Celtic singer, musician, storyteller to perform Friday in Prescott

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Jim Malcolm brings traditional songs of Scotland to his audiences. He’ll perform Friday night at the Light and Life Free Methodist Church.

Courtesy photo<br> Jim Malcolm brings traditional songs of Scotland to his audiences. He’ll perform Friday night at the Light and Life Free Methodist Church.

Scotland troubadour Jim Malcolm will bring his guitar, harmonicas and storytelling talent to Prescott Friday in a Celtic concert series

performance at Light and Life Free Methodist Church.

The performance begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30. Advance tickets are available at Celtic Crossing Pub in the Prescott Gateway Mall for $15. Admission is $18 at the door, $5 for college students, and youths under 19 get in free. The church is located at 2797 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.

Malcolm sings traditional songs of Scotland and his own compositions. He has gained popularity as an interpreter of the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Malcolm, whose family roots are in Perthshire and Strathclyde, began his professional career after his graduation from Edinburgh University.

In 2004, Malcolm won Songwriter of the Year award in the Scots Trad Music competition, and he has been nominated several times for Scots Singer of the Year awards.

"I consider Jim Malcolm to be the best Celtic music solo performer still touring," said David McNabb, concert series director. "He is extremely talented at guitar, harmonica, singing and songwriting and is the funniest

performer with the best stage presence I have ever seen. "

Tom Thomas, a local Celtic folk singer who plays guitar and accordion, will open the concert from 6:30 to 6:55 p.m. For more information about Malcolm, visit his website at www.jimmalcolm.com. For more information about the concert, call 602-482-8598.