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RECITALS - SUNDAY TICKET - Quaker Hall - Scots Fiddle Festival
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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RECITALS - SUNDAY TICKET - Quaker Hall - Scots Fiddle Festival

Sit back and enjoy 5 x 45 minute Recitals, by top musicians, in one day for £15
Go to one, go to all, short breaks between each.
Up to 2 accompanied Children (under age of 12) are given free entry per paying adult.

Recitals Feature

12 noon: Folkestra
Folkestra is a folk band that welcomes the best young players from across the North of England and South of Scotland. Young musicians who want to be part of a professional band, and enjoy rehearsing, gigging and recording!
Led by Ian Stephenson, a renowned folk musician, composer and educator, they have toured, recorded an album and created their own commissioned music. Each year they take on new challenges and perform traditional music and members own compositions across the UK.

1 pm: Jack Smedley, David Foley & Jenn Butterworth
David & Jack have shared stages across the globe for nine years.
Since co-founding the award winning folk act RURA, the pair have spent much of their time touring, writing and arranging the bands three heralded albums, the latest released in June 2018. Having amassed a range of original material, the flute and fiddle duo officially joined forces in 2017 to give full voice to their self-penned and co-written new music. Joining David & Jack for the Festival will be Jenn Butterworth on guitar, often seen with the Kinnaris Quintet and of Songs of Separation fame.

2 pm: Paul Anderson
From Aberdeenshire, Paul Anderson is one of Scotlands most respected traditional fiddlers and composers. He has travelled all over the world with his music and has composed over 500 pieces in the traditional idiom, including a symphony, music for the critically acclaimed Aberdeen Performing Arts touring production of Sunset Song, and music for TV, radio and film. A winner of most Scottish fiddle championships himself, Paul is also a teacher of some repute and his pupils have won competitions all over Scotland.

3 pm: Matthew Tighe
With an Irish and Trinidadian background, fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself as a fiery virtuoso in the world of folk and traditional music. Matt was part of the On Drover Tracks tour with Luke Daniels, Miranda Rutter and Matheu Watson. He has developed his own unique style of playing and has won numerous awards such as London Fiddle Champion as well as being a finalist in the Danny Kyle Award and a nominee for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. His much anticipated debut album, Matt Tighe, was released in 2017.

4 pm: The Routes Quartet
Based in Glasgow, the Routes Quartet are an innovative ensemble,
showcasing the best in traditional and roots music talent in Scotland from a classical make-up. Each member has an impressive list of accolades, but as a group, they thrive to showcase their music, bridging the gap between folk and classical worlds. They exquisitely blend the two traditions through contemporary compositions and innovative arrangements of traditional music. String quartets are well established in other genres, but here the group bring the concept to a traditional audience, exploring the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities of quartets but with a folk roots accent. Their debut album
Windrose was released in June 2017.

Amazing Value !


SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9JT
United Kingdom


Music > Celtic
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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