Alice Marra performing at All Will Be Well - Pauline Keightley Photography
Reviews of the sellout All Will Be Well Tribute Concert having been appearing in the national and local press and social media.
Alan Wilson's rare review in The Courier - " We were proud to know him, proud to have shared his music and finally, proud to have been there"
STV's Jennie Macfie - "Alice Marra singing "Monkey Hair" is a standout moment and there are few tears unshed; any resisted being overcome by Liz Lochhead's valedictory poem. "As if they were ospreys and Angus was Africa...". Thousands of voices were raised in "All Will Be Well"- and it will.
In The Scotsman's Brian Ferguson reported "Noakes told the audience that although Marra was renowned for celebrating ordinary characters, he was an "extraordinary man" himself."
Rob Adams wrote in his blog - "The songs were the stars in this celebration of the Bard of Lochee; the songs and his children, and that's as it should be for someone whose art - visual,spoken, written and sung - and family were his life."
On the BBC Celtic Connections website Richard Bull commented "This evening brilliantly demonstrated that Michael's uniquely creative and generous work will live on and on."
The Daily Record's Joan McAlpine wrote in her column "But so many of his songs were anthems. Here Comes The Weak sung last week by Eddi Reader, would be an ideal theme for the human race. It praises the efforts of workers to overcome mighty barriers through organisation and education."
Donald Cowey in the Sunday Herald summed it up nicely "If it's still hard to accept that the opportunity to see Michael perform again will not come round again, then this was the next best thing."
The Mackenzie Sisters at All Will Be Well - Photograph courtesy of Pauline Keightley
Just for the record the singers and musicians who appeared at the concert were -
Sylvia Rae Tracey
Liz Lochhead - Scots Makar (The National Poet of Scotland)
The Hazey Janes - Andrew Mitchell, Alice Marra, Matthew Marra, Liam Brennan
The House Band were -
Christopher Marra Guitars and Steel Guitar
Gregor Philp - Guitars
Kevin Murray - Guitars and Mandolin
Hilary Brooks - Piano and Accordion
Steve Kettley - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Duncan Chisholm - fiddle
Christine Hanson - Cello
Kevin McGuire - Upright Bass
Dave Haswell - Percussion