Michael Marra has won a Herald Angel Award for his recent performances at the
Edinburgh Fringe -
Keith Bruce writes in The Herald
"Michael Marra is a songsmith from Dundee, whose craft has been revered for
years, and whose collaboration with dancer and choreographer Frank McConnell was
revived last year and has been presented at the Acoustic Music Centre at St
Bride's as part of the Made in Scotland showcase. On Tuesday, Marra returned to
play a solo concert and showed how he has achieved complete mastery of his
material and his relationship with the audience. A Bank of Scotland Herald Angel
goes to a national treasure."
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Cutting a Bohemian figure in beret and black suit, Dundee songsmith Michael Marra brought Saturday’s Bank of Scotland Herald Angels awards presentation to a superb conclusion with a performance of his song O Fellow Man, written for the actor Tom Watson, who died last month.
Marra had received an Angel from this week’s guest presenter, Simon Callow, for his triumphant Fringe appearance at the Acoustic Music Centre. The solo gig had followed a run of performances at the same venue of the revival of A Wee Home From Home, the show he created 20 years ago with dancer and choreographer Frank McConnell and director Gerry Mulgrew. Accepting the award, he told his audience, “I’m as proud as a Dundee man is permitted to be.”