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2023 Boswell Book Festival Events

Barbara Dickson (19:30)


7:30 PM

Barbara Dickson (19:30)

Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years. She will describe the joys of growing up in Fife in the fifties, of moving to Edinburgh at seventeen to find her place in the world and the struggles of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene.

Despite becoming Scotland’s bestselling solo artist in the seventies and eighties and having huge hits such as the best-selling ever female duet ‘I Know Him So Well‘, ‘January February’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, Barbara was not content to have just a successful singing career and she turned to acting, going on to win Best Actress in Spend, Spend, Spend.

A regular on prime-time television, including guest residency on The Two Ronnies, Barbara also took to musicals, making Willy Russell’s legendary Blood Brothers her own.

Barbara’s is a warm, fascinating story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.

In conversation with Allan Little
In association with The Cumnock Tryst

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