CONCERT - FRIDAY NIGHT - PLEASANCE THEATRE - Scots Fiddle Festival
Twelfth Day are comprised of Catriona Price, on fiddle, and harpist Esther Swift. They both sing, often in unison, creating a new voice that is neither one nor the other. Inseparable, they write together, weaving traditional folk with classical elements to create a music thats outside of genre. Lyrically they combine their experiences and inspirations, informed by musical travels around the globe for their Routes to Roots project, and their upbringings in Orkney and the Scottish Borders. In live performance Twelfth Day describe themselves as a two-person quartet using harp, fiddle and both voices to conjure a virtuous array of sounds, textures, rhythms and polyphony. Adventurously exploring and pushing the limits of what a duo can achieve is at the heart of everything they do. Throw in a handful of grit and guts, add their sense of humour, and youre pretty much there.
ROSS COUPER & TOM OAKES with special guest Tim Edey
Ross Couper from Shetland and Tom Oakes, originally from Devon, are a fiddle and guitar duo deeply rooted in the traditions of Scottish and Irish music but with a vital modernity that chronicles their many musical journeys to date. Expect a highly dynamic mixture of power and fragility, with a warmth and humour that leaves audiences both exhilarated and entertained. Ross explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart of some of the biggest acts on the Scottish folk scene, including Bodega, and he is currently fiddler for the irrepressible Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi-award winning guitarist and flautist who, as well as a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet, is also known for his work as a solo flautist and collaborated, among others, with Scots harpist Ailie Robertson on her Traditional Spirits album.
Festival saver passes available here
THEATRE, SFF@The Pleasance (View)
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9JT
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|