Label: RCA International - INTS 1249 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Celtic, Folk
His family had a strong musical tradition, so it was natural for Bill to follow their example. In he won his first award from the The Dark Island - Bill McCue - McCues Music Federation Scottish Schools singing competition. On leaving school he started work as an apprentice electrician with the National Coal Board at Kingshill No 1 colliery, Allanton.
His studies were interrupted by national service, which he served in the Royal Air Force, but he was able to continue his studies firstly at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and finally at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In he gained his L. He began his Professional Career in It started in and was so successful that it ran until The vast repertoire and range of songs gave him an opportunity that falls to very few artists. Bill McCue made his operatic debut Various - netBloc Vol.
1: The Opening Salvo (File) Scottish Opera in Glasgow inand performed in every season, the only singer to do so. He sang over The Dark Island - Bill McCue - McCues Music roles. In concert he was in constant demand, not only at home, but abroad. He was an ideal guest for choirs and brass bands not only because of his versatility, but his genuine warmth and friendly personality.
He performed special programmes of Scottish Song and Verse, ranging from the early Court Period to the present day. Bill McCue has recorded for all the major labels. Scots songs. But perhaps not so well known is that he came to music the Such A Mess - New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight way, as a mature student through a scholarship.
This makes him a more vivid and many faced character, than the one dimensional persons normally associated with the Arts. Those who saw and heard him found a strong resemblance to Shmuel Rudensky. His singing of Scots songs was so interesting that I who would not know what a Wee Hoose was even if I fell over one was captivated. His voice is rich and pleasant, and it will be a long time till you hear Scots songs so well sung.
His record over the last twenty years proves that. He has a true bass voice, of power and flexibility, and a keen sense of performance. Bill as a young child, with his mother and older brother Bill McCue was born in the mining village of Allanton, Scotland, in August
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