An Evening with Andrew Greig & Mike Heron: Tuning Into the 60s in St Andrews

Tuesday 11th April 2017

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Mike Heron as part of the Incredible String Band, changed the way I looked at music. Read it!‘ – Billy Connolly

Join founding member of The Incredible String Band Mike Heron and author Andrew Greig as they talk about the heady times of the 60s British folk music scene, from the perspectives of one of the musicians behind it and a dedicated fan.

In You Know What You Could Be, Mike Heron writes for the first time vividly of his formative years, armed with a love of Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Hungarian folk music. When asked to join Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, The Incredible String Band are formed and their wildly innovative, astounding music became indelibly linked with the latter Sixties. Andrew Greig was a frustrated provincial schoolboy when he heard their songs. It changed everything. Undaunted by a lack of experience and ability, he formed a band in their image, Fate & Ferret.

Andrew Greig is the author of six books of poetry, two mountaineering books; two non-fiction books and six novels. He has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and won the Saltire and the Scottish Book of the Year awards.

You Know What You Could Be will delight anyone who has loved The Incredible String Band; and Mike and Andrew’s differing portraits of that hopeful, erratic and stubborn stumble towards the life that is ours will strike a chord with everyone.