A TEN-YEAR-OLD musician from Clydebank is set to open a three-day music festival.

Singer-songwriter Sam Baird, who is currently making waves across the music scene after playing the iconic Glasgow venue, King Tuts, will open Gig in the Goil in May.

After wowing the crowd with karaoke performances from a young age, Sam took up the guitar by learning to play Ed Sheeran songs. He then entered talent competitions, eventually impressing the judges at a competition in Craig Tara and winning the top prize.

His musical talents have come as a surprise to his mother, Janet Baird, who told the Post: “We are all amazed that he can sing nevermind play at the same time.

“None of our family has any musical experience, and I’m tone deaf - I can’t even remember words to songs.”

Sam has also been accepted to the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

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But for now, all focus is on the upcoming festival in Lochgoilhead. Sam explained: “I am extremely excited to open Gig in the Goil. I’m not nervous, as I played The Wee G in November and I loved it.”

When asked about his musical experience at King Tuts, Sam said: “It was an awesome experience because I am the youngest to play King Tuts and it’s so good to meet new people and for everyone to sing and enjoy your tunes.”

A spokesman for Gig in the Goil, hosted by Argyll Holidays, said: “The acoustic lounge aims to showcase young talent within an intimate surrounding and has played host to the likes of Connor Fyfe, Robin Ashcroft, Mark Sharp and Jack Cochrane over the years, and we’re sure that Sam will impress the fans lucky enough to get in and see him performing.”

Gig in the Goil will take place from Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3.