Next show: Scotland’s Jim Malcolm in Beckman Institute Auditorium Saturday, January 27, 2018


We are happy and proud to welcome Jim Malcolm back to Caltech after a 3 year absence. Called “the ultimate Scots troubador”, he has proven himself to be not only an excellent songwriter and fine singer, but also a great interpreter of a great many Scottish songs, from early ballads through Burns and Tannahill to William Soutar and his great hero Jim Reid. He plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and he enjoys reworking old songs that form the kernel of Scotland’s great folk tradition. He took a break from the solo musician life (though he did release a solo album or two during that time) when he spent some 8 years as lead singer and guitarist with the famed group, Old Blind Dogs (who will be appearing here next month!) He has a brand new recording, Spring Will Follow On, in which he joins with his wife, Susie Malcolm, on a recording that is as beautiful as its cover. The regrettably discontinued magazine, Dirty Linen, wrote, “Malcolm has one of those pure, warm folk voices (two parts Archie Fisher, one part Dick Gaughan) that one never tires of listening to.” We highly recommend this show!

“Malcolm has one of those pure, warm, folk voices (two parts Archie Fisher, one part Dick
Gaughan) that one never tires of listening to”- Dirty Linen

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Tickets can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office in the Spalding Building (California Blvd. and Wilson Avenue) for face value (open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.), purchased online (click on red ticket below- service charge added per ticket, sales end 2 days before show), or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Occasionally, a show will be sold out before the day of the show, so call the Ticket Office, if you are planning to buy tickets at the door. Better yet, join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about such situations ahead of time.