Stretch swings in for rare solo performance

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The frontman of Scotland’s only western swing band is to perform in the city tomorrow.

Stretch Dawrson of Stretch Dawrson and the Mending Hearts, will appear in a rare solo performance at The White Horse on the Canongate on from 8pm.

In addition to Western swing, he will also play ragtime blues, old-style jazz and Scottish folk instrumentals.

Stretch, real name Ian MacFadyen, is just back from a 50-date tour with the full band in and around Austin, Texas.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Stretch Dawrson has been playing professionally and as a teacher in Edinburgh for 20 years.

A singer and multi-instrumentalist, Stretch plays guitar, drums, bass, double bass, mandolin and banjo.

He played guitar with Edinburgh blues band Delta Croft Revue and was a drummer with the Black Rose Ceilidh Band.