Alice Marra

  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.

Pauline Keightley's review and wonderful photographs of the concert can be found at her website

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

mackenzie sisters

Just for the record the singers and musicians who appeared at the concert were -

Tom Mitchell

Rab Noakes

Eddi Reader

Dougie Maclean

Pat and Gregory Kane

John Spillane

Mackenzie - Fiona, Eilidh and Gillian

Sylvia Rae Tracey

Jimmie Macgregor

Rod Paterson

Riley Briggs

Kris Drever

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

 All Will be Well