The brainchild of Scottish-Canadian visionary Jason Wilson (Wilson & Swarbrick), Ashara presents a joyful blend of Scottish folk, global roots and reggae – it’s where Scotland meets Jamaica in Canada! Wilson, who provides vocals, acoustic guitar and piano, is joined by legendary Jamaican-Canadian guitarist Carl Harvey (Toots & The Maytals), and Wilson band members, saxophonist Marcus Ali, vocalist Laurel Tubman, drummer Vince Reel and bassist Michael Shapinko.
Ashara comes with a rotating cast of award-winning Scottish trad musicians, including: noted fiddler Jack Smedley (Rura), the great Highland piper Ali Hutton (Old Blind Dogs) and feted accordionist John Somerville (Treacherous Orchestra). The featured special guest is the fabulous Scottish-based Jamaican songstress Subrina (Ibrina) Ward who has herself brought together the musical worlds of Scotland and Jamaica.
Scotland January 2023
Tuesday Jan 24, 2023 - Bathgate - Reconnect Regal Theatre
Wednesday Jan 25, 2023 - Perth - Perth Concert Hall
Thursday Jan 26, 2023 - Ayr - The Gaiety Theatre
Friday Jan 27, 2023 - Greenock - The Beacon Arts Centre
Saturday Jan 28, 2023 - Glasgow - Drygate (Celtic Connections)