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Vic Smith of The Folk Diary

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Hector is a very experienced singer with a long connection with the folk scene and a winning way of putting over the songs that he loves on his very warm, lived-in Scottish voice. He is a singer to coax and cajole the listener rather than trying to assault them with any vocal pyrotechnics. The Scottish tradition seems to be the basis of his repertoire, but there are two of the familiar Jim Reid settings of Violet Jacob poems, Burns Corn Rigs and items by Janis Ian and Stan Rogers amongst others.

His own guitar accompaniments form a pleasant and unobtrusive backing to his singing and there are fine contributions also from Vicki Swan, Jonny Dyer and Paul Sartin.