on practising the singing and guitar playing. I have been to your concert there about 3-4 times before. I liked very much your music.
'we saw Stephen in Portpatrick last week 08/12/2011 he was brilliant, all the songs seemed to be sung from the heart.
Irene Gibbons, Stockport, England
Chris and Lesley Wade,evon
Eric Ramage, Godalming
We saw you for the second time tonight, ( July 25th 2013), at Pitlochry Hydro
Karen and Colin Carpeta, Southampton
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