SUNDAY RECITALS - QUAKER STUDIO - Scots Fiddle Festival
GIVES ENTRY TO ALL 5 Sunday RECITALS
Sit back and enjoy 5 x 45 minute mini concerts, by top musicians, in one day, for £17
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 6 12 noon - YOUTH - Southport Strings
Southport String Ensemble is directed and coached by Sarah Marks and consists of a group of young people who started their musical journey in her Music Playtime early years classes. Their passion for traditional folk music stems from regular Ceilidhs and workshops on fiddle, bodhran and long sword. In 2012 they won the Talleyman Trophy at the Fylde Folk Festival and, in attending a workshop given by the Finnish folk band, Frigg, they developed an incredibly strong bond with the Finnish folk scene. A number of subsequent collaborations, both at home and in Finland, as well as numerous trips attending Scots Fiddle Festival concerts, recitals and workshops have helped guide this ensemble into an exceptionally interesting musical paradigm, extremely worthy of attention.
Recitals 7 1pm - Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal (fiddle, guitar, song)
This duo is unique in that they almost exclusively perform old traditional music and song from the rich musical heritage of Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland alongside their own compositions and songs. Their playing shows great respect for the melodies and oozes empathy, whether they are playing heart breaking airs, flying into driving reels or creating imaginative soundscapes with their rich harmonies.
Both highly respected musicians in their own right, they keep extremely busy touring as well as with their composing, research and recording work.
Recitals 8 2pm - Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson
Cape Breton fiddle player Mairi Rankin, of the famed Rankin family, and Scottish harpist Ailie Robertson combine their respective traditions in a marriage of music and stepdance that has been rapturously received around the world. Mixing traditional with newly written material, their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a huge following. They have performed for over 10 years together, both as part of international super-group The Outside Track, and as a duo.
Recitals 9 3pm - Simon Thoumire and Su-a Lee
Simon Thoumire on concertina and Su-a Lee on cello will perform a fun mixture of fiddle and cello music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Much of the music is taken from hms.scot website which details over 200 Scottish printed sources of fiddle music from before 1850. The performance will involve a lot of beautiful tunes as well as plenty of smiles.
Recitals 10 4pm - Guro Kvifte Nesheim
Born in Oslo, Guro Kvifte Nesheim is a hardanger fiddle, and hardanger d'amore player and composer from Norway, working mostly with traditional and contemporary Nordic folk music. She started playing hardanger, aged 7, and has mastered the traditional music of Norway through tuition and guidance from many great traditional Hardanger fiddle players. Along the way, Guro has received countless accolades and prizes for her performances in national and international folk competitions. With a keen interest and love for the old music traditions of Norway and Sweden, she is presently engaged in creating her own legacy through composition.
Graduating from The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Guro has often worked as a freelance musician, involving recent projects with Ale Møller, Unni Boksasp Ensemble and Groupa to name but a few. She also plays in folk rock band Skrekk & Guro, and her own band, GKN5, recently released their debut album "Bestastovo" in 2018 to great critical acclaim and the last year has seen them perform the length and breadth of Scandinavia. Guros solo project at this years Scottish Fiddle Festival, consists of a mix of both traditional and personally crafted hardanger fiddle tunes, exquisitely embellished with elements of improvisation.
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QUAKER STUDIO, SFF@The Pleasance (View)
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9JT
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!