Winter songs with Horse

The Coaltown Daisies
The Coaltown Daisies
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FIFE singer-songwriter Horse McDonald returns to Kirkcaldy next week for an intimate acoustic set.

Horse will play the Beveridge Park Hotel on Thursday, December 13.

Horse McDonald

Horse McDonald

Her second gig in the town this year – she played Adam Smith Theatre in April – will be something a bit different, offering fans the chance to hear tracks with a winter feel.

Speaking to the Press this week, Horse said: “Last year I did something called ‘Winter Songs’ in the west at around this time, so this is the east coast version, if you like, ‘Winter Songs 2’.

“It is Horse songs and there are some tracks in there that have a hint of the season too. You’re not going to hear Slade though.

“People absolutely loved it last year, and I hope people in Kirkcaldy like it this year. It’s a bit of fun to come back to Fife and do an intimate gig. This is the last show I’m doing this year.

“The Coaltown Daisies are supporting me, and I hope they are going to join me for a couple of festive songs.”

The latest date comes at a time when she’s finishing a tour and working relentlessly to finish off new album, ‘Home’.

She continued: “I’m in Inverness on Sunday. It’s the last part of the band tour. We’ve just been round the UK which was great. It’s been fantastic.”

Aside from getting the album finished, Horse has a lot of exciting things planned for next year, including what she describes as the “highlight of her lifetime” - she’s getting married early in the year.

She’ll also be marking the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘God’s Home Movie’ with a show at the Barrowlands in Glasgow.

She said: “In 1997 I recorded a show at the Barrowlands with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. It’s a huge undertaking, but on March 2, I’m going to do a show at the Barrowlands again. It’s probably the biggest show I’ve done in years.

“People in Glasgow and the west haven’t really heard tracks from the new album, so I’m going to combine the two – it’ll be ‘God’s Home Movie’ and ‘Home’.”

But the singer also plans to return to the Kingdom for a band show in 2013.

She said: “I’m going to try and fit in a big band show in Kirkcaldy, probably in May or June. Being born in Newport on Tay, I feel quite at home in Fife, and Kirkcaldy, it does feel a lot like home.”