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Jim and Susie Malcolm

Saturday, January 27 @ 8:00 pm

$10 – $29
Jim and Susie Malcolm

Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in
any style”.

Though he now works solo, Jim was lead singer with the world‐ renowned and multi‐award‐winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years, a fantastic experience with some of Scotland’s finest musicians, taking him to the most prestigious festivals in North America and all over Europe.

With family roots in Perthshire and Strathclyde, Jim has been a professional musician since graduating from Edinburgh University. His first arena was the folk music scene in Scotland, where he gigged in almost every town and isle from Berwick to Benbecula and from Stranraer to Lerwick. Working solo or in various bands and combos in far flung pubs, hotels and clubs toughened him up for a future life on the road. Solo tours in England, Ireland, Denmark and Germany followed, including musical adventures in some off‐the‐
charts places like Uganda.

The list of artists who have performed and recorded his work is steadily growing, but includes Kate Rusby with The Poozies, Beppe Gambetta from Italy, Uiscedwr, The McCalmans, Alyth McCormack, North Sea Gas and Tich Frier. In 2004 he was voted songwriter of the year at the annual Scots Trad Music Awards and to date he is the most nominated Scots singer for the Scots Singer of the Year Award, having been nominated three times.

Susie Malcolm is an award-winning singer with a special knowledge of the musical traditions of North East Scotland. She was the first woman ever to win a singing competition for Bothy Ballads, agricultural songs, and has been singing in folk clubs and at festivals around Scotland since her early 20s. She has one solo CD to her credit and has sung harmonies on ten of Jim’s CDs.

Purchase Advance Tickets Online and By Phone

Tickets are $25 each plus a $4 convenience fee or $10 for Caltech students and anyone age 16 or younger without the fee. They are available online at this link and by phone from the Caltech Ticket Office (626-395-4652). Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Tickets are available, without a handling fee, by in-person purchase at the ticket office on the first floor of Caltech’s Keith Spalding Building, at 1200 East California Boulevard in Pasadena.

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Ticket Sales At the Door

Tickets might be available at the door the night of the concert. HOWEVER, our last show sold out, so some people who arrived without tickets could not attend. Sales at the door, if tickets remain available, will be by cash or check only, with no handling fee.


Free parking, including handicap parking, is available in the lot north of Beckman Auditorium, off Michigan Avenue just south of Del Mar Boulevard. This lot might fill up, especially if there are other events on campus that night. You can find additional parking for our shows in two parking structures on Wilson Avenue in the first block south of Del Mar. On weekends and after 6 p.m., parking is allowed even in spaces labeled with individual names. On this Caltech campus map, Beckman Auditorium is #91, Beckman Institute is #74 and the parking structures are #123 and #124. Also, street parking is available along Wilson Avenue and some other nearby streets.


Saturday, January 27
8:00 pm
$10 – $29
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Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech
400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
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Pasadena Folk Music Society